What Does Out-Of-Network Mean In Dental Care

what does out-of-network mean in dental care

Sometimes patients ask, “What does out-of-network mean in dental care?” You may save more money if you opt for in-network dental care, while an out-of-network dentist can be more expensive—but the financial difference may be much less than you think! As we like to say here at Ballantyne Endodontics, “out-of-network” doesn’t mean “out-of-service.” Understanding your…

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Our Top Root Canal Recovery Tips

Root Canal Recovery Tips

Want to know our favorite thing about successful root canal procedures? They can end your pain while restoring wellness and balance to your mouth. But if you’re nervous about getting a root canal, no matter how much you might need it, we understand! Here are ten root canal recovery tips that may help you achieve…

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What is an Apicoectomy?

What is an Apicoectomy

Sometimes patients ask us, “what is an apicoectomy?” If you’re asking about this procedure, it may be because your dental provider recommended an apicoectomy for yourself or a loved one. Perhaps you feel uneasy since you have been struggling with pain for a while. We understand, and we’re here to walk you through the procedure,…

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Top Mouth Problems caused by Stress

Mouth Problems caused by Stress

Chances are you heard that stress can affect your overall mental and physical health. Sometimes people are surprised to learn that stress also may negatively impact oral health. For many people, this year has been stressful. If you are experiencing stress, you may want to learn more about some of the common mouth problems caused…

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Top Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

causes of tooth sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is all too common for many adults. Often patients ask, “What are the main causes of tooth sensitivity?” We hope this guide will open your eyes to some of the most common causes. Please keep in mind that it isn’t a substitute for seeing a dentist. Some of these causes are serious and…

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What is Teledentistry?

what is teledentistry

Patients sometimes ask, “What is Teledentistry?” During uncertain times people have a renewed interest in remote or telemedical services. Medical professionals see patients remotely for some screening, educational and basic consultations. Teledentistry extends that concept to oral health care.  The concept isn’t new. Some doctors have offered telemedicine over the phone for decades. However, phone…

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Top Dental Habits to Help Save Your Natural Teeth

top dental habits

You only have one set of adult teeth. These teeth need to last you for the majority of your life. When you think about it, most other cells within your body replicate and repair itself. Your teeth, though, these are forever. That means you need to take care of them. With the top dental habits,…

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What Causes Teeth to Crack?

what causes teeth to crack

A cracked tooth is serious. It doesn’t matter if you just discovered it or if it happened out of the blue, you need to have it addressed right away. This is because a cracked tooth will only become worse and worse. The crack will continue to split and, sooner or later, the tooth will completely…

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Mesial of The Tooth: Understanding Dental Lingo

“The mesial of the tooth has a cavity.” Have you ever listened to your dentist and thought they were speaking a foreign language? Sitting in the chair for a dental exam can be confusing, if you don’t know the technical terminology. Learning a little bit about dental vocabulary can help you to be more informed about your…

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Probiotics and Antibiotics: A Smart Match

According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, an antibiotic is “a substance produced by or a semisynthetic substance derived from a microorganism and able in dilute solution to inhibit or kill another microorganism.” What they don’t tell you, however, is that antibiotics not only kill the bad bacteria – they also kill the good.

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