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Is Gum Disease Genetic?

February 5, 2020

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family smiling in the forest

Your eye color, hair texture, and height are all examples of things you may have inherited from your parents. But did you know that they might have also given you an increased risk of gum disease? That’s right, dental issues like gum disease can run in the family. Let’s examine just how likely it is that you’ll need gum disease therapy thanks to your parents.


What’s the Best Way to Replace Your Missing Teeth?

January 6, 2020

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older man smiling full set teethDo you have missing teeth? If so, then you’ve probably learned some ways to adapt. This may include giving up certain foods, smiling in a manner that conceals the gap in your teeth and more carefully pronouncing words. It can be difficult, though, to always make these accommodations. With the careful treatment of a local dentist, you can have any number of missing teeth replaced and get back to doing all the things you’ve had to omit from your life. As you continue reading, you’ll learn about the best option available for tooth replacement!


Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?

December 3, 2019

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woman holding InvisalignWhen you look in the mirror, does your focus instantly turn to your crooked, gapped, or misaligned teeth? You’re not alone. In fact, only 35% of adults have straight front teeth. Thankfully, it’s never too late to invest in a beautiful smile. You won’t need to use brackets and wires. Instead, you can choose a nearly invisible solution. Invisalign is virtually undetectable, giving you a sophisticated treatment to accommodate your lifestyle. Worried about the cost? You can use your dental insurance to lower the amount you need to pay. Your dentist will help you find the options you need to get a straight smile without breaking the bank.

What are Crowns Made of?

November 25, 2019

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all-ceramic dental crownsNow, your teeth can last for longer than ever because of revolutionary treatments, like dental crowns. Bonding a custom-made cap over the entire visible surface of a tooth allows damaged or compromised teeth to stay in place instead of needing to be extracted. Although you might be picturing a dark metal restoration, you can now enjoy a natural-looking solution because of the all-ceramic material used to make them. Rest assured, your crown will look and feel natural while lasting for several years to come.

How Important Are Your Child’s Baby Teeth?

September 18, 2019

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mother and baby brushing teeth together

Your child has the most adorable smile in the whole wide world. To keep it that way, you have to make sure their teeth and gums stay clean. If their baby teeth are going to fall out anyway, should you really bother taking care of their primary teeth? As it turns out, yes. Your little one’s baby teeth are crucial to the health of their adult teeth. Let’s take a closer look at why taking care of baby teeth matters.


Your Dentist Discusses Why Composite Fillings Are Better Than Metal Fillings

July 16, 2019

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metal filling

If you’ve ever had a cavity, you know what a filling is. It’s a method to restore a tooth damaged by a cavity back to its normal shape and function. If you’ve gotten a filling recently, odds are you’ve gotten one made of composite, and not metal. You may have noticed elderly folks with silver or gold fillings. However, these days people typically receive composite fillings that blend in with the color of the tooth. Let’s talk about why your dentist recommends you get a composite filling over a metal one.


What Procedures Does Your Insurance Cover From Your Dentist In Altavista?

June 13, 2019

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person researching dental insurance on laptopYou’ve been investing monthly in dental insurance, but you’re not exactly sure what it covers, which is why you haven’t used it. In order to get the most out of your benefits, it’s important to know the fine print of your policy and learn what services are 100% covered and which ones aren’t. Keeping up with your oral health can do a lot more than give you a bright smile, it can also protect your overall health. Read on to learn whether your insurance plan covers semi-annual checkups and cleanings and how visiting your dentist in Altavista regularly could benefit you. (more…)

4 Things to Consider When Looking for a Dentist in Altavista

May 20, 2019

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A young girl at her dental appointment.Choosing a dentist in Altavista is easier when you know what features to look for. Four things to keep in mind are range of services, online reviews, clinic location and equipment, and dentist credentials. Let’s look at each of these factors in a little more detail.


Invisalign 101: What You Need to Know to Determine if They’re Right for You

April 8, 2019

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an Invisalign alignerYou’ve heard about Invisalign, and although you might be intrigued, you’re probably still skeptical, right? How can a plastic mold of your teeth actually straighten them? It sounds too good to be true, but it’s not! If you’ve contemplated the idea of getting Invisalign but are unsure if it will do everything your dentist says it will, let us answer some of your questions. Hopefully, it will help you to decide if this is the right treatment option for you.


Your Dentist in Altavista Offers Oral Hygiene Advice for Children

March 25, 2019

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child flossingAs a parent, you want your child to be healthy and hygienic so they can have a productive lifestyle. Have you considered when to take your child in for their first dental checkup? Or how to create productive oral routines that prevent cavities? Your dentist in Altavista breaks down what to expect for your child’s first visit and how to encourage your child to love dental hygiene. (more…)

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