What Does Your Dental Insurance Cover?

April 30, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Henry Lu @ 1:39 am

Dental insurance form and dental products on deskDental insurance is an investment in reduced cost for the services you need to keep your mouth healthy. Although more Americans than before have dental coverage, less than 3% of policyholders meet or exceed their annual limits. This accounts for billions of dollars lost every year. Let’s face it, dental insurance can be confusing, but you don’t have to throw money down the drain. Here’s what your dental insurance covers and how you can use it to invest in optimal oral health for minimal out-of-pocket expenses.

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Give Tooth Decay the Boot with a Root Canal

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Henry Lu @ 9:28 pm
Man has tooth pain.

Root canals have gotten a bad reputation from how they are represented in movies and cartoons. This has led to a plethora of misconceptions about the procedure and its aftereffects. Some unqualified people will tell you that you should consider it a last resort and consider just having the tooth pulled instead. The truth is that if your dentist tells you that you need a root canal, you have nothing to despair over. Here’s why getting a root canal can be a very good thing.

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4 Helpful Facts About Gum Disease

September 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Henry Lu @ 6:44 pm
Nose to chin view of a woman pulling back her lip with her pointer finger to reveal her swollen gums

September is National Gum Care Month which makes it the perfect time to spread awareness that oral health involves much more than just our teeth. Did you know, for example, that gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss? Keep reading to learn 4 more interesting facts about gum health to keep in mind this month that you might not already have known!

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Have a Toothache? Here Are Four Home Remedies!

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Henry Lu @ 8:59 pm
Woman with toothache

A toothache is a dental emergency characterized by sharp, throbbing tooth pain and is usually caused by infection. If left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss or potentially fatal secondary infections. If you are unfortunate enough to develop one, your primary concern should be scheduling an emergency dentist appointment so the pain can be treated and the tooth can be saved. Here are four home remedies to help keep you comfortable while you are waiting for your appointment.

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Why Tooth-colored Fillings are Better than Amalgam

July 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Henry Lu @ 9:21 pm
dentist talking to patient about benefits of tooth-colored fillings

You’ve probably come across those metal fillings used for cavities, perhaps catching a glimpse when someone opened their mouth or even having a few yourself. Metal amalgam fillings were the go-to treatment for cavities for a considerable period. Nevertheless, tooth-colored composite fillings have significantly replaced them. True to their name, these fillings harmonize far more seamlessly with your natural teeth than the traditional amalgam counterparts. If you’re pondering the distinction between the two, here are several reasons to opt for composite fillings when addressing areas of decay.

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What Should You Expect After Getting a Dental Crown?

June 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Henry Lu @ 8:39 am
: A close-up of a smiling man sitting in a dentist’s chair

So, you’ve got a new dental crown from your dentist. Odds are you’re happy to be through with the treatment. That said, don’t forget you’ll need time to recover. Your mouth still has to adjust to the prosthetic. Luckily, getting used to the dental cap isn’t hard. In fact, your local Dallas dentist can even help with the process. To that end, here’s what to expect while recovering from crown treatment and some useful crown care tips.

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How to Protect Your Lips from Sunburns

May 6, 2023

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closeup of someone who’s been sunburned

Summer is here, which means it’s time to spend plenty of time in the sunshine. Naturally, you’ll want to bring along sunscreen, but have you thought about whether your lips are protected from the sun as well?

Your lips are some of the thinnest skin on your body, meaning that they’re just as—if not more—likely to burn when exposed to the sun as other parts of you. If you want to know why protecting them is so important, and how you can do that, here’s some information you may find useful.

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The Process of an Oral Cancer Screening

April 7, 2023

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ipad on a table with the word oral cancer on it

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, which is a time when health professionals of all kinds do what they can to help their patients understand the prevalence and significance of this condition.

Early detection is one of the most important things that you can do to improve your chances if you contract this condition. That’s why every checkup with your dentist will include an oral cancer screening.

If you’re curious, here’s what that type of screening is likely to look like.

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Health Issues Caused By Poor Dental Health

March 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Henry Lu @ 1:33 am

Woman in dentist’s chair looking in mirrorDid you know the mouth is often referred to as the gateway to the body? Although your oral and general health may seem separate, they are actually closely entwined. Many dental issues can increase your risk of various health problems. Here are just a few of the complications that can result from unhealthy teeth and gums.

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Why Has Cosmetic Dentistry Become More Popular?

February 8, 2023

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patient receiving cosmetic dentistry

Many people have things they wish they could fix about their smiles. Whether it’s discolored pearly whites, chips, gaps, or other aesthetic issues, there are a variety of ways that you can fix these things with cosmetic treatments. Cosmetic dentistry is an incredibly common way to correct issues with your smile and has only become more popular with time. Keep reading to learn four reasons why!

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