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4 Easy Ways to Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits

November 15, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — whiteclayteam @ 9:51 pm
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Are you paying a monthly premium for dental insurance? If so, it only makes sense that you’d want to make the most of it while you can. Using your dental insurance coverage can not only help you keep a healthy smile but save money as well. Plus, it makes everything from standard checkups to complex treatments affordable, so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank! That said, here are four easy ways you can maximize your dental insurance benefits.

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5 Ways to Make Your Thanksgiving Dinner Mouth-Healthy

November 3, 2021

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thanksgiving dinner on table

The temperature is dropping, the leaves are changing colors, and November is officially upon us. Thanksgiving will be here before you know it! This holiday, we spend our time showing gratitude, reconnecting with loved ones, and getting countless opportunities to feast on delicious food. Even though your belly will be satisfied on this day of indulgence, it can negatively affect your oral health. Luckily, there are many steps you can take to keep your smile safe! Read on as a dentist in Newark shares five ways you can have a healthy Thanksgiving.

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Want a More Youthful Smile? Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help

October 29, 2021

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woman undergoing cosmetic dentistry in Newark

As we get older, our smiles naturally start to show signs of aging. With a number of advancements in the field of cosmetic dentistry, we now have a variety of ways to preserve the look of our smiles and even reverse the clock. Read on to learn more about the smile issues that may occur as we age and how cosmetic dentistry in Newark can combat them.

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How to Stop Bad Breath in Its Tracks

October 15, 2021

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woman checking if she has bad breath in Newark

If you frequently have bad breath, you know how frustrating it can be. Bad breath can make you feel self-conscious when speaking to others and may cause you to avoid entering certain social situations all together. Luckily, there are several things you can do to get rid of it. Here are some of the most common causes of bad breath and what you and your Newark dentist can do to alleviate or prevent it.

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A Useful Guide to Dental Implant Terms You Should Know

September 29, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — whiteclayteam @ 7:43 pm
man with a dental implant in Newark

If you recently lost one or more of your teeth, you might be looking into which tooth replacement option is best for you. When you spoke to your dentist about the matter, they recommended dental implants. During the conversation, they threw out several terms you’ve never heard before in relation to the procedure. Being unsure of what all your treatment entails can be a bit nerve-wracking, so we’ve compiled a guide to explain the meanings of some common dental implant terms you should know.

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Gingivitis or Periodontitis – What’s the Difference?

September 10, 2021

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woman with gum disease in Newark pointing to her gums

Over 47% of adults in the US ages 30 and older have some form of periodontal disease. With such a high rate of gum disease, it’s important to be aware of what the different stages of gum disease are and how to identify them. Here are the different forms of gum disease and some methods of prevention to keep your mouth in good shape.

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Common Teeth-Cleaning Mistakes That Make Dentists Cringe

August 20, 2021

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man holding toothbrush unhappily pointing at teeth

Do you know what it takes to keep your teeth and gums healthy? You might think that brushing and flossing every day is all that’s necessary to maintain good oral health. However, even if you’re diligent about those practices, there are still errors you’re probably making with your oral care. Read along as your dentist in Newark shares common teeth-cleaning mistakes that make them cringe.

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Set Your Child Up for Academic Success with Good Oral Health

August 2, 2021

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young girl smiling in school

Now that school is right around the corner, you might be wondering how you can help your child excel this year. Did you know a healthy smile is one way you can set them up for academic success? It’s true! Recent studies show that children with poor oral health are significantly associated with reduced school performances and psychosocial well-being. Plus, one report notes that over 51 million school hours are lost each year to dental-related conditions. Read along as your children’s dentist shares a few tips to help keep your little one in the classroom.

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Summer Foods That You Can Enjoy with Dental Implants

July 22, 2021

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Woman with dental implants smiling at dinner table

Tooth loss is a common problem amongst Americans. Fortunately, losing teeth no longer means that you need to go the rest of your life without them. There are several tooth replacement options out there to restore smiles. Dental implants are a preferred method by dentists because of their numerous benefits, including the fact that you don’t need to deal with eating restrictions after they heal. Until then, it is important to be careful about the summer foods that you enjoy. Here is what you need to know.

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Eat These 6 Foods to Keep Your Smile Healthy

June 21, 2021

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woman eating a salad to benefit her oral health

You’ve probably heard the old saying, “you are what you eat” many times before. Maybe you’ve heard it applied to energy levels. After all, eating naturally healthy foods fills you with long-lasting energy, and eating mostly sugary, processed foods leaves you sluggish. However, as any dentist can tell you, this saying also applies to your teeth and gums. Certain foods are incredibly beneficial for your smile, while others lead to cavities and gum disease. To keep your smile looking and feeling great, be sure to eat plenty of these six foods that benefit your oral health.

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