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4 Must-Know Tips for Maximizing Your Dental Insurance Benefits

October 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 5:10 pm
Woman giving thumbs up at dental checkup

Let’s be honest; having dental insurance is one thing, but utilizing it to the fullest is something else entirely. All too often, patients are unfamiliar with the fine print on their plan, which results in wasted dollars and unused coverage. If this has happened to you, then you may be wondering how to truly maximize your dental insurance benefits. Here are four tips to help!

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Why Should I Replace a Back Tooth If You Can’t See It?

October 8, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 4:53 pm
Closeup of patient missing a back tooth

Are you missing one or more permanent teeth? You’re not alone. In fact, over 120 million Americans are struggling with an incomplete smile! However, if the gap is in the back of your mouth where no one can see it, you may be asking yourself if it’s really necessary to have it replaced. If you’ve wondered something similar, then read on to learn the consequences of not replacing your missing tooth and how dental implants can help.

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Considering Dental Implants? Here are 5 Terms You Should Know

September 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 7:40 pm
Dentist talking to patient about dental implants

Are you missing one, a few, or an entire arch of teeth? If so, then you may be considering dental implants to restore your smile. After all, they have an impressive 95% success rate, are unmatched in durability, and are the only restorative treatment option that can stimulate your jawbone and prevent it from deteriorating. However, it can be difficult to know what to expect throughout the process if your dentist is using unfamiliar terms that make it sound like they are speaking a different language! Read on to learn the five terms you should know about dental implants.

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Do I Have a Cavity Between My Teeth?

September 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 9:08 pm
Woman with toothache

Cavities between teeth are also known as interproximal cavities. Just like other cavities, they occur when the enamel is worn away from the teeth and bacteria eats away at the tooth. Even though they aren’t all that different from cavities in other locations, this type can be more difficult to spot because of its hidden location. Continue reading to learn how you can tell if you have an interproximal cavity, how they are treated, and how to prevent them from occurring in the first place.

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The 3 Most Common Oral Health Problems (and How to Prevent Them!)

August 29, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 9:20 pm
Female patient talking to dentist about toothache

Are you ready for some shocking statistics? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40% of patients state they felt pain in their mouth within the last year, 90% of U.S. adults have had a cavity by their 21st birthday, and 34 million school hours are missed each year as a result of dental emergencies. So, it is safe to say that our dental care needs an upgrade. Fortunately, the three most common oral health problems are largely preventable! Read on for what they are and how you can protect your teeth and gums.

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Why Do Celebrities Choose Dental Implants?

August 14, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 7:06 pm
Woman with dental implants

Tooth loss is more common than you may think, even amongst the most famous people in the world. Fortunately, with modern dental technology there are several different tooth replacement options to choose from depending on your individual needs. A favorite amongst dentists and patients alike is dental implants. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of this modern tooth replacement option as well as some celebrities who have them today.

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The Most Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Trends of 2020

July 26, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 8:27 pm
Woman smiling outside after seeing her cosmetic dentist

Cosmetic dentistry is a $4 billion industry in the US alone and this is for good reason, too! Studies show that a white, healthy-looking smile can help people perceive you as more youthful, trustworthy, friendly, and successful. Because of this, cosmetic dentistry and the technology used for treatments are always evolving, and 2020 is no exception! Keep reading to learn about some of the hottest trends in beautiful smiles from your cosmetic dentist in Carlsbad.

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What Different Types of Mouthwash Are There?

July 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 6:19 pm
Man using mouthwash

You know that it’s good to have some mouthwash around to fight against plaque causing bacteria in the mouth. But, when you go to your local drug store, the options are overwhelming. There are so many to choose from and it’s difficult to know exactly which type can benefit you the most. Read on to learn from your dentist all about the different types of mouthwash on the market so that you can choose one that will meet your needs.

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How Can Dental Implants Increase My Confidence?

June 29, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 10:45 pm
Dentist holding model of dental implant

Along with missing teeth often comes low confidence as a result. When you don’t feel like you can eat or speak properly and your smile has large gaps, it’s difficult to not feel insecure. Fortunately, there are solutions. When it comes to tooth replacement, you have several options. While dentures and dental bridges are popular choices, dental implants are usually the most effective, longest lasting option. Continue reading to learn about how dental implants can help you regain your confidence.

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4 Myths About Dental Implants, Debunked

June 4, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 8:48 pm
Woman with dental implant from implant dentist

Are you struggling with missing teeth? So are a lot of people. According to epidemiological studies, it’s estimated that over 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and approximately 40 million are missing all of their teeth. Fortunately, you have many options when it comes to restoring your smile. One of the most popular is dental implants, but you may have seen some misinformation about them floating around. Your implant dentist shares 4 myths about dental implants and reveals why they aren’t true.

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