Northern Hills Dental ~ Reid Stone, DDS
Where The Quality Is Set In Stone


Preventative dental care the KEY to keeping teeth a lifetime

Consistently take good care of your teeth and they could last a lifetime.

It’s a simple message from Dr. Reid Stone, DDS of Northern Hills Dental in Lead, but one that’s sometimes easily overlooked, causing patients unwanted dental bills and dental ills.

“Preventative care in dentistry has allowed people to keep their teeth longer, if not for their ...

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Dental Insurance Myths - Part 1

Insurance definition in a dictionary

1.The Dental Plan is Insurance

Not to get too far into semantics, dental insurance is not insurance.  Sure you have a card that states you have coverage and pays for your cleaning visits, but it is nothing like any other insurance policy out there that you may have.

For instance, many of you can relate to home owners or auto insurance.  With these policies, you pay a premium in exchange for their promise to pay for losses or expenses relating to their policy coverage.  If we were truly dealing with insurance when it comes to dental plans, we would submit a claim and be fully reimbursed with a difference from an agreed ...

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Dental Insurance Myths - Part 2

Insurance definition in a dictionary

Now that we understand the difference between dental plans and insurance, here is the second half of the dental insurance myths blog:

2.I Can’t see the Dentist Without Insurance

Several times we have phone calls to cancel an appointment as they can’t go to the dentist without dental coverage.  In fact, in most cases it is probably cheaper to see the dentist for your routine visits, as you are saving on the premiums that you would have paid for dental coverage. Please also see our membership plan on the “finance” page: Even if you have a dental plan, most Americans do not budget enough for their dental costs per year. ...

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No Better Time Than Now

Man with a hook hand prosthetic

I don’t know about you, but I really like a nice steak; nice cut, cooked to order, tender, properly seasoned, and a good marbling.  For those who share the same sentiment, I apologize for the craving I may have started.  For those of you who do not share the same affinity for steak, substitute it with your favorite food/meal.

Now that you are thinking of your favorite food, would that food taste just as good if you have to drink it through a straw (supposing that it was solid food at some point)?  I’m sickened by that idea, even though it should taste fine.  However, eating soft foods or pureed foods ...

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