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.
It won't be long before we gather with friends and family on New Year's Eve to celebrate the joys and sorrows of 2017. When the ball drops and the clock strikes midnight, your dental insurance benefits will reset.
Do you know someone with a beautifully white smile? Then you know a remarkable smile is hard to forget. It creates a powerful and lasting impression. But achieving and maintaining white teeth can be a challenge.
Maybe you’ve seen commercials, magazine articles, or Facebook posts about the amazing benefits of dental implants. Dental implants have really changed the face of dentistry and patients are reaping the results.
Every time you open your mouth, it reveals some interesting and surprising things about you. Your dental hygienist and your dentist see much more than cavities and crowns. They are like experienced dental investigators, reading the evidence as they help you achieve optimal oral health.
Did you know that a healthy tongue is an essential part of your overall oral health? Your tongue is one of your mouth’s most important defenses against bacteria and plaque.
Do you get frustrated with your dentures? As any denture wearer knows, dentures provide a helpful replacement for missing teeth, but they come with challenges.
If your gums bleed when you brush, you are not alone. It’s possible that you are simply brushing too hard, but you should not ignore this critical symptom.
Brushing your teeth is one of the most widespread daily habits in America. But what if we’re not doing it right? What if we could brush more effectively for better oral health?
Is it possible to achieve beautifully straight teeth without traditional wire braces? Yes. Welcome to modern orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®. It’s not magic. It’s science in action.
Daily brushing and flossing combined with regular professional dental cleanings from the Greentree team are still the most effective way to keep your mouth healthy. However, according to the American Dental Association, therapeutic mouthrinses or mouthwashes can help improve your overall oral health.
If you have a friend or a family member who experiences some dental anxiety or fear, please consider sharing this article with him or her. Does anxiety begin to whisper in your ear when you realize you have a dental appointment scheduled for the coming week?
Are there ways to maintain whiter teeth or to keep your teeth brighter after a whitening treatment? While we love to help patients whiten their smiles, our first goal is to be leaders in preventive care. Preventing tooth discoloration begins with an understanding how your lifestyle directly impacts your smile.
Is it possible that billions of dollars of dental insurance benefits go unused every year? A recent study found that more than one third of adults under 65 did not submit even one dental insurance claim during the year.
Finding the right dental practice for you and your family may be one of the most important long-term health choices you make. Whether you’re new to the area or you’re in transition to another community, here are some tips for choosing a dentist:
What if the Greentree team could not only provide a welcoming and friendly dental experience for your children, but also a simple treatment to help them prevent cavities?
If you have concerns with bad breath, you are not alone. According to the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, 40 million Americans suffer from issues with bad breath.
Our patients are always looking for a way to quickly and dramatically improve their smile. Whether you are preparing for a family reunion, graduation party, or even a wedding, veneers are a great way to take your smile to the level you have always hoped to show friends and family.
The most obvious reason people choose to straighten their teeth is appearance. Beautifully aligned teeth significantly improve your smile and boost your confidence.
With a significant rise in the desire for a whiter smile, over-the-counter teeth whitening options have flooded the market over the last few years. Everything from toothpastes to rinses to strips to more extensive at-home kits have become available.
Are your teeth or gums sensitive to hot or cold drinks? While sensitivity does not automatically mean you have a serious oral health issue, tooth pain should not be ignored.
Did you know the average American sees their dentist more often than their physician? Dental practices have become the first line of defense for catching oral cancer early. At Greentree, your health is our primary focus.
Studies say that 44% of Americans made New Year’s Resolutions to kick off 2015. The vast majority of resolutions were related to health changes and commitments.
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.
Soon the giant ball will drop on Times Square and we will all be saying goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016. When the clock strikes twelve, your dental insurance policy will automatically reset for the new year.
If you have a chipped, cracked or damaged tooth, the dental health leaders at Greentree can create and place your crown in just one visit. One-visit crowns at Greentree are made possible with the advanced CEREC system.
If a visit to the dentist makes you or your family members apprehensive, nervous or anxious, we can help. As leaders in Sedation Dentistry—or what we call Relaxation Dentistry—we are able to offer our patients the opportunity for a comfortable, anxiety-free dental experience.
Do we really need to visit the dentist every six months? Following high school many adults cut back on their dental visits. 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.
Are you using the right toothpaste? Choosing the right toothpaste for you and your family can be an overwhelming adventure. The Greentree team has created a quick guide to help you make a well-informed choice.
What if there was a simple treatment to help your kids prevent cavities? Isn’t Brushing Enough? While regular brushing and flossing is critical to cavity prevention and overall oral health, even good brushing cannot always reach all the grooves and depressions in your teeth.
In traditional dentistry, the primary method for filling a cavity was to use silver amalgam metal. As a result, you may be among the millions of Americans who reveal a little silver sparkle every time you smile.
Although traditional braces have become more common among both teens and adults over the last few decades, it can still be a challenging experience. Imagine achieving a beautiful, healthy, straight smile without the challenge of traditional braces.
If you have missing or damaged teeth, you are not alone. Studies say that 69% of adults aged 35-44 have lost one or more of their permanent teeth. With many tooth replacement options available in today’s modern dental practices, the Greentree team loves the advantages provided by Dental Implants.
From first impressions to ongoing personal and professional relationships, your smile can often speak louder than words or actions. Studies reveal at least four ways a great smile can help you.
Athletes of all ages and capabilities often consume sports drinks during or after their activities throughout the week. These drinks were designed with the goal of keeping athletes hydrated and restoring electrolytes lost during strenuous activities.
There are some questions that dentists and their teams hear every day. Although some information is given to the public about these topics, there isn’t always a lot of information to back it, leaving patients wondering if certain procedures are really necessary, or what choices to make regarding their oral health.
A lot of people want to straighten their smiles, but want anything to do with traditional metal braces. Many of our patients at Greentree Dental Group have heard about Invisalign invisible braces, but still want to know whether or not Invisalign is right for them.
Dental sealants are protective coatings placed on the chewing surfaces of your child’s newly erupted permanent teeth. Why should you consider asking us about putting sealants on your child’s teeth?
At Greentree Dental we're proud to offer the latest technology for our patients. Part of this technology is the use of digital x-rays. Our patients enjoy truly incredible advantages which literally impact their health, medical care, and office experience.
Sometimes it can be like pulling teeth to get the little ones to the dentist (dental pun intended!) Choosing a kid-friendly dental practice will go a long way in helping to excite your little one about basic oral hygiene and visits to the dentist.
At Greentree Dental, we spend more on continuing education than 95% of all other dentists. Having a dentist that is heavily invested in continuing education is critical, because the dental field is currently undergoing an “industrial revolution” of sorts.
You might not be very familiar with the latest CEREC technology, but it’s improving oral health on both a global and local scale. At Greentree Dental Group, we are extremely proud to offer this technology to our patients.
Most individuals take care of their teeth in a traditional manner. They brush twice a day, floss occasionally and visit a dentist for yearly check ups and repairs. If a dentist discovers a cavity it is filled, a dead root they have a root canal.
Broken teeth can happen suddenly as a result of a traumatic event (such as a car or sporting accident) or eventually as a result of decay. Regardless of the size of the break, there are a few things to keep in mind if you find yourself with a broken tooth:
Cavities (or dental caries) are the result of demineralization and damage to the hard tissue of your teeth. Cavities are usually found on the surface of your teeth but may also be located on exposed roots. Breakdown of the enamel is almost always the result of bacterial infection.