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November 5, 2020

Why Right Now Is the Best Time to Start Straightening Your Teeth

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Smiling woman using SureSmile aligner to straighten teeth

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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October 2, 2020

2020 Dental Benefits — It’s Time to Use Them or Lose Them!

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Sand in hourglass to illustrate deadline for 2020 dental insurance

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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July 8, 2020

How the Solea Laser Keeps You Safe During COVID-19

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laser dentistry being used for gum treatment during COVID-19During 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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November 6, 2019

Why It’s Important to Take Advantage of Your Insurance in 2019

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a young man having his teeth checkedNo 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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October 8, 2019

4 Ways to Observe National Dental Hygiene Month and Achieve a Healthier Smile

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a woman smiling in the dentist chairWith 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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September 24, 2019

Dental Genetics: Gum Disease and Your DNA

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smile and DNAOur 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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July 7, 2019

Unhappy with Your Smile? Find Out if Gum Recontouring is Right for You

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a woman at the dentist officeYour 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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May 5, 2019

4 Reasons to Replace Your Metal Fillings with Tooth-Colored Fillings

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smile and dental mirrorFor decades, metal dental fillings were the standard treatment for addressing tooth decay. Today, however, more and more dentists exclusively offer metal-free, tooth-colored fillings. They have good reason for doing so! Let’s discuss some of the benefits you can expect to receive when you choose to replace your old metal fillings with metal-free dental restorations.

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March 3, 2019

It’s National Nutrition Month: How Eating Habits Affect Oral Health

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healthy foodsMaking wise nutritional decisions is vital. Consuming an adequate amount of vitamins and minerals helps you function at your best, while the calories you take in fuel your body for your daily activities. Your eating habits can also have a huge impact on your oral health. Since March is National Nutrition Month, it is the perfect time for you to pause to consider how your diet may be affecting your smile. Here is some guidance on how to design a tooth-friendly diet.

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December 21, 2018

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost? Can I Pay for Them Over Time?

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girl at dental checkupWhether you’re missing one tooth, a few teeth, or all of your teeth, you may be considering dental implants near Raynham as a way to rebuild your smile. That’s a wise decision! Implants offer a sturdy bite, a natural appearance, and numerous other benefits. However, you may hesitate because dental implants can cost thousands of dollars. Let’s discuss the price of the procedure and how you may be able to fit it into your budget.

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