January 6, 2018
With the collective voice of ADA members across the country and the ADA’s digital grassroots tool Engage, they were able to convince Congress to make the step towards providing millions of children the health insurance they need. This program covers medical care and dental care, making it incredibly important to families. With this stopgap spending bill, more money is being put to good use.
This means a great deal to your family dentist in Fort Smith. To learn more about the bill, keep reading to get the details.
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December 10, 2017
Insurance is notorious for being complicated, bureaucratic, and an all-around headache. Whether it’s for your car, your home, your smartphone, or even for your oral health, muddling through all the fine print of your policy can seem like a daunting task. Fortunately, your dentist in Fort Smith wants to help you out! We’re here to explain the basics of how dental insurance works and give you tips on how to maximize your benefits.
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November 21, 2017
It’s Monday morning and you start your routine like any other day. You pop out of bed, head to the bathroom and wash your face and hands. You reach for the toothbrush and open your mouth, but as soon as your brush touches your gums, you feel a jolt of pain. In that moment, you think back to all those nights where you forgot to brush before bed; now it’s come back in the form of gingivitis. Learn how to prevent your gum disease in Fort Smith from getting worse before it’s too late. (more…)
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October 30, 2017
Nowadays, there is a stronger emphasis on promoting your overall well-being through natural healing to foster your general health. However, this is not just limited to medical treatments. Many have come to prefer holistic dentistry due its philosophy on providing alternative treatments while viewing oral and overall health intertwined instead of in two separate categories. In addition to dental services, this also involves choosing various oral hygiene products to keep your smile healthy. Among one of the most common products that you use to promote your dental health is toothpaste. Now, you can choose a fluoride-free toothpaste to protect your teeth and gums from damage without having to worry about any adverse effects.
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September 30, 2017
Dentistry, like most career fields, is constantly changing, growing, and innovating. Dentists who don’t complete adequate continuing education can easily fall behind when it comes to offering the best treatment for patients. You may not think continuing education is that important, but as your dentist will tell you, keeping up with the latest techniques and technologies can make all the difference in the dental care they provide.
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August 24, 2017
Your teeth are made to last a lifetime with the right care. However, all too often, tooth loss occurs. When your smile is incomplete, it causes you to feel insecure while also decreasing your quality of life. You can no longer speak clearly while you often find yourself avoiding your favorite foods because they become too difficult to chew. Not to mention, your oral health will also decline. To regain a complete smile, 15% of those with missing teeth turn to dentures every year. As an affordable and convenient means to fill the empty space, your dentist Ft. Smith has the solutions you need.
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July 28, 2017
Fluoride is crucial for smiles of all ages. The mineral strengthens tooth enamel to protect it against cavities — and for its significant oral health benefits, your dentist in Fort Smith wants to ensure all our patients are getting enough fluoride every day. But why is fluoride so important? And how can you be sure your teeth are benefitting from this mineral? Don’t go anywhere, because Dr. Gilbert Lopez is in with everything you need to know about fluoride in this week’s blog post.
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July 8, 2017
Your dentist Dr. Gilbert Lopez knows his duty to provide high-quality dental care extends beyond our immediate community. Everyone needs basic dental services — but too many people do not have the resources to maintain happy, healthy smiles. To help, Dr. Lopez recently went to the Philippines with Hand of Hope, a Joyce Meyer Ministry, to bring vital dentistry services to men, women, and children who desperately need them.
Dr. Lopez left from Fort Smith on April 20 and arrived in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, on April 21. In Manila, he participated in a service at the Word of Hope Church. On April 24, he started in the clinics. Dr. Lopez and his team saw 40 to 50 patients each day for four days, providing them with basic services like tooth extractions, restorative care, and education on proper dental hygiene.
In addition to providing high quality dental care for four days, Dr. Lopez brought a number of clothes and toys to the children at the clinic. He was also able to visit an orphanage in Quezon, a province southeast of Manila.
Dr. Lopez feels honored to have been able to provide dentistry for his patients in the Philippines, and he looks forward to sharing stories from his trip with our patients at New Smile Dental! patients in the Philippines, and he looks forward to sharing stories from his trip our patients at New Smile Dental!
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May 9, 2017
Are cosmetic imperfections hurting the appearance of your smile? If you do not love how your teeth look, you can transform your smile with porcelain veneers. Now, you can increase your confidence and the beauty of your smile using a simple, noninvasive cosmetic procedure. As your dentist in Fort Smith, Dr. Gilbert Lopez will enhance the shape, proportion, and color of your teeth to give you a smile you will love showing off. However, before you begin your smile transformation, we know you have plenty of questions. To ensure you make a wise investment, we have the answers to your top questions.
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March 23, 2017
Like most of us, you have probably been warned by your dentist about the dangers of gingivitis and maybe even its “evil twin”, periodontitis. Scientists didn’t start studying this condition until the 1700’s, but we know that it has been around for much longer. How do we know? It clearly destroys your healthy teeth. Since periodontal research has continued, ancient mummified Egyptians have been discovered showing signs of periodontal disease in their pearly whites (really, pearly yellows might be more accurate). Your dentist in Fort Smith is here to help you recognize the signs of early periodontal disease and help you try to reverse its effects.
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