EPO Dental Specialists' Blog
What Makes Dental Implants So Successful?
April 15, 2023
Although bridges and dentures are supported by generations of success, 500,000 people every year are choosing dental implants to replace their missing teeth. They are unlike any other treatment because they replicate both the root and the crown. Not to mention, they have over a 95% success rate and are proven to last for decades. Here are 6 secrets behind their track record of success.
What Is the Lifespan of Dental Implants?
January 11, 2023
While several treatments can help restore missing teeth, dental implants will provide the most comprehensive solution for your oral health. On top of having superior stability compared to dental bridges and dentures, they also help promote a strong and healthy jawbone in the long run. Though you can expect numerous benefits from this procedure, you might be wondering how long they can last. Keep reading to learn about the typical lifespan of dental implants and how you can make the most of your brand-new smile.(more…)
How to Manage Invisalign During the Holiday Season
December 13, 2022
With the holidays in full swing, you’re likely excited to enjoy all the festivities this season has to offer. Other than spending time with loved ones and buying gifts, you’ll also have plenty of delicious meals to look forward to. That said, if you’re undergoing Invisalign, you may have to take certain steps to avoid running off track from your treatment plan. Keep reading to learn a few tips on how to keep steady progress with your orthodontic process during the holiday season!(more…)
Do You Need a Retainer After Invisalign?
November 26, 2022
If you chose Invisalign to fix your bite and alignment, you’ve made a smart decision for your smile. Nothing is more exciting than finishing the last aligner in your series. Although you’re looking forward to not wearing aligners anymore, you’re going to need a retainer to lock in your results. Don’t worry, you won’t have to wear it for as long as your aligners. Here’s how long you can expect to need a retainer after finishing Invisalign.
4 Tips to Maximize Your Dental Insurance
September 28, 2022
A healthy smile relies on more than brushing and flossing. The American Dental Association recommends a cleaning and checkup every 6 months. However, many people skip seeing a dentist because they are concerned about the cost. If you’re among the 59% of Americans with dental insurance, you can get the care you need for minimal out-of-pocket expense. Here are 4 ways to maximize dental insurance benefits to achieve your best smile, even if money is tight.
3 Reasons Why Root Canals are Good News
July 14, 2022
So, let’s say you’re seeing your dentist for an oral health problem. Following a thorough exam, the latter explains that you need root canal therapy. Should you feel upset or afraid of this development? Not at all! Instead, you ought to feel relieved that you’re going to receive a root canal. You could even consider your upcoming treatment as good news. Read on to learn three reasons why root canals are ultimately a good thing.(more…)
Can Children Develop Gum Disease?
June 2, 2022
Nearly half of American adults over the age of 30 are suffering from gum disease to one extent or another. While it is very common amongst adults, gum disease is not as apparent in children, but teens and younger kids are still at risk for the condition. Fortunately, gum disease is usually easy to treat when caught early on. Continue reading to learn more about gum disease in children, its causes, and how it can be treated and prevented.(more…)
Why Do I Need Root Canal Retreatment?
May 18, 2022
According to the American Association of Endodontists, 25 million root canals are performed annually. The procedure is designed to save severely damaged or infected teeth from extraction. Root canal therapy has over a 95% success rate, offering a long-term solution that can last for decades to a lifetime; however, some patients need to have the procedure repeated. Although it’s rare, there are situations when root canal retreatment is necessary. Here’s what you need to know to save your tooth.
How are Gum Disease & Diabetes Connected?
April 6, 2022
When you have diabetes, you’re more likely to develop a wide range of health issues. However, there are other ailments related to the condition you might not expect. For instance, did you know that diabetes also increases your risk of gum disease? That means your excess blood sugar can even affect your teeth and gums.
Thankfully, your local dentist can help prevent that outcome. Here’s a summary of the connection between diabetes and gum disease, including ways diabetics can avoid the latter.(more…)
Invest in Healthy Gums Using Your Dental Insurance
March 18, 2022
Did you know tooth decay isn’t the only danger to your smile? Gum (periodontal) disease is also a leading cause of tooth loss in the U.S. You may not believe your smile is at risk, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 50% of adults have the preventable infection. A solid oral hygiene routine at home can lessen your risk; however, it’s only half the care you need. Routine appointments with your dentist prevent needing gum disease treatment in Richardson later on. Don’t worry if money is tight. Here’s how you can use your dental insurance to avoid missing teeth down the road.