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4 Things to Remember About Dental Insurance

November 9, 2022

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Dental insurance form on deskMore Americans than ever have dental insurance, but less than 3% of people reach or exceed their annual limits. Every month you pay premiums for your dental benefits, so why not use them? Dental insurance can be confusing, but you don’t have to throw money down the drain if you don’t understand your policy. Here are 4 helpful tips to remember about your dental insurance in Sunnyvale to make the most of your investment.

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5 Ways a Great Smile Can Brighten Your Life

October 6, 2022

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Young Woman With A Huge Smile

Sometimes it can be hard to look on the bright side of things. While we can’t always choose how we feel, we can try and change how we react to it. Studies suggest that the benefits of smiling are still present, even if you’re upset. As it turns out, meeting the world with a grin might be the best thing you can do. Here are five ways smiling more might make a difference in your life.

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How Soon After a Tooth Extraction Can I Get a Dental Implant?

September 13, 2022

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patient getting dental implant in Sunnyvale

Do you have a tooth extraction scheduled for the near future? As you may already know, you’ll have to replace the gap as soon as possible to preserve your jaw and the rest of your smile. Fortunately, dental implants are an excellent tooth loss solution that’ll allow you to enjoy a strong and fully functioning bite once again. But how long do you have to wait to replace your missing tooth? Read on to find out when you can get a dental implant and why it’s important to do so.

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Helpful Tips for Easing Your Invisalign Discomfort

August 5, 2022

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Person wearing their Invisalign aligner.

If you’ve just started Invisalign treatment to correct your crooked teeth, congratulations! A straighter and healthier smile is in your future, and you’re probably pretty excited about the means being used to get there. After all, Invisalign is much more discreet, convenient, and comfortable compared to traditional braces. That said, you still might experience some discomfort during your smile’s gradual transformation. Here’s a closer look at why Invisalign can sometimes hurt, along with a few tips to help you manage your discomfort and keep your treatment progress right on track.

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Meeting Your 22-Hour Wear Time with Invisalign

August 3, 2022

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Woman holding her Invisalign tray.

Invisalign has taken the world of modern dentistry by storm! These awesome aligners are able to easily correct crooked smiles and provide patients with an unparalleled boost in self-confidence. But this transformation doesn’t happen overnight; the aligners must be worn for 22 hours every day throughout your treatment process in order for the intended results to manifest. Here’s more about why the 22-hour rule is so crucial for Invisalign’s success, along with some tips for ensuring that you’re able to follow it and keep your treatment right on track.

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3 Cosmetic Dental Treatments that Are Perfect for Summertime!

July 1, 2022

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Woman smiling

Are you eager for the upcoming summer months? As you’re preparing for warmer weather, you may be planning a beach getaway, an adventure to a new location, or a trip to see your family. No matter what you have in store, you will make some amazing, unforgettable memories. When the camera comes out to capture the best moments, you want to be feeling your best and showing off a smile that you’re proud of. Continue reading to learn about a few cosmetic dental treatments that are perfect for summertime.

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How Dentists Color-Match Dental Crowns

February 16, 2022

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dentist speaking to patient about color-matching dental crowns

Dental crowns are tooth-colored caps that can be made from a variety of materials, including metal, porcelain, resin, and ceramic. They are often used to repair a tooth that has just undergone a root canal procedure or for other situations when a filling isn’t sufficient. Your dentist color-matches your restorations so that they blend in with the rest of your smile, but how do they determine what the correct shade is? Read on to learn about why teeth are different colors and how your dentist can perfectly match your dental crowns to your other pearly whites.

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How A Healthy Smile Encourages a Healthy Heart

January 12, 2022

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person smiling and making heart with fingers

Though Valentine’s Day is what’s on most people’s minds during the month of February, it’s not the only heart-related thing to think about! February is also American Heart Health Month, which is a time dedicated to focusing on your cardiovascular health. Things like eating a well-balanced diet, managing stress, and getting plenty of exercise can help keep your heart healthy, but what about your oral care routine? Can that have an impact on your heart? Read on to learn about the link between cardiovascular health and maintaining good oral hygiene.

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Looking to Save Some Money? See Your Dentist!

November 18, 2021

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Woman putting coin in piggy bank

Regular dental visits are a necessary step to keep your smile healthy. However, many people put off their appointments for a variety of different reasons. For patients who don’t have dental insurance, it’s often an effort to save a bit of money. However, the truth is that you can actually end up saving money in the long run by seeing your dentist. Read on to learn all the different ways that your regular dental visits can protect your bank account.

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Watch Out! These Summer Activities Can Damage Your Smile

July 6, 2021

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family biking together during summer

School’s out and the sun’s blazing – summer is officially upon us! Your family may be looking forward to a season jam-packed with exciting adventures. Unfortunately, some of our favorite traditional activities can result in a damaged smile if proper precautions aren’t taken. Your Sunnyvale dentist shares a few ways you can harm your teeth this season and how to protect them.

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