Have you ever heard of a reverse New Year’s resolution? Well, we’re kind of making it up right now — it’s a commitment you make to do something before the New Year begins. So this year, before the craziness of the holidays sets in, make a reverse resolution to visit your dentist in Copperas Cove and take advantage of your unused 2017 dental insurance benefits! Any money you have accrued towards your deductible won’t roll over to 2018, so acting now is a great way to benefit your smile… and your wallet.
Benchmark Family Dental Blog
September 30, 2017
August 31, 2017
If you or someone close to you are experiencing a dental emergency, don’t panic. That’s easier said than done though, right? Your emergency dentist in Copperas Cove, Dr. Patrick O’Malley, knows urgent situations involving your oral health can be stressful, but it’s easy to keep your cool when you know just what to do next. In this week’s blog post, we cover important next-steps to get out out of pain, into our office, and on with your life as soon as possible!
July 10, 2017
Regular care from your dentist is vital to promoting the health of your teeth and gums. However, for some, even the simplest of appointments is a very uncomfortable experience due to dental-related fears and phobias. If this sounds familiar, you likely put off going to the dentist. By doing so, you place your oral health at risk. At Benchmark Family Dental, Dr. O’Malley understands that you need a little extra care to help you feel at ease when in our office, which is why he offers sedation dentistry in Copperas Cove. Now, you can conquer your fear to keep the health of your smile a priority.
June 29, 2017
Did you know that people between the ages of 20-64 have an average of 3 missing or decayed teeth? Tooth loss, while remarkably common, can cause people to be self-conscious and create issues with speaking and chewing properly. But luckily, when you work with your dentist in Copperas Cove, you can eliminate all these issues by replacing your missing teeth. In this post, the team at Benchmark Family Dental explains how dental implants can restore your smile to its former glory.
May 4, 2017
Did you know that 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth? One of the major causes of tooth loss is gum disease, which is why your dentist in Copperas Cove wants to share the signs and symptoms of this common oral health problem. To keep your smile safe, healthy, and shining brightly, use these tips from the team at Benchmark Family Dental to spot periodontal problems when they can still be treated.
April 2, 2017
Cancer – no matter where it presents itself in the body – this disease is frightening, and for good reason. Since this April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, your premier dentist in Copperas Cove, Benchmark Family Dental, shines the spotlight on this serious condition, to educate patients and help prevent it from happening in the first place. In this post, learn about cancers of the mouth and throat, and how you can work with our team to stay ahead of and treat this illness that affects up to 50,000 people in the US each year.
March 31, 2017
You’ve seen multiple stories about celebrities getting Invisalign, and perhaps they’ve made you interested in finally having your teeth straightened. Invisalign sounds wonderful, and it seems to give you all of the benefits of braces without actually having to get braces. As you’re looking at your crooked teeth in the mirror, you think it could be the right treatment for you. You still have so many questions though: How does it work? What does it feel like? What should you expect during the process? Today, Dr. Patrick O’ Malley is going to answer your questions by walking you through the entire process of getting Invisalign in Copperas Cove. (more…)
February 21, 2017
There are many things from your childhood that you wish you had now. Nap time jumps to the top of the list for most people. There are certain shows you used to watch, and the memories still make you wistful. Something that you’re happy to keep in the past, however, are metal braces. The kids who had them always seemed so uncomfortable, and it was all you could focus on whenever they spoke. Surprisingly, you’ve been thinking about them more and more lately. As you look in the mirror today, you realize your teeth really could have used them, because they are quite crooked. You can’t imagine getting braces as an adult, though. They are so infantilizing; you can’t imagine anyone taking you seriously while you have them. Thankfully, you can now get a straighter smile without braces thanks to Invisalign in Copperas Cove from Benchmark Family Dental. (more…)
January 12, 2017
It’s a new year, which means one thing to many people: New Year’s Resolutions. What do you want to be better in 2017? Your health? Your appearance? Why not improve both by taking better care of your smile? These 5 healthy habits from your dentist in Copperas Cove, will help your teeth look and feel better than ever, and make other people take notice in 2017. (more…)
December 11, 2016
Millions of people are going to be traveling this holiday season to visit family. This usually takes a lot of planning, and inevitably something will go wrong. Planes will be delayed, weather will turn, and traffic will be impenetrable. Of course, the risks don’t exactly stop when your family makes it to their destination. People eat special foods during the holidays, many of them being extremely hard candies that can easily damage teeth. Do you have a plan if you or your visiting family have a sudden dental emergency? It might seem like a stretch, but it’s certainly possible, and you don’t want to have to do research while someone is in pain. Your emergency dentist in Copperas Cove, wants you to have a plan this holiday so you have one less thing to think about. (more…)