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Dental Crowns and Fillings – What’s the Difference?

July 6, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Chirta Naik @ 4:12 pm
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After your routine exam, your dentist informs you that you need either a dental crown or filling. Now, you might have a few questions about the two restorative services. Are they interchangeable? Are they used for the same purpose? It may surprise you to learn that while they’re both considered restorative treatments, they each serve a unique purpose. Read along as we discuss the differences between a crown and a filling.   


6 Signs That Your Dental Fillings Need to Be Replaced

June 14, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Chirta Naik @ 5:26 pm
man looking at his mouth in a mirror to see if he needs to replace dental fillings

More than 90% of adults in the U.S. have had at least one cavity, making fillings one of the most common dental treatments. Today’s fillings are made from materials that are more lifelike and healthier than traditional metal fillings. They’re even just as durable! With that being said, no filling is designed to last forever. In fact, a broken filling might lead to dental infection, pain, further decay, and even tooth loss. You can prevent all of that by watching out for these six signs that you need to replace dental fillings.


“I Think I’ll Wait:” The Dangers of Putting Off a Root Canal

April 12, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Chirta Naik @ 6:24 pm
a female patient holding her mouth in pain while listening to her dentist

“The decay is severe enough that you need a root canal.” If you recently heard these words come from your dentist, you’re not alone. Many individuals who discover they need this type of procedure often wish they could turn back time and take better care of their teeth. The reality, however, is that an infection exists inside your tooth and without proper care, it can lead to serious and dangerous consequences. A local dentist shares why you shouldn’t put off your root canal procedure and instead, getting it taken care of right away.


5 of the Most Bizarre Emergencies to Date

December 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Chirta Naik @ 1:19 am

If you’ve ever found yourself dealing with a dental emergency, you know just how frustrating and painful they can be. Broken, knocked-out, and infected teeth are seen by your dentist fairly often. However, chances are you have never encountered a dental emergency quite like these. Continue reading to learn about some of the most bizarre dental emergencies to date!


How to Maximize Your Insurance Benefits Before the End of the Year

October 19, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Chirta Naik @ 11:13 pm
Dental Insurance

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who have dental insurance, you probably already know that you are about to lose out on all of your unused benefits at the end of the year. This is because most insurance companies renew all benefits at the beginning of each calendar year. There is no better time than now to maximize dental insurance benefits. Continue reading to learn more about how you can do this before the year comes to an end.

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