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Thankful for Teeth: Don’t Take Them for Granted!

November 22, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdeol @ 6:09 pm
family eating Thanksgiving dinner and being thankful for their teeth

Family, friends, food, shelter, clean water—there are many things people don’t think about until Thanksgiving rolls around. This year, consider this often forgotten blessing: your teeth.

Did you know that roughly 120 million people in the US are missing at least one tooth and 36 million Americans have no teeth at all? Those who do can take them for granted or not realize how great having functioning teeth is—until after they lose their teeth. This Thanksgiving, you can be grateful to have your pearly whites. Keep reading to learn why you should and what you can do to keep your smile in good condition.

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A Quick Guide to Understanding Dental Insurance Coverage

October 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdeol @ 7:06 pm
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Dental insurance is a monthly investment designed to make caring for your smile more affordable. Despite this, many patients end up leaving valuable dollars on the table at the end of each year simply because they aren’t familiar with their benefits or sure of how to maximize their coverage. If you’re in the same position, don’t worry – here is a quick guide to help!

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How To: Tell If You Have a Cavity Between Your Teeth

September 30, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdeol @ 8:17 pm
Man with toothache talking to dentist

According to recent research, roughly 90% of Americans have had a cavity by their 21st birthday. As a result, it continues to be one of the most prevalent oral health concerns among children and adults alike. Normally, you can keep an eye out for common symptoms, like discoloration around your tooth. But how can you tell if you have a cavity between your teeth? To learn the answer, keep reading!

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How To: Ace Your Next Dental Exam This Back-to-School Season

August 29, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdeol @ 12:42 pm
College student in jean jacket smiling in classroom

Back-to-school season! With the jam-packed schedule that comes with preparing for a new semester, you may have fallen off-track with your oral hygiene routine. Don’t worry – skipping brushing or flossing is an honest mistake, and there’s no time like the present to turn over a new leaf. Here are a few easy tips to help you ace your next dental exam with flying colors.

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THIS Is the Perfect Time to Begin Whitening Your Teeth Before an Event

July 26, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdeol @ 4:35 pm
Bride smiling with bridesmaid on wedding day

From weddings and job interviews to first dates, there are plenty of reasons you may want to pursue teeth whitening. And you’re certainly not alone! In fact, one survey found that an impressive 80% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 49 want whiter teeth. With the ability to lighten your teeth up to eight shades in a single visit, teeth whitening is incredibly effective and one of the most sought-after cosmetic dental treatments. But when should you start? Here’s the answer.

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Why Choose a Dentist for TMJ Treatment?

June 11, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdeol @ 8:39 pm
Woman with jaw pain, may need TMJ therapy

If you are suffering from jaw pain, you might be inclined to visit your general care practitioner. But did you know that a dentist may actually be the most qualified person to help you? Many of them have completed extensive training that enables them to diagnose problems with the jaw joint (the TMJ) and provide TMJ therapy. Let’s talk more about why you should choose a dentist for this type of treatment.

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What to Do If You Have a Dental Emergency While Traveling

May 18, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdeol @ 2:37 pm
woman with dental emergency in San Ramon

No matter how well you take care of your pearly whites, a dental emergency can strike when you least expect it to. Dealing with these unfortunate situations while on vacation can be quite challenging. Luckily, knowing which steps to take and being prepared in case of a dental emergency can help you navigate your situation with ease. With that in mind, here’s what you should do if you have a dental emergency when you’re away from home.  

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Does It Hurt to Receive Dental Implants?

May 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdeol @ 6:39 pm
Model of dental implants.

If you have missing teeth, your situation isn’t hopeless! Millions of Americans struggle with tooth loss, but fortunately, solutions like dental implants can effectively restore the look, feel, and functionality of your smile by replacing those missing pearly whites. But if you’re interested in receiving dental implants, you’re probably wondering: “Is it going to hurt?” Keep reading to learn more about dental implants along with some tips for ensuring a smooth and painless recovery.

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Get Sedation at Your Dental Appointment (Even If You’re Not Anxious)!

April 29, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdeol @ 8:14 pm
Woman looking relaxed while sitting in dental chair

Sedation dentistry is known for helping patients overcome their dental fear, but did you know that it provides other advantages as well? In addition to treating dental anxiety, sedation dentistry allows for patients to receive quicker, better, and more relaxing dental care. So what are you waiting for? Read on to learn about the benefits of sedation dentistry besides aiding fearful patients.

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CPAP Recalled? Here’s a Better Alternative!

March 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdeol @ 6:25 pm
Woman soundly sleeping in white bedding

Recently, certain CPAP machines made by Phillips Respironics have been recalled due to health risks. Are you one of the millions of people who are now struggling to get good sleep because you no longer have the proper treatment? If so, you’re in luck! Dentists offer a comfortable, convenient alternative to the traditional CPAP machine in the form of an oral appliance. The best part is that it may even work better for you. Read on to learn more about the recall as well as the benefits of choosing an oral appliance.

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