Columbus Dental Arts Blog

What Could Cause a Dental Bridge to Fail?

January 15, 2024

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Dental bridges are a common method of replacing missing teeth, using crowns or implants for support. They bridge the gap between one or more pearly whites and last at least five years and up to 15 in some cases. Though they are very durable, bridges can sometimes become dislodged. Keep reading as we explore why this happens and what to do next.

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3 Common Cosmetic Dental Problems & How to Fix Them

January 2, 2024

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Many people often wish to make adjustments to their smile, whether it’s fixing gaps, misalignment, or discoloration. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry offers solutions for these concerns. Cosmetic dentistry involves dental procedures focused on enhancing the appearance of teeth and gums to improve your smile. Continue reading as we delve into three of the most common cosmetic dental issues and the available treatments that can address them.

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Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right for You?

December 19, 2023

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Are you satisfied with your smile when you see yourself in photos or the morning mirror? If not, the option of cosmetic dentistry might pique your interest. Designed to enhance the overall appearance of your smile for a more aesthetically pleasing result, this assortment of aesthetic dental treatments raises the question of whether it’s the optimal choice for you. Continue reading to delve into cosmetic dentistry and explore whether it aligns with your smile goals.

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What to Do If You Lose a Dental Crown

December 8, 2023

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Dental crowns act as protective caps covering the entire visible portion of a tooth. They are primarily employed when a tooth is extensively damaged or decayed beyond the scope of a dental filling. Additionally, dental crowns are utilized to enhance the appearance of a tooth post-root canal treatment or to address significant cosmetic imperfections. While these restorations typically endure for approximately 15 years, they are not immune to damage or loss. If you experience a lost dental crown, adhere to these three steps to manage the situation until your dentist can address it.

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How a Simple Dental Filling Could Be a Smart Use of Money

November 7, 2023

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Navigating the ins and outs of insurance coverage can be pretty disorienting at the best of times, and dental insurance even more so. Many of the principles that apply to healthcare plans are different when it comes to dental insurance, and there are some elements that are exclusive to it that are not present in other kinds of care.

That may be why Americans leave an average of 100 billion dollars of dental coverage on the table every year. If you want to make the best use of yours, you still have time. Many people suffer from tooth decay, and dental fillings are an excellent opportunity to take advantage of your benefits. Here’s why.

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Dental Insurance Deductibles: What You Should Know

November 5, 2023

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Are you in the process of shopping for dental insurance? As you compare your options, you might come across some terms that you are unfamiliar with. “Deductible” might be one of them. What exactly are dental insurance deductibles, and how might they affect how you use your coverage? This blog post explains what you should know.

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Pink Gums and Gray Matter: How Gum Disease Affects Your Brain

October 25, 2023

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Because dentistry is a specialty distinct from the rest of medicine, people sometimes think of it as being separate from what happens in the rest of the body. For that reason, they are often surprised when they see studies that show a connection between gum disease and many other health conditions.

For example, recent research published by the American Academy of Neurology found that gum disease was closely associated with memory loss. If you’re curious, here’s what the data says and how you can make sure that your gums are in good condition long-term.

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What Are Dental Insurance Waiting Periods?

October 7, 2023

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Dental insurance policies come with a lot of stipulations and details that you should pay attention to. Otherwise, you might run into some unpleasant surprises when you are trying to use your benefits. For example, your plan might come with a waiting period. What exactly are dental insurance waiting periods, and how might they affect the coverage you are able to receive? This simple guide explains what you should know.

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It May Be Hard to Swallow, but Here’s Some Information on the Bacteria Living in Your Mouth

September 29, 2023

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Have you ever wondered how many bacteria live in your mouth, what different kinds there are, or how fast they multiply? As interesting as these questions are, modern technology cannot provide us with hard numbers. Bacteria live on every surface within the mouth, and estimates of the number of different species there range between 500 and 650. Here’s some interesting information from your dentist about the different species of bacteria living in your oral cavity and what they do for your dental health.

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What’s the Difference Between Medical and Dental Insurance?

September 18, 2023

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Calculator, molar, eyeglasses, and dental insurance formThe American Dental Association recommends seeing your dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup. However, 35% of adults never schedule an appointment. The cost of dental care is a common reason people don’t see their dentist regularly. If you have dental insurance, you don’t have to worry about a large bill. Paying your premiums gives you access to a nationwide network of dental professionals. You can use your coverage to achieve optimal oral health without breaking the bank.

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