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What are the Cons of Dental Insurance? 

What are the Cons of Dental Insurance?  Dental insurance is similar to medical insurance in that you pay a monthly premium for coverage of certain dental expenses. However, while medical insurance focuses on treating illnesses, injuries, and hospitalizations, dental insurance focuses more on preventive care, such as twice-yearly dental checkups and dental cleanings to prevent […]

Wisdom Teeth: To Keep or Not to Keep?

Wisdom Teeth: To Keep or Not to Keep? Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of molars that typically emerge in late adolescence or early adulthood. While these teeth served a purpose in our evolutionary past, they often pose challenges in the modern world. Whether to keep or remove wisdom teeth […]

It’s National Gum Care Month; Are Your Gums Healthy?

Caring for your teeth protects your oral health, but did you know it is just as important to care for your gums? The gums are the soft tissues surrounding the base of the teeth and the jawbone, protecting both from damage and helping hold the teeth in place. Unfortunately, neglecting the gums often leads to […]

Understanding Your Dental Restoration Options

The term “dental restorations” covers a wide range of procedures used to repair and restore the form and function of damaged or missing teeth. Tonka Smiles offers various dental restoration procedures based on the extent of the damage or loss, which strategies are appropriate, and each patient’s preference. Here are some common dental restorations we […]

How to Handle a Dental Emergency

It’s summertime! School’s out, family vacations are in full swing, and summer sports are everywhere. Unfortunately, this is also the time of year when dentists often see more dental emergencies because people have more free time to engage in physical activities that make them prone to face trauma and dental emergencies. Whether it is a […]

Five Reasons a Family Dentist is Right for You

Five Reasons a Family Dentist is Right for You The dental field is becoming increasingly specialized, but family dentistry remains the ideal way to protect your and your family’s oral health. Is a family dentist right for you? We’re confident our five reasons will prove that Tonka Smiles is the dental home you need. 1.    […]

How Endodontics Can Save Your Damaged Tooth

How Endodontics Can Save Your Damaged Tooth  If you’ve damaged a tooth due to an accident or blow to the face, you may be worried that you will have to have the tooth extracted. When a tooth is chipped or broken, many assume removing it is the only option. However, we can often repair even […]