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How Can I Correct or Improve My Smile on a Budget?

January 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holmes @ 5:42 pm
a tooth laying on top of dollar bills

Are you struggling with one or several dental flaws in your smile? Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, you don’t have to live with teeth you aren’t proud to show off. While there are various treatment options to choose from, you may be wondering if the cost will be too much. Fortunately, you won’t have to break the bank to create your dream smile. Read on to learn how you can enhance your pearly whites on a budget.

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas That are Good for your Child’s Teeth

December 23, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holmes @ 5:47 pm
Stockings hung up by a fire

It isn’t the holidays without a set of stockings hung up on the mantle. But the typical stocking stuffers—caramels and candy canes—can be pretty rough on your kids’ teeth. Fortunately, there are some gifts that fill out a stocking, that your children will love, and that will actually prevent oral health problems. If you want some tooth-healthy stocking stuffer ideas, here are a few that your kids will love.

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5 Ways to Show You Appreciate Your Teeth This Thanksgiving

November 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holmes @ 3:10 pm
Woman taking a family picture during Thanksgiving

You have plenty of reasons to be thankful for your teeth. They’re what let you enjoy your favorite holiday foods, and they make it easy to speak and smile around your loved ones. But if you don’t take good care of your teeth, you could end up losing the blessings they provide. This Thanksgiving, show your teeth how grateful you are by keeping them safe with these 5 holiday oral health tips.

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Does Dental Insurance Cover Emergency Dentistry?

October 7, 2022

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Woman in pain at an emergency dentistDid you know 1 in 6 Americans has a dental emergency every year? A friendly game of soccer or slipping on wet cement can result in oral trauma. Whether a dental injury, toothache, or another issue has interrupted your day, you need to see an emergency dentist right away. You likely have several questions and concerns, like how you’re going to pay the bill, but there’s no reason to worry. Your dental insurance covers more than cleanings and checkups. Here’s how you can use your coverage to stop your pain and save your smile. 

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New Year, New You: Resolutions for a Healthier Smile

January 11, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holmes @ 9:22 pm
new year’s resolutions on journal

We’ve officially made it to 2022! Have you started working on your list of New Year’s resolutions? If you’re like most people, you’re probably brainstorming ways to increase your health and wealth. Well, by choosing to make your resolutions about your dental care, you can create a win-win situation for both your oral health and financial situation. That said, here are some ideas that’ll help you keep a healthy smile all year long!

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5 Ways to Make Your Thanksgiving Dinner Mouth-Healthy

November 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holmes @ 8:09 pm
closeup of turkey on Thanksgiving

It’s officially November, which means Thanksgiving is right around the corner! This special time of the year is about more than just showing gratitude and reconnecting with loved ones – you get to feast on all the delicious seasonal foods your heart desires! Unfortunately, this day of indulgence can be a nightmare for your oral health. By taking the following steps to protect your oral health, you can have a healthy Thanksgiving and keep your smile in its very best shape this holiday season.   

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Get Your New Crown Before the Year Ends – Here’s Why!

October 29, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holmes @ 11:52 pm
Closeup of dental crown on finger

Have you been told by your dentist that you’re in need of a new dental crown? It seems like it would be much easier to put off this task until 2022 comes around and your schedule clears up, but this isn’t the best idea for your smile or your wallet. This restoration is crucial for your oral health, and you want to ensure that you’re maximizing your dental insurance benefits. Continue reading to learn what can happen if you put off getting your restoration as well as how your dental insurance plays a role.

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Tips to Keep from Eating Too Much Halloween Candy

September 3, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holmes @ 1:28 pm
bucket of Halloween candy

In 2020, 148 million consumers planned to celebrate Halloween. As the second-largest commercial holiday in the United States, Halloween is a staple of American culture. Even though you know sugar is bad for your teeth, it’s so hard to resist with the temptation of Halloween candy around every corner. So, how can you make it through the spooky season with all your teeth intact?

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What is the Lifespan of a Dental Bridge?

April 29, 2021

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Dental bridge lifespan for a healthy smileIf you’ve lost a tooth or two over the years, a fixed bridge is an excellent solution to complete your smile. As the most traditional treatment for one or more consecutive missing teeth, you’ll invest in a natural-looking restoration. Since your bridge will take the place of your teeth, it will undergo daily wear and tear. Although it will be made of durable material, it won’t last forever. Here’s how you can promote your dental bridge lifespan to ensure it thrives for many years.

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5 Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry That You Shouldn’t Fall For

March 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holmes @ 3:19 am
Woman smiling

Are you thinking about investing is cosmetic dental treatment? After all, everyone wants to feel great about the appearance of their smile. The great thing about living in today’s world is the fact that you don’t need to settle for any aesthetic flaws in your smile that you aren’t fond of. You have all sorts of different options out there in the dental field. However, there are a lot of misconceptions out there about cosmetic dentistry. Continue readying to learn about some common cosmetic dentistry myths and why they are incorrect.

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