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10 Things You Didn’t Know Your Dentist Was Doing at Every Checkup

July 7, 2021

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dentist examining mouth during checkup

Most of the time, people think they know what to expect when they show up for their bi-annual checkup. They answer a few questions about their at-home dental care, the dentist looks at their teeth, cleans them, and boom – out the door! It may seem like a simple process (hence why most people find it harmless to skip routine visits), but your dentist does a lot more than you may think. Read on to discover ten things you didn’t know your dentist was doing at every checkup.


What Does Cosmetic Dentistry Include?

June 9, 2021

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Attractive smile using cosmetic dental treatments in ArlingtonYou can have the picture-perfect smile you desire using the latest advancements in dentistry. Whether you’re unhappy about discoloration, chips, or old metal fillings, there are cosmetic dental treatments in Arlington that can help you. Your dentist will combine the art and science of dentistry to create a harmonious, balanced, and beautiful smile you’ll be proud to show off. Here are 4 popular treatments that might be right for you.


What’s the Difference Between Medical & Dental Insurance?

April 26, 2021

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a stethoscope sitting on an insurance claim form

Insurance is a complicated subject to understand, whether you just signed up on your own plan for the first time in your life or you’ve been individually insured for years. It’s because every plan is different, and you don’t really know whether or not something’s covered until you need the treatment. In addition, just because you may understand medical insurance coverage, doesn’t necessarily mean that your dental insurance benefits work the same way. Read on to learn how to understand the difference between these two types of insurance.


What Do Dental Implants Feel Like?

February 5, 2021

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Dental implant

Are you missing teeth? Fortunately, you live in a time when you don’t have to settle for gaps in your smile. You have several options when it comes to replacing your missing teeth, including dental implants in Arlington. This method is preferred by dentists and patients alike because of their many benefits. But what do implants feel like? Continue reading to learn more about how they work and what they will feel like after the placement procedure.


6 Things to Consider When Shopping for Dental Insurance

November 7, 2020

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Man with orange question mark wonders about dental insurance

Dental insurance can make all the difference when it comes to preventing dental issues and preparing for unexpected oral health problems. However, with so many different plans and policies available, choosing the right one can feel somewhat overwhelming. It’s essential that you understand the terms and details of all your options. Otherwise, you may end up paying far more than you need to or not have coverage when you need it most. Read on as your Arlington dentist shares six things to keep in mind when choosing the dental insurance plan that’s right for you and your family.


What Does Your Dental Insurance Cover?

October 22, 2020

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Dental insurance sign on a wall.More Americans than ever have private dental coverage, allowing them to see their dentist for affordable rates. Although over 164 million Americans have dental insurance, 42% of adults don’t see their dentist as often as they should. The American Dental Association recommends everyone schedules an appointment at least twice a year; however, many people skip routine visits because they fear a large bill. There isn’t any reason to worry. You can get the services you need without breaking the bank.


What Unique Barriers Do Millennials Face When it Comes to Their Oral Health?

September 30, 2020

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young millennial sitting at a desk and smiling

Millennials are a group of people that researchers say were born between 1981 and 1996. Today, in 2020, this generation has witnessed a lot of landmarks, including the first iPhone launch in 2007, the transition from manual to electronic car windows, the housing market crash in 2008, and now, the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s no wonder why people between the ages of 24 to 39 may not be prioritizing their oral health as much as they should be. Millennials face a number of unique challenges when it comes to their oral health, but fortunately, that doesn’t mean they have to accept a less than healthy smile.