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5 Ways Cigarettes Affect Your Teeth and Gums

December 20, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 9:01 pm
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While smoking cigarettes might look cool, the consequences of using tobacco are anything but. Bad breath, yellow teeth, and even tooth loss are in your future if you don’t put the cigarette down, according to your dentist and other oral health experts. Smokers are more than twice as likely to develop significant oral health problems such as gum disease. Read more to learn five ways that smoking cigarettes negatively impacts your dental health.


Which Is Better: Invisalign or Porcelain Veneers?

December 4, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 8:25 pm
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Do you have mildly crooked front teeth but don’t want to suffer through the hassle that is metal braces? Then, you’re in luck, because modern dentistry offers more choices than ever before to correct your problem. Two of the most popular treatments are Invisalign and porcelain veneers. Invisalign’s clear plastic trays shift your teeth into a straighter position, while veneers are thin porcelain coverings that give the appearance of straighter teeth. Let’s look at the benefits of each treatment to help you make that decision.


Planning for Dental Implants: What to Expect From the Procedure

November 21, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 1:34 pm
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Sometimes, the unknown can be more daunting than it actually is. If you’re preparing to get dental implants, your mind is probably swirling with concerns, questions, and ideas about what’s going to happen during each appointment. Instead of wondering and planning for the worst, you can ease your mind by knowing exactly what to expect. Read on to learn how you can prepare for your dental implant placement and what benefits you’ll be able to enjoy once you have completely healed.


Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits Before They Renew

November 14, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 7:00 pm
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Most people avoid delving into the details of their dental insurance plans because it seems like a tedious and stressful process. With the right dentist in La Plata by your side, you can save yourself from out-of-pocket costs and get the most out of your dental investment. Most patients are unaware that their plans restart on January 1st and that any unused benefits will be lost. Read on to learn how you can save money while optimizing the health of your teeth and gums.


Sedation Dentistry: Don’t Let Your Fear Keep You From Visiting The Dentist

October 30, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 2:09 pm
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Does the thought of your dentist wheeling over a cart of metal tools that are seconds away from being in your mouth scare you? The thick, sterile-smelling air of dental practices can cause waves of anxiety for some people, especially ones who have had bad experiences in the past. If you’ve been putting off getting dental treatments that you’ve needed for the sake of your mental health, it could cause those issues to become more severe. Luckily, sedation dentistry offers multiple techniques that allow patients with phobias and anxiety to comfortably sit through their treatment without having to worry about a thing. Read on to learn about whether oral conscious sedation or nitrous oxide can help you.

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