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Family Dentist – Professional Care For All Ages

Family Dentist – Professional Care For All Ages

In this day and time, it seems we're all over the place getting the things done our family needs so we can have full and healthy lives. Everything is a speciality, and convenience is difficult to find! Coffee shops, frozen yogurt shops, the gym, the yoga studio, the...

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Our Insurance Acceptance and How it Affects You

Our Insurance Acceptance and How it Affects You

Many of our patients have some form of dental insurance in their package deal from their employer.  A few have privately acquired their own coverage.  Then the remaining persons have no dental insurance benefit at all.  We here at Shades Creek Dental want to be able...

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What’s a Comprehensive Exam and Why Do I Need It?

What’s a Comprehensive Exam and Why Do I Need It?

If you occasionally schedule with a hygienist to have the build-up “scraped” off your teeth, only to wait for the doctor to say you have no cavities without listening to what else he's found, you may be overlooking something more serious. If you believe you are fully...

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Should I Straighten My Teeth?

Should I Straighten My Teeth?

Should I straighten my teeth? ...Maybe. As a dental care provider, the first reactions people have to us and our profession is 1) “I hate the dentist!”, and 2) “What do you think about my teeth?” The first reaction is accented with a cringe and a furrowed brow. The...

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Fear of The Dentist

Fear of The Dentist

The first reaction to being introduced as a dentist usually is, “I HATE the dentist!” We get it! Really, we do! You don’t like coming to the dentist, and honestly, most people don’t. The noises in the office, the associated smell of a dental office, the fear of the...

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Can I Whiten My Teeth?

Can I Whiten My Teeth?

As a dental office, we hear this question all the time. People want to look their best, be attractive to others, and make a great impression, so having a brighter smile is an easy way to achieve this goal. There are a few ways to gain this coveted level, and we are...

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7 Ways Technology Will Improve Your Next Dental Visit

7 Ways Technology Will Improve Your Next Dental Visit

In today’s modern dental office, oral health concerns can be caught earlier and treated faster than ever before. Patients benefit from faster, more predictable treatment, while clinicians benefit by providing more effective treatment with less complications. At Shades...

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