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2020 Dental Insurance: It’s Time to Use It or Lose It!

October 22, 2020

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Time is running out on 2020 dental insurance benefits

How do you view your dental insurance? Do you see it just as a safety net that will help you out if you face a dental emergency? Or do you see it as a valuable resource that can help you maintain your smile year after year? Individuals with dental insurance may spend hundreds of dollars to maintain their policy every year. It only makes sense to think about how you can get the greatest possible value out of your plan. Let’s talk about how you can do just that.


Ouch! Why Are My Teeth Sensitive to Hot and Cold?

October 7, 2020

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Woman eating ice cream, in pain because of sensitive teeth

A steaming hot cup of coffee, your favorite autumn soup, and a tall glass of ice water may all be enjoyable treats — but if you have sensitive teeth, these everyday items may become sources of pain. It cold and hot temperatures cause your teeth to ache, the problem might be a minor issue that is easy to manage. However, it is also possible that you are on the fast track toward a dental emergency. Let’s talk about what causes sensitive teeth and how your dentist may be able to help you find relief.


Use These 6 Tips to Keep Your Gums Healthy

September 22, 2020

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Smiling man brushing his teeth to maintain healthy gums

Many people take their gums for granted. However, this precious pink tissue is actually a vital part of both oral and overall health. Not only can gum disease cause pain and tooth loss, but it is also associated with an increased risk of numerous systemic health conditions, including heart attack and stroke. What can you do to maintain healthy gums and protect yourself from the dangers of gum disease? Applying the following six tips can do much to support gum wellness.


Why Do I Need to Have Healthy Teeth Before I Can Undergo Cosmetic Dentistry?

September 7, 2020

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Woman with beautiful teeth after visiting cosmetic dentist

Would you like to enhance your smile? A skilled cosmetic dentist can help you get rid of dental stains, reshape your teeth, and more. However, before they agree to perform cosmetic treatments, they may first require that you take steps to improve your oral health. Let’s discuss why that is so and what you can do to make sure your mouth is well-prepared to undergo a cosmetic transformation.


Cosmetic Dentistry Can Enhance Your Career!

August 22, 2020

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confident man with attractive smile thanks to cosmetic dental treatments

A good education, a strong work ethic, and an agreeable personality are all often regarded as essential elements in a successful career. But even if you have all those things in spades, you might still be lacking something: an attractive smile. If your teeth are crooked, stained, chipped, or missing altogether, your coworkers and employer (and potential employers) might unintentionally hold you back in your career. You might even be holding yourself back if flaws in your teeth are negatively affecting your confidence. Let’s discuss how cosmetic dental treatments can enhance your smile and maybe even give you an extra edge in the office.


How Long Does It Take to Make a CEREC Crown?

August 7, 2020

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Illustration of CEREC crown being placed on tooth

The traditional process for designing and placing a dental crown requires multiple appointments that are spread out across a few weeks or longer. Needless to say, many patients find the procedure to be time-consuming and bothersome. Fortunately, most people are candidates for a different type of restoration: a CEREC crown, which can be completed in a single dental appointment! In this blog post, we’ll discuss what a CEREC crown is, what the process involves, and how long a CEREC appointment typically lasts.


Want a Healthy Smile? Get into These 6 Habits

July 22, 2020

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 woman following dentist’s recommendation to drink plenty of water

Sound oral health is one of the cornerstones of sound overall health. Plus, when your teeth look good and function well, you are more likely to feel confident and happy. Really, it is worth every effort to protect your smile! But just how can you do that? A dentist is here to discuss some habits that can help you to enjoy a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.


Dental Emergency While Traveling? Here’s What to Do

July 14, 2020

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woman with toothache calling emergency dentist for help

Do you have travel plans this summer? With the COVID-19 crisis still in full swing, many families are taking long road trips and finding socially distant ways to enjoy an escape from the everyday routine. If you are going on vacation, you need to be well-prepared to handle the unexpected — and that means you should have an idea of what to do if you face a dental problem while you’re far away from your regular oral healthcare provider. An emergency dentist is here to provide practical guidance to help you out.


Why Is Flossing So Important?

June 20, 2020

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woman in white shirt flossing between front teeth

Did you know that approximately 8 percent of people never floss, while 20 percent of people only floss when they feel like they need to or when something is stuck between their teeth? With statistics like that, you may wonder if flossing is really necessary. After all, a significant percent of people have chosen not to adopt this habit. But flossing is important. In this blog post, a preventive dentist discusses just how vital flossing is and provides some tips on how you can make it part of your daily routine.


Should I Drink Energy and Sports Drinks This Summer?

June 5, 2020

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red, green, and blue sports drinks on ice

As the weather heats up, you may have lots of fun activities in line for the summer. Many of those activities, whether they involve hiking, sports, or projects around the house, may involve physical exertion, so it is important that you stay hydrated. But how should you stay hydrated? Should you stock up on sports drinks and energy drinks, or should you stick with plain old water? A dentist is here to provide guidance on this important topic.

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