You Don’t Always Need Braces to Fix Your Crooked Teeth


Do you have crooked or crowded teeth? What if you don’t want to wear braces – are you stuck with your imperfect smile? NO. There are now alternatives to orthodontics that can give your teeth the appearance of perfect alignment. Without braces.

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How Can I Make the Most of My Dental Benefits?


One of the most confusing aspects of dental benefits is that each plan is different. So when a patient asks “Will my dental insurance pay for this?”  the answer, “It depends,” is not very helpful. The reality is that every insurance provider offers distinct benefits and the details can be confusing. It pays to learn as much about your plan as you can.

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Three Popular Ways to Restore Your Teeth


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No one wants to have a cavity. Only a few avoid them completely. Even those who follow all the recommendations for dental hygiene can be susceptible. Cavities are one of the primary reasons for dental visits, particularly when they signal loudly and painfully as a toothache. Once decay forms, the tooth structure has to be restored with some type of filling. 

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Quadrant Dentistry Is Good For When You Need Lots of Work


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Do you need lots of dental work? Does thinking about the multiple appointments required for your extensive dental treatment lead to discouragement. Consider this. All that dental work doesn’t have to be done one tooth at a time. Quadrant dentistry is a new approach to comprehensive dental work that can save time, money and discomfort. 

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New Materials for Dental Fillings Make an Attractive Smile


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The cavity is a common problem seen in most dental practices, including my own. When decay breaks through the enamel, a tooth can no longer repair itself. If the decay reaches the inner tooth and the nerve, a toothache is a result. Not all cavities are the same. Nor are the materials used for dental fillings. 

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Are You Discouraged When You Need Extensive Dental Treatment?


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Do you need lots of dental work? Does thinking about the multiple appointments required for your extensive dental treatment lead to discouragement. Consider this. All that dental work doesn’t have to be done one tooth at a time. Quadrant dentistry is a new approach to comprehensive dental work that can save time, money and discomfort. 

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What Will My Dental Insurance Pay For?


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One of the most frequent questions we hear from our dental patients is, “Will my dental insurance pay for this?”  The answer, “It depends,” is not what they want to hear.  The reality is that every insurance provider offers different benefits and the details can be confusing. Here are some of the basic terms and guidelines that are common to most plans:

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What To Do When Your Tooth Hurts


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Now and then I see a patient who has nurtured a toothache for too long. “I have had this toothache for months, and the ibuprofen doesn’t seem to help.” The sad truth is that now there’s most likely a decay-ridden tooth. If the patient wants to save the tooth, the options are limited. In the most severe cases, a root canal and crown or extraction and replacement with an implant will be required.

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Take Years Off Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry


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Does your smile look old? A smile is one of the most important parts of your face – an attractive smile gives a youthful and healthy appearance. But as we age, even the hardiest and healthiest of natural teeth will show signs of wear and tear. 

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What Does My Dental Insurance Pay For?


dental-insurance-plans

One of the most frequent questions we hear from our dental patients is, “Will my dental insurance pay for this?”  The answer, “It depends,” is not what they want to hear.  The reality is that every insurance provider offers different benefits. Here are some basic guidelines shared by most dental plans: 

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