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Is Sedation Dentistry Safe for My Child?

July 7, 2020

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Young girl high-fives Lake Dallas sedation dentist

Not many children are thrilled about going to the dentist. However, if your son or daughter gets extremely anxious about dental work, getting a regular checkup or simple filling can be an overwhelming experience for you both. On the other hand, pleasant dental appointments can encourage your child to continue taking care of their oral health for years to come. Read on to find out how your Lake Dallas sedation dentist can help keep your little one safe and calm while caring for their precious smile.

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How Dentists Are Using Personal Protective Equipment to Keep You Safe

May 10, 2020

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a male emergency dentist in Lake Dallas wearing PPE while caring for a patient

Before COVID-19, the term “personal protective equipment (PPE),” was likely only used among healthcare workers. Now, regular citizens are fully aware of what they are and why they’re important in keeping the virus from spreading from person-to-person. While you might assume that it would be normal for these items to be found in a hospital or doctor’s office, it should come as no surprise that they, too, are necessary when seeing your emergency dentist in Lake Dallas. As you prepare for your first dental appointment after the office reopens, check out the four most important PPE your dentist will be wearing to better protect both of you.

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Are Carbonated Drinks Bad For Your Teeth?

March 30, 2020

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When you open a carbonated drink, the pops and fizzles are just as inviting as the crisp, refreshing taste and feeling when it hits your tongue. Even though most people find beverages such as soda and sparkling water irresistible, they’re not good for your teeth. In fact, your dentist in Lakewood recommends cutting back on these enamel-harming drinks to preserve your smile. Read on to learn how carbonated beverages can harm your smile and some alternative substitutions you can make.

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A Bright Smile Has a Lot of Benefits! Learn How Teeth Whitening Can Help

January 6, 2020

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Whitening Before and After

Nearly everyone could benefit from a little extra self-confidence in their life. And since one of the first things people notice about you is your smile, teeth whitening is a great place to start. When you feel good about how your smile looks, it’s easier to navigate everything from first dates to job interviews and high school reunions. If you want to put your best foot forward each day, keep reading to learn how teeth whitening in Lakewood Dallas can help!

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Considering Invisalign? Learn About the 5 Biggest Advantages Here

December 7, 2019

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Without a doubt, Invisalign has changed the field of orthodontics forever. Since it was developed around 20 years ago, it’s helped over 6 million people achieve a straight, even smile. And, with a 96% satisfaction rating, it has a proven track record of great success. If you’ve been thinking about Invisalign in Lakewood, keep reading for 5 of the best reasons not to wait! 

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How to Save Money with Your Dental Insurance

November 14, 2019

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Woman smiling

Every year, millions of Americans miss out on billions worth of dental insurance benefits. The worst part is that many don’t even know this is happening. Dental insurance can be confusing, but if you know how to play the game, you can end up saving hundreds every year by using the benefits you’re already paying for. Thankfully, your dentist has provided some pro tips for maximizing your benefits while minimizing your out-of-pocket spending.

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Halloween Candy Tips: 5 Tricks for Safely Enjoying Sugary Treats

October 31, 2019

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Halloween Candy

Halloween is fun for children of all ages, but the extra sugar can mean big trouble for their teeth if they aren’t careful. It can be challenging for parents to protect the oral health of their little ones during this season. Luckily, though, these 5 Halloween candy tips can help your child make it through the rest of autumn cavity-free!

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Is Pumpkin Spice Not So Nice for Your Teeth? Find Out!

September 14, 2019

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Woman drinking coffee

Now that September is here, the people of Dallas will finally get some cooler weather. With the fall season comes all of your favorite warm beverages. Pumpkin spice lattes, peppermint mochas, hot cocoa, and many other holiday favorites are simply delicious. But how do these hot drinks affect your teeth? Are these holiday beverages worse for your smile than regular coffee? Keep reading to find out the answer!

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3 “Health” Foods to Watch Out for When Making Your Child’s Lunch

August 26, 2019

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School’s almost here, which means it’s time to start thinking about the lunches you pack for your child. But be careful! There are many foods that are usually thought of as healthy that can actually be doing untold damage to your little one’s pearly whites. Here are 3 common staples of midday meals that can make a children’s dentist nervous.

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The Irreversible Toll Energy and Sports Drinks Have on Your Teeth as Told By Your Dentist

July 26, 2019

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people stretching with sports drinks

Energy and sports drinks are often advertised as healthy and great ways to stay hydrated and keep up with your busy day-to-day life, but what they don’t tell you on the package is how it will impact your teeth. Typically, you consider the amount of sugar in a beverage before how acidic it is, but certain drinks with excessive amounts of citric acid are harming your mouth more than you may think. Read on to learn what recent research says about excessive consumption of sports drinks and your oral health.

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