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Is Gum Disease Curable? Find Out!

December 19, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — wemakeyousmile @ 8:25 pm
Woman smiling in mirror after seeing dentist in Fort Meyers

Do your gums ever bleed or feel sensitive? If so, you probably have some form of periodontal disease (known as gum disease), which is a common dental issue that currently affects almost half of American adults. If you’ve noticed some of the normal symptoms like redness, puffiness, bleeding, and discomfort, you probably have lots of questions, including whether or not gum disease is curable. Read on to learn the answer!

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What to Expect If You Haven’t Seen Your Dentist in a While

November 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — wemakeyousmile @ 2:01 am
Fort Myers dentist and patient discussing oral health habits

Has it been a little while since your last dental checkup? Whether it’s due to cost, time constraints, or anxiety, sometimes you might end up not seeing your dentist for several months or years. However, taking control of your oral health is essential for keeping your smile happy, healthy, and intact for a lifetime. Thankfully, learning more about what to expect during your appointment can help you feel a lot more prepared and confident about your visit. Read on as your friendly Fort Myers dentist goes over what your next dental checkup will look like if you haven’t been in a while.

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The Basics of Dental Insurance Coverage

October 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — wemakeyousmile @ 6:57 pm
Dental insurance form on desk next to glasses

As the end of the year approaches, your 2020 PPO dental insurance may be on the verge of expiring. Before that happens, you should certainly consider how you can use your plan to your greatest advantage! To help you do that, we are providing a basic overview of how your policy might apply to various services. Keep in mind that every dental plan is different, so you will have to check the specifics of your coverage to discover the best way to use it.

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Should You Swap Dentures for an Implant-Retained Solution?

September 21, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — wemakeyousmile @ 6:55 pm
A diagram of an implant-retained denture.

While a denture can be used to replace several teeth quickly and affordably, there are many caveats and tradeoffs that need to be made when you choose this option. Alternatively, those who have been wearing a denture for a long time may already know the pitfalls that often accompany them. Today, you can learn why traditional dentures are not always ideal for everyone and why an implant-retained solution from a dentist may be the way to go instead.

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Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

August 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — wemakeyousmile @ 7:32 pm
Dentist talking to patient about dental implants

If you are missing one, a few, or an entire arch of teeth, you may find yourself wondering: am I a candidate for dental implants? After all, they help over 500,000 patients each year and hold an impressive 95% success rate! Fortunately, the answer is almost always yes. However, there are a few requirements that patients need to meet to ensure the implant doesn’t fail. Read on to find out what they are!

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