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This New Year, Take Advantage of Your Renewed Dental Insurance Benefits

January 11, 2019

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Dental insurance claim formIt’s that time of year again! The New Year is upon us and everyone has the opportunity to make a fresh start in some area of their lives. While many people make a resolution to exercise more or eat a better diet, why not do something different in 2019 and resolve to have a healthier smile? And since most dental insurance benefits renew January 1st, you may as well take advantage of them. After all, it’s a “use-it-or-lose-it” situation, so if you don’t use the money that’s been set aside for your dental care, it will be gone at the end of the year. Keep reading below for tips on how to maximize your benefits and find out what insurance usually covers!

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Dentist Gives Flu Season Tips For Staying Healthy and Protecting Your Teeth

December 17, 2018

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Woman blowing her noseIt’s that time of year again – cold and flu season is upon us! Unfortunately, even when you take steps to prevent it, you can still get sick and wind up spending days in bed recovering. And although you’re probably not thinking about your teeth, all the cough syrup, decongestants and other remedies you’re taking can really put your teeth at risk for cavities. Keep reading below for flu season tips from a dentist to help you feel better and protect your teeth at the same time!

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5 Ways To Avoid a Trip To an Emergency Dentist This Holiday Season

December 5, 2018

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Snowman holding a first-aid kit If you’re like most people, you and your family are on-the-go during the holidays. School and work parties, long-distance trips to see family, and plenty of shopping and baking are enough to fill anyone’s calendar! And there’s no shortage of sweet foods and beverages to indulge in either, which, unfortunately, puts your oral health at risk. In fact, an estimated 27% of American adults have undiagnosed cavities, so it’s well worth it to be proactive about prevention around this time of year. Keep reading below to get 5 tips from an emergency dentist for staying cavity-free this holiday season!

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Why Are Some People More Prone To Getting Cavities Than Others?

November 18, 2018

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Sign that says “Cavity” in red lettersUnfortunately, most people discover at some point or another that life isn’t fair. And if you’re one of the many people that get cavities no matter what you do, you probably found this out early on! It’s an especially hard pill to swallow if you know people who don’t take great care of their teeth but rarely get cavities. So why does this happen – and what can you do about it? In this blog, you’ll learn about the many factors involved in tooth decay and find out how to reduce your risk!

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Why You Should Use Your Dental Insurance Before It’s Too Late

October 7, 2018

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A woman at her dental appointment.If you’ve paid for dental insurance, it’s likely that you haven’t maxed out your annual maximum. You may not even be sure what your maximum is. After all, most people don’t think about when their last dental appointment was. But do you know who does remember? The dental insurance company you bought the plan from.

People are quite surprised when they find out how much of the money they paid into dental insurance goes to waste. With the end of the year coming up, it’s time you took a second look at your benefits before they expire.

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Dentist Offers 4 Questions Worth Asking the Hygienist

September 12, 2018

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A woman at her dental appointment.It doesn’t matter if you’re talking to the dentist or the hygienist, both are experts when it comes to managing your oral health and helping you improve whenever possible. Of course, it’s understandable if you feel shy initially. The fact of the matter is the team members at the practice can’t read your mind, but it also makes sense if you aren’t even sure where to start.

By going over this brief list, striking up a conversation about dental health should be much easier.

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Dentist Explains Why Cleaning the Tongue is So Important

September 5, 2018

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A person sticking their tongue out.The tongue is one of the most essential tools in our toolbox when it comes to eating, digesting, tasting, chewing and speaking effectively throughout the day. While this intricate group of muscles is responsible for so much, it’s quite surprising how many people don’t bother to keep it as clean as they should.

So why is cleaning your tongue so important? What happens if we don’t clean it enough? What is the best way to keep it clean and prevent issues like chronic bad breath on a daily basis? Keep reading to learn all that and more from a dentist.

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Questions About a Dental Crown or Bridge? Learn More Here!

August 29, 2018

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Model of a dental bridge being placedDid you know that the outer layer of your teeth is the hardest substance in your body? In fact, it’s even harder than your bones! Unfortunately, however, that doesn’t mean teeth are indestructible. While your teeth are incredibly strong, they’re still subject to varying degrees of damage from tooth decay and fractures. Thankfully, there are reliable dental procedures that can restore a tooth, regardless of how badly it’s been damaged. Two of these procedures are a dental crown and bridge. If you have a tooth that’s either missing or badly damaged, you may have been told that you need one of these treatments. Below, you’ll find answers to two of the most common questions about them!

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An Implant Dentist Clears Up 4 Common Myths About Dental Implants!

August 13, 2018

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Dental implant in a lower jawBefore making any type of investment, it’s a good idea to spend some time doing a little research first. Investments in your oral health are no different! Unfortunately, research in the Age of the Internet can be difficult because there’s a lot of information out there that may or may not be true. In fact, if you’ve been thinking about investing in your oral health by getting dental implants, you may have come across one of the many misconceptions people have about them. But, before you decide against calling an implant dentist, learn the truth about these 4 myths first!

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Painful Bumps in the Mouth? A Dentist Explains What They Are

July 7, 2018

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A person with canker sores.There are few things more infuriating than going to take a bite out of your favorite food and being met with a jolt of mouth pain. However, this pain isn’t stemming from your tooth. Instead, it’s coming from the inside of your lip or cheek. When you look in the mirror to see what’s causing the pain, you’re probably met with a white spot.

This is what a general dentist calls a canker sore. To learn what they are as well as how to relieve and prevent them, keep reading!

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