Navigating the World of Dental Insurance

May 19, 2024 | Carmel

In the transition into adulthood, young adults face many decisions that mark their passage into independence. Among these, choosing dental insurance might not seem like a priority. However, it’s a crucial step toward maintaining oral health and overall well-being. At David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we understand that dental care and insurance can be confusing and frustrating. There’s so much to track, so we’ve put everything you need to know in this guide.

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Why Your Teeth Shift as You Age

March 14, 2024 | Carmel

Teeth are more than just the pearly whites we flash in our best selfies; they’re the core of our oral health and sometimes reflect our overall well-being. One common concern for many of our patients is the slight shift they may notice in their teeth over the years. This subtle yet significant change can lead to various complications, from aesthetic concerns to functional issues. As dental care experts, it’s vital we help you understand why your teeth move with age, how to prevent undesirable shifts, and why proactive dental care with David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is non-negotiable.

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Top 5 Most Complicated Dental Procedures Explained

January 11, 2024 | Carmel

Dental procedures can range from simple to complex, and some of them may require a particular level of expertise in the dental field. Not all dentists have the training, skill, or knowledge to perform more complicated cosmetic dentistry procedures, which is why you might need to see several specialists. But here at David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we’ve been on the leading edge of providing full, comprehensive dental care to our patients. And sometimes, that means tackling some of the most complicated dental procedures. But what exactly are those? Allow us to explain/

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Dental Implants: What They Are Made Of?

November 27, 2023 | Carmel

Dental implants have become a popular and effective solution for those who have lost teeth due to injury, tooth decay, or other reasons. They offer an alternative to bridges and dentures, providing a stable, long-lasting, and natural-looking solution to restore your smile. But have you ever wondered what dental implants are made of? Here at David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we use only the best materials to ensure you leave with the smile you’ve always wanted. So, let’s discuss some of the different materials implants are made of and how each one is used during your procedure.

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Why Toothpaste is More Important Than You Think

September 19, 2023 | Carmel

We all know that brushing our teeth is an essential part of our daily routine, but we don’t always give a lot of thought to the importance of toothpaste. You might even question whether toothpaste is really necessary or just a marketing gimmick to boost the sales of toothbrushes. In truth, toothpaste serves a vital purpose in maintaining our dental health. Here is why your dental team at David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry encourages you to use toothpaste when caring for your teeth at home.

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Understanding the Role of Botox in Treating TMJ Disorders

July 19, 2023 | Botox

Pain in the joints and muscles around the jaw can significantly affect your quality of life. This pain, often referred to as TMJ disorder, can be caused by various factors, including stress, injury, misaligned teeth, or arthritis. It’s usually accompanied by frequent migraines, sore or tight jaws, and ear pain or ringing. In some severe cases, TMJ disorder can cause limited mouth movement and even clicking or popping sounds. While traditional treatments such as jaw exercises, splints, and medication may alleviate the pain temporarily, Botox has emerged as a promising treatment option for TMJ. At David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we work with patients all the time to relieve their jaw or facial pain and discomfort using Botox. So, if you think this course of action might be right for you, let’s help you better understand the role of botox in treating TMJ disorders.

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Top 5 Most Complicated Dental Procedures

May 10, 2023 | Carmel

Dental issues can be a real pain in the gums, and sometimes simple procedures are not enough to solve the problem. From implants to root canals, there are various complicated dental procedures that we perform here at David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to alleviate oral health issues. If you have ever been through one of these complicated procedures, or if you are about to undergo one, you must be wondering what makes the procedures so complex. Well, if that’s the case, then you’ve come to the right place. Let’s dive into why these are the top 5 most complicated dental procedures.

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What You Need to Know About Dental Implants

March 9, 2023 | Carmel

Not every mouth rehabilitation is treated the same. That’s because not every patient is the same, and not every reason for rehabilitation is the same. Here, at David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we approach every patient and every case like it’s unique because it is! So, when our patients start asking about dental implants, suggesting they need or want them, we like to take that time to offer some guidance and education. Dental implants are the most popular and successful way to replace missing teeth, but what exactly is an implant? Most importantly, what are they made of, and why would we recommend them? We’re here to explain just that.

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What is Cosmetic Tooth Reshaping?

January 17, 2023 | Carmel

Your smile says everything about you! It’s how your personality radiates and is often the first thing people notice about you. So, when your smile isn’t what you want it to be, cosmetic dental care from David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry has your solution. Whether you are interested in making a subtle change or need a more extensive dental procedure, cosmetic tooth reshaping may be just what you’re looking for! Cosmetic tooth reshaping is a pain-free, quick and non-invasive way to make your smile look better without using braces, veneers, or other dental appliances. Let’s explore this process and how it can help improve your smile.

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The Most Common Dental Issues for Kids

November 10, 2022 | Carmel

If you have kids, then you know that they can be a handful – especially when it comes to dental care. Many parents don’t realize how important it is to start taking care of their child’s teeth early on. Dental problems are some of the most common issues kids face, and if they’re not treated properly, they can lead to more serious health issues down the road. Here at David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we specialize in pediatric dentistry, helping parents (and kids) navigate the challenges associated with these five common dental issues.

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