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Is Gum Disease Genetic?

September 29, 2021

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woman with gum disease in Flower Mound pointing to gums

Hair color, eye color, height, and dimples are all things you can get from family members, but can gum disease be passed down, too? In a recent study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, researchers found that there is a link between genetics and advanced gum disease. Though the prospect of developing gum disease may be frightening, there are a number of ways you can combat it. Learn more about how genetics may put you at a higher risk for gum disease and what you can do to fight back against genetics.


5 Tips to Avoid Oral Health Problems This Halloween

September 6, 2021

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kids in Flower Mound wearing Halloween costumes

With Halloween quickly approaching, the increased amount of candy and other sugary foods at your child’s fingertips can be detrimental to their oral health. So, what can you do to help them make it through the spooky season without painful toothaches and cavities? Along with brushing their teeth twice each day and flossing once, there are a number of other ways you can steer them away from an oral health catastrophe. Here are five Halloween oral health tips to keep their smiles as lovely as ever.


How Excellent Oral Health Keeps Your Immune System Strong

August 26, 2021

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Bacteria in the mouth

Keeping up an excellent oral hygiene routine and seeing your dentist every six months is about more than just keeping your pearly whites bright and beautiful. After all, your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body. A lot of the time, the health of your smile reflects your overall wellbeing because of the link it has with your immune system. Continue reading to learn more about how taking care of your smile can help you keep your immune system strong.


Do Dental Implants Help You Live Longer?

August 5, 2021

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Woman smiling at the dentist with dental implants

Losing a tooth no longer means that you need to go the rest of your life without it. There are several tooth replacement options out there to help patients restore their smile. Dental implants are a preferred method because of their numerous benefits, including the fact that they can improve your health and could even increase your lifespan. Continue reading to learn about the health benefits of dental implants.


An Easy Guide to Dental Implant Terms You Should Know

July 23, 2021

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dentist explaining dental implant terms you should know to a patient

Have you recently taken the leap to replace your missing teeth with dental implants? Congratulations, you’re choosing the longest-lasting and most reliable tooth replacement currently available! As you begin the treatment process, though, you might notice your dentist and their team throwing around confusing words that you’ve never heard before. You deserve to know exactly what they mean. After all, it’s your smile they’re talking about! To help you decode your dentist, read this simple guide to some dental implant terms you should know.


5 Questions to Ask Your Cosmetic Dentist Before Getting a Smile Makeover

July 6, 2021

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woman talking to her cosmetic dentist before getting a smile makeover

Are you considering getting all of the flaws in your teeth fixed with a smile makeover? If so, you probably have a few concerns first. After all, smile makeovers involve multiple cosmetic dentistry treatments that cost money and take some time. You’ll want to make sure that you’re confident about moving forward. To that end, it helps to ask your cosmetic dentist these five questions before you begin the smile makeover process.


Can the Summer Sun Do Wonders for Your Oral Health?

June 16, 2021

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woman smiling enjoying the summer sun

As the temperatures start to get warmer, it becomes evident that summer is just around the corner. There’s something about the sun shining that makes people want to get outside, interact and be festive. It turns out that the sun has even more to offer. When it comes to your oral health, getting more sunlight has been found to promote healthy gums. Continue reading to learn how the summer sun can help combat an oral health issue that millions of Americans are facing!


What Smokers Need to Know Before Dental Implant Placement

June 9, 2021

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man learns about smoking and dental implants

Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants opens the door to a brand-new life – where you’re able to once again eat the foods you love and smile with confidence. Along with being the best form of tooth replacement available, dental implantation has a 95% success rate. If you use tobacco, though, it can have a negative impact. Continue reading to learn why smoking and dental implants don’t mix!


Summer Sun: The Secret to Improving Your Oral Health?

May 28, 2021

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Woman in striped shirt smiling on the beach

When the sun doesn’t set until well after 8 PM and the temperature gets in the 90s, you know summer is officially here – bring on the days by the pool, meals by the barbeque, and nights by the fire roasting s’mores! However, this time of year isn’t just good for your tan, it’s beneficial for your smile too. Keep reading for what the latest research says about the summer sun and healthy gums.


5 Hidden Dangers of Getting Dental Implants for Cheap

May 2, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsongfm @ 7:04 am
Woman with mouth pain from failed dental implant

With more than 5 million dental implants placed each year, implant treatment is easily one of the most popular ways to replace missing teeth. However, dental implants also cost more than other options like conventional bridges or dentures. If you like looking after your wallet, you may be tempted to shop around for discount implants. After all, who doesn’t like saving money? The truth is, though, that bargain implants can often lead to serious health complications in the long run. Here are just 5 examples of the dangers of getting dental implants for cheap.

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