A Better Smile Family Dentistry Blog


comparing the price of dental implants

Why on Earth Do Implants Cost So Much?

Dental implants are the top-of-the-line when it comes to natural and functional replacements for missing teeth, but that excellence can come with a hefty price tag. Replacing missing teeth can have a positive effect on your health,

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Boy putting in his sports mouth guard

Protecting Kids’ Teeth During Sports

Wearing a mouth guard during sports activities is one of the best ways to avoid injuries to your child's teeth & emergency dental care. Mouth guards, which are made from a plastic or rubber material & fit over the top arch of teeth, not only protect your teeth, but also protect lips & cheeks from being damaged by teeth during an impact.

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woman with bruxism grinding her teeth

The Facts & Mysteries of Bruxism

Bruxism is what dentists call teeth clenching and teeth grinding. The symptoms of bruxism are fairly easy to spot, as are the complications that can result from it.

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busy businessman dental patient running to appointment

We Respect Your Busy Schedule

If we're honest with ourselves, we know that visiting the dentist is not high on your list of favorite activities. As much as we love dentistry & caring for smiles, we know the general public doesn't quite share our passion. That's why we do everything we can to make sure we provide dental care in a way that respects your busy schedule.

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using oil pulling to prevent tooth decay

The Truth About Oil Pulling

Among the many health fads and rumors going around the web, oil pulling is one that we dentists get asked about a lot. The question is, does oil pulling really prevent tooth decay?

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woman wondering about going to periodontist

What’s a Periodontist & Why Do I Need One?

You're used to going to the dentist & just seeing the doctor, the hygienist & maybe a dental assistant. But now you've been told you need to see a periodontist too. Now you're thinking, "Perio-what?"

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new year insurance trick

A Little-Known Dental Insurance Trick Can Save You Money

When it comes to dental insurance, or insurance in general, many of us are quickly baffled. There are so many different types of plans & unfamiliar vocabulary that it often feels like trying to learn a new language. However, there is one important concept about your dental insurance that you should absolutely know, & it can save you money!

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man wonders what dental fillings are made of

What Are Tooth Fillings Made Of? (Hint: Not Frosting!)

Ask anyone over the age of 40 and they'll tell you that getting a dental filling used to mean adding a gleam of metal to your mouth. Recently, modern dentistry has adopted new high-tech materials that imitate the look of natural teeth

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use insurance benefits to save money on dental care

Be Sure to Use Your Dental Benefits Every Year

If you have dental insurance, your insurance company provides you with a certain dental benefits each year. In case you're not very familiar with insurance vocabulary, you can think of an insurance benefit as a dental service that the insurance company pays all or most of the cost of. Most dental plans cover the most common preventive services at 100%, meaning the insurance company pays 100% of the cost & you pay nothing.

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detox water can help cause tooth decay

Why Your Detox Water Is Bad For Your Teeth

These do-it-yourself fruit and herb infused water concoctions are supposed to be great for your overall health, but there's one problem: detox water can be really bad for your teeth!

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