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Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month

Children's Dental Health Month

Did you know—February is Children’s Dental Health Month? Getting kids started with good dental health and hygiene habits early in life can help support a lifetime of healthy smiles. Ideally, children should have their first dental visit before their first birthday. If you’ve missed that milestone, it’s not too late to get started. We love to see kids of all ages in our office! In the meantime, here are several ways you can encourage the habits that lead to good oral health.

Something to Talk About         

Make healthy smiles a topic of everyday conversation. Look for opportunities to talk about the healthy eating and oral health habits that support healthy smiles and why they’re important.  When discussing trips to the dentist, talk about it in positive terms...

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Sedation Dentistry for More Comfortable Dental Care

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Does the thought of going to the dentist frighten you? Do you avoid dental visits for fear that you’ll discover just how much (potentially painful) work your teeth need? You’re not alone.

Many dental offices accommodate reluctant patients and ease their worries by offering Sedation Dentistry. Sometimes referred to as sleep, relaxation and anxiety-free dentistry, Sedation Dentistry is the use of medication and other anxiety and pain relievers to help promote a more comfortable experience at the dentist. And its popularity is rapidly growing.

Who’s a fit for Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation Dentistry may be a fit for you if you meet the following criteria. However, be sure to consult with a dentist trained in this procedure to be sure that it’s appropriate for you.

  • You’re scared of going to...
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Teeth Whitening: Finding the Right Option for You

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What impact would white teeth make on you? Would you feel more confident in your appearance? Would you smile more? Whatever your answers, if you’ve been thinking about teeth whitening the guidelines below will help you find the right option for you.

Clarifying Your Teeth Whitening Expectations

First, get clear about what results you expect from your teeth whitening treatment. Are you looking for a subtle boost in whiteness? Craving a dazzling Hollywood Smile? Either way, your ideal teeth whitening procedure will depend on your whitening goals.

Time, Money, Compliance and Your Teeth Whitening Options

Your dental hygienist should be able to match your whitening goals with an option that fits your budget and time constraints.

Considering an over-the-counter option? According to Sharon Zast...

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Is Invisalign® right for you?

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Children and teens may be a good fit for traditional, bracket-and-wire braces. But what if you’re an adult who wants to improve your smile—while still looking presentable? The virtually invisible plastic aligners of Invisalign slip discreetly over the teeth and can even be removed for limited intervals during your day so you can eat, brush and floss freely. And while no orthodontic treatment is perfect…a better, more functional smile can now be had by the many adults who would’ve otherwise resisted the dreaded “brace face.”

How does Invisalign stack up against traditional braces?

To help you weigh the pros and cons of Invisalign v.s. traditional braces, Dr. Jordan Beyea of Creative Smiles in Gilbert Arizona covered some of the pros and cons of Invisalign.

 

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Considering a Dental Implant or Dental Bridge?

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Deciding whether to move forward with a dental implant or dental bridge comes down to whether or not you really get why either of the treatments could benefit you. An effective dentist will equip you with all the information you need—and knowing your learning style can help. The more information your dentist has about how you learn, the better he or she can help you “get it.” Browse the learning styles below. You’ll find tips on what to ask for so you understand your options based on how you learn.

If you’re a visual learner, you need to see the value. Ask to see before and after pictures, benefits charts, and infographics. An infographic by Dear Doctor, Inc. is a simple visual that illustrates the mechanics of a Dental Implant and a Dental Bridge and is precisely the format visu...

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Periodontal Disease: What You Should Know

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Why is periodontal disease a major oral health problem? The answer lies equally in your hands as it does with patients. One of your priorities as a dental professional is how you compel your patients to accept and comply with the best periodontal treatment you have to offer. This depends on your ability to diagnose, treat, educate and sell. And it’s not just about you and your patients. Dr. Jordan Beyea of Creative Smiles in Gilbert said its key to “make sure you and your staff are on board with an effective, well-managed diagnosis and treatment protocol.” Here’s how:

Periodontal Treatment and Diagnosis Protocol: Define, Train, Execute, Repeat

According to DentistryIQ, hygienists are likely to report that “our periodontal program is non-existent...

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Dental Prevention: When Was Your Last Oral Cancer Screening?

Dental Prevention - Oral Cancer Screening

One of the most important parts of your oral health is dental prevention.  You might not know this, but your dentist is an expert in identifying and diagnosing oral pathology inside of the mouth as well as along the face and neck.

Smokers Aren’t the Only People to Get Oral Cancer

Yes, smoking and smokeless tobacco can increase your risk of developing oral cancer, but other risk factors include viruses like HPV, sun exposure, and genetic predisposition. Even if you’re extremely healthy, eat right and use proper sun protect you can find yourself developing oral cancer. That’s why it’s so important for your dentist to screen for the condition during every preventive care visit.

Early Diagnosis is Key

The earlier oral cancer can be identified, the better outcome you have when it com...

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Will Your Dental Insurance Pay for That?

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If you’re like 99.9% of dental patients, anytime you need to schedule any new type of dental procedure, you will be asking “does my dental insurance pay for that?” This is a great question, and one that’s important to ask in order to avoid unexpected fees that could creep up on you without knowing any better. When looking at dental services that you may require additional dental financing might be required.

Layers of Coverage Amounts

It’s always better for you to see your dentist regularly if you want to keep your cost of care down. Dr. Jordan Beyea of Creative Smiles, located in Gilbert Arizona, stresses that “when your dentist diagnoses diseases at earlier stages, they are much more affordable to treat...

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Choosing a Dentist that Takes Your Dental Insurance

Dental Insurance - Choosing the right dentist

Have you ever been frustrated with trying to find a high quality dentist in your insurance network? Maybe the one you’ve seen for years is no longer a participating provider or you just aren’t sure whether or not you can use your insurance at certain offices. If this sounds familiar, here are a few things to keep in mind:

Ask Your Dentist if They Accept Your Insurance

Many dentists are happy to accept certain types of insurance, but they may not be a preferred provider. What that means is the dentist can file claims on your behalf, but the final reimbursement may be slightly different than what the dentist is actually charging you. With this option you can still continue seeing the provider of your choice. Dr. Jordan Beyea, who practices dentistry in Gilbert Arizona stresses that you s...

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