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Use Your Dental Benefits Before They Expire!

Insurance agent helps a patient maximize their dental benefits before they expire

At North River Dental Care, we are committed to providing our patients with affordable dental care. If you have dental insurance, we recommend you to use your benefits to the fullest extent to get your money’s worth and keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy. Call our office to schedule a visit before the end of the year!

Schedule Preventive Care

Have you been to our office at least twice this year? If not, now is the time to schedule your next cleaning and exam. Our schedule tends to start filling up this time of year, so the sooner you can get in touch with our team, the better. Scheduling routine ...

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Questions to Ask Your Dentist in Fredericksburg, VA

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During your routine appointments at North River Dental Care, your hygienist will clean your teeth and Dr. Bailey will check the health of your teeth and gums. This is a great time to discuss any concerns or questions you may have about your oral healthcare. Here are some questions you could consider asking!

What Are My Payment Options?

Before getting any treatments at the dentist, you’ll want to know the acceptable payment methods. Does the office take your insurance plan? If you don’t have insurance, third-party financing like CareCredit helps spread out the cost into manageable payments over time. At North River Dental Care, we also offer an ...

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Misconceptions about Root Canal Therapy

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If tooth decay, damage, and infection are left untreated, these can cause serious complications, such as tooth loss, jawbone deterioration, and systemic inflammation and infection. Root canal treatment removes a damaged pulp (the inner layer of the tooth) and flushes out infection to preserve the natural tooth and prevent the infection from spreading further.

Root canal therapy is sometimes misunderstood by patients. Here are some common misconceptions about this restorative treatment:

1. "Root Canals Are Very Painful"

Many patients worry that root canal therapy is a long and painful procedure. Your dentist will carefully numb the area around the affected tooth so that your root canal treatment will be virtually painless. ...

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Which Is Best: PPO, HMO, or Dental Membership Plan?

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At North River Dental Care, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable dental care to patients throughout the Fredericksburg area.

In this blog post, we compare PPO vs. HMO dental insurance. And for those interested in foregoing traditional dental insurance, we discuss the benefits of enrolling in our in-office dental membership plan.

Dental Insurance: PPO vs. HMO

While dental PPO plans usually have higher out-of-pocket costs than their HMO counterparts, they offer patients more flexibility in selecting dentists or dental specialists without needing a referral from your primary dentist. Some plans even offer reimbursement for out-of-network dentists. In exchange for that flexibility, you will have a higher premium and may be required to ...

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