Soon we will be joining with friends and family to celebrate the joys and sorrows of 2016 as we usher in the start of 2017. As the New Year begins, your dental insurance policy also starts anew.
Gone are the days of cold, drab dental offices with antiquated technology seemingly designed to raise anxiety levels among patients. The modern dental experience is driven by comfort, precision, and solutions that both beautify and maximize oral health at the same time.
The holiday season has arrived. Houses light up the night sky. Sales offers fill our mailboxes. Seasonal songs greet us everywhere we go. For most, the holidays provide a special time for families to gather and gifts to be shared. We laugh, play games, maybe argue a little bit, but we always have food. Family buffets rich with sweets and meats and casseroles and treats.
Choosing the right toothpaste for you and your family can be an overwhelming adventure. The Whitlock team has created a quick guide with professional guidance to give you the confidence to know you’re making a well-informed choice.
A beautiful smile not only builds great personal confidence, studies reveal that your smile has the potential to help you in other ways. After reading the smile research results below, you’ll understand why Dr. Whitlock not only cares deeply about oral health, but also about helping patients create memorable smiles.
If you’ve had a cavity filled in the past, you may be among the millions of Americans who reveal a little silver sparkle every time you smile. Newly developed cavity care solutions bring oral health and beauty together for a pain-free solution.
Dental insurance may seem like a complicated maze sometimes, but one fact is simple and clear. Every year on December 31st, most dental insurance policies reset and any unused dental benefits disappear.
Can smiling help you live seven years longer? Researchers at Wayne University studied old photographs of baseball players to see. According to their results, non-smiling players lived an average of seventy-three years, while those who smiled a little bit added two years to the average. Players who flashed a teeth-filled, wide smile lived an average of eighty years.
In many situations, Dr. Whitlock can restore teeth in just one visit. While traditional crowns previously required multiple visits, impressions and plastic temporary crowns, Dr. Whitlock is able to make a permanent crown in one visit using advanced CEREC technology.
Do I really need to visit the dentist every six months? According to studies, many adults cut back on their dental visits following high school. While 83% of children between the ages of 2-17 visit the dentist regularly, only 61.7% of adults make the dentist a regular part of their life.
Dr. Whitlock understands that tooth replacement is a very real concern for the majority of American adults. Studies say more than two-thirds of middle-aged adults have lost one or more of their permanent teeth.
Have you been putting off improving your smile? Maybe you think it’s too expensive or it takes too much time. Now is a great time to make a resolution to improve your smile in 2016.
We have good news for denture wearers. Dr. Whitlock offers a solution that provides a permanent, fixed, tooth replacement option. Say goodbye to slurred speech, limited food choices, constant denture adjustments, and ongoing maintenance issues. Dental implants remain permanently in place and comfortable in your mouth with no additional bracing or movable structures necessary.
Although sugary drinks may taste great, they also contribute to tooth decay and possibly even more serious oral health issues. Studies say that the average American consumes more than 23 pounds of sugar from soft drinks every year.
Unlike some cell phone plans, your dental insurance does not roll over as we enter a new calendar year. When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, your 2018 dental benefits will turn into a pumpkin. If you have unused benefits, today is the day to contact your Whitlock team to schedule treatment before the end of the year. Do not wait.