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Dr. Terry F. Rakowsky Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Blog

What’s the Difference Between Invisalign and Veneers?

March 9, 2021

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Woman learning about the difference between Invisalign and veneers.The alignment of your teeth can have a big impact on your self-esteem. If you have gapped, rotated, or overcrowded teeth, it’s easy to feel insecure about your smile. Nowadays, you have more options than ever to get the beautiful, straight smile you deserve. Two of the most popular treatments are veneers and Invisalign. Although both can correct the alignment of your teeth, it’s important to understand the difference between Invisalign and veneers. Here’s what you need to know to make the best decision for your smile.

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7 Holiday Foods That Could Trigger Your Sensitive Teeth

December 17, 2020

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Woman with sensitive teeth

If you have sensitive teeth, you know how much of a struggle it can be in your everyday life. Anytime you try to enjoy your morning coffee, an ice cream cone, or even a glass of ice water, your teeth don’t appreciate it. During these winter months, there are all sorts of delicious foods that come around, but many of them could trigger pain in your mouth if you aren’t careful. An emergency dentist in Doylestown lists some treats that you should probably avoid so you don’t have to face the painful consequences.

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What to Include in an Emergency Dental Kit

December 3, 2020

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Emergency dental kit

You may have a first aid kit sitting around your house just incase someone becomes injured, but do you have an emergency dental kit? Mouth injuries are very common, especially for younger kids, so it’s important that you are ready just in case disaster strikes. You probably already have all the essentials in your home, but it pays to keep them in the same place. An emergency dentist in Doylestown lists off some of the things that you should be keeping in your dental emergency kit should something go wrong.

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What Your Tooth Pain Means and How to Handle It

November 12, 2020

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man experiencing tooth pain

If you’ve ever had tooth pain, your first thought is that it’s probably just a cavity. While cavities are definitely a common culprit of tooth pain, they are certainly not the only possible reason. Your emergency dentist in Doylestown explains the different possible causes and what you should do in each situation.

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Five Benefits of Visiting a Family Dentist

November 9, 2020

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family visiting dentist together

When it comes to choosing the right dental practice for yourself and your family, you have many options. Once you find one where you feel comfortable and at home, you’re likely to stick with them for the long haul. Before you make a decision, your family dentist in Doylestown has five major benefits to share that come with choosing a dental practice where you and all of your loved ones can receive treatment together.

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J&J Employees Use It or Lose It Newsletter

November 3, 2020

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Employee at J&J? Read This from Your Dentist

J&J Employees Can Expect Safe Dentistry.

Got Benefits from J&J? Use Them Before 2021

If you have dental insurance benefits, chances are you get it from your employer like the roughly 90 percent of U.S. individuals with a private dental plan. With thousands of people employed by Johnson & Johnson in Pennsylvania and Doylestown, Dr. Rakowsky and her team wants to remind patients that now is the time to make use of dental benefits if you have not used them.

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Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

October 5, 2020

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Close-up of hands holding model with dental implants and restorations

Countless dentists and patients alike extol dental implants as the premier form of tooth replacement. They are beautiful, strong, reliable, and long-lasting. However, it must be acknowledged that this treatment costs more than non-implant alternatives. Patients often ask, “Does dental insurance cover dental implants?” In this blog post, we’ll discuss a few points that go over how your policy might apply to this life-changing procedure.

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Reminder: Use Your Dental Insurance Before It Resets!

September 24, 2020

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You are probably already aware that your dental benefits will reset at the beginning of 2021 (assuming your plan is based on the calendar year). But did you know that you stand to save hundreds of dollars by using your benefits to the fullest extent possible before then? Many patients don’t realize this and end up losing money that they could have put to good use in protecting their smile. Since the end of the year will be here before you know it, now is the time to review the importance of using your dental insurance benefits while you have them!

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Oral Health and Your Immune System: Another Reason to Care For Your Smile

August 21, 2020

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Close up of toothbrush, floss, and mouthwash

Did you know that 44% of women and 51% of men say they don’t brush their teeth twice a day? Plus, an additional 50% of U.S. adults don’t floss daily and 48% don’t visit the dentist at least once a year. While poor habits like these can lead to significant dental issues, like cavities and gum disease, it is important to note that they can affect your overall health as well. In fact, decades of research have found that poor oral care can weaken your immune system and leave you vulnerable to conditions like heart and lung disease. Therefore, a dentist is sharing how your dental care impacts your health, as well as six good dental habits to start today.

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4 Common Dental Emergencies (and How to Prevent Them!)

August 10, 2020

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Woman experiencing tooth pain

On a typical summer evening, heading to your local theatre to watch the newest movie would be a must. In light of the current pandemic, you decide an at-home movie night will do the trick. After setting up your TV, dimming the lights, and popping a fresh bag of popcorn (with butter!), you plop down on your couch for a relaxing night ahead. But before the opening credits are over, your teeth come down hard on a rogue kernel and you immediately feel pain stemming from your mouth. Goodbye movie night, hello dentist!

To prevent this from happening to you, read on for common dental emergencies, as well as prevention and treatment options.

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