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3 Good Reasons to Have a Regular Dental Checkup

June 24, 2019

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Patient at dental checkupYou haven’t seen your dentist in the past year. You’ve just been too busy at work and don’t think you can afford any time off. And really, what’s the harm? You brush twice a day and floss daily; that’s all you really need to do, right? Not so fast. Having a dental checkup at least twice a year is an important part of maintaining good oral health – as well as good overall health. Here are 3 reasons why you should make sure to schedule those appointments.

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Your Cosmetic Dentist Offers 2 Alternatives For a Straighter Smile

May 22, 2019

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person smilingYou never had the opportunity to get braces when you were younger, but now it feels like it’s too late to get the straighter smile you’ve been dreaming of. With your professional career, you don’t think anybody will take you seriously with a mouth full of brackets and wires distracting them from everything you’re saying. Lucky for you, your cosmetic dentist offers a couple of alternatives without taking away from your mature look. Six Month Smiles and Invisalign treatments can give you the results you’re looking for without all the inconveniences of traditional braces. Ditch the cumbersome look and check out the latest advancements in dentistry by reading below! (more…)

Here are 4 Key Things You Need to Know About Teeth Whitening

April 10, 2019

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attractive woman smiling nice teethIf you’re looking to make a positive impact on a person at a first-time meeting, it’s important to have an attractive smile. Teeth stains can definitely act as a hindrance, though. Thankfully, there is help available with teeth whitening provided by your local cosmetic dentist. Before you undergo the process, here are 4 things you should know.

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A Quick Primer on How Dentist Insurance Works

March 27, 2019

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dental professional caring for patientOne reason why more people don’t see the dentist is fear of costs. Dental coverage is one way of making treatment more affordable. But how do you know which plan is right for you and your family? It helps to know a little bit about the different options. Some of the more popular choices include PPO plans, HMO plans, and discounts for specific services.

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Will My Insurance Cover a Same-Day Crown?

February 4, 2019

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woman in dental chairDo you need a dental crown? Now, you can get the restoration you need in a single appointment. CEREC technology resolves the common disadvantages of the traditional method, allowing you to enjoy a same-day crown that looks like a real tooth. You can benefit from the latest technology while keeping your treatment within your budget using your dental insurance. You have the affordable and convenient solution you need to rebuild your smile.
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Why Root Canal Therapy Is the Best Solution for Cavities

January 31, 2019

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Root canal therapy is a better option for most patients than extraction. Even a single missing tooth can create a hiding spot for dangerous bacteria and put unnatural stress on the remaining teeth. The result is more cavities in the long run. A root canal avoids these disadvantages while freeing the patient from toothache pain.

In this post we’ll look at what causes cavities and why modern root canals are more comfortable and more effective than they were in the past. Use this information along with advice from your dentist to make informed decisions about your oral health.

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Five Signs That You Might Need Root Canal Therapy

December 6, 2018

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Person with healthy smileThe phrase “root canal therapy” is one of the most dreaded and most understood terms in the English language. Many of us associate the idea of a root canal with extreme, and sometimes unnecessary, discomfort. This is unfortunate, because, in reality, a root canal is a gentle, comfortable procedure that can do much good for the patient’s oral health.

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Your Dentist Explains the Various Benefits of CEREC

December 2, 2018

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Woman smiling. Dental crowns have been used for over 100 years to restore patients’ teeth. Thankfully, modern dentistry has progressed to give you the best-looking crown yet. These are caps that fit on top of your teeth to not only restore its strength, but it restores the aesthetic appearance of your smile as well. These crowns typically take multiple visits to be placed, but now, modern technology allows crowns to be placed in just one appointment! Keep reading to learn the benefits of CEREC same-day crowns from a trusted dentist.

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Bad Breath? Learn About the Causes (and Solutions) From a Dentist!

October 7, 2018

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A woman covering her mouth with both handsFew personal problems are more embarrassing than bad breath – but everyone experiences it at some time or another. In fact, Americans spend around 10 billion dollars each year on breath-freshening products, which is no surprise when you consider how bad breath can affect your overall confidence. Often referred to by a dentist as halitosis, this common problem can rear its head at the worst times, including first dates, job interviews and meetings at work. But what causes it – and what can you do about it? Keep reading to find out!

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Tips from a Dentist in Petaluma for Avoiding Gum Disease

September 20, 2018

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Person with healthy smileBrushing, flossing and seeing your dentist in Petaluma is important for preventing tooth and gum disease. But, for those who are already suffering from these conditions, laser therapy is an effective way to treat the symptoms and promote lasting recovery.

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