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Hill Avenue Dental Blog

Teeth Whitening vs. Veneers—Which One Is Right For You?

April 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 8:34 pm
person smiling with bright teeth

Are you self-conscious about your smile? You aren’t the only one. Many people wish they could show off Hollywood pearly whites. Fortunately, there are a couple of dental procedures that could achieve this. You might already be considering getting one of the popular options: teeth whitening or veneers. But which of the two is the right choice for you? Keep reading as your cosmetic dentist in Superior compares the different treatments and their benefits!

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5 Ways a Bright Smile Boosts Your Career Success

March 23, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 7:22 pm
man in suit smiling in Superior

Cosmetic dental treatments like teeth whitening and veneers are some of the best methods for creating your dream smile! Being able to go enjoy your new and improved pearly whites has many personal benefits, but did you know a bright smile can also boost your career success? Keep reading to discover five ways cosmetic dentistry can positively affect your professional life!   

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4 Reasons Tooth-Colored Fillings Are Better Than Amalgam

March 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 10:18 pm
woman pointing at tooth-colored fillings in Superior

Are you considering getting a dental restoration for minor damage or decay on a tooth? If so, then you’re likely thinking of receiving a tooth filling. While certain materials have been used for many years, such as amalgam, dentists today tend to use tooth-colored fillings as the normal option. Keep reading to find out four reasons these are often the better solution for repairing your smile!

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4 Dental Plans That Help You Avoid Annual Maximums

February 28, 2022

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Person researching dental insurance plans in Superior

Are you expecting to need a lot of dental treatment? You may know already that dental insurance can help, but most plans contain something called an annual maximum that can make accomplishing this more difficult. If you exceed that maximum, your insurer will no longer provide coverage and you’ll need to pay the rest of your expenses out-of-pocket. That’s why it’s worth taking a look at some of the dental insurance plans in Superior that come with zero annual maximums entirely!

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What Is the Impact of Snacking on Your Teeth?

February 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 10:31 pm
teenager watching sports eating unhealthy food

Remember those days in your childhood after school? With several hours left before your parents got home from work and you were at the house with the appetite that someone who is growing tends to have, you just couldn’t help but have a snack…or two. Snacking habits developed when you are a child can carry over into adulthood, but having a snack is not without its drawbacks. Keep reading to find out from your dentist in Superior how snacking affects your diet and oral health, how you can curb the urge to snack, and how to make healthy choices when you do have one.

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What’s Trending on TikTok Isn’t a Song… It’s Dentures!

December 27, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 11:10 pm
Woman opening TikTok app on phone

From trendy dance videos and healthy recipe hacks to clothing try-on hauls, there is one social media app that reigns: TikTok. In the last two years alone, this platform has skyrocketed in popularity. In fact, it was revealed in September 2021 that there are 1 billion active global users! Recently, one of those users has utilized their platform to destigmatize dentures. The result? A viral video and inspirational message to the 120+ million Americans struggling with tooth loss. To learn more, read on!

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Which Holiday Foods to Avoid While Wearing Dentures

November 20, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 4:30 pm
holiday foods at a table

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and if you’re like most people, you’re already craving the delicious foods that will grace your table. From the turkey and dressing to the roasted vegetables and pumpkin pie, you can’t wait to sink your teeth into all the flavorful goodness. But if you wear dentures or dental implants, there are certain foods you’ll need to avoid, especially if you want to keep from seeing your emergency dentist over the holidays. Read on to learn how you can better protect your artificial teeth from serious damage by staying away from certain foods.

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Can I Use an HSA to Pay for Certain Dental Treatments?

November 2, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 4:27 pm
a female patient smiling at her dentist

Do you have a high-deductible dental insurance plan? If so, you may also have an HSA. Also referred to as a health savings account, you can use these available funds to help pay for certain dental treatments. But which ones? And how can it be used in combination with your insurance plan, especially before your benefits expire? In this article, a dentist answers all these questions to help you get the most out of your available coverage while working to improve your smile.

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Trick or Treat? Here Is the Best & Worst Halloween Candy For Your Child’s Teeth

October 14, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 2:51 pm
Closeup of plastic jack-o-lantern filled with Halloween candy

With Halloween rapidly approaching, you’re probably spending your free time doing festive things, like putting up spooky décor and helping your child pick out their costume. However, there is no denying what this fang-tastic holiday is really all about: candy. Lots and lots of candy. Unfortunately, these sweet treats can do some serious damage to your child’s teeth, negatively impacting both the look and function of their smile. That’s why we’re sharing a quick candy guide to avoid cavities after Halloween.

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The Truth Behind School Lunches: What You Should and Shouldn’t Pack

September 6, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 8:24 pm
a child’s lunch for school

Do you pack your child’s school lunches or do they tend to eat what is provided in the cafeteria? No matter the answer, you should know what they’re consuming and if it’s healthy for their body and smile. Of course, knowing which foods are best and which ones you should have them avoid isn’t always easy. In this article, we’ll look at the healthiest options that will encourage strong teeth and gums as well as the unhealthy foods that can lead to tooth decay and cavities.

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