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Dental vs. Medical Insurance: What’s the Difference?

May 30, 2024

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Insurance cards for dental and medical insurance

If you have both a medical and dental insurance policy, you might wonder why you need both. The truth is that these types of insurance cover separate things, and they work quite differently. In this blog post, you will learn about some key differences between these types of coverage. Hopefully, the information here will help you use your benefits in the most advantageous way possible!


Use it Or Lose It: Does Dental Insurance Cover Orthodontic Treatments?

April 18, 2024

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Your family will likely need orthodontic work at some point. Maybe your child requires a fix for their crooked teeth, or you’d benefit from having your bite re-aligned. Given these facts, it’s easy to wonder: Does dental insurance cover orthodontic treatments? The answer to this question can impact whether (or how) you get crucial care. Well, your New Bedford dentist will gladly address your concern. Here’s how dental insurance can cover orthodontics and other ways to save money on treatment.


Can Dental Implants Be Whitened?

March 5, 2024

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3-D diagram of dental implants

When talking about improving their smiles, many people mean that they want to achieve whiter teeth. Teeth whitening is a popular way to achieve this brighter, more beautiful look. For those who have dental implants to replace missing pearly whites and are thinking about whitening their smiles, you might wonder if it will work. Keep reading to find out if it’s possible and to consider other options.


Love In the Time of Orthodontics: Tips for Dating with Invisalign

February 29, 2024

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A couple on a date

Invisalign is a fantastic and discreet way to achieve a straight smile. However, with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, navigating the dating scene while undergoing orthodontic treatment could be tricky. But there’s no need to fear! Dating with Invisalign can be a breeze with the right approach. If you want to learn how to maintain confidence and connection while wearing Invisalign on dates, continue reading.


The Do’s and Don’ts of Invisalign

January 4, 2024

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person holding Invisalign

Have you been seeking a subtle teeth-straightening option to give you a more uniform and aesthetically appealing smile? If so, you should consider Invisalign treatment. Its clear aligners discreetly realign teeth, offering convenience over traditional braces. However, maintaining effectiveness requires careful tray care. If you are unsure how to do so, keep reading for the doss and don’ts that will help you to preserve your aligner trays.


The Risks of Teeth Whitening with Cavities: What You Need to Know

December 7, 2023

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Someone getting teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is a highly sought-after cosmetic dental procedure, known for its ability to dramatically enhance the aesthetics of one’s smile. However, this procedure is not without its risks, especially for those with undiagnosed or untreated dental cavities. This blog delves into why undergoing teeth whitening with existing cavities is not just ineffective, but potentially harmful.


5 Tips for Helping Your Child Heal from a Tooth Extraction

November 7, 2023

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child at the dentist for a tooth extraction

Let’s be honest—getting a tooth pulled isn’t enjoyable. Yet, sometimes it’s necessary for the best oral health. And guess what? It’s not just adults who go through it; kids do too. If your child has a tooth extraction coming up, you might wonder how to make their recovery smooth and pain-free. Keep reading to learn five tips from your dentist to help you do just that!


How Can I Prevent Dry Socket After My Tooth Extraction?

October 3, 2023

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CGI of a blood clot over an empty socket next to other teeth in the mouth

Appropriate aftercare is a crucial aspect of a successful tooth extraction. If you’ve just had a pearly white pulled, after all, then you’ve just experienced a procedure like any other that could result in complications. One common condition some patients develop is dry socket, which can be quite painful and frustrating! Keep reading to learn more about what it is and why it happens so that you can be sure to avoid it!


Why Does My Child Need a Tooth Extraction?

September 6, 2023

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Typically, people think about removing teeth in the context of wisdom teeth. This is usually people’s first experience with any kind of oral surgery, and it doesn’t really happen until late adulthood. That’s why you might be a little bit surprised if your child’s dentist recommends a tooth extraction.

However, there are plenty of reasons why that may be necessary. If your child is stressed about the procedure, it may be useful to explain to them why the treatment is necessary in order to put them at ease. With that in mind, here’s what you should know about the potential of your child needing a tooth extraction, and how you can make the procedure as stress-free as possible for them.


Can Invisalign Fix Bite Problems?

August 18, 2023

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Clear aligners in opened handBraces aren’t just for children and teens. 1 in 5 orthodontic patients is over the age of 18, thanks to less noticeable treatment options, like Invisalign. Clear aligners can fix overcrowded, gapped, and rotated teeth. Did you know that Invisalign can fix bite problems, too? Here is how you can correct your bite with no brackets or wires.


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