September 4, 2020
Are you ready for some shocking statistics? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 26% of U.S. adults have untreated tooth decay, 46% of people over 30-years-old have symptoms of gum disease, and a whopping 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Yikes!
When it comes to your oral care, all too often the focus is solely placed on your teeth. However, the health of your gums is important as well. If neglected, gum disease can develop and lead to issues, like receding gums. Read on for common causes, if your gums can grow back, and seven good oral habits to start today!
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August 13, 2020
Did you know that a whopping 90% of Americans have had at least one cavity by their 21st birthday? Unfortunately, the staggering statistics don’t stop there. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 20% of children between 5 and 11 and 13% between 12 and 19 have at least one untreated decayed tooth! So, it is safe to say our children’s dental hygiene could use an upgrade. However, many parents have trouble when it comes to getting their little ones to take their brushing and flossing routine seriously. If you are having the same struggle in your household, read on for three ways to introduce the importance of oral health for kids.
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July 16, 2020
The temperature is hot, and the humidity is here. That must mean it is summertime in Texas! When the sun is beating down on you and even the air conditioner isn’t cooling you down, few things are as refreshing as an ice-cold glass of soda, iced tea, or lemonade. However, after a few weeks of reaching for your beverage of choice each afternoon, you may notice your teeth are starting to take on a yellow, frail appearance. While your first thought may be to undergo a teeth whitening treatment, it is important to first consider the condition of your tooth enamel in Denton. Read on for the importance of protecting your enamel and how fluoride treatment from your dentist can help!
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June 4, 2020
In March, our world forever changed as COVID-19 became a global pandemic. Almost overnight, face coverings were required, social distancing guidelines were in place, and stay-at-home orders were mandated. Fortunately, these infection control measures have made the transition into our “new normal” possible. However, many patients are still hesitant to schedule their routine dental appointment since extensive research is still underway on this novel virus. If you are thinking of postponing your bi-yearly visit, then read on for three COVID-19 safety measures your dentist is implementing.
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May 9, 2020
These days with the threat of COVID-19, you may be worried
about venturing out even for the essentials like grocery shopping. Unfortunately,
you never know who or what has come into contact with the carts or products you’ll
be touching, putting you at a higher risk of infection. However, one place you
don’t have to be concerned about visiting is your dental office.
Believe it or not, compared to many other locations, dental practices are
some of the cleanest places you can be. Long before COVID-19 became an issue,
your dental team followed strict requirements for keeping the operatories safe
and clean, and these high standards can help you have peace of mind as you
receive essential dental care during this crisis.
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April 10, 2020
For most people, the best place to receive emergency help is the local ER. It makes sense Why Should I Avoid the ER Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic? hat a serious injury or accident would be treated in a location that is designed to care for individuals in critical need; however, with the outbreak of COVID-19, is it really the best place to go and get help? If you’re wondering whether you should skip seeing your emergency dentist and instead go straight to the ER, learn why that isn’t the best idea and why your local dental professional can better care for your needs.
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March 9, 2020
If your gums bleed while you’re brushing and flossing your teeth, it could be one of the first signs of gum disease. By altering your dental hygiene routine and visiting your dentist for a thorough checkup and cleaning, you may be able to reverse the signs and restore your oral health. Your dentist can also suggest gum disease therapy to stop the problem in its tracks. Read on to learn some of the early signs of this common disease and how you can prevent it from getting worse.
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February 3, 2020
Gum and heart disease are serious conditions, both of
which are becoming more common among adults in the United States. With millions
suffering from poor gum health and who unaware they have it to the rising risk
of heart disease among 35-64-year-olds, it should come as no surprise that
there might be a link between the two. Since February is American Heart
Association Month as well as Gum Disease Awareness Month, take some time to
learn more about the connection between the heart and your gums and why seeing
your dentist can help prevent worsening oral and overall health problems.
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January 4, 2020
When cold and flu season hit, you might be tempted to
walk around with an arsenal of hygiene products. From antibacterial hand wash
to disinfectant spray, the germs are everywhere and avoiding it is almost
impossible. Your kids have runny noses and your colleagues spend half the day
coughing profusely, so what do you do if you end up catching it? Let your dentist
share 4 ways you can stay healthy and spend less time in bed.
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December 6, 2019
The holidays are often lauded as a time of joy and cheer, but the carols never seem to mention how stressful the holiday season can be. Making sure all the gifts are sent out and worrying how you’re going to pay for them can really take a toll on your mental health. Not only that, but the stress can manifest in physical ways as well. In terms of your oral health, stress can cause a harmful condition known as bruxism. Let’s talk more about what bruxism is, and how you can put a stop to it.
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