Medicare & Dental Health

Although most people bristle when their “Welcome Packet” arrives from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the organization offers several benefits for senior citizens. The only problem is that most seniors these days rebuff the idea that they have entered their Golden Years. Nevertheless, AARP provides tips and tricks that people in a particular age group may benefit by employing. For example, the AARP website lists hints for leveraging Medicare coverage for dental benefits

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Happy National Oral Health Month

Each June, dentists across the country celebrate National Oral Health. Sponsored by the American Dental Association (ADA), Oral Health Month reminds us about the importance of good oral hygiene. This includes brushing at least twice daily, flossing, and making regular visits to the dentist. These habits not only keep your mouth healthy but also contribute to better overall health. 

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Missing Teeth: Implants

Part 3 of a 3-Part Series

Nearly 180 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Furthermore, 40 million Americans are missing even more than one. As we age, the problem worsens. In fact, 30 percent of adults between the ages of 65-74 years have no natural teeth. Thankfully, in 2022, options abound. Two weeks ago, we began a three-week series examining three solutions to missing teeth. On week one, we covered dentures. The second blog focused on dental bridges. This week, we tackle the final solution to missing teeth – implants.

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Missing Teeth: Dental Bridges

Part 2 of a 3-Part series

The American College of Prosthodontists, reports that nearly 180 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. What’s more, about 40 million Americans are missing even more than one of their pearly whites. Furthermore, as we age, the problem worsens. In fact, 30 percent of adults between 65-74 years old have no natural teeth. The good news? In 2022, options abound. Last week, we started a three-week series which examines three solutions to missing teeth. Last week, we covered dentures. Click here to read that post. This week, we’ll focus on bridges. Then, next week, we will tackle the final solution to missing teeth – implants.

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Missing Teeth: Dentures

Part 1 of a 3-Part Series

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and about 40 million Americans are missing even more teeth. And as we age, the problem only worsens. In fact, 30 percent of adults between 65-74 years old have no natural teeth. The good news? In 2022, options abound. In this blog post, we’ll examine three solutions, while focusing this week on dentures. Check back over the next two weeks, when we will cover two other ways to handle missing teeth (bridges and implants.)  

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Happy Save Your Tooth Month

May is Root Canal Awareness Month

The American Association of Endodontics declares May as Save Your Tooth Month. Previously known as Root Canal Awareness Month, the annual campaign is designed to call attention to the importance of saving natural teeth. Despite the fact most people see each other in the real-world wearing masks that cover their pearly whites, dental health remains of paramount importance. What’s more, when you’re on Zoom, your smile is on display for all the all the virtual world to see. 

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Don’t Crack Up

How to avoid cracking your teeth

Have you ever heard a tooth crack inside your mouth? Unless you’ve chipped or broken a tooth, you may not be familiar with the terrifying sound. But take our word for it; few other things strike more terror than the unnerving snap of a canine, incisor, pre-molar or molar. In this blog post, we examine tooth structure and offer suggestions for avoiding some foods and activities that could introduce you to the unsettling noise and other associated broken-tooth horrors. 

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All About Dental Implants

Rise of Cosmetic Dentistry
Before King Louis the 14th, people let their teeth rot until they fell out of their gums or went to the dentist to have them pulled but not replaced. But because Louis was plagued by dental problems his entire life and because he placed such a premium on appearance, French society took notice, still opting for extraction but willingly investing in attractive false teeth. Born with two teeth already in his mouth, Louis’ teeth were eventually pulled. As a result, he suffered large maxillary bone defect, which negatively affected his ability to communicate.

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Is Cosmetic Dentistry for You?

Although many people wouldn’t count visiting the dentist among their most favorite activities, there is nothing nicer than feeling confident enough to smile. And a brilliant smile requires not just regular flossing and brushing but frequent visits to a dentist, for professional treatment of teeth and gums.  Unsightly dental flaws can negatively impact dental confidence. If the flaws you perceive about your teeth make you afraid to smile, cosmetic dentistry might be right for you. At Blue Ocean Dentistry, we aim to change your opinion about dentistry. We don’t want you to dread visiting the dentist. We want you to look forward to your preventative dental cleanings, which are designed to help keep you out of the procedure chair. 

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Crowns: Dr. Fred Wong Crowns Patients Like Royalty

As a full-service dentist whose office is in Glendora, Dr. Fred Wong, of Blue Ocean Dentistry, offers a wide variety of services. By doing a full exam and taking X-rays, when appropriate, Dr. Wong and his staff will determine how to get to the root of your dental problems, whether you are missing teeth, experience oral and/or jaw pain or if you aren’t happy with your smile. One of the dozens of services the Blue Ocean Dentistry team provides are dental crowns and bridges.  

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