Will Lipstick Dry Out My Lips?

Lipstick is a great way to make your lips “pop” and pearly whites stand out. Whether you wear lipstick on a daily basis or only apply it before special occasions, you may be wondering if lipstick can dry out your lips. The answer to this questions is “it depends.” There... Read more »

Will People Notice if I Have My Invisalign Aligners In?

In the past, the only way for patients to achieve straight teeth and beautiful smiles was traditional metal braces. While traditional metal braces are incredibly effective, they can make patients, especially teens and adults feel embarrassed. Over 20 years ago, Invisalign made its debut. Invisalign clear aligners are an alternative... Read more »

Will Juice Cleanses Damage My Teeth or Enamel?

Juice cleanses are more popular today than ever before. The media is flooded with advertisements for the latest and greatest juicers. Even celebrities seem to be embracing this trend. Although juicing can help you increase your vitamin and mineral intake, it can also hinder your dental health. Most of the... Read more »

Will I Need a Retainer After Invisalign?

After you’ve completed your Invisalign treatment, you’ll likely be satisfied with your new smile and ready to show it off to the world. If you’d like to keep your smile for years to come and ensure all the time and money you invested into Invisalign pays off, you’ll need to... Read more »

Will I Get Dry Sockets Because of I’m on Birth Control?

One of the most common dental complications after tooth extraction is dry socket. When a tooth is removed from the bone and gums, a blood clot should form to protect the hole in your gums as it heals. In the event the blood clot fails to properly form or becomes... Read more »

Will a Cavity Get Worse and Hurt If I Don’t Get it Fixed Before the Holidays?

A “cavity” is a more common term for tooth decay, which is caused by bacteria called plaque. When you eat and drink, the bacteria in plaque produce acids that can cause the enamel (the outer layer of a tooth) or the root surface to breakdown. Typically, plaque can build up... Read more »

Will I Bite Through Invisalign While Playing Sports?

Many of our patients here at Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry play a variety of sports. Whether they play baseball, football, tennis, soccer, lacrosse, wrestling, or another sport, they wonder how it will affect their orthodontic treatment. Recently, we’ve had several patients ask us whether they can bite through Invisalign... Read more »

Will Eating Acidic Foods Permanently Damage My Teeth?

Acidic foods and beverages such as oranges, pineapples, apple juice, yogurt, cottage cheese, and certain types of meats are tasty. However, the acid in them can be harmful to your teeth and lead to decay, discoloration, and sensitivity. The good news, however, is that you can reduce the damage acidic... Read more »

Will Birth Control Affect Wisdom Tooth Removal?

Wisdom teeth removal is one of the most common oral surgeries. It is typically recommended to resolve an issue or prevent problems that may arise in the future. Once wisdom teeth make their debut, your jaw may not be large enough for them, a flap of gum tissue may grow... Read more »

Will BioClear Fix the Black Triangle in My Front Teeth?

Have you noticed a black space between your teeth that looks like a triangle? If so, you may be frustrated and unsure of what’s going on with your teeth. You may wonder whether your teeth are separating, thinning, or shrinking. Let’s take a closer look at what causes black triangles... Read more »