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What Does a Tooth Extraction Feel Like?

November 19, 2021

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Digital model of tooth extraction using forceps Every tooth is crucial to a healthy, functional smile, which is why your dentist strives to preserve them. Although they try to save each tooth, extractions can be best in certain circumstances, such as impaction, denture preparation, or significant damage. No matter the reason, the thought of removing a tooth may make your palms sweat. There’s no reason to worry. Here’s what the procedure will feel like, so you know exactly what to expect during your tooth extraction.

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Top 2 Reasons Dental Insurance is Worth It

November 9, 2021

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Pink piggy bank and loose coinsYou know you’re supposed to visit your dentist at least twice a year, but dental care can be expensive, especially if you don’t have insurance. If you don’t have any current oral health concerns, routine visits and monthly premiums can seem like a waste of money, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Dental insurance is an investment in a healthy smile and reduced oral health expenses–that is if you actually use it. Although more Americans than ever have dental insurance, only 2.8% of adults meet or exceed their annual limits. You don’t have to throw money away. Here’s why dental insurance is worth every penny to save money down the road.

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3 Facts About Nitrous Oxide You May Not Know

October 28, 2021

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male teenager receiving nitrous oxide

Nitrous oxide is known as the mildest form of sedation dentistry and is safe for most patients. Also known as “laughing gas,” it can help you become easily relaxed and comfortable in preparation for a regular checkup and cleaning or even receiving a dental filling. No matter the reason your dentist may recommend it, you probably don’t know everything you should about this time-tested form of sedation. Here are three things to understand about nitrous oxide so you can feel more confident the next time you visit the dentist.

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Debunking 4 Common Myths About Tooth Extraction

October 19, 2021

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myth and facts written on chalkboard

At your routine checkup, the last thing you want to hear your dentist say is that you need a tooth extraction. Even though it’s a common procedure, many people do not fully understand how it works because of the common misconceptions surrounding it. If you or a loved one will be undergoing a tooth extraction, it’s crucial to have a proper understanding of what you’re getting into – it’ll really help ease your nerves! To put your mind at ease, read on as we debunk four myths about tooth extraction.

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4 Tips to Help You Conquer Your Tooth Extraction Fears

October 7, 2021

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an extracted tooth and dental instruments

If you’re like most other people, having a tooth removed is not something you look forward to. However, the anticipation of your upcoming oral surgery may feel more daunting than the actual removal process. If you’re scared, worried, or unsure about this necessary procedure, here are four tips to help you conquer your fear of tooth extractions and begin to embrace the opportunity to take better care of your oral health.

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4 Reasons to See Your Dentist to Avoid Serious Oral Health Problems

September 24, 2021

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woman visiting the dentist

You might think visiting the dentist’s office isn’t all that important. After all, you don’t see any cavities or feel any pain, so why bother? This is the unfortunate mentality of many individuals, and as a result, underlying dental conditions worsen over time. If you want to understand the importance of early detection of oral health problems more clearly, here are four reasons you should plan to visit your dentist regularly to maintain a healthy smile.

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How to Treat Seasonal Allergies Without Affecting Your Dental Health

August 5, 2021

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woman blowing her nose because of allergies

Fall is right around the corner, and if you’re like most people, the changes in temperature and outdoor allergens can leave you with a runny nose, scratchy throat, and watery eyes. While your medicine cabinet may already be stocked with the essentials to get you through this time of year, it’s important that you understand how seasonal allergies and dental health are connected. The medicines you take can negatively impact your teeth and gums, so before you reach for those throat lozenges or cough syrup, find out what you can do to better protect your smile while fighting off your cold.

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My Adult Tooth Is Loose! What Should I Do?

July 22, 2021

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Man covering his loose tooth

For every child, an exciting milestone is when their teeth begin to become loose. However, this is not so exciting when you are an adult. You don’t have new teeth coming in to replace the ones you have now. There are all sorts of reasons for having loose teeth as an adult, including gum disease, tooth decay, and dental injuries. If you have a loose tooth, the most important thing you should do is act quickly. Continue reading to learn what steps you should take if you find yourself in this situation.

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The Secret to a Beach-Ready Smile? Porcelain Veneers

June 8, 2021

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girl smiling on beach during summer vacation

The sun’s blazing, the days are longer, and vacation is right around the corner. Summer has finally arrived! Are you ready to flash your smile this season? If you have flaws and imperfections in your teeth, you may feel self-conscious and try to hide them. Luckily, porcelain veneers are the perfect solution to restore your grin and confidence. Read on to find out how veneers can help you achieve pearly whites you’ll never stop showing off.

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Going on Vacation? Here Are 5 Oral Health Tips to Keep in Mind

May 21, 2021

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Couple relaxing next to the pool on vacation

If you’re like most Americans, last year’s summer plans were canceled indefinitely as the novel COVID-19 virus continued to spread. Fortunately, many of the restrictions are being lifted, which means that it’s time to schedule your much-deserved vacation! To ensure your time off is as relaxing as possible and doesn’t result in potentially costly dental problems, make sure to keep these summer oral health tips in mind.

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