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Will Dental Insurance Cover an Emergency Visit?

June 18, 2024

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Woman in pain at emergency dentistNo one ever expects to experience a dental emergency, but accidents and toothaches can happen with no warning. If you have an oral health emergency, the last thing you should be worried about is how you’re going to pay the bill. If you have dental insurance, there’s no reason to worry. Your coverage can be used to lower your out-of-pocket expenses. Here’s how to maximize your benefits to get the care you need.


Haven’t Had Teeth for Years? Dentures May Still Be an Option!

April 12, 2024

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Patient holding their new dentures

Tooth loss affects millions of people every year, degrading their quality of life. If you’ve been without teeth for a long time, you may begin feeling and seeing the effects when you look in the mirror. But, if you want to regain your smile, are dentures still an option? They could be! Continue reading to find everything you need to know about getting dentures after long-term tooth loss.


How Long Will It Take to Get My Dentures?

March 13, 2024

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Lady thinks something over

If you live with tooth loss, chances are you’ve thought about getting dentures. While dentures can be a fantastic way to enjoy a complete smile again, many people aren’t quite sure what to expect during the process of getting them. Since each denture is customized to fit the unique mouth of the individual patient, it can take some time to get from your initial consultation to leaving your dentist’s office with a beautiful new smile. Here’s a brief overview of the process of getting dentures and how long you can expect it to last.


How Aging Impacts Your Smile’s Appearance

February 8, 2024

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person with nice smile thanks to cosmetic dentistry

Explore the transformative potential of cosmetic dentistry in rejuvenating your smile and addressing age-related dental challenges. As time passes, factors such as discoloration, erosion, and misalignment can affect your teeth, but modern cosmetic dentistry offers comprehensive solutions. Through a range of treatments, it not only enhances the aesthetics of your teeth but also revitalizes your confidence. Keep reading as we delve into the effects of aging on your smile as well as the benefits of cosmetic dentistry.


Holiday Crudité: Four Tooth-Friendly Appetizers for Your Feasts

December 7, 2023

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A family enjoying a holiday feast with good dental health

So, there you are, gathered around the table with your family. The candles are making a warm glow, and the food smells great. What could make this scene even better? How about some dentist-approved holiday hors d’oeuvres to whet your loved one’s appetites?

If you want four sure-fire ideas for recipes that are both tooth-friendly and delicious, continue reading. Many of these dishes, or ones like them, can be found on cooking sites all across the web.


3 Shocking Ways that Exercise Could Impact Your Oral Health

October 8, 2023

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Smiling person going for a run

Any health professional, including a dentist, would happily recommend incorporating a little bit of exercise into your routine. The cardiovascular benefits of exercise can’t be overstated. However, if you talk to a dentist about it, you might hear advice that’s a little bit different than what you’d get from your doctor.

That’s because when people start working out, they often run into certain oral health hazards that they may not have anticipated. If you’re planning on starting a routine, here are a few things you should keep in mind.


Why DIY Denture Relining May Be a Bad Idea

September 29, 2023

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A set of dentures lying on a table

Sometimes it can be fun to take a DIY approach. Building something yourself can save you money and help you develop new skills. However, there are some things that are too important to do yourself and are better left to professionals.

In most cases, dentistry is one of those things. For example, some people who have noticed their dentures don’t fit as well as they’d like them to try and reline their dentures on their own. Here’s what you should know about that prospect.


Diet Soda VS Regular Soda: Which is Worse?

June 14, 2023

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Glasses of soda on tableAn ice-cold soda can be refreshing on a hot day, but too much can be bad for your waistline and dental health. Diet soda is marketed as a healthier option because it contains less sugar. However, is it any safer for your smile than regular soda? No. In the eyes of your dentist, any soda is bad news for your teeth.


5 Colors That Will Make Your Smile Shine

April 24, 2023

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Smiling woman wearing red lipstickThe right lipstick can put the final touch on any outfit; however, the wrong one can cause your smile to lose its luster. Certain colors can make your teeth look stained or discolored. Don’t let a simple mistake cause your teeth to look dirty, aged, or unhealthy. Here’s how to choose the best lipstick to enhance your pearly whites and what you can do to ensure your teeth are their whitest. 


Are Root Canals Painful?

February 2, 2023

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a patient visiting their dentist for a root canal

If your dentist has recently informed you that you’re going to need a root canal, you might feel inclined to panic—after all, you’ve probably seen the television shows and movies that feature scary dental visits involving root canals! But believe it or not, you have absolutely nothing to fear when it comes to this procedure, as it won’t just benefit your oral health but it’s also relatively pain-free! Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about root canals and what you can expect throughout the process.

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