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3 Important Reasons to Treat the Smiles of Seniors in Assisted Living

March 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 10:44 am
a senior woman smiling as she gets her teeth taken care of by her dentist

Whether you have a grandmother who has been a consistent source of support in your life or an elderly neighbor who has always been helpful and reliable, you know how much value the older generations hold. That’s why it’s important to take care of them as they have tended so many people over the years. One way to help them in their later years is to be sure they receive proper dental care while in assisted living. If a senior’s smile is neglected, it can cause some serious issues for them. Here are three reasons to keep their pearly whites and gums in top condition through preventive dental care!


How Veneers Can Instantly Straighten Your Smile

January 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 10:50 pm
closeup of patient smiling

Find yourself hiding your smile every chance you get? Many people feel self-conscious because their teeth are mildly or severely misaligned. If you don’t want to commit to orthodontic treatment, you may think that you’re out of options. Well, that’s not the case at all! You can always consider instant orthodontics with veneers. Read on to learn more about this solution and the benefits you’ll reap.  


Does Getting a Dental Crown Hurt?

October 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 6:29 pm
Illustration of a dental crown being placed.

Dental crowns are among the most effective means of restoring damaged or compromised teeth—however, even though they’re meant to help, some patients feel apathetic about receiving them, mostly due to concerns about pain. But if you’re slated to receive a crown, you have nothing to worry about; getting them is relatively painless and quite straightforward. Keep reading to learn more about dental crowns, including their many uses and what your dentist will do to ensure your comfort while you receive yours.


4 Tips for Keeping Your Toothbrush Clean

September 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 8:32 am
Toothbrush with toothpaste against a green background.

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you—so you should take measures to ensure that your pearly whites look as healthy and bright as possible! Brushing your teeth twice a day is one way to go about this; but in order to do this, you need a clean and functional toothbrush! Here are some tips from your dentist to help you keep your toothbrush clean and sanitary, so that it’s able to return the favor to your teeth.


5 Important Questions to Ask Your Dentist

August 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 2:21 pm
Patient shaking dentist’s hand during a checkup

When you visit your dentist for a checkup, you probably expect them to ask plenty of questions. But do you have anything you want to ask them? Dental checkups can be a great opportunity to learn more about dental care as well as any services the practice offers that you might benefit from. Below are 5 questions that you might want to bring up the next time you see your dentist.


Will My Dental Insurance Cover My Dental Emergency?

February 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 5:18 pm
Man with dental insurance holding his mouth in pain

Whether you’re enjoying a night out on the town or eating some of your favorite snacks while watching a movie, a dental emergency can strike when you least expect it. If you notice your tooth starting to hurt or become loose after a bad fall or biting on something just a bit too hard, you may be experiencing a dental emergency. With this in mind, you may be wondering what kind of coverage you can expect from your dental insurance plan.


Is Sedation Dentistry Expensive?

November 7, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 6:12 pm
piggy bank atop model teeth representing cost of sedation dentistry in Phoenix

Do you have dental anxiety, find dental care uncomfortable, or experience soreness while sitting in the examination chair? These are just a few of the most common reasons why people avoid seeing the dentist. Thankfully, with the help of sedation options like oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide sedation, practically anyone can enjoy relaxing and comfortable dental visits! That just leaves one last barrier: how much does sedation dentistry in Phoenix cost? It may be more affordable than you think! Read on as we go over some important information about the cost of dental sedation


Root Canal vs. Tooth Extraction: Pros and Cons

October 14, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 4:07 pm
woman shrugging trying to decide between root canal and tooth extraction

As you sit in the dentist’s chair in pain, you wait to hear your treatment options. You think your tooth could need a root canal, but you wonder if you should just take it out completely. Root canal or tooth extraction: which one would be better for you? In this post, you’ll learn about these two options, their advantages and disadvantages so you can make an informed decision if this situation ever happens to you.


Need a Filling? Save Money by Acting ASAP!

September 12, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 12:56 am
Happy patient at appointment to use dental benefits in Phoenix

Do you suspect that you need a filling? You might require this treatment if one of your teeth seems extra sensitive lately or you are experiencing other possible symptoms of decay. Even if your teeth aren’t bothering you, your dentist might have informed you that you need a filling. Either way, if you have been delaying treatment due to concerns about cost, now is the time to act! Let’s talk about how you can take full advantage of your dental benefits in Phoenix and spare yourself from serious dental problems in the future.


4 Patients Who Can Benefit from Sedation Dentistry

August 23, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 2:27 pm
patient who is getting help from a sedation dentist

You’ve avoided going to the dentist for long enough. You know these visits are important, but you dread them because you tend to gag and feel uncomfortable in the chair. But you don’t have to struggle with dental appointments! Although sedation dentistry is most often associated with treating patients with dental fear or phobia, it can also help other patients. Keep reading to learn more about whom sedation dentistry can benefit and how it can make your appointments more enjoyable.

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