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Combs and Associates Dental Blog

5 Reasons to Have a Dental Checkup Early

January 21, 2021

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Woman at dentist for a dental checkup.As you head into the new year, what better time than now to commit to a healthy smile? Your dental benefits have been reinstated, which means you have access to the affordable coverage you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Although you have all year to use your policy, there are advantages to visiting your dentist early in the year. Here are 5 reasons to schedule your semi-annual dental checkup soon.


Use It or Lose It: Invest in Dental Implants

November 29, 2020

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Dental implant on money before using dental insurance. Although you’ve spent more time at home over the last few months, the year has flown by. Believe it or not, 2021 is almost here, which means your dental insurance policy is about to expire. On average, less than 3% of Americans exceed their annual limits, so you likely have several benefits you’re about to lose. Don’t throw money down the drain! Now is the perfect time to use your coverage to help offset the cost of dental implants to enjoy a complete smile for the new year.


3 Tips to Prevent Cavities This Halloween

October 22, 2020

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Father and daughter brushing teeth

Halloween is almost here. The weather is getting cooler, costumes are finally starting to come together, and the shelves at your local grocery store are filling up with Halloween themed candies and other treats. As fun as this holiday can be for your kids, it isn’t a great time for their teeth. However, this is a great time to teach them about tooth decay and how to avoid it. Continue reading to learn more from your children’s dentist about cavity prevention during Halloween.


5 Foods to Avoid After Teeth Whitening

September 3, 2020

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Woman after teeth whitening in Pea Ridge

Everyone loves their dramatic results of getting professional teeth whitening in Pea Ridge. Patients find themselves to be more confident and appear to look more youthful. However, due to the nature of the bleaching treatment, your teeth are especially susceptible to staining for a few days following the treatment. This is why you need to avoid certain foods and beverages in order to get the best results possible. Continue reading to learn what you should temporarily cut out of your diet.


OTC Kits VS At-Home Teeth Whitening for a Bright Smile

August 18, 2020

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Man holding kit for at-home teeth whitening in Bella Vista.Does your smile look dull or tarnished? You’re not alone. Your teeth will naturally darken over time because your enamel becomes thinner from daily wear and tear. Besides age, there are several other factors that can cause your teeth to darken. At the first sign of discoloration, you might have tried a few over-the-counter whitening products because they are convenient, but you may not achieve the results you want. Although they are similar to at-home kits from your dentist for teeth whitening in Bella Vista, there are some big differences. Here’s what you need to know to ensure you get the bright results you want.


Effectively Clean Your Dentures in 3 Easy Steps

June 23, 2020

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Dentist works to clean dentures

Did you know that over 41 million Americans wore dentures in 2019? According to the American College of Prosthodontists, this statistic shouldn’t be too surprising, considering 178 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth. For those who have experienced tooth loss, dentures can mend their ability to chew, improve their speech, and restore their smile. However, it is important to note that dentures in Bella Vista need to be cared for properly to preserve their integrity and make them last. Here are three easy steps to clean your dentures effectively.


How a Dentist Can Catch the Early Signs of Oral Cancer

April 5, 2020

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A woman waiting to her Bella Vista dentist.

Did you know that April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month? While many patients may not think about it, oral cancer is more prevalent than you’d think. In fact, it’s actually the sixth most common form of cancer in the world. In the United States alone, about 11,000 people die ever year. Since one of the most common reasons why people pass away from oral cancer is because it’s often caught in the late stages of development, a Bella Vista dentist is perfectly equipped to catch it before it causes harm. Thankfully, Combs and Associates Family Dentistry is taking the necessary steps to recognize the signs as soon as possible.


Easy Tips to Maintain Your Dental Implant

March 6, 2020

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Your dental implants in Pea Ridge can last for decades with the right maintenance. Learn how to ensure your new smile lasts with the right care. If you’ve lost one or more teeth, dental implants in Pea Ridge are a close replica to what nature gave you. They are the most predictable solution to replace missing teeth because they are the only option to recreate the entire tooth structure. As a result, dental implants have over a 95% success rate and are proven to last for decades with the right care. Although they aren’t subject to tooth decay, you need to take the time each day to maintain your oral hygiene. You can ensure your new smile lasts by following a few simple tips.


Important Tips for Recovering from Dental Implant Placement

December 15, 2019

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older woman smiling with gorgeous teeth

While the best way to replace a missing tooth is to receive a dental implant in Pea Ridge, for the procedure to be successful requires that some guidelines be followed. To ensure a lasting and effective treatment process and to avoid a dental emergency, a local dentist provides some key pointers for how to manage a recently placed dental implant.


Everything You Need to Know to Maximize Dental Insurance Benefits

November 20, 2019

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wad of money

Navigating any kind of insurance policy causes most people to either immediately stress out or space out. While dental insurance can seem complicated to understand at first, knowing how your plan works and what treatments are and aren’t covered can help save you from having to empty your pockets paying for procedures you need to have. Read on to learn everything you need to know in order to maximize dental insurance benefits while optimizing your oral health.

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