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Our blog is here to educate, inform and entertain. Here you will find information on dental procedures, new technology and everyday tips to help you stay healthy. From what to pack in your kids’ lunch to keep their teeth strong, to how to identify risk factors for gum disease. This is your one-stop-education-stop.

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Alternative Text Posted January 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s…Invisalign®!

If you have a crooked tooth, odd spaces between your teeth or a poor bite, you might be considering all of your orthodontic options. Orthodontics is a specialty in dentistry that realigns your bite and teeth for the best possible look and function. Did you know that our ancestors actually had naturally larger jaws? This […]

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Alternative Text Posted January 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Technology
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Rising Oral Cancer Rates – Have You Been Screened?

The prevalence of oral cancer in America is increasing, with an estimated 49,750 people being diagnosed in 2017 alone. Of those newly diagnosed individuals, it is projected that only 57% will live 5 years beyond receiving the news. Oral cancer will cause almost 10,000 deaths annually, equating to nearly 1 person per hour. These statistics […]

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Alternative Text Posted December 27, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
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Gingivitis: Are Your Gums Trying to Tell You Something?

Gingivitis, very simply, is an inflammation of your gums. (Any time a medical term ends with “itis” it means inflammation.) Gingivitis varies in severity and can look a few different ways. Very bad gingivitis leads to periodontal (gum) disease. Gingivitis is common and affects many, rather, most adults. But with good oral hygiene and the […]

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Alternative Text Posted December 20, 2019 / Blog, Patient Care
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Dental Insurance FAQ: The Basics

At Collins Dental, we understand that dental insurance can be a tricky thing to navigate. Evaluating dental plans and considering deductibles, benefits, which treatments are covered, and the mountain of other information insurance companies provide can be a headache in and of itself. Collins Dental wants every Winter Springs patient to have the power to […]

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Alternative Text Posted December 13, 2019 / Blog
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Why Have a Dental Implant?

Dental implants replace an entire tooth—including the root—with a permanent replacement. Collins Dental can tell you it is the #1 most popular tooth replacement method in all of dentistry, but there are many reasons dental implant surgery may be recommended. Dental implants may work for you if you have one or more teeth missing, your […]

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Alternative Text Posted December 10, 2019 / Blog, Dental News, Patient Care
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Dental Insurance Trends

Above any other medical need, people are more likely to skip seeing the dentist because they can’t afford it. Many people choose not to buy dental insurance because it’s an added cost without a lot of perceived value. For some reason, people simply feel more comfortable taking this risk because they don’t fully understand the […]

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Alternative Text Posted December 3, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
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Dental Friends with Benefits

At Collins Dental our goal is to make your dental visits as pleasant as possible. Part of this effort includes taking the complication out of utilizing your insurance benefits. Collins Dental knows there can be confusing terms and stipulations in insurance plans that can be a barrier between you and the care you need. We […]

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