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Ask a Dentist: Which Type of Electric Toothbrush Is Best?

February 27, 2020

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Electric toothbrush recommended by a dentistIf you’re trying to improve your oral hygiene routine at home, you’re doing something great for your oral health. Along with seeing a dentist for regular checkups, better brushing and flossing means fewer cavities, healthier gums, and less dental work overall. But while you may have heard that an electric toothbrush is a good way to get better results, are those claims true? And which one should you buy? Keep reading below for answers to those questions. You’ll also learn about the differences between various models and how to know which one is best for you.


Less Self-Confidence After Tooth Loss? 5 Ways Dental Implants Can Help

February 5, 2020

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Smiling man in a blue shirt after getting dental implants There are many different reasons for tooth loss, including gum disease, accidents, genetics, large cavities and more. Regardless of the reason, one thing remains the same: It affects every area of your life, including your confidence. However, losing your teeth doesn’t mean a life sentence of avoiding certain foods or feeling self-conscious at work. With a replacement option like dental implants that look and feel very natural, you may forget you ever lost teeth to begin with. Learn more below about the 5 ways implants improve your self-confidence.


Your 2020 Dental Insurance Benefits Just Renewed, So Schedule Now!

January 5, 2020

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Woman getting a dental examEach January, everyone gets a fresh start. And while you may be focused on a New Year’s resolution like less screen time or exercising more, it’s also a fantastic time to improve the health and appearance of your smile. Especially since most dental insurance plans just renewed! This means that you have an untouched annual maximum to use, which is the total amount your plan will spend on your dental work within the year. It’s typically between $750 and $1,500, which can go a long way towards better oral health. The only catch is that you have to use that money by the end of the year to avoid losing it. If you want to learn some simple strategies for getting the most out of your plan, keep reading below!


Avoid Seeing an Emergency Dentist Over the Holidays With These Easy Tips

December 11, 2019

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Smiling people at a holiday partyWhether you’re traveling for the holiday season or staying close to home this year, it can be easy to put your oral health at the bottom of your priority list. But, despite your hectic holiday schedule, any efforts at keeping your smile healthy are well worth it. After all, the last thing you want is to see an emergency dentist for a painful dental problem when you should be enjoying yourself. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to stay on track with your oral health without turning into a total Scrooge! Keep reading below to learn more.


Dentist Discusses the Cold and Flu Remedies That Can Harm Your Teeth

November 16, 2019

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A couple who has the fluBeing sick is the pits. And while cold and flu season is here, at least there are plenty of over-the-counter medications available to help you recover as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, however, there are many cold and flu remedies that can harm your teeth and significantly increase your risk of cavities. And the last thing you want to deal with after being sick is an unexpected toothache or dental work! Keep reading below to find out how to recover from a cold or flu without winding up in the dental chair.


The Year Is Almost Over! Don’t Let Your Dental Insurance Go To Waste

October 2, 2019

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Computer screen that reads, Dental BenefitsIf you’re like most people, you say the same thing at the end of every year: Where did the time go?! It seems like just yesterday that we were ringing in the New Year, yet here we are and the next New Year’s is right around the corner. And that’s not the only thing that’ll be here soon: Your dental insurance will be expiring, too. Many people miss out on hundreds of dollars in benefits each year by not seeing a dentist in time. Not to mention that they don’t get the dental care they need for a healthy smile. Keep reading for some tips on taking advantage of your plan and find out why scheduling a checkup and cleaning right away is so important.


How Do I Fix My Sensitive Teeth? 5 Strategies Anyone Can Use

September 16, 2019

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Distressed man holding his jaw in painSensitive teeth are no fun. Especially since enjoying your favorite foods and beverages should be one of life’s simple pleasures each day. And while there are multiple causes of sensitivity, the good news is that there are also multiple solutions. If you’ve ever asked yourself the question, “How do I fix my sensitive teeth?”, keep reading for 5 easy strategies you can use right away to help your teeth feel comfortable, no matter what you’re eating!


Want To Pack Healthy School Lunches? Get Tips From a Children’s Dentist

August 18, 2019

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A healthy lunch being packed into a containerCan you believe that another summer is over and it’s already back-to-school time? While it’s certainly a busy time for any family, it’s also a great opportunity to start the year right by learning how to pack healthy school lunches. Along with scheduling checkups with a children’s dentist and encouraging good brushing and flossing, low-sugar lunches are one of the best things you can do to keep your child’s smile healthy. Below, you’ll learn about the impact of sugar and get some great ideas for packing a healthy lunch for your child each day.


Need 5 Good Reasons To Schedule Regular Checkups With a Dentist?

August 3, 2019

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Dentist performing an exam on female patientPeople are busier than ever these days and only want to spend their limited time on the things that really matter. But while you may not think of seeing a dentist for routine care as something important, the truth is that checkups and cleanings are essential for your well-being. Not to mention that the more consistent you are with these visits, the less major dental work you’ll need in the long-term. In this blog, you’ll learn about the 5 best reasons to get bi-annual checkups and how they help you maintain a healthy smile for life!


Can Sports Drinks Harm Your Teeth? A Dentist Discusses the Surprising Truth

July 25, 2019

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Woman drinking a sports drinkSports drinks have become incredibly popular in the last couple of decades, especially among young adults. In fact, the Academy of General Dentistry estimates that 62% of teens consume at least one sports drink every day. Many people believe that these beverages are healthy, but are they? It’s true that they contain crucial electrolytes that are lost through sweat, so they are hydrating. But, unfortunately, you pay a high price for that hydration in terms of your dental health, even when you drink the sugar-free varieties. Want to learn a better way to stay hydrated? Keep reading below!


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