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3 Reasons to Invest in Dental Implants

May 8, 2021

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Hands representing dental implant costContinual innovations in dentistry allow you to benefit from advanced solutions to treat complex issues, like tooth loss. You can replace your missing teeth using a revolutionary treatment that differs from any other method. A dental implant is the only way to mimic the entire tooth from the root up, allowing you to enjoy a nearly perfect replica of your natural smile. Unfortunately, you’ve likely heard they are expensive. Although you’ll pay more for them upfront, here are 3 ways the dental implant cost will save you money down the road.

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What is the Age Limit for Dental Implants?

April 13, 2021

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Older man with dental implantsDid you know 1 in 5 adults over the age of 65 has lost all their natural teeth? Despite the latest advancements in dentistry, tooth loss is still a prevalent problem, especially for the elderly. The risk has shown to increase with age, with 26% of adults over 75 having no remaining teeth. While there are many treatments available, 500,000 people per year turn to dental implants to replace their lost teeth. Although you’ve heard about their benefits, you may not believe they are an option for you because of your age, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. If you’ve reached your golden years, you might still be a candidate for dental implants.

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Can Your Age Affect the Success of Dental Implants?

February 2, 2021

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Mature couple cuddling and smiling

When it comes to dental restorations, the success of your treatment is dependent on your oral health and bone density. Though implants replace missing teeth for patients of all ages, some older prospective patients begin to have doubts. Once they reach a certain age, some may begin wondering whether restorations like dental implants will work for them. Keep reading to find out whether age can affect the success of restoration treatments.

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5 Common Flossing Mistakes and How to Fix Them

January 20, 2021

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woman smiling using dental floss

Flossing is one of the dental hygiene pillars, as it helps to prevent the development of plaque and cavities. However, failing to use the correct technique or making other mistakes can be nearly as detrimental as not flossing at all. To ensure you get the most out of your efforts, a local dentist lists 5 common mistakes people make when using dental floss.

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How to Avoid 3 of the Most Common Oral Health Issues

January 11, 2021

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woman dealing with oral health problems

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the three most prevalent oral health problems are cavities, gum disease and oral cancer. While there are ways to treat these issues, the best form of care is prevention. As you continue reading, learn about each condition and discover what you can do to protect yourself.

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Can Veneers or Invisalign Fix Crooked Teeth?

December 19, 2020

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Woman thinking about Invisalign or veneers.Are you embarrassed by your crooked or gapped teeth? You’re not alone. Many adults live with alignment issues. It’s easy to feel insecure about the imperfections, but the consequences of poorly aligned teeth don’t stop there. Crooked teeth can also affect your dental health. Thankfully, there are several options to straighten your smile, like veneers or Invisalign, but which is the right solution for you? Here’s what you need to know about the difference between Invisalign and veneers to ensure you’re making a wise investment for your smile.

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Want to Save Money? Visit Your Dentist!

October 13, 2020

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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.

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How to Prevent Your Insurance Benefits from Going to Waste

October 1, 2020

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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.

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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.

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Does Invisalign Hurt?

June 22, 2020

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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.

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