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What Foods Should I Stay Away from After Teeth Whitening?

January 12, 2024

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Red wine

While you’ll certainly want to walk around smiling at strangers after receiving teeth whitening treatment, it’s important to take proper care of your teeth to preserve the results of the procedure. Teeth whitening can take years of stains and discoloration off of your smile, but it will also make your teeth more vulnerable to developing new stains for a few days afterward. Here are a few foods you should take care to avoid for a few days after teeth whitening.

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Understanding 100-80-50: What You Need to Know About Dental Insurance Coverage

December 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mysaginaw @ 8:43 pm
Dental insurance form on a table

Determining what kind of coverage you can get from an insurance company is always a little bit difficult. Even when they’re transparent about what they pay out for certain kinds of claims, this information is sometimes buried deep in legalese and jargon that makes it hard to understand.

These problems are compounded in the case of dental insurance, which most people are a little less familiar with than general health plans. Making the most of your dental benefits entails understanding all that you can about what kind of coverage you can get in certain situations; that being the case, here’s what you should know about what payout you can expect from your dental plan.

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Does Dental Insurance Ever Cover Cosmetic Dentistry?

November 25, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mysaginaw @ 7:18 pm
Portrait of smiling young woman with beautiful teeth

Are there a few details about your smile that you would like to change? For example, perhaps you would like your teeth to be brighter, or maybe you are bothered by visible signs of wear and tear on your teeth. Your dentist is eager to help you reach your aesthetic goals. Still, you might be concerned about the cost of treatment. Does dental insurance ever cover cosmetic dentistry? This blog post explains some important details that you should be aware of.

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I’ve Just Received Veneers: Can I Still Get Cavities?

October 4, 2023

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a closeup of a patient receiving veneers

A bright and radiant smile can be an absolute game changer, and in order to achieve this, many patients turn toward veneers. This innovative cosmetic solution has the potential to transform the appearance of your teeth and give you the confidence to show them off every chance you get. However, some might wonder if the presence of veneers grants protection from cavities—but this is not the case at all! Continue reading below to learn more about why cavities are still a genuine possibility even after receiving veneers, along with some useful tips for preventing them and protecting your dazzling new grin.

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Are Root Canals Really Painful? Debunking the Myth

September 7, 2023

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3D render of a root canal treatment

Root canals often carry a reputation for being excruciatingly painful. The mere mention of this dental procedure can send shivers down the spine of even the bravest souls. However, it’s time to set the record straight. Root canals have evolved significantly over the years, and the pain associated with them is largely a misconception. In this article, we’ll explore the reality of root canal pain and why modern dentistry has made the procedure much more comfortable than you might think.

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What to Expect From Full Mouth Reconstruction Aftercare

August 4, 2023

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patient talking to their dentist

If you’ve long neglected your oral health, or are just unlucky enough to be prone to several oral health problems, your dentist may recommend that you undergo a full mouth reconstruction. This entails using several dental procedures to fix whatever issues you may have with your teeth. If all goes well, this can restore you to perfect (or close to perfect) oral health.

However, each of these procedures also involves its own recovery time, and how well you’re able to manage the aftercare has a lot to do with the overall efficacy of the treatment. With that in mind, here are a few things that you can do to make recovering from a full mouth reconstruction easier.

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Medical vs. Dental Insurance: What is the Difference?

July 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mysaginaw @ 9:48 pm
money with dental instruments lying on top

While your mouth and body are closely connected, they are vastly different when it comes to who provides treatment and how it is perceived by insurance companies. There are multiple differences between medical and dental insurance – some of which will be discussed in this article. To discover how you can save big on your oral healthcare needs and avoid high out-of-pocket costs, keep reading so that you when to be proactive instead of reactive with your overall health.

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4 Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Can Restore Your Youthful Glow

June 21, 2023

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a smiling woman

Over your lifetime, you’ll use your teeth to complete both basic daily tasks like eating and speaking as well as habits you might not consciously be doing, like teeth grinding and nail-biting. Naturally, your smile is bound to look worn and used, signaling to others that it has seen better days. If your misalignment, decay, damage, or staining is causing you to look older than you actually are, cosmetic dentistry can help restore your youthful appearance. Read on for four ways addressing smile imperfections with custom-tailored cosmetic treatments can help you look younger.

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What Causes Dental Bridge Failure?

May 4, 2023

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a closeup of a dental bridge

Dental bridges are one of the most popular and accessible solutions around for addressing tooth loss, and countless generations of patients have turned toward these innovative restorations for rebuilding their smiles and enjoying a higher degree of oral functionality. That said, even under ideal circumstances, dental bridges aren’t designed to last forever—but what are some of the possible reasons for premature bridge failure, and can it be prevented? Here’s what your dentist wants you to know!

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The Days After Getting Dentures

April 8, 2023

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person wearing dentures and smiling

People who have lived with dentures for years and years are often incredibly grateful for what they can do for them. After a while, it may even be hard for them to imagine living without them.

However, that certainly isn’t the case at first. Like with anything, dentures can take a lot of getting used to when you first start wearing them. Here’s what the first few weeks of wearing your prosthetic are likely to look like.

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