Shinkawa Dental Blog

What Can Exercise Do for My Oral Health?

June 13, 2024

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Lady smiles after working out

It seems like the medical community is constantly finding new reasons why regular exercise is good for you. While it’s common knowledge that working out can boost your immune system, reduce your risk of cardiovascular events such as a heart attack or a stroke, and increase your physical strength, many people are unaware it may also reduce your chances of experiencing gum disease. Here’s how exercising may be a great way to bolster your oral health and general well-being.


Brace for Invisalign! How to Prepare for Clear Aligner Treatment

May 13, 2024

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Teen is pleased with Invisalign

While many people are eager for a way to achieve a straighter, healthier, and more beautiful smile, they might be hesitant to commit to conspicuous and irremovable metal braces that require some irksome dietary restrictions. Thankfully, Invisalign allows patients to straighten out their smiles with removable and virtually invisible clear aligners that allow them to eat whatever they like. However, these clear aligners still require discipline on the patient’s part. Here are a few ways to get into great Invisalign habits before your treatment starts.


Can Invisalign Be Used to Correct Overbites?

April 3, 2024

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a closeup of a patient holding their Invisalign aligner

Invisalign has surged in popularity over the last few decades and ascended to become one of the most sought-after orthodontic solutions around! Many patients opt into this incredible treatment because they’d like a straighter and more symmetrical smile – however, you may be wondering if the aligners are capable of tackling other types of issues, such as overbites and other bite problems. Continue reading below to learn a little more about Invisalign and how it’s capable of doing much more for your pearly whites than you might’ve realized!


Root Canal Recovery: A Step-by-Step Guide to Healing

March 15, 2024

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Patient smiling as they recover from their root canal

If you’ve never had a root canal before, it can be easy to get intimidated by the thought of the procedure. However, it’s actually quite painless! You’ll most likely have more difficulty with the aftercare than with the procedure itself if you don’t know what to do. That’s where this handy guide comes in! Read on if you’d like a step-by-step guide to help you navigate the road to recovery after your root canal.


If You Need a Root Canal, Here’s Why You Should Act Fast

February 6, 2024

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Someone holding their cheek and wincing

Frankly, no one is ever really excited to hear that they need a root canal. While they procedure isn’t nearly as scary as it’s made out to be, many patients are still made nervous by this treatment. As a result, it’s quite common for people to put off getting a root canal—sometimes indefinitely.

This can be a big problem, as avoiding root canal treatment can cause serious issues. Here’s why you should make it a point to get your toothache treated as quickly as you can.


The Dos and Don’ts of Invisalign Success

December 15, 2023

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A woman smiling as she holds up her Invisalign aligner

If you want a straighter smile with Invisalign, you’ll need to follow the rules! Your aligners come with a set of guidelines to ensure a successful and comfortable experience. Whether you’re a new Invisalign user or just looking for tips to enhance your experience, read on for a simple guide to a smooth Invisalign treatment.


Cosmetic Queries: 3 Questions to Ask Your Dentist

November 7, 2023

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Model teeth forming the shape of a question mark next to dental instruments on a blue background

If you’re frustrated by flaws in your teeth, you may be considering cosmetic dentistry. Whether you have a chipped, crooked, or yellowed grin, your dentist has solutions to help. Before you begin treatment, however, you must ensure that they’re on the same page with you about your dental goals.

Your journey towards enhancing your smile will begin with an initial consultation appointment with your dentist. They’ll go over your history and assess the condition of your teeth to offer possible remedies. This is also the perfect opportunity for you to ask questions or voice any concerns that you may have. If you’re not sure where to start, keep reading to learn 3 things you should know before you get started.


When It’s Time to Move On: How to Tell When Your Veneers Need to Be Replaced

October 13, 2023

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Woman has curious expression

Dental veneers can transform a smile by covering up flaws like chips, cracks, and stains or even by making the teeth appear to be in better alignment. They are the open secret behind the flawless smiles of many movie stars and are accessible to the general public through their local dentists. While veneers can last for up to twenty years with proper care, they will eventually need replacement. Here are a few signs that can tell you that it’s time to replace your veneers.


4 Of the Easiest Cosmetic Dental Treatments to Boost Your Appearance

September 8, 2023

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A woman picking out veneers

If you’re like most people of the 21st century, you’re looking for efficiency in everything. You want the maximum value with the smallest effort. Usually, you can’t have it both ways. However, there is a big exception: cosmetic dentistry.

Below are three low-effort treatments you can ask for at your dentist’s office that will give you a huge boost in self-assurance and smile aesthetics. Continue reading to learn which ones.


Can You Receive Teeth Whitening with Dental Implants?

August 15, 2023

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Gloved hands holding dental shade guideDental implants are made from stain-resistant materials, so you never have to worry about them darkening over time. However, your natural teeth can still change color, which may cause your dental implants to stick out like a sore thumb. Teeth whitening can combat discoloration, but it may not be the best idea if you have dental implants, and here’s why.


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