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Is a Dental Savings Plan Right For You?

March 25, 2022

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When it comes to meeting with your dentist for a six-month checkup, you may be wondering how you’ll pay for treatment, especially if you are uninsured. Whether your employer doesn’t offer dental insurance, or you simply cannot afford to pay for a plan, it can be daunting attempting to care for your smile without the protection of available coverage. But did you know many dentists provide patients with the option to enroll in a dental savings plan? Read on to learn more about these programs and if one might be right for you.

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Invisalign vs. Veneers: Which One’s Right for You?

February 4, 2022

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woman with puzzled expression

Are you unhappy with your smile? Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, there are now many ways you can achieve your dream look. Invisalign and veneers are two excellent options that can help correct and improve the appearance of your teeth. However, each treatment helps you upgrade your smile in different ways. If you need help determining the right one for you, continue reading as your cosmetic dentist in St. Peters explains the difference between Invisalign and veneers.

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How to Keep From Damaging Your Oral Health During the Holidays

December 8, 2021

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After the holidays are over, you may be preparing for your first dental checkup of the new year. When visiting your dentist, you might assume everything appears fine, but you may not realize that a cavity has formed as a result of your seasonal eating and lifestyle habits. Learn why this time of year is one of the worst for your oral health and what you can do to prevent worsening dental problems while visiting family and friends.

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4 Tips to Stay on Track with Invisalign During the Holidays

November 14, 2021

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a woman in holiday pajamas and holding Invisalign

The holiday season is upon us, and if you’re like others who wear Invisalign clear aligners, you may be wondering what you can do to keep your orthodontic treatment on track. Although it might seem as if it’s an impossible feat to enjoy all the different foods while also dealing with a more relaxed schedule, you’ll be pleased to know there are four helpful tips you can use to ensure you don’t experience an Invisalign delay.

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4 Back-to-School Tips for Teens with Invisalign

August 31, 2021

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Closeup of teen holding Invisalign aligners

Over the summer, you could easily monitor your teen to ensure they were following all of their orthodontist’s recommendations, from brushing consistently to wearing their aligners for 22 hours a day. However, once they start the new semester, the responsibility of staying on track with their treatment timeline shifts solely to them. To set your child up for success, keep reading for four must-know back-to-school tips for teens with Invisalign.

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Why Summer is the Perfect Time for Dental Implantation

June 2, 2021

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older man smiling with dental implants

There’s something about the bright-sunny days of summer that make you just want to smile. However, you may be a little hesitant to do so if you don’t have a full set of teeth. Thankfully, there is a solution: the placement of dental implants. Continue reading to discover what separates implants from other forms of tooth replacement and why summer is the absolute best time to have your smile rejuvenated!

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5 Health Problems of Ill-Fitting Dentures

February 8, 2021

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Ill-fitting dentures being replaced.If you’ve experienced significant tooth loss, dentures are an excellent solution to rebuild a beautiful smile. They’ve undergone several improvements over the years to enhance their function and comfort. Unfortunately, it’s common for dentures to fit poorly as time passes because your jawbone will slowly shrink. Although it might not seem like anything more than a nuisance, ill-fitting dentures can affect your general health. Here are 5 health problems linked to slipping dentures.

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5 Benefits of Getting a Smile Makeover

December 12, 2020

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man with beautiful smile after getting a smile makeover

Everyone wants a beautiful smile that they’re proud to show off. However, did you know that a smile makeover can do a whole lot more than just improve the way your teeth look? It can also boost your overall health, quality of life, and other areas of your life as well. Read on as your cosmetic dentist shares five benefits of getting a smile makeover that you may not have considered before.

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Am I Too Old for Dental Implants?

September 15, 2020

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Older woman with dental implants holding an apple.Despite the latest innovations in dentistry, tooth loss is still a common problem. At least 36 million Americans are missing one or more teeth. Nowadays, there are more options than ever to replace lost teeth; however, most patients prefer dental implants because they closely replicate the natural tooth structure. Although you’d like to enjoy their benefits for yourself, you’re concerned you might be too old for them. There isn’t any reason to worry. Patients who are well into their golden years are candidates for dental implants.

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COVID-19 & Dental Aerosols: The Importance of Seeing a Dentist With Clean Air

June 30, 2020

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patient holding a dental suction device

Due to the emergence of the COVID-19 crisis, visiting a dentist with clean air is important now more than ever. When your dentist uses fast-moving instruments, such as a polisher, it can create a plume of harmful aerosols that can spread throughout the treatment area, and potentially further. That’s why it’s vital to visit a dentist with clean air and who uses advanced chairside suction. Read on to learn more about the creation of dental aerosols and how dentists are working to purify the air and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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