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Dental Implants 101: What to Expect When Treating Tooth Loss

March 31, 2021

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Model showing the basics of dental implants.Are you tired of bulky, slipping dentures? Maybe you’re ready to replace that missing front tooth? Whether you’ve lost a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire arch, dental implants are the most successful solution to rebuild your smile. They are unlike any other treatment because they recreate the entire structure of the tooth, allowing them to offer unmatched benefits. Despite their advantages, it’s a big commitment. Here are the basics of dental implants to feel confident you’re making the best decision for your smile.

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The Evolution of BOTOX (& Why It’s Much More Than a Cosmetic Solution)

January 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 9:35 pm
Closeup of Botox being inserted into jawbone

Today, BOTOX is most commonly associated with erasing fine lines and preventing wrinkles. However, this powerful injectable can be used in all kinds of neat ways, from preventing migraines to easing chronic jaw pain. So, it’s not all that surprising that dental professionals across the U.S. are beginning to incorporate this treatment into their practices. Keep reading to learn about the birth of BOTOX, its evolution, and five non-cosmetic uses!

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Am I Too Old for Dental Implants?

January 20, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 5:15 pm

Older man with dental implants smiling.If you’ve lost a tooth or two over the years, you’re not alone. 120 million Americans are missing teeth. Thankfully, there are more options than ever to treat tooth loss, like dental implants. As the only treatment to replicate the entire tooth structure, they offer unmatched benefits that can’t be achieved using any other method. Although you’d like to enjoy them for yourself, you might worry you’re too old for them. Despite your hesitations, your age doesn’t matter when getting dental implants.

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Is It Safe to Visit Your Dentist During COVID-19?

November 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 9:42 pm
Dentist gives thumbs up from his safe dental office in COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has put safety and sanitation at the front of everyone’s minds. From grocery shopping to family celebrations, many aspects of our lives have changed in order to keep ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities healthy. If your routine checkup is on the horizon or if you need dental work, you may be wondering just how safe it is to visit your dentist. Thankfully, your Collins dentist has established a wide variety of new infection control protocols to ensure you’re visiting an impeccably safe dental office if you need to visit during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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What Dental Treatments Are Eligible Expenses for HSAs?

October 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 4:37 pm
A middle-aged woman looking at her new smile while seated in the dentist’s chair

Do you have a high-deductible dental insurance plan that is also HSA eligible? Knowing how and when you are able to use these additional funds isn’t always so black and white. Because an HSA account can only be used for qualifying medical expenses, you might assume this accumulation of pre-tax dollars is ineligible for use toward dental treatment. Fortunately, this isn’t the case at all! If you and/or your employer are putting funds into a separate HSA account, you can use this money toward various services designed to improve your oral health. Read on to learn which ones are covered and why you should cash in on these benefits (alongside your dental insurance) before it’s time to renew.

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More Than Appearance: Benefits of Getting a Smile Makeover

October 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 7:40 pm
Happy couple smiling together

Are you ready for some shocking statistics? Roughly 33% of Americans are unhappy with their smile, over 80% want whiter teeth, and nearly 25% believe a better smile would lead to a better love life. So, it’s not surprising that more and more patients are turning to cosmetic dentistry to brighten, straighten, and otherwise perfect their teeth. However, a smile makeover can do more than just boost your appearance. Read on for the non-aesthetic benefits!

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How Do You Choose Between BOTOX & Dermal Fillers?

September 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 6:17 pm
person preparing to get a BOTOX injection

People often bunch together BOTOX and dermal fillers like they’re the same treatment, but they actually aren’t. Each of these injections offers unique benefits, which is why it’s a good idea to know the differences before you place your bet on one over the other. If you have sunken in features or fine lines on your face that make you feel self-conscious, BOTOX or dermal fillers can help. Read on to learn more about each treatment and which one may be the best choice for you.

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Why Is Good Oral Health Necessary for Cosmetic Dental Work?

September 23, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 12:54 am
Woman with a cosmetic dentist

Getting cosmetic dental work done is exciting! You’re taking steps to make your smile look a way that makes you feel more confident to show it off. However, not everyone is able to get cosmetic dental treatments at the drop of a hat. You need to have good oral health before you can begin receiving elective work. Your cosmetic dentist explains why this is necessary and which issues could force you to put some treatments on hold until your smile is in good health.

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What Can You Do About a Diastema?

September 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 11:55 pm
Gap between the front teeth

Do you have a gap between your front teeth? If it is wider than 0.5 millimeters, that means that you have a diastema. Don’t worry, this isn’t generally harmful in any way and can happen to both kids and adults. Although treatment isn’t usually required in order to fix this, many people prefer to address solutions to their dentist for cosmetic reasons. Continue reading to learn more about the causes of a diastema and what your dentist can do to correct it.

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Am I too Old for Cosmetic Dentistry?

August 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 8:03 pm
Mature woman showing off her beautiful smile

For decades, researchers have studied the aesthetic and psychological benefits of a beautiful smile. In addition to starting a ripple effect of positivity, flashing your pearly whites can boost your first impression, improve your self-esteem, and even make you look 10 years younger! But who said these advantages are reserved for a certain age group? A cosmetic dentist is sharing four services that can perfect your smile at any stage of your life!

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"We always feel that not only are we getting quality care from you and your staff, but that you all help make the experience comfortable." - Marilyn
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"Michelle and Dr. Lindsey were wonderful and explained everything to me in detail (realizing I have a lot of work to do). Teeth and gums will be in much better shape on my next visit. THANKS!!!!!!"" - Charles

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