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What Counts as a Dental Emergency and What Can Wait?

December 7, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — encore @ 3:57 pm
Woman with possible dental emergency.

Imagine this: you’re playing with your kids when one of them turns around a little too quickly and you get elbowed in the face. You rush to the nearest mirror to check on your pained teeth to find that one of them is crooked now! Or maybe your spouse plays a contact sport, and one day they come home with a cracked tooth. Most people can easily identify when they’re having a medical emergency, but do you know what counts as a dental emergency? Recent studies are finding an increase of “non-urgent” issues being reported as dental emergencies. On the other hand, seeing a dentist within 30 minutes of an urgent dental emergency can be the deciding factor on if a tooth is saved or lost. So, what counts as a dental emergency? Read on to learn what does and doesn’t constitute a trip to the emergency dentist, and how to deal with a few common scary situations.


4 Facts to Know to Get the Most Out of Your Dental Insurance

November 11, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — encore @ 4:11 pm
stack of cash

You’re not alone if the thought of navigating your dental insurance coverage and benefits stresses you out. With the right knowledge, you can get the most out of your policy while keeping your oral health in tip-top shape. The only issue is, since your plan restarts on January 1st, you’ll need to act quickly to get the treatment you need before it’s too late. Read on for 4 facts about dental insurance that can help you save money.