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What Does Dental Insurance Cover?

December 25, 2023

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Close up of hands covering a molarOver 156 million Americans have dental insurance, but less than 3% of people will meet or exceed their annual limits in 2023. Let’s face it, dental insurance can be confusing because it works differently than your medical coverage. Don’t throw money in the trash. Here’s how your dental insurance works and what you can do to maximize your coverage before it expires.

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Use It or Lose It: Why Now is the Perfect Time for That Needed Dental Crown

November 30, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — therouxdental @ 6:00 pm
A dentist talking to her patients about their dental insurance

Have you been putting off getting that dental crown? If so, now might be the best time to make it a priority. Every year, almost 100 billion dollars in unused dental insurance premiums go to waste in the US. This isn’t money that goes back into your pocket or rolls over into the next year, it just goes poof! Don’t put it on the table and leave. Get the dental crown you need!

If you want to know why you should get your dental crown now and how to navigate your insurance, continue reading.

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How Aging Can Affect the Way Your Smile Looks

October 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — therouxdental @ 2:10 pm
Close-up of a woman’s lips and teeth

As time passes, you may notice that your smile isn’t as bright as it used to be. The unfortunate truth is that the aging process can take its toll on your teeth, leaving them looking less than their best over time. Are you concerned about maintaining a dazzling, confident grin? Here’s how the aging process can affect your smile’s appearance – and what you can do to address any cosmetic issues that appear over the years.

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Did Ancient People Have Cosmetic Dentistry?

September 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — therouxdental @ 2:22 pm
A mother and daughter looking at some ancient examples of cosmetic dentistry

When you think of ancient people, you probably think of big pyramids, epic monuments, and using spears to hunt woolly mammoths. If you’re a tooth nerd, the picture might be a lot different. Ancient people were using their technology to perform cosmetic dentistry and improve their smiles from the time of the Pharaohs and beyond.

If you’re curious about the kinds of treatments your ancestors used, continue reading. You may be surprised by the answer.

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What Does it Take to Place a Dental Crown?

August 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — therouxdental @ 7:40 am
dental crowns lying on a table

Dental crowns are one of the most versatile dental procedures out there, capable of being used for both restorative and aesthetic reasons. It’s no surprise then that they’re also used incredibly often.

However, in part because of their ubiquity, most of the resources online may assume that you understand everything that there is to know about the treatment. This is a little bit of a problem considering that preparing your teeth for dental crowns can be a little bit of an involved process.

Here’s what you should know about the process of obtaining dental crowns, and how your teeth are likely to be prepared.

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What is the Difference Between a Dental Crown and a Filling?

July 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — therouxdental @ 9:38 pm
Woman has questioning expression

Dental crowns and fillings are both used to restore damaged teeth and help smiles look beautiful once more, but there is a world of difference between them. While a filling consists of material replacing tooth structure removed due to damage or decay, a crown is a recreation of the missing section of a tooth cemented on top of the remaining part. Read on to find out more about the difference and why one might be used over the other.

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How Can I Prevent My Dental Bridge From Failing?

June 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — therouxdental @ 8:58 pm
a dental bridge

You are pleased with your new smile thanks to the custom-made dental bridge created by your dentist. It looks natural, feels comfortable, and works just like regular teeth. Wanting to keep it looking its best, you remain diligent about your oral hygiene and keeping your six-month checkups and cleanings, but what if something happens? What can cause a dental bridge to fail? The following article will detail what might be the cause of such a crisis and what you can do to keep it from happening to you.

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Is Cosmetic Dental Bonding the Right Choice for Your Smile?

February 10, 2023

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a woman pointing to her tooth that was fixed with dental bonding

Are there parts of your smile that you would love to fix? Maybe you have stained, chipped, misshapen, or gapped teeth that bother you. Well, cosmetic dental bonding is one of the quickest and most convenient ways to improve your pearly whites! But how do you know if this is the right treatment for you? Your dentist in North Grafton is here to tell you what to know about dental bonding and a possible renewed smile!

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Eating and Drinking During All-On-4 Recovery

November 11, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — therouxdental @ 5:15 pm

All-On-4 for top and bottom archesIf you’re ready to replace your missing teeth with All-On-4, you’re making a wise choice. You won’t have to worry about going without any teeth while your jawbone heals because you’ll be fitted with your denture on the same day as your All-On-4 surgery. Although you’ll walk out of your appointment with a new set of pearly whites, you can’t go out for a burger afterward. You’ll have to watch what you eat and drink for a few weeks. Don’t worry, here’s what you can expect during your recovery.

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What are the Best & Worst Halloween Candies for Kids?

October 20, 2022

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Candies that raise the risk of cavities after Halloween

Since Halloween is getting closer, you’re probably hoping your kids will really enjoy the holiday. After all, an evening of trick-or-treating can help take their minds off school and other matters. That said, make sure they don’t eat too many risky candies. Some treats are worse for teeth than others and could lead to cavities after Halloween. As for which is which, your North Grafton dentist can give you some pointers. Read on to learn the best and worst Halloween candy for children’s oral health.

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