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Ten Questions to Ask Your Cosmetic Dentist

January 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 11:21 pm
cosmetic dentist talking with patient in waco

Each year, millions of people choose cosmetic dentistry as an option to transform their smiles. Maybe you’ve decided to set up a cosmetic dental consultation with your dentist to learn more about the options you have. Before you speak with them, your Waco dentist suggests ten great questions you can come to the table with so that you’re fully aware of what to expect.

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How Do Dentists Color-Match Dental Crowns?

December 12, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 11:16 pm
Closeup of dental crown in Waco on white background

When you think of your dentist, you probably don’t think of them as an artist or sculptor. However, the truth is that dentistry is a unique blend of healthcare and artistry. After all, it’s important that your pearly whites look as good as they feel when it comes to repairing them with fillings, cosmetic bonding, dental crowns in Waco, and other restorations! Your dentist uses a keen eye and a variety of techniques to pick the shade of your dental work so that the end results blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. Read on to learn more about this fascinating process!

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4 Tips to Help You Understand Your Dental Insurance

November 18, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 10:11 pm
dental insurance

Dental insurance is very useful when it come to allowing patients to receive affordable and essential dental care, but it works quite a bit differently for medical insurance. Because of this, many people find it difficult to fully understand so they can maximize their benefits. That’s why your dentist in Waco is here to help. Continue reading to learn a few things about dental insurance that will help you understand it so you can get the most out of your plan.

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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

October 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 6:05 pm
dental implant replacing missing bottom tooth

In terms of replacing missing teeth, dental implants are often considered the gold standard. After all, they’re the only option that recreates the entire structure of the lost tooth, from the root up through the crown. But just how long do dental implants last? Truthfully, dental implant lifespan varies from patient to patient based on multiple factors, including your general health and your dedication to oral hygiene. Continue reading to learn more about how long you can expect your dental implants to last.

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Does Everyone Have Wisdom Teeth?

August 10, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 7:14 pm
dentist showing dental x-ray to patient who needs wisdom tooth extractions in Waco

In late high school and early college, you couldn’t go more than a week without hearing someone talk about getting their wisdom teeth removed. It seemed like a rite of passage you had to experience in order to fully become an adult. As the years went on, you never felt the wisdom tooth pain that your friends said they felt. You started to wonder if you even had wisdom teeth at all. Do some people just not have wisdom teeth? Keep reading to find out whether everyone needs wisdom tooth extractions in Waco.

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4 Helpful Tips to Maintaining a Healthy Smile While on Vacation

July 6, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 6:48 pm
a young woman wearing a hat and smiling while on the beach

It’s summertime, and you and your family are preparing for a beautiful week-long getaway to an island in the Caribbean. While packing, you suddenly ask yourself if there is anything you need to ensure your smile remains healthy, intact, and feeling its best while you’re away. After all, you don’t want to miss lounging on the beach because of a nagging toothache that won’t go away. To help you prepare, a family dentist in Waco shares 4 tips you can use to make sure you and your smile remain in optimal shape while on vacation.

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Summer Is the Perfect Time to Straighten Your Smile with ClearCorrect!

June 10, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 8:48 pm
woman smiling in the sunset after wearing clear braces in Waco

Summer is finally here! Even though this summer is drastically different from those in years past, you can still enjoy plenty of social distant outdoor activities with friends and family. Of course, the one thing that happens at most of these gatherings is picture-taking. If you have crooked teeth, this can fill you with dread. Since you’re an adult, maybe you feel like you’ve missed the boat when it comes to straightening your smile. After all, you don’t want to wear braces and look like a dorky teenager again. Fortunately, ClearCorrect can align your smile discreetly and without any metal. Keep reading below to learn more about these clear braces in Waco.

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Here’s What To Expect After You Have A Root Canal

June 5, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 4:00 pm
A dentist performs root canal therapy in Waco

The success of any medical procedure depends on patients following the right steps after treatment. If you’re thinking about receiving root canal therapy in Waco, it’s important to be aware of the proper aftercare procedures so that your recovery is pain free and your dentist can place the final crown easily. In the following article, you’ll learn about the proper steps to take at home so your mouth can heal properly.

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Simple Hand Hygiene Tips to Keep You Safe From COVID-19

May 18, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 12:50 am
Someone practicing great hand hygiene by washing their hands thoroughly

According to mothers around the world as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regular handwashing is the best way to prevent the spread of germs. Great hand hygiene is an excellent way to protect yourself from viral illnesses like a cold, the flu, and COVID-19. While the number one way to keep yourself safe from the coronavirus is to limit your exposure to it, washing your hands frequently is essential to staying healthy throughout the quarantine as well. Your Central Texas dentist shares some simple yet effective hand hygiene tips that can help keep you and your loved ones healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Urgent VS Non-Urgent Dental Emergencies During COVID-19

April 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 9:19 pm
pained man at home wondering if he has an urgent dental emergency

To slow the spread of the current COVID-19 pandemic and keep their patients and staff safe, nearly all dental practices in the nation have chosen to temporarily close. Many are adhering to high standards of sanitization to keep their offices safe while they continue to handle dental emergencies throughout quarantine. However, if you can treat your dental issues at home until stay at home orders have been lifted, you’ll be safer from the coronavirus. Here’s how to tell if you’re experiencing an urgent emergency or if you can handle your situation at home until your dentist reopens.

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