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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.


Diabetes and Gum Disease: How Blood Glucose Can Affect Your Smile

July 26, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 11:50 am
woman with diabetes checking her blood glucose levels

You have a lot on your plate. In addition to the normal stresses of work and home life, you also have diabetes, which means you worry about your blood glucose levels as well. Unfortunately, you’re far from being alone. About 34.2 million Americans (about one in ten) already have diabetes, and 88 million American adults have prediabetes. That’s about one out of every three adults in the US!

Along with diabetes comes the risk of many other diseases, such as heart, kidney, and eye disease, just to name a few. One related issue that many diabetic patients forget about is gum disease. In this post, you’ll learn more about this condition, how diabetes and gum disease are related, and what you can do about it.


Scared of Getting a Tooth Extracted? Read This!

June 25, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 7:15 pm
Closeup of woman with fear of tooth extractions

Did you know that roughly 75% of American adults avoid getting much-needed dental care due to dental-related anxiety? So, if the thought of visiting your dentist makes your heart race and sends a bead of sweat down your spine, you’re not alone. The good news is that there are a few tips you can utilize the stay calm in the treatment chair, whether you have a fear of tooth extractions or get stressed during routine checkups. Keep reading to learn what they are!


The Link Between Chronic Stress & Your Oral Health

April 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 3:36 pm
Woman experiencing stress at work

Stress. In small doses, it can help boost your brainpower, motivate you to succeed, and even increase your immunity. Prolonged, chronic stress, however, can lead to high blood pressure, fatigue, anxiety, and even heart disease. Plus, it can wreak havoc on your teeth and gums, significantly taking a toll on the appearance of your smile. To prevent that from happening, keep reading to learn about the link between chronic stress and oral health (and a few must-know prevention tactics!).


Tooth Sensitivity: What It Means and What to Do About It

March 18, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 2:37 pm
woman with tooth sensitivity drinking coffee

As you groggily make your way to the kitchen in the morning, you pour yourself a hot cup of coffee to start the day. When you take a sip, you feel a startling ping of sensitivity in one of your teeth. That woke you up!

You immediately start to worry and wonder: What could be wrong? Is tooth sensitivity a serious problem? Should you call your dentist? Read on to learn the answers to these questions and help you know what you should do next.

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