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Back-to-School Dental Safety: 5 Tips You Need to Know

August 10, 2022

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Young boy smiling while heading back to school with friends

From purchasing school supplies and setting up carpools to organizing your child’s things, back-to-school season comes with a seemingly endless list of to-dos. So, it’s not too surprising that many parents forget one of the most important ones: revisiting how to prevent dental emergencies! After all, oral hygiene regimens often get more lax during the summer with family vacations, sleepovers with friends, and the like. Don’t worry – you can learn five must-know tips right here.

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How To: Prepare for Invisalign Treatment

July 25, 2022

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Smiling woman researching how to prepare for Invisalign

Invisalign is famous for their effective, removable, and discreet trays. What else is there to know? Actually, quite a bit! To ensure your teeth-straightening treatment is as smooth and seamless as possible, it’s a good idea to start planning before your first set of aligners arrive. To learn a few must-know tips on how to prepare for Invisalign, read on!

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How Do Dentists Color Match a Dental Crown?

April 4, 2022

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producing dental crown in lab

When you first saw your dental crown within your smile, it was hard to believe how well it blended in with your natural teeth. How did your dentist in Dallas do it? With the advanced techniques utilized for modern dental crowns, you receive a personalized restoration that mimics the shade of your natural tooth. It’s not by chance – it’s science. Keep reading for an easy-to-digest look at the process.

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4 Ways to Whiten Your Dentures

March 4, 2022

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full set of dentures

While wearing artificial teeth, you may be under the assumption that your prosthetics will never stain or become discolored. The reality is that although they are not porous like traditional tooth enamel, they can still become dull over time if you’re not careful. If you want to avoid the potential of walking around with a lackluster grin, here are four ways you can whiten dentures and maintain the beautiful, brighter smile you deserve.

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Here’s How Waiting to Get a Dental Crown Can Hurt Your Smile & Wallet

November 30, 2021

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Woman looking concerned while talking to dentist

With more than 90% of Americans having at least one cavity by their 21st birthday, it’s safe to say that tooth decay is prevalent. If caught in the early stages, a simple filling may be all your tooth needs to be restored. In more advanced cases, dental crowns are the ideal solution. Although they are extremely lifelike in look and feel, many patients put off treatment due to the price. However, neglecting to get a dental crown can be more costly in the long run. Here’s why!

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Halloween Candy: The Best & Worst Treats For Your Child’s Teeth

October 12, 2021

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Mom sharing Halloween candy with kids in costumes

Spooky season has arrived! Like most children, your little one may be counting down the days until they can dress up in their costume, go door to door, say “trick-or-treat,” and add more candy to their stash. While indulging in a sweet treat or two is part of the fun, it’s important to protect their smiles from cavities after Halloween, especially since the average child eats up to three cups of sugar on October 31st alone. Yikes! To help keep their teeth happy and healthy, here is a list of the best and worst candies when it comes to their oral health.

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3 Ways to Beautify Your Smile This Summer

July 9, 2021

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a young girl pointing to her smile after seeing her cosmetic dentist in Lakewood

Summer is a time for getting together with family and friends. It’s an opportunity to spend the next several months enjoying the warm weather, going on vacation, and spending your days lounging by the pool or lake. If you want to make lasting memories that don’t leave you feeling embarrassed by your smile, a cosmetic dentist in Lakewood shares 3 unique treatments that will give you the confidence you need to look and feel your best.

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4 Invisalign Questions to Ask Before Starting Your Orthodontic Journey

June 6, 2021

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an up-close view of a person inserting a clear aligner after having their Invisalign questions in Dallas answered

As a busy professional, choosing between traditional metal braces and clear aligners might seem like a no-brainer. A more discreet solution that can produce quicker results is a win-win situation for most adults, but if you are weighing all your options to determine which orthodontic solution will ensure better oral health and aesthetics, it’s important that you be unafraid to discuss with your dental professional and get all the information you need to make a well-informed, confident decision. In this article, we will look at 4 Invisalign questions you should ask when meeting with your dentist.

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3 Foods and Beverages That Can Cause Cavities

April 9, 2021

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an up-close look at a cavity that has formed in a patient’s molar

When you think about cavities forming as the result of a poor diet, you might assume that only candy and sodas are to blame. The truth is that there are far more foods that can cause tooth decay, resulting in a visit to the dentist for restorative treatment. A local dental expert explains which cavity-causing foods can cause significant damage to your teeth and what you can do to ensure a healthier, more beautiful smile.

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5 Myths About Dental Sedation, Debunked

March 19, 2021

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a person drawing two arrows, one that says "myths" and one that says "facts"

Dental phobia or anxiety and nervousness surrounding visiting your dentist is incredibly common among adults. Bad past experiences, a fear of receiving bad news, and overstimulation caused by the sights and sounds of the dental office can all cause adverse reactions to visiting the dentist, but you’re not alone. Dentists want patients to be able to visit them without fear of emotional and mental repercussions, which is why they offer dental sedation. However, there are countless myths out there that may act to sway your decision about receiving this service. Read on to debunk five of the most common myths about dental sedation.

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