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Which Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment Is Right for You?

August 11, 2022

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woman pointing at her smile after her cosmetic dentistry treatment

When you smile, do you hide your teeth? Are your teeth generally healthy but not quite what you want? Do you feel self-conscious about your teeth in professional or social situations?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then cosmetic dentistry may provide the perfect solution. Here’s how you can take advantage of what cosmetic dentistry has to offer and find the right treatment for you.

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Have a Black Line Around Your Dental Crown? Here’s Why!

July 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cobb @ 5:25 pm
Patient looking at dental crown in dentist's mirror

With roughly 90% of Americans having at least one cavity by their 21st birthday, it’s safe to say that tooth decay continues to be a prevalent concern. The good news is that restorative dentistry can rebuild the look and function of your smile in just a few appointments. After a few months, however, you may begin to notice a black line around your dental crown. Is this normal? Is there anything you can do to fix it? To learn the answers to these questions and more, read on!

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What to Expect When Recovering From Full Mouth Reconstruction

June 17, 2022

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Man smiling after full mouth reconstruction in Odessa

Do you have several damaged or decayed teeth? Are you struggling with so many dental flaws that you don’t even know where to start? When there are a variety of dental issues to correct, it might not be possible to get the results you’re looking for with a single treatment. Fortunately, you can still get a healthier, more beautiful smile with a full mouth reconstruction in Odessa! These personalized treatment plans offer a streamlined way to get all the care you need as quickly and efficiently as possible. Since every patient’s treatment plan will look different, you may not know exactly what to expect while recovering from your various procedures. Read on to learn more about what it’s like to heal after some of the most common treatments used for full mouth reconstruction.

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Veneers vs. Crowns: Which One’s Right for Your Smile?

April 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cobb @ 9:43 pm
man smiling while visiting in dentist in Odessa

Making decisions for your oral health requires a lot of thought and research. If you want to restore your teeth and enhance their appearance, you may have trouble deciding between veneers and crowns. Both services are equally capable of improving the look and function of your smile! However, there are some notable differences you should take into consideration when making your final decision. With that in mind, here’s what you should know about the differences between the two services and learn how to choose the best one for your smile.

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Dental Implant Consult: Important Questions to Ask!

February 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cobb @ 4:38 pm
Woman smiling during her implant consultation

Are you considering dental implants? Congratulations! You’re on your way toward a beautiful, healthy, and strong set of teeth. Beginning this process can be a little overwhelming, which is why a trained implant dentist has included some important questions to have handy during your consultation. Read on to prepare yourself and get started on this amazing tooth replacement!

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3 Reasons to Take Advantage of Your Dental Benefits Before They Expire

November 1, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cobb @ 10:30 pm
woman visiting dentist for a checkup

Are you the type of dental patient who is diligent with your routine checkups, or are you lucky if you make it to one appointment each year? If you have dental insurance, it should spur you to take advantage of the money you can save. Unfortunately, many policyholders lose thousands of dollars because they let their plan expire without using available funds. To keep this from happening to you, here are three reasons you should maximize your dental insurance benefits before saying goodbye to 2021.

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Should I Choose Professional Teeth Whitening Over a Store-Bought Kit?

August 7, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cobb @ 10:40 pm
a patient undergoing professional teeth whitening

You know you’re tired of looking in the mirror only to be met with teeth that are plagued with dull and yellowed stains. You want to see a vibrant, beautiful, and younger-looking smile that helps you exude confidence wherever you go. But when it comes to deciding between professional teeth whitening or a store-bought kit, which one should you choose? A local dentist explains why it is better to entrust someone with experience to brighten your smile than to try and do it on your own with one of the many over-the-counter brands.

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You Asked, We Answered: How Close to an Event Should I Whiten My Teeth?

July 31, 2021

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Woman with white teeth smiling at an event

Last year, graduations went virtual, weddings were postponed, and milestone celebrations were put off indefinitely as the cases of the novel COVID-19 virus skyrocketed. Fortunately, this summer looks quite different! As a result, you likely have a handful of events to attend before fall rolls around. If your once-white smile has taken on a dull appearance since quarantine, you may be wondering, “How close to an event should I whiten my teeth?” Here’s the answer.

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Why Summer Is the Best Time to Get Your Teeth Whitened

May 26, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cobb @ 12:38 pm
Closeup of woman with white teeth smiling outside

Have you noticed that dental discoloration has begun to dull your smile? If so, you probably already tried the store-bought brightening products that overpromise and underdeliver time and time again. To get the truly beautiful results you desire, you need to talk to your cosmetic dentist. From there, they can create a personalized treatment plan based on a variety of factors, including the cause of the discoloration and any existing restorations you have. The best part? Summer is the best time to undergo a teeth whitening treatment! Here’s why.

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Dental Insurance 101: 4 Things You Need to Know

October 18, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cobb @ 9:53 pm
a stack of money with dental instruments laying on top of it

If you’re like most patients, understanding dental insurance can lead to countless headaches and overwhelming concern. How much will my insurer pay? Am I covered for a root canal? Will I go over my annual maximum if I undergo a tooth extraction right now? These questions are commonly asked by individuals just like you – people who want to improve their oral health but are unsure how much it will cost. To help you better understand how dental insurance works, a dentist in Odessa shares a few tips that will hopefully make you more comfortable when making decisions about upcoming treatment.

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