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Category: Dental Care

Young Adults and Dental Care
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Young Adults and Dental Care

Young adulthood is the period when proper early care makes the most significant impact. Those who have not learned how to brush or floss properly will become concerned about bleeding gums, bad breath, removal of unnecessary wisdom teeth, and their first bout with a real toothache. This is also the stage during which exploring or...

How To Overcome Fear of the Dentist—A Patient’s Guide to Understanding Dentistry
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How To Overcome Fear of the Dentist—A Patient’s Guide to Understanding Dentistry

What Are People Saying About Dr. Bonnick’s Books Dr. Bonnick’s most recent book, How To Overcome Fear Of The Dentist – A Patient’s Guide To Understanding Dentistry, focuses on educating patients on various dental procedures, good oral hygiene habits, and what the options are under various circumstances. Sometimes lack of understanding makes things look more imposing,...

The Cost of Not Going to the Dentist
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The Cost of Not Going to the Dentist

Dentistry is one of the areas of healthcare that responds readily to prevention. While many in the population have little dental fear, our culture and media are replete with dentistry images, indicating that dental treatment is bothersome for most people. Phrases like “It was worse than a root canal” or “He is not going to...

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Dental Care for Older Adults

Dental Health in the “First Forty Years” The first forty years is the period during which adults make sacrifices for their children, and it is a time when your priorities become secondary to those you are responsible for taking care of. Some feel guilty when they take care of their dental problems during this period...

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Current Dental Developments

A prospective patient called my North Carolina dental office from Washington, DC, inquiring about five implants’ cost. I sent her to a CAT scan (CT) center to obtain a scan. I used a dental software called Simplant to determine the available bone’s size and density with those scans. I then tried several implants, virtually, in...

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Dental Health and Pregnancy

It starts in the womb. Yes, it starts with good genetics. However, I have heard many accounts of women who state that the child “pulled all the calcium from my teeth during pregnancy.” Let us examine this further. How Pregnancy Affects Dental Health During pregnancy, the developing embryo needs calcium for developing long bones, and...

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How Dental Insurance Works

The term “dental insurance” is not exact. A more accurate term would be “dental benefits.” Misunderstandings about the expected insurance payments, and the patient’s responsibility for co-payments, are a potential source of conflict between dental staff and patients. Dental insurance is not insurance in the traditional way we expect insurance to work. If you bought...

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5 Tips for Preventative Care: Sugar and Your Teeth

With Halloween and all things sweet and spooky hot on our heels we feel it is a great time to help you and your family stay focused on preventative dental care. This post will talk about the top 5 ways you can prevent cavities and dental issues from home. These are not new tips by...