Comal Dental Blog

How Excellent Oral Health Supports Your Immune System

March 14, 2021

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healthy eating for immune system protection

Over the past few decades, doctors and dentists have discovered a great deal of new information about how the human body works. This has led to a more integrative approach to health and wellness. As an example of the more evolved approach, dentists have found a connection between the quality of a person’s oral health and his or her immune function. As you continue reading, find out how taking proper care of your teeth and gums can result in better immune system protection.

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5 Dangers of Mail-In Aligners

February 14, 2021

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Woman holding aligner for ClearCorrect.Few people have naturally straight teeth. If you’re among those who have gapped, tilted, or overcrowded teeth, you have more options than ever to enjoy a beautiful smile. Among one of the trendiest solutions are mail-in aligners, which are an alternative to ClearCorrect. Although they claim to offer amazing results, here are 5 risks of choosing mail-order aligners.

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What Does Dental Insurance Cover?

November 21, 2020

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Dental insurance button for a healthy smile.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.

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Maximize Your Dental Insurance Before It Expires

October 20, 2020

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Dental insurance claim form.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.

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What Causes Some Dental Implants Cases to Be More Complex?

August 11, 2020

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a patient holding a cross-section mouth mold that contains a dental implant

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.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Whitening Your Dentures

July 11, 2020

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Woman with dentures

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.

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Visit Your Dentist Instead of the ER for Dental Emergencies!

May 13, 2020

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older man with toothache needs to visit emergency dentistThe 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!

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Maximizing Your Dental Insurance Before the End of the Year

November 15, 2019

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Dental InsuranceIf 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.

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6 Tips to Help You Survive Your First Week With Your Clear Aligners

July 13, 2019

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person putting on their clear alignersAfter 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…)

Which is Better: Traditional Flossing or Water Flossing? A Dentist Weighs In

May 7, 2019

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flossing woman

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.

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