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Finding Your Fayetteville, NC Dentist

If you plan to stay in Fayetteville, NC for over a year, chances are that you’ll see your dentist at least a few times! That’s why it’s so important to make sure you and your Fayetteville, NC dentist become partners in your dental healthcare.

How do you go about finding the best Fayetteville, NC dentist for you? We’ve got you covered!

#1 Ask Friends and Family for Recommendations
When you’re new to an area, trying to find a quality dentist can be overwhelming! Your smile is one of the first things people notice, and you want to make sure your teeth are sparkly clean! By asking trusted friends or family in the area, you can skip the worry and schedule an appointment with your Fayetteville, NC dentist right away.

#2 Ask You General Practitioner or Local Pharmacist
You’ve already done the hard work and found yourself a doctor and a pharmacist for your health. They know how important dental health is to overall healthcare and are certain to have quality recommendations or referrals for a local dentist in Fayetteville, NC.

#3 What Types of Insurance Do They Accept?
While there are many things to consider when searching for a dentist in Fayetteville, NC., none may be more important than who, what, and how much service is covered. Make sure your insurance is accepted at the dentist you’re considering before scheduling your appointment.

Choosing a dentist in Fayetteville, NC is an important decision, but with these tips you can simplify the process. New Beginnings Dental Center in Fayetteville, NC is proud to accept new patients and many forms of insurance. Call us today at (910) 483-0409 to find out more information and to schedule your first visit.

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Using Medicaid at New Beginnings Dental Center

Medicaid In North Carolina

Medicaid services in North Carolina exist to help seniors, low income individuals and families, and those with disabilities receive the medical treatment that they need. This includes dental services. While the government requires that all states allow Medicaid beneficiaries that are children to receive comprehensive dental care when it is deemed medically necessary, at the very minimum, children on Medicaid in North Carolina will be covered for services needed to maintain good dental health, for procedures needed to restore damaged teeth, and whatever is needed to relieve pain or stop oral infections.

Are You A Medicaid User

Unfortunately, when it comes to the dental health of adults, the states have the right to determine which services are allowed for Medicaid insurance holders. Not every dental provider has to accept adult Medicaid recipients. We are happy to say that at New Beginnings Dental Center, we are one of only a few local dentist offices that accepts Medicaid for dental care. It is vital to the team at New Beginnings Dental Center that you receive the dental care that you need in order to have healthy teeth and gums. We want to preserve your oral health for all of your life.

Your Dental Needs

Our Medicaid recipients that see us at New Beginnings Dental Center are eligible to have comprehensive dental exams done, routine teeth cleanings, fillings and x-rays, and other services as well. If you need extensive dental care that is not covered by Medicaid, our staff will work with you to determine what payment options and plans will work for you. It is our goal to keep you healthy and to do that in a cost effective way that works for everybody.

Contact New Beginnings Dental Center

We understand that sometimes trying to figure out what you can and can’t do with your Medicaid coverage is confusing. Don’t let your confusion stop you from giving New Beginnings Dental Center a call today! We can help you make sense of your dental health benefits through Medicaid, schedule your appointment over the phone, and have you seeing one our highly trained and experienced dentists soon. Call us today at (910) 483-0409.

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Preserving Your Smile For A Lifetime

What do the United States, Mexico, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Sweden, France and the United Kingdom all have in common? According to multiple sources on oral health statistics, they comprise the ten countries in the world with the best dental health among their populations. It is encouraging that the United States is included on the list, but according to the World Health Organization, there are billions of people around the globe who suffer from oral diseases and poor dental health. Unfortunately, a substantial amount of those affected are right here in America.

The professionals at New Beginnings Dental Center will be the first to tell you that not all oral diseases can be prevented. However, as general dentists in Fayetteville, NC, we have also seen quite a number of cases where the poor dental health could have been prevented with proper dental habits and regular dentist appointments. It is possible to preserve your smile for your entire life. When you heed the advice given to you by your dentist, you give yourself a fighting chance for great oral health.

Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Floss daily. Drink lots of water. Watch your diet. Beware of brushing too soon after eating acidic foods. Brush your teeth after consuming food and drinks that are high in sugar content to prevent plaque from forming. Replace your toothbrush every three or four months.

While all of these suggestions are vital to dental health, the most important step to preserving your smile is seeing your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings. If you are looking for a dentist in Fayetteville, NC, look no further than the team at New Beginnings Dental Center. We are located at 235 Westlake Road, right off of Morganton Road in Fayetteville, NC. Our hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 9:00AM until 5:00PM, and Fridays 9:00AM until 3:00PM. If you are ready to take charge of your oral health, schedule an appointment with us today by calling (910) 483-0409. Our dental professionals are eager to help you preserve your smile!

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A Resolution For Better Oral Health

Every year millions of Americans begin January making resolutions. For about 45 percent of them, their resolutions include losing weight or getting physically healthy. Unfortunately, by the beginning of February, it is estimated that about 80 percent of those resolutions fail. An average of only 8 percent actually carry those resolutions through the year and succeed at them.

Perhaps the majority of people do not resolve at the beginning of the year to take better care of their oral health, but the team at New Beginnings Dental Center wants you to know that by keeping some of those weight loss resolutions or goals for better health, you are very likely taking better care of your oral health along the way. It is vital that you see your dentist on a regular basis, but even more important is how you live your life and take care of your oral health outside of the dentist office.

According to the American Heart Association, there is a connection between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease. While it has been difficult for medical professionals to explain why this connection exists, there is enough evidence to suggest it is the truth. Many believe that the risk is higher for heart attacks, strokes, and even some types of cancer in people with periodontal disease because of the inflammation that occurs. Whatever the reason, we want you to live a long and healthy life, and at New Beginnings Dental Center, we know that means keeping up with your oral health and seeing your dentist on a regular basis for cleanings.

What have you resolved to do this year? May we suggest that you add improving your oral health to the list? If you have not been to the dentist in a long time, or you have just missed an appointment or two, it is never too late to start taking care of your teeth and gums. At New Beginnings Dental Center, our dental staff offers several options for dental care. Whether you are just in need of a routine cleaning, want a dental cosmetic procedure done, or need more intensive care, we are ready to help you meet your resolution. Give us a call today at (910) 483-0409.

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Making Your Dental Health A Priority in 2019

According to the American Dental Association, more than one in five Americans have not seen the dentist in several years. When asked why they do not go to the dentist, most say because of costs associated with going to the dentist, that they are afraid to go to the dentist, or they simply cannot find the time to go. In 2019, the dental family at New Beginnings Dental Center wants to encourage you to make this the year that you make your dental health a priority.

Everyone knows that not taking care of your oral health can lead to some serious health complications. The risk of infections from poor gum health or cavities should be enough to make people want to go to the dentist, and take care of their teeth and gums. At New Beginnings Dental Center we strive to make your dental visits as comfortable and as affordable as possible. If you are in search of a great dentist in Fayetteville, North Carolina and the surrounding areas, look no further than New Beginnings Dental Center.

While you are waiting to be seen by a dentist in 2019, at least make sure that you are taking care of your oral health at home. Brush your teeth multiple times daily, stay hydrated, and floss everyday. We know what it is like to be tempted by sweet treats this time of year, but now that the holidays are almost over, make every effort to limit your sugar consumption to preserve your oral health. The best foods for good dental health are rich in fiber and high in calcium.

In this new year, you do not have to continue to be a part of the group of one third of Americans who do not see the dentist regularly. When you choose New Beginnings Dental Center to take care of your teeth and gums, you are choosing a dentist that will make your dental health the priority, and keep you comfortable while doing it. If peace of mind and affordable dental care are what you are looking for, give New Beginnings Dental Care a call today at (910) 483-0409.

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Dental Care Services Offered At New Beginnings Dental Center

In a 2016 study done by the Health Policy Institute of the American Dental Association, one in five adult North Carolinians avoided smiling because of the condition of their mouth and teeth. Seventeen percent of people asked said that they were embarrassed by the condition of their teeth and mouth. While cost was the overwhelming reason why people didn’t go to their dentist regularly, other main reasons included anxiety and fear of the dentist, not finding the time to go and simply having trouble finding a dentist.

New Beginnings Dental Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina is committed to providing comprehensive dental services to our patients. Even more important than the services we provide, is that we believe in providing the best possible affordable dental care in a kind, thoughtful way in order to make our patients feel safe and at peace. We were all young once and we remember good and bad dental experiences that shaped our perception of dentists and dental professionals well into adulthood. At New Beginnings Dental Center, we care for the people who entrust their dental health to us and it shows.

Our comprehensive dental care services include routine dental cleanings and deep cleanings for more advanced periodontal issues. We also perform root canals when they are needed to heal infections that can seriously affect the teeth and gums. Fillings are somewhat common among dental patients, as these help to stop the further damage and decay of cavities. Many insurance companies will cover fillings.

New Beginnings Dental Center also provides certain cosmetic procedures for our dental patients, such as tooth bonding and dental bridges. These two procedures help to restore broken or missing teeth in order to fix a person’s bite or just give them a more confident smile. When we opened our dentistry practice, we pledged to offer the best possible care for our patients in order for them to have the best oral health that they could. We take our job seriously. If you are one of the many North Carolinians who do not make their dental health a priority, now is the perfect time to start. Give New Beginnings Dental Center a call today at (910) 483-0409.

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Your Dental Health: Surviving the Sweet Season

The sweet season is upon us! From late October through December, Americans are bombarded with more sugary treats at a sustained rate than at any other time of the year. In February, Valentine’s Day comes and goes with its’ sweet candy temptations quickly. In the spring, Easter baskets are filled many times with chocolate and other candies, but the holiday doesn’t last long. The biggest holiday for candy distribution in the United States is unquestionably Halloween in October. Americans spend about $2 billion on Halloween treats. As soon as Halloween comes and goes, Thanksgiving comes along with an assortment of pies, and who hasn’t given in to the temptation of festive Christmas cookies? For at least two months of the year, sugar is all around us and attempting an all-out assault on our dental health.

Take it from your trusted dentist, you can save your teeth and gums from harm this sweet season by following a few simple guidelines for you and your family. Good dental health starts with advice you have already heard many times from your dentist – brush your teeth twice daily and floss your teeth everyday. Keep up with your regularly scheduled dental appointments and cleanings. These appointments will help to keep your teeth and gums healthier than just simply brushing and flossing.

For at least the next couple of months, avoid drinking sugary drinks. It is common sense that the more sugar you consume, the more risk there is for tooth decay. If you know that you are going to eat more sugar than you normally would during the holiday season, offset that sugar by not drinking sugary drinks.

The best way to prevent tooth decay from sugar intake is to significantly limit your sugar intake. The next best way is to eat the sugar during meal times when the saliva in your mouth naturally increases and can help to wash the sugar away. Another way to wash away the sugar by increasing saliva production is to chew sugarless gum for a few minutes after consuming sugar.

Your dentist would prefer that you simply did not eat as much sugar in order to protect your teeth and gums. Share some of those Christmas cookies with others, limit the pie options this Thanksgiving, and if you find yourself with a lot of candy this Halloween, consider donating to a local business or organization that will send excess candy overseas to deployed soldiers.

In the war for your dental health, you can win with excellent self-care and the help of the dental professionals at New Beginnings Dental Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

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Tips For A Successful Trip To The Dentist

Popular dental guidelines for years now have suggested that healthy children and adults benefit the most from twice a year visits to their general dentist. The American Dental Association recommends that patients lean on their dentists’ discretion on the frequency of visits simply because each person is different and may have different dental care needs. While aging adults may need to be more vigilant about the health of their gums, children need to be closely monitored for cavities and tooth development issues.

Regardless of the age of the patient, these are some suggestions that have been proven to help out with general dentist anxiety and encourage a smooth dental visit:

Do not come to the dentist hungry. What we have found at New Beginnings Dental Center, especially in our child patients, is that if a patient has not eaten before they come to see us then they are more likely to be uncomfortable or irritable. There may be situations in which your dentist will ask you not to eat before coming in, but they will let you know if that is the case.
Speaking of comfortable, when possible we find that dental visits go better when the patient is dressed comfortably. Seems like such a small factor, but it can really make a difference, particularly if the dental visit ends up lasting longer than the patient was expecting it to.
Timing is everything. If the patient is very young, a general dental visit scheduled during nap time is not a good idea. Likewise, if the patient is an adult they need to be sure that they do not schedule a general dentist appointment on a day filled with a lot of activity or short timeframes. Giving yourself as much time as you can for your dental visit is best, even if it is just a routine dental cleaning.
Calm your nerves. Going to the dentist can cause anxiety in people of all ages. At New Beginnings Dental Center, we want you to be at peace when you see us. We certainly do not mean for you to be nervous. We are here for you and your oral health. Some ways to calm the nerves of adults and children when coming in for a general dentist appointment are to listen to a favorite type of music, read a calming book, meditate, breathe deeply, and repeat positive words of encouragement. We promise you will be okay.

If it has been a while since you have seen a dentist, we want to encourage you to give New Beginnings Dental Center a call today at (910) 483-0409.

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