Dental Fillings: The General Steps

steps123If you’re new to the world of dental fillings, you might already understand that they address tooth decay (but your education might end there). We know that one of the best ways to feel good about coming in for restorative care is to feel knowledgeable about your upcoming treatment. As a result, we like to provide patients with an easy to understand, step-by-step explanation of what a filling entails. For all other questions, please bring up whatever is on your mind at the beginning of your next visit.

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Oral Health: Ways To Remove Even More Bacteria

womanthinkinglonghairDid you know that in addition to your usual daily brushing (twice) and flossing (once), there are some other preventive measures you can take to remove even more bacteria from your smile? The good news is that if you are brushing and flossing as suggested, you’re doing a wonderful job and your smile is pretty safe. However, for the overachievers out there who like to remain filled in on all possible modes of oral health protection, we’ve got some solid advice.

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Things That Sound Good (But Don’t Work)

womanwonderingbrunetteSometimes, you will surprise yourself when you come up with a seemingly brilliant idea. Shocked, you give yourself a pat on the back, plan on sharing this wonderful news with your friends and family, and wonder why you bother to come in for visits in the first place! Of course, we understand the excitement that can come with thinking you have discovered a miraculous shortcut to good oral health. However, we are also here to keep you level-headed about care. The consistent dental hygiene we suggest (and professional visits) are truly essential. We have a couple examples of what sounds great (but won’t actually work) for you to consider.

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3 Little Things To Check If Your Oral Health Seems Stubborn

3stampwhiteDoes it seem like your oral health is stubborn, even though you know your smile doesn’t actually have a living personality that can resist your efforts in preventive care? If so, it’s entirely possible that there are some little issues you need to check out. Since a variety of details go into the different methods and techniques required for a healthy smile, we encourage you to make sure you’re not overlooking some frequent (yet very easy to miss) factors that can leave you feeling frustrated.

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Stocking Stuffer Quiz: Making Good Choices

stockingholidaysceneAre you ready to do your stocking stuffer shopping for this year’s holiday but you are a bit torn? Do you find yourself going back and forth between goodies that aren’t necessarily so great for one’s oral health and then those that help prevent tooth decay? The thing to remember is to have fun! There’s no right or wrong answer. Allow us to help you realize this with our quick quiz.

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Q&A: Your 2016 Dental Insurance Benefits (And More)

qascrabbleDo you generally feel like your daily life during this time of year is filled with list after list of presents to purchase, plans to make, and parties to jot down into your planner? Maybe you’re making a holiday meal, so you’ve got a grocery list going, too! If you don’t happen to have a dental care list, we suggest you get one started and make your way through it quite quickly! Why? Well, you’ll want to spend a bit of time thinking over your dental insurance benefits before we reach 2017. In fact, you just might want to move that list to the top of the pile! Get started on this quick project with some Q&As.

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How Are Bonding And Contouring Similar (And Different)?

womanwonderingblazerAs you begin narrowing down the cosmetic care solution that is best fitted to your hopes and dreams for your grin, you will find that certain treatments can at first cause a little bit of confusion. This is often the case when patients start learning about dental bonding and dental contouring. Why? Well, they’re easy to mix up because they happen to share a lot of similarities. Only, they’re not the same treatment. Fortunately, once you get the basics down, you’ll have no trouble distinguishing between the two or making choices for your smile. (Note: Remember, you may use one treatment or both, depending on your needs).

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Spaces Between Teeth? Cosmetic Care Can Help.

womancoveringmouthchestnutDo you have spaces between many of your teeth? Maybe you have a gap between just two teeth. If these openings bother you, cause you trouble with dental hygiene (or you’re tired of food becoming stuck there), or if you just don’t like the way spaces look, you have come to the right place. We offer a variety of solutions to close those little frustrating areas of your smile, so everything’s flush and consistent. Schedule a consultation with us, so we can determine which cosmetic care treatment is going to suit your needs the best.

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