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Use Your Tax Refund to Improve Your Smile!

April 30, 2024

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Man celebrating a refund on his taxes

Your taxes are finally done, and you’re pleased to find out that you’re getting a refund this year. The question is, what should you do with the money? There are many possibilities that are worth considering, but one particularly smart option is using it to pay for any dental treatments, restorative or otherwise, that you might need. Below is a brief look at why you might want to invest your tax refund in a better smile.


5 Surprising Facts About Dental Implants

January 22, 2024

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Model of a dental implant replacing a lower toothIf you’ve lost a tooth or two, or even an entire arch, bridges and dentures aren’t the only way to fill the gaps in your smile. 500,000 people per year are investing in dental implants to treat their tooth loss. A dental implant is the next best thing to a natural tooth. Here are 5 facts about dental implants you should know.


Does Dental Insurance Ever Cover Cosmetic Dentistry?

September 3, 2023

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a patient smiling while visiting their dentist

When it comes to achieving that perfect smile, cosmetic dentistry has become a trendy choice for individuals all over. In fact, according to the American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry, the demand for cosmetic dental work has doubled within the last five years alone! That said, one burning question that many patients have is whether or not they can use their dental insurance to cover cosmetic dentistry. Keep reading to learn more about the role of dental insurance and why cosmetic treatment, which is often elective, usually isn’t covered.


Is It Time to Replace Your Dentures?

July 13, 2023

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Couple laughs by lake

Dentures are a comfortable way to beautifully restore one or both arches of teeth. They can serve as the best form of dental restoration for patients who have lost most of their teeth due to age, trauma, or gum disease. However, they do not last forever and will require replacement every seven to ten years even with good maintenance. Read on to learn about how to find signs that your dentures are ready to retire.


How Digital Impressions Lead to Better Dental Restorations

May 4, 2023

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a patient visiting her dentist for treatment

You may not put a whole lot of thought into the technology and equipment that your dentist utilizes; however, did you know that there’s quite a bit of variance and capabilities when it comes to advanced dental technology? That said, you should want to visit an office that houses the best and most advanced equipment around—one such example is the TRIOS Impression Scanner, which allows your provider to create detailed diagrams of the inside of your mouth. And better yet, these images can translate into high-quality and better-fitting dental restorations! Here’s more about how.


Must-Know Tips to Avoid a Dental Emergency

March 21, 2023

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Dentist appointment and toothbrush on calendarYou may never expect it to happen to you, but dental emergencies are quite common. 1 in 6 Americans has a dental emergency every year. Accidents can happen with no warning, but trauma isn’t the only culprit of emergency dental problems. Believe it or not, many result from preventable issues, like untreated decay. Here are 5 ways you can safeguard your smile to lessen your risk of needing an emergency dentist.


4 Ways Smiling Benefits Your Overall Health

January 12, 2023

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group of people smiling at work

Smiling is something that a lot of us don’t put much thought into. We do it when we’re happy, when we want to communicate with others, and when we want to come off a certain way. Believe it or not, there are also several ways that smiling can positively impact your well-being. Continue reading to learn about four ways that smiling benefits your overall health.


7 Tips for a Quick All-on-4 Surgery Recovery

November 10, 2022

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All-on-4 dental implants

It can be difficult to complete daily tasks when you’ve suffered from tooth loss. Things like chewing your food, speaking clearly, and smiling with confidence certainly become challenging. The good news is that there are numerous different tooth replacement options out there for patients with a wide array of needs. All-on-4 implants are a cost-effective, long-term solution for patients who are missing most of or all of their teeth. However, they do require a surgical procedure. Here’s what you can expect when it comes to your recovery process.


Shade Guides: How Dental Crowns Get Their Natural Appearance

September 12, 2022

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dentist using a shade guide

You just learned you need a customized dental crown to fix your broken or decayed tooth. While it doesn’t sound like an ideal situation, it seems to be a better option than removing the structure and attempting to replace it with a costlier artificial tooth. But how will your dentist get your new crown to match so that it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb? Discover the secret professionals use to help patients see a healthier, more aesthetically pleasing smile.


Dental Implant Surgery: When Can I Return to Work?

July 12, 2022

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person who had dental implant surgery smiling

If you’re missing one or more teeth, having them replaced is key to preventing oral health issues. Dental implants are small titanium posts that are an incredibly popular replacement option since they’re the only one that replaces the roots and crown of the tooth. Since dental implant surgery involves inserting them through the gums and into the jawbone, you will need time to recover. So you can make the necessary arrangements, read on to learn how long you will need to wait to go back to work after having implants placed.

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