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3 Reasons to Get a Root Canal Even When Your Tooth Stops Hurting

April 8, 2022

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Woman holding cheek while visiting with dentist

Since scheduling root canal therapy with your dentist, your toothache might have faded on its own. In that situation, you might believe you don’t need treatment anymore and should cancel your appointment. After all, if you’re no longer in pain, that means the problem resolved itself, right?

Unfortunately, that’s an incorrect answer. Even if your toothache is gone, you probably still need root canal therapy. For those wanting to know why that’s the case, read on to learn why toothaches go away and how root canals can apply regardless.


The Fantastic History of Cosmetic Dentistry!

February 3, 2022

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dentist posing before cosmetic dentistry in Waterford

You might be surprised to know that dentists existed back in ancient times! Of course, they weren’t as proficient at the work than today’s professionals, but there is a kind of magnificence to their efforts to fix people’s teeth. Aside from making teeth strong and healthy, in what ways did people in the past try to beautify a smile? Keep reading to learn a quick history of cosmetic dentistry from your dentist in Waterford.


Simplify Your Dental Needs: 5 Reasons for a Family Dentist

December 3, 2021

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family holding toothbrushes

Coordinating healthcare visits for more than one person can be tricky, and that’s especially true if you have an entire family to coordinate. General dental practices tend to have age limits on whom they serve. However, family dentistry is designed to provide top-quality care for family members of all ages. If you’re sick of commuting all around town and spending hours in waiting rooms of different dentists, consider switching to a family dentist today for five key reasons.


How to Maximize Your Insurance Benefits Before the End of the Year

October 25, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — summitfamilydentistry @ 5:58 pm
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The end of the year is coming up, and many of us are busy spending our time shopping for gifts and planning family gatherings. However, are you going to make the most of the rest of your year by maximizing your dental insurance coverage? While doing so is probably not at the forefront of your mind, it probably should be. Studies report that Americans leave thousands of dollars of unused dental benefits on the table every year, letting them go to waste. Don’t let that happen to you! Instead, use these five tips for making the most of your dental insurance coverage before the end of the year.


Did Your Child Knock Out a Tooth? Here’s What You Should Do

August 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — summitfamilydentistry @ 3:57 pm
child holding up knocked out tooth

It’s a beautiful Saturday morning, the perfect weather for your little one’s soccer game. You watch as they run after the ball, cheering them on with every step they take. Suddenly, the ball hits them in the face, and they let out a shrill scream. Oh no – they knocked out a tooth! It’s unsettling for both parties, but rest assured, the situation can easily be resolved if you stay calm. Your emergency dentist in Waterford explains what to do if your child knocks out a tooth.


4 Simple Tips for Whiter Teeth

June 23, 2021

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Before and after of teeth whitening in WaterfordHave your pearly whites lost their luster over the years? You’re not alone. Tooth discoloration is a common concern. It’s easy to feel embarrassed by brown or yellow teeth. Not to mention, your smile can look years older than your real age. To turn back the clock, there are many DIY whitening methods, but do they actually work? Here are 4 tips for teeth whitening in Waterford that can give you the results you want without harming your smile.


Got a Sweet Tooth? Here’s How to Fight Cavities Despite It

April 23, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — summitfamilydentistry @ 4:38 pm
person eating cake

Do you have a sweet tooth? You’re certainly not alone. Millions of people crave sweets on a regular basis. While they may be terrible for your teeth, there are plenty of ways for you to still enjoy the treats that you love without having to suffer from cavities and other oral issues that come with sugar consumption. Keep reading to learn more!


What to Expect if You Haven’t Seen Your Dentist in a While

February 24, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — summitfamilydentistry @ 10:20 pm
dentist speaking with patient

There’s no denying that 2020 was crazy for everyone and if you put your dental health on the backburner last year, who could blame you? But, maybe it has been much longer. If you can’t remember the last time you saw your dentist for a regular checkup and cleaning, you’re not alone. Millions of people go years without seeing their dentists, and though it’s common, it’s not a good practice to get into. If it has been a long while since you’ve been to the dentist, it’s important that you know what to expect during your next appointment. Keep reading to learn more.


5 Ways to Appreciate Your Teeth This Thanksgiving

November 7, 2020

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Thanksgiving foods that are good for oral health this holiday seasonThanksgiving is right around the corner! It’s a great time of year to appreciate our loved ones, honor family traditions, and eat lots of delicious festive foods. As you think of all the things you’re thankful for this year, don’t forget to be grateful for your teeth! After all, your pearly whites help you talk up a storm with friends and family, smile for holiday photos, and enjoy all your favorite meals. Here are five ways you can maintain great oral health this holiday season and appreciate your teeth this Thanksgiving!


9 Tips for a Healthy Smile This National Dental Hygiene Month

October 9, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — summitfamilydentistry @ 6:54 pm

Woman brushing teethDid you know that October is National Dental Hygiene Month? Even though you may be more focused on getting your Halloween costume ready and pulling your favorite autumn sweaters out of storage, it is worthwhile to take some time to think of your smile. Even if you are sure to brush twice a day, there still may be other ways that you can improve the health of your smile. Continue reading to learn some oral hygiene tips from your dentist.


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