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5 Facts About 3D Dental Technologies

October 29, 2017

Girl getting 3D dental scanMany patients think that 3D dental x-rays are just like traditional x-rays for the whole mouth, but they are actually much more complex. In recent years, more and more dental offices have invested in this technology to improve the precision of their advanced dental procedures. Traditionally, only specialty dental offices had this complex technology, but now, dentists understand how much 3D technology will improve the patient experience and many of them now incorporate these advanced radiography systems into regular treatment. Keep reading to find out some of the ways that 3D dental imaging is raising the standard of care for dental patients.

5 Tips to Maintain Optimal Oral Health During the Holidays

October 6, 2017

Holiday DessertsWhen many of us think of the holidays, we are likely picture tables filled with delicious sweets, clinking champagne glasses, and other festive holiday treats. What many people don’t think of is how these holiday indulgences could stick with us through the year. However, eating additional sugary and acidic foods that are popular during the holidays can take a toll on oral and overall health. Keep reading to find out how to maintain your optimal oral health throughout the holidays and all year long. If you haven’t already visited your dentist twice this year, you still have time to schedule your second preventive dentistry appointment before the end of the 2018 dental insurance plan year!

Traditional Digital X-Rays VS 3D Cone Beam Imaging

September 2, 2017

Woman receiving 3D cone beam scanMany dental patients want to know what the differences between x-rays and a cone beam images are. They perform very similar functions – exposing the inner parts of the tooth and the tooth roots. However, 3D cone beam scans offer dentists a more complex view of the inner workings of your smile, including the teeth, jawbone, and other oral and facial structures.

Good Foods VS. No Food Explained by a Dentist in Waverly

August 7, 2017

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Your dentist in Waverly cares about your oral and overall health.

Have you ever considered how much of your health depends on your diet—whether it’s healthy or unhealthy? The things you eat—or if you even decide to eat at all—can directly affect how strong your smile is. Your dentist in Waverly, Dr. Jonathan Smiley, wants patients to pay attention to what they put into their bodies, and how even holding back from eating can deteriorate your mouth. Let’s take a better look at the nutrients you need for a healthy mouth and what will happen if you avoid them.


The Right Products For Dental Cleaning In Waverly

June 29, 2017

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Taking care of your teeth at home and having a professional dental cleaning in Waverly are essential to the health of your smile. You brush your teeth twice a day, every day, but did you know that not all oral hygiene products are created equal? From toothbrushes to mouthrinses and everything in between, the numerous options can be overwhelming. So, where do you start when looking for the best products for your smile? With this post from the team at Smiley Family Dentistry! They share tips on how to care for your teeth in between the times you have a professional dental cleaning in Waverly with them.


For a Dental Cleaning, Waverly Comes to Smiley Family Dentistry

May 6, 2017

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For dental cleaning, Waverly residents come to the team at Smiley Family Dentistry. You brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice each day and you floss at least once a day. We applaud your efforts—we really do. That said, however, we want you to know that your at-home oral hygiene routine is simply not enough to ensure that you have healthy teeth and gums. Regular dental checkups are essential. During these biannual visits, Dr. Smiley and his team take the time to perform a thorough dental cleaning Waverly residents have come to know and trust. In addition, we’ll closely examine each one of your teeth and take annual digital x-rays to spot tooth decay early in development. Read on to learn more about the importance of these appointments.


In-Network Vs. Out-Of-Network – Your Dentist In Waverly Explains

March 10, 2017

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If you’re wondering if you can see an out-of-network dentist in Waverly and still get the care you need, Smiley Family Dentistry can set you at ease and explain your options.

You’re looking for the right dentist in Waverly who can give you the oral healthcare you need, but it looks like most providers are not in-network with your insurance plan. You could drive over an hour to see someone who’s in-network, and maybe the savings in your cost would justify the expense of time and gas money to get you there, but is really worth it? How can you be sure about the difference between in-network and out-of-network dental benefits? The team at Smiley Family Dentistry are happy to help you get the most out of you benefits and in this post, they’ll compare and contrast both options.


Your First Appointment With Your Children’s Dentist In Waverly

February 1, 2017

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Start your children out on the right path for perfect dental health – schedule your first appointment with your children’s dentist in Waverly by age one. Time is flying by – every time you look at your daughter you realize just how fast the days pass. It seems like she was an infant just a few months ago, but her teeth are coming in now, she’s up and walking around, and she has a lot to say, too. You love to see her smile and want to make sure her grin is healthy her entire life long, but when should she start seeing her children’s dentist in Waverly? The team at Smiley Family Dentistry recommend following the advice of the American Dental Association (ADA) and visiting us by the time your daughter turns one.


Link Between Gum Disease, Heart Health

April 8, 2016

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Healthy, pink gums

Gum disease, or periodontitis, affects as many as 75 percent of American adults today. It’s a surprising number that’s even more concerning when you know that the condition has been linked to several serious health conditions — including major heart problems. Your dentist in 50677, Dr. Jonathan Smiley, wants you to know about the connection between gum disease and your heart health. Keep reading for more!


Dentist in 50677 Restores Dental Implants

March 15, 2016

dentist 50677A smile without all its teeth — it’s a little like playing chess without your queen. You need each and every one of your pearly whites to make your smile function like it should, and when one or more goes missing, you’ll certainly start to suffer the consequences. Your self-confidence can take a real hit, not to mention the difficulty you’ll likely experience speaking, eating or smiling. But at Smiley Family Dentistry, we can help you regain your confidence by completing your smile with dental implants! Keep reading to learn more about this fantastic solution in tooth replacement from your dentist in 50677.


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