Brushing and flossing are effective at keeping cavities and gum disease at bay, but the American Dental Association also recommends a cleaning and checkup every 6 months. Although you know you’re supposed to visit your dentist, no one can afford a dental bill right now. However, when it comes to your smile, your oral health needs aren’t an area to pinch pennies. You can invest in healthy teeth and gums, even if money is tight. Here are 4 ways you can save money using your dental insurance.
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November 16, 2022
4 Ways Visiting a Dentist Saves Money
August 4, 2022
When Should I Whiten My Teeth Before a Special Event?
If you’ve got a wedding, graduation, or some other type of big event coming up, you’re probably already thinking about how to look your absolute best for it. One thing on your mind might be your smile—since your pearly whites are one of the first things that people notice about you, it’s in your best interest to make sure they look healthy and bright! One way to ensure this is teeth whitening. Here’s more from your dentist about the process to help you figure out when to whiten before an event and some tips to help you keep your results.(more…)
July 6, 2022
Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?
Whether you are a denture wearer now, or you are eager to start exploring your tooth replacement options, it seems to be apparent that dental implants are a preferred option by numerous dentists and patients. Ultimately, they have so many benefits that you can’t find with other tooth replacement options. However, dental implants are quite an investment. Are they worth the cost? Continue reading to learn about the many benefits of implants so you can determine whether or not they are an ideal option for you.(more…)
June 4, 2022
Why Your Dentist Has Recommended a Tooth Extraction
You’re visiting the dentist for a checkup and things are going well—that is, until your dentist informs you that you’re going to need a tooth extracted soon! A small knot forms in your stomach as you picture a pair of forceps being guided towards your mouth. But you have absolutely nothing to worry about; your dentist won’t remove any of your teeth without a good reason. That said, here’s what you need to know about tooth extraction, why it’s sometimes necessary, and why it’s no reason to panic!(more…)
April 6, 2022
5 Things To Know When Getting Braces as an Adult
Are you unhappy with your smile? Most people wish they can have perfectly straight teeth to show off a confident grin. Fortunately, you can always consider getting braces to achieve the look you want. And you don’t have to be a teenager to undergo orthodontic treatment. Read on to learn five things to know when getting traditional braces as an adult!(more…)
March 4, 2022
Why Should I Replace Metal Fillings?
Science-fiction fans realize that Terminators seem to do just fine being made of metal, but that doesn’t work out so well for humans. Did you know if you have too many metal fillings, it can raise the level of mercury in your blood? According to a 2009 position paper from the American Dental Association (ADA), this mercury exposure may be associated with neurological diseases, multiple sclerosis, and Alzheimer’s. Keep reading to learn about the risks of dental amalgam fillings, which contain various metals including mercury, as well as a great option to replace metal fillings in Mobile.(more…)
January 4, 2022
Interested in Invisalign? Here’s What You Should Know
Are you looking to achieve your dream of having a beautifully straightened smile? If so, then you may be considering all the alignment treatments that are available. Aside from traditional braces, you’re probably considering going with Invisalign in West Mobile due to its clear appearance. Although Invisalign may seem like the perfect orthodontic option, it’s important to know what to expect before jumping straight into the process. Here are a few things to consider before choosing Invisalign.(more…)
December 15, 2021
5 Reasons Why Invisalign Is Better Than DIY Clear Aligners
Companies like SmileDirectClub that offer DIY clear aligners allow patients to achieve straighter smiles at home for a smaller upfront cost than Invisalign. While it may seem like these companies are a great way to perfect your pearly whites on a budget, they may not be as good as they seem. Read on to learn why Invisalign is likely the better choice for your smile.(more…)
August 25, 2021
Invisalign vs. Braces: What’s the Best Way to Straighten Your Smile?
Straight teeth do a whole lot more than make you feel confident and attractive. They also make your teeth healthier in the long run, leading to lower dental bills later on. If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, you might feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of options available these days. Metal braces and Invisalign clear aligners are two of the most popular solutions, but how can you choose which one is right for you? Read on as we compare Invisalign vs. braces to help you make that choice!(more…)
July 11, 2021
3 Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Between the ages of 15 to 25, most people have a third set of molars erupt, known as wisdom teeth. In the past, humans needed the extra molars to properly chew their food. Nowadays, they don’t serve much purpose. As a result, the human jawbone has narrowed throughout time, which means few people have enough room in their mouths to accommodate more teeth. This can lead to wisdom tooth pain. Although you might hope it will resolve on its own, it’s often a symptom of an impaction. Here are 3 signs you need to schedule a wisdom tooth consultation.