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Does It Matter if a Dentist in Beaumont Is in Your Insurance Network?

November 27, 2018

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dental benefitsYour dental insurance is an invaluable tool that can reduce the cost of your oral healthcare and help you maintain a healthy smile. However, coverage can be a bit confusing sometimes, especially when you hear terms like “in-network” and “out of network” being tossed around. What exactly are dental insurance networks, and does it matter if your preferred dentist in Beaumont is in your plan’s network? Let’s talk about these important questions.


A Dentist Offers 4 Tips for Caring for Your Teeth at Work

October 25, 2018

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businesswoman with beautiful teethGood dental habits shouldn’t just be something that you practice every morning and evening when you brush your teeth. Rather, you should make it your custom to do things every day that benefit your smile — even when you’re at work. Here are a few tips from your dentist in Beaumont that will help you maintain a fresh and healthy mouth while you’re on the clock.


How Does Teeth Whitening in Beaumont Work?

September 13, 2018

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teeth whiteningYou’ve probably seen amazing before and after pictures of people who have gone to their dentist for professional teeth whitening in Beaumont. You might even be thinking about getting such a procedure yourself; everyone wants to have a beautiful, brilliant smile. Still, you might wonder exactly how teeth whitening works and if it is a safe way for you to improve your teeth’s appearance.


Your Dentist Reminds You to Use Your Insurance Benefits!

August 9, 2018

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dental insurance formWe’re already well into the second half of 2018; before you know it, we’ll be getting ready to welcome 2019! In the months that remain between now and the new year, please make sure to schedule an appointment with your dentist in Beaumont. Doing so will both bolster your smile’s well-being and help you get the most of your dental insurance benefits.


3 Major Risks of Skipping Routine Visits to Your Dentist in Beaumont

July 26, 2018

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dentist appointmentYou’re busy, you don’t like pain, and you want to save money — basically, you’re a normal, reasonable human being. However, in your efforts to save yourself from pain, expense, and wasted time, you might be making a serious mistake: skipping routine visits to your dentist in Beaumont. Let’s talk about why neglecting these appointments can result in some big-time unpleasant consequences.


Are Dental Implants the Ideal solution to Replace Teeth?

June 7, 2018

dentist showing female patient a dental implant modelThe short answer is yes, but the long answer is more complicated. With innovations in treatment techniques and materials, more patients than ever are good candidates for tooth replacement with implants, but it’s still not the right option for everyone. Your smile is unique, and your tooth replacement plan should be too. The reason more dentists are recommending dental implants today is simple. They’re the only tooth replacement solution that restores both the roots and crowns of lost teeth. In this post, we’ll talk about some of the many benefits of implant supported tooth replacement.

Dr. Michael Olson, Your Beaumont Dentist, Defines Conservative Dentistry

May 30, 2018

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smiling dental patientConservative dentistry has and always will begin with a well-performed, thorough comprehensive examination performed by a qualified dentist in Beaumont, wherein the patient is brought up to speed on the issues of their oral cavity. After that, we devise a patient-centered treatment plan. The plan is based on two major factors: the patient’s oral health issues (with priority on the most pressing problems), and the patient’s personal decisions. After all, one of their options is to do nothing at all.


Why Oral Cancer Screenings Matter to Your Dentist in Beaumont

April 4, 2018

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A woman at her dental exam.Did you know that your dentist is in a unique position to protect your overall health as well as your oral health? One way he does this is by checking for oral cancer during your routine dental exam. Fortunately, about 84 percent of oral cancer cases can be detected by your dentist, so it’s just another reason why you shouldn’t ever skip your appointments.

In today’s post, your dentist in Beaumont explains why oral cancer screenings are so important and what you can do to protect yourself in between visits.


Points to Consider When Getting Dental Implants in Beaumont

March 6, 2018

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An illustration of dental implants.In the past, the only solution for replacing teeth was dentures. While this solution looked good enough for most people, it often came with many downsides. Not only would they not last for more than 5 years on average, but they weren’t foolproof. Tasks like eating and talking could still be difficult, especially once they got close to needing replacement. Plus, you’d need to take on more routine maintenance to make them last. If you’re considering replacements for teeth, such as dental implants in Beaumont, your dentist thinks you should keep these facts in mind.

While the process for dental implants is long and they can be expensive, it’s still considered the most natural and cost-effective solution for replacing teeth. (more…)

Can Gum Disease Affect Your Heart? Ask a Dentist in Beaumont

February 1, 2018

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Heart-shaped cutout and stethoscopeDid you know that the human heart beats an estimated 3.4 billion times in an 80-year lifespan? Pretty amazing, right?! In honor of your hard-working heart (and since February is National Heart Month) we wanted to talk about a surprising way to keep it healthy: take great care of your gums. You may not have known about this surprising link, but today your dentist in Beaumont will discuss how the two are related and what you can do to make sure your gums are happy. After all, since your heart works so hard to give you a long, healthy life it just makes sense to return the favor and help it along a little bit!


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