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Dr. Cocco's Blog

Why Is a Healthy Mouth Important for Cosmetic Dentistry?

December 1, 2022

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Woman at consultation for cosmetic dentistryIf you’re unhappy with the way your teeth look, you’re not alone. Stained, discolored, or gapped teeth are a source of embarrassment for many people, but you can have the smile of your dreams with cosmetic dentistry. However, you can’t just visit your dentist’s office and expect to walk out with perfect teeth. Instead, your dentist will need to check your mouth for any untreated dental concerns, like cavities or gum disease. Although your priority might be the appearance of your teeth, your dentist will initially be more concerned about their health, and here’s why.

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Why You Should Treat Your TMJ Disorder

November 3, 2022

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a patient experiencing jaw pain in Ann Arbor

If you’ve been suffering from jaw pain in Ann Arbor, it’s not something that you should ignore! Your temporomandibular joints (TMJ), which connect your lower jaw to your skull, are arguably the most important and complex joints in your whole body; however, they’re also susceptible to certain problems that can greatly inhibit your quality of life. Here’s a little more about some of the observable symptoms of TMJ disorder, why it’s in your best interest to seek treatment, and how your dentist can help!

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Understanding Dental Insurance: 4 Tips You Should Know

September 14, 2022

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dental insurance form on table

Believe it or not, medical insurance and dental insurance are very different. Since they don’t work the exact same way, it can easily confuse people. As a result, you may not fully understand what your dental plan actually covers. Fortunately, a dentist in Ann Arbor has compiled a list of useful tips to help you comprehend the basics of your insurance policy. Continue reading to learn how you can properly navigate your plan!

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Dental Bridge Lifespan & How to Make Them Last

August 9, 2022

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person with a dental bridge smiling

Are you missing two or more consecutive teeth? Though there is a range of tooth replacement options available, dental bridges repair the look and function of your smile by literally bridging the gap between teeth. The dental bridge lifespan depends heavily on how well you can care for your new smile. Read on to learn about a few different factors that impact the longevity of your dental bridge as well as how you can make it last.

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Choosing Between Crowns or Veneers

June 4, 2022

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woman talking to dentist

You can restore your teeth and enhance your appearance no matter whether you choose veneers or crowns. These two treatments can help you obtain your desired results by improving the look and function of your smile. However, when pondering the right solution for your dental needs, there are some factors you must consider. Keep reading as your dentist in Ann Arbor explains the differences between these options so you can make an informed decision.

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Enhance Your Summer Smile with These Cosmetic Dental Treatments

May 16, 2022

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woman smiling after getting cosmetic dental treatments in Ann Arbor

Summer is all about fun and spending time in the sun! You might even plan on attending a special event or traveling, in which case you’ll want to ensure you look your best. While choosing a great outfit can make you look and feel better, so can enhancing your pearly whites. Read on to learn about two cosmetic dental treatments that can improve your smile significantly this summer!

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What Can You Eat and Drink After All-on-4 Surgery?

March 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — coccosmile @ 2:52 pm
Fruit smoothies and fresh fruits on a old wooden table

All-On-4 can deliver a full, confident smile with fewer implants compared to traditional implant treatment. But what does recovery from All-on-4 surgery look like? You’ll need to make a few changes to your diet, and you can expect some slight discomfort. Here’s everything you need to know to prepare your refrigerator before you go into surgery.

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The Importance of Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April 23, 2021

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Person circling the words oral cancer

According to The American Cancer Society, over 54,000 new cases of oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer are diagnosed each year. Fortunately, this condition is largely preventable, and the survival rates increase dramatically with early detection. That’s why Oral Cancer Awareness Month is dedicated to spreading up-to-date, accurate, potentially life-saving information on risk factors, symptoms, prevention tactics, and the importance of routine screenings. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of this campaign!

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How Far Woman in Dentistry Have Come

March 8, 2021

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Female dentist

Did you know that dentistry used to be a very male-dominated field? However, this is slowly changing as time goes on. The first female dentist was licensed back in 1898 in Canada, and boy have things changed over the past 123 years. More and more women are getting involved in the field and there are all sorts of different ways that women in dentistry have helped the field advance to whole new levels. There is no better time to learn about women in dentistry than International Women’s Day!

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4 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Smile During Children’s Dental Health Month

February 3, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — coccosmile @ 5:08 pm
a little girl with a flower clip in her hair smiles at her dentist during a visit

As your child grows, their smile changes. From only needing a damp washcloth to wipe their gums to watching them brush with the help of their favorite song, it takes patience and consistency to ensure their smiles remain healthy and strong. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, which means dentists throughout the country are raising awareness about the importance of good oral hygiene from an early age. If you want to learn more about what you can do to keep your child’s smile looking and feeling its best year-round, check out these helpful tips.

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