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Finding An Emergency Dentist

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Find an emergency dentistIf you are experiencing a dental emergency right now and are in need of immediate attention, then you've come to the right place. It can be surprisingly difficult to locate a dental office that will accept you as a walk-in patient, or one that is open on nights and weekends. Unfortunately, emergencies don't wait for the perfect time to happen, and that is why our FREE referral service can help anyone locate a dental office that is willing to take a new emergency patient. Whether you already have a regular dentist, or you haven't been to a dentist in a long time, we can connect you to an office that will suit your needs.

Walk-In Emergencies

While most dentists work by appointment only, there are some dentists who take walk-in emergency patients.

Walk-in dentist appointmentsMost dentist offices in the US don’t accept walk-ins these days. This is because more and more people realize that preventive dental care is extremely important to oral and overall health, and this population of regular dental visitors has made dental offices very busy. If you go to a dentist unannounced expecting them to take you in for an emergency treatment, it’s most likely that the staff at the office will turn you away, asking you to instead make an appointment for a later time. This is not to say that you can't get lucky, so if you already have a dental office in mind give them a call to see if a walk-in appointment is available. If you want to avoid risking getting turned away, call us to schedule an appointment with an emergency dentist near you.

Emergency Dentist Offices Accepting Patients on Saturdays

We're here to help you locate a dentist, even on Saturdays!

Emergency dentists open on SaturdayDid you know that less than half of all dental office are open on Saturdays? And that doesn't include the limited hours of operation offered by the offices that are open. A research done by the American Dental Association says that 45% of dentists, to be exact, are open on Saturdays1. Since many dentists aren’t open, those who are will probably be fully booked. If you’re lucky, you can find a dentist that can take you in for an emergency treatment, but you will have to do a lot of searching and calling. A better way to search is to give us a call. Our lines are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week, and our dental referral agents can locate an emergency dentist near you, and schedule you an appointment, even on a Saturday.

Emergency Dentist Offices Accepting Patients on Sundays

A dental emergency can happen at any time, so we're here to locate an emergency dentist for you. Even on Sundays.

Emergency dentists open on SundayOnly 4% of dentists work on Sundays, according to the American Dental Association1. Sundays are days to relax with your family, but even if you’re simply relaxing at home, you can experience a dental emergency. Since most dentists don’t work on Sundays, you will have a difficult time finding an office that’s open and that has time to take you in for an emergency appointment. This means that you will most likely have to wait until Monday to call the dentist and then arrange an appointment for another day. If you happen to have a dental emergency on Sunday, call us to locate an open office. Our dental referral specialists will schedule an appointment for you with a Sunday dentist if there’s one near you, or will schedule your visit for first thing on Monday morning.

Dentists Available on Weekends

It's the weekend and you have a dental emergency. Don't worry, we can help!

The majority of dentists don’t work on weekends because they work full hours during the weekdays. Only larger dentist offices and group practices are open during the entire weekend, but they can be difficult to find. A research done by the American Dental Association shows that 45% of dentists work on Saturdays, and only 4% work on Sundays1. Therefore, don’t be surprised if you can’t find an open dental office on a weekend. If you don’t want to wait until the beginning of the week to go to a dentist, give us a call. Our dental referral specialists will take your call at any time of the day and schedule an appointment with an emergency dentist, even on Sunday.

Dentist Offices Open 24/7

We can connect you with a dentist office with a dentist on-call 24/7.

Emergency dentist office open 24/7There are only a few dentist offices that are open 24 hours a day anywhere in the country. There are dentists, however, that will take you in for an emergency consult or treatment even during off hours, such as weekends or at night. Dental emergencies don’t choose a time when they will hit you. That’s why if you experience a dental problem at night, or even on a Sunday morning, call us. With one of the largest networks of emergency dental offices in the US, we can locate a nearby dentist that can take you in right away. Most cities offer consumers a way to treat their dental emergency at any time of day, the obstacle is usually figuring out how to find that open dental office. Calling us when looking for a 24/7 dentist is your best option, since we can schedule an appointment with a local emergency dentist, regardless of the time of day.

After Hours Dentists

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Most dentists in the country are open on weekdays, from early morning until late afternoon. If you’re looking for a dentist because you have a dental emergency, and it’s during off hours, you probably won’t be lucky enough to find one. Dental emergencies seem to have a way of happening right when it's most difficult to locate an open office, or when you're least expecting it. Whenever you’re experiencing a dental emergency, you can call us to locate a nearby dentist, free of charge! We have one of the largest networks of dentists dedicated to treating dental emergencies after regualr operating hours. Our referral agents will be able to schedule an appointment on the spot, even if the office is not open until the next morning, giving you the chance to be the first patient in the door.

Visiting an Emergency Room For a Dental Emergency

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Visiting an emergency room for dental emergenciesLike all other emergency room visits, going to the ER for a dental emergency can be very expensive, and often times unproductive. Before you go, you should do some research to see if you can see an after-hours emergency dentist instead of going to the ER. Unless you’re bleeding heavily and can't stop the bleeding, or you’re having excruciating pain, you should call a dentist first. Even if a dentist doesn’t have time to immediately take you in, he or she will be able to determine whether you need a dentist, or an oral surgeon. If you happen to already have a dentist but the office is closed, call us to locate an emergency dentist office that is open, and then return to your regular dentist after getting the emergency situation under control. According to the American Dental Association2, the number of patients seeking dental treatment at an emergency room went from 1.1 million in 2000, to 2.1 million in 2010. Patients going to the ER have paid an average of $749 for their dental treatment. In addition, you might only get antibiotics and painkillers at the hospital, without getting your problem addressed, which can be a waste of money.

If you’re in a lot of pain, try gently using floss to see if something is lodged between your teeth. More than often, there can be large pieces of food between your teeth without you even knowing it. Take an aspirin or some other painkiller, but don’t apply it directly to your tooth because these over the counter medications contain acids that can damage your gums. Rinsing your mouth with warm water helps, and if you can, boil water with a teaspoon of salt in it. Water with salt can relieve irritation and reduce swelling. Finally, apply an ice pack or cold compression to any swelling you might have in order to reduce the pain and numb irritation. Call us as soon as you feel any kind of pain in your mouth, and we will help you book an appointment in a matter of minutes.

Dentists Offering Sedation

If you have anxiety about going to the dentist, we can help. Call us today.

Dentist and nurse offering sedationSedation, or sleep dentistry, helps people with anxiety or a phobia to overcome their fears, and go to the dentist. While typically not covered by insurance, sedation is not too expensive and should definitely be considered, since over 30 million Americans avoid going to the dentist because of their phobias.

There are several types of sedation the dentist can use. Nitrous oxide, or better known as laughing gas, makes you relaxed. Oral medication for sedation, such as diazepam, can also be used instead of nitrous oxide. Intravenous, or IV, sedation is used as well, but the problem with IV sedation for some patients is around fear of needles. Finally, general anesthesia puts the patient completely under, but is not the preferred method as it does involve some risk. You should talk to your dentist about getting sedation, and together you can decide which option may be best for you. If you want help finding a dentist that uses sedation, call us to speak with a referral specialist who can locate a dentist near you and schedule your appointment today.

Pediatric Emergency Dentists

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Pediatric emergency dentist with family and kidsParents can find it difficult to gauge what types of pediatric dental emergencies they can treat themselves, which ones they should call the dentist for, and when they should go to the emergency room. If a child cracks a tooth, rinse the mouth with warm water. Use gauze and apply pressure to the area if there’s any bleeding. After it stops, use cold compression on the tooth if it hurts, or on the mouth if there is any swelling in order to keep it down. Keep any pieces of the tooth if it was broken, and give them to the dentist because he may be able to reattach them.

If a tooth was knocked out, the first thing you should do is check if there is a more serious injury besides just the tooth. For both baby and adult teeth, you should put them in a container filled with milk, then immediately go see a dentist. The dentist may be able to successfully reinsert the tooth into the socket, but it’s important to get to the dentist in less than one hour. That gives him or her the highest chances of saving the tooth.

For a toothache, use dental floss to help your child see if there is anything lodged between his or her teeth, then rinse the mouth with warm water. Never apply a painkiller directly to the tooth because it has acids that will damage the gums surrounding the tooth. Check with your pediatrician if your child is able to take any pain medicine based on his or her age.

There are many ways you can avoid a dental emergency, beginning with never letting your children run around with an object in their mouth. The child, as well as you, should never use his or her teeth to cut or open things. If your child is playing sports, buy a mouth guard, and always make him or her wear it. Finally, regular dental visits, every six months, will ensure your child doesn’t have any serious dental problems.

Dental Implants

Our dental referral specialist have helped thousand of people connect with the right implant dentist.

Illustration of dental implant in jaw boneDental implants are a replacement for the root of your tooth. So how exactly do implants work? First, a metal post is surgically placed into the jawbone underneath your gums. Once these zirconium or titanium posts are secure, the surrounding bone structure needs time to heal in order to support the artificial teeth that will be attached to the posts. That's it in a nutshell. With implants, there is no discomfort and they can stand alone, unlike bridges which have to be attached to adjacent teeth. A dental crown will be installed on a single implant, and bridges or dentures can be a replacement for more than one tooth. The main advantage of implants is their longevity because they stay in your mouth intact for a lifetime. There are many other advantages such as improved speech, easier eating, improved oral health, improved appearance, and finally convenience.

Orthodontist Emergencies

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Orthodontist emergency dentistThere are several orthodontic emergencies that commonly occur, and depending on how severe they are, you can either manage them yourself at home, or call us to schedule an appointment for you with an emergency orthodontic dentist. The first several days after you get braces, your mouth will feel sore, especially when eating. Eating soft foods will help, but if it doesn’t, you can take a painkiller. There’s no need to see a dentist because this uncomfortable feeling will go away soon. The dentist will give you some orthodontic wax after placing the braces, so if you have any sores on your lips or inside your cheeks, use the wax on the rough parts of the braces that are causing the irritation. You can try using a small piece of wet cotton on the rough edges if wax isn’t enough. If the irritation persists, call the dentist to make some adjustments. If the wire ends are protruding, either place some wax on the wire to stop it from scratching the insides of your mouth, or use nail clippers to cut the wire that’s sticking out. If the wire is completely out, try putting it back inside the tube, but if unsuccessful, cut it with nail clippers, then see your dentist to install a new one. Don’t be alarmed if the elastic band around your bracket comes off. If you can’t put it back onto the bracket yourself, wait until your next appointment so the dentist can do it. Finally, if the bands on your back teeth are loose or they come off, let us know, and we will schedule an appointment with an orthodontist near you.

Dental Financing

Dentistry can be expensive, but thankfully there are many options to cover the costs, including dental financing.

Financing a dental procedureDental work is expensive, especially if you postpone getting treatment at the first sign of a problem, and you do not regularly visit the dentist. The sooner you discover you have a dental problem, and the sooner you treat it, the better your oral health prognosis, and the cheaper your treatment will be. That’s why dental offices provide help with financing even if you have an insurance plan to cover a portion of your cost. Many insurance companies pay for 100% of preventive and diagnostic procedures, such as checkups and cleanings, 80% for basic procedures, such as fillings and root canals, and 50% for major procedures, such as crowns. Even with a part of the cost covered, there is still a deductible, and possible out-of-pocket expenses. Some options you have at your disposal to cover the costs associated with any dental treatment include: using your credit card, applying for a dental credit card, or securing a dental loan. Each one has its advantages, but disadvantages as well. If you’re interested in learning more about help with financing, read more about it: DENTAL FINANCING.



CareCredit

CareCredit company logoCareCredit is similar to a credit card, in respect to the fact that it provides you with financing options to help you manage payments. The difference is that CareCredit helps you pay for your out-of-pocket expenses that are not covered by your dental insurance. Paying with CareCredit allows you to extend payments over 6, 12, 18, or 24 months with no interest charge, but only if you spend more than $200 and if you pay the whole amount on time. If you don’t pay the total amount within the agreed time period, you will pay interest on the whole amount. Paying only the minimum amount of money every month might not be enough to cover the whole amount of the dental work, leaving you with a high interest rate once the time’s due.

Dental Insurance

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Dental insurance cardThere are many terms you should get to know before applying for an insurance plan, such as deductible, coinsurance, copay, maximum, reimbursement levels, waiting period, and pre-treatment estimates. Learning what each one of them stands for will let you better understand your dental bill, as well as the information provided by your insurance company.

Different types of dental insurance include HMO, PPO and EPO. HMO plans usually have the lowest cost, but you can only go to a dentist that is inside the network. PPO plans provide you reimbursement no matter which dentist you go to, and provide pre-negotiated rates for dentists who are in-network with the plan. EPO plans combine the first two, where they let you see dentists outside the network, but only if it’s an emergency.

Dental insurance usually doesn’t cover the whole cost of dental procedures. The plans may cover, for example, 50% of major procedures, such as crowns, 80% of fillings and root canals, and 100% of preventive care, such as checkups and cleanings. Keep in mind, that you still have to pay the deductible. If you want to learn more about insurance plans, costs, and how to choose one, click: DENTAL INSURANCE.

List of Top Dental Insurance Providers

The below list of dental insurance providers will help you get started when searching for the right plan to cover you and your family.
Insurance Carrier Plans Offered
AARP PPO / HMO
Aetna PPO / HMO
Aflac PPO / HMO
Ameritas PPO / HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO / HMO
Cigna PPO / HMO
Delta Dental PPO / HMO
EmblemHealth PPO / HMO
Guardian PPO / HMO
Humana PPO / HMO
MetLife PPO / HMO
Physicians Mutual PPO / HMO
Renaissance Dental PPO / HMO
Spirit Dental and Vision PPO / HMO
UniCare PPO / HMO
United Concordia PPO / HMO
UnitedHealthcare PPO / HMO
USAA PPO / HMO

Discount Dental Plans

An affordable alternative to traditional insurance.

Discount dental plans for dental servicesDental savings or discount plans are a cheaper alternative to dental plans from insurance companies. These dental discount plans are for people that want to save money on dental treatments without having to pay high monthly insurance premiums. Discount plan providers let you choose if you want to pay monthly, quarterly, or annually for plans. There are two kinds of cards you can get when you get a discount plan, one is in percentages, and the other is special rates. What the former one means is that you will get a percentage discount on treatments, while the latter one means that instead of percentages, each procedure will have a set price. For example a percentage card might give you a 50% discount on a dental checkup, while the card with special rates may set an exact price, like $100 for example, for the same procedure.

List of Top Discount Dental Plans

Click on any of the Discount Dental plan providers below to get more information. Have a discount dental plan? Call us to find a dentist who accepts your discount dental plan.
Plan Providers Plans Offered
Aetna Vital Dental Savings Discount Dental
Careington Discount Dental
Cigna Discount Dental
Humana Discount Dental

Types Of Dental Emergencies

A dental emergency can mean may different things, but the emergencies listed below are most common when it comes to dentist visits.

One of the most important things you should do before your emergency dentist appointment is prepare well. Make sure you arrive early to your appointment because sometimes dentists may finish with the patient before you earlier and can have more time for you. If you’re going to your regular dentist, tell him or her about any changes in health you have been experiencing since the last time you were in the office. If it’s a new dentist, tell him or her what kind of pain or discomfort you’re feeling, where and when it began, and any side effects, such as bleeding gums or extra sensitivity to hot or cold, you may be experiencing.

Chipped Tooth

The most common dental emergency in the US is a chipped tooth. While it may not seem like a dental emergency, you should still seek out a dentist as soon as possible because your condition might get worse over time. If a tooth has already had extensive restoration, such as a filling, the chances are higher of it getting damaged, especially when biting down on hard foods. It can also get chipped because you’re grinding your teeth, which is a condition called bruxism. A chipped tooth that has been left untreated for too long can result in an infection of the nerve and pulp of your tooth. A root canal treatment will be needed in case of a serious infection. If a tooth has been chipped, there are chances of it breaking, because it is already weakened.

Broken or Fractured Tooth

One of the most common types of dental emergencies is a broken tooth. A broken tooth can result from a number of reasons including: cracks or chips from biting down on a hard object, severe facial impact from an accident, sports injury, a fall, dental decay that has weakened the tooth over time, or a dental filling that has weakened the tooth structure around it. The severity of the break will vary from minor cracks, to a tooth that has been broken down to the root, causing severe pain. If you are experiencing the latter, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water, and cover the tooth with gauze to help stop any bleeding. Next, place an ice pack on your mouth or face if there was an impact that caused the break, and call a dentist immediately. If you do not have a dentist, call us to get connected to an emergency dentist near you 24/7.

Loose Tooth

If a child with baby teeth has a loose tooth, it is perfectly normal. However, if an adult’s tooth is loose, it's a different story and can mean several things. One of them is trauma to the tooth structure caused over time by grinding or clenching your teeth too much. Another common reason for your tooth becoming loose is due to gum disease, where the bacterial plaque causes an infection that weakens gum attachment to the teeth. This can occur if your dental hygiene habits are poor. Some symptoms of gum disease are bleeding or sore gums, pus around the tooth, gum recession, bleeding during brushing your teeth, or your gums becoming red or purple. Besides practicing good oral hygiene, eating healthy and exercising can boost your immune system, which will in turn protect you from this condition.

Knocked Out Tooth

Whether it's due to a contact sport injury or any type of accident, a knocked out tooth is very serious. In case your tooth gets knocked out, pick it up by the crown or the head. Don’t touch the root if you want to have the best chance of getting it placed back into its socket by a dentist. After picking it up, carefully rinse it with water, but don’t scrub it or use soap to clean it. The tooth should be kept moist so try to put it back into its socket and bite down gently until you get to an emergency dentist. If you can’t put it back in, put it in a milk filled container, not water. Immediately see an emergency dentist near you because waiting longer than 30 minutes will decrease chances of the dentist saving it. If you can’t find an endodontist, who specializes in saving teeth, call us as soon as possible to locate one near you and we'll take care of scheduling your appointment.

Lost or Broken Filling

Fillings fall out in most cases because there is decay under them, and they cause the tooth to change shape, making the filling not fit the tooth anymore. One of the most important things to do when your filling falls out is for you not to swallow or bite down on it. In case it’s an amalgam, composite or glass ionomer filling, which is most of fillings these days, you can throw it away. If you haven’t swallowed it and it’s a ceramic inlay or gold filling, the dentist can put it back in its original place. If your tooth becomes sensitive to pressure, or hot or cold temperature after losing a filling, it is very likely that your dentil tubules have been exposed. They are the connection to the pulp of your tooth. You should try to avoid chewing with the side of the mouth where the dentils are exposed, and see a dentist to cover them with a new filling. If you don’t see a dentist immediately, make sure you clean your tooth very well because harmful bacteria can accumulate and harm your tooth even more.

Chipped or Broken Crown

A chipped or broken crown is not an uncommon occurrence, and should be addressed immediately in order to prevent additional complications from taking root. A crown is a protective overlay that is placed on top of a tooth, and without the protection of the crown, a tooth is susceptible to further decay and damage. You may also experience moderate discomfort and sensitivity in the event that your crown has been severely damaged or completely fallen off. If your crown is chipped or broken, rinse your mouth with warm water, and don’t eat on that side of the mouth until you go to the dentist, just in case something gets lodged there. Chips on crowns made of porcelain can in many cases be repaired using composite resin, thereby saving you the cost of having a new crown made. However, if the chip or crack on the crown is severe enough, your dentist will need to have a new crown made in order to prevent further damage to your tooth due to lack of protection from the damaged crown.

Lost Crown

If the event that your crown has fallen off, make sure to save it in case it can simply be placed back on. In the meantime, make sure to rinse your mouth with water, and keep the area clean until you can make it to your dentist. In some cases the crown falls out because of trauma or heavy tooth grinding, while in others a crown can fall off because there is decay underneath it. The decay damages a part of the tooth, so the crown doesn’t perfectly fit anymore. If you haven’t swallowed the crown, the dentist can often times reattach it for free if he was the one who originally placed it. In case of damage to the tooth underneath the crown, it could be possible that you will have to get another one made. CEREC crowns are a new type of crown made with the latest technology. They are comparable in price to traditional dental crowns, but can be made in one day, allowing you to finish the whole procedure in just one visit, as opposed to two or more visits for traditional crowns. Even though there are advantages and disadvantages to CEREC crowns, you should definitely look into it before you have a new one made.

Swelling in Your Mouth / Facial Swelling

Facial swelling, also called cellulitis, is most commonly caused by an infected tooth with an abscess. This can be a very serious situation, which should be taken care of immediately. When a bacterial infection penetrates through the tooth, through the root, and enters the bone, it causes facial swelling because it affects the surrounding facial tissues. While an infected tooth is the most common reason for facial swelling, other causes can be an injury, sting, cut or even a bug bite. You should visit a dentist if you have any pain, swelling, redness, or even fever along with facial swelling. Even though facial swelling is most often treated by a dentist, you should call your physician or go the nearest hospital if you are vomiting or have chills, if you have swelling or pain around the eye, or if you are having difficulty swallowing or breathing.

Broken Braces

The most common problem when wearing braces besides scratching the insides of your mouth is breaking one of the wires. Loose wires can hurt your cheeks, gums, or your tongue. Use orthodontic wax on the end of the wire to stop it from doing damage until you get to a dentist or orthodontist. In case a bracket was broken, check if it’s still attached to the wire. If it is, do the same as with the wire; use wax to hold it in place, and if not, simply keep it and give it to your dentist. Your back teeth will have bands, and if those are loose or they come off, see the dentist as soon as possible. These issues are quite common, so you shouldn’t worry too much if you have one of these problems. The best course of action, as always, is to call your dentist, to repair your braces.

Injured or Fractured Jaw

The jawbone starts from your chin and ends near your ear. Dislocations most commonly occur from a blow to the chin when the jaw is open. Jaw fractures usually result from a heavy impact to the jaw. If your bite feels strange or you can’t close your mouth completely, you most likely have a dislocated jaw. A broken jaw, however, will have more severe symptoms, such as pain, facial swelling, bleeding, and even breathing difficulties. After getting an X-ray, a dentist can treat a simple dislocation, but if the damage is more extensive, the dentist will refer you to an oral surgeon. The dentist can treat a dislocated jaw by loosening your jaw muscles and manipulating the jaw back into its correct position. A broken jaw, on the other hand, might require surgery. A broken jaw from an impact might also result in your teeth being broken, without you even knowing. If the pain is not too strong, visit the dentist first to see what treatment he would suggest.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

An impacted wisdom tooth is one that grows in at an awkward angle or doesn’t have enough room to emerge. Over 60% of wisdom teeth are impacted, so don’t worry if it happens to you. You might not even realize you have impacted wisdom teeth until your gums start to swell or hurt. Some other symptoms are jaw pain, difficulty opening your mouth, bad breath, and bleeding gums. If not treated, wisdom teeth that are impacted can cause pain, gum infection, or damage to other teeth because it’s pushing them too much. Wisdom teeth have the highest risk of tooth decay due to them being the last tooth in your mouth, or only partially erupted. Food and bacteria can easily get stuck between the tooth and the gums, possibly leading to an infection. You will most likely need surgery to remove the impacted tooth.

Mouth Pain

Over 90% of diseases can cause symptoms in your mouth. Most often, these symptoms are connected to your teeth and gums. This is why seeing a dentist at least twice a year is important for everyone, especially if you start feeling any discomfort in your mouth. Whether you have gum or jaw pain, bleeding gums, recurring bad breath, or even sores and lumps in your mouth, it is advised to seek out a dentist. These symptoms are usually caused by treatable conditions such as toothache or gum disease, which is often more severe if you have a condition like diabetes because it reduces the body’s resistance to infection.

Sudden Painful Toothache

A toothache can cause discomfort or even excruciating pain in some instances, and the only remedy is to visit a dentist to find the cause of the problem. Toothaches may come in the form of discomfort when eating or exposure to hot or cold food and liquids, or the pain may be constant requiring immediate attention to relieve the tooth pain. It is recommended to visit the dentist immediately upon noticing a toothache in order to detect and resolve the problem as early as possible. It is important to remember that teeth do not heal themselves, and leaving a toothache untreated will cause further problems. Often, a toothache can appear because something is lodged between your teeth. Gently try to floss it out, and if you can’t or there’s nothing there, go to a dentist near you.

Did You Know...

We want to share with you some interesting facts about dental health.

According to the CDC, 27% of adults have untreated tooth decay.

You’ll pay more for your insurance coverage if you’re a smoker. It's because tobacco causes issues from stained teeth to gum disease, and nearly doubles the likelihood you’ll need a root canal.

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