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Here’s How Prioritizing Your Dental Hygiene Aids Your Heart Health

February 18, 2022

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Closeup of doctor checking patient's heartbeat

Valentine’s Day isn’t the only reason February is filled with hearts… It’s also American Heart Health Month! Recognizing this occasion is important for numerous reasons. Most notably, more than 2.5 million Americans have been diagnosed with one or more forms of cardiovascular disease (CVD). As a result, it’s one of the leading causes of death among men and women. The good news is that there are several preventive measures you can take to keep your heart happy and healthy, including taking care of your teeth and gums!


Is Dental Insurance Worth the Cost? Absolutely!

October 13, 2021

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Man using computer to learn about dental insurance

When you are examining your budget, you might come across some monthly expenses that are entirely superfluous, like that subscription to a streaming service that you never use. Making the decision to cancel such services is easy. But what about something like dental insurance? Is it worth paying for every month if your teeth are healthy? Yes! Let’s talk about how your policy can actually help you save money.


Improved Oral Health, Improved Academic Success?

July 31, 2021

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Child with backpack smiling with friends at school

Sure, it’s July now, but the next few weeks are going to fly by, meaning back-to-school season is rapidly approaching. To prevent the stress of last-minute coordinating and shopping, it’s best to start sooner rather than later. However, between planning carpools, buying new clothes, and getting all of the supplies organized, it is important not to forget one important to-do: scheduling your little one’s six-month dental checkup and cleaning with their children’s dentist. Keep reading to learn all about the link between oral health and academic success!


4 Reasons to Have Wisdom Teeth Removed During the Summer

May 12, 2021

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Wisdom tooth impacted under the gums

No one in your family should have to go through the pain of an impacted wisdom tooth. For that reason, you’ll naturally want to make sure that your teenager or young adult has their potentially problematic third molars removed as soon as possible. If you have yet to schedule this procedure, why not have it done during the summer? This time of year offers a variety of benefits when it comes to scheduling advanced dental treatments. Below are 4 reasons to set up a summertime wisdom tooth extraction for one of your loved ones.


3 Reasons Wisdom Teeth Need To Be Removed

April 21, 2021

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a digital x-ray that highlights the four wisdom teeth

Wisdom tooth removal is considered almost a rite of passage for most older teenagers and young adults. Often referred to as “third molars,” these four teeth can erupt without any problems for some individuals while others experience pain and discomfort as a result of impaction or infection. In this article, we will hear from a local dentist who explains why certain situations require the need for wisdom teeth extraction to avoid more serious and complex problems in the future.


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.

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