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Does Insurance Cover Sedation Dentistry?

September 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstec @ 12:03 pm
A woman receiving sedation dentistry

There’s a good chance you experience at least some dental anxiety. After all, over half of all Americans struggle with a form of it. Fortunately, sedation dentistry is a great solution to this issue. It’d help you stay calm during the treatment process. If costs are a concern, though, you may ask yourself: “Will dental insurance cover sedation dentistry?” Well, your Grand Island dentist is here to answer that question. Read on to learn how insurance and dental sedation relate to each other.


The Safety and Efficacy of Nitrous Oxide Sedation

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstec @ 12:47 pm
A boy undergoing nitrous oxide sedation dentirstry

If you’re someone who has anxiety about going to the dentist, sedation dentistry could be the answer to your problems. However, there has been some concern over its safety in the last couple of years due to its misuse among young people and club-goers as a recreational drug.

There’s no need for the concern. Continue reading to learn why sedation dentistry, particularly with nitrous oxide, is one of the safest treatments available at the dentist’s office.


Tips For Preventing Bad Breath

July 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstec @ 9:29 am
someone covering their mouth

Among all the reasons that people take care of their oral health, preventing bad breath has got to be at the top of the list. It’s something that’s hard to detect on your own, and that everybody secretly fears that they might be dealing with.

Thankfully, there are things you can do to make sure that your breath stays nice and fresh. Here are a few things that you might want to try.


Tips for Managing Your Oral Health During Summer Vacation

June 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstec @ 9:55 pm
a person smiling while visiting the beach

Summer is finally in full swing, and you’ve probably got a lot of fun plans that you’re preparing for. But whether you’re hitting the road for a trip to the beach or staying home for a classic “staycation,” you should want the peace of mind of knowing that your pearly whites are in tip-top shape. With that in mind, here are a few useful tips from your trusted dentist for protecting your oral health this summer vacation, no matter where you are or what you’re doing!


5 Smile-Friendly Foods to Keep Your Oral Health in Top Condition!

May 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstec @ 7:50 am
a plate full of foods that benefit oral health

Ensuring your oral health stays in top condition requires a concerted effort on your part. Of course, brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily are essential to a thriving smile, as well as going to visit your dentist every six months. However, you can kick your dental care up a notch by choosing foods that benefit your teeth and gums. Read on to learn about five smile-friendly foods that will help your grin to be as healthy and radiant as possible!


Do Allergies Negatively Affect Your Oral Health?

April 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstec @ 6:18 pm
a woman blowing her nose due to allergies

While some people hear of spring and think of flowers blooming, you might simply see it as the season of allergies. Hopefully you’ve already stocked up on certain medications and tissues to handle your symptoms this month. However, you might want to consider your oral health as well. Allergies can do much more than cause you to sneeze, as you may end up experiencing complications in your mouth that you might not know about. Keep reading to learn how your oral health can be impacted by your symptoms and tips for maintaining a clean and healthy smile during springtime.


What Does the Invisalign Treatment Timeline Look Like?

March 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstec @ 6:08 pm
a patient holding their Invisalign aligner

Invisalign is one of the most popular dental treatments these days; more patients than ever before are turning toward the clear aligners to upgrade their smile! But since no two smiles are exactly the same, the treatment process looks a little different for every patient, including the expected timeline. Here’s what your dentist wants you to know about Invisalign treatment and how long it generally takes so that you can comfortably and confidently invest in a straighter future smile!


What Smokers Need to Know About Getting Dental Implants

February 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstec @ 6:17 pm
patient at dentist holding dental implant model

Did you know that 120 million people in the United States alone are missing at least one tooth? If you are one of these people and are looking to fill in the space, you may want to consider dental implants. This popular tooth replacement treatment has a 98% success rate and allows you to maintain a realistic look as well as the functionality of your smile. Those who smoke and have missing teeth may wonder if this treatment is a good option for them. Though it’s possible for smokers to get dental implants, keep reading to learn everything you need to know about the risks.


How Exercising Can Negatively Affect Your Oral Health

January 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstec @ 6:51 pm
picture of some people working out

The new year is here, which means it’s time to break out the gym clothes and try to make a change for the better. Starting a new exercise routine is exciting, and it’s a great way to look and feel better.

That said, it’s important to keep your teeth in mind as you begin your fitness journey. If not, there are quite a few ways that exercise can negatively affect oral health. Here are a few of them, along with how you can prevent them from doing significant damage to your smile.


5 Questions to Ask Your Cosmetic Dentist

December 18, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstec @ 2:19 am

Question cards for cosmetic dentistryThe smile of your dreams is within reach with cosmetic dentistry; however, it’s a big investment. It’s normal to have a few concerns, and you don’t want to trust your smile to just anyone. You can feel confident about your decision and know your smile is in good hands by asking your cosmetic dentist 5 important questions during your consultation.


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