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Dental Insurance vs. a Dental Discount Plan: Which Is Better?

October 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — familydentalnewington @ 3:51 pm
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As a frugal individual, you may be looking for ways to save money on professional oral healthcare. Either dental insurance or a dental discount plan could help you do that. But which option is better? The answer really depends on what your personal preferences are. In this blog post, you will find a generalized overview of each type of provision to help you make a well-informed decision about which one is best for you.


Is Dental Insurance Worth Paying For?

Filed under: Uncategorized — familydentalnewington @ 3:48 pm
Person using calculator to budget for dental care

Are you looking for ways to cut back on spending? Perhaps you eat out less often than you used to, and maybe you have been canceling some unnecessary subscriptions. But what about your dental insurance? Is that a superfluous expense, or is it worth paying for? This blog post aims to help you answer that question. It shares some outstanding ways in which your dental policy could help you save money year after year.


3 Important Reasons to Soak Your Dentures Overnight

September 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — familydentalnewington @ 2:23 pm
Dentures in glass of water next to bed

At the end of a busy day, you may be worn out to the point where you are tempted to skip some portions of your nightly routine. For example, you might think about setting your dentures on your nightstand or even leaving them in your mouth until the next morning. Either of those actions would be unwise. Why should you make it a habit to soak your dentures overnight? This blog post explains three key reasons.


How Long Does It Take to Get Dentures?

September 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — familydentalnewington @ 2:31 pm
Dentist and patient discussing treatment plan

If you know that you will soon need to replace your natural teeth with dentures, you may be curious about your treatment timeline. Just how long does it take to get dentures? The answer to that question varies from case to case. Your dentist will be able to explain some important details that are specific to your situation during your consultation. In the meantime, you can read this blog post to get a basic overview of the denture creation process.


Is It Possible to Get Invisalign after Braces?

August 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — familydentalnewington @ 6:47 pm
Woman holding Invisalign aligner and pointing at her teeth

Did you wear braces in the past? If so, you were probably delighted when your braces were taken off and you could start to enjoy the benefits of your new smile. Now, though, perhaps you have noticed that your teeth have started to shift again. You might be thinking about undergoing orthodontic treatment a second time. However, you might hesitate to commit to traditional braces again — all of those brackets and wires can be frustrating at times. Is it possible to get Invisalign after braces? In most cases, yes! This blog post provides a few details on what you can expect during your new orthodontic journey.


How Long Does It Take for Braces to Straighten Your Teeth?

Filed under: Uncategorized — familydentalnewington @ 6:07 pm
Two teens with braces taking a selfie

Are you thinking about getting braces? You are probably eager to start enjoying the benefits of a straight, well-aligned smile. But when will that happen? How long does it take for braces to straighten your teeth? There is no one-size-fits-all answer to that question. This blog post touches on some factors that could influence your treatment timeline. It also gives tips to help you avoid unnecessary delays along the way.


August 11 Is National Align Your Teeth Day!

July 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — familydentalnewington @ 2:43 pm
Sticky note with reminder to “see your dentist”

One estimate states that nearly 75% of the world’s population has some sort of malocclusion (bite misalignment). Countless millions more have other orthodontic issues that could benefit from treatment. Have you been thinking about visiting your dentist with the goal of achieving a straighter smile? National Align Your Teeth Day will soon be here, making right now the ideal time to book an appointment. What is National Align Your Teeth Day all about it, and what can you do to support this annual observance? This blog post explains.


5 Tips for a Healthy Smile During Summer Vacation

June 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — familydentalnewington @ 2:56 pm
Woman on beach, smiling happily

It seems like summertime travel is more popular than ever. Are you among the millions of people who plan to get away from it all this summer? Whether you intend to relax on the beach or rough it in the wilderness, you should spare a moment to think about the well-being of your teeth and gums before you take off. How can you maintain a healthy smile during summer vacation? This blog post provides five practical tips.


Can Swimming in a Pool Damage Your Teeth?

June 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — familydentalnewington @ 4:20 pm
Smiling woman floating in a pool

Most people love to take a dip in the pool during summer. Not only can doing so help you cool off, but swimming is also a great form of exercise. But have you thought about how this activity might impact your smile? Can swimming in a pool damage your teeth? This blog post discusses the risks of chlorine exposure and the steps you can take to protect your oral health.


How Soon Can You Fly after a Tooth Extraction?

May 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — familydentalnewington @ 2:41 pm
Woman carrying her suitcase through the airport

In some cases, a tooth extraction is an emergency dental procedure that simply cannot be anticipated ahead of time. As a result, it might interfere with your plans. The situation could be particularly stressful if you have an upcoming trip on your calendar. How soon can you fly after a tooth extraction? Continue reading to learn what you should know before you board a plane.

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