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How Your Tax Return Can Support Oral Health Where Insurance Won’t

April 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsaran @ 7:23 am
picture of a tax return

If you’re one of the people who has already managed to file your taxes, you’re probably patiently waiting for the day that your return shows up in the mail. How you use that tax return is up to you, but if you’re looking to invest it in something that really matters, why not use it on your oral health?

Your tax return can be a great way to get some services that may not ordinarily be covered by your insurance. Here are a few examples of worthwhile oral health treatments that your tax return can help you with.


How to be Vigilant for Oral Cancer

April 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsaran @ 7:19 am
woman holding a drawing of a cancerous mouth

If you went to the dentist’s office recently, you may remember your dentist performing a routine oral cancer screening. These are done at every checkup, and while it takes only a moment, it’s also one of the most important parts of the exam.

Detecting oral cancer early is one of the best ways to ensure that the condition doesn’t become serious. One way to help with that is to stay vigilant for the symptoms of the disease. Here are some things it may be a good idea to watch out for. 


How Long Can You Expect Your Dental Fillings to Last?

March 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsaran @ 9:18 pm
a digital illustration of a composite filling

Did you know that treating a decayed or damaged tooth with a filling has been done for thousands of years? As far back as almost 7,000 years, people were using natural products like beeswax to restore a tooth. Now, modern fillings use more durable, reliable, and aesthetically pleasing materials. But how long exactly can you count on your treated pearly white? Read on to learn more about the lifespan of dental fillings and what you can do to get the most out of them!


Spring into the New Season with a Fresh Smile!

March 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsaran @ 7:35 pm
a woman with a fresh smile holding a spring flower

What’s your favorite season? For many people, spring is the best time of the year. After the dreariness of winter, it’s a welcome time of renewal. From blooming flowers to a deep cleaning of your home, it’s a wonderful time to set the reset button. And this can include your smile! Even if you are consistent in caring for your pearly whites with daily brushing and flossing, there are some other ways you can refresh your oral health. Read on to learn four simple ways to get your grin ready for spring!


Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month

February 18, 2023

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Young girl brushing her teethHearts, candy, and gifts of appreciation aren’t the only reasons to celebrate this month. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of oral health for young smiles. It’s a perfect opportunity to discuss the benefits of healthy teeth and gums with your child. You can encourage good oral hygiene habits with 3 dental products to celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month.


A Healthy Heart Starts With Your Gums

February 10, 2023

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Man with chest pain grabbing his heartDid you know 1 person every 34 seconds dies from cardiovascular issues? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 805,000 Americans suffer from a heart attack each year, making it the leading cause of death in the U.S. Many factors increase your risk of heart disease, like smoking, an unhealthy diet, or genetics, but your gum health can also play a role. Believe it or not, there’s evidence supporting a close connection between gum and heart health. Here’s how committing to your gums can keep your heart healthy. 


4 Questions to Ask Your Cosmetic Dentist Before a Smile Makeover

January 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsaran @ 3:41 pm
a person consulting with their cosmetic dentist

There are countless issues that can diminish the beauty and function of your smile, from missing teeth to discoloration and staining. Fortunately, if your smile doesn’t boost your confidence due to several imperfections, your cosmetic dentist can help breathe new life into it with a smile makeover. However, it’s important to find the right provider for you to achieve the best results! Read on for four important questions to ask your cosmetic dentist before moving forward with your treatment.


New Year, Healthier Smile: 3 Ways to Improve Your Oral Health in 2023

January 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsaran @ 3:38 pm
a family celebrating the New Year together

There’s no better time to commit to new, healthier habits than the start of a New Year. With 2023 right around the corner, you’re likely reflecting on all of the things that did and didn’t go so well for you this year, thinking of how you can improve yourself and your health. One of the best and easiest places to start is with your mouth! Taking small steps towards bettering your oral hygiene can not only keep you from having to endure lengthy cleanings every six months with your dentist, but also boost your overall wellbeing. Read on to learn three simple ways you can boost your health in 2023.


3 Ways You Can Get Your Invisalign Treatment Off Track

December 30, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsaran @ 7:01 pm
a woman getting Invisalign treatment from her dentist

Modern times have allowed people to conveniently attain their dream smile through Invisalign treatment. No longer do you have to have to be chained to the clunky brackets and wires of traditional braces. The process toward straighter teeth is discreet, comfortable, and effective with Invisalign’s clear, removable aligners. Yet, it does require that you stick to your treatment plan so your teeth can move into their desired position. Here are three things to avoid with Invisalign so you can stay on track toward your aligned pearly whites!


You Asked, We Answered: Are the Holidays Bad for Your Teeth?

December 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsaran @ 11:02 pm
family having dinner over the holidays

While the holiday season is a time full of magic and joy, that’s not necessarily the case for your teeth. It’s very easy to fall into all-too-common habits that can eventually lead to issues like decay and infection. Fortunately, there are many ways to lower your risk of these problems! Read on to learn which factors make the holidays bad for your oral health and what you can do to protect your smile.

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