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When it comes to dental insurance plans and dental procedures, it can be difficult to know where to start. When we’re younger, it’s a lot easier, especially if you’re just on a spouse's family plan; you just make the appointment, and you’re good to go. However, if you’re someone who has recently gotten their own health insurance or has switched to a different provider, finding a dental clinic or office that adheres to your insurance plan can be difficult. Lucky for you, today we’re going to be discussing some of the best ways that you can find a dental provider that is covered by your insurance. Keep reading to learn more, and remember to schedule your appointment with Luxe Dental Spa today!more
The holiday season is upon us! While many of us love the holiday cheer that this next month can bring, they can also bring up feelings of anxiety, especially when it comes to a person's health. Not to mention we are still in the middle of a pandemic. While there won’t be any of the holiday parties or large family gatherings, it can still almost seem impossible to find time to work on yourself this season Even if you do find time, you’re so tired that a workout, a healthy meal, or a dentist appointment is the last thing that you want to do.
Not only are we extremely busy, but the holidays are a time that is surrounded by food and unfortunately that food is not the healthiest for our bodies or our teeth. However, there are things that you can do to avoid diminishing our health. In this blog post we will be discussing some easy ways that you can continue to stay on track with all of your goals this holiday season. Keep reading to learn more!more
Our world is in a current state of unknown, which is extremely difficult for everyone. While our normal routines have been halted and we’re starting to adjust to the “new normal”, there can be a sense of anxiety when it comes to how you’re going to continue to live your normal daily lifestyle and even though things are more open, it's still different. In this blog post, we are going to be discussing some of the ways that you can continue to live a healthy lifestyle during this time, in relationship to your oral health. Keep reading to learn more!
Starting off, we want our patients to know that the dental specialists at Luxe Dental Spa are here for you if you need us. We are currently open for both dental emergencies and also regular and routine dental services. For more information about how we can help you, connect with us directly to set up an appointment.more
All of us know that we should be brushing and flossing our teeth at least twice per day. However, it’s important for us to understand the types of foods that we are eating and how they are either benefiting or harming the health of our mouths. In this blog post we are going to be discussing some of the best and worst foods that you can eat in regards to your oral health. Keep reading to learn more!
Starting off, we want to let all of our patients know that we are open! As of June 1st, we were able to open our doors and start offering our usual services, not just emergency dental work. For more information about scheduling appointments and what our new policies are please connect with us directly. We are more than happy to go over everything to want you to know that the health of our employees, staff, and patients is the most important to us.more
Welcome back to the Luxe Dental Spa blog, where we’re keeping you informed on everything when it comes to the care and health of your teeth! In our latest blog post, we discussed how you can keep your teeth healthy while at home in quarantine due to the fact that we are currently (May 5th, 2020) not open for normal routine procedures. However, we are open for emergency dental procedures only. For more information about our hours and openings, please contact us directly.more
As we all face the current state of a global pandemic, it's so important that you prioritize your health and the health of your family. At Luxe Dental Spa, we are currently closed for all routine and cosmetic services, but we are open for all emergency dental procedures. In this blog post we are going to be giving you some helpful tips to make sure that you’re keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Keep reading to learn more!
Keep Your Normal Brushing/Flossing Routine
Many of us are now working from home and spending more time hanging around the house, which can make it easier to fall out of your normal routine. However, just because you’re not on your normal schedule doesn’t mean that you should neglect your oral hygiene routine! Be sure that you’re still brushing your teeth first thing when you wake up. Overnight, no matter how well you brush and floss the night before, our mouths accumulate bacteria. This bacteria is not only a large culprit to bad breath, but it's also harmful to the overall health of our teeth and gums. Getting rid of this...more
Recently, the coronavirus, or COVID-19, has been flooding the media, and for good reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been over 100,000 people who have died from the virus and thousands and thousands more who have been affected worldwide. In this blog post, we will be discussing how you can protect yourself and what steps you should be taking in your day to day life. Keep reading to learn more!
With international travel bands, city lockdowns, and government mandated self-quarantines going on, it’s important that you stay up-to-date on what is going on. Keep up to date by checking the CDC’s website, pay attention to your local and federal government, and distance yourself from others. With so much changing it can feel overwhelming but these sites are being updated daily so you can know exactly what's going on. While successful steps are being made, it's crucial that we do our part to help. Take it seriously and advise others to do the same.
What is the Coronavirus?
Starting off, it’s important to...more
The holiday season is finally here! With that comes time spent with family and friends, potential travel, and all the delicious food you can eat. From pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving to holiday cookies and spiced hot toddies, it's undeniable that the holiday season brings with it some of the best food. That being said, all of these scrumptious foods aren’t usually the best for us and while you may love your dentist, they’re probably not at the top of your list of people that you want to spend time with. In this blog post, we will be discussing some easy ways to help you maintain your oral health this holiday season. Keep reading to learn more!more
Porcelain veneers are one of the most versatile applications that can be used to correct and restore your smile. If your teeth are cracked, crooked, stained, or even gapped porcelain veneers are a great way to give yourself the smile that you’ve always wanted. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are custom made to fit your tooth. Porcelain veneers are strong and long lasting but also give a natural looking surface. They also require that less tooth enamel needs to be removed, unlike crowns or caps.
So, now that you know what porcelain veneers are, it's time to learn more about how to care for them. In this blog post we will be going over some of the basic tips for care and practice when it comes to veneers. Keep reading to learn more!
Keep Up With Routine Check-Ups
Just like your regular teeth veneers can also collect plaque and tartar, making it important to keep up with your routine cleanings and checkups at the dentist. Even though you now have a synthetic cover on your teeth, you should still keep up with your routine cleanings at...more
Everyone knows that sugar is bad for you, especially for your teeth. Too much sugar can lead to tooth decay, and many times we blame the sugar itself. It’s not the sugar that does the damage, but more so the chain of events that happen after you eat that cookie, lollipop, or piece of pie. Instead of having to avoid some of your favorite sweet treats, educating yourself on how sugar actually affects your teeth can be extremely helpful. So, keep reading to learn more!
Your mouth is full of bacteria. It sounds gross, we know, but a lot of that bacteria is beneficial to your mouth. However, there is harmful bacteria, and that bacteria actually feeds on the sugars that you eat in order to create acids that destroy your tooth enamel. Tooth enamel is the protective outer layer of the tooth. Due to that bacteria feasting on your tooth enamel, it can create a cavity. Without proper treatment on that cavity, it can lead to intense amounts of pain and possible tooth loss.
Your teeth are frequently under attack by acids, but that damage is also constantly being reversed. Acids...more
When you visit the dentist, your dentist probably asks you if you floss your teeth regularly. You may tell them the truth, or if you’re like the vast majority of the population, you say yes. During your cleaning, the dentist flosses your teeth and this is where the truth actually comes out. Dentists can always tell if you actually floss your teeth or not, and while they will reiterate that flossing is something that you should be doing, it’s important to understand why. In this blog post, we will be discussing the true importance of flossing so that the next time your dentist asks if you floss, you can confidently say yes! Keep reading to learn more!
What are the benefits of flossing your teeth?
Regular use of dental floss removes plaque, which helps to prevent the buildup of plaque that can then lead to tartar. Simply flossing your teeth can make them look brighter because they remove plaque and excess food particles that may be stuck in your teeth. Floss gets deeper into the tooth than regular brushing does, which is why your dentist tells you to...more
At Luxe Dental Spa, we know that going to the dentist isn’t on the top of everyone's to-do list. For many people, going to the dentist to be an intimidating and scary experience. However, if you’re experiencing certain symptoms such as tooth pain, it can lead to a wide variety of problems that can have serious permanent consequences.
In this blog post, we will be discussing cavities and tooth decay. We will be looking at the symptoms, causes, and risk factors that these can bring. If you think you are experiencing symptoms of tooth decay or cavities, it’s important that you schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as you can.
What are cavities and tooth decay?
Starting off, cavities are permanently damaged areas in the hard surface of your teeth that develop into tiny openings or holes. Cavities can also be called tooth decay, the words can be used interchangeably, and we will be referring to both terms in this blog post. Cavities and tooth decay can be caused by a wide variety of things including bacteria in the mouth, frequent...more
It’s estimated that about 40 million Americans are affected by tooth sensitivity. If that statistic made your jaw drop, it happened to us too. What is even more shocking is that many people don’t even discuss this condition with their dentists. They just go on living their lives with this uncomfortable pain. At Luxe Dental Spa, we don’t want our patients to leave the feeling of tooth sensitivity untreated. In fact, there are many simple fixes that can help or remove the feeling of tooth sensitivity. In this blog post, we will be discussing some of the causes of tooth sensitivity and what can be done to help it. Live your life freely and eat or drink whatever you want without having to worry about the pain that may stem from it!
What is tooth sensitivity?
Starting off, it's important to understand what tooth sensitivity is. Tooth sensitivity is a common name for dentin hypersensitivity or root sensitivity. With this, hot, cold, sweet, or acidic foods and drinks may result in a painful sensation when consumed. Breathing in cold air can even cause some...more
If you’re new to an area it can be overwhelming to have to figure out where you’re going to go for all of your usual appointments. When you’re looking for a dentist, you’re looking for more than just someone to clean your teeth. And when you type in “best dentist near me” to your Google search, you want to look for more than that. Your dental health plays such a large role in your overall physical health that it's important to make sure that you’re getting the best care that there is. You look out for your family’s well-being, so you should have a dental practice that is going to look out for your health and well-being too!
At Luxe Dental Spa in Oakhurst, NJ, we are devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile by using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that result in beautiful long-lasting smiles. We pride ourselves in being one of the best dental practices in the area and have many testimonials to back that statement up. You should always have a dental home, and we’re here to provide that to you. So let's take a peek at what you should look...more
Introducing the importance of dental health care to your children at a young age is an investment not only for their teeth but for their entire body. Children with poor dental health are, of course, more likely to have more dental problems, but they’re also more likely to have lower self-image and perform lower than their peers at school. As a parent, it is extremely important to model and help your children establish proper dental care so that their smiles can last a lifetime!
By developing good oral hygiene, your child is automatically more protected from common dental issues like plaque build-up, gum disease, and cavities. Dental decay is the most common form of chronic childhood disease, and when left untreated, it can lead to a multitude of problems such as pain and infection, issues with speaking and eating, and their overall health.
The great thing about common dental issues is that they are all almost completely preventable with regular check-ups and proper dental care at home. It is important that as parents, you help introduce healthy practices of dental...more
Unfortunately, many people tend to skip out on their routine dental visits due to some type of anxiety or fear. Even the idea of scheduling a dental appointment can cause anxiety, let alone going into the actual office and sitting in a chair surrounded by dental equipment. If this is you, know that you’re not alone. The majority of people have some sort of negative feelings towards visiting the dentist, and if you’re one of the ones who does not get phased, consider yourself lucky. At Luxe Dental Spa, we understand that not everyone loves the dentist, but we want to make sure that your visit is as comfortable as possible. If you struggle with fear and anxiety surrounding dental procedures, here are a few tips and tricks that can help you overcome these!
Don’t be afraid to speak up about your dislike towards visiting the dentist; we promise we won’t be offended. In fact, we encourage you to vocalize all the concerns that you might have. When we know that you may be feeling a bit uneasy about your visit, there are things that we can do that...more
A bright, white smile is something that we all want. But some of the foods that we consume on a daily basis may not be helping us get that pearly white smile. We’re not saying that you have to give up any of these foods (ahem, coffee) but just the simple awareness that these foods can stain your teeth can help you take proper preventative care. At Luxe Dental Spa in Oakhurst, we offer a variety of services that can help give you the perfect smile makeover such as tooth whitening, veneers, porcelain onlays, and dental implants. Our dentists have years of experience and are here to give you your best smile. So let’s take a glance at some of the top foods that can stain your teeth.
Trust us, we’re also aware of how upsetting this one is but coffee is one of the worst offenders when it comes to staining your teeth. Due to the dark color of coffee and the porous outer layer of the tooth, this dark liquid is easily absorbed. One way to help avoid staining the front layer of your teeth is to drink your coffee with a straw. This might feel funny,...more
If you’re looking for an easier way to help align your smile and you don’t want to look like the stereotypical eighth grader, Invisalign is the perfect option for you. You’ve most likely heard about Invisalign, but you probably don’t know much about what it can actually do for you. At Luxe Dental Spa, we specialize in helping people obtain their perfect smile through the use of Invisalign.
Invisalign can correct all the same issues that metal braces can correct without all that unaesthetic metal. Overcrowding, large gaps between teeth, crossbite, overbite, and underbite are all dental problems that Invisalign can correct. Other than the fact that it can solve most problems that people get braces for, there are still some things that you should know before you decide to go all in. Be sure to speak with your dentist and schedule a consultation in order to determine if Invisalign is the best option for you!
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign treatment is the process of wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten out your...more
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