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Dr. Mark R. Simeone Blog

3 New Year’s Resolutions to Keep for a Healthier Smile

December 20, 2021

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a woman with a healthy smile

Losing weight, starting a new job, moving to a new city, and focusing on self-care may be on your list of New Year’s Resolutions, but that shouldn’t be all. If you are looking to take control of your appearance and better care of yourself in 2022, why not focus on improving your teeth and gums too? Before you prepare to start checking items off your list, go ahead and add these three items to ensure a healthier smile this year.

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How Dental Implants Can Help You Enjoy the Holiday Season

November 25, 2021

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Closeup of friends toasting over holiday dinner

If you’re one of the 120+ million Americans struggling with tooth loss, then you may dread the holiday season. After all, greeting relatives and seeing a festive display of holiday foods just isn’t the same when your smile and bite are incomplete. Luckily, there is a solution: dental implants. This state-of-the-art tooth-replacement option preserves your youthful face shape, is custom-made, can last for 20+ years, and can help you enjoy seasonal festivities to the fullest once more. Read on to learn how you can enjoy the holiday season with dental implants!

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4 Ways to Ensure a Hauntingly Healthy Halloween Smile

October 3, 2021

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Woman holding bucket of Halloween candy

There’s nothing more fun than dressing up in your favorite costume on Halloween. Whether you’re trick-or-treating with your kids or attending a party with friends, there’s bound to be plenty of pictures taken, and you’ll want to make sure your smile looks and feels it best. But how can you do this with so much available candy around? A cosmetic dentist shares four ways to better maintain a healthy smile while enjoying the haunting festivities this year.

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Does Dental Insurance Cover Orthodontic Treatments?

September 6, 2021

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woman’s braces in Coatesville

Does your child need braces? Do you have dental insurance but are unsure if orthodontic treatment coverage is part of your plan? When it comes to orthodontia, it’s important that it is included in your policy, so you don’t run the risk of having to pay upfront for your child’s full treatment. Read on to learn how dental insurance and orthodontics work together to keep more money in your pocket.

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Why Age Doesn’t Matter When It Comes to Invisalign

August 7, 2021

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older woman pointing to her Invisalign aligner

Living with crooked teeth can be problematic no matter your age. Whether you’re a teenager, young adult, or more mature professional, everyone wants a smile they are confident showing off. If you’re wondering, “Am I too old for Invisalign,” the answer is that age is ultimately not a factor when it comes to receiving treatment. Read on to hear from a local orthodontist who explains why wearing clear aligners as a senior can have its advantages.

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3 Ways to Care for Your Invisalign Clear Aligners

May 19, 2021

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a set of Invisalign aligners and a manual toothbrush

Caring for Invisalign aligners isn’t too difficult. In fact, it is actually much easier than if you were to wear metal brackets and wires. With these clear trays, you don’t have to worry about food getting stuck between your teeth and brackets nor do you have to be concerned about a potential wire poking out and irritating your gums. If you’re wanting to keep your Invisalign aligners in the best possible shape to avoid a potential delay in your treatment, check out these three tips that will make cleaning and caring for your orthodontic appliances easier than you thought.

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Invisalign vs. Braces: Starting Your Path Toward a Straighter Smile

April 5, 2021

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a young woman holds an Invisalign aligner and a mouth mold with traditional braces

When meeting with your orthodontist to discuss appropriate treatment for your crooked smile, you may be wondering which solution will lend the best results? While some complex and extensive dental situations do not allow for a choice, your case may allow you to choose how you want to approach treatment. Faced with the option of Invisalign vs. braces, which one is right for you? A local orthodontist is here to break down both so you can feel more confident as you prepare to start your path toward a straighter smile.  

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3 Reasons to Schedule Your Dental Checkup Early in the Year

January 4, 2021

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a woman and her dentist smiling in preparation for a standard dental checkup and cleaning

If you’re like most people, you’re glad 2020 is over. With a new year finally here, you can focus on positive changes you want to make over the next 12 months, one of which should be your smile. If you want to make a good first impression in 2021, consider taking the important step to schedule a dental checkup early in the year. Why? Read on to hear from a local dentist who shares 3 reasons your smile will benefit from this proactive approach to better oral health.

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Being Healthier in 2021: The Perks of Regularly Flossing Your Teeth

December 30, 2020

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a person flossing their teeth

An estimated 35 percent of people in the country don’t floss every day like their dentist and the American Dental Association recommends. Although this may seem like an unnecessary extra step to take care of your teeth and gums in addition to brushing, it can do wonders for your oral health and help your smile stay cavity-free. If you’re looking for a new year’s resolution that will improve your physical wellbeing and help you feel better about yourself, flossing every day is a great idea! Read on to learn more about what flossing can do for your smile and how to perfect the technique.

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Does My Insurance Cover Sedation Dentistry?

November 9, 2020

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 Patient wondering, “Is sedation dentistry covered by insurance?”

Does going to the dentist make you a little — or very — nervous? For millions of Americans, the mere thought of settling into that big chair is enough to give them anxiety. If that is true of you, you may benefit from sedation dentistry, which uses medications to shut down the brain’s fear response and help you remain relaxed and calm. Of course, while sedation dentistry is wonderful, you may have several questions about it, including, “Is sedation dentistry covered by insurance?” Let’s discuss how your policy might apply.

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