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What Does Your Dental Insurance Cover?

September 13, 2021

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Insurance coverage and red pencilAre you among the 77% of Americans who have dental insurance? That’s great! You have access to comprehensive dentistry to ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy for a lifetime. Despite having coverage, the American Dental Association reports 40% of adults don’t go to the dentist because they are worried about the cost. As a result, only 3% of Americans meet their annual limits. If you aren’t maximizing your policy, you are throwing hundreds to thousands of dollars down the drain. Don’t waste your dental benefits. Maximize your coverage to achieve a healthy smile before your insurance expires.

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Tips for a Speedy Recovery After Wisdom Tooth Removal

August 26, 2021

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If you have an upcoming wisdom tooth removal surgery, you might be nervous about the overall experience. However, it’s an extremely common procedure that’s performed every year, so there’s nothing to be afraid of! Like any surgery, post-operative care is highly important to reduce your recovery time and promote faster healing. Fortunately, there are many steps you can take to ensure a smooth sailing experience. Here are a few tips you should follow for a speedy and problem-free recovery after wisdom tooth removal.  

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Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

August 17, 2021

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Sometime between ages 17 and 21, most adults will start to experience a dull, constant pain towards the back of the jaw. It usually happens when the third set of molars develop, also commonly called wisdom teeth. They’re called that because they’re the last set of teeth to emerge. In most cases, these molars will require extraction to prevent any severe dental problems. Since they’re removed because we don’t need them, you might be wondering – why do we develop them in the first place? Read on to find out.

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How to Find the Best Invisalign Provider for You

July 30, 2021

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Man getting Invisalign at dentist

Many people are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth due to misalignment issues, but teenagers and adults often shy away from orthodontic treatment because they don’t want to be sporting metal brackets and wires. The good news is there is another option out there. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to slowly move your teeth into their rightful locations. However, you don’t want to settle for just any provider. Continue reading to learn what you should look for when choosing one.

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How Can You Keep Your Lips Safe from the Sun?

June 15, 2021

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Everyone knows about the importance of sun protection, but most people forget to keep their lips safe too. It may even surprise you to learn that they’re one of the few areas that require extra care, especially during the warmer months. They’re just as vulnerable to sun damage as other parts of your body. Preventing sunburned lips is critical – otherwise, it can put your oral health at risk. Read on to find out why it’s important and learn a few ways to protect your lips from the sun.

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Why Is Summer the Perfect Time for Dental Implants?

May 4, 2021

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why-summer-perfect-time-dental-implantsIf you have a few missing teeth, there isn’t any better time than now to rebuild your beautiful smile. Summer is the ideal opportunity to invest in dental implants. Whether smiling for vacation pictures or chatting with friends at a barbeque, you can look and feel your best. Although you have all year to treat your tooth loss, here are 4 reasons summer is the perfect time to permanently replace your lost teeth.

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Managing Your Allergies while Protecting Your Smile

April 11, 2021

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Woman with symptoms of allergiesAllergy season is in full swing, which means runny noses, itchy eyes, and lots of sneezing. As you combat the effects of dust, animal dander, and pollen, you likely turn to over-the-counter remedies to ease your symptoms. While you might feel a bit better, you may be unknowingly damaging your oral health. You don’t need to place your smile at risk. Here’s how you can manage your allergies while protecting your teeth and gums.

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What Causes Tooth Enamel Wear, and How Can You Mitigate It?

March 9, 2021

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As you age, there are certain things that happen naturally in your body that are out of your control, and this applies to your teeth as well. Your teeth work really hard for you to help you chew your food, speak, and over time, the enamel on them will naturally begin to become thinner and wear down. While it’s normal for this to happen, there are certain things that can cause the process to occur more quickly than expected, and thinning enamel can leave your teeth more vulnerable to breakage and decay. Keep reading to learn some of the causes of tooth enamel loss and ways that you can promote the health of your teeth.

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Lost Your Invisalign Aligners? Here’s What to Do.

February 27, 2021

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If you are currently using Invisalign to discreetly achieve your smile goals, then you know firsthand the panicky feeling that takes over when you realize your aligners are nowhere to be found. Immediately, you begin frantically searching your home for your clear trays (which is the one time you wish they weren’t so invisible). If your attempt to locate your aligners is unsuccessful, then keep reading to learn a few of the do’s and don’ts of what to do next.

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5 Traits of a Beautiful Smile

January 10, 2021

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Man smiling after cosmetic dentistry

Everyone wants to feel confident about their smile, but it can be difficult to know exactly what you want to change to get the results that you’re looking for. Just think for a second. Imagine the smile of your dreams and describe it in detail. What are the things that make it so beautiful and perfect? There are all sorts of different traits that are seen as beautiful when it comes to teeth. Many people seek cosmetic dentistry in order to achieve them. Here are just some of the most desired smile-traits out there.

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