Smiles for Life Blog
April 4, 2018
Oral cancer takes a life every hour in the United States. With nearly 50,000 new diagnosed cases reported every year, it’s become incredibly important for dentists and other medical professionals alike to work together in the fight against oral cancer.
When you visit your dentist, you may not even realize that your checkup also consists of an oral cancer screening. Since April is Oral Cancer Awareness month, your dentist in Arlington thought it would be important to mention this life-saving screening and explain why he does it for every incoming patient.
March 20, 2018
Did you know that teeth are the only part of the human body that can’t heal themselves? That’s why protecting them is so important! A solid routine of preventive care can go miles toward keeping your smile healthy and beautiful for decades to come. Because we want you to enjoy a lifetime of great oral health, we’re here to provide a few tips on how to stop cavities before they start.
March 9, 2018
You always hope that you’ll never have to deal with a dental emergency, but if you live a particularly active lifestyle or you don’t practice proper preventive care, the chances will go up significantly. One of the most common emergencies your emergency dentist in Arlington deals with is a knocked-out or broken tooth either from a fall or sports injury, but there are ways to prevent an emergency from happening in the first place.
The same reasons you wear a helmet while riding a bike also apply when playing contact sports, a mouthguard is a great way to protect the teeth during contact sports. Should an emergency occur, here’s what you should do.
February 15, 2018
Taking your entire household to the same dentist has tons of advantages: You don’t have to run all over town for appointments, you only have to keep track of one practice’s payment and insurance policies, and you can establish a long-term, trusting relationship with your dental care provider. How can you choose a family dentist in Arlington that is right for everyone in your clan, from Grandpa John to little baby Emily? In our practice, we have several points of pride that we believe make us a top choice among family dentists.
January 15, 2018
New year resolutions are a pretty great way to start the year. It’s easy to measure your progress from the very first of the month and tracking your progress of a goal can be a truly enriching experience. If you haven’t chose a resolution to follow yet, don’t worry, your dentist in Arlington has a few ideas.
The goal you set for yourself shouldn’t be so outrageous that it’s not obtainable. It should also be significant enough to make a positive influence on your life. When it comes to the long-term benefits, oral care as a resolution is a great place to start!
January 8, 2018
Having a crooked smile doesn’t just affect your confidence. If your smile remains crooked, it can negatively affect your bite, making it more difficult to chew foods and keep your teeth clean. Luckily, there’s an alternative to metal braces: Invisalign clear aligners.
Once you learn the benefits of orthodontic treatment through Invisalign in Arlington, you’ll probably be anxious to get started as soon as possible. After all, it’s orthodontic treatment without all the negatives of traditional braces.
December 15, 2017
Sleep is essential to your productivity throughout the day. Without a full night’s sleep, you can become irritable, moody, and suffer from extreme fatigue when you need to get things done. If you’ve been getting to bed early, shutting off your phone beforehand, and doing other habits that promote sleep but are still waking up tired, you may need sleep apnea therapy in Arlington.
It can be difficult to recognize the signs of sleep apnea, especially if you live alone. Your dentist can provide guidance and treatments so you can take back your nights.
December 11, 2017
Healthcare has never been an easy topic to understand. When it comes to knowing what dental care will cost and how to pay for it, it shouldn’t be a difficult subject. Your dental insurance is meant to keep you at ease, not constantly make you worry.
That’s why your dentist in Arlington is ready to help you understand your dental insurance and how most insurance plans work. Take a moment to learn so you can be confident at your next dental visit.
November 12, 2017
Unfortunately, we’ve all ran into that coworker that doesn’t have the freshest breath. Maybe they had coffee that morning or maybe they have a real dental issue that could be causing them to have less than fresh breath.
Either way, you know that you don’t want to be the next coworker to assault someone with stinky breath. Here are a few tips and tricks to avoid chronic bad breath from your Arlington dentist.
October 16, 2017
Dental insurance is about as clear as mud for most of our patients, and that’s not a surprise. Two different people within the same company may have completely different coverage. Unless you deal with dental insurance paperwork on a daily basis, the various acceptable treatments, fair and average pricing, and other policies can be completely baffling. Luckily, a good dentist will help you make the most of your insurance coverage, so many dental patients don’t even have to think about it. As the end of the year approaches, it’s time to take advantage of any remaining dental insurance benefits to ensure you make the most out of your policy.