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How to Create a Dental Emergency Kit

February 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — stonestreet @ 1:38 am

Molar next to first aid kitIf you’re like many people, you probably don’t expect a dental emergency to affect you. However, it’s more common than you might realize, which is why it’s important to have an emergency kit handy. 1 in 6 Americans has a dental emergency every year. It’s best to prepare for the unexpected. Here’s what you should include in your dental emergency kit. 


Why Mouth Breathing Can Cause Oral Health Problems

January 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — stonestreet @ 6:43 pm
young people exercising

Sometimes, little things people do automatically can have major effects on their health. There’s nothing more automatic than breathing, but even that can have an impact on your quality of life.

In particular, breathing through your mouth can have serious negative consequences on your oral health. Whether you’re struggling with allergies or it’s an ingrained habit, here’s why mouth breathing can cause problems for your teeth.


3 Facts About Root Canals That Every Dental Patient Ought to Know

December 1, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — stonestreet @ 5:59 pm
3-D diagram of a root canal

Root canals have a pretty bad reputation among most people, in part because of outdated ideas about the procedure. The idea that root canals are painful and invasive may have been true at some point, but understanding how they’re done now shows these myths to be untrue. It’s worth clearing the air about root canals, so here are a few facts you might not know about this restorative procedure.


Can Fruit Juice Be Detrimental to Your Child’s Teeth?

November 18, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — stonestreet @ 8:23 pm
a child drinking fruit juice in Greenville

Fruit juice is one of the most popular drinks for people of all ages. Children mostly enjoy the delicious taste whereas parents appreciate the vitamins it provides for their little ones. But did you know these drinks can be problematic for oral health? Keep reading to learn how this beverage can negatively impact your child’s smile and ways you can preserve their pearly whites!


4 Ways to Preserve Your Child’s Smile During the Cold & Flu Season

November 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — stonestreet @ 6:40 pm
an ill child during cold and flu season in Greenville

Now that winter has come, you’re likely aware that it’s also cold and flu season. On average, adults typically get two to four colds while children get around six to eight this time of the year. If you have a little one, then you’re probably making sure they’re taking the right medicines and resting plenty when they feel under the weather. However, since the mouth is full of natural bacteria, neglecting oral hygiene can be detrimental to their smile. Read on to learn four ways you can maintain their pearly whites this season!


My Toothache is Gone! Do I Still Need a Root Canal?

October 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — stonestreet @ 9:14 pm
tooth with a question mark

Ah, the dreaded root canal therapy. Hollywood has perpetuated the myth that it is painful but 95% of people experience little to mild discomfort with the procedure. As a matter of fact, root canal therapy is meant to relieve you of your tooth pain, not cause more! But what if your toothache goes away? Your dentist in Greenville is here to tell you all about root canal therapy and why you may still need the procedure even if your tooth isn’t bothering you anymore.


Does Dental Insurance Cover Emergency Care?

September 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — stonestreet @ 2:11 pm
patient with a dental emergency and questions about dental insurance

With inflation getting so far out of hand, you worry about where every dollar goes these days. So when you get a bad toothache and need to see your emergency dentist, you naturally become concerned about how much you’ll have to pay. You tell yourself that you have dental insurance, but how much will it actually cover? Unfortunately, coverage for dental emergencies can be different, depending on which company and plan you have. Keep reading for more information that can give you a clearer idea of what you can expect of your insurance in terms of coverage and cost!


Is Dental Bonding Permanent?

August 23, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — stonestreet @ 2:29 pm
patient wondering if cosmetic bonding is permanent

Cosmetic dental bonding is a treatment best suited for quick fixes like small chips, gaps, cracks, discoloration, and misaligned or misshapen teeth. The process takes about an hour and uses a composite resin to hide flaws. It costs much less than similar treatments like porcelain veneers, but is dental bonding permanent? Read on to learn more about this procedure as well as whether it’s permanent or will need to be redone in the future.


Cosmetic Dentistry: What Services Are Included?

August 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — stonestreet @ 10:44 pm
smiling person who underwent cosmetic dentistry

When you see your smile in photos, videos, or in the mirror, are you satisfied? If you don’t love the look of your smile, there’s no reason to settle. That’s where cosmetic dentistry comes in. This form of dentistry focuses on improving the look of your beam to give it a gorgeous, brag-worthy glow. Read on to learn about the different cosmetic dental treatments and how they can improve the look of your smile.


Stop Overspending: 4 Dental Insurance Tips to Know

July 18, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — stonestreet @ 5:00 pm
Dentist explaining dental insurance to a patient

What would you do if you found out that $1,000 of your hard-earned money was being wasted every year? According to the National Association of Dental Plans, that’s exactly what people are doing when it comes to their dental insurance. They not that only 2.8 percent of PPO dental plan participants will reach or exceed their annual maximum. This aligns with data from the American Dental Association, which states that the average American with dental insurance only spends about $323 worth of dental treatment every year, despite the fact that typical plans have an annual maximum of about $1,250.

If you have dental insurance, you’ll want to keep these four tips in mind to ensure you’re getting the best bang for your buck ever year all while protecting your smile in the process.

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