The holiday season has arrived. Houses light up the night sky. Sales offers fill our mailboxes. Seasonal songs greet us everywhere we go.
It won't be long before we gather with friends and family on New Year's Eve to celebrate the joys and sorrows of 2017. When the ball drops and the clock strikes midnight, your dental insurance benefits will reset. Any unused benefits from 2017 will be lost.
Do you know someone with a beautifully white smile? Then you know a remarkable smile is hard to forget. It creates a powerful and lasting impression.
Maybe you've seen commercials, magazine articles, or Facebook posts about the amazing benefits of dental implants. Dental implants have really changed the face of dentistry and patients are reaping the results.
Every time you open your mouth, it reveals some interesting and surprising things about you. Your dental hygienist and your dentist see much more than cavities and crowns. They are like experienced dental investigators, reading the evidence as they help you achieve optimal oral health.
Did you know that a healthy tongue is an essential part of your overall oral health? Your tongue is one of your mouth's most important defenses against bacteria and plaque. It also allows you to taste and swallow the foods you love, articulate words correctly, play instruments, (and even kiss). If your tongue is so important, how do you know if it's healthy?
Do you get frustrated with your dentures? As any denture wearer knows, dentures provide a helpful replacement for missing teeth, but they come with challenges.
If your gums bleed when you brush, you are not alone. It's possible that you are simply brushing too hard, but you should not ignore this critical symptom. It may point to a much more significant health concern – the beginning stages of gum disease.
Brushing your teeth is one of the most widespread daily habits in America. But what if we're not doing it right? What if we could brush more effectively for better oral health?
Is it possible to achieve beautifully straight teeth without traditional wire braces? Yes. Welcome to modern orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®.
Daily brushing and flossing combined with regular professional dental cleanings from the DDC team are still the most effective way to keep your mouth healthy. However, according to the American Dental Association, therapeutic mouthrinses or mouthwashes can help improve your overall oral health.
Does anxiety begin to whisper in your ear when you realize you have a dentist appointment scheduled for the coming week? Does your heart pick up the pace a little bit? Does your face become flush? Do you find yourself making up reasons to cancel your appointment? Do you try to convince yourself that it's not anxiety or fear that makes you want to reschedule?
Are there ways to maintain whiter teeth or to keep your teeth brighter after a whitening treatment? At DDC we love to help patients experience a whiter smile, but our first goal has always been preventive care. Preventing tooth discoloration begins with an understanding how your lifestyle directly impacts your smile. What you eat, drink, and your regular hygiene habits contribute to the shade of your teeth.
Is it possible that billions of dollars of dental insurance benefits go unused every year? A recent study found that more than one third of adults under 65 did not submit even one dental insurance claim during the year. While other research by the National Association of Dental Providers revealed that less than 3% of patients covered by dental insurance plans reach their current maximums.