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4 Reasons to Schedule a Dental Checkup Early

December 17, 2020

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Man at dentist for a dental checkup.Believe it or not, the new year is right around the corner which means your insurance benefits are about to be reinstated. Although you have all year to use them before they expire, it’s best to schedule your next dental checkup and cleaning early in the year. Here are 4 reasons to visit your dentist right after the holidays.

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5 Surprising Medical Conditions Your Dental Checkup Can Reveal

December 12, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drrauchberg @ 5:32 pm
dentist and patient discussing medical issues at dental checkups

Has your dentist ever discovered something that surprised you during your dental checkups? Maybe it was a small crack you couldn’t see or a cavity that hadn’t started to hurt yet. Dental professionals are highly trained to spot issues that we can’t see or feel, including problems with our overall health. In fact, studies suggest that over 90% of systemic conditions present symptoms in your mouth that your dentist may notice before you do. Here are five health issues your dentist may be able to detect during your dental checkup.

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Uninsured? A Dental Savings Plan May Be for You

December 7, 2020

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Piggy bank for dental savings plan.Nowadays, more Americans than ever have private dental insurance; however, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates at least 108 million people don’t have coverage. If your employer doesn’t offer benefits, you might believe you can’t afford to see your dentist, but that isn’t the case. A dental savings plan may be an option for you. You can enjoy the personalized services you need without breaking the bank.

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How to Battle the 4 Most Common Winter Mouth Issues

November 24, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drrauchberg @ 3:13 pm
Woman in gray sweater against a yellow background holding the side of her mouth in pain

When cold weather arrives, we know it’s time to pull out the fleece and wool. You may throw on a sweater or coat to combat lower temperatures, but our bodies aren’t the only things affected by the chill in the air.  Increased tooth sensitivity and dry mouth are just two of the issues that many people deal with when winter hits. Keep reading to learn simple ways you can protect yourself from and resolve common winter mouth issues.

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Why the End of the Year Is the Time to Start Invisalign

November 12, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drrauchberg @ 2:57 am
Woman with Invisalign

Do you want to get on a path towards a straighter smile? Invisalign is a great option that has many benefits over traditional teeth straightening options. Not only will you have increased comfort throughout your treatment, but you won’t need to deal with metal brackets and wires, and you won’t have any eating restrictions. Now that the year is coming to a close, you may want to consider starting the treatment. Continue reading to learn why you should start now and what you can expect to be covered by insurance.

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4 Easy Ways to Help You Remember Your Dental Appointment

November 4, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drrauchberg @ 9:31 am
Calendar with a red push pin and the word "appointment" on a date

You’re in your kitchen preparing dinner when the thought hits you: there’s something I forgot! But what is it? You look at your calendar and realize you forgot your dental appointment this morning. Forgetting a dental checkup or cleaning when you don’t have any noticeable dental issues is very common. But you don’t want to get into the habit of skipping dental visits. Here are a few tips to help you keep up with your dentist appointments.

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Avoid Becoming a Statistic! Use Your Dental Benefits Before They Expire

October 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drrauchberg @ 4:57 pm
a middle-aged woman wearing a navy blouse and smiling after using her dental insurance to receive necessary care

The end of 2020 is right around the corner. If you were to look at your dental insurance policy, there is a good chance you’ve yet to use your benefits to the fullest extent. If you want to avoid losing thousands of dollars to your insurance company come midnight on December 31, a local dentist shares a few helpful ways you can take advantage of your coverage to ensure you have a healthier smile and fuller wallet when 2021 arrives.

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5 Ways That Regular Dental Checkups Can Save You Money

October 19, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drrauchberg @ 9:16 pm
dental team member discussing dental insurance with two patients

If someone told you that going to the dentist more often could cost you less money later on, you might assume they were pulling your leg, but it’s true! Routine dental visits can minimize the need for extensive, costly treatments down the road. This is especially true if you have dental insurance, as your unused benefits will disappear once the year ends. To save money on dental care, continue reading to learn five reasons why regular checkups can save you money. You’ll discover why, when it comes to dentistry, an ounce of prevention is truly worth a pound of cure!

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits

October 13, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drrauchberg @ 10:14 pm
Coins and model tooth symbolizing how to maximize dental insurance benefits

You pay for your dental insurance every month and you know it’s important to have, but are you making the most out of your investment? Most people are confused by dental insurance, and as a result, end up avoiding or overpaying for the care they need. Thankfully, understanding a few basic terms and concepts can help you save money while keeping your smile healthy! Your Parsippany dentist shares five practical ways to maximize dental insurance.

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4 Health Conditions That Can Be Caused by Poor Oral Health

September 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drrauchberg @ 2:21 pm
a parent and their child brushing their teeth together to maintain good oral health

The health of your mouth and body are intertwined and can impact each other more than many people realize. That’s not to say that a small oral health problem that you get treated, like a cavity, can manifest illness in another area of your body, but that when left untreated, oral issues can impact your body’s ability to fight off illness. To learn more about how semi-annual visits to your dentist to keep on top of your oral health can help you fight off serious medical issues, keep reading.

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