Mark W. Jacob, DDS, PC Blog

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.