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How We Can Help You Save Money at Your Dental Visit

About 85 million Americans don’t receive the dental care they need either because they lack dental insurance or, if they have coverage, they struggle to pay for costly procedures like root canals.  Yet, untreated, dental problems can lead to serious oral health issues, and they are linked to many diseases like dementia, heart disease, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. 

At Jeff M.  Morrison & Associates, DDS, we work hard to make dental care affordable for you and your family.  Here are some of the ways: 

  1. Prevention is ALWAYS cost effective, and at each visit, we discuss the importance of a good oral care routine and let you know how you’re doing.  We’ll also pre-schedule your next visit and remind you when it’s time to come in so your smile stays healthy.

  2. We’re in-network with Cigna, BCBS and Aetna and accept most major dental plans. Our Insurance Specialist will file your dental insurance and make sure you receive every dime of benefits you are entitled to, as well as provide cost estimates for recommended treatment so you can make informed decisions about your care. 

  3. No insurance?  With our in-office St. Mary’s Dental Savings Plan our uninsured patients receive exceptional care, at a significant discount.  An annual fee of $375 provides a comprehensive prevention package as well as 15% off ALL your dental treatment - from crowns and fillings, to veneers and whitening.  Most patients find that the discounts alone more than covers the cost of the Plan.   

  4. We also work with you on treatment and payment options.  If you need more dental work than you can afford, Dr. Morrison will explain which procedures need to be done right away and which can be put off for a little while.  We’ll also put together a payment plan – including CareCredit – to cover any procedures that cannot wait.  

  5. Finally, you can be assured that at Jeff M. Morrison & Associates, DDS, your dental care will be done right the first time, or we will re-do it at no cost to you.   Yep – we guarantee our work – so you won’t have to pay for that crown a second time. 

Dental care is expensive, but NOT getting dental care will cost you more in the end – in dollars and your health.  We invite you to join our dental practice, where you can be assured of excellent and affordable care.  We are always welcoming new patients – give us a call at (919) 755-3450.

An Attractive Smile Can Improve Your Professional Success

An Attractive Smile Can Improve Your Professional Success

It’s no secret that in the corporate world, your physical attributes (e.g. height, weight, smile, etc) can impact your career.  The most important attribute?  Your smile.  Studies have found that a genuine, attractive smile can help land you a job, close a sale, get a better salary, and motivate others to perform better.  For better or worse, having a great smile is a critical to your professional success.

Sedation Dentistry: What You Need to Know

Sedation Dentistry:  What You Need to Know

If you shudder at the thought of a dental visit, or avoid it altogether, you're not alone. Dental anxiety is very real and it's estimated that up to 20% of people avoid seeing the dentist because of anxiety and fear. We want you to get the care you need - even if you are nervous. That's why we offer sedation dentistry to those who need extra help feeling calm and relaxed during a dental procedure.

How Do I Prevent My Child From Getting Cavities?

How Do I Prevent My Child From Getting Cavities?

Despite the fact that tooth decay is almost entirely preventable, it is the most common chronic disease in children. Untreated dental disease can compromise a child’s ability to eat well, sleep well, and function well at home and at school. Learn what you can do to protect your child from cavities. 
 

How Do I Know If I Have A Cavity?

How Do I Know If I Have A Cavity?

According to the National Institutes of Health, the most prevalent health condition after the common cold is tooth decay. It’s more than likely that if you haven’t already had a cavity, you will develop at least one in your lifetime.  So, how do you know if you have a cavity? Here are some of the symptoms:

What is Plaque and How Can I Avoid It?

What is Plaque and How Can I Avoid It?

Plaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria that lives on the surface of your teeth and along the gumline. It accumulates from normal daily activities such as eating and drinking, especially if you’ve been consuming a lot of sugars and starches. Ever had that fuzzy feeling on your teeth that goes away after you give them a good brush? Yep, that’s plaque.  How can you avoid it?  Read more!

What You Need To Know About Dry Mouth

What You Need To Know About Dry Mouth

We’ve all woken up in the middle of the night and our mouth feels dry as a desert. Maybe it’s winter and the heat’s turned up, or we have a cold and are breathing through our mouth. This is normal! However, for 1 out of 5 adults, this discomfort is part of their everyday lives. Dry mouth, also known, as "xerostomia", is a condition that can have a serious impact on your dental health.

The River Within

The River Within

Everybody loves the brilliance of a friendly smile and the pleasure of chewing their favorite foods.  But in the 1990’s, researchers discovered a correlation between gum disease and other health problems, including heart disease.  Over the last 30 years, evidence has continued to link oral and general health. Here’s a fascinating look at what we know, and how you can help control your risk.

Goodbye Cavities?

Goodbye Cavities?

Every year, Over 175 million teeth are filled in the U.S. to repair damage from cavities. A blend of bacteria, sugar, and immune factors create a complex process that affects the quality of life in every age group.  Did you know that researchers are uncovering innovative methods that could make traditional fillings a practice of the past?  Here’s a look at what’s ahead!

No Dental Insurance? Five Reasons Why Patients LOVE Our Dental Savings Plan

No Dental Insurance? Five Reasons Why Patients LOVE Our Dental Savings Plan

If you don't have dental insurance, a procedure like a crown or root canal can be well over a thousand dollars in out-of-pocket charges, and routine check-ups and cleanings will set you back hundreds each year. That's why we created the St. Mary's Street Dental Savings Plan.  Read why patients love our Dental Savings Plan.  

The Link Between Heartburn and Oral Health

The Link Between Heartburn and Oral Health

If you have chronic heartburn, it's not only your esophagus that you should be worried about. Research shows that the condition known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, can have a detrimental effect on your oral health, as well.  Raleigh dentist Jeff Morrison, of Jeff M. Morrison & Assoc., DDS, knows the damage that chronic heartburn can do to your teeth. Read his three top dental concerns for patients with GERD.

How to Know if You Have a Cavity

How to Know if You Have a Cavity

According to the National Institutes of Health, the most prevalent health condition, after the common cold, is tooth decay. It’s more than likely that if you haven’t already had a cavity, you will develop at least one in your lifetime. So, how do you know if you have a cavity?   Read more and find out!

Are Your Gums Receding? Learn More About Causes and Treatments

Are Your Gums Receding?  Learn More About Causes and Treatments

Are you experiencing tooth sensitivity, or have you noticed a change in the appearance of your gums?  If so - your gums may be receding.  Read more to find out the causes of gum recession, the consequences, and what you can do to decrease the chance that this will occur.  If left untreated, gum recession can become so severe that it is irreversible and can lead to tooth loss.  Learn more here.  

Why Middle Aged Adults Avoid the Dentist: Cost and Fear Are Big Factors

Why Middle Aged Adults Avoid the Dentist:  Cost and Fear Are Big Factors

Are you embarrassed by the condition of your teeth? Do you have dental problems that are causing pain, difficulty eating, or missed work? Have you been skipping your regular preventive dental cleanings?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions you're not alone. The dental health of middle-aged Americans faces a lot of problems right now according to new results from the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging.