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4 Ways to Maximize Dental Insurance Benefits

October 17, 2021

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Appointment with dentist in San Marcos circled on calendar The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends visiting your dentist in San Marcos at least twice a year for preventive dentistry; however, 35% of adults haven’t had an appointment within the past 12 months. Despite 59% of adults having private dental insurance, 41% of Americans are concerned about out-of-pocket expenses. Unfortunately, if you’re not seeing your dentist, you’re throwing money down the drain. Your policy is an investment in reduced dental costs to keep a healthy smile affordable. Here are 4 ways to maximize dental insurance benefits before they expire.


6 Health Factors to Mention at Your Next Dental Checkup

September 16, 2021

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female patient at dental checkup in San Marcos

During your biannual visits to the dentist, you may want to get in and out as quickly as possible. However, being an active part of your dental checkups and letting your dentist know about any concerning health issues is a key part of making sure your mouth and body stay in good shape. Informing your dentist of these problems can help them better understand how to help you maintain a happy smile, so here are a few things you should mention at your next dental checkup.


How Excellent Oral Health Helps Your Child Achieve Academic Success!

August 12, 2021

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Child with toothache

All parents want their child to be successful, and many times, this starts with doing well in school. There are numerous things that play a role in helping your child earn the grades that they’re hoping for. One of the factors you may not have considered is their oral health. The healthier your child’s smile is, the more likely they are to succeed in their classes. Continue reading to learn why this is the case and what you can do to ensure that your child is keeping up excellent dental health.


Invisalign – Why It’s Never Too Late to Start Treatment

July 14, 2021

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older couple hugging and smiling

Do you look at younger people with Invisalign or braces and wish you were in their shoes? If you’re an older adult, you might think that achieving a straighter smile is no longer a viable option for you. But that is far from the truth – as long as your teeth are healthy, you can straighten them at any age! Read on as we discuss Invisalign for seniors and how it’s never too late to start treatment.


4 Tips for Caring for Your Teeth While on Vacation

June 24, 2021

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Woman smiling while enjoying vacation on the beach

The temperature is heating up, the days are getting longer… it’s vacation season! Whether you have your sights set on a far-away destination or you are planning to stay local, there are a few summer oral health tips you should keep in mind. After all, the last thing you want is for a smile-related injury, like a cracked tooth, to derail your plans! With this in mind, keep reading for a few must-know best practices from a dentist in San Marcos.

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