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3 Ways You’ll Save Money by Visiting Your Dentist

October 4, 2022

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A dental patient saving money thanks to their dental insurance

If you have dental insurance, you’ve wisely chosen to invest in your smile—but it’s completely up to you to take advantage of your benefits! After all, visiting your dentist always results in great things for your smile. But did you know that it can also greatly benefit your wallet? Here are three ways how!


4 Ways That Smiling Can Improve Your Overall Health

September 26, 2022

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Woman smiling and enjoying several health benefits.

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you, so you should smile as often as possible! But according to research from Yale University, men smile an average of eight times a day, with women smiling around 62 times daily. That said, men and women alike should consider smiling frequently, as the habit actually comes with several awesome health benefits! Here’s more from your dentist in Melbourne about four of them.


Can Tooth Infections Be Fatal?

September 24, 2022

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Patient visiting her dentist for a severe toothache.

Few things in this world are as aggravating as a toothache! And almost everyone experiences tooth pain now and again—but can these pesky little aches ever become life-threatening? In some cases, the underlying causes for the pain can progress into serious or even fatal problems! Keep reading to learn more from your emergency dentist in Melbourne about toothaches and when they can potentially become deadly, along with some tips for safeguarding your smile.


Use It Or Lose It

September 16, 2022

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Dear Chenet Dental Family,

 It is hard to believe that we are at the end of the year already! Time has certainly gone by fast. You are receiving this letter because our records indicate you have dental insurance and you currently have a balance left in your “insurance account” that has not been used. Many of you also participate in a FSA “Flexible Spending Account” or HSA “Health Savings Account” with your employer as well. In most cases any benefits left in these accounts at the end of the year will be LOST.


Interproximal Cavities: How Do They Develop & How Can You Treat Them?

August 23, 2022

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a computer illustration of a cavity between teeth

A survey published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2016 found that over 90 percent of adults in the nation have had a cavity. When people think about getting cavities, they often imagine opening their mouth and finding a dark splotch on the visible surface of their tooth. While this can be the most noticeable sign of a cavity, sometimes they can be sneakier and form between teeth, hiding from plain view. Read on to learn more about how cavities between teeth develop and what your dentist can do to treat them.


How Can You Correct Your Teeth on a Budget?

July 20, 2022

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Woman surrounded by credit cards

Are you eager to enhance your smile? Fortunately, in this day and age, you don’t need to settle for teeth that you aren’t happy showing off. There are a variety of cosmetic treatment options available that can improve the appearance of your pearly whites. However, one concern you may have regarding cosmetic dentistry is the cost. The truth is that there are many affordable cosmetic treatments out there, and there are a variety of financing options available. Read on to learn more.


How Long Do Dental Fillings Last?

July 6, 2022

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Tooth-colored filling

Do you have teeth that are decayed or otherwise damaged? Dental fillings are likely an ideal option when it comes to restoring the integrity of your smile. In addition to protecting your teeth from further harm, dental fillings appear perfectly natural, as they blend in with the rest of your tooth. However, you may be wondering how long you can expect your fillings to last. Continue ready to find out.


What Should I Do If I Lose a Dental Filling?

June 4, 2022

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Woman shrugging after losing her dental filling.

There are few things as anxiety-inducing as getting popped in the mouth and slowly raising your hand to feel if you’ve lost a tooth. But sometimes it isn’t your teeth that get knocked out, but instead, your dental fillings! This can still be a confusing and somewhat unsettling situation, and you might not be sure about how to handle it. Here’s more from your dentist in Melbourne about dental fillings and what you should do if you’ve lost one.


Dental Sealants: Are They Also for Adults?

May 4, 2022

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Image of dental sealants on adult teeth.

A healthy mouth is a happy mouth! Regular oral hygiene is essential to keeping your smile bright and white and preventing any serious problems from developing. But despite your best efforts, your teeth are still susceptible to decay—especially your molars, as their grooves and crevices can easily trap debris and food particles. However, dental sealants offer a great solution to cover these areas and help prevent cavities from forming! But you might’ve heard that dental sealants are just meant for children and teenagers. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about how this solution is just as beneficial for adults.


What Are Natural Ways to Keep Kids from Developing Cavities?

March 4, 2022

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child wanting to eat healthy

A lot of children develop habits that put them at risk of developing cavities. Fortunately, there are steps you can take at home to help them protect their smile, and they will work for you too. Definitely schedule biannual checkups and cleanings with their pediatric dentist in Melbourne, plus learn about home remedies to reduce plaque accumulation and defeat cavity-causing bacteria.

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