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Read our articles below to stay up-to-date and informed on the latest trends, findings and fun facts in dentistry.

4 Benefits of Getting a Smile Makeover

April 14, 2022

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In the United States, 33% of people are unhappy with their smiles and wish they could do something to improve them. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry offers a range of services that can do just that. From making your pearly whites look brighter to correcting misshapen teeth, there is an abundance of perks to getting a smile makeover. Read on to learn about five benefits of getting cosmetic dentistry to give you a more gorgeous grin.

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What Are Causes & Treatments for Shifting Teeth?

March 4, 2022

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Have you noticed something off about your smile recently? It is not uncommon. People look in the mirror one morning and wonder if that gap has always been there or if their teeth always overlapped that way. Well, teeth move gradually over time, meaning you often won’t notice until there’s a significant change. Read on to learn more about the causes of teeth shifting and how your cosmetic dentist in Springfield can help.

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3 Tips to Avoid Teeth Whitening Sensitivity

February 3, 2022

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Are you thinking about getting rid of any stubborn stains or discoloration on your teeth? You aren’t the only one. The majority of people hope to one day show off a set of bright pearly whites. However, many are concerned about committing to treatment because of the fear of teeth whitening sensitivity in Springfield. Although it’s possible, there are ways you can prevent experiencing discomfort during the process. Read on to learn three tips for avoiding sensitive teeth after whitening treatment!

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Tips on Bad Habits to Avoid with Dental Implants

January 4, 2022

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You wouldn’t buy a convertible and then leave the top down with a thunderstorm in the forecast – at least not without regretting it. Your dental implants are like that convertible. It’s not hyperbole to say that they are more valuable than a car in terms of their impact on your quality of life. It makes all the sense in the world that you would want to take good care of them, so they last many years.

On that note, there are things you really want to refrain from doing to ensure their lifespan. Here are dental bad habits to avoid from your dentist in Springfield to protect your implants.

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What Does Your Dental Insurance Cover?

October 14, 2021

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Did you know that about 77 million Americans have dental benefits? Most have private coverage through an employer or group program. Since dental insurance doesn’t work the same way as a typical medical insurance plan, it isn’t always the easiest thing to navigate. In order to fully maximize your coverage, it pays to know a few things about your plan. Continue reading to learn about the most common types of dental insurance plans and what you can expect yours to cover.

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Use Your Dental Insurance for Affordable Fillings

October 1, 2021

Image of a tooth-colored filling on molarYour enamel is the hardest substance in your body, but it can be weakened by cavity-causing bacteria. Although tooth decay is commonly thought to affect children, 26% of adults under the age of 64 have at least 1 untreated cavity. If you’re not having any pain, you may not want to spend the money to have it treated until it’s causing discomfort. Although you might believe you’re saving money, it can quickly lead to a dental emergency or the loss of your tooth. If you have dental insurance, you don’t need to stress over a large bill. You can enjoy discounted rates for fillings in Springfield; however, time is running out to use your coverage. Here’s how you can rehabilitate your smile without draining your wallet.

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Get Your New Dental Crown Before the Year Ends – Here’s Why!

September 17, 2021

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Are you in need of a new dental crown? It may feel like an easy thing to put off until your schedule clears up, but the truth is that you are much more likely to benefit from getting it before the year comes to an end. Not only is this crucial for the health of your smile, but it can also save your wallet! Continue reading to learn why you should get your crown now and how your dental insurance plays a role.

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5 Factors That Influence the Final Cost of Implants

May 19, 2021

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It’s only natural to want to know how much you’ll have to pay for dental implants, but if you do research on your own, you’re likely to have trouble narrowing it down to a specific price range. The fact is that there are a lot of factors used to calculate dental implant cost, and an estimate can only be made after your dentist has already had a chance to examine your mouth. Below are 5 variables that can impact the cost; keep these in mind while considering the financial aspect of the implant process.

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Is Beer Bad for Your Teeth? Find Out Here!

April 16, 2021

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Beer: it’s bubbly, delicious, and simply put, makes everything more fun. Maybe that’s the reason why Americans consume an estimate of over 6 billion gallons of beer each year. One of its most common negative side effects is “beer belly,” as this popular beverage contributes to weight gain. However, did you know it can also negatively impact the health of your grin? Read on to learn the ways beer affects your teeth as well as some steps you can take to protect your smile.

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A Dentist Debunks 5 Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry

March 1, 2021

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When you’re browsing the internet, there is no shortage of opinions and angles about anything you can think of. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to vet the information to determine if its accurate. This is especially the case when it comes to the world of cosmetic dentistry. It turns out there are a host of mistruths circulating that may cast a negative light. To prevent any confusion, a local dentist offers a rebuttal to 5 cosmetic dentistry myths. Continue reading for more details!

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