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Bad Breath Culprits

October 26, 2022

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Essentially everyone has experienced a sour smell secreting from their mouth. Not only does it leave a yucky taste in your mouth, but it can also be embarrassing when talking to a friend or co-worker. Bad breath happens for various reasons, from diet to serious oral health conditions. Find out common causes of bad breath and how to keep it smelling fresh.

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Chipped a Tooth? Here’s What You Should Do

October 20, 2022

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a person smiling with a chipped tooth while standing outside

It doesn’t matter whether you chipped a tooth because you accidentally tripped while looking at your phone or playing sports. Most dental emergencies can be incredibly stressful to handle because they always happen when you’re not expecting them! However, with a game-plan in place in case you chip or damage your tooth, you can not only minimize any stress you feel, but also reduce the chances of sustaining additional problems by not acting fast enough. Read on to learn how you should address a chipped tooth.

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Which are Better: Electric or Manual Toothbrushes?

October 17, 2022

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The oral care section at a typical supermarket has dozens of toothbrush options. Do you go with a shiny, new electric toothbrush or opt for a tried-and-true manual toothbrush? Does one kind clean teeth better than the other? This article will give you a rundown of the key differences between electric and manual toothbrushes, so you can select which one best fits your needs.

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The Benefits of Enrolling in a Dental Savings Plan 

October 6, 2022

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dentist holding a piggy bank

If you are uninsured, you might assume that high-quality dental care is simply out of reach. Others you know get to take advantage of improving their smiles without emptying their wallets, but what about you? Is there another way to pursue oral healthcare that allows you to stay within your budget? The answer is yes. In this article, we’ll look at the concept of dental savings plans and why they can be a welcome relief for patients like yourself looking to improve your smile without depleting your reserves.

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Is Cosmetic Dentistry Ever Covered by Dental Insurance?

September 5, 2022

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Patient pointing towards her smile and also holding a piggy bank

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you—which is why many people these days are opting for cosmetic dental work. In fact, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the demand for cosmetic treatment has actually doubled within the last five years. However, despite the widespread popularity of cosmetic dentistry, in many cases, it’s not always fully covered by dental insurance. Keep reading to learn more about what insurance will and won’t cover in regard to cosmetic dental work.

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What You Should Know about Visiting an Emergency Dentist without Insurance

September 3, 2022

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Patient visiting an emergency dentist

Did you know that 1 in every 6 Americans require some form of urgent dental care every year? Needless to say, dental emergencies have a knack for happening often—and usually when they’re least convenient! But if you find yourself experiencing a dental emergency, panic can quickly set in if you don’t have dental insurance. However, payment should be the last thing on your mind if your smile is in jeopardy! Here’s everything you should know about visiting an emergency dentist without dental insurance.

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Dental Insurance vs. Dental Discount Plan: How Are They Different?

August 23, 2022

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woman weighing pros and cons of dental insurance and dental discount plan

When you started your new job, you forgot about all the hassles that go with making this kind of change. You have to switch dental insurance, which is a huge inconvenience. While you may think that dental insurance is your only option, it isn’t! Many practices offer a discount plan as an alternative to insurance. But which one the best choice for you? Understanding how they work and the advantages and disadvantages of each option can help you make the right decision for you and your family.

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When Do I Need a New Toothbrush?

August 10, 2022

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person cleaning their toothbrush

Knowing when it’s time to change your toothbrush may not be something you’ve ever considered. After all, is there really an appropriate time to trade out your current brush for a new, shiny one? Actually, according to dentists and other oral healthcare professionals, yes, there is. In this article, we’ll look at the recommendation provided by dental experts as to when you should plan to swap out your toothbrush and why. You may just realize that in doing so, you’ll keep your mouth healthier for longer.

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Am I Brushing My Teeth Too Hard?

July 26, 2022

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man brushing his teeth

Cleaning your teeth shouldn’t cause a cramp to form in your hand. Although your smile needs ample care, it doesn’t require excessive force. So how can you know if you’re brushing your teeth too hard? In this article, we’ll look at a few signs that commonly arise as a result of aggressive scrubbing and what you can do to minimize your risk of damage.

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Choosing the Right Toothbrush for Your Mouth

June 3, 2022

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Woman comparing a manual toothbrush with an electric toothbrush.

Of the 6.8 billion people living on the planet, it’s estimated that 4 billion of them use a mobile phone, while only 3.5 billion of them use a toothbrush! That said, you’re hopefully a part of the group that practices good oral hygiene. However, sometimes brushing your teeth can be a little complicated; especially when you consider all the different types of toothbrushes that exist. With so many available options, how are you supposed to know which type is best for your pearly whites? Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about some of the different types of toothbrushes and which one is right for your mouth.

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