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Shopping for Dental Insurance? Here’s What You Need to Know

November 4, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — cascobay @ 5:26 pm
Person using computer to shop for dental insurance online

Are you shopping for dental insurance? Whether you are dissatisfied with your old policy and want to refresh your coverage, or you are looking to purchase your first plan, you have an important task ahead of you. All of your choices might seem a little overwhelming. Don’t worry — this basic guide will walk you through the factors you should consider while you are narrowing down your options.

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5 Frequently Asked Questions About Post-Dental Implant Surgery

September 6, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — cascobay @ 5:29 pm
a dentist performing dental implant surgery on a patient

Preparing to undergo dental implant surgery? Unsure what you can expect after they are in place and you are at home recovering? This is a normal feeling for many patients, but fortunately, your dentist will provide detailed information to ensure your time spent healing is quick and successful. In this article, we will look at 5 common questions asked by patients about post-operative care. Hopefully, this information will help you feel more confident about your decision to choose dental implants to repair and restore your smile.

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5 Reasons to Have Your Dentures Refitted Right Away

July 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — cascobay @ 7:35 pm
Gloved hands hold dentures for upper arch

When properly fitted, dentures are extremely useful for helping you perform daily activities such as chewing and talking after you’ve lost your teeth. They can also boost your self-esteem and improve your appearance at the same time. However, over time the ridges of your gum tissue might start to shrink, and as a result your false teeth might not fit as well as they used to. Obviously, teeth that slip while you’re trying to eat are inconvenient enough on their own, but they can also lead to a number of oral health issues. Read on to learn 5 reasons why you should have ill-fitting dentures in Falmouth adjusted or replaced as soon as you can.

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7 Tips to Preventing a Dental Emergency

June 26, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — cascobay @ 3:34 pm
Dentist treating a dental emergency

According to the American Dental Association, roughly 5 million dental emergencies happen in sports-related accidents alone! Whether you wake up to pain in your mouth or crack your tooth on hard candy, these accidents can happen at the most inconvenient times. Therefore, it is important to protect your smile with proven tactics. Your dentist shares seven tips you can use to prevent a dental emergency from happening to you.

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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Think Twice About Replacing Your Metal Crown!

June 25, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — cascobay @ 6:57 pm
Woman smiling with metal crown replacement

Are you insecure about people seeing your metal crown when you speak or laugh? Then you are not alone. In the 1990s, metal crowns were the only option dentists and their patients had to fix damaged teeth. However, advancements in dental technology now provide patients with beautiful, white crowns that are as invisible as they are durable. Your Falmouth dentist shares why you shouldn’t think twice about getting a metal crown replacement.

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Understanding the Importance of Going for a Dental Check Up

June 23, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — cascobay @ 9:05 pm

Between 2012 and 2016, the percentage of adolescents with cavities dropped from 50% to 43%. Why? Namely, more people are checking in with their dentists.

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A Smile Makeover: 6 Amazing Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

May 29, 2020

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Do you ever see someone with a perfect smile and wish that yours was perfect too?

Porcelain veneers might be the solution.

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Trust a Professional: 5 Beautiful Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

May 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — cascobay @ 6:41 pm

A beautiful smile can light up a room and completely change the way you feel about yourself. When you don’t feel confident about your teeth, it interferes with all areas of your life, but thankfully, professional teeth whitening is an option for those who desire pearly whites.

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Periodontal Maintenance vs Regular Cleaning: The Differences Explained

April 21, 2020

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Your oral health is more important than you might think; it’s actually the window to your overall health. Because of that, you need to take good care of your teeth. Otherwise, your body’s health will suffer.

Part of keeping your dental hygiene in tip-top shape is getting regular cleanings. But what’s the difference between that and periodontal maintenance?

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Smile With Confidence! 7 Terrific Benefits of Dental Implants

April 6, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — cascobay @ 3:10 pm

As a child, you looked forward to losing teeth, but as an adult, dealing with a missing tooth can be both embarrassing and uncomfortable. While no adult likes losing teeth, it’s far more common than you might think.

Believe it or not, more than 120 million people have at least one missing permanent tooth.

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