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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?”


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

October 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkassem @ 6:46 pm
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.


Is Cosmetic Dentistry the Right Option for You?

September 3, 2020

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Woman smiling at cosmetic dentist

Everybody wants to feel confident and proud to let others see their smile. There’s nothing better than showing it off for the camera without having second thoughts about your appearance. However, it can be difficult to decide if committing to cosmetic dentistry is the right option for you. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about cosmetic dentistry and how to decide if you’re making the best choice for your smile.


Traditional vs. Same-Day Dental Crown: Which Is Better?

August 28, 2020

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Patient smiling in treatment chair

From reinforcing damaged teeth to serving as an anchor for an implant, dental crowns are a versatile treatment selection used by thousands of dentists each day. Since they are one of the most popular, common, and cost-effective options, you likely already know quite a bit about them. But did you know that there are two different types? If you need a dental crown but are unsure whether a traditional or same-day dental restoration is the best choice, then keep reading.


10 Things You Should Know About Getting a Tooth Pulled

July 24, 2020

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young woman getting her tooth pulled

Whether you need your wisdom teeth taken out or you have a tooth that’s damaged beyond repair, tooth extractions are a fairly common procedure that most of us experience at some point in our lives. Even though a dental extraction is a somewhat standard treatment, many people are still nervous at the thought of it. Since some of this anxiety is due to fear of the unknown, learning more about the procedure can help calm you down. With that said, here are ten things your dentist wants you to know about having a tooth pulled.


Thumb Sucking and Your Child’s Oral Health: What You Need to Know

July 13, 2020

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close up of child thumb sucking

In the first few years of your child’s life, there’s hardly ever a dull moment. It feels like you’re constantly trying to protect them from the various dangers the universe throws at them while simultaneously giving them the space they need to learn and grow. All these stresses can make parents start worrying about the little things, like thumb sucking. In general, thumb sucking is a normal habit for young kids looing for entertainment or comfort. But by what age should they stop? How does this habit affect your little one’s oral health? Here’s what a children’s dentist wants you to know about thumb sucking.


Dental Phobia Is Real: Here’s What to Do About It

June 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkassem @ 9:11 pm
Woman with dental anxiety covers her mouth at checkup

Not many people are thrilled about spending time in the dentist’s chair. However, research suggests that 20% of Americans are so anxious about receiving dental care that they avoid it until absolutely necessary. In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, even those of us without “dental phobia” are feeling a heightened sense of worry when it comes to visiting our dentist. Read on to learn more about what you can do about your dental anxiety and what your Williamstown dentist is doing to keep you safe if you need to come in for care during the pandemic.


My Denture is Damaged! What Do I Do?

May 10, 2020

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Woman holding damaged dentures

Even though your dentures may seem like they will last a lifetime, sometimes they become damaged from general wear-and-tear. They endure plenty of stress and strain due to frequent chewing and constant pressure. The average denture last between 5-10 years. When they do become damaged, rushing to the dentist is not something you can easily do while you are still home in quarantine. However, you can’t keep going on when your dentures have been damaged. Read on to learn some tips from your dentist about what you can do until you can visit your dental office.


Which Types of Toothaches Count as a Dental Emergency?

March 11, 2020

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Pained man holds hand to his face because of a toothache

Unfortunately, there are a wide variety of factors that can cause our teeth to hurt. Sometimes, the discomfort can be easily remedied with improved oral hygiene, better brushing practices, or quitting a bad habit. Other times however, that pain in your mouth could indicate a much more serious issue in your smile. Here’s how to tell if your toothache can wait until your next dental appointment or if you need immediate care from your Williamstown emergency dentist.


How to Find the Perfect Family Dentist

February 20, 2020

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family of four smiling in the sunlight

As a parent, chances are you’ve got a lot on your plate. Between taking your kids to school, sports practice, and their friends’ houses, you’ve got almost no time for yourself. Not to mention the fact that you have to take them to a pediatric dentist across town twice a year, which eats into your already limited free time. One way to save a little bit of time is by switching to a family dentist, or a practice that treats patients of all ages. Keep reading to learn the benefits of seeing a family dentist and how to select one that you and the kids will love.

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