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Christine D. Laster, DDS Blog

4 Freedoms You Can Enjoy with Clear Aligners

March 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdldentistry @ 12:22 am
Woman with clear aligners

Are you wanting to get on a path towards a straighter smile? While most of us aren’t necessarily born with the smile that we always dreamt of, one of the great things about living in the 21st century is the fact that you don’t need to settle for a mouthful of metal brackets and wires in order to have aligned teeth. Instead, you can choose clear aligners! Laster Perfect Smiles clear aligners can gradually straighten your smile with freedoms that you cannot get with traditional orthodontics. Continue reading to learn what those are.


What Happens When You Skip a Dental Cleaning?

March 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdldentistry @ 1:09 am
Woman at dental cleaning

There are all sorts of reasons why you may skip a dental cleaning. For some people, a busy schedule gets in the way, but for others, it can be a result of dental anxiety or just plain forgetfulness. While it may not seem like a big deal, when you aren’t going to the dental office as often as you should, you could end up with numerous negative consequences. Continue reading to learn about what can happen if you aren’t staying on top of your regular cleanings and checkups.


How to Choose the Right Toothpaste

February 15, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdldentistry @ 2:48 pm
Three types of toothpaste squeezed from their respective tubes

Shopping for dental care items, like toothpaste, can be pretty overwhelming. The wide range of options to choose from can make it difficult to know which one is best. Should you use a fluoride toothpaste? Can fluoride toothpaste damage your teeth? Which will help you achieve a healthier smile? Below, you will learn a bit about a few different types of toothpaste and what they are best used for. 


Poor Oral Health Can Damage Your Heart

February 1, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdldentistry @ 9:53 am
A heart shape drawn with toothpaste sitting above a toothbrush against a pink background

Because February is the month of love, it’s only fitting that it is also Heart Health Month. You may wonder how your teeth and gums fit into this equation, but it isn’t as far of a leap as you may think. Studies have found that oral health conditions are connected to heart issues. As your dental health deteriorates, your risk of heart disease and stroke begins to increase. Below, you will find out how your dental health is connected to your heart health.


Why You Should Absolutely Visit a Dentist Early in the Year

January 12, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdldentistry @ 3:31 pm
woman undergoing dental checkup

The beginning of the year can be a pretty hectic time. If you’re like the average American, you’re still recovering from the holiday season, only to have to launch into another 12-month cycle. In the midst of tying up any loose ends, you’re reminded of the importance of protecting your teeth and gums. The first place to start is with scheduling a dental checkup. To find out why it’s so important to do so early in the year, continue reading!

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