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Why You Should Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits Before 2021

October 13, 2020

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dental team member shaking hands with patient at front desk

When you first signed up for dental insurance, your understood that it would make your dental care more affordable. However, you might not have known that at the end of every calendar year, your plan resets. Any benefits that you haven’t used by the end of 2020 will not carry over into 2021. As a result, millions of Americans lose hundreds, if not thousands, of dental care dollars every year. To prevent this from happening to you, it’s important that you maximize your dental insurance benefits while there are still a few months left in 2020.

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Why You Should Have a Healthy Mouth Before Getting Cosmetic Dental Work Done

September 21, 2020

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young man pointing to his smile after seeing his cosmetic dentist

Dentists are primarily concerned about the health of your teeth, but they can also improve the way your smile looks. After all, having straight white teeth often makes others perceive you as more attractive, wealthier, and more intelligent. In some cases, though, your cosmetic dentist might say that you need to get some oral health issue, like a cavity, addressed before you can go through with one of these treatments. Why do you have to have a healthy mouth before undergoing cosmetic dentistry? Keep reading to find out.

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Why Professional Teeth Whitening Is More Effective Than Over-the-Counter Kits

August 27, 2020

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woman admiring her smile in hand mirror after professional teeth whitening

Everyone wants to have a bright, attractive smile. Unfortunately, most people’s teeth will naturally darken over time, whether as a result of aging, tobacco use, or drinking too much coffee, tea, or wine. If your pearly whites have lost some of their luster, you may have tried over-the-counter teeth whitening gels, strips, mouthwashes, or toothpastes to improve their color. More often than not, though, these products simply don’t provide the beautiful results you were hoping for. If you really want to achieve a bright smile, you’re better off seeking professional teeth whitening treatment from your dentist. Here’s why.

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3 Types of Tooth Pain You Shouldn’t Ignore

July 16, 2020

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Woman experiencing tooth pain

Imagine this: as you go through your morning routine, you make a mental checklist of the things you need to do today. The first item on the agenda is brewing your first cup of coffee. After grabbing your favorite mug and leaning in to take your first sip, you feel your shoulders relax and smell the delicious aroma filling your home. The start of your day is nearly picturesque, until you feel a surge of pain stemming from your problem tooth. Mental note: add a dental appointment to the checklist.

If this scenario sounds all too familiar, then it is time to schedule a visit to your dentist’s office. Read on for three types of tooth pain that shouldn’t be ignored and why you should schedule an emergency appointment as soon as possible.

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8 Healthy Children’s Snack Substitutions for Cavity-Causing Foods

June 18, 2020

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Happy child eating her lunch at school

Did you know that over 40% of children between the ages of 2 and 11 have cavities? Unfortunately, the shocking statistics don’t stop there. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a whopping 90% of Americans have had at least one cavity by their 21st birthday. To protect your favorite smile from becoming a part of these statistics, it is important to prioritize prevention tactics. In addition to a solid brushing and flossing routine, try using the below snack substitutions for cavity-causing foods!

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Is It Time to Replace Your Toothbrush?

May 18, 2020

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Old and new toothbrush standing side-by-sideWhen was the last time you took a close look at your toothbrush? If you inspect it and discover that the bristles are flattened, frayed, or discolored, they may not be cleaning your smile as well as you think they are. In fact, dental experts have found that using a toothbrush past its prime can lead to noticeable oral health issues. Here’s when your Mesquite dentist recommends replacing your toothbrush, and what could happen to your smile if you don’t.

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5 Qualities to Look for in an Emergency Dentist

April 7, 2020

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older man with toothache who needs emergency dentist

Having to choose an emergency dentist is never anyone’s idea of fun. It means that either you or someone you love is hurting and needs to get out of that pain as soon as possible. To get the treatment you need, it’s important to pick the right dentist, though. To help you make that decision, here are five qualities you should look for in an emergency dentist.

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How Are Dental Practices Keeping Patients Safe During COVID-19?

March 6, 2020

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dentist sanitizing tools for COVID-19Even though most people are self-isolating, it can still be scary to go out in public to complete necessary tasks or receive emergency healthcare. The threat of COVID-19 is prevalent, which is why the CDC has recommended a standard set of precautionary guidelines for all professionals to take, including dental practices and other care providers. If you need emergency treatment during these unsure times, you can rest assured that professionals are doing everything in their power to keep their staff and patients safe. Read on to learn about the preventive measures they’re taking to stop the spread of COVID-19. (more…)

How to Get Your Child to Practice Excellent Oral Hygiene

February 2, 2020

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little boy holding toothbrush in dental chair

For you, the month of February might be all about trying to find the perfect gift or plan the perfect date for your significant other. For your child, however, it’s something else entirely; something arguably even more important. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. That means it’s a perfect opportunity to learn about how to implement good dental hygiene habits into your child’s life. Here are a few easy ways you can do that.

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4 Tips to Care for Your Oral Health During Cold and Flu Season

January 5, 2020

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woman blowing her nose

Have you ever been sick, then brushed your teeth and instantly felt a little better? When you have a clean and healthy mouth, you automatically start to feel a little less sick. During cold and flu season, this can be a lifesaver. However, keeping up with your oral health during this time of year involves more than just brushing your teeth. Here are four tips to survive cold and flu season with your dental health in good shape.

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