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5 Great Reasons to Switch to a Family Dentist

January 4, 2021

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Family smiles after visiting Portage family dentist

Are you feeling overwhelmed trying to juggle all of your loved ones’ oral healthcare needs? It can be difficult to remember who needs which treatment at what time when everyone visits a different dentist. If this sounds familiar, it’s time to switch to a Portage family dentist! When everyone’s unique dental needs are cared for by the same friendly, experienced professional, keeping your loved ones’ smiles healthy is a breeze. Here are five great benefits you can enjoy when you switch to a family dentist.

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Should You Invest in a Dental Savings Plan Instead of Insurance in 2021?

December 28, 2020

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four stacks of growing coins with plants on top of them signifying a growth in savings

Your dental insurance plan renews starting on January 1st, and it’s up to you whether you want to continue investing in it or try an in-house dental savings plan offered by your dentist in Portage. Between worrying about deductibles, maximums, and waiting periods, it can be frustrating dealing with your dental insurance. By seeing the same dentist and purchasing an in-house membership, you can avoid all of those hassles and simplify your care. Read on to learn about some of the benefits you could enjoy if you ditch dental insurance and go with a dental savings plan in 2021 instead.

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5 Interesting Dental Implant Facts You Might Not Know

September 30, 2020

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older woman smiling with dental implants in Portage

In the past thirty years or so, dental implants have exploded in popularity. Even though millions of Americans have replaced one or more missing teeth with this revolutionary treatment, there is still a lot misinformation out there. To help give you a better idea of how dental implants in Portage work and how they can benefit you, here are five interesting facts about them that you might not know.

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What Type of Toothbrush is Best For You?

August 31, 2020

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a lineup of different used toothbrushes

When you walk down your oral hygiene aisle at your local department store, do you become overwhelmed by the sheer number of toothbrushes that you have to choose from? Choosing the best toothbrush for your needs is important, and unfortunately, many people don’t know what qualities make this vital oral hygiene tool “good”. Read on to learn about some of the most popular types of brushes, and which one could be best suited for your unique oral hygiene needs.

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4 Creative Ways to Greet Your Dental Team without Making Contact

July 3, 2020

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Woman using a peace sign to say hello

Did you know that the CDC estimates social distancing guidelines have prevented up to 185,000 deaths? With this in mind, shopping malls, banks, grocery stores, and even your dentist in Portage are re-designing their daily operations to make maintaining a 6-foot distance a practical reality. While you and your dental team will inevitably breach this guideline, they are taking extensive measures to practice social distancing in other areas of the office, like opting for contactless greetings. If forgoing a warm handshake or friendly hug has you feeling awkward, try these four greetings!

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3 Tips to Remember When Cleaning Your Hands During COVID-19

June 30, 2020

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dentist in Portage washing their hands

One of the most powerful ways to protect yourself against viruses like COVID-19 is by regularly cleaning your hands, especially if you’re an essential worker who spends all day physically interacting with other people. Even if you spend most of your time social distancing at home, though, hand hygiene is still crucial. Knowing the proper way to clean your hands and which products you should use is important. To learn which products you should be on the lookout for and how to wash your hands most effectively, keep these three tips from a dentist in Portage in mind.

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How Your Dentist Keeps Their Practice Clean in COVID-19

May 18, 2020

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Portage dentist thoroughly disinfecting their practice in COVID-19Thanks to their strict sanitation protocols, dental practices have always been some of the cleanest environments in the country. However, maintaining a healthy and completely germ-free dental practice isn’t as simple as spraying a store-bought disinfectant around the office, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are a number of important steps your dentist takes in a specific order to thoroughly eliminate any dangerous particles. Here’s what your Portage dentist is doing to keep their practice clean and you as safe as possible when coming in for dental care during the coronavirus pandemic.

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How can Ultraviolet (UV) Light Improve the Safety of our Dental Office

May 4, 2020

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As we are all aware, a nasty bug known as Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has had a major impact on our daily lives in recent months.  The fear and apprehension surrounding COVID-19 has brought to our attention many things that once went relatively unknown or overlooked.  A virus that is not visible to the naked eye has managed to make itself known and visible to billions of people around the world through news, print, illness and even tragedy! Is there a silver lining that can make us, as dental professionals and dental patients, safer and healthier in the future?  Yes…awareness and adaptability!

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5 Subtle Signs That You Have a Dental Emergency

April 15, 2020

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woman with toothache who needs emergency dentist in Portage

Dental emergencies come in all sorts of flavors, from a mild toothache to a completely dislodged tooth. In some cases, it’s more obvious than others that you need to see your emergency dentist in Portage. How can you tell whether your symptoms warrant urgent care or not? To help you out, here are a few signs that you need to call your dentist.

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Easy Tips for a Healthy Smile During COVID-19

March 23, 2020

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Man in grey shirt brushing his teethIf you’re diligent about routine dental visits to keep your smile healthy, you’re probably wondering about the next time you’ll be able to see your dentist. During this uncertain situation, it’s easy to panic and get anxious about what could happen. Thankfully, your oral health is completely in your control! That’s why your dentist in Portage wants to pass along some pro tips for how you can keep your smile healthy during quarantine. Keep reading to learn more.

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