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3 Helpful Tips for Understanding Your Dental Insurance

September 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — oshinssmiles @ 4:38 pm
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A dental exam alone can cost anywhere from $50 to $300, and that doesn’t include the X-rays or fluoride treatments. So, you can imagine that even routine appointments can quickly add up. Fortunately, that’s where dental insurance comes in! Dental plans are designed to make necessary oral care affordable for patients of all ages. However, few are truly familiar with their policy and how it works. If attempting to understand the paperwork on your own is giving you a headache, here are three tips to help!

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How Using Your Cell Phone Before Bed Can Ruin Your Quality of Sleep

August 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — oshinssmiles @ 4:34 pm
woman using her cell phone in bed late at night

Do you find yourself nodding off throughout the day, despite getting more than eight hours of sleep each night? This is one of the most common symptoms of a sleep disorder called sleep apnea, in which the tissues in your mouth and throat collapse during the night and block your airway. As a result, you temporarily stop breathing and wake up. This can happen several times a night, preventing you from getting the deep sleep you need to feel fully rested. In addition to sleep apnea, spending time on your cell phone before bed can also interfere with the quality of your sleep. Keep reading below to learn how.

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Interesting Things That You May Not Know About Your Teeth

August 13, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — oshinssmiles @ 5:29 pm
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You use your teeth every day to talk, speak, and smile, but you probably don’t think about them all that often. There is so much more to them than what is on the surface. Your teeth are actually much more interesting than you may think. Continue reading to learn some fun and unique tooth facts that you may not already know from your dentist.

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4 Reasons to Still Go to the Dentist During COVID-19

July 31, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — oshinssmiles @ 9:16 pm
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When you scheduled your upcoming bi-yearly visit 6+ months ago, the world was a very different place. Back then, there weren’t social distancing guidelines, face coverings, and stay-at-home orders in place to prevent the transmission of the novel COVID-19 virus. Although the transition out of quarantine has begun, many patients find themselves wondering if postponing their dental care is the responsible thing to do. If you have found yourself thinking the same thing, then your dentist in Schenectady, NY is sharing four reasons to reconsider.

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