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Amberly Dental Blog

4 Qualities of a Good Dental Implant Candidate

December 9, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — docvacek @ 6:18 pm
Senior gentlemen smiling at reflection during dental appointment

Are you one of the 120+ million Americans struggling with tooth loss? If so, then you may be wondering whether dental implants are the best tooth replacement solution for your unique dental needs. After all, they can last 20+ years with proper care, effectively prevent bone loss, and are unmatched in durability. However, to preserve their impressive 95% success rate, dentists go to great lengths to qualify patients before the procedure. Here are four traits that make someone a good dental implant candidate!

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Which Holiday Foods Should You Avoid If You Have Dentures?

November 4, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — docvacek @ 6:12 pm
an up-close image of a gloved hand holding an upper denture

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and whether you and your family are planning a large gathering or keeping it small because of COVID-19, you’re likely going to enjoy a hefty feast of all your favorite foods. From turkey and dressing to yams and pecan pie, it’s hard to wait until the big day to start cooking. But no matter if you’re the one doing all the cooking, or you’re simply prepared to enjoy the food, you’ll want to be mindful of what you decide to eat if you have a denture. A dentist shares a few tips so you can indulge this Thanksgiving while keeping your dentures in great shape.

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Same-Day Crowns: What You Need to Know

October 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — docvacek @ 2:02 pm
a male patient with a beard and smiling in the handheld mirror while at the dentist’s office

You’ve likely grown up listening to your parents and local dentist explain why it is important to maintain good oral hygiene. Preventive care is key to lowering your risk for cavities, gum disease, bad breath, and other common problems. Unfortunately, genetics, a dental emergency, and frequent lapses in brushing and flossing can lead to weakened and damaged teeth that require restorative treatment. One of the most popular and newly advanced solutions is same-day crowns. Instead of waiting weeks for a permanent prosthetic, you can now see a fully restored smile in just one visit to the dentist’s office. Read on to learn more about the creation process and how you can extend the life of your customized restoration.

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Use Your 2020 Dental Insurance Before It Expires!

September 15, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — docvacek @ 2:38 pm
Dental receptionist helping patient with dental insurance claim

There is no doubt that 2020 has been a crazy year so far. Hopefully, 2021 will bring happier times. Before you turn our calendars over, however, you may have a list of things you still want to accomplish this year. One of the items on that to-do list should be to visit your local dentist. Not only will your appointment benefit your oral health, but it will also help you maximize your dental insurance benefits. Let’s talk about how that is so and how you can make sure you are getting the most out of your insurance policy.

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The Surprising Ways Your Oral Health Affects Your Immune System

July 19, 2020

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Woman brushing her teeth to boost her immune system

While COVID-19 remains a risk, it’s more important than ever to keep your immune system strong and healthy. Your immune system protects your body from infection, so boosting it could be enough to prevent getting the Coronavirus. Reducing stress, exercising, eating healthy, and sleeping regularly can boost your immune system, but did you know that taking care of your smile can help, too? Keep reading to learn about the surprising relationship between your oral health and immune system as well as some ways you can protect yourself against infection.

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Why Is My Dentist Asking Me to Rinse Before My Appointment?

June 4, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — docvacek @ 7:27 pm
man pouring mouthwash to use before appointment with dentist

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of everyday life, including what you can expect when you visit your dentist. Social distancing, extra protective equipment, and increased cleaning measures are all being used to ensure that patients and dental team members remain safe. Your dentist might even ask you to rinse with mouthwash prior to your appointment. Why is that so? Let’s discuss how this simple precaution can help to keep you healthy.

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5 Dental Practices to Reduce Your Risk of COVID-19

April 14, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — docvacek @ 1:58 pm
person washing their hands in a bathroom

A COVID-19 infection count is being constantly flashed across TV screens across the nation, making the pandemic even more daunting than it already is. During this time, it’s a good idea to focus on everything that you can control and establishing safe and effective hygiene practices that can reduce your risk of contracting the virus. Because it’s spread by droplet transfer to your mucous membrane (eyes, nose, mouth), it’s especially important to sanitize and disinfect each time before you put anything in your mouth, like when you brush and floss. Read on to learn five dental practices from your dentist that can help reduce your risk of COVID-19.

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Finding the Right Doctor for Dental Implants

February 6, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — docvacek @ 8:49 pm
dentist explaining dental implant

Dental implants are the best tooth replacement solution available today. They look and feel like natural teeth, and they can provide you with a lifetime of happy, confident, beautiful smiles. To get the full benefit from dental implants, however, you need to entrust your procedure to the right doctor. How can you find a dentist who is fully qualified to help you through your dental implant journey from beginning to end? Let’s talk about some factors you should consider when you are choosing your implant dentist. After you read the following information, we’re confident that Dr. Vacek at Amberly Dental will be at the top of your list of candidates.

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Discover the Benefits of a CT Scanner for Dental Implant Placement

January 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — docvacek @ 6:39 pm
a female patient at the CT scanner

Dentistry is a continually evolving field. Its technology is advancing quickly, making it possible for dentists to diagnose, plan, and treat individuals with greater precision. From digital x-ray machines to soft tissue lasers and even CT scanners, these technologies are making life much easier for both dental professionals and patients, especially when it comes to preparing and placing dental implants. So, how can one revolutionary piece of equipment make a common dental procedure more efficient and effective? Read on to find out.

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How You Can Avoid Wasting Money by Using Your Dental Benefits

November 4, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — docvacek @ 9:14 pm
a couple shaking hands with the receptionist

Before you get too excited about ringing in the new year and welcoming 2020, you might want to think about all the money you could potentially lose if you forgo using your dental insurance benefits. If going to the dentist in Waverly hasn’t been at the top of your priority list, it’s time to reconsider if you want to get the most out of a plan you’re already paying for each month. With more than $152 billion falling to the wayside each year, find out what you can do to keep from adding to that number.

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