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Understanding the Cost of Invisalign

October 11, 2020

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Aligner to show the cost of Invisalign.Clear aligners are the patient-preferred solution for teens and adults who want to correct their alignment issues without noticeable brackets and wires. Unfortunately, many people believe they are too expensive, but this isn’t the case. In fact, you might be surprised to learn the cost of Invisalign is less than you’d expect. Your dentist will help you find suitable options you need to keep a straight smile within your budget.


Do You Hate Your Dentures?

October 1, 2020

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Image of complete dentures for tooth loss.Natural teeth can be preserved for longer than ever using the latest innovations in dentistry; however, 35 million adults still struggle with complete tooth loss. Traditional dentures have been the go-to solution to replace an entire arch of missing teeth because they are convenient. Unfortunately, although they look and feel more realistic than ever, they will always have their limitations. If you hate your dentures, you’re not out of options. You can enjoy the next best thing to your real teeth using dental implants.


Can Adults Benefit from Dental Sealants Too?

September 27, 2020

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La Plata dentist placing dental sealants

For decades, dentists have used dental sealants to help protect their patients from tooth decay. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that this simple treatment prevents 80% of cavities in the back teeth, where about nine out of 10 cavities occur. While dental sealants are typically given to children, adults can benefit from them as well! Read on as your La Plata dentist explains how dental sealants work and when you should consider them as an adult.


Don’t Forget to Use Your Dental Insurance Before 2021!

September 9, 2020

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Dental insurance paperwork from La Plata dentist

Even though it’s only September now, it’s not too early to start thinking about next year. With all the holidays and busy schedules that come with them, the new year will be here before you know it! That’s why it’s important to make the most of your dental insurance now before it renews in January. Read on as your La Plata dentist shares some tips for making the most out of your dental insurance before 2021 so you don’t end up wasting your benefits!


Ask a Dentist: How Does Gum Disease Develop?

August 27, 2020

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Dentist conducting a dental exam

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a whopping 50% of Americans have gum disease. Plus, it is one of the most common reasons patients visit their dentist and it is recognized by the CDC as one of the top three oral health problems U.S. adults face today. While many patients are aware of the negative consequences, like an increased risk of a stroke and heart disease, few are aware of how it develops. Therefore, a dentist is sharing the three stages as well as five prevention tactics every patient should know.

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