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Try to Lay Off These 4 Holiday Foods

November 10, 2022

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Holiday foods you should avoid

Halloween may have come and gone, but the holiday season is just starting. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and neither Christmas nor New Year’s are far behind it. Given this fact, you’ll need to be extra careful of how holiday foods affect your teeth. These items could ruin your smile and cause a dental emergency if you aren’t careful. You don’t want such a thing to happen during the holidays, right? Thankfully, your Lincoln dentist can help prevent that outcome. Here’s a summary of four festive foods you should lay off during the next few weeks.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Cleaning ClearCorrect Aligners

October 26, 2022

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person running ClearCorrect aligner under water in sink

It’s no secret that ClearCorrect is a much more convenient way of straightening your teeth than traditional braces. With these clear aligners, you won’t have to worry about your orthodontic treatment being noticeable to the people around you. That is, unless you don’t take good care of your trays! If you don’t clean them properly, they could stain and become immediately visible in your smile. To keep your treatment seamless, follow these dos and don’ts of cleaning your ClearCorrect aligners.

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5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Dental Insurance

September 27, 2022

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paperwork for maximizing dental insurance benefits in Lincoln

Now that summer’s coming to a close, many of us are gearing up for the busy fall and winter months. Before you know it, the new year will be here! Amidst the hustle and bustle of the end-of-the-year celebrations, not many people are thinking about their dental insurance. Unfortunately, studies indicate that thousands of dollars go to waste every year due to unused dental insurance benefits alone! If you have dental insurance coverage, make sure that you’re making the most of your investment. Here are five practical ways to maximize your dental insurance benefits in Lincoln.

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Beyond Color: Why White Teeth Are Not Always Better

August 15, 2022

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person smiling with white teeth at the dentist’s office

Looking at two teeth, you see that one is sparkling white on the front surface, but it has a small cavity on the back side. The other is several shades duller than the first but otherwise strong. Which tooth would you consider to be healthier? You’ve heard the expression not to judge a book by its cover; well, you can’t always judge a tooth by its color.

Although social media and “beauty experts” would beg to differ, white teeth are not always required for your mouth to be considered healthy. The truth is that the color of the enamel doesn’t affect the tooth’s strength, health, or function and should therefore be a lower priority issue for you and your dentist compared to others.

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3 Things to Do When You Lose a Dental Crown

July 13, 2022

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Close-up of a lost dental crown

While a lost dental crown might seem less scary than a knocked-out tooth, it still counts as a severe problem. After all, the prosthetic is supposed to protect you from infection and further damage. Without it, your pearly white is vulnerable and at risk. You should thus contact your dentist for treatment as soon as possible. If you have time until your appointment, though, you’ll also need to handle parts of your situation yourself. To help you do that, here’s a summary of three tips to follow while you wait.

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9 Things Your Dentist Does at Your Dental Checkups

May 17, 2022

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Brushing and flossing your teeth at home are key steps when it comes to keeping your smile looking its best, but so are biannual dental checkups. During these visits, your dentist or hygienist will clean your teeth and around your gum line to get rid of any plaque or tartar that’s built up since your last visit. There are also several other things they do to ensure that your oral health stays in good shape. Read on to learn about nine things your dentist does during dental checkups that you may not have known about.

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