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We understand that now more than ever, patients like to arm themselves with good information prior to making decisions regarding their dental health. That is why we created this blog for our website. Packed with information to educate potential and current patients, this is our forum for sharing the latest news about the dental field and happenings within our practice. We invite you to subscribe, or simply check back often to stay abreast of the latest news here at Monument Smiles.

How Hookah Smoking Affects Your Dental Health

The Journal of the American Dental Association has released a report that reveals the true dental impact of the damage caused by hookah smoking. As trendy, new hookah bars open their doors in Scottsbluff, dentists want the community to be educated about the risks associated with this social activity. This form of smoking, which is…

What Does it Mean When Dental Insurance Won’t Pay?

What does it mean when your dentist has recommended a treatment or procedure that your dental insurance plan won’t pay for? Does it mean that the procedure isn’t really necessary? Does it mean that you should start looking for another dentist in Scottsbluff? Finding yourself caught between your insurance company and your dentist can be…

Calling Dental Floss Into Question

The recent media uproar debating the value of flossing has made for some great discussions in dental offices across the country. There are articles and news segments which argue that flossing isn’t really necessary, and dentists in Scottsbluff are using this publicity as a great platform to talk about oral health with their patients. Is…

Free (or inexpensive) Dental Procedures

Dental procedures have developed a reputation for being expensive, and dental insurance plans have developed a reputation for limiting the procedures that are covered. Of course, dental care isn’t always expensive, and the level of dental insurance coverage can vary widely. But, did you know that some Scottsbluff dentists offer a number of valuable dental…

What’s the Cost of Tooth Loss?

You’re probably aware of some of the consequences of missing teeth. Maybe you feel as though your smile isn’t as attractive as it once was, or maybe you have developed the habit of hiding your teeth when you smile. Perhaps you simply avoid smiling or talking as much as possible. Missing teeth can ruin your…

5 Reasons Your Athlete Should Be Using a Mouth Guard

5 Reasons for Athletes to Use a Mouth Guard Back to School season is upon us in Scottsbluff, NE, which also means some students are back to after-school sports. When you’re helping your student athlete gear up to protect themselves during practices and games (or gearing up yourself for an after-work league), make sure you…