October 8, 2018
It all comes down to numbers—or so the saying goes. Well, here are some very interesting numbers for you to consider. According to The American Dental Association, Americans who have dental insurance receive $323 worth of dental treatment on average in a year. Dental insurance plans, however, typically offer coverage for up to $1,250. This means that $927 is not being used. Multiply $927 by the 164 million people who carry dental insurance and you get a whopping $152 billion! Most of those benefits do not roll over, so that’s a lot of money the insurance companies keep. This year, get your money’s worth! Schedule a dental checkup or a restorative procedure with a dentist in Sunnyvale before the end of the year.
July 26, 2018
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are often the ideal solution because they restore the entire lost tooth – roots and crowns. What many patients don’t know, is that there are a number of different materials available to create the implant posts. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the most popular implant materials to help you make an informed choice in partnership with your skilled Sunnyvale dentistry team.
June 4, 2018
More patients than ever are replacing missing teeth using dental implant supported tooth replacement. Dentists recommend these solutions because they look, feel, and function more like healthy, natural teeth, ensuring patients maintain the optimal level of oral health for life. While dental insurance doesn’t typically cover the cost of dental implant posts or their placement, your dentist may be able to use insurance coverage for other aspects of your tooth replacement plan. In this post, we’ll review the ways that dental insurance impacts the costs of implant supported tooth replacement.
February 8, 2018
If you keep up with your twice a year dental appointments, you likely know how important a dental hygienist is to your biannual dentistry visits. However, you may not be taking full advantage of all your hygienist has to offer. Dental hygienists are skilled professionals who are invaluable resources for helping patients with their preventive dentistry needs and oral hygiene goals.
September 11, 2016
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research indicates that 92 percent of Americans between the ages of 20 and 62 have had at least one dental cavity. That’s a lot of decay. What’s the best way to treat it? Dr. George T. Philip places tooth-colored fillings in his Sunnyvale, TX practice. Strong and lifelike, these fillings restore health and aesthetics to damaged teeth.
August 10, 2016
Your Sunnyvale dentist, Dr. George T. Philip, expertly crafts dentures for people missing teeth due to accident, decay or gum disease. Patients enjoy normalized eating and speech. They love their more youthful facial appearances, too!
April 7, 2016
Most people can probably guess what they shouldn’t eat or drink in order to help their teeth stay white: coffee, tea, red wine, chocolate, tomato sauce, curry-spiced foods and balsamic vinegar dressing to name a few. However, did you know that there are also foods you can eat to actually help whiten your teeth? Sunnyvale dentist Dr. Philip suggests you stock up on the following healthy, teeth whitening foods, and then bon appétit!