LJ Dentistry
A Great Dentist
Moline, East Moline, Rock Island and all surrounding Quad City areas.
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Use or Lose It! Insurance benefits expire!

Insurance | Dental Insurance Moline IL
With the holiday season beginning, there are so many things we all have on our minds right now! Christmas parties, decorating for the season, PRESENTS! There is one thing that is not on that list but should be. Maximizing your insurance benefits.Most dental plans have a maximum that they will allow you to use. More than likely, the benefit period is a calendar year, but some are more unique like April-March and September-August. What this means is that your dental insurance company gives a cap on the amount they will pay for ALL of your dental treatment between their specified benefit period. This amount even includes cleanings and unfortunately does ...

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Halloween Contest!

Our Halloween Contest!Who doesn’t love a contest, right? That’s exactly what we thought! So for the month of October, we decided to hold a pumpkin decorating contest. The rules were as follows:SMALL PUMPKINS ONLY! We’ve seen some pretty elaborate designs that use multiple pumpkins, so we thought it was best to limit the sizes of the pumpkins.No carved pumpkins. Decaying pumpkins and a health care office really don’t go very well together!The pumpkins had to be in the office by October 16th, 2017.The VotingVoting took place on our Facebook page (which if you haven’t already liked our page, please do! We post fun facts and photos of around the office ...

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What to Do about Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive Teeth | LJ Dentistry Moline IL
If you suffer from sensitive teeth, you already know the frustration of having a type of pain that is hard to deal with. Because tooth sensitivity is sometimes unpredictable, you can't necessarily take medication to ward off the pain like you could if you just felt a headache coming on.However, there is still something you can do about sensitive teeth. Use the following tips to help put your sensitivity and pain problems with your teeth behind you!Use the Right Toothbrush: Select a toothbrush made just for sensitive teeth, or the softest bristles possible. This helps you avoid putting any extra pressure on your teeth or gums.Choose a Special Toothpaste: There ...

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Beat the Brushing Battle

Dentist in Moline IL | LJ Dentistry
Dr. David E. Lemon and Dr. Joseph D. Jackson and our team know it can be a challenge to get our children to brush, brush well, and brush often. Here are some tips that can help you keep those beautiful little teeth healthy.Make it Fun, Make it a Habit!We should all brush twice a day. The most important time to brush is at night before bed. When we sleep, our saliva production decreases, and this creates an environment for oral bacteria to cause greater destruction to our teeth and gums. Brushing should last at least two minutes, followed by flossing and mouthwash if you choose.Here are some ideas to ...

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Does Getting a Dental Implant Hurt?

Dental Implant Discomfort | LJ Dentistry
Getting a dental implant is a surgical procedure and everyone’s pain tolerance level is different. Therefore, what one person may perceive as pain is only a slight discomfort for another person. The general consensus about pain and dental implants is that the majority of people feel discomfort, not pain.Causes of discomfort in dental implantsSome people may find that having the IV put in is uncomfortable, especially if the healthcare worker has to try more than once. If you have a fear of needles or if you have anxiety about the procedure, we can prescribe a sedative, which you take before you arrive.Of course, during the dental implant surgery, you will ...

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Good Nutrition Leads to Healthy Mouths

Dentist in Moline IL | General Dentistry
At LJ Dentistry LLC, we know the most common oral health diseases are tooth decay and periodontal disease (or gum disease), and both are among the easiest to prevent. One of the most common ways we recommend to boost your oral health is by improving your diet, because you (and your mouth) truly are what you eat. A healthy diet can lead to a healthy mouth and body, while an unhealthy diet can lead to the exact opposite.The Role Nutrition PlaysWhile diet is not the only factor that leads to periodontal disease, studies suggest the disease may be more severe among patients whose diets lack essential nutrients. Poor diets will ...

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How to Make Brushing Fun

Children's Dentistry | Moline IL Dentist
Let’s call it the cranky phase. Let’s call it the “Mom, I don’t want to” stage. When kids are little, getting them to brush can be a challenge. They bite the toothbrush and eat the toothpaste. They make faces in the bathroom mirror, brush for two seconds, and run away. When it’s time to brush, some kids even resort to kicking and screaming, which makes the bedtime chore a lot like, well, pulling teeth.As a parent, you know the importance of good oral hygiene, so when the dreaded “brushing hour” arrives, if you want to prevent your child from turning into an angry pumpkin, you better have a few tricks ...

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