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Want Dental Implants? You May Need a Bone Graft

September 8, 2021

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diagram of a bone graft

You have an important consultation coming up. You are going to talk to your dentist about getting dental implants, and you want to be prepared for this appointment. After doing plenty of research, you feel confident in your knowledge of the implant process, but then you run into several mentions of bone grafts. Do you really need to know about this?

Although bone grafts aren’t required for each patient, it’s important for you to be aware of this preliminary procedure and how it can impact your dental implants. Read on to learn more about bone grafts and how you could possibly benefit from one.

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Dental Implant Costs: 5 Key Factors to Think About

August 6, 2021

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Implant, abutment, and crown with stack of money

It’s only natural to want to know how much you can expect to pay for dental implants before you actually begin the process. Unfortunately, you probably won’t be able to get a useful range just by doing online research. There are so many different variables that need to be considered that the only way to get a reliable estimate is to talk to a dentist during an implant consultation. Before you do so, though, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with some of the things that might affect the amount you pay. Read on to discover 5 key dental implant cost factors that every patient needs to keep in mind.

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Should You Go to the ER with a Dental Emergency?

May 2, 2021

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If you have ever experienced a dental emergency in the past, you know just how stressful they can be. It is challenging to make a quick decision when you are dealing with pain. Your first thought may be to head to the emergency room, but this isn’t always the best solution. Most of the time, you are better off seeing your emergency dentist. Read on to learn when you should go to the emergency room and when giving your dentist a call is a better option.

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4 Tips to Keep Your Smile Healthy This Summer

April 14, 2021

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Woman using tips to protect your smileSummer is right around the corner, which means warmer temperatures and plenty of sunshine. To keep cool and make the most of the season, you likely can’t wait to head outside to enjoy the sunshine with your favorite treat in hand. Unfortunately, you might unknowingly be causing damage to your oral health. Don’t worry– you can still enjoy summer by following 4 simple tips to protect your smile.

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Bad Taste in Your Mouth? Here’s What May Be Causing It!

February 2, 2021

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Tongue hanging out of a mouth

Are you experiencing a bad taste in your mouth even after brushing? Though eating or drinking certain items can leave a strange taste behind, a constant bitter or metallic taste means that it is very likely that you have a legitimate problem. Read on to learn what may be causing this odd sensation and how you can stop it.

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3 Ways to Encourage Your Child to Maintain a Healthier Smile

January 18, 2021

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a little boy smiling while his dentist checks for decay and cavities

Cavities and tooth decay are a common occurrence among young teeth. Whether it is because of their minimal dexterity when it comes to brushing and flossing or their unwillingness to engage in any sort of oral hygiene practice, growing smiles need consistency and encouragement to remain in optimal shape. During National Children’s Dental Health Month in February, dentists throughout the country will be raising awareness about the importance of good oral habits starting at an early age. If you are struggling to put your child on the right path to healthier teeth and gums, read on to discover three things you can do to get them excited about oral hygiene.

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Will My Dental Insurance Cover an Emergency Visit?

October 12, 2020

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Woman using dental insurance for emergency dentistry. No one ever expects it to happen to them, but 1 in 6 Americans have a dental emergency each year, which causes 16% of the population to miss work and is the leading cause of school absences. If you or a loved one need urgent dental attention, time is of the utmost importance. You don’t want to delay getting the necessary services you need because you’re worried about a large bill. You don’t have anything to fear. You might be able to use your dental insurance to offset the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket.

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Beautify Your Smile Just In Time For Summer

June 29, 2020

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smiling person going surfing on the beachOver the last few months of self-isolation, have you fixated on all of the cosmetic imperfections that litter your smile? With porcelain veneers in Lansing, you can conceal a variety of flaws and beautify your grin just in time for the start of summer. Although you may not be able to get out and about as much as you’d like to this season, it’ll still be nice to be able to enjoy your grin every time you pass the mirror. Read on to learn more about how porcelain veneers can boost your confidence this summer. (more…)

Discover the Health Benefits of Wearing Braces

March 6, 2020

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a young woman with dark hair smiling and pointing to her traditional bracesWhen thinking about the word “braces,” you may immediately envision metal wires and brackets. While the traditional method is most often used for children and teenagers, adults often find Invisalign clear aligners to be a more suitable solution. And while it may seem as if their sole purpose is to improve aesthetics, there are numerous health benefits that orthodontics in Lansing can provide. What are they? Read on to find out.

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Stabilize Your Dentures in 2020 with Dental Implants

January 31, 2020

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implant-retained dentureIf you’ve lost all your natural teeth, you probably chose a traditional denture to rebuild your smile. They are an affordable and convenient solution to treat your tooth loss; however, they only last for a few years before needing to be replaced. If you’re ready for new dentures, why not invest in the next best thing to your real teeth with dental implants in Lansing. You can stabilize your smile and enjoy a solution that will last for a lifetime with an implant-retained denture.
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