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Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak

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DENTAL COSTS: Avoiding Unnecessary Dental Work

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on May 3, 2019 5:25:32 PM

Most people trying to save on dental costs go about it the wrong way. They look for a “deal”, which lands them in a “business dentist office” as opposed to a “doctor dentist office”. They end up spending more on dental costs.

 

No matter who your dentist is, you can significantly reduce your dental costs by asking 3 simple questions when a dentist recommends a procedure:

  1. What happens if I do nothing?
  2. What are the costs and risks of the dental procedure?
  3. Are there simpler, safer options?

It will help you avoid unnecessary dental work: the best way to reduce dental costs.

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DENTIST PRICES and DENTAL COSTS: Finding Affordable Dental Care

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Apr 17, 2019 9:26:33 PM

Let’s start with the shocking truth:

 

Dentist prices do not differ much, however, your dental costs will differ greatly depending on which dentist you see!?

 

In other words, the price of a specific dental procedure does not differ from dentist to dentist, however the number and the extent of the procedures that you will have done depends on who your dentist is!

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BEST DENTIST is the one you do NOT need!!!

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Mar 13, 2019 5:57:56 PM

Let’s face it, no matter how awesome your dentist may be, there are many other things that you would rather do with your time and money.

 

Ideally, the best medical doctor is the one who helps you be so healthy that you do not need their services. The best dieticians, the best personal trainer etc. are the ones who you no longer need.

 

Similarly, the best dentists nurture your oral health to a point that you do NOT need any dental services! How?:

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Dental Insurance: The TRUTH

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Jan 25, 2019 1:51:20 PM

Q: “Will my dental insurance cover the dental work?”

is the most common question we get asked regarding dental insurance.

 

Most people think they know what dental insurance is, but in reality most people have many misconceptions about dental insurance. These misconceptions sometimes lead to misunderstandings with the dental insurance company, your employer or dental office.

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Thumb Sucking and Thumb Sucking Teeth

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Dec 22, 2018 11:41:27 AM

Q: WHY DOES THUMB SUCKING OCCUR?

A: it's a natural process!

 

We are genetically programmed to have a sucking reflex, without it infants would not be able to breastfeed. Infants will instinctively suck anything placed in their mouth.

 

Infants quickly learn that sucking not only provides food, but it is also pleasant and comforting. As such most infants are involved in finger sucking, most commonly thumb sucking.

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Baby Teeth Order and Baby Teeth Chart

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Dec 12, 2018 8:24:33 PM

STOP WORRYING ABOUT YOUR BABY’S TEETH ORDER!

STOP LOOKING AT BABY TEETHING CHARTS!

 

BABY TEETHING CHARTS show averages and ranges, this means that MOST kids’ teeth will  NOT follow the teething order of the chart that you are looking at!

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BABY TEETH: Important or Not?

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Dec 5, 2018 6:42:39 PM

 

There are only two body parts that are DESIGNED to be lost:

  • the umbilical cord
  • baby teeth

Some people MISTAKENLY believe that because baby teeth are temporary, it means that they are not important. This belief can result in some horrific consequences such as early childhood tooth decay:

 

 

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Fluoride in Water, Fluoride Toothpaste, Fluoride Dangers...

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Nov 9, 2018 9:47:17 AM

Fluoride: Is it Good or is it Bad for us? Should I use it or avoid it?

 

If you Google “fluoride good” you will get about 21 million results.

If you Google “fluoride bad” you will get about 23 million results.

 

As a parent wanting to make the right choices for yourself and your family how do you make sense of this information overload and make smart choices about fluoride?

 

What follows is a guide to help you make the choice that is right for you. It is a summary of the 44 million pages indexed by Google written from the perspective of a concerned parent.

 

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Don’t Kill your Teething Baby with Poisonous Teething Remedies

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Oct 17, 2018 7:19:44 PM

Everything you need to know to help you and your teething baby all in one place written by expert dentists.

 

TEETHING BABY REMEDIES THAT KILL: Benzocaine and Teething Necklaces

 

BENZOCAINE CONTAINING PRODUCTS CAN KILL YOUR BABY!

 

BY FAR THE #1 MISTAKE a parent can do in trying to help their teething baby deal with teething pain is to use benzocaine containing products. Benzocaine can cause methemoglobinemia, which can be life threatening. 

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DENTISTRY FOR CHILDREN: Preventing Dental Problems in Children

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Sep 28, 2018 9:28:20 AM

Everything you need to know to prevent dental problems in children in one place!

 

At every stage of a child’s life there are things that you can do to protect your kid's dental health. The information below is organized by age for easy reference.

 

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” - Benjamin Franklin

 

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