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Microdosing BOTOX: What It Is and Why It’s Gaining Popularity

October 7, 2021

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young woman getting BOTOX injections

BOTOX. Even if you’ve never gotten the injections yourself, chances are you know someone who’s received this treatment. In recent years, microdosing BOTOX injections have become increasingly popular in hot spots like New York and Los Angeles. If you’re interested in enhancing your appearance, you may be wondering what’s so hot about this new trend. Luckily, we’re here to answer your questions and more – just keep reading!


4 Reasons to Replace Metal Crowns

August 19, 2021

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Woman at dentist replacing a metal crownOver the years, there have been several innovations in dentistry to repair damaged teeth; however, dental crowns are still the most common restorative procedure. The custom-made caps can restore the health, function, and integrity of a tooth. While they have over a 93% success rate, metal crowns are often a source of embarrassment for many people because they can stick out like a sore thumb. Thankfully, you have another option. Modern crowns are made of all-ceramic material to look like a real tooth. Even if your restoration isn’t failing, here are 4 reasons to consider replacing a metal crown.


5 Dental Tips for Your Summer Vacation

June 21, 2021

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Woman using summer oral health tips while travelingSummer is here, which means it’s time to book your dream vacation. As you plan for your trip, the last thing you’re thinking about is your dental health; however, it’s best to keep your smile a priority even while you’re away from home. You don’t want simple mistakes to leave a lasting mark on your teeth and gums. Here are 5 summer oral health tips to follow to keep your smile healthy.


5 Reasons to Invest in a Custom Mouthguard

April 23, 2021

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young athlete protecting her smile with a custom mouthguard

If you’re an athlete, you already understand the importance of protecting your smile from injury during games and practices. However, you may be tempted to save money by purchasing a cheap mouthguard from the sporting goods store. While these oral appliances have a lower price tag than professional mouthguards from a dentist, investing in a higher quality solution is worth the extra cost. Here are five reasons why it’s worth it to invest in a custom mouthguard.


Protect Your Smile from 3 Common Diet Trends

March 13, 2021

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Diet trends that can harm your smileWhether you’re looking for a way to lose weight or cleanse your body, there are many fad diets that claim to provide the results you want. Although you might shed a few pounds, there are certain diet trends that can harm your smile. Don’t let your desire to live a healthier lifestyle leave a lasting mark on your oral health. Here are 3 fad diets you should avoid to keep your teeth and gums healthy.


What’s the Cost of a Root Canal?

February 12, 2021

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Piggy bank showing root canal cost.If you have an infected tooth, your dentist will likely recommend a root canal. Although you know it can repair your tooth, you might be concerned about the cost. To save money, you may even be willing to have your problematic tooth extracted. While this might seem cost-effective, removing a tooth will increase your dental expenses. Instead, it’s better to treat it using the endodontic procedure. Don’t worry, the root canal cost is more affordable than you might have heard. Here’s what you can expect to pay for your treatment.


How Long Does a Root Canal Take?

November 20, 2020

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Infected tooth during root canal therapy. If your dentist has recently recommended a root canal, you might be tempted to delay the treatment because your life is busy. You don’t have any time in your schedule for a lengthy dental procedure. Unfortunately, if you wait too long, you might lose your tooth. Instead, it’s better to have it treated as soon as possible. Don’t worry, your dentist understands your time is valuable. Here’s how long you can expect root canal therapy to take, so you can get back to more important matters.


Do I Have to Be in Pain to Need a Root Canal?

October 31, 2020

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Root canal

Your dentist tells you that you need to get a root canal, but you aren’t feeling any pain. How can this be? Don’t you need to be experiencing a lot of pain in order to require a root canal? The truth is that persistent pain is just one of many signs that you could need a root canal, and it isn’t a symptom everyone experiences. Continue reading to learn about the different signs that you could be needing to have a root canal performed by your dentist.


4 Ways Dental Checkups Can Help Save You Money

October 13, 2020

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Dental tools on top of $100 bills for dental insurance

Are you looking for ways to save money? A common first step is to cancel appointments and skip certain services that you think you can forgo for the time being. Unfortunately, this often includes preventive dental care. After all, why spend time and money on getting a dental checkup if your teeth look and feel fine? The reality is, even if it doesn’t seem like anything is wrong with your oral health, skipping your regular dental appointments can cost you much more in the long run! Here are four ways routine dental checkups and cleanings can help save you money.


How to Know You If Have a Dental Emergency – And What to Do Next

July 6, 2020

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woman who needs emergency dentist in Louisville holding ice pack to her cheek

When an urgent dental problem occurs, many people wonder whether it’s really worth it to call their emergency dentist in Louisville. This is especially true in the age of COVID-19 when virtually any kind of outing could pose a health risk. As any dentist will tell you, though, even the tiniest dental problem should be taken seriously. Failure to do so could mean the difference between saving and losing your tooth! So, how can you tell whether you have a dental emergency on your hands? And what should you do next? Keep reading to find out.


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