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Dental Implant Surgery: Is It Going to Hurt?

April 28, 2021

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Young woman rubbing her jaw in concern

Because dental implants in Williamstown need to be placed via surgery, you’re probably worried about how much pain you’ll experience during the process. The short answer is, not very much – and certainly not so much that you should let it scare you away from new teeth that look, feel, and function like your natural smile! Nevertheless, it helps to have a clear idea of what level of discomfort you can expect during the implant process so that you can prepare yourself accordingly.

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The Right Foods to Eat After Having Your Teeth Whitened

March 15, 2021

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woman eating foods that whiten teeth

Professional teeth whitening can leave you with a set of gleaming-white teeth. Having a brighter smile can also roll back the hands of time, leaving you looking younger and more vibrant. After achieving these results, the last thing you want is to reverse course. As you continue reading, learn about foods that whiten teeth and discover which items should be avoided so that you can maintain your gorgeous new smile!

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This Can Happen When You Don’t Have Enough Saliva

March 8, 2021

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woman suffering from dry mouth

If you’re a smoker, chances are you’ve been warned about the potential health hazards. After all, tobacco retailers are forced to place a warning label on their products. There is an additional, and often overlooked, side effect of using tobacco products: dry mouth. It can contribute to a host of oral health problems. As you continue reading, learn about the potential issues that could arise and what you can do to prevent them.

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How Keeping Your Mouth Healthy Can Boost Your Immune System

January 7, 2021

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mother and daughter brushing their teeth together

In light of current events, the immune system has been in the news more in the past year than ever before. Along with stories about business closures and how Covid-19 works, you’ll often see experts on TV talking about how you can boost your immune system. Luckily, an easy way to do this involves something you should already be familiar with – daily brushing and flossing. That’s right, by taking good care of your oral health, you can reduce your risk of infectious diseases like Covid-19. How? Continue reading to find out.

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What Is the Connection Between Alzheimer’s and Gum Disease?

January 2, 2021

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Woman with bright red gums smiling

Although many people worry about getting cavities, it is also important to take steps to protect the health of your gums. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every two adults in the United States suffers from gum disease. Infected gums not only pose a threat to your oral health but have also been linked to other serious health problems, including Alzheimer’s disease. Keep reading below to discover what the latest research reveals about the link between gum disease and this serious brain disorder.

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How Autoimmune Disorders Impact Your Oral Health

December 18, 2020

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dentist explaining to a patient how autoimmune disorders impact oral health

Your immune system helps defend your body from potential illnesses. In a perfect world, it would only focus on outside pathogens, but in some people, the immune system attacks the body’s own cells and tissues. When this occurs, an autoimmune disease develops. These conditions can not only adversely affect your overall well-being, but also your mouth. Read on to discover how autoimmune disorders impact your oral health.

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Dentures or Dental Implants: Which One Prevents Jawbone Loss?

December 2, 2020

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gray-haired woman admiring her smile in the mirror

Are you missing several teeth? If so, you’re definitely not the only one. In fact, almost 70% of American adults aged 35 to 44 have lost at least one tooth, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Many of these people seek out solutions like dentures or dental implants as a way to avoid the embarrassment of having gaps in their grins. However, only one of these treatments prevents bone loss in your jaw. Keep reading to find out which option is better in terms of jawbone preservation.

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Will My Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

November 16, 2020

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Dental insurance claim form for dental implants.Did you know less than 3% of Americans meet or exceed their annual dental benefits? When the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, you’re going to lose anything you haven’t used. There’s no better time than now to use your remaining coverage to treat your missing teeth with dental implants. Believe it or not, you can use your dental insurance to help offset the cost of your new smile. Here’s how you can use your policy to invest in a permanent solution to treat your tooth loss.

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Are Dental Implants Covered by Dental Insurance?

October 23, 2020

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dental implant on top of stack of cash

Whether you’ve lost just one tooth or a whole mouthful, most dentists will agree that dental implants are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. You may have noticed that the cost of dental implants is usually much higher than more traditional options like dentures or dental bridges. Can dental insurance help to alleviate this cost? Keep reading below as we answer the question, “Are dental implants covered by dental insurance?”

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There’s No Time to Waste! Use Your Dental Benefits Today

October 17, 2020

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A young man sitting back in the dentist’s chair in preparation for his six-month checkup and cleaning

As the end of the year quickly approaches, you may be wondering if you’ve done all you can to maximize your dental insurance benefits. With so many challenges occurring throughout 2020, many people opted out of seeing their dentist for regular checkups because of shutdowns and practicing an overabundance of caution when trying to avoid COVID-19. Unfortunately, the benefits that come with your dental plan won’t roll over into next year just because of the chaos that ensued during 2020. To avoid losing your hard-earned money and keep your smile looking its best, a dentist shares a few quick tips for taking advantage of your policy while there’s still time.

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