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Want to Save Money? Visit Your Dentist!

October 13, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — rallenddsteam @ 8:48 pm
Blue piggy bank of dental insurance sitting on model teeth

Right now, everyone is looking for ways to save money. If you’re looking to bulk up your savings, it’s likely that you’re looking for unnecessary expenses to cut back on. While you’re evaluating what you can and can’t do without, don’t try to save money by canceling your dental checkups! These quick and easy appointments can save you a significant amount of time, money, and discomfort in the long run. Here are four reasons to visit your dentist if you want to save money.


How to Prevent Your Insurance Benefits from Going to Waste

October 1, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — rallenddsteam @ 1:28 pm
Dental benefits claim form with glasses and ballpoint pen

This has been a bit of a crazy year, so it is understandable if you have not made it to the dentist recently. However, with the holidays fast approaching, your dental insurance benefits are soon set to expire! While many people do not realize it, dental insurance benefits do not roll over from one year to the next. That means any benefits you do not use in the next few months will vanish when the calendar turns to 2021. Fortunately, as a dentist explains below, it is not too late to get the most out of your insurance coverage before the end of the year.


5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Invisalign Aligners

August 1, 2020

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Woman holding Invisalign clear aligner.Are you ready to start your journey to a straight smile using Invisalign? You’re making an excellent investment in your oral health and your self-esteem using the clear choice in orthodontics. The aligners offer various advantages over metal braces because they aren’t affixed to your teeth; however, there will still be a few changes you’ll need to make during your treatment. Here are 5 tips to follow to get the most out of your clear aligners.


Does Invisalign Hurt?

June 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — rallenddsteam @ 10:42 pm
Woman smiling with Invisalign

With over 2.5 million patients worldwide and a 96% patient satisfaction rate, it is no wonder that adults and children alike are opting for Invisalign to correct their smile. While previous generations dealt with metal braces and headgear, today’s clients can correct crowding, spacing, and issues with their bite through one virtually invisible solution.

However, the looming question of “Does Invisalign hurt?” often holds people back from starting the journey to a smile they love. If you have found yourself wondering the same thing, read on.


Why Do Dentists Use Chairside Suction?

May 16, 2020

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patient holding a dental suction device in their hand

Many patients aren’t aware that the spit-vacuum that the dental assistant wields during their cleaning has a massive impact on the safety and health of the practice. Although it seems like its sole purpose is to keep you from drooling all over yourself while your dentist works on transforming or restoring your smile, it has other vital roles to play too. Read on to learn more about dental suction and how your cosmetic dentist uses these tools to keep patients and staff healthy.


4 Tips to Keep Your Mouth Healthy Until Your Next Checkup & Cleaning

April 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — rallenddsteam @ 2:39 pm
a parent and their child brushing their teeth in a bathroom

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, dentists across the country have postponed all elective procedures, including cosmetic and preventive services, and are only offering emergency dental care. This has kept, and will continue to keep, many patients from being able to get a dental cleaning and checkup to ward off oral health problems. In order to keep your teeth and gums healthy while self-isolating until your dentist opens back up again, you can follow these four oral hygiene tips.


Visit an Emergency Dentist, Not the ER, for Care During COVID-19

March 27, 2020

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An emergency dentist showing a patient an X-ray.

It’s no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing massive disruptions in our daily lives. Hospitals are becoming crowded as they find it difficult to house more and more patients infected by the virus, making it even harder to be seen for an emergency. If you’re the type of person who visits the emergency room during a dental emergency, it’s worth taking a moment to learn why you should reconsider. After all, there are many benefits you can expect when you visit an emergency dentist.


Dental Implant vs. Bridge: Which Should You Get?

February 25, 2020

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girl in black shirt smiling with dental implants

Do you have one or more missing teeth? Are you getting sick and tired of the gaps in your smile? You may have heard about getting either dental implants or a dental bridge to restore your grin. Both options come with several benefits and drawbacks. Let’s take a closer look at both choices to help you decide which one might be better for your smile.


Should You Get Treatment for Your Bleeding Gums?

February 5, 2020

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woman checking in mirror to see if she has gum disease

Lately, your gums have been bleeding when you brush and floss. You might think this is only a minor problem that doesn’t need medical attention, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Bleeding gums are a common symptom of gum disease, which is a serious bacterial infection in your gums. Should you get it treated by your dentist? Read on to find out why you should.


Getting Dental Implants: 5 Steps for Repairing Your Smile

December 26, 2019

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Dental Implants

When you have missing teeth, dental implants may seem like a miracle in how they keep the jawbone healthy and allow you to eat anything. But of course, getting dental implants in Parker is no miracle; it’s a surgical procedure with several steps you’ll need to complete before you can enjoy a fully restored grin. Here’s what you can expect during the 5 stages of the process.

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