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Why Is My Dental Implant So Sensitive?

January 14, 2024

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Illustration of person with sensitivity near their dental implant

Your natural teeth have nerves in them, so when they are exposed to outside stimuli, they can easily send pain signals to your brain. This is especially true when teeth are damaged or worn-down. But what about dental implants? They do not have any nerves, so why do they sometimes feel sensitive? This blog post explains why this problem can occur and what you may be able to do to find relief.

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Dental Insurance vs. Dental Discount Plans — Which Should You Choose?

September 16, 2023

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Happy female dental patient in treatment chair

You deserve to have a healthy smile. However, some people may have concerns about how to pay for their oral healthcare. If that is true of you, you might be wondering if you should buy a dental insurance policy or a dental discount plan. Is one better than the other? Both can help you save money, but they are suited to different circumstances. This blog post explains some pros and cons of each option.

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Is Dental Insurance Worth the Money?

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Dental patient preparing to sign paperwork

As everyone is finding strategies to cope with the rising cost of living, many people are cutting back on unnecessary expenses. For example, you might be cancelling some of your subscriptions and services that you do not often use. You might even be contemplating the idea of cancelling your dental insurance! Before you do that, though, you should consider some reasons why your policy is worth its price. It could actually help you save money in the long run!

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What Should You Look for in an Emergency Dentist?

August 21, 2023

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Woman using computer and phone to search for emergency dentist

Since a dental emergency could occur at any time, you should always be ready to get in touch with a trustworthy dentist. But since it seems like there is a dental office on every corner, how can you narrow down your choices and choose the one that will best be able to care for your needs? This blog post explains a few things that you should look for in an emergency dentist.

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Will Veneers Force You to Change Your Diet?

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Young couple enjoying a meal together

Your eating habits have a great impact on you oral health, and that fact will not change if you choose to get veneers. But you may wonder if veneers will force you to make major changes to your diet. Will you have to give up your favorite snacks and meals? Read this blog post to discover helpful information.

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August 11 Is National Align Your Teeth Day!

July 21, 2023

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Happy patient learning about Invisalign clear aligners

One estimate states that almost 75% of the world’s population has some form of malocclusion (bite misalignment). Countless additional individuals deal with other orthodontic problems that could benefit from treatment. Have you been contemplating the prospect of getting your smile straightened? If so, now is the ideal time to book your Invisalign consultation. By doing so, you can show your support for National Align Your Teeth Day. What exactly is this holiday, and what can you do to observe it? This blog post explains.

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Invisalign Is Better Than Mail-Order Clear Aligners — Learn Why

July 14, 2023

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Dental professional holding clear aligner

Would you like to straighten your teeth? You might be interested in using clear aligners because they are discreet and can allow you to eat all of your favorite foods. There are several clear aligner systems on the market today. Some of them, such as Invisalign, are provided by dentists who offer in-person treatment, while others have a more DIY slant. Which type of treatment should you choose? This blog post explains a few reasons why Invisalign is better than mail-order clear aligners.

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Enjoy All of Your Favorite Summer Foods with Dental Implants!

June 3, 2023

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Family gathered at summer barbecue

Have you ever had traditional dentures? You might remember feeling left out as your loved ones ate a wide variety of foods, while you had to limit yourself because of your prosthetic teeth. Now that you have dental implants, though, it is a different story. You should feel free to enjoy all of your favorite summer foods. How can dental implants enable you to eat anything you want, and how can you take care of your new teeth while you are feasting on all sorts of delicacies? This blog post offers some useful tips.

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How to Protect Your Lips from the Sun

June 2, 2023

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Woman applying lip balm, preparing to go outside

With temperatures skyrocketing across the globe this summer, you may hear repeated reminders about how important it is to protect yourself from burns. Sadly, though, there is a part of the body that often gets overlooked: the lips. How and why should you protect your lips from the sun? This blog post provides some useful information.

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Is It Okay to Drink Alcohol After a Tooth Extraction?

May 4, 2023

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Group of friends drinking cocktails together

There is nothing wrong with indulging in an occasional beer, cocktail, or glass of wine. However, the situation is different for individuals who have recently undergone a significant dental procedure. Is it okay to drink alcohol after a tooth extraction? Read this blog post to learn why you should wait several days before you sip on your favorite adult beverage.

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