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Amberly Dental Blog

Why Good Oral Health is Necessary for Cosmetic Dental Treatments

April 14, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — docvacek @ 2:15 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — docvacek @ 3:25 pm

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

Filed under: Uncategorized — docvacek @ 5:59 pm
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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


The Surprising Ways Your Oral Health Affects Your Immune System

July 19, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — docvacek @ 2:16 pm
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.


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.


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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