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October 2, 2021

Want to Avoid a Root Canal? Keep Up with Preventive Care

Filed under: Uncategorized — southeast @ 12:11 pm
Happy patient using dental insurance coverage for preventive care

Do you enjoy speaking in public? Do you like the idea of being locked in a room with 10 spiders? To most people, such scenarios are uncomfortable or even fear-inspiring. Yet, a recent survey found that more than 50% of people would rather do those things than undergo root canal therapy. Root canal therapy does not deserve its bad reputation, but it is a complex treatment that is usually preventable. One key to avoiding the need for it is utilizing your dental insurance coverage for basic services. Let’s talk about how and why you can do that.


August 13, 2021

I Just Had a Tooth Extracted — When Can I Get a Dental Implant?

Filed under: Uncategorized — southeast @ 1:14 pm
Happy patient pointing at her dental implants after tooth extraction

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.


June 21, 2021

Dental Implant Surgery: Prepare Yourself with these 3 Easy Tips!

Filed under: Uncategorized — southeast @ 6:23 pm
Older woman smiling while wearing a cream sweater

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.


April 22, 2021

Asthma and Your Oral Health: What You Should Know

Filed under: Uncategorized — southeast @ 5:13 pm
Woman with asthma, may be at increased risk of gum disease

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.


November 5, 2020

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

Filed under: Uncategorized — southeast @ 3:41 pm
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.


October 2, 2020

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

Filed under: Uncategorized — southeast @ 5:22 pm
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.


July 8, 2020

How the Solea Laser Keeps You Safe During COVID-19

Filed under: Uncategorized — southeast @ 4:34 pm

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.


November 6, 2019

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

Filed under: Uncategorized — southeast @ 3:54 pm

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.


October 8, 2019

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

Filed under: Uncategorized — southeast @ 3:59 pm

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.


September 24, 2019

Dental Genetics: Gum Disease and Your DNA

Filed under: Uncategorized — southeast @ 4:51 pm

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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