Klassik Smiles Blog

Will Teeth Grinding Stop You From Getting Invisalign?

April 12, 2023

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woman putting in Invisalign tray

Invisalign has evolved quite a bit since it was invented, meaning that more and more people are able to use it to straighten their teeth and avoid having to spend years in metal braces. For all its advancements, however, can it help people who grind their teeth? Some estimates show that around 10-20% of the US population does, and if this includes you, does that mean you automatically have to get braces? Thankfully, this isn’t the case, but there are a few caveats.

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Why is Drinking Water Necessary for Good Oral Health?

March 9, 2023

Filed under: category — drcayo @ 8:32 pm
a glass of water

Staying hydrated is important for both your body and your smile. Not only does it help to flush out harmful toxins and increase your energy, but it also works to boost the health of your teeth and gums, minimizing the effects of serious decay and gum disease. In this article, you’ll learn why hydration is important and ways you can begin drinking more water so that you stay on top of your oral and overall health.

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4 Easy-to-Follow Steps for When You Knock Out a Tooth

March 3, 2023

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a patient visiting their emergency dentist

Life can come at you pretty fast, and no matter where you are or what you’re doing, the possibility of experiencing a dental emergency exists. But you don’t have to live in fear of these situations; if you ever find yourself with a knocked-out tooth or some other type of urgent situation involving your smile, a little quick thinking and contacting your emergency dentist can ensure you don’t suffer any long-term consequences! Here are 4 easy-to-follow steps to keep in mind if you unexpectedly knock out one of your pearly whites.

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5 Questions to Ask Your Cosmetic Dentist for Your New Smile

February 10, 2023

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a woman smiling after her smile makeover

There’s more to a smile than meets the eye. Research has found that the simple act of showing your pearly whites releases feel-good chemicals in your brain, resulting in a happier mood! It also impacts people around you, causing a ripple effect by making them grin too. Unfortunately, you may not feel confident in your teeth, which makes you feel self-conscious to show them. If you are considering cosmetic dentistry, you might not know what to ask your dentist. These five questions will help you get the ball rolling toward your new, radiant smile!

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What to Do If Your Dental Crown Falls Out

January 27, 2023

Filed under: category — drcayo @ 9:19 pm
Finger holding a crown next to an impression of teeth

Dental crowns often last around 10 to 15 years, but sometimes your restoration may fall out of your mouth before then. A lost dental crown isn’t as urgent as a knocked-out tooth or severe dental pain, but it’s still a problem that needs to be addressed by a professional as soon as possible. If you ever find yourself with a crown that has fallen off your tooth, follow these tips to keep the situation under control.

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Is a Dental Savings Plan Right for You?

January 17, 2023

Filed under: category — drcayo @ 6:59 pm

Hand putting coin in blue piggy bankDid you know 92% of adults have cavities and 50% of Americans have gum disease? Both are leading causes of tooth loss, despite being preventable. Unfortunately, brushing and flossing aren’t enough to keep decay and infection at bay. The American Dental Association also recommends a cleaning and checkup every 6 months; however, not everyone has dental insurance. You don’t have to skip seeing your dentist or worry about a large bill by joining a dental savings plan. You can invest in your oral health without costing you an arm or a leg.

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Flossing as a New Year’s Resolution

December 20, 2022

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A woman flossing

With December almost over, 2022 is drawing to a close. That being said, have you thought about your goals for 2023? Now is a good time to make resolutions for the new year — weight loss, job advancement, etc. In particular, you might want to try flossing more often. Doing so would boost your oral health and give you a prettier smile! If you’re interested, your St. Peters’ dentist will even help out. Here’s a summary of why and how to floss for better teeth in the future.

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Invisalign with Crowns, Bridges, and Veneers

November 18, 2022

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Woman inserting InvisalignIf you’re embarrassed by crooked or gapped teeth, it’s never too late to invest in a straight smile with Invisalign. You don’t have to worry about brackets or wires because clear aligners are worn over your teeth. Invisalign is comfortable, discreet, and effective in correcting many bite and alignment concerns, but what if you have restorations? Whether you have crowns, veneers, or bridges, a straight smile is possible; however, there are a few things you should know. 

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4 Ways to Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits

September 27, 2022

Filed under: category — drcayo @ 2:57 pm
Paperwork for dental insurance coverage in St. Peters

Can you believe the year is almost over? Now that that winter is just around the corner, many of us are gearing up for the holidays, family visits, and vacations. However, in the midst of the end of the year hustle and bustle, don’t forget about your dental insurance coverage! While your dental insurance may not be the first thing on your mind, you could lose out on some of the benefits you’re paying for if you’re not careful. Here’s how and why you should maximize your dental insurance coverage in St. Peters before next year begins!

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Here’s Why Seniors Should Consider an In-House Dental Membership Plan

August 18, 2022

Filed under: category — drcayo @ 3:27 pm
Senior woman smiling in mirror at dentist's office

Did you know that two out of every three adults over the age of 65 have gum disease? Plus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that one in five have lost all of their teeth! So, it’s safe to say that dental care is important for seniors too. However, if you lost your dental insurance coverage when you retired or Medicare doesn’t cover dental services, then you may think it’s simply too expensive. Good news: there’s a solution. With in-house dental membership plans, you can get the high-quality care you need without breaking the bank! To learn more about this financial solution, read on!

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