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Bluff Creek Dental Blog

Can I Depend on My Dental Insurance to Cover a Root Canal?

December 22, 2019

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When oral bacteria have progressed to the point where a filling won’t suffice to restore your tooth, you may need root canal therapy. While the procedure can put an end to any tooth pain you may be experiencing and restore your full functionality, you need to know whether you can count on your dental insurance to cover it. Continue reading, as a local dentist provides the expert insight you need.

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Haven’t Been to the Dentist in a While?

December 12, 2019

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Statistics show that while two-thirds of Americans have dental insurance, only 58% of the adult population maintain regular visits for cleanings and examinations. The people who fail to receive semi-annual preventive care are more susceptible to a host of oral health issues and, in some cases, they can be subject to a decline in their overall health. As you continue reading, you’ll learn about some specific issues that six-month visits to your dentist can help you avoid and what to expect at your first appointment.

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At Bluff Creek Dental, You Don’t Need Insurance to Afford Dental Care

November 5, 2019

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Do you need to visit your dentist but don’t have insurance to cover the cost of your checkup and cleaning? At Bluff Creek Dental, we offer in-house savings plans for patients who don’t have benefits to cover the cost of treatments. Depending on your needs, we offer three different plans: one for an individual, one for a two-person family, and a third plan for children. Read on to learn four benefits of choosing an in-house savings plan from our practice instead of getting dental insurance from a private company.

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Does Your Insurance Cover Dental Checkups and Cleanings?

August 29, 2019

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Having two dental checkups and cleanings a year is an essential part of maintaining excellent oral health; without these regular visits, plaque and tartar could build up on your teeth in areas that you’ve missed while brushing, and undetected cavities could become worse over time. But when it comes to creating a dental budget, can you count on your insurance to pay for these visits? And how can your dentist in Northwest OKC help you if you don’t have a dental plan at all?

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Dentist in OKC Answers 4 Questions About Oral Cancer

June 25, 2019

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Do you have a sore on your mouth or lip that just won’t go away? Do you have trouble swallowing? Do you have a weird red or white patch on your mouth or lips? These are all signs of early-stage oral cancer. As frightening as that may sound, oral cancer usually isn’t a death sentence. The most important way to treat it is to get an early diagnosis from your dentist in OKC. Keep reading to learn more about oral cancer and what you can do to prevent it.

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Why Now is the Time to Use Your Insurance with Your Dentist in OKC

May 14, 2019

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 Do you have dental insurance? The best way to maximize your benefits is to visit your dentist before the end of the year. New Year’s is typically the deadline for your plan’s annual maximum, which can cause you to miss out on any unused benefits. Can you believe that it’s almost halfway to 2020? Your dentist in OKC wants to remind you to use this year’s benefits before they’re gone forever. Keep reading to learn more about insurance and how to keep your smile healthy while protecting your pocketbook.  

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Dental Implants: What If I Need More Than One?

April 26, 2019

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Types of dental implants

Dental implants were designed to offer dental patients a flexible alternative to traditional adhesive dentures, whether that means restoring one tooth or multiple teeth at the same time. Implants even make it possible to restore an entire arch of teeth by using a custom-made set of implant dentures. Your dentist will work with you to design the right treatment for your oral profile.

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Are Same-Day Crowns Better than the Traditional Approach?

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Types of dental crowns

Same-day crowns are the newest thing when it comes to dental care for time-sensitive patients. But do they offer real advantages over more traditional methods? The best way to answer this question is to do a direct comparison of both options. Use the information in this post to make an informed decision for yourself.

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Your Dentist near W. Memorial Highway for Complete Care

March 4, 2019

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woman with attractive smileDoes it seem like there are several obstacles standing in your way of getting the care you need for a healthy, beautiful smile? Whether due to scheduling conflictions, insufficient services, or overall inconvenience, visiting your dentist can be a challenge. At Bluff Creek Dental, we understand the struggles you face. We strive to provide the convenient, comprehensive care you need. Located just off W. Memorial Highway, our office is proud to serve many surrounding communities with the dental care they need, including OKC, Edmund, and Piedmont.

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Do I Need Scaling and Root Planing for Gum Therapy?

March 1, 2019

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scaling and root planingBesides your teeth, your gums are vital to a healthy smile. They provide your teeth with the support they need to stay in place while sealing out bacteria from your oral structures. Unfortunately, the biggest threat to the health of your gums is an infection that affects roughly 50% of adults. Gum (periodontal) disease results from an infection caused by tartar accumulations. Over time, it destroys the supporting structures for your teeth, leading to tooth loss. It can also enter your bloodstream, causing an array of general health concerns. Gum therapy is necessary to stop the spread of the infection. Often, your dentist recommends scaling and root planing to save your smile.

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