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Does Dental Insurance Cover Emergency Care?

October 31, 2022

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patient holding their face needing emergency care and wondering if dental insurance will cover costs

If you have dental insurance, you may already be familiar with the main benefits you enjoy. You may have even gone to the dentist twice already this year. But if you have a dental emergency like a cracked tooth or a knocked-out tooth, coverage can be a little more complicated. What will your dental insurance pay toward your emergency care? What can you expect in terms of the cost? Keep reading to learn more information!


Eenie Meenie Miney Mo! 4 Tips to Choose a Cosmetic Dentist

August 30, 2022

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woman pointing and trying to choose a cosmetic dentist

You know your smile needs a lot of work, and you’ve worked hard to afford to fix it. Needless to say, you’re not taking this investment lightly. You want to find a qualified dentist who will help you reach your dream smile. But out of the many options in your area, how can you choose a cosmetic dentist to trust with something this important?

Instead of resorting to childish games to determine your pick, here are some tips to make your decision process more successful and smooth!


4 Reasons for Children’s Tooth Extractions

August 10, 2022

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young patient who has reasons for children’s tooth extractions

In general, it’s best to hold onto natural teeth as long as possible. Even in the case of children’s baby teeth, dentists will largely recommend preserving them until they come out naturally. However, there are situations where these primary or other teeth may need to be extracted early. What are these reasons for children’s tooth extractions? Keep reading to find out!


Too Old for Cosmetic Dentistry? Your Smile Is Ageless!

July 20, 2022

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older woman smiling after working with a cosmetic dentist

You get the senior discount. You’re getting close to retirement. You listen to oldies music. In your mind, you’re still as young as you ever were, but you realize just how old you are when you look around you and in the mirror. You wonder if you’re too old for cosmetic work, if the figurative parade has passed you by. Your cosmetic dentist may not be able to turn back the clock completely, but they can help you feel confident in yourself again.


Sugary Drinks: The Sneaky Cause of Children’s Cavities

July 8, 2022

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child drinking juice and increasing risk of children’s cavities

At the grocery store, you go up and down every aisle to make sure you don’t forget anything. Then, you come to the drinks. You pick out some sports drinks for your child’s soccer game and enough soda and juice to last until next week. Hold on! Did you know that the drinks you buy for your kids could be a direct cause of tooth decay?

While candy, cookies, and other sugar-filled treats certainly contribute to children’s cavities, so do the drinks your little one has. Keep reading to learn the impact that various drinks can have and what you can do about it.


6 Different Reasons for Shifting Teeth

June 11, 2022

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Woman inspecting her teeth in a mirror.

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you—and having a healthy and bright set of pearly whites can go a long way. That said, sometimes our teeth don’t exactly cooperate with what we want them to do and can sometimes move and shift around and become out of place! But what causes this movement and what can you do about it to ensure that your smile looks and feels its absolute best? Keep reading to learn more about 6 of the reasons for shifting teeth and what your cosmetic dentist can do about it.


What Is a Diastema & How Is It Treated?

June 1, 2022

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Picture of a smile with a diastema.

If you’re unhappy with your smile because of a gap between your front teeth, don’t fret! You are not alone, and your situation is far from hopeless. This gap is called a diastema and they occur so frequently that dentists even consider them a normal developmental circumstance in children. However, sometimes it can persist into adulthood and leave you feeling embarrassed about your pearly whites. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist in Midland about diastemas, how they’re caused, and what you can do to close the gap.


Loose Dental Implant? A Simple Guide for What to Do Next

May 27, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 6:26 pm
man holding his mouth with a loose dental implant

Ever since you got that dental implant, you have had so much more confidence in your smile. You don’t worry about eating in front of others anymore—even hard or crunchy foods—until one time it suddenly feels loose when you bite down. Is this a serious problem? Do you need to call your dentist? Does this mean your implant is failing?

In this post, you’ll learn why you should pay attention and do something about this symptom, what you should do in this situation, and how your dentist can correct it.


Can Veneers Resist Coffee Stains?

April 29, 2022

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woman drinking coffee with porcelain veneers

Everyone who knows you knows that your morning doesn’t begin until you’ve had some coffee. As much as you love and need your coffee, you likely already know that it can stain your teeth. Although daily brushing and regular professional cleaning visits help, your teeth may still be discolored. In addition to other flaws, perhaps covering your yellow or dull-looking teeth is a main reason why you’ve decided to get porcelain veneers.

The good news is that veneers are more stain resistant than natural enamel, but can they hold up against your daily coffee? Keep reading to find out!


Porcelain or Composite Veneers? How to Decide Between These Types

April 14, 2022

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woman deciding between the types of veneers

Life is full of decisions—what clothing to wear, where to go for lunch, what to do for date night with your partner. While some of these choices seem small or ultimately unimportant, it can be difficult to choose between two perfectly good options.

For improving the appearance of your smile with your dentist, you generally have two types of veneers you can pick from. But how will you decide which one is best? Here is some valuable information to help you choose!

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