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Smilers Clear Aligners

What is invisible orthodontics? Oral infections don’t just stay in your mouth, they can affect the whole body. Using Smilers® Clear Aligners for orthodontic treatments makes daily oral hygiene easier, which is better for overall health. Dentofacial orthopedics is not only “the art of straightening crooked teeth", It is also a preventive measure that provides you with working…
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Patient Service Plan

Patient Service Plan By Garvin Dentistry Garvin Dentistry will be offering an in-house Dental Service Plan for individuals without traditional dental insurance. We understand that traditional dental insurance premiums can be expensive while often not covering the best treatment for patients. We also understand the importance of affordable dentistry. In an effort to help provide…
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Dental Insurance, is it keeping up with the Times?

In the early seventies, most Dental Insurance Plans covered $1000.00 to $1500.00 of dental work per year, per person, and the employer was paying all of the premiums. In 1972 crowns cost around $400.00 each and the insurance paid 80%, a patient could get 3 to 4 crowns, some fillings and 2 cleanings done and…
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Embarrassed About Your Breath?

Unpleasant breath odor is not something anyone wants to have! We’re all probably a little self-conscious about our breath, aren’t we? Especially after a meal full of garlic or onions! But that’s temporary bad breath. Let’s talk about chronic, persistent oral malodor. So what causes it? And better yet, how do you get rid of…
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Cavity Prevention

Dental caries or cavities are a condition where acid degrades the tooth enamel and over time will expose the inner portion of the tooth called dentin. Dentin, being softer than enamel, is much less resistant to decay. It is for this reason that any decay that enters the dentin will require a filling to halt…
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