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One of the most powerful human expressions is the smile. A smile can communicate many levels of joy, happiness, and enthusiasm. Smiles come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but why not achieve your optimal smile? Especially when you can easily locate an affordable dentist near you!
The dental practice you seek can service all of your dental needs. From sedation dentistry to cosmetic dentistry, they will provide every type of service and you will not have to be referred to other specialties. This flexibility is key. It holds the entirety of your total dental care, conveniently, within one practice, saving you time and energy.
Why run from one specialty dentist to another, losing time and money, when you can find every service you need within one practice? Enjoy the benefits of friendly physicians with w (more…)
There are endless reasons to choose to get dental implants these days. From the procedure’s amazing 98% success rate to the way that dental implants perfectly replicate the look, feel and function of a natural tooth, millions of Canadians are turning to the dental implant process as a way to restore their smiles to their full beauty.
But even as global demand for dental implants has skyrocketed, only 20% of Canadian dentists are qualified to perform the procedure. So making sure you know how to find the right dental implant specialists i (more…)
Did you know that approximately 35 million Americans are missing all of their natural teeth? If you are missing any of your teeth, it is important to find an efficient tooth replacement option. Dental implant surgery, for example, is one of the best ways to treat tooth loss because it is beneficial in a variety of ways.
- What are dental implants? Dental implants are small, metal devices that consist of three main parts, and they are administered by the best cosmetic and general dentists. The first part of the implant, a titanium rod, is inserted directly into the jaw sockets of missing teeth. After the jaw sockets heal for 6-12 weeks, the second part, a cover, is placed on top of the rod. Then, the last part, which is a porcelain crown that looks and feels just like a natural tooth, is connected to the (more…)
Pew Internet reports that close to 60% of the population has looked for the services and products they use on the Internet. If you have your own dental practice and you are interested in developing a new patient marketing system so that you can attract a broader demographic of people beyond those who merely respond via traditional advertising and word-of-mouth, you may want to start by investing in dental website design.
It is much more common for a possible patient to begin to develop an opinion about your dental practice first by visiting your site rather than simply walking into the office cold or through some other means.That is why developing an effective (more…)
Whether you are marketing a small, private business or high end medical services understanding how to adapt your marketing strategies to the internet age is vital for abundant exposure. Being that nearly 64% of American internet users go to search engines to find local area businesses and services, finding out how to best reach such a large portion of the web using population is crucial for growing your business or practice. Search engine optimization, or SEO, is one of the best ways to generate more exposure that leads to more customers bringing in more profits.
With the seemingly overwhelming amount of competition that has accrued due to such an influx of businesses and medical practices getting their online platforms modernized it is helpful to know just how to boost your result bracket on s (more…)
Having missing or unsightly teeth can be a huge source of anxiety for some people. We all know how important appearances are these days and people will notice if you have bad teeth. Furthermore, one of the most common friendly social cues is a smile, which you may not feel comfortable doing if your teeth are not in good condition. One of the best cosmetic dentistry options is dental implants, and if you have decided to undergo dental implant surgery, here is what you should expect.
The first time you visit the dental implant clinic, a dental implant specialist will examine you to see if the procedure is right for you. The dental implant process works like this: your mouth will be outfitted first with titanium (more…)
More than clowns, snakes, spiders, heights, and enclosed spaces, people fear the dentist. Even the thought of going into dental clinics can make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, send a shiver down your spine, and make your teeth clench in terror. Your local dentist seems more like a mad man with a drill intent on causing you endless pain and suffering. Maybe it’s because you can’t see what they’re doing, or that their tools are all pointy or sharp, or maybe its the though of them drilling into your teeth that does incites fear in the hearts of many, but all dentists want to do is give you a healthy beautiful smile. Give them a chance.
Perhaps the scariest dental surgery these days is getting cosmeti (more…)
Are you letting myths and misconceptions keep you from much needed dental implant surgery? We’ll take a look at those misconceptions here so you can make an informed decision:
Misconception: Dental implants are new and unproven.
Fact: The concept of fusing a titanium implant to bone was actually discovered in 1952, and implants were widely available in the United States by 1982. Dental implants have helped millions of people restore their smiles and confidence since then, and have a success rate of up to 98%. Only a hundred years ago, about half of adults in North America were toothless. Now, thanks to improved awareness and treatments like dental implants, fewer than 10% of adults older than 65 have lost teeth.
Misconception: Dental implants cost too much and are to (more…)
Many people have a fear of dentists. An estimated 75% of U.S. adults have some form of dental fear from mild to severe. Dental phobia is also referred to as dentophobia, odontophobia, dentist phobia, dental anxiety, or dental fear. An estimated 5% to 10% of American adults suffer from fear of dentists. This means that they have such a fear of dentists that they avoid all dental care and only seek dental help when they have a dental emergency, such as an abscess or a toothache.
People who have a fear of dentists will often experience a cycle of avoidance. This is when a person avoids dental care because of fear until they experience a dental emergency requiring invasive treatment, which just goes to reinforce their fear of dentistry. Women tend to have more fear of dentists than men, and younger peopl (more…)
Accidents happen. You could be walking down the street, minding your own business, and a Steinway piano comes plummeting towards you from a tenth-storey window. You leap out of the way just in time, but the piano knocks over a drum of gravy (you were, it turns out, right next to that new chicken pot pie store on 3rd St, by the florist’s). The drum rolls into the street, where a pickup truck, its driver already distracted by the shattered grand piano, careens to the left in order to avoid the gravy container (you, thankfully, are on the right side of the street). The fender of the truck clips the metal support of an awning over a watermelon stand. The awning sweeps down, and a reinforced panel dislodges the front of the watermelon cart, loosing a rumbling, tumbling avalanche of watermelons down the sidewalk (more…)
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