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Should You Replace Your Veneers? 4 Signs to Look For

January 5, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — mdg_team @ 6:34 pm
Woman in front of mirror, inspecting her teeth

Dental veneers have the potential to last for a long time. In fact, with proper care, they may endure for 15 – 20 years or longer! However, they do not last forever. If it has been a while since you underwent your smile makeover, you might be wondering if you should visit your cosmetic dentist to ask about replacing your old veneers with a new set. Here are some signs that you should book an appointment:

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Is Dental Insurance Worth the Money?

September 25, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mdg_team @ 7:18 pm
Happy patient conversing with dental team

As everyone is adapting to steady increases in their cost of living, many people are searching for ways to reduce their expenses. You might be cancelling subscriptions and services that you do not use very often or that have purely superficial benefits. But what about your dental insurance? Is that an extra expense that should be cut out, or is it a valuable provision that can help you save money? This blog post discusses why your policy is worth its cost.

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Dental Insurance vs. Dental Discount Plans — Which Should You Choose?

September 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mdg_team @ 9:13 pm
Patient and dental team member standing at dental office front desk

Dentists are aware that many patients have concerns about the cost of care, so they often accept many dental insurance policies. They might even have an in-house discount plan for patients without insurance. Is one option better than the other? That really depends on your circumstances. This blog post delves into the pros and cons of each provision.

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Is It Okay to Drink Coffee with Invisalign?

August 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mdg_team @ 11:45 pm
Woman holding hot cup of coffee

Are you among the countless millions of people who like to ease into each day with a steaming cup of coffee? If so, you might have questions about how clear aligners could affect your morning routine. Is it okay to drink coffee with Invisalign? Yes, it is perfectly fine! This blog post provides some tips to help you enjoy your daily cup of Joe without endangering your orthodontic treatment.

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Can Invisalign Correct TMJ Disorder? 

Filed under: Uncategorized — mdg_team @ 6:02 pm
Close-up of woman’s mouth as she places Invisalign on her teeth

TMJ disorder, which is also known as TMJ dysfunction or simply TMD, is a complicated condition. It occurs when the jaw joint (located in front of your ears) incurs an injury or becomes stressed. TMD can be responsible for a range of unpleasant symptoms, including jaw pain, difficulty chewing, headaches, and more. If you are struggling with TMD, you may wonder about your treatment options.

For example, you might want to know if Invisalign can correct your condition. In some cases, yes, clear aligners can be helpful for TMD sufferers. This blog post further explains how this treatment might be able to help.

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Can Veneers Be Made Out of Materials Other Than Porcelain?

July 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mdg_team @ 3:53 pm
Dental veneers on dark, reflective surface

Dental veneers have a widespread reputation for being able to help patients quickly disguise aesthetic imperfections in their teeth. In most cases, they are constructed out of porcelain, which is very strong and resistant to stains. But you might wonder, can veneers be made out of materials other than porcelain? This blog post explains a few other options that might be available to you.

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How to Protect Your Lips from the Sun

June 27, 2023

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Woman outside on beach, applying lip balm

As the sunny season heats up, it is common to hear reminders about the importance of sunscreen. Sadly, though, the lips are often overlooked when it comes to sun protection. If they are not properly shielded, they could easily incur burns. Even worse, they are susceptible to cancer! How exactly should you protect your lips from the sun? This blog post provides helpful tips.

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Enjoy All of Your Favorite Summer Foods with Dental Implants!

June 26, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mdg_team @ 11:15 pm
Delicious summer foods cooking on grill

Did you have traditional dentures in the past? If so, you might remember feeling left out as your friends and family ate a wide variety of foods — and you had to limit your choices because of your prosthetic. Now that you have dental implants, however, things have changed. In fact, you can feel free to enjoy all of your favorite summer foods. How can dental implants equip you to eat anything you want, and how can you protect them while you are delighting your palate? This blog post provides practical information.

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What Happens if You Delay Root Canal Treatment?

May 4, 2023

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Dentist and patient discussing X-ray

When your dentist initially informs you that you need root canal therapy, you might be reluctant to consent to the procedure at first. Some people fear this treatment, while others question whether it is actually necessary. A number even postpone it due to concerns about its cost. Regardless of what might hold you back, it is important to think about the consequences of not receiving prompt care. What happens if you delay root canal treatment? This blog post touches on a few possibilities.

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Is Drinking Through a Straw Better for Your Teeth?

April 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mdg_team @ 3:58 pm
Woman’s hand reaching for drink with a straw in it

It is commonly believed that whether or not you drink through a straw is purely a matter of personal preference. Some people like straws and view them as fashionable and fun. Others want to sip their drinks directly. But is drinking through a straw actually better for your teeth? In many cases, yes. This blog post explains how a straw could protect your smile.

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