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The Ultimate Guide to Dental Insurance

The ultimate guide to dental insurance! Many people have dental insurance, but many people are also confused by how it works. Also, some companies offer more than one plan, and deciding between your choices can be very difficult. So, let’s break down dental insurance so that you, as a consumer, can be as knowledgeable as

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What Type Of Filling Do I Need?

Odds are that somewhere along the way most adults have had a tooth filled, probably more than one.  Fillings are how dentists repair teeth that have been damaged in some way, usually due to tooth decay.  The purpose of the filling is to restore the area of tooth that has been damaged so that it

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How do sealants prevent decay?

Let’s start by explaining WHY a tooth might benefit from a sealant.  The natural cracks and crevices in our back molars are a part of what makes them so adept at chewing and grinding the foods that we eat.  We would have trouble enjoying a juicy steak without our molars.  Their very structure however also

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What Is “Gum Disease” And How Do I Fix It?

So, you have just been informed by your dentist that you have gum disease.  Or, perhaps, you have noticed that your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth, and you are thinking “I don’t think they are supposed to do that…”.  Now, you want to know more about this thing we call “gum

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Is Dental Bonding Right For You?

A composite resin is a compound mixture of glass and plastic that is used for some dental restorations.  It can be used to fill a tooth cavity or bonded to change the shape or color of an otherwise distorted tooth. Many people research bonding online, and believe that it will improve their smile.  If you

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Laser Dentistry Continues To Advance

A laser beam is an intense light that is used to concentrate short wavelengths of light energy directly onto a specific target.  Lasers were introduced to the medical field in the sixties.  It was found that some lasers could cut tooth enamel, but the technology was not ready to be used on dental patients..  As

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There’s A New Way To Treat Gum Disease

Gum disease may go unnoticed in its earliest stage because it is usually completely painless, but it does usually  present itself with red and swollen gums.  The gums may begin to recede and there may a reoccurrence of unexplained bad breath. Periodontitis is an invasion of the bone structure that supports the teeth.  If it

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Laser Dentistry Is Constantly Evolving

Dental inlays and onlays are considered to be less invasive methods of tooth restoration than crowns are.   They have been shown to provide a patient with a longer lasting result and a better fit than a conventional filling.  One reason for this is that an onlay or inlay is fabricated in a dental laboratory and

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