Are you getting the most out of your dental insurance? You’re not if you let them expire!If your dental insurance plan is like most, your benefits expire at the end of the year and reset on January 1st of the next year. Using dental benefits before the end of the year is the best way to ensure that you are getting the most out of your dental insurance. It’s somewhat like a gym membership in which you pay for the entire year but quit going after the first couple of weeks – you lose your investment.
According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 69% of adults between the ages of 35 to 44 have lost at least one tooth. There are several ways to treat tooth loss, and until quite recently, the preferred choice was through the use of dentures, a non-permanent method. Dental implants, a permanent surgical solution, have risen in popularity as they offer several advantages over non-permanent treatments. L-PRF dental therapy can help speed up healing after dental surgery and has many other benefits.
When it comes to straightening your teeth, Invisalign® is the clear alternative to braces. Made of smooth, clear plastic, the Invisalign® trays are comfortable and virtually invisible – simply slip them over your teeth and go about your day while they improve your smile. You can remove them, so you can eat whatever you want, and you can brush and floss normally.
Do you wake up frequently during the night despite a well-established sleep routine? Does your partner complain about you snoring— or do they tell you that you gasp for air during sleep? You may have sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that disrupts your ability to sleep and even breathe. If left untreated, sleep apnea can be life-threatening. Sleep apnea symptoms don't just lead to nuisance tiredness and dry mouth in the morning. When left untreated, you can be more at risk for chronic health conditions like hypertension, stroke, diabetes, obesity, and heart attacks.
You don't have to live with damaged or decayed teeth. If you have a tooth that's severely decayed or damaged and can't be fixed with a filling, your dentist might recommend replacing it with a crown. In the past, the process of getting a crown took time and required multiple visits. Now, you can get dental crowns in a day.
Injectables like Botox are one of the most popular treatments today. The minimally invasive procedure of Botox is safe, effective and very affordable. It is a fantastic way to stop the aging process and restore self-esteem. There were 3.6 million Botox procedures performed in 2021.
Have you recently had professional teeth whitening done and want to do everything you can to keep that bright smile? It's easier than you may think. Today, you'll walk away with five easy-to-follow, tried-and-proven tips for maintaining the appearance of your pearly whites. Best of all, they include things you can do right at home as part of your oral care routine.
A trip to the dentist is a necessary part of good oral hygiene. These visits also keep your teeth in great shape and help spot early signs of gum disease, tooth decay, and other mouth disorders. While few people would ever describe a trip to the dentist as “fun,” for some people, these visits can trigger an extreme emotional response causing them to delay treatment or avoid it altogether. Sedation dentistry is the solution for those with any anxieties, phobias, or general uneasiness about the dentist.
With so many new and exciting innovations in orthodontics, one might ask why anyone would still want to get traditional metal braces. It’s true, and braces have been around for a surprisingly long time! The foundations of the treatment were developed way back in the 18th and 19th centuries.
If you have a cavity or a tooth broken or cracked enough to expose the root, you'll need root canal therapy to repair it. Many people tense up at the idea of getting a root canal, but it's a procedure that millions of Americans have every year to help save their teeth.