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New Year, New You: 8 Ways to Improve Your Smile in 2021
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New Year, New You: 8 Ways to Improve Your Smile in 2021

Is one of your New Years’ resolutions to improve your smile? The events of 2020 may have forced you to cancel or postpone some dental work, or maybe there’s something that’s been on your wishlist for a while. Either way, the coming year could be a great time to do something special for yourself. How...

What Do You Do When You Don’t Have Dental Insurance?
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What Do You Do When You Don’t Have Dental Insurance?

A few years ago, the National Association of Dental Plans reported that about 74 million Americans had no dental insurance coverage. Anyone in that group understands the struggle of finding and paying for affordable dental care.  Good oral care is important in many ways, and goes beyond just having a clean mouth and nice teeth....

7 Reasons Why Now is the Best Time to See the Dentist
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7 Reasons Why Now is the Best Time to See the Dentist

There are plenty of reasons why some patients avoid the dentist, and we’ve heard them all. Anxiety about pain or dreading the cost are common concerns. So is simply failing to make time in a busy schedule. And the recent COVID-19 pandemic has added a new excuse to the list. No matter what is coming...

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...