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Are Same-Day Crowns Covered By Insurance? A Dentist Explains

June 19, 2020

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Someone holding a same-day crown in one hand and money in the otherIf you have a tooth that’s been severely damaged by a cavity or fracture, a dental crown is an outstanding treatment option that will restore its health, function, and appearance for many years. And whereas traditional crowns are done in two visits, a CEREC same-day crown offers the same great quality in just one. But one common question a dentist hears is, “Are same-day crowns covered by insurance?” Keep reading below for the answer.

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Why Your Dentist Is Asking You to Rinse Before Your Appointment

May 18, 2020

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Smiling Petaluma dentist pouring antimicrobial mouthwash into cup during COVID-19Your next dental appointment may look somewhat different than your last visit before the COVID-19 pandemic. A wide variety of additional infection control protocols have been established to keep you as safe as possible when getting the dental care you need in COVID-19. Before your dental treatment begins, your Petaluma dentist may ask you to rinse your mouth out with an antimicrobial mouthwash. Here’s what you need to know about this new step in your routine dental visits during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Dental Emergency During COVID-19? Visit a Dentist for Help!

April 15, 2020

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woman with toothache needs to visit compassionate emergency dentistThe COVID-19 virus has interrupted American lives like no other event in history, forcing the country to shut down. To help control the spread of the virus, dentists have placed most of their dental care services on hold. Does that mean that when a dental emergency strikes, you should head to your local ER? An emergency dentist says, “No!” As you continue reading, you’ll discover the better option.

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6 Oral Hygiene Habits to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

March 28, 2020

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dentist washing their hands

With the recent COVID-19 outbreak, many people are living in constant fear of contracting the virus. People are wearing masks and gloves whenever they have to go out, washing their hands more than normal, and staying at least six feet away from others. But did you know there are a few other habits you can implement to help prevent the spread of the disease? Keep reading as a dentist lists a few oral hygiene habits you can take to keep your teeth, gums, and body healthy.

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Say Goodbye to a Flawed Smile with Porcelain Veneers

February 7, 2020

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Smiling woman getting porcelain veneers in PetalumaDid you know that most celebrities weren’t born with those flawless smiles they show off on the red carpet? Many of them, including Tom Cruise, Celine Dion, and Morgan Freeman, owe their beautiful pearly whites to a simple cosmetic procedure known as porcelain veneers. Years ago, only movie stars used these dental upgrades, but now anyone can have a silver screen-worthy smile! This quick, non-invasive treatment is ideal for fixing a variety of cosmetic dental imperfections with dazzling results. Here’s everything you should know about porcelain veneers in Petaluma.

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Shine Bright in the New Year with a Whiter Smile

January 2, 2020

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Woman pointing at her beautiful smile.

How are you planning on bettering yourself in the New Year? Instead of running five miles every day or reorganizing your whole house, why not start improving your life with the help of a whiter smile? Whether it’s from age, injury, or staining foods, discoloration is a natural part of life that can leave you embarrassed of your smile. Brightening your pearly whites in 2020 is an easy and affordable New Year’s resolution that can have a noticeable impact on your daily life. Find out all the benefits you can enjoy thanks to a brilliant smile and what your best options are for teeth whitening in Petaluma.

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Planning for 2020: How to Keep Your Smile Healthy!

December 28, 2019

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Woman smilingCan you believe it’s already 2020? Once thought of as the year of the future, it’s time to start planning the future of your oral health. There are some easy steps you can take to make 2020 your healthiest year yet while also taking advantage of your dental insurance benefits with services like dental implants. With a little know how, you can enjoy a clean and beautiful smile while also saving your hard-earned cash.

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Does Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

November 8, 2019

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model of dental implantDental implants are an investment in your oral health and your quality of life because they closely replicate your natural teeth. A titanium implant post is inserted into the jawbone to act as a new root while an abutment connects a custom-made restoration to it. Together, they offer a solution that can last for several decades with the right aftercare. Unfortunately, many people think dental implants are not an option because of their cost. Although you will pay more upfront, they are more affordable and cost-effective than you might have heard. In fact, you might even be able to use your dental insurance to rebuild your smile without breaking the bank.
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4 Reasons To Replace Missing Teeth and How Dental Implants Can Help

October 5, 2019

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3D image of a single implant in lower jawboneMissing a tooth doesn’t impact your oral health very much, right? Think again! Most people are surprised to learn about the many unanticipated consequences of losing even one tooth. And since tooth loss is so common, there’s a good chance that you or someone you know will experience it at some point. Fortunately, we live in a day and age where there are excellent replacement options like dental implants that look and feel incredibly natural. Keep reading to learn about the 4 problems you can develop if you fail to replace your missing teeth.

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What Are the Parts of a Dental Implant?

September 25, 2019

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diagram of dental implant

Dental implants have been used for decades as a way to easily replace missing teeth in a way that looks and feels completely natural. If you’re missing one or more teeth, you’re probably interested in dental implants to restore your smile. Maybe you want to learn a little bit more about them before you invest in them. That’s why we’ve written this guide to the parts of a dental implant.

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