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Using Dental Care to Boost Your Child’s Academic Performance

August 15, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — kingscott @ 4:44 pm
mother and son visit children’s dentist

The new school year will soon be underway, and you’re looking for any positive edge you can find to boost your child’s performance. You may be surprised to learn that effective dental care could play a significant role. As you continue reading, your children’s dentist explains the little-known connection between oral health and academic achievement, and how beneficial a dental visit can be!

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Invest in Your Tax Refund in a Healthy Smile

April 12, 2021

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Dental model biting tax refundThe tax deadline is right around the corner which means you’ve likely already filed or you’re waiting for your refund. This year, why not spend your tax refund on a beautiful, healthy smile? Instead of taking a vacation or buying a large ticket item, you can invest in your oral health and confidence by visiting your dentist. They’ll help you use your refund wisely to achieve the picture-perfect smile you desire.

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Can a Traumatic Accident Cause TMJ Disorder?

December 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — kingscott @ 8:18 pm
a fender bender car crash

TMJ disorder, or TMD, is a condition that can be caused by a variety of incidents including traumatic accidents like car crashes and sporting injuries. What many patients don’t realize is after they receive emergency medical care, they’ll need to visit their dentist in Monroe for an additional examination. Many medical professionals overlook TMJ damage in these cases, and in order to prevent additional damage to your joints, neck and facial muscles, and teeth, you’ll need to receive treatment from a dental specialist.

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Dental Insurance Basics: What Does Your Plan Cover?

October 16, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — kingscott @ 11:19 am
dental insurance paperwork on dark wooden table

About three-fourths of Americans currently have some form of dental insurance, according to the National Association of Dental Plans. However, many people aren’t quite sure exactly how dental insurance works. As a result, they might end up overpaying for the care they need, or even not getting that care at all. Here are some dental insurance basics to help you understand how your plan works and what kind of coverage you can expect.  

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Teeth Grinding: Common Causes and How Your Dentist Can Help

July 9, 2020

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Man peacefully sleeping in his bed

Have you been experiencing headaches, jaw pain, and chronic interrupted sleep? Although your first thought may be to shrug it off, these could be symptoms of a much bigger issue, like bruxism. According to the American Sleep Association, this habit of unintentionally clenching or grinding your teeth affects 10% of adults and 15% of children in the U.S. alone. If you think you may be suffering from this condition, then it is important to seek treatment before it irreparably damages your teeth. Read on for common causes and how your dentist can help.

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Why You Shouldn’t Wait to See the Dentist

June 11, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — kingscott @ 11:46 pm
Man visiting dentist near Monroe

Skipping your dentist appointment may not seem like an issue at first. After all, you don’t feel any pain or discomfort. There’s nothing wrong with your teeth. Why should you spend time at the dental office? Many adults avoid going to the dentist because of a variety of reasons including inconvenience, forgetfulness, fear, or embarrassment. The truth is that if you don’t have regular checkups or cleaning, any small issues you have could turn serious and even become a dental emergency. Read on to learn what your dentist near Monroesays can happen if you avoid your dental visits.

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How Does Your Dental Team Clean Their Instruments?

May 9, 2020

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Sterile instruments at the dentist

Keeping dental instruments and equipment clean is important in any situation, but it is especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because the Coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can be so dangerous, dental offices have taken many extra steps to limit the possibility of spreading the virus in the office. Being extra thorough when cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilizing surfaces and instruments is one of them. Your dentist can tell you exactly how they are sterilizing their equipment to protect themselves and their patients.

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Stay Smiling – Why Your Dentist Recommends Replacing Your Toothbrush

April 14, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — kingscott @ 12:53 am
Person with toothbrush

Many people don’t often think about replacing their toothbrush. If it seems to be working well and doing its job, you may think there’s no need to buy a new one. However, there are many good reasons to replace your toothbrush every three to four months. If you aren’t replacing yours regularly, you may be overdue to get a new toothbrush.

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5 At-Home Remedies for Toothaches During COVID-19

March 13, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — kingscott @ 2:24 pm
person getting mint out of their kitchen pantry

Over the last few weeks, several states have either extended or put into place shelter-in-place orders in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. In Louisiana, people are making an effort to leave their home less, and only go out if they need essential supplies or are required to work. Instead of risking your health in an effort to ease your toothache, here are five at-home remedies made from ingredients that you may be able to find in your pantry from your dentist in West Monroe.

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Does Teeth Whitening Work for Everyone?

February 13, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — kingscott @ 6:17 pm

before and after teeth whitening

Has something seemed a little off about your smile lately? Have your teeth been looking a little more yellow than you would like them to? Maybe you’ve tried over-the-counter teeth whitening strips before, but they didn’t quite deliver the results you wanted. Are you destined to suffer through having stained teeth forever? Not at all, thanks to professional teeth whitening from your dentist. Dental-grade whitening treatment has helped unleash the potential of countless smiles, but will it work for you? Keep reading to find out.

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