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Can Protecting Your Smile Also Protect Your Heart?

February 19, 2021

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Simple logo in the shape of a heart representing heart health

February is Heart Health Month. On paper, you might not think this is something that really concerns your dentist; after all, don’t they just work with the teeth and gums? In truth, your oral health has a strong connection with your overall health. In particular, an increasing number of studies has shown that gum disease can be linked to heart problems. In this post, you can learn how keeping your smile healthy can potentially be the key to keeping the whole body healthy.

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Can You Get Dental Implants if You Have Bruxism?

January 14, 2021

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a computer illustration showing worn-down teeth due to bruxism

Missing teeth can have a huge impact on your daily life by making it hard to complete basic tasks like chewing food and speaking. Fortunately, tooth replacement options like dental implants are a great way to restore the function, feeling, and structure of your smile for decades at a time. However, if you have oral habits like bruxism that could put your new restorations at-risk, then you’ll want to think over the pros and cons of receiving this advanced treatment. Read on to learn how bruxism impacts dental implants and what you can do to become a good candidate for the procedure.

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What to Do If You Have a Loose Tooth as an Adult

December 15, 2020

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young woman looking at her loose tooth in the mirror

When you’re a kid, few things are as exciting as noticing that you have a loose tooth. You would spend so much of your time wiggling it with your tongue, urging it to fall out so you could place it under your pillow and find it replaced with a bit of money. But if you notice that your tooth is loose as an adult, your reaction will likely be quite different. What should do you if you find yourself in this situation? Continue reading to find out.

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Have a Toothache? Here’s Why You Should Seek Treatment ASAP

November 19, 2020

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Woman experiencing tooth pain at home

Has a once asymptomatic tooth suddenly become painful? Are you experiencing sensitivity to hot and cold foods? Is there an odor on your breath even after you’ve completed your oral hygiene routine? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you may have an infection in your mouth. Before you dismiss this news entirely, it is important to remember that even something as simple as a toothache can potentially turn into a trip to the emergency room. To learn more about the dangers of an untreated infection and how your dentist can help, read on!

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5 Tips to Keep Your Child’s Teeth Healthy During Cold & Flu Season

October 13, 2020

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Two little girls sneezing during cold and flu season

Is your son or daughter looking forward to the cooler weather, the leaves changing colors, and the winter holidays? While this is a fun time of year for many families, it’s also a tough time for maintaining oral health. During cold and flu season especially, your child is at a higher risk of problems like tooth decay, gum disease, and oral infections. Use these simple but effective tips to help keep your little one’s smile healthy in case they get sick.

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Do Gums Grow Back After Receding?

September 4, 2020

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Do Gums Grow Back After Receding?

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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3 Ways to Teach Your Child About Their Oral Health

August 13, 2020

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Father and daughter brushing their teeth

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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The Importance of Protecting Your Enamel (and How Fluoride Can Help!)

July 16, 2020

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Woman smiling on morning walk

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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3 Major Ways Your Dentist Is Protecting Patients and Themselves During COVID-19

June 4, 2020

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Dental team wearing PPE with patient

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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3 Ways Your Dental Practice Is Staying Safe and Clean During COVID-19

May 9, 2020

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patient in operatory at a dental practice

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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