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Top 3 Reasons Dental Implants are Worth the Cost

October 12, 2020

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Are dental implants worth the cost?Over 500,000 people each year are choosing a dental implant over a traditional prosthetic because it is the closest replica of a natural tooth. Unfortunately, dental implants are more expensive upfront than conventional solutions. If you’re on a tight budget, are dental implants worth the cost? Absolutely! Here are 3 reasons they are an investment in your smile.


Insurance Reminder: Don’t Lose Your Dental Benefits

October 11, 2020

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Dental insurance sign for visiting dentist. Believe it or not, the end of the year is only a few months away. As the leaves begin to change and we head into the holiday season, don’t forget to see your dentist for a cleaning and checkup or to have your damaged tooth repaired because your dental insurance will expire on December 31st. If you don’t use your remaining benefits before then, you’re going to lose them. Now is the ideal time to maximize your coverage.

Oral Health and Your Immune System: Another Reason to Take Care of Your Smile

August 3, 2020

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Woman smiling in her dentist’s chairFrom new workout regimens and juice cleanses to vitamin supplements and strict diets, it seems like everyone is on a mission to improve their overall health amid the current pandemic. But did you know your oral health can play an equally important role in fighting off viruses? All too often, oral care regimens and bi-yearly visits to the dentist are neglected in lieu of demanding work schedules and school activities. However, it is more important now than ever to prioritize your dental care. Read on for the link between your oral health and your immune system and six good dental habits to start today!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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