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Use It or Lose It! Visit Your Dentist Today

September 15, 2018

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dental insurance formThe end of the year is quickly approaching. As you make plans for family gatherings and the perfect holiday gifts, do not forget to schedule an appointment with your dentist. If you have dental insurance, your benefits are about to expire if you do not use them. On average, less than 3% of Americans meet or exceed their coverage every year. Therefore, you likely have many savings opportunities still available to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.
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Dealing with Canker Sores? Your Dentist Can Help

August 28, 2018

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Woman covering her mouth because bad breathMost people think of their dentist as the person to see when they’re suffering from a toothache. But did you know that a dental professional can also help you to enjoy relief from canker sores? Make an appointment today if you need help dealing with this nagging ailment.

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What Should I Do in a Dental Emergency? Your Dentist Weighs in

July 12, 2018

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woman holding jaw in painYou’re having a perfectly fine day when suddenly you find yourself having a serious bout of pain from a toothache or you’re in shock from a dislodged tooth. Either situation is considered a dental emergency, but you’d like to know how you can determine for sure when you have one. As you read on, your local dentist weighs in to explain what a dental emergency is and what you should do if one arises.

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Is Diet Soda Kind to Your Teeth? Your Dentist Has the Answer!

June 28, 2018

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glass of dark colored sodaWhen it comes to tips for improving your health, there’s no shortage of information on what you should and shouldn’t consume. Furthermore, with so much information available, it’s hard to sift through it all to determine what is factual. One myth that you may have heard is that diet soda is less harsh on your teeth than a regular soft drink. As you read on, your dentist will explain why that idea is inaccurate and will provide ways to improve your oral health.

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Your Local Dentist Says Flossing Does More Than You May Think!

May 24, 2018

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young man flossing his teethIn an attempt to maintain your oral hygiene, you are sure to brush at least two times a day. Thus, you feel confident that you have really clean teeth, but is that the case? Your local dentist is weighing in to explain the benefits of flossing and how it does more than just clean food out of your teeth. Read on to learn how it factors greatly into your preventive care.

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So Many Choices, So Little Time! A Dentist Talks Toothbrushes

April 25, 2018

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A variety of toothbrushesBelieve it or not, the earliest version of a toothbrush was actually just a wooden stick with frayed ends. Then in 1498, the first bristle type of toothbrush was invented in China and was made from hog hair. Good thing dental care has come a long way since then!

Today we have seemingly countless options of toothbrushes, which can make it overwhelming when you’re trying to choose the right one for you and your family. We know how important it is to your oral health to find the best tools, so we thought we’d write a blog about which ones are dentist recommended. Keep reading to learn more!

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Believe It or Not, Your Dentist Could Save Your Life!

February 4, 2018

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Hand holding a maroon ribbon When you think of going to the dentist, you probably think of the usual things, like having cavities filled or getting your teeth cleaned. You may not realize that your dentist is performing a potentially life-saving exam each time you have a checkup: an oral cancer screening.

Sadly, oral cancer has been on the rise in recent years. The American Cancer Society estimates that around 50,000 people will be diagnosed with the disease in 2018. As with all types of cancer, early detection is crucial to the prognosis. But with oral cancer that can be easier said than done. Most people simply don’t inspect the nooks and crannies of their mouth on a regular basis! Thankfully, your dentist can do that for you. In this blog, we’ll talk more about the risk factors for this life-threatening condition as well as signs and symptoms.

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Charcoal Whitening – Does it Work? Your Dentist Weighs in

January 2, 2018

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toothbrush dipped in black charcoalOne of the most important aspects of your appearance is your teeth and more specifically, the color of them. Everybody wants to have bright and brilliant pearly whites. And in the quest to achieve that, it’s understandable that people will consider alternatives for teeth whitening, that come on the scene making claims to more effectively produce that result. One of the more recent trends is charcoal whitening. The proponents of it say that it’s an excellent way to produce white teeth, but can that be substantiated? Your dentist will weigh in with her expert advise to help steer you in the right direction.

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Your Dentist Says Start the New Year on the Right Foot!

December 27, 2017

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woman in dentist chair mouth openWhat’s the difference between a big problem and a small one? The latter is caught and addressed before it mushrooms into a giant-sized disaster. As the new year approaches, with insurance benefits freshly renewed, your dentist encourages you to be proactive, and nip minor dental issues in the bud before they become behemoths. First, learn how to maximize your available benefits as the new year rolls in.

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2017 Dental Insurance – Use it Before You Lose it

November 20, 2017

man looking and dental insurance plan on laptopIf you’ve been keeping up with your dental insurance premiums all year, it’s time to cash in before plans reset at the end of 2017. If you don’t use any remaining dental insurance benefits you’ve accumulated for 2017, this coverage likely won’t be there for 2018. The first step you should take is to call your dentist’s office to schedule a preventive dentistry appointment. If you don’t already have a preventive dental practice home, now is a great time to find a dentist you can trust and schedule your new patient dental exam. Your new dental office will walk you through your dental insurance plan and help you maximize any remaining benefits.
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