iSmile Dental Arts Blog

Should You Get an In-House Dental Benefits Plan?

February 16, 2024

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For a long time, if you wanted to consistently save on your dental care, you essentially had one option—dental insurance. However, only about 50% of the U.S. has dental coverage either through a private plan or their employer, so does that mean half of the country is paying out of pocket? Not really! Over the last decade, more and more dental practices have started offering in-house membership plans that help patients spend less on dentistry without needing insurance. How do they work, and would one be right for you?


Here’s What to Do if a Dental Filling Falls Out

December 13, 2023

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Dental fillings are made from durable materials, but they don’t last forever. They have been known to come loose and fall out from time to time, and while there are many reasons why this can happen, it is always a stressful experience. Here’s what you should do after your dental filling falls out, including making a dentist’s appointment, managing the discomfort, and protecting the tooth until you can make it to the dental office.


Things to Consider When Choosing Dental Insurance

November 7, 2023

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Dental insurance on a computer screenDid you know that your oral and overall well-being are closely connected? Healthy teeth and gums are more important than ever before, but they don’t happen by chance. Brushing and flossing aren’t enough to keep your mouth healthy. The American Dental Association recommends seeing a dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup. Dental insurance is an investment in reduced rates for the services you need for optimal oral health. It’s open enrollment time, but you don’t want to just pick any dental plan. Here are 5 important things to consider when choosing dental insurance.


3 Cosmetic Dental Treatments That Can Make You Look Younger

September 14, 2023

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These days, is seems like just about everyone is trying to look a little bit younger. There are plenty of creams, salves, and surgeries that advertise age-reversing effects, but there’s one area of your appearance that you may not have thought much about: your teeth.

Your smile can undergo noticeable changes as you get older, and if you want to take years off your appearance, a little bit of cosmetic dentistry may be able to help you. Here’s are a few examples of treatments that can turn back the clock.


Beyond Wrinkles: The Surprising Healing Powers of BOTOX

August 10, 2023

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When you hear the term BOTOX, the first thing that probably comes to mind is its use in cosmetic procedures to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. However, this powerful substance derived from Clostridium botulinum bacteria has far-reaching applications beyond aesthetics. Let’s dive into the unexpected and transformative uses of BOTOX, exploring how it brings relief to various medical conditions, including the often debilitating symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder.


What to Know When Recovering from All-on-4 Surgery

July 6, 2023

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It can be very challenging to complete tasks you once found easy when you are missing teeth. Things as simple as chewing your food, speaking clearly, and smiling with confidence can be challenging. The good news is that there are a variety of tooth replacement options out there for people who have lost teeth. All-on-4 dental implants are a long-term solution for patients who are missing most or all of their teeth. However, they do require a surgical procedure, so there will be a recovery period. Here’s what you should know.


3 Lifestyle Changes to Make the Most of Your Dental Implants

June 13, 2023

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Have you recently received your dental implants to restore your complete smile? While these restorations may be the pinnacle of modern tooth replacements, you’ll want to implement ways to ensure they last as long as possible. Fortunately, you can do this with just a few simple lifestyle changes. Keep reading to learn a few easy adjustments you can make so that you can make the most of your new pearly whites.


Possible Preliminary Procedures You Might Need Before Dental Implants

May 5, 2023

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When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are the name of the game—thanks to their unique placement method directly into a patient’s jawbone, they offer root-to-crown tooth replacement that provides unmatched stability, lasting durability, and a beautiful, natural appearance that other solutions simply cannot offer. However, not everyone with missing teeth is immediately eligible for dental implants, and sometimes a certain preliminary procedure might be needed to help patients facilitate dental implants. Here’s more from your dentist about these procedures and why they might be necessary.


Exploring the Advantages of All-on-4 Dental Implants

April 2, 2023

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Dental implants are absolute game changers when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Since they’re placed directly into the jaw via surgery, they can offer unmatched support and stability for a patient as they restore their smile. One such way in which dental implants are utilized is the “All-on-4” method, also sometimes referred to as “teeth in a day.” Here’s a little more from your dentist about this unique treatment and how it can provide notable, lasting advantages for you and your future smile.


Are Dental Implants Worth the Cost?

March 29, 2023

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Dental implant on stack of cashBridges and dentures aren’t the only methods to replace missing teeth. 500,000 people every year are choosing dental implants and for good reasons. However, they are associated with a large price tag. Are they worth the cost? Yes! Here are 5 reasons dental implants are worth every penny.


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