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Can You Be Too Old for Cosmetic Dentistry?

June 15, 2022

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Senior receiving dental care from a cosmetic dentist

You may wonder if you still qualify for cosmetic dentistry if you’re an older individual. It’s a natural question to ask. After all, you might think your aged body can’t handle a smile sprucing. However, that’s far from the truth. In fact, people of any age can receive service from a cosmetic dentist. As proof, here’s a summary of why you’re never too old for cosmetic dentistry and three example treatments that are great for seniors.


The Step-by-Step Process of Getting Dental Veneers

April 12, 2022

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person going through last step of the veneer process

Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are commonly used to correct cosmetic flaws with one’s smile, like chips, cracks, gaps, misshapen teeth, and minor alignment issues. Though the veneers process is a much quicker and easier way to make your smile look straighter than with traditional braces or clear aligners, there are still a few steps involved. Read on to learn about the veneer process so that you have a better idea of what to expect from the procedure.


Enjoying the Holidays Without Ruining Your Teeth

December 21, 2021

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an assortment of holiday foods in Arlington

Making it through the holidays without ruining your teeth can be harder than it sounds. Between coworkers feeding you treats at work, family members baking you pies, and neighbors bringing over heaping plates of cookies, there’s temptation everywhere you look. So, what can you do to protect your teeth? Read on to learn five tips that will help you keep your oral health in good condition this holiday season.


Need a Dental Crown? You Have Options!

November 7, 2021

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Dental lab making restorations and dental crownsA single dental crown remains the most common restorative treatment, despite continual advancements in dentistry. The versatility of a custom-made cap makes it the ideal solution to preserve the health and function of a compromised tooth. Depending on the material you choose, a crown can also provide aesthetic benefits. You have more options than ever when selecting a material for dental crowns, but not all will be right for you. Here’s how to make the smart choice for your smile.


Do Dental Crowns Hurt?

October 22, 2021

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closeup of a tooth with a dental crown in Arlington

During your last visit to the dentist, they informed you that one of your teeth is severely damaged and recommended getting a dental restoration that completely encircles the tooth called a dental crown. Though dental crowns are designed to protect the tooth from further harm, does the procedure to get one hurt? To help you know what you can expect, here’s how the procedure works and some of the benefits of getting a dental crown in Arlington


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.

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