White Bear Smiles

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Dental Insurance Benefits - use them or lose them!

White Bear Smiles encourages you to use your dental insurance benefits

Can you believe it's already nearing the end of 2016? We can't! What a great year. We want to remind all of our patients that with the end of the year coming, it's time to use up your remaining dental benefits. Most insurance plans run on a calendar year, with the benefits expiring at the year's end. There are a very few plans that run on a different calendar - if you don't know which yours is, we do! Just call us.

The saying applies here - use it or lose it! Give us a call if we can help you get an appointment scheduled to maximize your insurance dollars this ...

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Relief Through a Bite Splint...

Dr. Paul Anderson, DDS | White Bear Smiles | White Bear Lake, MN

Dear patients,

There is help for people troubled by grinding or clenching of teeth. A removable appliance, called a bite splint can be specially molded to fit over the upper or lower teeth, depending on the patient's particular requirements. It's made from plastic, is comfortable to wear, and does not affect facial attractiveness.

The bite splint is used when relief is sought from a wide range of uncomfortable syndromes. These include headaches, neck aches, dizziness, jaw clicking or cracking, and pain behind the eyes, among others. Bite splints most commonly are worn at night: others use them for daytime stress, a few require them 24 hours a day.

If untreated, grinding/clenching of teeth ...

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