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Why Do You Need Good Oral Health Before Getting Cosmetic Dental Treatment?

June 22, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ben Tindal @ 12:59 am
Woman smiling at cosmetic dentist

If you don’t like the way that your smile appears, you don’t need to live with it. You have a variety of cosmetic dental options out there to choose from so you can work towards the smile of your dreams. However, before you can move forward with cosmetic dental treatments, it is super important that your mouth is in good health. Continue reading to learn more from a cosmetic dentist about why all oral health problems need to be resolved before cosmetic work.

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5 Ways to Keep Your Smile Protected in the Summer

June 6, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ben Tindal @ 11:54 pm
Woman practicing summer oral health tips by drinking water

Visiting a dentist every six months for a checkup as well as brushing and flossing at home are important every day of the year. However, with the warmer months more likely to increase the risk of dehydration, your smile could be at risk as well. This makes at-home oral care more important than ever, but it also means you’ll want to take additional precautions to ensure your smile is getting the attention it needs. Consider these summer oral health tips from a dentist today to get started!

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Why Summer Is the Perfect Time to Get Dental Implants

May 2, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ben Tindal @ 1:47 pm
Family of three grilling out

Summer is almost here again, which means it’s time to pull the bathing suit out of the closet and fire up the grill! However, you may have trouble eating classic cookout foods like ribs or corn on the cob if you are missing teeth or wearing ill-fitting dentures. If you want to get back to eating your favorite foods and smiling with confidence, consider getting dental implants this summer. Keep reading to find out why this season is actually the ideal time to restore your smile with implants.  

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3 Benefits of Investing in a Smile Makeover

April 12, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ben Tindal @ 6:26 pm
young woman showing off the results of her smile makeover

Have your teeth ever made you feel too embarrassed to smile for a photo? You’re far from the only one. Studies suggest that more than one-third of adults feel self-conscious about some aspect of their teeth. If you’re looking to overcome those flaws and gain confidence in your smile, you may want to consider cosmetic dentistry. While it may seem like cosmetic dental treatments only offer aesthetic benefits, getting a smile makeover can actually enhance several other areas of your life. Here are three benefits associated with an attractive, confident smile.

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Why Do Dental Insurance Plans Have Waiting Periods?

March 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ben Tindal @ 12:29 pm
woman confused about dental insurance waiting periods

You purchased a dental insurance policy so that you could save money on treatments to keep your smile healthy. However, you then learned that you have to wait a certain length of time before you can access the full benefits of your plan. Don’t worry – this period won’t last forever. Read on to learn more about dental insurance waiting periods and how you can make the most of your coverage.

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How Poor Dental Health Can Increase Your Risk of Heart Disease

February 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ben Tindal @ 1:53 pm
man holding a red paper love heart to his chest

When you think of February, chances are you picture roses, chocolates, and, of course, hearts – after all, it is the month of Valentine’s Day. While this time of year might have the holiday that hopeless romantics look forward to the most, it’s also American Heart Month, which was established to raise awareness for heart disease. Recent research has suggested that the health of your gums can actually affect your heart. Read on as a dentist explains this connection and provides tips for keeping your smile healthy.

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Why You Should Schedule Your Dental Appointment Early This Year

December 10, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ben Tindal @ 3:01 am
Champagne on New Year's

It’s almost time to celebrate! 2020 is nearly over, and everyone is looking forward for 2021 to finally be here. It’s been a long year, but you made it, and it’s time to start planning everything going forward. One thing that you should definitely jump on as soon as you can is scheduling your dental appointment. There is no better time to head in for your dental checkup than the start of the year. Continue reading to learn a few reasons why.

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Does My Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

November 4, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ben Tindal @ 9:05 pm
dental implant with crown next to natural tooth

Since you’ve lost several teeth, you’ve been considering getting dental implants to regain a healthy, beautiful smile. Still, as beneficial as dental implants sound, you’re unsure whether you’ll be able to afford them. After all, they are usually more expensive than alternatives like dentures or bridges. Will your dental insurance help foot the bill? Let’s discuss the question of whether you can expect your insurance to cover dental implants.

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Does Alcohol Consumption Increase Your Risk of Gum Disease?

October 26, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ben Tindal @ 6:38 pm
Man checking his gums in the mirror

Did you know that roughly 50% of Americans struggle with mild to severe gingivitis? This statistic is especially concerning since it is largely preventable with a solid oral hygiene routine. However, other factors can put you at risk for gum disease, including alcohol consumption. So, if you find yourself reaching for your favorite wine, beer, or mixed beverage multiple times throughout the night, read on for what you need to know about the relationship between alcohol consumption and gum disease.

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How Long Does It Take to Make a CEREC Crown?

September 28, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ben Tindal @ 9:08 pm
Dentist creating a dental crown

Did you know that 90% of Americans have had at least one cavity by their 21st birthday? Plus, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research reported that adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have over three decayed or missing teeth on average! So, it’s not surprising that dental crowns are one of the most popular treatments year after year. However, patients today can benefit from a CEREC crown, which can be created and placed in one visit! Read on for what they are, how they are made, and five of their advantages.

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