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All The Ways to Clean ALL Clear Aligners- Cut Through The Crud!

No matter which company you went with- Invisalign, SmileDirectClub, Candid Co, ClearCorrect, SnapCorrect, SmileLove, ByteMe, YourSmileDirect, UniformTeeth, Orthly or any of the others-- we've got you. Aligner funk happens to everyone, and we want you to feel confident that your breath is fresh and your teeth are bright!

We cover all the recommended cleaning solutions and also make sure you know what not to do to keep your aligners crystal clear and your teeth bright white!

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  • Guide to Wearing Aligners

    Guide to Wearing Aligners

    Braces are often considered an inconvenient, but necessary, rite of passage for children and young teens as they seek to correct crooked teeth and bite issues that may negatively impact oral health later on. While braces are common in childhood, the American Association of Orthodontists states one...

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  • How to Make Your Smile Last After Aligner (and Braces) Treatment

    How to Make Your Smile Last After Aligner (and Braces) Treatment

    You did it! You finally finished your aligner treatment. It's the moment you've been waiting for since before you got your first set of aligners.  First of all, congratulations. The journey has not been easy, and we're happy you finally made it to the end...

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  • How to Manage Being Sick With Aligners

    How to Manage Being Sick With Aligners

    Getting sick is never enjoyable. For those trying to straighten their teeth, they must manage their aligners while nursing themselves back to health. Wearing aligners for 22 hours each day complicates your normal routine, so catching a cold or the flu can throw off your...

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  • How Sugar Impacts Your Teeth

    How Sugar Impacts Your Teeth

    Most of us know that sugar is bad for your teeth, but the science behind why might not be what you'd expect. The sugar itself doesn't harm your teeth. The real culprit is the bacteria in your mouth that feeds on sugar. These bacteria produce acid...

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  • Wearing a Retainer After Braces: What You Need to Know

    Wearing a Retainer After Braces: What You Need to Know

    Getting a retainer is the last step in your orthodontic treatment. But why do you need to wear a retainer after braces? Once your braces are taken off, your teeth will start to shift slightly. Wearing a retainer holds your teeth in place so they can...

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  • How to Whiten Your Teeth When You Have Braces

    How to Whiten Your Teeth When You Have Braces

    Once you have your braces removed, you'll realize how rewarding of an experience it was. The pain and food restrictions pay off as you look in the mirror and see a straight, metal-free smile beaming back at you. To make that moment even better, consider...

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  • How to Reduce Coffee and Tea Stains

    How to Reduce Coffee and Tea Stains

    We all love that morning cup of tea or coffee that helps us wake up. With that warm mug in our hands, it's hard to believe anything is wrong with such an inviting beverage. But that doesn't mean your drink is right for your teeth....

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  • How to Clean a Night Guard

    How to Clean a Night Guard

    If you regularly wake up with a headache or a feeling of soreness in your jaw, you might grind or clench your teeth at night. People who grind their teeth have a condition called bruxism. Over time, clenching or grinding your teeth can cause wear...

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  • Invisalign 101 - When and How to Clean Your Invisalign Aligner

    Invisalign 101 - When and How to Clean Your Invisalign Aligner

    Invisalign is a modern-day blessing. Before the days of clear tooth aligners, many of us had middle-school nightmares of banded braces and all the associated complications — food stuck in brackets, yellowing teeth and a metallic smile. Believe it or not, Invisalign comes with similar...

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  • 4 Tips and Tricks for New Denture Wearers

    4 Tips and Tricks for New Denture Wearers

    Have you recently gotten dentures? These dental prosthetics can improve your mouth's overall structure and let you restore your smile, but it's often an adjustment when you first wear them. That's why it's important to note a few denture tips and tricks to help you...

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  • How to Prevent Peri-Implantitis

    How to Prevent Peri-Implantitis

    A peri-implant disease happens when bacteria buildup leads to inflammation around soft and hard gum tissues. These diseases specifically involve dental implants, and there are two classifications: peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis. Here's a look at how to prevent peri-implantitis, as well as information on causes...

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