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More Than Meets the Eye: 4 Little-Known Facts About Dental Implants

December 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 8:41 am
A patient holding a dental implant model

If you’ve lost some teeth, you may want dental implants. Fair enough – many view the latter as the ultimate tooth replacements. However, it’s still a good idea to learn all about them first. You’ll grasp whether implants will work for you that way. (Spending money on an ill-suited treatment isn’t a smart move.) Luckily, your Phoenix dentist can share some key details with you. Read on to learn some little-known facts about dental implants.

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Tips for Finding an Emergency Dentist When Dental Disaster Strikes

October 13, 2023

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Man has tooth pain

By definition, emergencies are unexpected. If you find yourself in a dental crisis, you’ll want to already know how to get the help you need. In some cases, you should see a dentist, and in others, you should head to the emergency room. Here’s how to evaluate your situation and the severity of your symptoms so you can know where to go for care when you have a dental emergency.

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How to Sleep with a Toothache

August 3, 2023

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Patient lying in bed and holding their cheek

Living with a toothache is never fun. It can disrupt every part of your life, from eating to working. Then, at the end of the day, it can make sleeping almost impossible.

In fact, it’s common for patients who are experiencing a toothache to find that the pain gets worse just as they lay down to go to bed. There are several reasons that this may be the case, but there are also plenty of things that you can do about that. 

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

March 19, 2023

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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!

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How Veneers Can Instantly Straighten Your Smile

January 19, 2023

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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.  

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Does Getting a Dental Crown Hurt?

October 2, 2022

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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.

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4 Tips for Keeping Your Toothbrush Clean

September 3, 2022

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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.

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5 Important Questions to Ask Your Dentist

August 13, 2022

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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.

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Will My Dental Insurance Cover My Dental Emergency?

February 8, 2022

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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.

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Is Sedation Dentistry Expensive?

November 7, 2021

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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

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