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A very important thing to understand is that dental insurance does not work like regular insurance. This has led to misunderstanding and frustration time and again over the years.
Dentures Some people think that simply removing bad teeth solves their dental problems. It can’t bother you if it’s not there, right? Except that dentures have only 35% chewing efficiency compared to natural teeth, which have over 90% efficiency (Bonnick … Continue reading
Modern technology is advancing how doctors provide health care every day, and in more ways than you’d think. It’s true that surgeries and even routine procedures have become more effective with new methods and tools, but even getting a patient … Continue reading
Sometimes fillings aren’t enough. Contrary to what many think, teeth are not merely bone that sticks out of the gums to chew things. There’s a network of nerves, vessels, and pulp within each tooth—all of which are susceptible to infection.
Headaches stem from a variety of sources, including misaligned teeth, migraines, tumors, high blood pressure, and even infections. You should never say “it’s just a headache” and simply take pain killers. Those are dulling the pain but not solving the … Continue reading
At some point we all lose some bone density, which increases the risk of breaking bones during accidents or event every day activities. While it’s normal for this to begin after our early thirties (before which we enjoy peak bone … Continue reading
They put something in the water! Despite the many theories out there about fluorinated water being some government plot—claiming it is poisonous or causes cancer—the benefits of a publicly fluorinated water supply have far outweighed the risks. In the proper … Continue reading
The connection between the mouth and the heart has been long established, where issues in one can create problems in the other. Bacteria in the mouth, for example, can enter the bloodstream under certain circumstances and cause complications where the heart is concerned. Continue reading
Not at dentistry is fillings and root canals. Have a chip in a tooth from a childhood sports accident? Maybe you’ve got some discolorations or a pesky tooth that’s been crooked for years. One way or another, if it’s affecting your smile or has made you self-conscious, you’ve got options. Continue reading
Some people insist on wearing dentures because they think other alternatives, such as implants, are too expensive. In America, however, $148 million is spent on dental adhesives each year! (Bonnick 37) These adhesives are only necessary because so many use … Continue reading
Depending on what we’ve got going on at various points of our lives, we may neglect our dental health in favor of other pressing matters. Whether it’s caring for children or planning retirement, we often make excuses about handling issues … Continue reading
Coming into adulthood is where many people begin to see the first of their dental problems, often as a result of poor choices in childhood and adolescence. Between sugary foods, long work or school hours, and the coming of wisdom … Continue reading
We all probably remember our parents telling us to brush our teeth when we first woke up, eat breakfast, and head out to school. Again at night time, just before bed, Mom would tell us to brush again. The trouble … Continue reading
Can being pregnant cause changes in your dental health? Due to several factors described in the book “How To Overcome Fear of the Dentist”, how the gums and teeth react to every day stresses can indeed change during this period.
It’s common for people to let their dental fears and anxieties prevent proper dental care. Many misconceptions or sayings like “man, that was like getting a root canal” create a fearsome image of what going to the dentist is like. … Continue reading
Overcoming Dental Fear, Part 1 Sedation dentistry is a constantly evolving science, with the intention of easing a patient’s worries about visiting the dentist. From Dr. Bonnick’s new book: It is all about perception. Some patients are scared when they … Continue reading