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Amberly Dental Blog

What Happens If You Skip a Dental Cleaning?

September 5, 2023

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Even wondered what will happen if you skip your dental cleanings? Keep reading to learn about why this is bad for your pearly whites.

Have you ever wondered about the consequences of skipping your dental cleanings? In the pursuit of maintaining a healthy and radiant smile, regular dental cleanings play a pivotal role. By neglecting these crucial appointments, you may unwittingly jeopardize the well-being of your pearly whites. Continue reading to learn about the reasons why missing these cleanings can have adverse effects on your oral health and discover the importance of keeping up with your routine dental visits.


Some Common Post-Op Questions About Dental Implant Surgery

July 27, 2023

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An elderly woman enjoying her new dental implants

Even if you’re eager for dental implants, you may also feel nervous. After all, you likely don’t know what to expect post-surgery. This sense of the unknown can be frightening. Luckily, it’s possible to prepare for the aftercare phase of treatment. You just need to ask the right post-op questions about dental implant surgery. By doing so, you’ll receive answers that help you adjust to your new teeth. So, here are four questions to ask once you’ve gotten dental implants.


Do Dental Implants Make You Look Younger?

March 28, 2022

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Mature but youthful woman with dental implants, smiling confidently

When you think of an effective anti-aging regimen, you probably call to mind things like exercise, skincare, and a balanced diet. But your smile also has a big impact on your perceived age. If you have suffered a degree of tooth loss, a bridge or traditional denture can do much to restore your appearance. However, they have their shortcomings. Dental implants offer much more powerful anti-aging benefits. Let’s talk about how that is the case.


Dental Insurance: What You Need to Know About In-Network & Out-of-Network Coverage

November 11, 2021

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Patient calculating dental insurance information next to laptop

Do you have dental insurance, but aren’t entirely sure how it works? Don’t worry – you’re not alone. After all, while dental plans work similarly to medical ones, there are a few distinct differences, like how in-network and out-of-network coverage works. Since the end of the year is rapidly approaching, time is of the essence when it comes to utilizing your benefits. With this in mind, keep reading to learn about how different dental insurance plans work!


Root Canal vs. Extraction — Which One Is Better?

August 3, 2021

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Woman with toothache learning about root canal vs. extraction

When one of your teeth becomes infected, your dentist may present you with a couple different treatment options. You could undergo root canal therapy, which can preserve the tooth and allow it to function as a pain-free part of your smile. Or you might opt to get the tooth removed altogether. Is one option better than the other? Let’s take a moment to consider root canal vs. extraction.


How to Protect Your Immune System with a Healthy Smile

June 3, 2021

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a young woman smiling while preparing to undergo a regular dental checkup to ensure immune system protection in Waverly

It’s no secret that having healthy teeth and gums not only positively impacts your oral health but also your body and overall wellbeing. When oral bacteria that are responsible for tooth decay, gum disease, and other common dental problems are left untreated, it can lead to infections and more serious health conditions. To ensure optimal immune system protection, review the following tips in this article and learn what you can do to keep your oral health and body in better shape.


3 Reasons Dentists Are Seeing Cracked Teeth Amid the Pandemic

May 3, 2021

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a digital image of a cracked tooth in the lower arch of the mouth

Has COVID-19 left you feeling stressed, uncertain, and fearful? Are you noticing a difference in your overall health? Are you experiencing problems with cracked teeth or other common dental problems? You’re not alone. Many dental professionals are noticing an increase in chipped, broken, and damaged smiles as a result of the pandemic. If you are one of the many who is suffering and wants to know what you can do to protect your teeth and gums during this time, read on.


Why Good Oral Health is Necessary for Cosmetic Dental Treatments

April 14, 2021

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An older woman holding her face between her hands and showing off her healthy smile

After years of wear and tear to your teeth, it’s not uncommon to inquire about cosmetic dental services that can boost your smile and help you look years younger. Whether it is veneers, teeth whitening, metal-free restorations, Invisalign, cosmetic bonding, or gum recontouring, each is designed to hide imperfections and give you the appearance you desire. But can the state of your oral health make a difference? A cosmetic dentist explains why a smile free of decay, disease, and infection is necessary to ensure positive and longer-lasting aesthetic results.


Same Day Crowns – Myths and Misinformation

April 8, 2021

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The majority of American adults have at least one dental crown making it the most common prosthetic treatment in the U.S.  The procedure has evolved from a 2 week process into a 2 hour process.  However, not all dentists have embraced the evolution.  How are you to decide what type of crown is best for you?   A Google search on “same day dental crowns” results in over 15 million results displayed in 1.14 seconds.  As a practicing dentist, I decided to see what this information says.


New Dental Insurance? No Insurance? Amberly Dental’s Got You Covered

January 7, 2021

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dental insurance plan with blocks

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is estimated that 7.7 million workers (and 6.9 million of their dependents) have lost their employer-sponsored insurance benefits. While one-third of those who became unemployed during this recession returned to work for the same employer, approximately 15 percent now work for another employer, which means that dentists who were in-network with workers’ dental insurance before may not be now. Are you and your family in this situation?

Whether your insurance has changed or been dropped entirely, it’s important to your overall well-being to keep your smile healthy and strong. In this blog post, we’ll share why you should consider coming to Amberly Dental for your family’s dental needs in 2021! We’ll work hard to make everything affordable, no matter your situation.

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