Mark W. Jacob, DDS, PC Blog

Clear Care: Essential Tips for Maintaining Your Invisalign Aligners

April 12, 2024

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Patient smiling as they put in their Invisalign aligners

If you’ve just begun your Invisalign treatment, then you have plenty of reasons to celebrate! Soon, you’ll have a straight, beautiful, and more functional smile, a boost of confidence, and peace of mind. However, to get there, you must remember not to overlook the important things that will help you achieve your goal. For example, proper care and maintenance for your aligners are crucial for ensuring their effectiveness and longevity. If you want to learn the best ways to keep them clean and clear, continue reading.


What Should I Know About Dating with Invisalign?

February 13, 2024

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Lady shows off pretty smile

Invisalign has exploded in popularity since it was introduced in the late nineties in no small part because it can straighten out a smile without the visible metal parts and dietary restrictions that come with traditional braces. While many patients find that Invisalign is an easier way to realign their smiles, you’ll still have to make some special considerations to wear your clear aligners properly when on a date. Here are a few tips to help you stay on top of your treatment plan while enjoying a night out with a special someone.


How Can I Take Good Care of My Mouth After Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

November 10, 2023

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Woman has curious expression

Wisdom teeth usually come in between the ages of seventeen and twenty-one, but all too often, the mouth simply doesn’t have enough room for them. In these cases, leaving them in can result in constant pain, infections, and teeth being forced out of alignment. Because of this, wisdom tooth extractions are routine surgical procedures. Here’s a brief guide to taking care of your teeth after having your wisdom teeth removed so your recovery can be smooth and speedy.


Are You Too Old to Have Wisdom Teeth Pulled?

September 21, 2023

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An older man undergoing wisdom tooth removal

If you know about wisdom tooth removal, you may associate it with younger people. That’s only natural – the procedure is often done for teens and twenty-somethings. So, you may wonder if you’re too old to receive it now. Well, you can rest your worries – there’s no age limit for having wisdom teeth pulled; pretty much any adult can receive the treatment. To learn more, here’s a primer on age’s role in wisdom tooth extraction from your Deerfield dentist.


What To Do If Invisalign Trays Don’t Fit

July 4, 2023

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woman putting on her Invisalign tray

Invisalign aligners have become incredibly popular in recent years due to their ability to straighten teeth without the need for wires and brackets. This is more than just an aesthetic benefit—it also allows Invisalign aligners to skirt the dietary restrictions that usually come with orthodontic treatment.

As with any kind of dental work, the feeling of wearing your aligners will take some getting used to. However, in some cases, it may be that your Invisalign aligners don’t fit in the way that they should. If you think that could be the case for you, here’s what you should know.


How Much Tooth Enamel is Removed for Veneers?

April 6, 2023

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A dentist placing dental veneers on a patient’s smile

In cosmetic dentistry, dental veneers are one of the most effective procedures. That’s only natural – these porcelain shells can hide many smile flaws! Still, there’s something you should know: placing them involves enamel removal. More specifically, the dentist has to shave bits of your teeth for veneers to work. As for how much enamel is taken, your local dental practice can explain. Here, then, is how the veneer process works, why it removes enamel, and how much of this tooth layer it takes.