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Five Causes of Teeth Sensitivity to Heat or Cold: Info from Your Family Dentist

January 30, 2018 Published by Leave your thoughts

Your teeth may not give you any warning that something is wrong—that is, until you get a sudden stabbing pain after sipping on a hot or cold beverage. Is tooth sensitivity unpleasant? Yes. Can it be more than a minor inconvenience? Also yes! It’s important to pay attention to changes in the way your teeth respond to hot and cold and to notify your dentist as soon as possible, because there could be a more serious problem going on in your mouth. You also want to get your days back to normal. Mild to severe pain or sensitivity in a... View Article

How Much Does It Cost to Have a Dentist Fix a Chipped or Broken Tooth?

January 16, 2018 Published by Leave your thoughts

There are many ways to break a tooth. For instance, it could get chipped due to a hard impact with an object or cracked biting down on hard foods. There’s some okay news, and some bad news: depending on the severity of the damage, your dentist will either need to perform a simple cosmetic procedure or have to go through with expensive structural repair. The cost and repair needs are determined by the proximity of the damage to the nerve or pulp of the tooth, but an individual dentist’s fees should also be considered. So, what do you need to... View Article

Don’t Ignore Dental Pain!

December 28, 2017 Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s hard to ignore dental pain. You bite into a hard piece of candy and a sudden, sharp jolt shoots through your mouth, or you wake up with a toothache that throbs steadily throughout the day. It’s in our nature to try and wait out pain. But, unfortunately, dental pain doesn’t often subside on its own. In fact, it gets worse and often develops into new problems. Before you know it, you’re in agonizing pain and paying the hefty bill that comes from an emergency dentist. The lesson here? Don’t ignore dental pain! Dental pain—like all pain—is your body’s way... View Article

Be Sure to Use Up Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year

December 14, 2017 Published by Leave your thoughts

The end of the calendar year is fast approaching, which means your healthcare benefits are getting ready to reset for 2018. Before they do, make sure you’re taking full advantage of any you have left—especially if you have dental benefits that can be enjoyed! Even if you’re not due for a checkup, you might still be able to take advantage of dental services like teeth cleaning. Why Use Up Benefits? Your benefits are there to ensure you remain healthy, and that means maintaining your oral health as well. Instead of losing remaining yearly benefits because the year is up, you... View Article

Get Ready for the Holidays with Teeth Whitening

October 23, 2017 Published by Leave your thoughts

To maintain a happy mouth and a proud smile, it’s recommended that you brush your teeth at least twice a day with a quality toothpaste, and remember to floss. You also need to have your teeth cleaned and examined by a dental professional during the year to rule out cavities or other dental problems. But, go one step further, and you can also have beautiful stain-free teeth! The holidays are right around the corner, which means that professional teeth whitening will once again be a popular dental treatment request—even more so than during the rest of the year. Take a... View Article