Dental Insurance – What You Need to Know

November 30, 2020

Dental Insurance – What You Need to Know

Unlike homeowner’s or automobile insurance, dental insurance is something you definitely WANT to use. Other insurance plans are often designed to cover a loss. For example, your homeowner’s insurance will reimburse you if you lose your home to a fire or natural disaster and if your car is damaged in an accident, your car insurance pays to have it repaired. Of course, specific coverage amounts vary depending on the policy, but the premise ...

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Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

October 30, 2020

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

An estimated two in three Americans are missing one or more teeth, and a shocking 30 million Americans are missing all of their teeth in one or both jaws. Given the significant role a healthy smile plays in one’s self-confidence and quality of life, tooth loss can have a far-reaching impact on a patient’s life. Unlike earlier days where tooth loss was only treatable using dentures and bridges, today, missing teeth can be ...

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Dental Plaque: What You Need to Know

September 29, 2020

Dental Plaque: What You Need to Know

Plaque, like many oral health concerns, begins as a silent menace. You may recognize this colorless, sticky film as the fuzzy coating you feel when you first wake up. For many people, a colorless film on the teeth may be the only sign. However, in some cases, more noticeable symptoms, such as receding gums or bad breath, occur. What is plaque and what causes it? Plaque forms in your mouth throughout the day as you ...

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10 Common Dental Emergencies and First Aid

August 22, 2020

10 Common Dental Emergencies and First Aid

There's nothing worse than realizing something is wrong in your mouth. This is partly because it's really difficult to examine it for yourself.  As a layperson, it's often difficult to know whether the problem is a dental emergency or something you can take care of yourself.  Often, you can help alleviate your symptoms with some at-home first aid remedies. Other times, you should call your dentist immediately. To help you determine what ...

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Are You Going to Need Dentures?

July 22, 2020

Are You Going to Need Dentures?

Did you know that this year in the United States alone, the number of adults expected to be wearing dentures is a whopping 37.9 million? That's about 4.3 million more people than just 30 years ago! So, you're not alone if you think you may be headed down that path. Even people that take great care of their teeth sometimes end up requiring dentures, simply due to the many years of ...

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Are Your Brushing Your Teeth the Wrong Way?

June 24, 2020

Are Your Brushing Your Teeth the Wrong Way?

Did you know there is a right way and a wrong way to brush your teeth? When we ask our patients this question, the typical response is..."No, but is it really that complicated?" Yet, most people are astounded to find that part of the reason for their oral discomfort is often due to incorrectly brushing their teeth. Teeth are one of the most valuable “assets” that you have, and you're only given one ...

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Dental Facts You'll Want to Know

May 19, 2020

Dental Facts You'll Want to Know

Teeth, brushing, and flossing are a lot more fascinating than just being part of your daily routine. Yet, most people don't know much more than that. So, we've compiled a short list of dental facts you'll want to add to your memory bank. Some of these facts will make you laugh, some might gross you out, and others may even cause your jaw to drop. Let's take a look: Brushing Facts ...

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Top 5 Risk Factors for Oral Cancer

April 23, 2020

Top 5 Risk Factors for Oral Cancer

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, a time when dental and other medical professionals unite to create a larger awareness of oral cancer. What is Oral Cancer? Oral cancer refers to cancer of the mouth, while oropharyngeal cancer refers to cancer of the pharynx or back of the throat. And guess who is your first line of defense against early detection...your dental provider! How Many People Does It Affect? Here are the American Cancer ...

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How Your Dentist Can Help Relieve Minor Sleep Apnea

March 20, 2020

How Your Dentist Can Help Relieve Minor Sleep Apnea

Sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, have become a significant health issue in the United States. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, it is estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with 80 percent of the cases of moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea still undiagnosed. When left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to a myriad of problems, such as high blood pressure, chronic heart failure, atrial fibrillation, strokes, and even traffic accidents ...

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How to Avoid Common Dental Implant Problems

February 19, 2020

How to Avoid Common Dental Implant Problems

Dental implants have gained a lot of attention in recent years because of their high success rates. Compared to dentures, bridges, and crowns, dental implants are an effective long-term solution for people who suffer from missing teeth, failing teeth or chronic dental problems. Once in place, you’ll be able to go back to enjoying your teeth and smile once again. If you do not already have dental implants, here are the main three components ...

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