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Can Keeping Your Gums Healthy Protect Your Heart?

February 7, 2021

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Heart in hands for American Heart Month

February is all about love and hearts, which is fitting since it’s also American Heart Health Month! Now it a great time to take a break from buying flowers and making date night plans to reflect on the health of your heart. Did you know that the wellbeing of this vital organ is influenced by the health of your gums? A growing body of evidence shows that unhealthy gum tissue is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Read on as we break down the connection between these two issues and how taking care of your smile could benefit your heart.


Why Should You Have Your Teeth Cleaned Early in the Year?

January 5, 2021

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Woman at dental checkup

Now that 2021 is finally here, you are probably planning all sorts of things for the year. Whether your resolution is to head to the gym an extra time each week, limit junk food, or doing one act of kindness each day, you’re setting yourself up for success. Another thing that you should highly consider is setting up your dental checkup for early in the year. There is no better time to do so. Continue reading to learn a few reasons why now is a great time to schedule an appointment to have your teeth cleaned.


Do You Know What Your Dental Insurance Covers?

November 7, 2020

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Clipboard holding dental insurance paperwork

You know your dental insurance is important, but do you know how it works? Dental insurance is a great way to make keeping your smile healthy affordable if you use it correctly! However, many people don’t fully understand what dental insurance covers, and as a result, end up avoiding or overpaying for the care they need. Thankfully, understanding a few simple basics can help you save money while keeping your smile looking and feeling its best! Read on to learn more about what you can expect from your dental insurance coverage.


Can A Brighter Smile Help You Land a Job Faster?

September 18, 2020

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Man smiling and shaking hands at job interview

According to Indeed, 71% of adults who are currently in or looking to enter the labor force say they are actively applying or open to a new job! Plus, the Washington Post reported that over 33 million Americans lost their job during the COVID-19 pandemic. So, how can you stand out among the competition? Initially, updating your resume, compiling your references, and purchasing a new outfit may come to mind. But what if a bright smile is the key to standing out? Read on to learn how teeth whitening can increase your odds of achieving professional success!


Safe and Gentle Surgery

August 26, 2020

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Woman relaxed in dental chair

Oral surgeries are not all created equally. The same can be said for the levels of dental anxiety in patients, which is why there are different levels of sedation techniques available for patients based on their needs.  Boerne Dental Center performs 80-90% of surgeries needed for our patients in the comfort of your familiar dental office setting. Frequently, this is done with only local anesthetic for routine extractions and implant placements. Most patients are very pleasantly surprised how quick and painless the experience is. For more complex surgeries, many patients feel more at ease with some level of sedation.


5 Common Questions from At-Risk Patients, Answered

May 18, 2020

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High-risk woman in mask follows recommendations by her Boerne, TX dentist

While the COVID-19 virus can infect anyone, it can be an extremely dangerous and even life-threatening issue for some. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have identified factors like older age, lung disease, heart conditions, and a weakened immune system as aspects that increase a person’s risk of severe complications from COVID-19. It’s completely normal to feel anxious or unsure if you or a loved one is at risk of becoming seriously ill from the coronavirus. Your Boerne, TX dentist answers five common questions from at-risk patients about staying healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.


7 Dental Tips to Lower Your Risk of COVID-19

April 16, 2020

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Washing hands and other COVID dental tips in Boerne, TX

The best way to protect yourself, your family, and your community from COVID-19 is to practice social distancing. However, you can lower your risk of getting sick from the coronavirus even more by practicing better oral hygiene at home. Our hands and mouths both play a key role in spreading and receiving germs, so proper smile care is essential in quarantine. Try these seven COVID dental tips in Boerne, TX to keep yourself and your smile safe and healthy at home.