We know it’s a little early to start thinking about the New Year, but if you’ve got dental insurance, it’s actually a perfect time to gear up for 2018. Did you know that most insurance plans are set to start over on January 1, meaning that any benefits you haven’t used will end up expiring when the ball drops on New Year’s Eve?
George Phillip, D.M.D. Blog
September 4, 2017
August 25, 2017
You probably don’t think too much about your routine cleaning and checkup appointments at the dentist, except maybe that you don’t want to go. Perhaps they crop up at inconvenient times for your work or your children’s school schedule, and you wonder why it is you have to go twice a year – especially if your teeth don’t hurt. Well, your family dentist in Sunnyvale is here to share some reasons why your six-month visits are more important than you think.
August 18, 2017
You’ve probably heard this statement from your dentist, and you’ll keep hearing it: taking care of your teeth and gums do much more than help you maintain a beautiful smile, it’s about your keeping your whole body in good health! When most patients think about being healthy, the mouth probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But your oral and overall health are closely correlated. That’s why it’s so critical to not only your oral health to visit Dr. George T. Philip, but your overall health. Come receive your preventive care before it’s too late and you’re googling for a “dentist near me!”
May 18, 2017
Next to your home oral hygiene, the care you receive from your dentist is vital to protecting the health of your teeth and gums. However, we understand that the cost of dental care may keep you from seeing your dentist twice a year or when a dental problem arises. We do not want you to be concerned about unforeseen dental costs. We strive to make it easy and affordable to see the dentist. We are in-network as a Blue Cross Blue Shield dentist in Sunnyvale. We will help you maximize your dental benefits for all aspects of dentistry to keep out-of-pocket costs to a minimum.
April 14, 2017
You started smoking cigarettes around the time you were in high school. It quickly became a part of your personality. At some point, you developed a bad sore throat and thought, “Oh my God, please don’t let this be cancer.” You decided to quit for the first time. After your throat got better, one stressor leads to another and you decided to switch to the tin of chewing tobacco rather than squares. Sounds too familiar, right? Ultimately, you gave into your addiction and justified it with, “It’s my only bad habit.” Your Sunnyvale dentist understands how difficult it can be to quit using tobacco, we run into patients that use it all the time! However, that does not make it any better for either your general or oral health. If you think that going smokeless is better for you, think again. Tobacco—no matter what form—is chipping away at your well-being.
March 16, 2017
Are you tired of feeling that pit in your stomach whenever you meet someone new? What do they think when you don’t smile? Did they notice your teeth when you talked? When you live with crooked teeth, it’s always on your mind, and it has an affect on your confidence. You’ve thought about straightening your teeth, but perhaps you have questions. Dr. George T. Philip, your Invisalign provider in Sunnyvale, has answers to your Invisalign FAQs.
February 7, 2017
If your family was a band, you’d be the manager. If they were an army, you’d be the general. You’re the one who keeps everything organized and makes sure everyone is taken care of, and of course that includes their teeth as well. It’s such a pain to drive everyone to their own dentist, but they need the treatments only they can provide. You’d rather just bring everyone to one place. Isn’t there a doctor in your area that is able to take care of your whole family and will take your MetLife dental insurance? Fortunately, Dr. George T. Philip will do exactly that. His practice is the “one-stop shop” for local families, and today, we’re going to show you why you only need one MetLife dentist in Sunnyvale for everyone you care about. (more…)
January 15, 2017
Your phone rings and you see that one of your grandchildren is calling. They just started college out of state, and you told them to call whenever they needed a touch of home. You start talking and they can’t understand you, and that’s when you realize you don’t have your dentures in. You’re immediately embarrassed, and quickly go to find them. You’ve stopped wearing them around the house because they are so uncomfortable. For someone like you who is missing a large amount of teeth, All-On-4 dental implants in Sunnyvale could provide you the long-lasting, healthy solution your smile needs. (more…)
December 23, 2016
For your teeth and gums to stay healthy, you know you and your family need regular oral care. The American Dental Association recommends twice daily brushing for two minutes and daily flossing to prevent decay and gum disease. But what if you or a loved one has dental implants in Sunnyvale? Do different rules apply? Learn how to care for these state-of-the-art tooth replacements from implant expert, Dr. George T. Philip.
November 19, 2016
Choosing the right health care providers is at the top of everyone’s list of important things to do, especially when you have a family to consider. The same goes for your dental care, and wouldn’t it save you time and stress if the entire family can go to the same dental provider? Here are some of the benefits of choosing Dr. George T. Philip as your family dentist in Sunnyvale.