Cosmetic Dentistry

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right For You?

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Many people are unhappy with their smiles, due to the shape of their teeth or because of missing, chipped, or discolored teeth. Cosmetic dentistry can help them regain their self-confidence and improve their smiles through different techniques. And that’s not all. Often, esthetic dentistry helps improve oral health as well. But can cosmetic dentistry help […]

Pediatric Dentistry

Oral Hygiene for Children

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Good oral hygiene for children should begin even before the first tooth erupts. This surprises many parents but for your new baby, it is essential to oral health. Within a few days of birth, you should begin to gently wipe your baby’s gums with wet gauze or a soft washcloth twice a day. By the […]

Dental Implants

What your medical insurance company refuses to acknowledge could be costing you years off your life

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Suppose you had multiple failing teeth because you just couldn’t chew well, and all kinds of digestive complications arose from it. Would the insurance company be better off paying the cost of ongoing rehabilitative care for the digestive complications, over and over, or paying once for a full-arch, dental implant-supported bridge that could correct the […]

Preventive Maintenance

Is Flossing Really Important?

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Just about every time you visit your dentist, you hear the question: “Have you been flossing regularly?” You brush your teeth twice a day, so surely flossing can’t be that important. Or is it? The American Dental Association says that it is, your dentist says that it is, so what’s the story? When you use […]

Invisalign

Is Invisalign® Better Than Braces?

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Is Invisalign® Better Than Braces? Whether you are a teenager or an adult, you want a straight, healthy smile. But we aren’t all genetically designed for straight teeth and sometimes injuries can cause misaligned teeth. There are two basic options for straightening teeth: traditional metal braces or Invisalign® plastic appliances. Both do a good job, […]

Insurance

Is My Dental Procedure Covered Under My HSA?

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Many people are finding that having an HSA (health savings account) not only helps keep medical costs lower but is advantageous at tax-time, too. The trick is knowing what is—and what isn’t—an allowable deduction. But before we go there, let’s review exactly what an HSA is and how it works. A health savings account combines […]

Periodontal Therapy

The Risks of Periodontal Disease

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You may be among the nearly fifty percent of adults in The United States that suffer from some form of periodontal disease. The disease ranges from mild inflammation to severe tissue and bone involvement. In the worst cases, people lose their teeth. Whether your condition is cured or not depends almost entirely on how you […]

Dental Implants

Are Dental Implants Right For You?

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Dental implantation is a science that has been around for about a quarter-century. The process, though, is as much about experience and artistic talent as it is science. That’s because you will want the resulting tooth to look as natural as possible, and that takes a good eye and lots of practice. When teeth are […]