Dr. Costa & Dr. Waxmen Family Dentistry Blog

4 Exciting Dentist-Approved Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

May 2, 2024

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a daughter hugging her mother

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! This special day is an excellent occasion to show appreciation to all of those wonderful mothers out there for everything they do. However, finding the perfect gift for your mom isn’t always easy, and you might be stumped. Here are four dentist-approved gift ideas that are certain to keep your mom smiling for several years to come!

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Can Smiling Help Improve Overall Health?

April 4, 2024

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a man wearing a suit and showing off his smile

You may not realize it, but smiling can have a positive impact on more than just your physical appearance. Your mental, emotional and behavioral health can benefit from improvements made to your pearly whites. If you are interested in learning how you can take your smile to the next level, find out more about the various cosmetic services that are available as well as how they can help to improve your overall health.

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A Closer Look at 5 Different Types of Tooth Pain

March 2, 2024

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a person dealing with a toothache

Toothaches tend to be frustrating, annoying, and downright inconvenient—in fact, they have a knack for occurring at some of the worst possible times! But when you’re dealing with tooth pain, it’s not something that you should needlessly endure or shrug off; what might start as a small ache can easily worsen into a serious problem if left unaddressed. Continue reading below to learn more about a few of the most common types of tooth pain and why it’s always in your best interest to seek emergency care when your smile needs it!

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How To: Take Care of Your Dentures

February 13, 2024

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Dentist holding model of teeth with blue gloves

Fortunately, the days of bulky and obvious dentures are long gone. Today, these restorations are custom-made for each patient from dental materials that don’t compromise on durability or appearance. Of course, that doesn’t mean that they don’t require any care. With this in mind, keep reading for five helpful tips on how to take care of your dentures!

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You Asked, We Answered: What Should I Do If I Lose My Invisalign Aligner?

January 18, 2024

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Woman looking worried while working at home

With Invisalign, your teeth are gently moved into their ideal positions with a custom-made series of clear aligners. One key component of this process is wearing each tray for 20-22 hours a day and for 7-14 days (depending on your specific treatment plan). So, what should you do if you lose one of your aligners? Should you move onto the next tray? Should you call your dentist? Don’t worry – you’ll find the answers to these questions and more right here.

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The Link Between Chronic Stress and Oral Wellness

December 2, 2023

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woman stressed

Nobody ever wants to feel stressed out—the physical toll that chronic stress can have on your body is simply too great to ignore, and at times, quite a bit of a burden to handle! It can cause your head to hurt, your stomach to ache, or even your body to become fatigued or exhausted. However, did you know that chronic stress can also cause problems for your teeth and gums? Continue reading below to learn a little more about some of the oral conditions that can be triggered by stress, along with some dentist-approved tips that may be able to help reduce some of your symptoms.

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4 Must-Know Tips for Caring for Your Custom Mouthguard

November 3, 2023

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There are very few things out there capable of protecting your pearly whites in the same fashion as a custom mouthguard from your dentist. They’re especially essential for athletes or those who are frequently playing physical games that might result in injury. While these custom-fitted mouthguards offer superior protection and comfort, proper care is vital for maintaining their longevity and efficacy. Continue reading below to learn a few tips that are certain to help you care for your mouthguard so that it continues to serve you well for several years to come!

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October Is Dental Hygiene Awareness Month! Here’s How You Can Participate

October 4, 2023

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Woman looking in a mirror and smiling as she flosses

With Halloween on the 31st, October is typically associated with candy, costumes, and more candy. However, it’s also Dental Hygiene Awareness Month! For that reason, there’s truly no time like the present to take a good look at your oral care regimen and see what can be improved. If you’re unsure where to start, here are a few best practices that will keep your teeth and gums happy and healthy throughout the years.

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What Your Dentist Thinks You Should Include in Your Dental Emergency Kit

September 2, 2023

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a dental first aid kit against a white background

Sometimes life comes at you pretty fast—and you might be minding your own business, happily plugging away at work or relaxing at home when out of nowhere, you’re stricken by a dental emergency! However, you don’t have to live in fear of suffering a dental injury, nor do you have to sit around, totally unprepared for one; having an emergency dental kit ready to go will ensure that no matter what type of situation unfolds involving your pearly whites, you’re in good shape! Here’s what your emergency dentist thinks you should include in this useful kit.

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A Closer Look at the History of Veneers

August 2, 2023

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a patient smiling while receiving veneers

People have been enhancing the appearance of their teeth for quite some time—in fact, even though cosmetic dental treatments like veneers might seem like a relatively modern invention, they’ve actually seen quite a bit of use and have come in many shapes and sizes over the last century! But thanks to continuous advancements in dental technology, they are now better and more beautiful than ever before. Here’s a brief overview of the history of veneers and how they’ve evolved to expertly serve smiles everywhere.

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