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What Do Family Dentists Do? (And Are They Worth It?)
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What Do Family Dentists Do? (And Are They Worth It?)

The difference between a general dentist and a family dentist is all in the name. Family dentists are equipped to take care of every member of a family. General dentists, on the other hand, may have restrictions that rule them out for certain family members.  Because of the wide range of people that it serves,...

Should I Cancel My Dentist Appointment Because of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?
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Should I Cancel My Dentist Appointment Because of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

We’ve been receiving a lot of questions about COVID-19 (coronavirus) recently, including questions about coronavirus isolation and dental appointments. In an effort to keep our readers safe and healthy, we wanted to provide some expert advice on these specific topics. Please visit the CDC page on coronavirus If you have specific questions about its symptoms...

Who Offers Invisalign? Your Best Option
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Who Offers Invisalign? Your Best Option

Invisalign aligners have given more than 8 million people, including 1.4 million teenagers, a straighter smile. They’ve become so popular because of their innovative approach to straightening teeth. Unlike traditional braces, they use a series of clear plastic aligner trays that are nearly invisible and removable. Once a patient determines if they are a good...

Knowing and Managing the Cost of a Dental Filling
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Knowing and Managing the Cost of a Dental Filling

No one enjoys getting a tooth filled, least of all having to pay for it. Dental fillings are not something that most people save for. But, unless you have dental insurance, the unexpected expense will fall completely on you to pay. Even if you are insured, you still might have to pay a portion of...

How to Calm Children at the Dentist
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How to Calm Children at the Dentist

Do you dread taking your child to a dental appointment? Going to the dentist is a common childhood fear. You know that dental care is a very important part of a child’s overall health and that you shouldn’t skip it, but when yours is afraid, it can be a miserable experience for everyone. Parents need...

Can I Get Invisalign? How to Tell If It’s Right for Me
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Can I Get Invisalign? How to Tell If It’s Right for Me

If you’re contemplating having your teeth straightened and have been researching options, you’ve probably heard of Invisalign. According to Invisalign’s website, more than 7 million people have used the non-traditional orthodontic device. As a discreet, removable alternative to metal braces, it is very popular with teens and adults. If you’re wondering “can I get Invisalign?”,...

Get More Confidence this Valentine’s Day…from Your Dentist?
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Get More Confidence this Valentine’s Day…from Your Dentist?

Many of us have suspected that confidence helps in the romance department. It turns out that the science proves what we all suspect: A 2016 article from European Psychologist looked at several studies correlating self-esteem, confidence, and romantic relationships. Their main finding? That high self-esteem is, in fact, beneficial in romantic relationships. And as cliche...

How Long Do Dental Fillings Last?
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How Long Do Dental Fillings Last?

The first questions that usually come to mind when someone needs a cavity fixed are “how much does a dental filling cost?” and “what is the procedure like?” Only later, sometimes not until they have a problem with a filling, do people start to ask “how long do fillings last?”  Unfortunately, fillings don’t last forever....

The Best Age to Add a Child to Your Dental Insurance
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The Best Age to Add a Child to Your Dental Insurance

Health insurance is an obvious concern for most expectant mothers, and it comes up naturally in the course of needing prenatal care and an obstetrician. Few parents, however, think about when to add a kid to dental insurance. Is it important to have dental insurance for kids? Babies aren’t born with teeth, after all, and...