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Crooked and painful; Cristina’s smile story.

When Cristina noticed how much she refrained from smiling on a daily basis - because her smile was not only crooked, but also literally painful for her - she knew it was time to get it fixed. 

A few caps or crowns here and there didn’t quite do the trick. She spent a long time searching for the right kind of dentist who could help her and her unique issue of an asymmetrical smile.

Options to Finance Expensive Dental Care

Dental care can be extremely expensive. Whether an unplanned dental emergency or a planned smile makeover, figuring out how to finance your procedure can prove challenging. Dental benefits offered through insurance will often pay for at least a portion of your care – but most coverage will not pay for services deemed cosmetic or “unnecessary” by your plan provider. This leaves covering the cost of many dental treatments up to the patient.

National Toothache Day

Valentine’s Day isn’t the only “special” day in February. While this candy-filled holiday takes the spotlight in what is traditionally the coldest month of the year, another – albeit less enticing and not as official – observance takes place on the 9th of this month, National Toothache Day.

What is Toothache Day?!

National Toothache Day is a day set aside to either celebrate the fact that you are toothache free or to finally pick up the phone and call a dentist about your lingering tooth pain.

Safe Toys and Gifts Month

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month, an effort by Prevent Blindness America (PBA) that asks us to consider the age-appropriateness of a gift before giving it to a child. Primarily focused on preventing injury, recommendations from PBA include:

What is the Difference Between a Dentist and a Cosmetic Dentist?

In the most general terms, a dentist focuses on oral health and hygiene. A cosmetic dentist focuses on the beautification of the smile. General dentistry involves preventive visits for routine exams, fluoride treatments, and dental sealants. It also includes treatment for decay, infection, and discomfort, such as dental fillings, root canal therapy, and tooth extractions.

Can BOTOX® Help TMJ?

BOTOX® is a neuromodulator that works to interrupt the signal between nerve and muscle, thereby allowing the muscle to relax. When used for cosmetic purposes, this releases tension in the underlying muscle, producing a smooth look on the skin above.

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