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How do I know if I have a cavity? None of my teeth hurt.
By the time a tooth hurts it is usually too late to do something simple or inexpensive. It is much easier to treat the decay or cavity while it is still small. The difference between a small cavity and a large one can be the difference between needing a small filling or needing a root canal and crown. The savings in time and money are significant. Only your dentist can determine if you have decay with the help of x-rays and a clinical exam. There are some new technologies that help find cavities with the help of a laser. It is a simple and absolutely painless way to find decay that in many instances would otherwise go undetected until it had caused a much more extensive problem. Don't wait until it hurts - see your dentist and take a bite out of dental worries.




My dentist is advising me to finish my dental work before year's end so I don't lose my dental insurance benefits. I am not canceling the policy, why can't I wait until next year?
There are many reasons not to wait, the most important being dental problems never become smaller or less involved. Regarding dental insurance, each year your insurance plan sets a maximum dollar amount they will pay on your behalf. Unused dollars don't carry over to the next year - they are lost. By putting off treatment, you get to keep paying your premiums but you don't receive the benefits you are paying for. When you wait to get the work done you will be using dollars that count against the next year's maximum, which you might need for future issues that arise. Take your dentist's good advice and schedule treatment today. Appointments become scarce closer to the year's end just for this reason.

 
 

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