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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.

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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.

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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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Do You Have a Dental Emergency? Here’s What You Can Do To Relieve Discomfort

October 16, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 3:46 pm
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Dental emergencies happen at the most inconvenient times. They can be so unexpected that it’s often difficult to think clearly and act in a timely manner to prevent further damage from occurring. The best way to overcome the shock and stress caused by a dental emergency is to be prepared, that includes having your local emergency dentist’s number taped on your refrigerator just in case. If you can’t get to them right away, be sure to follow these at-home tips to ease your pain.

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Heard These 5 Myths About Gum Disease? The Truth Could Save Your Life

September 14, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 8:36 am
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The Centers For Disease Control estimate that nearly 65 million Americans have some form of gum disease (also called periodontal disease). Most people know how important it is to have healthy teeth but don’t spend much time thinking about their gums. This common condition causes inflammation of the gums and underlying bone that surround the teeth and can have serious consequences, including tooth loss. The first step to overcoming gum disease is having the right information about it, so keep reading to learn the truth about 5 common myths you may have heard. 

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