Capehart Dental Blog
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…)
January 10, 2023
Everyone wants to keep their family’s oral health in top shape, but that is easier said than done. Taking time off of work, pulling kids out of school, and then corralling everyone all over town can put a fairly large burden on an already busy life.
Going to a dedicated family dentist can make that significantly easier. If you want to know more, here’s why a family dentist can make your life simpler.(more…)
December 8, 2022
Are you unhappy with the smile you see in the mirror? If so, then you might consider getting porcelain veneers as an all-inclusive treatment for enhancing your pearly whites. Not only can they offer a virtually permanent whitening solution, but they’ll also conceal most dental flaws. However, lumineers can provide similar jaw-dropping results. So, how do you know which one is right for you? Read on to learn the differences between the two treatments and how you can determine which is ideal for your situation.(more…)