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Social Distancing Made Possible by Your Dentist!

May 17, 2020

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Woman smiling while visiting dentist in Mount Pleasant

As you adjust to this “new normal” of living during the COVID-19 pandemic, you probably know your best defense is social distancing. With so much uncertainty, evidence does show that the main way this highly contagious virus spreads is through respiratory droplets from coughing and sneezing. However, if you maintain a social distance of 6 feet, your likelihood of being affected is slim. So, what if you need to go to the dentist? How can you maintain social distancing? Keep reading to learn how your dentist in Mount Pleasant is lowering the risk of COVID-19 for their patients by social distancing in their office!


3 Ways We Keep Our Office Clean and Safe

April 25, 2020

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Hygienist at dentist wearing a face mask.We live in unusual times as we practice social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19. You’ve experienced several changes in your life over the last few weeks as many businesses have been closed, including your dentist. As the country reopens, you can schedule the dental appointment you’ve been putting off, but is it safe to go to your dentist? Dental offices are already some of the cleanest places, but we’re going the extra mile to ensure ours is safe, so you have nothing to worry about during your visit. Here are 3 changes we’ve made to reduce your risk of coronavirus.


7 Healthy Habits to Practice at Home During Quarantine

March 11, 2020

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Woman in quarantine practices healthy habits from mount pleasant dentist

To slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and keep our community safe, Titus County Judge Brian Lee has issued extensive social distancing and stay at home orders. With so many drastic changes to our every day lives and a new abundance of time spent at home, it’s natural to feel a bit anxious or bored. However, now is an excellent opportunity to reevaluate some of your daily routines that you hadn’t thought much about before. Here are seven productive habits your Mount Pleasant dentist recommends practicing to keep yourself and your smile healthy during quarantine.


All-On-4 Dental Implants for a Natural-Looking and Attractive Smile!

February 17, 2020

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older woman happy with her All-On-4 in Mt. Pleasant

Likely, you’re familiar with the option of having your missing teeth replaced with a set of dentures. While this method is an effective way to replace your ivories, it leaves much to be desired. Is there a way to have your missing teeth replaced in a manner that is highly reliable yet aesthetically appealing? A local dentist says there certainly is, and as you read further, you’ll discover the amazing benefits of receiving All-On-4 in Mt. Pleasant!


3 Reasons Why It’s Important to Replace Your Missing Teeth

December 13, 2019

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older woman smiling with beautiful teeth

Are you missing one or more teeth? If so, then an obvious motivator for replacing them is to fill in the gap in your smile. While your appearance is important, there are some other reasons why you should have a sense of urgency about restoring any number of missing teeth. As you continue reading, you’ll discover 3 reasons why it’s critical that you take action, and you’ll also learn about the option of receiving dental implants in Mt. Pleasant.


3 Reasons for Your Dentist to Refer You to a Specialist for Dental Implants

November 19, 2019

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There’s no other restoration quite like dental implants in Mt. Pleasant when it comes to replacing missing teeth; not only do they look and feel just like natural pearly whites, but they also help preserve the jawbone and can last for decades. Clearly, getting dental implants can be life-changing, which is why it’s important to find someone you can trust to perform the procedure successfully. While some general dentists place implants themselves, Dr. Sikes will refer you to a local specialist. This practice will let you enjoy 3 important advantages.


Dental Insurance: It’s Time to Use It or Lose It

October 17, 2019

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When’s the last time you felt like you saved money on dentistry? If you know how to maximize your insurance benefits, it can be easier than you think. Each year, billions of dollars in dental insurance are wasted because people aren’t taking full advantage of their plans. Most insurance plans renew annually, which means that unused benefits will be gone forever come this January. Thankfully, your dentist in Mt. Pleasant has some tips for utilizing your insurance before it’s too late!


How to Clean Permanent Dentures

August 28, 2019

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implant-retained dentures

If you’re missing all or most of your teeth, doing the simple things in life can be hard, annoying, or downright impossible. Eating your favorite foods, pronouncing certain words, or even smiling can be difficult and leave you feeling embarrassed. Luckily, you can easily replace those missing teeth with special dentures retained by dental implants in Mt Pleasant. With All-on-4 dentures, your false teeth are held in place by permanent implants, which provides a whole laundry list of benefits. Let’s look more closely at those advantages, and how to take care of your dentures.


How Long Does All-On-4 Treatment Last? Learn How to Extend Their Life

July 14, 2019

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A diagram of an All-on-4 restoration.

The All-on-4 dental implant treatment makes it possible to replace an entire row of teeth with just four dental implants. What’s even more impressive is its ability to receive a denture the same day as your surgery, allowing you to keep your smile intact while you wait for your dental implants in Mount Pleasant to heal. Whether you’re thinking about pursuing treatment or you’ve already completed your procedure, you’re likely wondering how long these dental implants will last. To learn how you can increase their lifespan, keep reading!


Are You Missing Most of Your Teeth? All-On-4 Dental Implants in Mount Pleasant Can Help!

June 10, 2019

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mother and daughter smiling and hugging

Missing teeth don’t just impact your self-confidence and willingness to jump into social situations. They can have grave effects on your oral health as well. Leaving gaps in your smile can make your daily life difficult by impacting your ability to do basic functions such as chewing and speaking. Instead of choosing traditional restorations such as dentures, choose All-On-4 dental implants in Mount Pleasant. This procedure offers a laundry list of benefits, and unlike regular implant-retained dentures, can be completed in a single appointment! Learn how this restoration option can improve your quality of life below.

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