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The Best (and Worst) Sweet Treats for Your Teeth This Halloween

The Best (and Worst) Sweet Treats for Your Teeth This Halloween

Are your favorite treats playing tricks on your teeth?

There’s something about fall weather and the quickly approaching holiday season that tends to spark a higher consumption of sweets, especially around Halloween.
Sugar and dental health aren’t the best of friends, and while it’s easy to tell yourself to just not eat candy, this isn’t a very realistic approach. Instead of trying to avoid candy altogether, focus more on keeping the sugar binges in check and indulging in sweet treats that aren’t as bad for your teeth.
Let’s take a look at some of the best and worst options, so you can keep your teeth healthy all season long. read more…

What Is a Dental Crown and Why Do I Need One?

What Is a Dental Crown and Why Do I Need One?

Dental crowns can help you smile again. 

Dental crowns are a great treatment used to restore the natural function and appearance of a damaged or weakened tooth. After your natural tooth has been reshaped to accommodate the crown, it’s placed over your tooth like a cap. Dental crowns are often made of a strong, stain-resistant porcelain material and only require a good oral hygiene routine once they’re placed in your mouth. If you take good care of them, they can last about 15 years before they need to be replaced. 

Crowns are surprisingly versatile, and are used in a number of restorative and cosmetic procedures. Due to this, there are a number of reasons you could need or want to receive a crown. Here are the issues that crowns are used to treat most often.  read more…

Save Your Teeth: Reasons to Avoid Cheap Dental Treatments

Save Your Teeth: Reasons to Avoid Cheap Dental Treatments

Inexpensive dental treatments could end up costing you more.

In the U.S., a staggering one out of every three adults doesn’t have dental benefits. And in one survey, 59% of adults reported that they avoid dentist visits due to cost

The lack of adequate dental coverage, even for those paying for dental insurance plans, is alarming. In truth, many dental plans act far more like having AAA for your mouth, with their aim being solely on prevention. By limiting coverage of restorative procedures—something most of us require at some point in our lives—and creating confusing terms to their plans, these companies leave patients confused, frustrated, and overwhelmed. 

But don’t let these aggravations keep you from receiving proper, and cheap dental treatment. Seeking out cheaper alternatives that cut corners in order to lower the cost of dental care, more often than not, causes far more harm than good. These methods may appear to cost less up front, but they always end up costing far more in the long run.  read more…

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