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What are the Different Types of Dental Appliances Used by a Dentist?

What are the Different Types of Dental Appliances Used by a Dentist?

By | Dental Health, Dental Visit

Dental appliances are devices used by your dentist to help treat your dental problems. Ranging from braces and retainers to dental crowns and fillings, a dental appliance is any device that helps maintain your dental health, either long-term or short-term. Dental appliances can range from permanent fixtures to prosthetic or removable fixtures meant to help support, move, or even replace your teeth. These allow your teeth to work at full capacity while still remaining healthy, no matter the situation. Permanent Dental Appliances Permanent dental appliances include things like braces and…

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Sleep Apnea and Your Dentist's Role in Easing Symptoms

Understanding Sleep Apnea and Your Dentist’s Role in Easing Symptoms

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Sleep apnea can oftentimes be difficult to diagnose without a sleep test. Common symptoms of sleep apnea include loud snoring, awakening suddenly, gasping for breath in your sleep, difficulty staying asleep, and excessive drowsiness or fatigue. For many of these symptoms, it is very hard for an individual patient to notice that they are suffering from sleep apnea. If you suspect you are suffering from sleep apnea, contact your dentist. They can have a large role in helping treat your sleep apnea. What is sleep apnea, and how can your…

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You May Be Surprised by New Options in Dental Fillings

You May Be Surprised by New Options in Dental Fillings

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The idea of dental fillings calls to mind the image of a black or metal spot on the side or top of a tooth. However, with modern advances in dental fillings, this isn’t always the case anymore. With advances in the technology and materials used for dental fillings, in many cases, a filling is nearly indistinguishable from your natural dental surface and can last for years without needing replacement or repairs. But what are dental fillings, and when are they necessary? Dentists use dental fillings in cases where the enamel…

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4 Ways Dental Insurance Will Benefit You

Here are 4 Ways Dental Insurance Will Benefit You

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While fear of dentists is a common childhood fear, for adults many times the dental bill is more terrifying than any dental procedure. From the cost of general visits, to more severe dental issues, such as a chipped tooth or periodontal disease, many times your dental health takes second place to financial concerns. This is why investing in dental insurance can help make visits to our practice easier, more cost-effective, and less stressful for you and your family. When it comes to protecting your smile, regular dental visits are important…

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Which toothpaste is best?

Which Toothpaste is the Right Toothpaste? Does it Matter?

By | Dental Health, Dental Visit

Buying toothpaste seems like it should be a simple thing to do, but that isn’t always the case. Most people comparison shop to find the lowest per-ounce price for a tube as well as consider the reputation of the brand that sells it. If you’re the main shopper for your family, you also need to think about each person’s unique oral healthcare needs. This could require you to purchase two or more tubes of toothpaste. We discuss some of the most common options below.   Basic Toothpaste This can include…

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