Why Visit The Dentist?

In today’s post, we share a personal story from a patient: For many years, I didn’t have ‘go to the dentist’ at the top of my to-do list. But all that has changed. I now consider visits a crucial part of my personal health plan.  Here’s why… Teeth won’t stay healthy without regular dental visits.

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5 Critical Things To Know About Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, typically called gum disease, is inflammation or infection of the gums. For the most part, periodontal disease is preventable. This condition is so pervasive in the US that it has been called a ‘health crisis’ by the ADA. Fortunately, periodontal disease can be treated. If left untreated, it can cause permanent damage such

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Are There Drawbacks to Dental Implants?

Are dental implant procedures too expensive? Are dental implants unsafe? Are dental implants experimental? Is the surgery painful? Does it take a long time to recover? The answer to all of these is No. Let’s talk about it. Dental implants are an investment in a better lifestyle Dental implants aren’t cheap. We understand that. But

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Tooth Tips For Traveling

If you are scheduled for a long vacation or business trip, make sure you are taking any dental requirements into account. It’s always a good idea to have a checkup with your dentist prior to leaving on long vacations, especially if your trip is taking you to developing areas without modern dental care. This quick

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What If My Dental Insurance Doesn’t Cover Dental Implants?

For years, the dental industry has been advocating implants as the preferable tooth restoration option in most circumstances. But many dental insurance companies don’t cover teeth implants. The dental insurance industry seems to be stuck in 1970. For example, many insurers will cover dental bridges. Clearly, dental insurance companies rarely make coverage decisions based on

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Implant Dentures: Fixed Or Removable?

Now, denture wearers have an amazing new tooth replacement option. Implant-retained or implant-stabilized dentures both provide numerous advantages over standard dentures. Secure in the mouth—no slipping Offers up to 100% natural chewing function The upper denture doesn’t cover as much of the palate Comfortable Little or no gum irritation Doesn’t reduce the speaking ability Strong

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Is Tooth Sensitivity a Dental Emergency?

You can experience tooth sensitivity when the enamel of your teeth starts to thin. Or when nerves in your teeth become exposed. You may feel pain only when you drink hot or cold liquids. Or it could take place any time you chew. Is tooth sensitivity a dental emergency? If tooth sensitivity comes on suddenly,

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What’s the Difference Between Silver Fillings and White Fillings?

In today’s post, we discuss fillings. What is a composite filling? Composite fillings are comprised of a mixture of glass or quartz and resin which results in a natural tooth-colored material. They are extremely durable when bonded to the tooth with adhesive. What is an amalgam filling? Amalgam fillings are also called “silver fillings” though

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Think It’s Not Necessary To Replace Missing Back Teeth?

Some men and women who lose a posterior tooth question whether to replace it. After all, it doesn’t show when you smile and there are other teeth to take over the chewing functions. Why not avert the expense to replace it and save some money? Actually, there are several important reasons to replace a back

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What Can Fluoride Do For You?

Hello, and welcome to Dental Care Today PC – E. Dale Behner DDS. Today’s post focuses on fluoride: ‘What is it, exactly, and why is it so beneficial to your dental health?’ The Miracle Mineral Fluoride is a mineral, plain and simple. Fluoride occurs naturally in different foods as well as in water. Many adjust

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