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How Lasers Can Help Improve Oral Health
Posted on 9/30/2018 by Dr. Reeder
Lasers have been used in the field of dentistry for over two decades to treat a variety of problems. These treatments have been approved by the FDA, while they are still awaiting a Seal of Acceptance from the American Dental Association. If you are interested in using one of these treatments, it is important to weigh the pros and cons cautiously as you make a decision. Laser Uses in the Field of Dentistry There are many reasons that your dentist might recommend the use of a laser treatment: The field of dentistry is becoming more innovative than ever, and we offer the treatment methods you need to improve your oral health. Give us a call to learn more about how we can improve your smile....

How Expensive Ignoring Dental Problems Can Become
Posted on 9/20/2018 by Dr. Reeder
It's never a good idea to ignore a dental problem because it can become even more expensive in the future. Just like with any other health-related issue, allowing an oral health condition to go untreated because of fear will only make the problem worse. The good news is that our dentists can take care of many oral health problems and in many cases, if an insurance plan covers you, you will only be responsible for a portion of your treatment. The bad news is that if we don't fix the problem, it will not go away on its own. Ignoring Dental Problems Will Cost You More There are no two ways about it. If you don't take care of your oral health, it will cost you more in the end. A perfect example is a cavity. When we catch it in its early stages, it's straightforward and minimally invasive to fix, but if you let it go untreated, it could turn into a more serious problem like a tooth abscess, which can not only be extremely painful but costlier. The same applies to most any other dental problems. Therefore, it's important to keep your regular checkups. Most insurance plans treat these visits as preventive and cover them 100-percent, so you don't spend any of your own money. While this is the case for preventive treatment, the same cannot be said for fixing an abscessed tooth or gum disease for example. We can almost guarantee with certainty that any dental problem that you ignore will only become more expensive to you and your insurance. More importantly, your mouth could be hiding other, more severe health problems such as diabetes or a heart condition. It is never a good idea to ignore a dental problem. In the end, you will not only save money, but you will avoid the pain that can come with more severe oral illnesses. Give us a call today....

What to Do if You Have a Cracked Tooth
Posted on 8/30/2018 by Dr. Reeder
Even though the enamel that covers your teeth is the strongest tissue, it can still be broken, chipped and cracked. Whether you cracked a tooth on something you ate, by chewing on a pencil or something traumatic like a fall, or sports injury, we're here to help. Leaving a cracked tooth alone is never a good idea. Even if the crack or chip is small, it compromises the enamel of your tooth and makes it easier for plaque and bacteria to get in. This of course can lead to tooth decay, bone loss, and even tooth loss so getting it taken care of is important. Different Types of Cracked Teeth Not all cracked teeth are created equal, and depending on the crack, we will work with you to determine what treatment is best for you and your mouth. If you have a cracked or chipped tooth, please don't hesitate to give us a call and let us help you get back on the road to good oral health....

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