Capehart Dental Blog
October 19, 2023
If you’re dealing with missing teeth, you know the issue is harsh. After all, it deprives you of a full grin. Still, were you aware that it also erodes your jaw? Prolonged tooth loss will cause your jawbone to deteriorate. However, don’t trust dentures to keep your face looking full; only dental implants will help. To learn more, here’s a primer on why dentures don’t offer jawbone preservation while implants do.(more…)
September 8, 2023
Hustle culture is here to stay, and that means that time is money. So, when disaster strikes, and you need root canal treatment, you need to know specifics. How long are you going to be in the dentist’s chair?
To learn the answer, continue reading. This guide will get you the answers fast so you can get back to the grind.(more…)
August 11, 2023
Brushing and flossing are only half the care your teeth and gums need to stay healthy. The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup, but dental care can be expensive. You have no reason to worry if you have dental insurance. More Americans than ever before have coverage, but less than 3% meet or exceed their annual limits. Let’s face it, dental insurance is confusing. Here’s what you need to know about your insurance plan and deductibles to invest in a healthy smile for minimal expenses.
June 9, 2023
When it comes to taking proper care of your oral health, it’s important that you have a dental insurance policy that will make it easier to keep more money in your pocket. With so many different companies and plans available, it can be difficult knowing which one to choose. The good news is that there are ways to identify a policy that is right for you. To help you get started, here are 3 things to look for when preparing to invest in a quality dental insurance plan.(more…)
May 31, 2023
Summer is here, and hopefully, you’ve found some time to take your family on a trip for summer vacation. Spending time in the sun is always fun, so long as you’re prepared.
If you’re planning a trip, have you thought about whether your family’s oral health is as good as it needs to be? If not, you may want to talk to your dentist before you leave. Here are a few reasons why getting your family a checkup before summer vacation would be a good idea.(more…)
May 28, 2023
If you are living with a gapped smile, you have likely done some research on the best way to replace your missing teeth. You have probably discovered that dental implants are considered the gold standard of tooth loss solutions. They provide incomparable stability and reliability, replacing the tooth from root to crown. Additionally, they look incredibly natural looking! However, not everyone is ready for dental implants right away and may need some work on their mouth to prepare it for a new smile. Here are three of the most common preliminary procedures that patients may need to get dental implants.(more…)
April 28, 2023
It was recently revealed that almost half of Americans think a great smile is the most alluring physical quality in a person. According to a survey for U.S. Today, 47% of respondents chose that as the feature that most attracted them to someone initially. But what are the exact qualities that make a flash of those pearly whites so beautiful? Read on to learn the four traits of a beautiful beam!(more…)
April 8, 2023
Have you always wanted to improve something about your smile? If so, you are not alone! A study conducted by OnePoll found that almost 61% of Americans wish they could change something about their teeth. Whether it was crookedness or discoloration, they felt self-conscious about showing them while smiling or talking. The good news is that cosmetic dentistry can turn that wish into reality! Treatments like veneers, cosmetic dental bonding, and professional teeth whitening can benefit your pearly whites and your life in more ways than one. Here are five reasons to consider getting a smile makeover.(more…)
March 8, 2023
Dental technology has come a long way in the past few decades. No longer is a straighter smile out of reach if you don’t want to wear the metal wires and brackets of traditional braces. Invisalign has straightened millions of smiles, with its customized series of clear aligners. However, you may need a little extra boost at the end of your treatment to get your smile absolutely perfect. Read on to learn about Invisalign refinements and how they can push your aligned teeth to the finish line!(more…)
February 8, 2023
An unfortunate number of people are uneasy around dentists. Whether it’s because they’ve heard horror stories or had a bad experience in the past, some people deprive themselves of the oral healthcare they deserve because of those anxieties.
For those patients, sedation dentistry, and nitrous oxide in particular, can be incredibly useful. If you’re interested in making use of “laughing gas,” you may wonder how it will make you feel, or whether it will knock you out before treatment. Here’s a guide to everything you’d want to know about this method of sedation.(more…)