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Invest in Yourself with Your Tax Refund

April 23, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — cascobay @ 11:58 am
woman thinking about what to do with her tax refund

After a year like 2020 (and a rocky start to 2021), practically everyone is hoping to make a fresh start. If you’re expecting a tax refund in the near future, you’re likely going over your options on how to invest it. Many people will put the money toward a much needed vacation or paying off debt, but one of the most effective ways to get the biggest bang for your buck is to invest in your smile. While it might not be the most exciting prospect, this can easily provide you with tremendous benefits both in the short and long-term, and here’s how.

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5 Ways Smiling Can Benefit You

March 4, 2021

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Woman smiling

As you already know, smiling is a universal language. Everyone does it and we all know what is means! Whether you are laughing at a funny joke or you’re showing excitement because your team won the big game, putting your pearly whites on display is a great way to demonstrate how you are feeling. As amazing as it is to be happy and laugh, smiling is also beneficial for your overall health! Continue reading to learn about the many benefits of smiling.

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5 Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry That Will Surprise You

February 18, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — cascobay @ 2:31 pm
a piece of paper with the words "reality" and "myth written on it and "myth" is circled with a red colored pencil

According to survey results published by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the number of people investing in non-metal restorations, teeth whitening, veneers, and cosmetic bonding has more than doubled in the past five years. More people are investing in their smiles as well as their mental wellbeing. If you’re on the fence about scheduling a consultation, consider what’s holding you back. If it’s any of the five myths listed below that you’ve convinced yourself is true, then it’s time for you to pick up the phone!

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4 Reasons to Start the New Year with a Dental Checkup

January 28, 2021

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Smiling male patient attending dental checkup in Falmouth

What are your plans for 2021? Perhaps you are hoping for a return to normalcy after COVID-19, or maybe you have set some ambitious goals for your career or fitness. Here is another reasonable item you might add to your to-do list in the new year: take great care of your oral health. Let’s talk about some of the benefits you can experience for both your smile and your budget when you schedule a dental checkup in Falmouth early in 2021.

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4 Stocking Stuffers to Make Any Adult Smile

December 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — cascobay @ 5:58 pm
an image of three holiday stockings hung on the mantle

While candy and toys are great options for stocking stuffers, your dentist in Falmouth would like to recommend alternative options that promote better oral health. There’s no doubt you and your loved ones will be enjoying plenty of holiday cookies and treats, but if you want to avoid providing them with more sugar-filled goodies, read the following article detailing 4 great stocking stuffer ideas that will keep their smile healthier year-round.

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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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Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

October 15, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — cascobay @ 1:04 pm
dental implant in Casco Bay next to natural tooth

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, about 120 million Americans are missing one or more teeth. What’s more, at least 36 million don’t have natural teeth left. If you’re part of these statistics, you may have thought about rebuilding your smile with dental implants. While implants can replace any number of missing teeth, they admittedly come with a higher price tag than traditional bridges or dentures. Can you expect your dental insurance in Casco Bay to cover the cost? Keep reading to find out.

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5 Frequently Asked Questions About Post-Dental Implant Surgery

September 6, 2020

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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

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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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