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Are Dental Implants Worth the Cost?

February 4, 2021

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Dental implant

Whether you have dentures or you are only just now exploring your options when it comes to tooth replacement, you have probably heard that dental implants are your best option. It is true that they have all sorts of unique benefits that you cannot find elsewhere, but the initial cost of dental implants may not be exactly what you were hoping for. Are dental implants worth the cost? Continue reading to learn more about their benefits so that you can decide for yourself.


How Can Exercise Harm Your Oral Health?

January 29, 2021

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Women exercising

Everybody needs to exercise! It is great for both your body and mind. Whether you like to run outdoors or shoot some hoops with your friends, your whole body is benefiting. However, it doesn’t always have the best effects on your teeth for numerous different reasons. The good news is that there are different steps that you can take to reduce the harmful effects that exercise can have on your oral health. Read on to learn more about the negative effects of exercise and how you can prevent them from occurring.


Why Teeth Whitening Is The Best Gift Idea

December 10, 2020

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Closeup of present with couple touching noses in background

December is filled with twinkly lights, festive treats, and lots and lots of shopping. After all, it is the month of gift-giving! But what do you get for the parent who has seemingly everything? Or for your significant other to show them just how much they mean to you? Instead of opting for the latest gadget or “must-have” item of the season, give them something they can enjoy now and for years to come: a teeth whitening treatment! Here are four reasons to consider giving the gift of a bright, beautiful smile.


How to Avoid a Root Canal

November 5, 2020

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Woman brushing her teeth

No one wants to get a root canal. In fact, it is a fairly common fear that a lot of people live with. According to the American Association of Endodontics, 59% of people are afraid of getting a root canal. It is a more common fear then public speaking, spiders, and being trapped in an elevator! The good news is that there are many different ways that you can reduce your chances of ever needing one. Continue reading to learn about how preventive dentistry steps can help.


How Bi-Yearly Dental Visits Save You Money

October 22, 2020

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Dental tools lying on pile of money

Have the tumultuous events of 2020 caused you to cut back on expenses where you can? You’re not alone. However, before you cancel your routine dental appointment, it is crucial to remember that not going can end up costing you more money in the long run. In fact, the Journal of Dental Medicine recently reported that every $1 invested in preventive care (like professional cleanings) can save you between $8 and $50 on cosmetic and restorative treatment in the future. Read on to learn how and ways dental insurance can help with the cost!


Don’t Ignore Your Toothache to Avoid the ER

September 11, 2020

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Digital image representing a toothache.Is a throbbing toothache keeping you awake at night? Maybe you have a sharp, sudden pain when chewing your favorite food? You might think an occasional toothache is normal, but it’s never a good sign. In fact, it often indicates a serious problem in your mouth that can harm your overall wellbeing. It’s best to visit an emergency dentist right away, even if your pain dissipates. Your dentist will pinpoint the cause of your discomfort to save your tooth and protect your health.


Dentistry After COVID-19: What to Expect at Your First Appointment Back

July 17, 2020

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Dentist treating patient during COVID-19

COVID-19 hit, and the world as we previously knew it changed forever. Almost overnight, stay-at-home orders were in place, hand sanitizing stations were around every corner, and face coverings were a part of our daily routine. Fortunately, these safety measures have made the transition out of quarantine and into our “new normal” possible while experts continue to research the intricacies of this virus. Therefore, it is time to schedule your visit that was postponed during the first wave of the pandemic. If you have found yourself wondering what to expect at your appointment during COVID-19, then keep reading!


How Your Dental Team Is Preparing For Your Next Visit

May 9, 2020

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A dentist in Arlington wears a face mask.

As people return to their old routines, they are making new choices about the places they visit. Before stepping into a place of business, they have to consider whether or not they can protect themselves from COVID-19 while inside it. While it may sound surprising given the nature of dental work, your dentist’s office is somewhere that you can feel safe from the virus. Your dentist in Arlington has spent the last month developing new procedures to prevent the spread of germs while treating patients. If it has been a while since your last appointment with your dentist in Arlington, keep reading to find out about the new things they are doing to protect you.


Ways to Minimize the Spread of Corona Virus

April 13, 2020

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What Counts as a Dental Emergency and What Can Wait?

December 7, 2019

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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.

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