Dental Phobias

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If you are afraid to go to the dentist you are not alone. Some people base their fear off of different things like having a bad experience or having a really intense procedure done that involved a lot of pain. Whatever the case, you just can’t bring yourself to cross that line. You keep putting off going to the dentist even though you know you have to have some work done. Does this sound familiar to you? Dental anxiety is actually a lot more common than you might think and the reason it’s so common is because it can come from a lot of different sources. Maybe you’re embarrassed for a dentist to look at your teeth because you think they are in bad shape. Maybe just the sound of that dental drill gets under your skin. These are just a couple of the most common fears people have about …

Overcoming Dental Insurance Confusion

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One of the most common reasons for people to put off coming to the dentist is that they don’t understand what their insurance will cover. We understand your concern and are happy to help make sense of your policy. While insurance is there to help, it rarely covers everything. Deductibles and various coverage aspects vary by company… and one company may have hundreds of plans. Read your policy and find out what is covered. Some plans cover as much as 2 cleanings per year, while others cover a certain percent of any procedure. Feel free to bring your policy in and we’ll do our best to help you make sense out of it. Don’t let insurance dictate your treatment. Insurance rarely covers everything needed for optimum oral health. Consider the cost of maintenance on your teeth as an investment in your well-being. In situations where insurance won’t cover the full …

Eating Habits Affect Teeth

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Do you eat sweets every chance you get or to help you get through the day? The reward of a satisfying taste is there but the downside is you are probably harming your teeth. A lot of exposure to sugary treats can lead to tooth decay so it is best to limit yourself with the amount of sweets you eat. No, we are not saying cut delicious snacks out completely but just minimize the amount of sweets you do take in every day. It’s a lot easier than you think. Eating better and making the right food choices is commonly associated with taking care of your body and overall health but also affects your oral health, which is also very important. According to http://www.mouthhealthy.org, a healthier diet should include fruits, veggies, dairy, grains, and lean proteins. If you must have your daily snacks try replacing the coffee cake with carrots …

Got Milk?

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Have you heard about MI Paste? It might just be the best thing since a glass of iced-cold milk. The MI stands for Minimally Invasive, and it’s a fabulous milk-derived phosphopeptide that binds calcium and phosphate to tooth surfaces. Those are pretty big words… really, all you need to know is that MI Paste can help strengthen your teeth, minimize cavities, reverse tooth sensitivity, repair discolorations, positively impact some cases of dry mouth, and rid your smile of those annoying white spots. For more information regarding the FAQ’s of MI Paste, visit: http://www.mi-paste.com/faq.php

Make a Statement at Summer Weddings with a Sparkling Smile

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Summer is wedding season and you definitely want to put your best tooth forward when you’re dressed to the nines at a garden wedding. Or maybe you’re in the wedding party and you’ll be in the spotlight (and the camera flash) in front of friends and family. Make sure your yellow teeth are not the conspicuous blemish in all of the wedding photos! There are many different options for teeth whitening treatments nowadays, from over-the-counter strips to extensive sessions at a clinic or salon. If done incorrectly, some teeth-whitening methods can leave painful and unsightly chemical burns on your lips and gums. There are lots of amateur teeth whiteners out there, so make sure you put your trust in a professional. At Paragon Dental, we use a tried-and-true method that really works, so you can relax knowing that you’re in capable hands. Our patients are always thrilled and grateful that …