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Amber Newcomb,RDH Practice Manager/ Dental Hygienist
For many years, and in most states, ownership of dental practices has been limited to those who hold dental licenses.   The major exception is clinics which operate under nonprofit status.  Not for profit clinics have a governing board and receive federal reimbursement to cover the expenses they incur allowing them to focus on Medicaid patients and offer fees with sliding scales based on patient income. State Dental Boards have been around since the inception of dental licenses. ... Read More
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At Fox Family Dental we strive to meet the demands of our patients and their dental health. We live in a time where rising costs of health care inhibit many people from receiving the care they want and deserve. Typically, dental insurance does little to ease the strain of these costs. The Maximum allowable benefits for the most common dental insurance plan has not increase since the 1970s while dental costs have risen dramatically! What used to cover all your treatment costs may only cover a fr... Read More
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Sealants and Sweet Tooths
Have your little ones shed some baby teeth and grown permanent molars? Protect those brand new teeth against dental decay with sealants; they’re easy, they don’t hurt, and they can reduce decay by 50%. Dr. Fox weighs in: “When permanent molars first erupt, we fill the deep crevices with a bonded resin leaving no place for the bacteria that cause cavities to live, reducing the likelihood of infection.” Sealant forms a protective shield over the enamel of each tooth, ty... Read More
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Technology Triple Threat
I grew up going to Dr. Bob Fox and always enjoyed it. His assistant Laura always made it fun and took great care of me. Hygienists are always informative and thorough. Now my kids are going there. They love it and it is always great to see the friendly faces and happy smiles that I grew up with. Thank you Dr. Fox and staff. Erin G. Technology not only improves patient experience at Fox Family Dental, but it also improves the outcome of your dental work and helps deliver efficient service - an ... Read More
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An apple a day keeps the....dentist away?  There’s a little more to it than just apples (though they do have natural scrubbers that can help freshen breath!), but widening your daily diet to include foods that promote dental health is a piece of cake.   1.  Drink water Fluoridated water, just like the kind we have right here in Cape Girardeau, gives your mouth important defenses against cavity-causers.  Bonus: It’s handy directly from your faucet! 2. ... Read More
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