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Boyles General Dentistry & Implant Center Blog

Use It or Lose It: What Your Dental Insurance Will Cover

October 3, 2020

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A young woman sitting in the dentist’s chair and smiling

When it comes to using your dental insurance, do you know what it covers? The reality is that most people do not know the ins and outs of the insurance world, which is why dental offices throughout the country employ individuals who can assist in not only helping you better understand your coverage but also maximizing your benefits before they expire. Read on to learn more about the details of your insurance and what you can do to keep more money in your pocket.


How Does Your Oral Health Affect Your Immune System?

August 21, 2020

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Person with periodontal diseaseKeeping up with a good oral hygiene routine and seeing your dentist every six months is about more than just keeping your pearly whites bright and clean. After all, your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body. Often times, the health of your smile determines your overall wellbeing because of how it affects your immune system. Read on to learn more about how taking care of your smile can help you avoid issues elsewhere in the body.


My Dog Ate My Dentures – What Do I Do Now?

August 7, 2020

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Dog looking guiltyIf you have an energetic animal at home, you know that they often get ahold of things that they aren’t supposed to. Believe it or not, dentures often fall prey to furry best friends. For puppies, chewing on things can help relieve teething pain. More mature dogs do it in order to keep their teeth clean and their jaw strong. Sometimes, dogs go after dentures because they are comforted by the scent of their owners. As sweet as this may sound, you certainly know the feeling of dread when you realize that your furry friend has damaged something important. Read on to learn what you should do next.


Insurance and Dental Implants: Making Replacement More Affordable

June 15, 2020

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money and dental instruments for dental implants

As a conscious consumer, you keep a keen eye out for a good deal on what you want, and you try not to overpay. Even when it comes to your permanent tooth replacements, you want to make sure that you’re saving as much as possible. Are there ways to reduce the price tag for dental implants? In this post, you’ll learn about the role insurance can play in helping you afford dental implants as well as some other options to consider for your out-of-pocket costs. (more…)

What Does a Dental Cleaning Look Like During COVID-19?

May 30, 2020

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dentist cleaning a patient's teeth while wearing PPESemi-annual checkups and cleanings are patients’ first line of defense against common oral health problems, such as cavities, which is why they’re so important to keep on top of. If you’re due for one but aren’t sure of how your dentist has adjusted their techniques and safety measures in response to COVID-19, you can read more below about what you can expect during your appointment. (more…)

4 Ways Your Dentist is Keeping Patients Safe During COVID-19

May 8, 2020

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dentist washing their hands with antimicrobial soapDid you know that since the emergence of COVID-19, your dentist has implemented several new safety protocols to prioritize patients’ health? That way, you can get your routine checkup and cleaning without dealing with the anxiety of coming out of self-isolation and putting your health at risk. Read on to learn four steps that your dentist is taking to put your health and safety first when you visit their practice. (more…)

ER or Dentist? 3 Reasons to Consider Emergency Dentistry

April 20, 2020

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tooth emergency dentistry

When you’re in pain and need relief fast, your first reaction may tell you to go to the emergency room right away. In many situations, this resource can provide quick treatment for urgent injuries or conditions. But if you’re experiencing severe tooth pain or another dental emergency, think twice before you head to the ER. Instead, you need to turn to someone who can perform triage on your smile. In other words, you need emergency dentistry! In this post, you’ll learn reasons why you should contact your dentist in Midland for tooth-related emergencies instead of going to the ER. (more…)

Sensitive Tooth? Know When to Seek Emergency Dentistry

April 5, 2020

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woman with sensitive tooth needing emergency dentistry

For a while now, you’ve had a sensitive tooth that reacts every time you eat or drink something sugary, hot, or cold. Normally, you’d call your dentist right away for an appointment, but amid the COVID-19 crisis, you aren’t sure what you should do. Your dentist is available for emergency dentistry, but does this situation count as an emergency? Is a sensitive tooth worth the risk? The answer depends on several factors. Read on to learn more about the causes of tooth sensitivity and how you can tell whether you need to contact your dentist as soon as possible. (more…)

Why a Cone Beam Scanner Can Prove Beneficial for Dental Implant Placement

March 18, 2020

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a dental hygienist using a cone beam scanner to capture images of a female patient’s oral cavityWhen you walk into your dentist’s office, you are probably wondering how much of the equipment is used. This is no surprise, especially when your hygienist is asking you to accompany them to a particular machine for treatment purposes. When preparing for dental implant placement, your dentist may require that a cone beam scanner be used to capture images of your oral and facial structure, but what it is and why it is necessary? Read on to find out just how beneficial this piece of advanced technology can be when it comes to creating a treatment plan that includes dental implants.


Why You Hate Your Dentures

March 8, 2020

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a set of dentures sitting on a desk next to a handheld dental mirrorDo you hate the way your dentures feel? Are you tired of having a restoration that won’t stay in place? Denture-wearers often find that after years of relining and readjusting their prosthetics, they prefer to have something more permanent and low maintenance. Fortunately, there is an alternative solution that offers a multitude of benefits, many of which cannot be obtained with other tooth replacement treatments. If you’re ready to say goodbye to your dentures, spend some time learning more about implant-retained dentures and how they can improve your smile’s appearance and oral health.


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