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4 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Dental Crown

August 10, 2023

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Metal free dental crown resting atop a finger with two models of jaws in the background

A dental crown provides a durable and lifelike solution for a severely decayed or damaged tooth that a filling alone can’t fix. While they are strong and are designed to be long-lasting, they aren’t indestructible. Eventually, you’ll need to replace them. With proper maintenance and care, your dental crown can last ten – or even fifteen – years. However, how do you know when it’s due for a replacement? What should you watch out for that could occur even before your restoration hits the ten-year mark? Here are 4 signs it’s time to replace your dental crown.


5 Ways to Turn Back the Clock on Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

July 17, 2023

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a woman smiling with bright teeth after undergoing cosmetic dentistry

Have you noticed any wear and tear on your smile from years of use? Even if you’ve practiced good oral hygiene all of your life, it’s quite common for people’s teeth to become discolored or show signs of aging. However, if you’re unhappy with the way your grin looks or you don’t feel confident about your appearance when talking or laughing, then you might consider undergoing cosmetic dentistry. Keep reading to learn five kinds of treatments you can get to achieve a younger-looking smile!


Reasons to See Your Dentist Before Your Summer Vacation

May 22, 2023

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Woman pulling suitcase through airportChildren are out of school for summer, which means it’s a perfect time for a vacation. As you book your hotel and plan your itinerary, don’t forget to schedule an appointment with your dentist before you leave. The last thing you want to interrupt your travel plans is a dental emergency. Here’s why you should schedule a cleaning and checkup before hitting the road.


Questions For A Dental Checkup

April 8, 2023

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patient talking to their dentist

Most dentists recommend that their patients come in for a checkup and cleaning at least twice a year. However, when you think about it, two hours a year really isn’t that much time to be talking to a professional about your teeth.

That means that you should do what you can to make the most of that time, and ask any questions you can to get a better understanding of oral healthcare. If you’re curious, here are a few things you should inquire about to get the most out of these appointments.


4 Questions to Ask During Your Cosmetic Dental Consultation

February 2, 2023

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a patient during their cosmetic dental consultation

The popularity of cosmetic dentistry is rapidly rising! In fact, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the demand for cosmetic dental work has doubled within the last five years; this means that more people than ever before are opting to whiten their smiles and brighten their lives! That said, if you’re curious about joining the masses in receiving an upgraded smile, you might have a few initial questions. Here are four must-ask questions to keep in mind as you head in for your cosmetic dental consultation.


4 Myths About Gum Disease & Why They’re Untrue

January 12, 2023

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Smiling patient listening to dentist talk about gum disease

Despite dental care being more accessible than ever before and endless clinical studies available with a quick Google search, there is plenty of misinformation that continues to spread about gum disease. In fact, there’s a good chance you’ve heard a few myths yourself! In an effort to separate fact from fiction, keep reading to learn a few gum disease “facts” that are simply untrue.


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.


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.


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.


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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