More Americans than ever have dental coverage. If you have dental insurance, it allows you to enjoy reduced rates for the services your teeth and gums need to stay healthy. Unfortunately, less than 3% of Americans meet or exceed their annual limits, often because they don’t understand their policy. Don’t throw money down the drain. Here’s how you can maximize your dental insurance to reach your oral health goals without breaking the bank.
November 21, 2020
October 20, 2020
Believe it or not, the end of the year is almost here. As we enter the holiday season, the last thing on your mind is your dental insurance; however, you might want to make a trip to your dentist a priority. As you shop for the perfect gifts and plan tasty meals, don’t lose your remaining dental coverage. Here’s why you need to schedule an appointment before your insurance benefits expire.
August 11, 2020
A single missing tooth might be enough for you to cover your mouth while you speak, but multiple missing teeth may have you seeking the confines of your home and avoiding social gatherings altogether. It’s not just your aesthetics that is negatively affected but also your oral health. The more vacated sockets in your smile, the greater your risk for bone and tooth loss. If you are seeking a way to replace your missing teeth, it might be time to consider dental implants. But before you move forward with treatment, it’s important to learn why certain cases are a bit more complex than others.(more…)
July 11, 2020
Everyone wants a bright white smile, even if you have dentures. However, even the brightest sets of dentures can become stained over time. Fortunately, there are ways that you can whiten your false teeth and avoid staining in the future. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about the do’s and don’ts of whitening your dentures as well as ways that you can keep them white in the future.(more…)
May 13, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has posed some unusual challenges. For starters, as the availability of testing becomes greater, the infection numbers continue to rise around the country. That doesn’t stop the other mishaps of life from happening, like dental emergencies. If you find yourself dealing with one, it’s important that you seek care from a local emergency dentist, first, but why? Read on to find out!
November 15, 2019
If your dental insurance is based on the calendar year, pretty soon your plan will reset, and you’ll lose any benefits that you haven’t utilized yet. For many Americans, this could mean losing hundreds of dollars that could have been used to protect their pearly whites. Do you want to save money on your dental care? Read on to learn more about the importance of using your dental benefits and seeing the dentist before January.
July 13, 2019
After years of suffering from a misaligned and crooked smile, you finally get the chance to straighten it without the hassle of brackets and wires using ClearCorrect aligners. This modern orthodontic treatment comes with a variety of benefits that you can’t get with traditional braces, making it worth the week-long adjustment period. As with any oral appliance, your mouth will have to get used to it, so to make the process easier on yourself, read on for six tips to help you get through the first week. (more…)
May 7, 2019
Flossing is an important part of keeping your teeth healthy. If you floss daily, you can help prevent multiple health problems such as cavities and gum disease. But did you know that there is actually more than one way to floss? A dentist talks about the differences between traditional flossing and water flossing, and which one could be right for you.
April 15, 2019
Studies show that more than 40 million Americans are missing all or almost all of their teeth. Dental medicine has developed a number of ways to address this problem. The two most common options are traditional adhesive dentures and dental implants. Both have their advantages as well as considerations. But which is right for you? We’ll explore that question in this post.
March 10, 2019
March is National Nutrition Month, and while you may be tempted to reach for a bag of chips instead of that bright, yellow banana, you might want to think twice. While it may seem harmless to eat a small bag of your favorite Cheetos, you will be surprised to know how all that starch, carbs, and don’t forget all that orange coloring, can affect your oral health. To learn more about how your food choices and oral health are connected, a dentist in New Braunfels explains. (more…)