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How to Manage Pain from Invisalign Braces

Braces are an incredibly common orthodontic procedure, with an estimated 4.5 million Americans currently wearing braces according to the American Association of Orthodontics. 4 out of 5 of those patients wearing braces are adolescents, which is typically the recommended age for correcting teeth alignment. However, with the rising cost of orthodontia, many American’s go into…

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Getting The Most From Your Dental Insurance Benefits

The end of the year is fast approaching, and for many dental insurance customers this means that annual benefits may be expiring. This year has brought about many changes for families in the Vancouver, WA area; from the closure of our favorite restaurants, work & education taking place at home and general uncertainty about the…

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Do Veneers Ruin Your Teeth?

Do Veneers Ruin Your Teeth?Veneers are a popular option for people who are wanting to improve the appearance of their teeth. Porcelain veneers are less prone to staining than natural teeth, and are also more durable material, meaning that veneers can be a healthy part of your long term dental care. Veneers change your smile…

How to Pay for Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

The practice of cosmetic dentistry covers all procedures intended to improve the appearance of the patient’s teeth, bite or gums. While often cosmetic procedures are purely meant improve the appearance of your smile, there are some cosmetic procedures that have additional functional benefits, such as crowns, dental implants or Invisalign braces. Regardless of the procedure’s…

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Do’s & Don’ts Before Your Dental Cleaning

Do’s & Don’ts Before Your Dental Cleaning Do you get nervous before your dental cleanings? Are you worried about what your dentist will think of your dental hygiene habits? At Dr. Bowyer’s office, we want to help you be as comfortable as possible for your regular dental cleanings as well as get the best care…

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6 Signs You Need To See the Dentist

6 Signs You Need to See the Dentist This year has brought many new challenges, including decisions about how to balance our dental health with the new risks of COVID-19. One of the things that we’ve heard many patients ponder is when they should seek dental treatment and care vs when they should simply step…

5 Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Will Improve Your Life

Cosmetic Dentistry includes a number of dentistry procedures that are intended to improve the appearance of people’s smiles. However, unlike a number of cosmetic medical procedures that have no health benefits (and in fact could have negative side effects), cosmetic dental procedures are often beneficial for the patients dental health in addition to appearance. Below…

8 Foods That Will Stain Your Teeth

Keeping your smile white and bright is not just about going to the dentist and brushing on a regular basis. In fact, there are a number of factors, lifestyle choices and habits that can affect the color of your teeth. If you have teeth that are starting to show signs of discoloration, Dr. Bowyer offers…

What You Can & Cannot Eat with Dental Implants

Dental implants act as your own teeth, replacing an individual or series of teeth with an artificial teeth. This procedure can be done for a number of many reasons, but one of the biggest anxieties we’ve seen in patients about this procedure is how dental implants will effect what they can eat. Food provides us…