Enhance Your Summer Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry
May 12, 2022
Summertime is right around the corner! Many people have several adventures and events to look forward to in the coming months. Is your smile vacation-ready? If not, don’t worry – your cosmetic dentist in Lubbock can transform your pearly whites into a set you’ll proudly show off. Read along to find out how you can improve your grin and boost your confidence this season.(more…)
3 Reasons for You to Invest Your Tax Refund into Your Smile!
April 7, 2022
Tax Day will be here before you know it, and you may be excited to have a little bit of extra money that you haven’t already accounted for. There is a world of things that you can spend your tax refund on, but many people end up spending theirs on things that they don’t really need. Something that you could benefit from is investing your tax refund on your smile. Read on to learn a few reasons why you should invest in your oral health.(more…)
5 Reasons People Avoid Visiting the Dentist
March 7, 2022
Seeking dental care is incredibly important, especially when it comes to protecting your oral and overall health. By simply scheduling a regular checkup and cleaning, you can help prevent major issues from starting! However, there are many people who hesitate at the thought of a dental visit. Listen to your dentist in Lubbock about the five reasons people avoid dental treatments and how they can overcome them.(more…)
How Preventing Gum Disease Can Keep Your Heart Healthy
February 9, 2022
Valentine’s Day might be what February is most known for, but did you know that it’s also American Heart Month? This means now is the perfect time to learn how to take good care of your heart. While regular exercise is one way to avoid cardiovascular problems, maintaining great dental health is also essential, as gum disease has been linked to a higher risk of heart disease. With heart disease being the leading cause of death in the United States, and gum disease being the leading cause of tooth loss, it’s important to know how you can minimize your risk of both. Keep reading as a dentist in Lubbock explains the connection between the two and provides some easy, helpful tips!(more…)
What Are Ideas on New Year’s Resolutions from Your Dentist in Lubbock?
January 4, 2022
Setting goals for yourself can be a great thing. On that note, so can New Year’s resolutions. Especially when they involve attempting to improve your health or maybe your financial situation. When you find a resolution that can potentially do both, now you’re on to something. When you commit to improving your oral health, it can improve your overall quality of life and save you a pretty penny when it comes to paying for dental treatments after you’ve developed problems. You can alter your daily regimen, and before long you’ve changed a problematic behavior without even thinking about it. Keep reading for suggestions on New Year’s resolutions for a healthy smile from your dentist in Lubbock.(more…)
Should I Go to the ER for a Dental Emergency?
December 4, 2021
If you’ve ever been faced with a dental emergency, you understand the level of stress in addition to the pain you are feeling. When you’re experiencing a great deal of pain and don’t know where to go, it is understandable why someone would rush straight to the emergency room instead of seeing their dentist for urgent care.
Continue reading to learn more about where you should go if you are experiencing a dental emergency and why your emergency dentist in Lubbock is usually the right answer over the ER.(more…)
Watch Out! These Popular Holiday Foods Ruin Your Teeth
November 10, 2021
It’s officially that magical time of the year everyone looks forward to – the holiday season! Many people are excited about all the gift-giving, quality time spent with loved ones, and (of course) countless opportunities to feast on seasonal meals and treats. Although your taste buds may be happy during this time of the year, your oral health can suffer if you’re not careful. With that in mind, a dentist in Lubbock shares which popular holiday foods you should eat in moderation this season.(more…)
4 Ways to Maximize Your Dental Benefits
October 24, 2021
Your smile is designed to last for a lifetime with the right care, but that involves more than your toothbrush and floss. The American Dental Association recommends a cleaning and checkup with your dentist in Lubbock at least twice a year. It’s easier than ever to get the affordable services you need thanks to your dental insurance. While more Americans than ever have private coverage, only 2.8% of adults meet or exceed their annual benefits. In 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported only 64% of adults saw a dentist within the last 12 months. If you skipped your semi-annual appointment or have benefits remaining, don’t wait until it’s too late to use your coverage. Here are 4 ways to maximize your dental insurance before it expires.
Dental Insurance, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
October 6, 2021
Hey everyone! Dr. Shively here. As most of you probably know, it’s getting to be that time of year again. No, not Holiday season. Open Enrollment for insurance plans at your place of employment! For those unfamiliar with this term, this is a set period of time your employer allocates, along with the insurance company they are working with, to allow for their employees to opt in or out of benefits. If opting in, this usually locks you in until the next Open Enrollment period, which in most cases is the next year. This is usually the only time to opt out, as well, without being locked in for another year. I felt with this time rapidly approaching, it would be good to go over the good, the bad, and the ugly of dental insurance plans.
Don’t Have Insurance? Here’s Why You Should Consider a Dental Savings Plan
September 27, 2021
If you don’t have dental insurance, you may have been avoiding seeing your dentist for routine checkups – or even necessary procedures like fillings – due to worries about cost. However, putting off dental care can harm your smile in the long run. So, how can you make dental care more affordable without insurance? One way is to see a dentist with an in-house membership plan. It can make your treatments more budget-friendly without having to deal with all of the red tape that comes with insurance. Keep reading as a dentist in Lubbock reveals how dental savings plans work and whether signing up for one is the right choice for you.(more…)