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April 26, 2022

Use Your Tax Refund to Invest in Your Smile

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Calculator and cash on tableThe deadline to file 2021 tax returns is right around the corner; however, many Americans have already received their refunds. If the extra money is burning a hole in your pocket, don’t spend it on a frivolous purchase. Instead, invest the cash in your smile. The health and appearance of your teeth and gums are directly linked to better confidence and career prospects. If it has been a while since your last dental appointment, here are 3 ways to use your tax refund to achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve. 

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December 13, 2021

5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

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person smiling in front of 2022 balloons

For many, New Year’s eve symbolizes endings and new beginnings. They look back at everything that accomplished in the past year, what they hope to accomplish in the new one, and how they want to feel by the end of the next 365-day cycle. Though New Year’s resolutions are a great way to motivate yourself to eat better or to exercise, they can also help you improve your oral health. Read on for five ideas for resolutions that will help you achieve the healthy smile you desire!

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November 10, 2021

How Regularly Visiting Your Dentist Can Bulk Up Your Savings

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It’s officially that magical time of the year everyone looks forward to – the holiday season! Many people are looking for ways to reduce their expenses in preparation for all the gift-giving and festivities that are to come. Some might think that skipping checkups and cleanings is a good way to save money, but it can actually do the opposite. Going without these preventive services can cost you much more in the long run. That said, here’s how regularly visiting your dentist in Bellingham can bulk up your savings.

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July 14, 2021

What Should I Expect During My Dental Implant Consultation?

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patient and dentist talking during dental implant consultation

Are you considering getting dental implants? They’re one of the most effective solutions for missing teeth, restoring a smile that looks, feels, and acts just like your old one! But wait – before you start your journey, a dental implant consultation is necessary to ensure you’re a good candidate. Read along to learn what you can expect during your initial visit with your Bellingham dentist.  

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June 11, 2021

Enjoy These Delicious Summer Foods with Dental Implants!

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older couple eating summer foods

The summer months are known for sunny weather, fun with family and friends and barbecues. Like most people, you look forward to enjoying the many food delights that the season has to offer. Unfortunately, not having a full set of teeth can limit your culinary possibilities. Thankfully, there is a solution that will allow you to eat all the summer foods you love: dental implants. Continue reading to learn about this amazing smile solution!

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May 2, 2021

Why There Is No Better Time to Get Dental Implants Than Summer

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Are you missing teeth? It is a common problem that 178 million Americans are dealing with. Fortunately, just because you have gaps in your smile now doesn’t mean that you need to deal with this for the rest of your life. There are a variety of tooth replacement options out there that can help you get your smile back, like dental implants. They are a preferred option by dentists and patients alike because of their many benefits. There is no better time to invest in dental implants than this summer. Read on to learn why.

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April 7, 2021

5 Reason to Avoid Bargain Dental Implants

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Are you thinking about getting dental implants? They are one of the most advanced and efficient options when it comes to replacing missing teeth. There are so many benefits, including the fact that implants prevent jawbone deterioration, are long lasting, and don’t require any eating restrictions once they completely heal. However, if you choose bargain dental implants, you could be in for a world of trouble. Continue reading to learn the dangers of getting dental implants for cheap.

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February 28, 2021

3 Types of Dental Implants

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Model showing types of dental implants.If you’re missing a tooth or two, you have more options than ever to replace your missing teeth; however, only one solution replicates the root. A dental implant rebuilds the entire structure of the tooth. As a result, it allows you to enjoy a nearly perfect recreation of your natural smile. Depending on your severity of tooth loss, your treatment plan will vary. Believe it or not, there are 3 types of dental implants, so which is the right one for you? Here’s what you need to know to make the best decision for your smile.

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January 7, 2021

The Key to Great Oral Health: Schedule Your Checkup Early in the Year

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If you weren’t already aware, your dental insurance benefits restart at the beginning of each year, and most plans typically cover 100 percent of the cost of two checkups and cleanings that are spaced-out between six months. To start your year off right and squeeze both of your appointments in, be sure to schedule your checkup and cleaning at the beginning of 2021. Read on to learn more about what makes these routine preventive appointments so critical in maintaining good oral health.

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Avoid Dental Emergencies Throughout the Year

It’s safe to say that 2020 was a pretty chaotic year that most people are happy to leave behind them. The looming threat of financial insecurity along with getting sick may have caused your anxiety to peak. In the new year, you can take small preventive steps to keep more unpredictable situations from occurring, like painful and shocking dental emergencies.

By visiting your dentist for a checkup and cleaning early on in the year, you can treat any small issues that may have developed within the last six months of seeing your dentist. Not only will treating them early-on minimize the damage they cause to your smile, but it will likely keep you from needing to visit your emergency dentist.

Build a Good At-Home Routine with Your Dentist’s Guidance

If you keep getting cavities and you’re just not sure why, with your dentist’s guidance at your bi-annual appointment, you can optimize your at-home oral hygiene routine and keep your oral health on the right track throughout the year. Your dentist can provide you with toothpaste and toothbrush recommendations specific to your needs, teach you the proper brushing and flossing technique, and even alert you to areas of your mouth that you may not be brushing as well as other areas.

Learn How Bad Oral Habits are Impacting You

If you smoke or chew tobacco or bite your nails, you’re at a greater risk of developing oral infections, experiencing dental damage, and being diagnosed with oral conditions like cancer. If your dentist begins noticing the early effects of these habits, they can alert you to how they’re impacting your oral health and help you make small steps towards quitting them. With professional guidance and the right resources, you can gradually improve your oral and overall wellbeing.

Make the New Year a Good One!

By scheduling your routine checkup and cleaning with your dentist at the beginning of 2021, you’ll be able to rest-assured that you can avoid stressful and painful oral situations down the road, making your year that much more enjoyable.

About the Practice

At Moreno & Young Dental, our team consists of three highly experienced, friendly, and skilled dentists who do everything they can to optimize their patients’ oral health. By offering comprehensive dental care, our team is able to help children, teens, adults, and seniors develop excellent oral practices to preserve their smile for a lifetime. If you haven’t scheduled your family’s checkups and cleanings yet, be sure to do so by visiting Moreno & Young Dental’s website or calling 360-676-0642.

December 8, 2020

5 Best and Worst Holiday Foods

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Holiday foods at dentist in Bellingham. Besides the bright decorations and thoughtful gifts, the holiday season wouldn’t be the same without amazing food. Unfortunately, if you aren’t careful, the foods and drinks you consume can leave a lasting mark on your smile. Thankfully, you can still enjoy your favorite snacks and meals without compromising your dental health. Your dentist in Bellingham has a list of the best and worst foods for your smile during the holidays.

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