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How to Handle a Lost Dental Filling

January 9, 2024

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Young woman at an emergency dentistDental fillings are a long-lasting solution to treat tooth decay, but they don’t last forever. It’s not unusual for a filling to fall out over time. If you’ve lost a dental filling, don’t panic! It is best to schedule an appointment with your dentist right away. While you wait for your appointment, here’s what you should do to protect your tooth.

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3 Helpful Holiday Tips for Healthy Teeth

December 12, 2023

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Diverse group of people smiling and sharing a holiday meal

The holidays are here, and for many people that means a lot of added pressure. Whether you have end-of-the-year reports to finalize at work, or are busy searching for just the right gift for everyone on your list, it’s easy to forget about your oral health. Between the homemade cookies and store-bought candies at group gatherings this time of year, you might be tempted to overdo it and end up with tooth decay or gum disease. If you want to prevent potential problems, keep reading to learn 3 tips to keep your smile happy all season!

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Chronic Stress & Your Oral Health

November 17, 2023

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Stressed out woman with her hand on her foreheadLife gets pretty stressful, which can affect your overall wellness and quality of life. You can experience a variety of physical and emotional symptoms, like anxiety, headaches, and stomachaches; however, chronic stress can also harm your dental health. It can lead to ongoing problems that may cause irreversible damage to your teeth and gums. Here’s how managing your stress can lead to a healthier smile

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Your Fangs Will Thank You; Here Are Some Dental Health Tips for Halloween

September 13, 2023

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Jack-o-lantern

Halloween is that one day of the year when we celebrate everything scary, spooky, or just plain weird. While many people love a good costume party and a night of trick-or-treating, the massive amounts of candy thrown around have long caused concern to dentists across the country. While the werewolves, vampires, and zombies among you are getting ready to bare their fangs this year, here are some pointers to help keep your smile beautiful for the rest of the year.

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Do Teeth Cleanings Hurt?

August 2, 2023

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Female patient having a dental cleaningThe American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist every 6 months for a dental cleaning and checkup. Brushing and flossing are effective at keeping your mouth clean, but they aren’t enough to keep preventable issues at bay, like tooth decay and gum disease. A routine cleaning removes the buildup missed by your toothbrush and flossing. You don’t have to worry about a painful treatment because cleanings shouldn’t hurt. Here’s what you can expect during your appointment.

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Does My Dental Crown Need to Be Replaced?

July 13, 2023

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patients at dentist having dental crown placed

Dental crowns serve as a valuable dental restoration, frequently utilized to address various oral issues. Yet, like any dental work, they may eventually require replacement. There are indicators will aid in ensuring your oral health and the longevity of your dental restorations. So, keep reading as we explore four unmistakable signs that can help you determine when it might be time to consider replacing your dental crowns.

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4 Reasons to Not Skip Out on Your Next Dental Cleaning

May 3, 2023

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a man getting his dental cleaning by his dentist

There are so many responsibilities in life that it can be easy to let certain ones go by the wayside. Oftentimes, dental cleanings and checkups can be delayed (and even completely avoided!) for a variety of reasons. However, once you know the importance of maintaining your biannual visits to your dentist, it can motivate you to keep that appointment! After all, caring for your smile is essential to your oral and overall health. Read on to learn four reasons to not skip out on your next dental cleaning.

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Why Does Enamel Need to Be Removed for Veneers?

March 3, 2023

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a closeup of veneers being placed

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you—so if you’re hoping to enhance yours with cosmetic dentistry, one of the best options at your disposal is porcelain veneers. Many patients have turned to them due to their remarkable results coupled with their outstanding longevity. That said, you should know that for veneers to work as intended, a small amount of enamel needs to be removed beforehand. Here’s more about why this is necessary and how it ultimately ensures the success of your treatment!

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Smile!

January 2, 2023

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people smiling happily for the New Year

As the new year draws closer, many people take the last few weeks of December to think about what they would like to improve in the coming months. In fact, it’s estimated that about 50% of Americans make resolutions. Oftentimes, these goals are related to your physical well-being. Why not include your oral health, too? If you would like a healthier, happier smile in 2023, here are five resolutions to help you achieve one!

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4 Important Things to Keep in Mind About Dental Insurance

September 1, 2022

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Many people find dental insurance plans challenging to navigate on their own. This is because it doesn’t work the same way as the medical insurance that you’re used to. While they are similar in some aspects, they have plenty of differences. Everyone wants to maximize their benefits, but it is difficult to do when you don’t know exactly how it works. Read on to learn some helpful tips so you can grasp a better understanding of dental insurance.

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