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How to Find a Dentist Who Accepts Medicaid
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How to Find a Dentist Who Accepts Medicaid

It’s not surprising that many people cannot afford to see a dentist without insurance. This is especially true for patients on Medicaid, and it means having to find a dentist who accepts Medicaid. According to the American Dental Association, 38.5% of kids get dental coverage through Medicaid or CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) and 10.3%...

How Does a Dentist Fix a Chipped Tooth?
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How Does a Dentist Fix a Chipped Tooth?

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body. But it’s not indestructible. Under enough pressure or force, teeth can chip. Luckily, there are several ways that a dentist can fix a chipped tooth and restore a smile.  Things that Chip Teeth Biting down on an ice cube or hard candy might seem harmless,...

Does Invisalign Work for Closing Gaps?
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Does Invisalign Work for Closing Gaps?

Gaps between teeth are one of the top complaints that patients have when asked about how they feel about their smile. And while Invisalign is well known as an alternative to braces for straightening teeth, it is also a good option for mild to moderate crowding and crookedness. So, when patients ask our dentists “Does...

Feeling Safe at the Dentist During a Pandemic
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Feeling Safe at the Dentist During a Pandemic

“Are dentists open now?” “Is it safe to go to the dentist?” “Can I catch COVID if I go to the dentist?” A lot of people are asking these questions nowadays. Thinking about having dental work done can cause anxiety all by itself. COVID-19 should not be another worry on top of that. Here at...

Widening a Smile With Invisalign. Does It Work?
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Widening a Smile With Invisalign. Does It Work?

Straightening teeth with Invisalign can give people the confidence to smile wide. But can Invisalign literally widen a smile—meaning, can it move teeth enough that more are visible when a patient smiles?  The success of Invisalign at widening a smile depends on the alignment problem of the teeth. When teeth are crowded together, they may...

Can a General Dentist Do Invisalign?
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Can a General Dentist Do Invisalign?

It’s rare to find a dentist who will provide patients with traditional braces for their crooked teeth. Metal, ceramic, and lingual braces are typically only fitted by orthodontists. But there are other options out there to straighten teeth. Invisalign is one of the most popular and successful. Patients often ask “Do I need to find...

Why Get a Dental Bridge? What They Are For, and How They Help
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Why Get a Dental Bridge? What They Are For, and How They Help

There is one primary factor to consider when asking why get a dental bridge: Missing teeth. Shockingly, a study estimates that 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and about 40 million Americans are missing all of their teeth. So what are dental bridges for? A dentist essentially bridges the gap where one...

Why Dental Crowns Are Sometimes Needed
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Why Dental Crowns Are Sometimes Needed

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that fits over the visible areas of the tooth. Made to resemble your teeth, a dental crown might be necessary in several instances, such as protecting and strengthening a broken or decayed tooth. However, there are certain situations where a less expensive option should be considered.  If your...

Are There Risks to Teeth Whitening?
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Are There Risks to Teeth Whitening?

The demand for teeth whitening is growing. Having a bright, white smile is often associated with self-confidence, looking younger, and feeling more attractive. A study shows 1 in 4 adults avoid smiling due to the condition of their mouth and teeth. The question is if the benefits of maintaining a whiter smile might also come...