Having a gap in your smile can be both inconvenient and uncomfortable. If you recently had a tooth extracted — or you will soon undergo an extraction — you may rightly be eager to replace the lost tooth. How soon can you get dental implants after a tooth extraction? The answer depends on your unique circumstances. This blog post discusses some possible timelines.
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If you’ve decided to replace your missing teeth with dental implants, congrats! You’re on your way toward a life-changing dental treatment that will provide you with a variety of benefits. Dental implants have a success rate of 95% even after 10 years, but you may be nervous about the process because there is minor surgery involved. However, there’s no need to worry! Read on to learn 3 easy yet effective tips you can use to prepare yourself for dental implant surgery.
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It is estimated that roughly 235 million people around the world suffer from asthma. If you are among them, you may be all too familiar with the struggles and inconveniences that come with your condition. Unfortunately, recent research has revealed yet another problem related to asthma: an increased risk of gum disease. Let’s talk about the reason behind the risk and what you can do to protect your oral health.
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Countless adults wish they had straighter teeth. The idea of clear aligners might appeal to them, but they may hesitate to commit to treatment because they are concerned about cost. Does that sound like a familiar situation? Take heart! You may be able to save a significant amount on SureSmile — a popular clear aligner system — if you begin your treatment before the end of the year. Let’s talk more about why right now is the ideal time to get started on your journey to your perfect smile.
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Can you believe that the end of 2020 will be here in just a few short months? While most of us are looking forward to brighter days in 2021, you may still have some important tasks to take care of this year. For example, you may be looking for great deals on gifts for your family, preparing to file your taxes, or thinking about your resolutions for the new year. However, there is one important item that many people forget about — their 2020 dental insurance benefits. Let’s talk about how you can use your policy to the full before it expires.
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During the current pandemic, health-conscious consumers are asking a lot of questions about what businesses are doing to fight the spread of COVID-19. In particular, they may wonder “Is the dentist safe?” If you have been asking that question, you can rest assured that the answer is yes! Dentists are careful to take all the necessary precautions to protect the health of their patients. Some of them even use laser dentistry, which can greatly reduce the spread of viruses and bacteria in the dental office. In this blog post, you’ll discover how that is possible.
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No one likes to lose money but unfortunately, it happens every year without people even knowing it. How is this possible? The moment the clock strikes midnight on December 31 each year, the insurance companies eagerly take back billions of dollars in unused benefits. Since these valuable pieces of your dental plan do not roll over, you could be losing hundreds or thousands of dollars. If that sounds like a cruel trick you’ve been a part of for a while now, read on to learn how you can put a stop to it and instead, take advantage of your insurance before 2020 arrives.
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With October being National Dental Hygiene Month, it is likely your dentist will be encouraging you to not only come in for regular dental checkups and teeth cleaning, but she will also be happy to provide you with useful tips to improve your oral health at home. Good dental habits and high-quality, in-office preventive care are the only way you can achieve healthy teeth and gums, so while you leave the professional work to the dental experts, why not check out these 4 ways you can improve your oral hygiene at home.
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Our genetics are the building blocks for who and what we are. They play a large role in determining height, appearance, lifelong health, and so much more. Genetic testing examines DNA to gave a person insight into a broad range of matters, from their ethnic background to their food sensitivities. All of that raises an intriguing question — can genetic testing also determine whether you are at a higher risk of developing gum disease and other oral health issues? Let’s talk about this important issue.
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Your mouth is made up of more than just your teeth, so if you’re unhappy with your smile, it may be because of your gums. Whether you have a “gummy” smile, or they look uneven, you’ll be happy to know there is a solution. With gum recontouring, your cosmetic dentist can reshape and change the look of your smile in no time at all. Using special tools and advanced techniques, there’s no doubt you’ll be happy with what you see in the mirror. Find out more about this unique and beneficial procedure and if it’s right for you.
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