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5Feb, 2020

8 Bad Oral Health Habits to Break in 2020

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When it comes to our oral health routine, we’re only as good as what we’re doing habitually, and that goes for both our eating and drinking habits as well as our brushing and flossing routines. Below, Audubon Dental Center goes over a few bad habits to break this year. Doing so will set you up for a happy, healthy 2020, not to mention set the foundation for a healthy smile for years to come. 1.) Not Changing Your Toothbrush The American Dental Association suggests that we all change our toothbrushes […]
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29Jan, 2020

What Are Dental Implants?

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Think of dental implants as hardware designed to fit and function in your mouth like normal teeth. Dental implants can be put in place of a single lost tooth and dental implants can also be used for multiple tooth replacement during more intensive procedures like smile restorations. As strong as our teeth are normally, it’s important to understand that tooth loss can occur during an accident or from failing to practice healthy dental habits like brushing and flossing on a regular and consistent basis. The National Center for Biotechnology Information […]
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8Jan, 2020

Dental Insurance for 2020 — Are You Covered?

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Dental insurance might seem like a complicated matter, but it’s generally offered in one of two ways: either through Marketplace healthcare plans or stand-alone dental plans. When it comes down to it it’s important to make sure that your coverage works for you and your lifestyle. At the end of the day, it’s a good idea to have dental insurance, though many patients might skip it, especially in the face of paying higher monthly premiums for health insurance. More on High vs Low Coverage High coverage levels will have higher […]
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1Jan, 2020

5 Risk Factors for Tooth Loss

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Tooth loss can either happen by a freak accident or it can occur due to continuous neglect. When it comes down to it, tooth loss is partly avoidable when we practice our home oral health routines to the utmost. That’s why it’s important to get with your dentist to determine the best routine that you can practice at home that will address your distinct needs. You’ll want to brush at least twice daily, and for minutes on end. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and brush in gentle, circular motions to avoid […]
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25Dec, 2019

How Long Does a Cavity-Filling Treatment Take?

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Even if you don’t currently have a dentist and you’re not up-to-date on your annual check-ups, you likely know what a cavity is and how cavities come about. What we eat, our lifestyles, and how effectively we practice our at-home oral healthcare routines all play critical roles in helping us avoid getting cavities. Cavities Can Happen to the Best of Us It’s important to understand that many people get cavities and that it’s not the end of the world if you get one. Far from it, actually! Your favorite movie […]
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18Dec, 2019

How Tooth Fillings Relate to Dental Health

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Fillings are a method dentist’s use to treat cavities, but they also have additional applications, such as for repairing chipped or cracked teeth, not to mention correcting other damage that can occur to the tooth. Fillings not only restore the look of our teeth, but they also play a critical role in oral health and have for ages. In cases of cavities, a dentist will generally use a local anesthetic to numb the area while using a drill, a laser, or an air abrasion instrument to clear away decayed portions […]
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6Dec, 2019

Read this Before Your Root Canal

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The American Association of Endodontists define a root canal as a “treatment designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth,” which we find to be a pretty apt definition at Audubon Dental Center. The term “root canal” has a seriously negative connotation in popular culture, usually because, in the past, the procedure has been somewhat synonymous with pain. You’ll often hear a cheeky character in a movie or on a television show say something like, “I’d rather get a […]
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29Nov, 2019

A Primer on Dental Plans

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In this day and age we have a lot of options when it comes to most things, whether it’s where we get our dry cleaning is done, where we get our organic foods from, and, especially, where and how we get our oral health services. At Audubon Dental Center, we like to make the process as simple as possible for our patients wondering what the best avenue is to get the most out of their investment, both when it comes to time spent on perfecting their smile and money spent […]
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22Nov, 2019

How to Create Your Perfect Smile

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Building a perfect smile is something that takes special care, attention, and dedication. Having a celebrity-caliber smile isn’t just something that happens overnight, but, with a little bit of practice and with some help from Audubon Dental Center, having a perfect smile is not as elusive as you may think. A recent UC-San Francisco research study found that there are 19 different types of smiles, so it might be a good idea to start working on your smile at large with your local dentist while also practicing your smile technique […]
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15Nov, 2019

What to Expect from Your First Teeth Whitening Experience

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If you’ve been considering getting your teeth whitened, it’s more than likely that you’ll have some questions and concerns about how long the process takes, whether or not there’s any discomfort involved, and perhaps how many shades whiter you can expect your teeth to become after the procedure. These are all fair questions and concerns, which is why Audubon Dental Center would like to shed some light on our teeth whitening procedure as a way to educate our patients. A large part of what we do is educate our patients […]
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