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Dr. Terry F. Rakowsky Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Blog

How Dental Implants Can Save You Money in the Long Run

August 5, 2023

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3D render of a dental implant

Dental implants often come with a reputation – they’re seen as the pricier option when it comes to replacing missing teeth. But what many don’t realize is that these implants can save you a considerable amount of money and hassle over the years. Let’s delve into how.

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Will My Dental Insurance Pay for Sedation?

July 11, 2023

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female patient under dental sedation

You’re nervous about your upcoming visit to the dentist. You recently learned that you need to have a dental crown put into place because of a damaged tooth, but you’re too afraid to undergo treatment. You know that taking care of it sooner rather than later is best, especially since it can become costlier and more invasive the longer you wait. But is sedation covered by dental insurance? Read on to find out what role your insurance company will play should you opt to receive sedation at your upcoming appointment.

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What’s This Bad Taste In My Mouth?

June 8, 2023

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someone sticking their tongue out in disgust

One of the reasons why dentists are so important is that it can be really hard for the average person to tell exactly what it is that’s happening with your smile. Things like discoloration can mean lots of different things, and picking out the exact cause takes years of expertise.

Having a bitter taste in your mouth, for example, is something you should probably talk to a dentist about dealing with. Until you can meet them in person, here are a few possibilities you may want to consider.

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Does a Sensitive Tooth Need Emergency Care?

May 25, 2023

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A woman experiencing tooth sensitivity

Perhaps you don’t think a sensitive tooth is a big deal. Many people, after all, have body aches from time to time. However, sensitivity in your teeth may point to severe problems. In fact, it could signal that you have an urgent oral issue. You may thus wonder: “Is my tooth sensitivity a dental emergency?” Luckily, your Doylestown dentist can answer that question. Read on to learn the causes of sensitive teeth, when the sensitivity is urgent, and how a dentist can treat it.

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What Problems Can Cosmetic Bonding Fix?

April 30, 2023

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Man having cosmetic bonding procedure

If you’re not happy with the way your teeth look, you’re not alone. Although you know cosmetic dentistry can help, you’re not made of money. You don’t have to be rich or famous to revamp your pearly whites because you have more options than ever to address common concerns, like chips or stains. Cosmetic bonding ranks among the most popular elective services every year and for good reasons. It offers a lot of bang for your buck. Here’s how you can turn the smile of your dreams into reality without it costing you an arm or a leg.

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Do Veneers Need to Be Made Out Of Porcelain?

March 12, 2023

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patient being fit for veneers

Even if you aren’t all that familiar with veneers, odds are that you’ve seen them before without ever even realizing it. If you’ve ever wondered how Hollywood celebrities get those beautifully white smiles, veneers are often the answer!

You may also know that veneers are often made out of porcelain, but that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. There are other materials that your dentist can use to give you the smile you’ve been looking for. If you’re curious, here’s a guide to what your veneers can be made of.

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What Questions Should You Ask at Your Dental Implant Consultation?

January 11, 2023

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dental implant consultation in Doylestown

Tired of having gaps in your smile? Not only can they affect your self-esteem, but they can increase your risk of oral health issues and make it difficult to perform simple everyday tasks, such as eating and speaking. Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer from tooth loss forever. Dental implants are a game-changer, allowing you to enjoy a complete and fully functioning bite once again. Before starting the process, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with your dentist to ensure they’re the right option for you. If you want to feel confident that you’re making the best choice for your smile, make sure you ask the following questions during your appointment.

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Why Do You Have a Bump on Your Gums?

December 15, 2022

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A close-up of a bump on gums

Unfortunately, oral health isn’t always cut and dry. Outside of tooth decay and cavities, some mouth issues are tough for patients to diagnose. That fact is especially true when it comes to having a bump on your gums. While often harmless, this issue sometimes signals a severe dental problem. It’s thus crucial to know the signs a gum bump needs medical attention. Fortunately, your Doylestown dentist can give you the lowdown. Here are some common causes for a bump on gums and when to see your dental practice for help.

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4 Reasons to Regularly See Your Dentist When You Have Full Dentures

November 24, 2022

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a patient looking in the mirror after a dental cleaning

Whether you’ve just received your new full dentures or you’ve been wearing them for years, it’s crucial for you to continue your routine oral up-keep, like scheduling bi-annual checkups and cleanings with your dentist. Even with from acrylic and porcelain replacement teeth, your oral health can still be compromised if your smile isn’t being cared for properly. Read on to learn four reasons why regular visits with your dentist are crucial, even with full dentures.

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How Can You Fix Small Teeth?

November 10, 2022

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a dentist holding up color matching tools to a patient's teeth

When you catch a glimpse of your smile in a photo or the mirror, is the first thing that you notice that your teeth appear small or short, making your whole smile seem unsymmetrical? Not only can this grating feeling wear down your confidence in your smile, but it can also impact how you interact with people by keeping you from letting your smile show. Fortunately, if having small teeth makes you feel these ways, your cosmetic dentist has a solution. Read on to learn how you can fix small or short teeth to make your grin appear more symmetrical.

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