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4 Tips for Avoiding a Dental Emergency During Summer Vacation

June 6, 2022

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woman smiling out of a car during summer

Summer is here, and you’re probably excited to head out for a vacation! While you’ll want to fully enjoy your fun in the sun, you also want to ensure you and your teeth are safe during your experience. The last thing you’d want is to deal with a dental emergency on your trip. But what can you do to minimize your risks of one? Read on to learn four tips to prevent dental emergencies during your summer vacation.

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4 Ways to Give Your Smile a Spring Cleaning

March 15, 2022

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person spring cleaning their smile by brushing their teeth

Every spring, many people thoroughly clean their homes by scrubbing surfaces, wiping away dust, and getting rid of old items that they no longer need. This allows them to make room for new purchases or just make their space less congested. Though this term is used to refer to shaping up one’s home, have you ever considered spring cleaning for your smile? If your oral hygiene could use some work, read on to learn about four Spring cleaning tips that will help get your smile on the right track.

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Will My Dental Insurance Cover a Dental Emergency?

February 7, 2022

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Woman wondering if dental insurance will cover her dental emergency

Like any other type of emergency, dental emergencies need to be handled right away by a professional if you want to get out of pain and avoid serious complications. Unfortunately, many people put off seeking the urgent dental care they need due to worries about cost. Ultimately this allows their condition to worsen and require more extensive and expensive treatments in the end. The good news is that if you have dental insurance, you can typically count on some form of coverage for emergency dental visits. Read on as we go over the basics of dental insurance coverage for emergencies.

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How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution to Floss Every Day

January 5, 2022

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woman smiling while flossing

If you’re like many people, you’ve known that you should floss every day, but you just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Why not change that in 2022? After all, a brand-new year has just begun, making now the perfect time to add flossing to your daily routine and keep your smile healthier in the long run. Of course, starting and maintaining a flossing habit can be difficult, but as long as you follow these tips from a dentist in Lexington, this could be the one New Year’s resolution that you actually keep!

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4 Important Questions to Ask at Your Dental Implant Consultation

December 2, 2021

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patient and dentist talking during a dental implants consultation

After searching the internet for the best way to replace your missing tooth, you find all kinds of information about dental implants. Perhaps you’ve learned all about the process and feel like you already know enough about this treatment, but you’re missing an important step before you can move forward—the consultation! You need to meet with a qualified dentist in Lexington and have a discussion. What questions should you ask them if you already have a pretty firm grasp on implants? Read on to find out!

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Look Out! 5 Holiday Foods To Avoid with Dentures

November 3, 2021

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Happy Thanksgiving sign with pinecones, pumpkins, and leaves

The holiday season is filled with creamy mashed potatoes, spiced pumpkin pie, juicy turkey – delicious foods as far as the eye can see! If this is your first Thanksgiving with dentures, then you may think that indulging in these seasonal staples is out of the question. In reality, you only have to be cautious of a handful of foods. After all, the last thing you want is for your day off to be spent in your emergency dentist’s office. To prevent that from happening, keep reading to learn which holiday foods you can and can’t eat with dentures.

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The Most Commonly Used Conscious Sedation Drugs

October 14, 2021

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young woman with conscious sedation

While looking over your monthly calendar, you realize that you have a dentist appointment coming up soon. Does the thought of it fill you with dread? Don’t worry – you’re certainly not alone. Many people suffer from dental anxiety, making them despise visiting their dentist. Fortunately, that’s where sedation dentistry comes in. It can make you feel completely comfortable and relaxed during your appointment! Read on to learn more about your sedation options and the drugs your dentist may recommend.

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3 Ways to Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits

September 17, 2021

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dental insurance form on table

Proper dental care is crucial to keep your teeth and gums in their best shape – and it requires more than just brushing and flossing. You must also see your dentist bi-annually to ensure there are no underlying oral health concerns. Luckily, dental insurance can make everything from standard checkups to complex procedures affordable! But do you know how to make the most out of your benefits while you still have them? If not, don’t worry – here are three ways you can maximize dental insurance benefits.

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4 Helpful Things Everyone with Dental Insurance Should Know

August 6, 2021

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smiling dentist holding a pink piggy bank

Whether you signed up for a plan through your employer, on your own, or through a family member, you probably understand the basics of dental insurance. You pay a premium every month, and your insurance company will pay for a portion of your dental care up to a certain point after you’ve met your deductible. Beyond that, however, your knowledge of the subject is scant. If you really want to save money and make the most of your dental insurance in Lexington, keep these four things in mind.

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The Most Common Ways Your Dentist Can Treat Your Dental Emergency

July 5, 2021

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woman with a toothache talking to her emergency dentist in Lexington

In a perfect world, no one would ever have to experience a dental emergency. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to completely prevent a tooth from aching or becoming cracked, broken, or knocked out. These situations can be stressful and scary, so knowing what to expect in advance can be a huge help. Although every dental emergency is different, here are six of the most common treatments that your emergency dentist in Lexington might use to heal your smile.

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