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Coshocton Dental Savings Plan

August 20th, 2019

Dental insurance is getting more and more expensive these days, and many people find themselves without coverage. Unfortunately, those without insurance will no longer go to the dentist because they fear the cost of uninsured visits.

However, there is no need to fear. Coshocton Dentistry has devised a Dental Savings Plan for those who do not have dental insurance but want to save money on their dental care.

Affordable Dental Coverage

The Coshocton Dentistry savings plan involves a $99 membership per person. That includes your initial exams, x rays, and basic cleaning. And this alone can save you over $250 a year.

Our dental savings plan also saves you money on other dental services, which are discounted around 10 to 20 percent. We found that this is the best way for non-insured people to get the quality dental care that they need and deserve.

Our dental savings plan does not involve plain forms or yearly maximums, deductibles, pre-authorizations, waiting periods, or any other exclusive clauses that many other insurance plans have.

Determine if the Coshocton Dental Savings Plan id Right for You

If you have questions, you can contact our dental insurance experts. They can help you with questions about your current dental insurance plan and also with the Coshocton Dental Savings Plan.

To learn more, contact us or visit us online to see if the Coshocton Dental Savings Plan is right for you and your family.

Why Do We Need All of Our Teeth?

August 13th, 2019

Sometimes our patients will ask us why we really need all of our teeth. Many people might not want to pay for tooth replacement options and think they can just deal with have a missing tooth or two. However, there are many reasons why we need all of our teeth!

The Importance of Having of Your Teeth

Having a full set of teeth as an adult is extremely important in more ways than one. The most essential function of your teeth is to help you chew. But when you have lost a tooth or multiple teeth, for whatever reason, you begin to chew your food differently. After a while, you will not be able to chew your food all the way, and you will start digesting your food wrong as well.

Missing teeth can also affect your speech. The way you talk is strongly reliant on your teeth, and if you are missing one or two, you might have trouble speaking.

After you lose a tooth, your bite changes and your remaining teeth begin to move around in your mouth which can cause TMJ.

Treatments for Tooth Loss

There are a few different ways to replace a tooth, and they all differ in price and depend on the anatomy of the patient as well as their preference.

  • Removable partials
  • Fix bridge
  • Implants

Our goal is to educate our patients on first of all the importance of having all of their teeth and then explaining their options to them. We walk through all of the pros and cons of each treatment so we can arrive at a treatment option that they are comfortable and happy with.

Everyone is different and one option may not be right for you, but it could be the best choice for someone else. The best thing to do would be to consult with us about your options. Contact us at Coshocton Dentistry today or request an appointment online!

Suffering from Constant Headaches? We Can Help!

August 6th, 2019

A common problem that many people suffer from is constant headaches. What most people don't know is that their teeth could be the cause of these never-ending headaches.

What Causes my Headaches?

Bruxism is one of the most common causes of constant headaches, and oftentimes, those who are affected by bruxism are not even aware of it because it occurs during the night while they are sleeping.

What is Bruxism?

Bruxism is the clenching and grinding of your teeth at night. We all do this periodically or in cycles, but some people do it persistently, and it can lead to pain, tension, headaches, earaches, neck pain, and even migraines.

What Causes Bruxism?

No one is 100% sure what causes bruxism, but we know stress is a major factor in addition to hormones, medications you're on, or even sleep apnea.

Treatments for Clenching and Grinding Teeth

Treatment involves careful evaluation and medical history review, review of your medicine, diet, and splint therapy.

Splint therapy is where we use a specifically designed appliance to help guide your jaw to a neutral position to relax the muscles and reduce contractions in pain. It's about 70% successful, and we can significantly reduce the headaches and even sometimes eliminate them.

Other therapies might be muscle relaxers, physical therapy, relaxation techniques, or even sometimes a referral to a headache or pain specialist.

If you suffer from constant headaches and you aren't sure what causes them, it could be that your grinding and clenching your teeth at night. Contact us at Coshocton Dentistry today to make an appointment so we can help you find the solution to your headaches!

Why Do I Have to Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

July 30th, 2019

Everyone has wisdom teeth, but not everyone needs to have them removed. However, it is highly likely that your wisdom teeth will grow in a way that will cause you dental issues in the future. At Coshocton Dentistry, wisdom teeth removal is a very common procedure that we have years and years of experience doing.

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Your wisdom teeth, or third molars, are located in the very back of your mouth and usually don't surface from your gums until your late teenage years. This is the best time to have your wisdom teeth removed because they have not fully grown in and they have not caused you any problems yet.

When Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

The best time to have your wisdom teeth removed is when you are younger. Generally, when you are 18 years old is the best time to have the surgery.

There are multiple reasons that you should have your wisdom teeth removed so early other than the issue they can cause. One reason is that the surgery is much easy for your dentist to complete. Another reason is because you recover from the procedure much faster when you are younger.

What Issues Can My Wisdom Teeth Cause?

Most wisdom teeth come in crooked, so they can disrupt the rest of your teeth after they have fully emerged. Sometimes, wisdom teeth can even grow in horizontally, causing all of your other teeth to shift.

Other times, wisdom teeth will never fully emerge or are impacted, and this can lead to infection, cysts, or damage the roots of other teeth.

If you are a young adult or your child is in their late teenage years, it's time to start thinking about having those wisdom teeth removed. Likewise, if you are an adult who still has their wisdom teeth, chances are you do need them removed. To find out if you need your wisdom teeth removed or to schedule an appointment, visit our website and contact us today!