What you should know about dental insurance

Dental insurance covers dental treatments and is actually easier to understand than medical insurance. The purpose of it is to counterbalance the costs of dental care. Dental insurance focuses on preventative measures that help patients maintain good oral health. The bottom line is that treating illnesses as soon as symptoms arise prevents them from turning […]

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Dentists vs. Endodontists

Pretty much everyone knows what a dentist is.  What exactly is an endodontist though?  How are they different?  What does an endodontist do that a dentist doesn’t?   When should you see one over the other. Let’s try to answer some of these questions. Understanding the difference Realize first that both dentists and endodontists provide […]

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Types of dental prostheses

As adults age, our bodies start to wear down.  We don’t move as fast, some of us get gray hair or lose it altogether…or both, and bones and muscles hurt, sometimes for no reason at all.  One other part of our bodies that wear down is our teeth.  Even the most meticulously cared for mouth […]

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Diet and Teeth – the connection between them

People intuitively understand that too much sugar in one’s diet can lead to health issues.  Weight gain, hypertension, and diabetes are all conditions that can be attributed to too much sugar.  What we don’t always recognize is that our teeth and gums are affected by too much sugar as well.  A diet too high in […]

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How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

If you have a tooth that has been cracked, chipped, or damaged from decay, you’ll need to consider repair options. The best option to meet your needs will depend on the severity of the damage. If the damage is minor, a dental veneer or even dental bonding may be enough to resolve the issue. If […]

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How Often Should You Get a Dental Cleaning?

One of the most important parts of oral healthcare is visiting the dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups. This should be done every six months. By giving your dentist the opportunity to take a look at your teeth, gums, and jawbone regularly, they’ll be able to catch oral health issues early on and stop them […]

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Do and Don’ts After Tooth Extraction

If your tooth has been damaged, your dentist will consider different repair options. Generally, they will do whatever they can do to keep the tooth—even if they have to replace the entire crown. With that said, there are times when a dentist will not be able to save the tooth of a patient. When this […]

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How Long Do Veneers Last on Teeth?

If you have a crack or chip in your teeth, you may be looking for a repair option. For a natural-looking and durable repair option, you’ll want to consider a veneer. Veneers are strong, sturdy, and attractive prosthetics that will give you back your smile and repair damage that has occurred to your tooth. Why […]

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Why is Invisalign Better Than Regular Braces?

Crooked teeth, crowding, gaps in teeth, and other issues can affect your confidence. No one likes feeling self-conscious when they smile. This may cause you to smile less, which in turn affects your mood. No one should worry about their smile! It’s always best to smile wide and with confidence. With that said, there may […]

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Dentists and treating Sleep Apnea

Many people, about 18 million adults in the U.S., suffer from sleep apnea without even realizing it. If you’ve experienced any of these symptoms, you may have sleep apnea:  Restless sleep  Waking up tired Trouble falling asleep Snoring  Waking up with headaches.  If some of these symptoms sound familiar, talk to your dentist. They may […]

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