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Your Dental Insurance: It’s Time to Use It or Lost It!

October 28, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcoleman @ 9:05 pm
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Dental insurance can be downright confusing, but this is unfortunately by design. Each year, billions of dollars’ worth of dental benefits are wasted simply because patients don’t know how to take advantage of their insurance plans. Thankfully, with the right knowledge, you can maximize your insurance benefits to keep your pockets full. But how can you get the most out of your insurance? Read on to learn the answer!


Creative Ways to Greet Your Dentist During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 6, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcoleman @ 1:17 am

Woman using a hug alternative greetingOur daily lives have changed significantly in the past few months. You have been spending more time at home and only going out for essentials. When you do make it to the grocery store, you’ve been wearing cloth face coverings and keeping your distance from others. The same thing goes for the dentist’s office. As much as your dental team loves you and wants to greet you with a hug or a handshake, it’s important to take precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t greet the staff. Read on to learn some creative hug alternatives to try for your next visit.


Does Getting a Straighter Smile with Invisalign Hurt?

February 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcoleman @ 12:07 am

Smiling woman holding Invisalign aligner out in front of herThe unique advantages of Invisalign clear aligners has appealed to more than 8 million teens and adults around the world. These removable aligners are easy to care for, blend in with almost any lifestyle, and gently transform your teeth into a straighter smile. In fact, they’re even touted to be much more comfortable than traditional metal braces. However, it’s incorrect to assume that these aligners cause no discomfort at all. Read on as your Fort Worth dentist answers the question: “Does Invisalign hurt?”


Want Whiter Teeth? These Foods Can Help Brighten Your Smile

December 7, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcoleman @ 11:07 pm

Healthy, teeth-whitening foodsIf you’re an avid coffee drinker, a wine connoisseur, or you just really like dark colored sodas, your pearly whites might not be as bright as they used to be. In fact, there’s a long list of foods and drinks that can stain and discolor your teeth, including marinara sauce, sports drinks, and berries. In a world full of things that can darken your smile, did you know that some foods can help your teeth look whiter? These natural teeth whiteners might be as close and available to you as your kitchen! While they won’t whiten your teeth as well or as quickly as your dentist, these healthy additions to your diet can brighten your teeth and leave you smiling!


Don’t Let Your Dental Insurance Benefits Disappear!

November 5, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcoleman @ 1:27 am

Patient smiling at dentist office

Male dentist, his assistant and female patient in dental practice

As you crisscross town shopping for ingredients for Thanksgiving dinner or buying early Christmas presents, scheduling an appointment with a dentist in Fort Worth may not be near the top of your to-do list. However, waiting until 2020 for your next dental visit will likely mean losing out on some of your hard-earned dental insurance benefits! Why? Most dental insurance plans reset at the beginning of every year, with any unused benefits returning to the insurance company’s pocket. Don’t let your hard-earned money go to waste! Here is how to maximize your dental insurance benefits before the end of the year.

What Should You Do During a Dental Emergency?

October 12, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcoleman @ 4:10 pm

person sitting on the floor and holding their mouth in painDealing with a dental emergency can be a stressful hassle. Because they always occur at the most inconvenient times, it can be difficult to get to a professional immediately. When you’re prepared to handle the situation, you can reduce the risk of further damaging your mouth and ease your discomfort. Whether it’s a severe toothache or a broken tooth, contacting your emergency dentist is always the best first step to take. Read on to familiarize yourself with what happens during a dental dilemma, so you can be prepared to handle any situation. (more…)

What Can Cause A Loose Dental Implant in Fort Worth?

April 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcoleman @ 3:42 pm

person holding their mouthGetting a dental implant in Fort Worth is a huge commitment. You want to take care of your new smile so it can be long-lasting. You noticed that a couple of them have recently begun to shift in your mouth. Unsure of whether it’s a serious problem or just your body adjusting to your new smile, you don’t know what to do. Being able to recognize the telltale symptoms of loose dental implants can help you know when to contact your dentist to avoid more issues. Read on to learn how to recognize loose implants and what causes them to begin to shift. (more…)

4 Common Mistakes Associated with Teeth Whitening Treatment

March 19, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcoleman @ 7:44 pm

before and after results of teeth whiteningIf you think whitening your teeth at home is easy, cost-effective, and convenient, you’re right, it is. However, is it always the most effective way to do it? Definitely not. When buying teeth whitening kits from the drug store, you run the risk of not only harming your teeth but wasting valuable time and money, too. If you want to know more about the various mistakes you can make by using over-the-counter whitening kits, here are 4 common mistakes associated with teeth whitening and why there’s no better option than seeing a professional to get the job done.


3 Crazy Teeth Whitening Methods That Sound Too Good to Be True

March 9, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcoleman @ 3:55 pm

teeth-whitening-crazy-solutionsHave you heard about the latest teeth whitening treatments the stars are using? Are you willing to take a leap of faith to try it before talking to your dentist? While it may seem harmless, you could potentially cause significant damage to your teeth if you’re not careful. While the safest and most effective way to whiten your teeth is with professional teeth whitening, here are 3 crazy methods that may or may not give you the results you want.

I’m Looking for Boosted Confidence, Can Dental Implants Help?

February 16, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcoleman @ 5:07 pm

Older woman smilingIf you’re missing one or more teeth, you may be all too familiar with the self-consciousness and embarrassment that gaps in your smile can cause. If you’re considering a replacement option, dental implants give you more confidence and a higher quality of life than any other solution. Keep reading to see how dental implants can give you a healthy, beautiful, and functional smile that results in a lifetime of confidence.


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