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Dr. Terry F. Rakowsky Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Blog

A Straight Path to Success: How Invisalign Can Boost Some Careers

January 12, 2024

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Woman smiling with Invisalign aligners in front of a business table

In today’s competitive job market, presenting a polished and confident appearance can make a significant difference in your career path. While skills and qualifications are essential, research shows that smiles may also affect how you are perceived professionally. Because of this, Invisalign may provide some patients with a boost to their career prospects. But what professions could really benefit from Invisalign? Continue reading to find out!

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A Holiday Survival Guide for Invisalign Wearers: 4 Important Tips

December 5, 2023

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Woman in holiday sweater holding Invisalign aligner

Are you currently using Invisalign to straighten your teeth? It’s important to make sure that you aren’t doing anything that can disrupt your treatment – even during the holiday season. Of course, it can be easy to make mistakes in all the excitement, but luckily your dentist has some helpful advice for avoiding major issues. Below are 4 tips for getting through the holidays with Invisalign.

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Aging and Your Smile: How Time Affects Your Teeth

November 24, 2023

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An older man smiling after cosmetic dentistry

As each year unfolds, so does the story of your smile. Aging is a natural part of life, and your smile, much like the rest of you, changes over time. While some of the effects of aging can be less than desirable, there are good aspects to it. Besides, as far as your teeth are concerned, there are ways you can turn back the clock if you desire. Cosmetic dentistry can help!

Continue reading to learn how the aging process changes your teeth, and how modern cosmetic dentistry can help.

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3 Habits That Could Harm Your Dental Implants

October 17, 2023

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Dentist holding a large model of a dental implant with gloved hands pointing to it with a dental instrument

Dental implants are often considered the ideal method for replacing lost teeth because they’re the only option that functions like a natural tooth. They include a support rod that fuses with your jawbone which provides the stimulation necessary to preserve your facial structure when you bite or chew. Then, they’re capped with a tooth-shaped crown usually made of a composite resin material that’s customized to match your pearly whites.

In addition to all this, they have an incredibly high success rate of 95% in patients under 40 years old and 85% for those over 40. In fact, they’re so reliable that they can last for decades if cared for properly. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of a few bad habits you might have that could jeopardize your dental implant. You wouldn’t want to invest the time and resources into having them placed just for them to fail, after all! Keep reading to learn 3 things to avoid.

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I Want Dental Implants: Will They Rust in the Future?

September 2, 2023

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a closeup of a model of dental implants

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are complete game changers; these innovative posts are capable of fully restoring oral functionality for patients, regardless of the number of pearly whites they’re missing. However, some patients wonder if dental implants are susceptible to rust; while they are impressively reliable and durable, there is still an incredibly minimal risk that you should be aware of. Nonetheless, you should not let this risk deter you—here’s what your dentist wants you to know.

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How Dental Implants Can Save You Money in the Long Run

August 5, 2023

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3D render of a dental implant

Dental implants often come with a reputation – they’re seen as the pricier option when it comes to replacing missing teeth. But what many don’t realize is that these implants can save you a considerable amount of money and hassle over the years. Let’s delve into how.

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Will My Dental Insurance Pay for Sedation?

July 11, 2023

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female patient under dental sedation

You’re nervous about your upcoming visit to the dentist. You recently learned that you need to have a dental crown put into place because of a damaged tooth, but you’re too afraid to undergo treatment. You know that taking care of it sooner rather than later is best, especially since it can become costlier and more invasive the longer you wait. But is sedation covered by dental insurance? Read on to find out what role your insurance company will play should you opt to receive sedation at your upcoming appointment.

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What’s This Bad Taste In My Mouth?

June 8, 2023

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someone sticking their tongue out in disgust

One of the reasons why dentists are so important is that it can be really hard for the average person to tell exactly what it is that’s happening with your smile. Things like discoloration can mean lots of different things, and picking out the exact cause takes years of expertise.

Having a bitter taste in your mouth, for example, is something you should probably talk to a dentist about dealing with. Until you can meet them in person, here are a few possibilities you may want to consider.

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Does a Sensitive Tooth Need Emergency Care?

May 25, 2023

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A woman experiencing tooth sensitivity

Perhaps you don’t think a sensitive tooth is a big deal. Many people, after all, have body aches from time to time. However, sensitivity in your teeth may point to severe problems. In fact, it could signal that you have an urgent oral issue. You may thus wonder: “Is my tooth sensitivity a dental emergency?” Luckily, your Doylestown dentist can answer that question. Read on to learn the causes of sensitive teeth, when the sensitivity is urgent, and how a dentist can treat it.

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What Problems Can Cosmetic Bonding Fix?

April 30, 2023

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Man having cosmetic bonding procedure

If you’re not happy with the way your teeth look, you’re not alone. Although you know cosmetic dentistry can help, you’re not made of money. You don’t have to be rich or famous to revamp your pearly whites because you have more options than ever to address common concerns, like chips or stains. Cosmetic bonding ranks among the most popular elective services every year and for good reasons. It offers a lot of bang for your buck. Here’s how you can turn the smile of your dreams into reality without it costing you an arm or a leg.

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