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Will my insurance cover sedation dentistry?

It has been a long time since I have seen a dentist. This is mainly because I haven’t had dental insurance. Now I’m scared to go to the dentist because I’m afraid he will have to do a lot of painful procedures. Do you know if my new dental insurance from my employer will cover…


Red Noses Raise Money

The inaugural Red Nose Day in the United States on May, 21, 2015 raises money through laughter to be used to support the children and young people living in poverty. Gathering people nationwide in a unified laugh sparked by the appearance of a big red clown nose on the most unsuspecting of faces will raise…


I want ultra white teeth! Are porcelain veneers the way to go?

I want bright white teeth. I’m talking ultra white teeth, as white as possible. I want my teeth to be seen across the room. I have talked to a couple dentists that have been recommending porcelain veneers. But are porcelain veneers the best option to get my teeth as white as possible? – Pam in…


CEREC means convenience but what if it doesn’t match my other teeth?

I travel for my job three weeks out of every month. When I’m home, I’m constantly playing catch up. I honestly don’t have time to go to the dentist. Therefore, I am intrigued by CEREC same day crowns. They sound convenient and from what I understand the entire crown can be done in one appointment.…


Looking for a dentist that uses a laser.

I have heard a laser drill is the latest new thing and it is supposed to be less painful. Do you know if it works to have a deep cavity filled. – Paul in Washington Paul, You are correct that laser dentistry is a recent technology that many dentists are beginning to incorporate into their…


The Transformation of Dentistry Through Use of Lasers

What do you imagine when you think about a trip to the dentist? Chances are you do not picture yourself having anything close to a spa-like experience? However the introduction of lasers in dentistry may be turning a once potentially dreaded life necessity into a very pleasant and even perhaps enjoyed experience. Let’s explore how…



What comes first – porcelain veneers, Invisalign or whitening?

My teeth are discolored and I have a crooked one in front. I am trying to figure out what I need to do first? Is tooth whitening supposed to go before porcelain veneers? Then, when would I use Invisalign for the crooked tooth? – Cora in California Cora, I can’t resist… Your question has a…


Changing my mind about my stub teeth. I want porcelain veneers now.

I was planning on getting crowns on my two front teeth so they were prepared last week. But now I want porcelain veneers instead. Is it possible to get veneers on these stubs I have now? – Sherry in Missouri Sherry, Unfortunately since your teeth have already been prepared dental crowns, that is the only…


A Successful Dental Career Built out of Love for his Mom

A person’s career choices can easily be influenced by childhood experiences that leave a lasting impact. This is definitely true for Dr. Hugh Flax, DDS. Dr. Flax’s passion for serving the dental profession started during his childhood. Growing up in the 1970’s, Dr. Flax observed the severe dental fears from which his mother suffered. “If you’ve…


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