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Financing Options at the Dentist

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If you have ever thought you cannot afford to go to the dentist, maybe you didn’t have all the information available about how you can pay for it. Most Americans realize the importance of oral health and the potential consequences of avoiding dental care. Yet, for many, money is the barrier between them and getting the treatment they need and deserve.

 

I’d like to share a few ways our office, Center for Progressive Dentistry, helps break ...

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Dental X-Rays: What's the Danger?

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If you’ve ever been to the dentist, you probably have had dental radiographs, known better as x-rays. There’s that little sensor attached to a stick, which gets placed in your mouth as you bite down to hold it in place. Sometimes a little uncomfortable, these x-rays provide important information about your oral health.

 

While the benefits of dental x-rays are many, let’s discuss a few of the big ones. ...

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Be a Zen Master and Stop Brushing Your Teeth! 3 Steps To Better Oral Health

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--- Today's blog post comes from a colleague of mine, Dr. Greg DeVries. Dr. DeVries owns and operates Life Smile Dentistry, a family dental practice in Wayne, NJ. Enjoy! ---

As a family dentist, I get the chance to see many different people throughout my day. A good portion of them report brushing twice a day as directed but still struggle with persistent bleeding gums, cavities and other indicators of poor oral health. What’s going on here? Is more brushing needed? Not if brushing means a quick scrub before ...

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Floss is Boss- Top 5 Reasons to Floss Your Teeth

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Do I really need to floss? Every day? I never get cavities, so why floss?

 

Every dentist hears these questions on a regular basis. In fact, last week I was having a conversation outside of the office with a young man in his 30s. Once I told him I was a dentist he immediately asked about flossing. “Is it a myth? I don’t see the point.”

 

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3D X-Rays Come to Duxbury, MA

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It's finally here! 3D X-rays are more accurately known as Cone Beam Computed Tomography, or CBCT. We recently added this new machine for our office and have already begun using it on a daily basis. This unit is going to change the way we practice dentistry and greatly improve the quality of care for our patients. Very few general dentistry practices and specialist offices offer this service to their patients. You might be wondering why I am so excited about CBCT and how it ...

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Case of the Week- Using Crowns to Improve a Smile

In this Case of the Week, Evelyn was in desperate need of a smile improvement. She had old metal-porcelain crowns on her two front teeth which were too white and unnatural looking. Her adjacent teeth had cavities needing repair. I completed a full exam on Evelyn and we came up with a treatment plan to be completed over 6 months to a year. Although there were other issues that needed to be addressed, we started with the primary area of concern: her upper front teeth.

Dental crowns, porcelain crowns, cosmetic dentistry

I first sent models of Evelyn's teeth to our dental lab. They used wax to create ...

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"Sedation Dentistry" - What Does it Really Mean?

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Here’s something all dentists hear on a regular basis, “No offense, but I really hate the dentist.” Or some version of this statement where the patient proclaims their fear and anxiety for our profession. Sometimes, it’s the first thing a patient says upon meeting the dentist.

It’s safe to say that if you have anxiety about seeing the dentist, you are not alone. Fortunately, sedation dentistry is here to help. However, there is a lot of confusion about what “sedation dentistry” really means. I’ve seen many dental offices advertise for sedation services and their only option is taking a pill prior the appointment. For some, this may be enough, but for ...

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