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2018 Dental Insurance: Use It Before You Lose It

September 30, 2018

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dental insuranceAs the end of the year approaches, you might have a lot on your mind, from various celebrations to tax paperwork and more. However, you should also be sure to squeeze a dental appointment onto your year-end to-do list. Having your teeth looked at before 2019 arrives can save you money and help you get the most out of your dental insurance. In fact, if you don’t use your benefits now, you could end up losing a significant amount of money! Let’s talk about how you can take advantage of your coverage in a way that helps out your smile and your wallet.


Heard These 4 Myths About Dental Implants? Make Sure You Get the Facts!

September 15, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 5:47 pm

Model of an implant in a lower jawIn the current “Information Age,” it can be overwhelming to research a product or service before making a decision. There’s so much information to sort through that it can be hard to distinguish between facts and opinions! But when you’re making an investment in your oral health, it’s crucial that you get valid information so you can make an informed choice. If you’re one of the 178 million Americans who’s missing at least one tooth and you’re thinking about getting dental implants, you may have heard one of the 4 myths about them below. In this blog, you’ll learn the truth about implants so you can decide if they might be right for you!


5 Reasons You Should Leave Braces to a Professional Dentist

August 2, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 10:29 pm

Teen wearing braces.A lot of people have that “DIY” mentality. There are even TV shows based around Do It Yourself ideas like remodeling, crafting, gardening and much more. Why wouldn’t you do it yourself? It’s typically a lot cheaper, you can do it at your own pace, and you’ll feel accomplished once you’re done. However, not everything should be done yourself: dental braces are something you should always leave to a professional. Read on to find out the reasons why you should never do braces yourself from an expert dentist.


Can I Get Invisalign If I’ve Already Had Braces or Other Dental Work?

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 10:25 pm

Woman smiling.Have you already had braces or dental work done but still want to improve your smile? Are you wondering whether it’s possible to receive Invisalign aligning trays after you’ve already made changes to your teeth? Sometimes, teeth can shift after braces get removed or you stop wearing a retainer. Your trusted dentist has got you covered. Keep reading to learn if Invisalign is a possibility for you!


Six Reasons to See Your Dentist Sooner Rather than Later

July 31, 2018

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Be honest: Do you treat visits to your dentist with the same importance you give to keeping appointments with your regular physician? For many of us, the answer isA woman at her dental office.“no.” This is unfortunate, because your dental health is tied in with your overall well-being in many crucial ways. Taking care of one helps you to take better care of the other. Let’s see why this is true.


Got a Toothache? Here Are Five Common Causes

July 24, 2018

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Woman with toothache

Few things in life are as common, or as unpleasant, as a toothache. Knowing the potential causes for this problem can help you to discuss solutions with your dentist. Here’s a look at five possible reasons for aching teeth.


Bad Breath? A Dentist Says Cleaning Your Tongue Could Help

July 10, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 12:11 am

Have you ever sat closely next to someone, perhaps on a date or at an important work meeting, and been afraid to open your mouth to speak because of bad breath? Perhaps you were more than just embarrassed, but confused too, because you are very good about brushing your teeth every day? If you ask your dentist, he or she will tell you that good oral hygiene includes more than just brushing and flossing your teeth – it includes cleaning your tongue as well. Read on to learn more about why a clean tongue is important for a healthy mouth.


Use Your Next Visit to the Dentist to Learn, Not Just Get Treatment!

June 6, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 9:02 pm

A woman at her dental office.Every time you visit the dentist, you have a unique opportunity that many patients don’t even consider. Sure, you’re just there to get your routine cleaning and confirm no cavities are present, but what’s stopping you from speaking to a licensed professional on ways to improve your oral health? What’s stopping you from asking your dentist if what you’re doing at home is good enough for the long-term?

To help you get started, here are a few questions worth asking your dentist and hygienist.


Want a Healthy Smile? A Dentist Says to Avoid These 5 Habits!

May 20, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 1:42 pm

Soda can surrounded by sugar cubesIf you’re brushing and flossing regularly, you have nothing to worry about when it comes to your oral health, right? Unfortunately, it’s not so simple! While good hygiene habits and seeing a dentist regularly are certainly the foundation of a healthy smile, there are also certain things you should avoid doing if you want your smile to stay healthy. Keep reading to learn about five of the most common habits to avoid to help you stay out of the dental chair and hang on to your healthy smile for life!


Want Straight Teeth Without Metal Braces? Your Dentist Has a Way!

May 10, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 4:18 pm

Invisalign clear aligner white caseSince childhood, you’ve desired to have a perfect smile. However, the steps necessary to make that happen have yet to materialize. Thus, you find yourself in adulthood with the same desires but hesitant about the idea of wearing metal braces. Now that you’re ready to make a change, is there not another way available? Your dentist has the perfect alternative for you – Invisalign – and he’ll explain how the process works as you continue reading.


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