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What Really Happens If You Skip a Dental Cleaning?

September 30, 2020

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Dentist conducting a dental cleaning

Have you ever put off a routine dental visit due to a hectic schedule? Or canceled your biannual appointment because something else came up? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then you are not alone. In fact, according to the American Dental Association, 48% of U.S. adults do not visit the dentist as often as they should. Whether it is due to a dental phobia, the current pandemic, or lack of symptoms, it is important to remember that skipping a dental cleaning can negatively impact your oral health. Read on for three reasons you should not postpone your biannual visit to the dentist.

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An Inside Look at the Evolution of Dental Floss

September 9, 2020

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Woman smiling while flossing her teeth

Today, it would be hard to imagine your oral hygiene routine without floss. After all, it plays a crucial role in dislodging food particles, removing plaque, and cleaning where the bristles of your toothbrush cannot reach. However, this essential tool has only been available for purchase since 1882, and it has come a long way since then! Read on for an inside look at the evolution of dental floss: from new dental tool to household essential.

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Are Dental Implants the Right Choice for You?

August 13, 2020

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Woman with dental implants

If you are missing one or more teeth, you know how much of a struggle it can be. Eating and speaking can be made more difficult and having a gap in your smile may make you feel embarrassed when you laugh, talk, or smile. Fortunately, you have several options when it comes to restoring your smile. Dental implants are a preferred tooth replacement option for people of almost all ages who are missing teeth as a result of injury, infection, or decay. With all of the benefits, it’s no wonder why over three million Americans are already reaping the benefits of implants. Continue reading to learn about who is a good candidate for dental implants as well as their many benefits.

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How to Create a Dental Emergency Kit

August 9, 2020

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damaged tooth standing next to dental emergency kit

While many people have a first aid kit in their house or at their workplace, most people find themselves unprepared when a dental emergency strikes. This is unfortunate because oral injuries can be fairly common, especially for young children. Whether or not you have kids, though, it’s always a good idea to be prepared. Keep reading below to learn how to do that by creating a dental emergency kit.

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Preventive Dental Care Can Save You $1,000s in the Long Run! Here’s How

July 16, 2020

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Woman smiling at routine dentist appointment

Between a jam-packed schedule, back to school season, and living during a pandemic, Americans today can easily justify putting off their routine visit to the dentist. In fact, maybe you have found yourself thinking something similar and have even convinced yourself that postponing your appointment is the responsible thing to do since it saves money as well. However, that could not be further from the truth. The Journal of Dental Hygiene reported that every dollar invested in preventive care can save you between $8 and $50 in the long run! Wondering how that is possible? Read on!

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3 Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Your Confidence

July 2, 2020

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Woman smiling with straight, bright teeth

Do you find yourself keeping your lips closed when smiling to hide your teeth? Do you cover your mouth when you talk to prevent others from seeing your smile? Do you feel like others are constantly fixated on imperfections in your teeth? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you are not alone. In fact, that is why celebrities and the public alike have opted for cosmetic dentistry to straighten, brighten, and otherwise perfect their smile. However, it isn’t just about being camera-ready. Your cosmetic dentist is sharing three ways upgrading your smile can improve your confidence!

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Why Should I Clean My Tongue & How Do I Do It Properly?

June 23, 2020

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patient sticks out tongue for Flower Mound dentist to inspect

It’s common knowledge that regular brushing and flossing are key to a happy, healthy smile. But what about your tongue? Even though it’s probably not the first part of your mouth you think about cleaning each day, this group of muscles plays an important role in your oral health. Just like your teeth and gums, plaque and bacteria build up on your tongue throughout the day, so it’s essential to clean it daily. Read on as your Flower Mound dentist explains how cleaning your tongue can help keep you healthy as well as how to do it properly.

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Are Sports & Energy Drinks Worse for Your Teeth Than Soda?

June 17, 2020

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Row of colorful energy and sports drinks that damage teeth

With summer just around the corner, many of us will be reaching for our favorite beverages to quench our thirst. Since it’s common knowledge that sugary drinks like soda can wreak havoc on your teeth, you may think that energy or sports drinks are a healthier option. While they may contain less sugar than pop, dental experts say they aren’t any better for your oral health. In fact, some studies suggest they may be much worse. Your Flower Mound dentist explains how sports and energy drinks may be damaging your teeth, as well as what you can do to protect your smile.

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Want To Prevent Your Teeth From Staining and Chipping? Read This

May 22, 2020

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smile with a chipped front tooth

Between building your career, visiting family, maintaining a social life, and fitting some relaxation time somewhere in between, tooth safety isn’t much of a thought in our everyday lives. However, even the simplest of activities can result in dark stains, noticeable chips, and other dental damage. Practice proper tooth safety this summer by avoiding these common causes.

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Toothaches: Causes, Symptoms, and When to Seek Treatment

May 1, 2020

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man with toothache

You are a bit rushed as you head out the door to DFW airport. As you drive, your head is flooded with items to add to your to-do list. You take your first sip of coffee and are painfully reminded of yet another thing you need to do take care of- your toothache.

Toothache pain is the worst, but they aren’t all created equally. It can be difficult to know what can wait a few days or if an emergency visit to the dentist needs to be scheduled. Here is what you should be looking out for.

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