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Ten Great Questions to Ask Your Dentist

December 17, 2020

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dentist answering patient's questions in flower mound

If you’ve ever been to the dentist office before, you’ve probably answered questions about how often you floss and brush, or whether or not anything in your mouth feels out of the ordinary. It’s usually the dentist who does most of the asking and you who likely attempts to answer questions with a mouth full of toothpaste. While this is a normal part of a routine visit, your Flower Mound dentist believes it’s just as important for you as a patient to be armed with knowledge about how to care for your smile. Keep reading to learn ten great questions you can ask your dentist during your next visit that will probably even impress them!

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What to Expect During Your First Dental Visit

November 4, 2020

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a female patient smiling as her dental hygienist prepares to clean her teeth

Has it been several years since your last dentist’s appointment? Do you worry you’ll be judged for the way your teeth look? Unsure what to expect when undergoing a simple dental checkup and cleaning? It’s not always easy taking this first step, but if you want to avoid more serious problems in the future, seeing a dentist for regular oral healthcare is necessary. Read on to find out what you can expect when preparing for your upcoming appointment with Dr. Rodger Song at Bridlewood Dental.

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What is Fluoride and Why is it Added to Drinking Water?

October 23, 2020

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a person filling up a glass with tap water containing fluoride

Fluoride is an illusive substance for many people because they know they consume it in their drinking water, but they aren’t entirely sure why. With countless conspiracy theories out there, your dentist wants to set the things straight and let you in on what fluoride is and how it has improved the oral health of two-thirds of the U.S. population, according to the CDC. Read on to get the facts about fluoride and learn how it’s helping keep your smile cavity-free.

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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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