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Sip Safely: 3 Tips to Preserve Your Smile This New Year’s Eve

December 26, 2023

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Diverse group of people smiling and celebrating new year's with sparklers and champagne

The holidays have arrived with their usual festive fanfare. This is the perfect time to release this year’s trials and tribulations with gratitude while ushering in hope for new beginnings this January. It’s common to want to let loose and enjoy drinks with family or friends while you count down to the new year. Unfortunately, though, alcohol can have a detrimental impact on your teeth!

While proper preventative care is the best way to avoid hurting your grin, there are a few additional things you can do to keep your pearly whites safe. If you’re planning on being at that big bash this year, keep reading for 3 tips on how you can enjoy a few drinks without hurting your smile!

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Determining Your Benefits: What Does Your Dental Insurance Cover?

November 28, 2023

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an empty dental insurance claims form

Dental insurance can be complicated to navigate and even more difficult to understand, which is why having a dental team that is happy to help you get the most out of your benefits is so important! Additionally, because every insurance plan is different, it can be hard to nail down what services yours will and won’t cover. Read on to learn more about dental insurance and how to learn what treatments may be covered.

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Should You Put a Knocked-Out Tooth Back in Its Socket?

October 28, 2023

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Woman in pain after accidentally knocking out a tooth

According to the American Association of Endodontists, roughly 5 million adults and children suffer from an avulsed (knocked-out) tooth each year. If you ever have to deal with that type of dental emergency, you should take prompt action to find relief from your pain and protect your oral health. But what exactly should you do? Should you put a knocked-out tooth back in its socket, or should you consider it a lost cause? This blog post explains what you should do to increase the chances that your tooth can be saved.

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Getting Your Smile Its Edge Back: How Long Does Cosmetic Bonding Last?

October 13, 2023

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Woman shows off smile

Cosmetic bonding can be an excellent solution to minor flaws in teeth like chips, cracks, gaps, or stains that do not respond to teeth whitening. The procedure can be done in minutes during a routine dental appointment, is among the most affordable cosmetic dental treatments, and requires no anesthesia beforehand or recovery period afterward. If you’ve gotten your teeth bonded, you might wonder how long you can expect the bond to last. Here’s what you should know about the lifespan of a cosmetic bond as well as how to make it last for as long as possible.

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What Factors Play into Declining Oral Health?

October 2, 2023

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a patient showing off their healthy, beautiful smile

Did you know that around 37% of adults in the US have gone over a year without visiting their dentist? This is an alarming trend! Oral hygiene is a fundamental part of overall wellness, and your dentist is perhaps your biggest ally when it comes to maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile. But routine professional dental care isn’t all that matters—you must also take care of things at home and be mindful of other things that can influence your pearly whites! Here’s some useful information from your dentist about some of the factors that play into declining oral health, along with a list ranking all 50 states by their average oral wellness.

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4 Ways You Could Be Irritating Your Own Gums

September 15, 2023

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A woman showing off her sensitive gums

Your gums are an often-overlooked part of your oral health. Most people are so fixated on what their teeth look like that their gums fall by the wayside. But keeping your gums healthy is crucial for maintaining a beautiful smile and overall oral comfort. Unfortunately, if you have unhealthy gums, you could be causing it yourself.

If you’re curious to learn some common habits that irritate your gums, continue reading. You may be doing some of them every day!

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4 Back-to-School Safety Tips to Prevent a Dental Emergency

August 9, 2023

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Boy wearing hoodie and backpack smiling with peers behind him

The last thing you want is for your child to have some sort of emergency happen when you can’t be with them at school. From sharing medical history and allergies with the front office to packing Band-Aids in their backpacks, their safety is your priority. However, there is a type of emergency many parents don’t think to prepare for: a dental one! Here are 4 safety tips you can use to prevent a dental emergency and protect your child’s smile this back-to-school season.

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Is My Child Too Young for Cosmetic Dentistry?

July 8, 2023

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Smiling teenage boyFew people have perfect teeth naturally, including children. Not to mention, oral hygiene habits and other issues can affect the appearance of a smile. The teen years are difficult enough without worrying about unattractive teeth. You can give your child the boost of confidence they need with cosmetic dentistry. Although every situation differs, many treatments are appropriate for children and teenagers.

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4 Reasons to See Your Dentist Before Summer Vacation

June 7, 2023

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person on summer vacation smiling on a beach

As you gear up for your upcoming adventure, it’s essential to ensure that your dental health is in top shape. Before you embark on your trip, there are several compelling reasons to schedule a visit to your dentist. This can contribute to a worry-free vacation, allowing you to fully enjoy your time away. Continue reading as explore four reasons why a pre-vacation dental visit should be on your to-do list.

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Finding a Good Cosmetic Dentist Near Me

May 9, 2023

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patient talking to their dentist

If you have a cosmetic treatment that you’re interested in, the most important thing you can do to ensure its success is to find a dentist you can trust. Of course, that’s easier said than done—for every decent dentist who genuinely cares, there are two who are just looking to collect a paycheck.

If you’re looking to find a cosmetic dentist, here are some things that you can look for to help you.

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