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 […]

Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth Whitening Options

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According to the American Association of Orthodontists, nearly 90% of patients request tooth whitening. That’s a lot of people who are conscientious about their smile. If you are among those who wonder if your teeth could be brighter, here are six things you should know. There are a number of reasons that your teeth may […]

Preventive Maintenance

Benefits of Fluoride

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From the time your baby’s first teeth appear, their teeth should be brushed. Infants can have their teeth brushed with a soft brush designed for babies and plain water. No toothpaste is necessary and in fact, should be avoided until the child reaches the age of one (and some research says two). This is because […]

Pediatric Dentistry

Dental care during рrеgnаnсу

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Since 2006, dental care for pregnant patients has been considered safe, effective, and recommended. Before then, mostly due to lack of accurate information, women who were pregnant avoided dental procedures and many dental professionals avoided treating pregnant patients. But in 2006, guidelines were changed to promote dental care for pregnant women. If at all possible, […]

Preventive Maintenance

Protecting Your Smile With Athletic Mouth Guards

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When you watch a football game, you’ll often see the players stuffing mouthguards in before a big play. They’re taking an important step in keeping all their teeth intact! Now, while your daily routine may not be as rough-and-tumble as a professional football game, there may still be situations or conditions where a mouthguard is […]