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4 Ways to Appreciate Your Teeth This Thanksgiving

November 16, 2023

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A family celebrating Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving nears, you’re likely thinking of your life’s blessings. That’s only natural – the holiday (per its name) is all about giving thanks! So, you might want to honor your friends, family, health, job, and more. Aside from these things, though, take time to appreciate your teeth this Thanksgiving. Your pearly whites help with many tasks, including the feast you’ll soon have! Luckily, your Dallas dentist can offer some pointers. Here are four great ways to honor your grin for Thanksgiving.


3 Ways to Navigate Halloween While Wearing Invisalign

October 9, 2023

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young girl smiling and holding an Invisalign aligner

You’re on your way to a straighter, healthier smile, and you don’t want to do anything that will delay your progress. However, Halloween is right around the corner, and the idea of giving up some of your favorite sweet treats might just seem impossible to do. What if you were told that you didn’t have to? Instead, you could have your fun while also moving forward in your pursuit of a more perfectly aligned smile. Read on to learn three ways you can better navigate this spooky holiday while wearing Invisalign.


5 Ways to Look Younger with Cosmetic Dentistry

September 12, 2023

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Smiling woman with glasses resting her chin on her handYou know you’ll see a few wrinkles and white hairs as you age, but you may not have expected your teeth to change, too. Your teeth undergo wear and tear every day and can show signs of aging. You can turn back the clock using the latest solutions in dentistry. Here are 5 ways cosmetic dentistry can take years off your appearance.


Back-to-School Dental Tips for A+ Oral Health

August 18, 2023

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A group of children preparing to go back to school while prepared for dental emergencies

As the school bells ring and students embark on a new academic journey, it’s crucial to ensure their oral health is on the right track. Dental emergencies can disrupt the focus and excitement of the back-to-school season but these valuable tips can help prevent the most common factors that lead to poor oral health.

If you want to get ahead of the bell curve and learn some strategies for avoiding an unexpected dentist appointment, continue reading.


Why is Summer Ideal for Starting with Dental Implants?

July 12, 2023

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patient smiling with dental implants

Are you in search of a long-lasting and natural-looking solution to replace missing teeth? Look no further than dental implants, which offer just that, restoring both the aesthetic appeal and functionality of your smile. If you’ve been considering dental implants, the summer season presents an ideal opportunity to start your journey. Keep reading to discover the advantages of choosing dental implant placement during the summer months.


Does Getting Veneers Result in Sensitive Teeth?

June 1, 2023

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Woman getting veneers

Do you have numerous flaws that litter your smile? Fortunately, you don’t need to settle for teeth that you aren’t comfortable showing off. There are a variety of cosmetic dental treatments available to help you feel more confident in the way you present yourself. One of the most common treatments out there is veneers, but they require a small amount of enamel to be removed from the front-facing surface of your teeth. Read on to learn how this will affect the sensitivity of your teeth.


Can I Still Drink Coffee with Veneers?

May 11, 2023

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A close-up of a cup of coffee

If you plan to get veneers, you likely already know their effects. Namely, you grasp that the porcelain shells can whiten your teeth and hide their unseemly marks! That said, perhaps you’re not sure they can handle your daily cup of joe. After all, is it really okay to drink coffee with veneers? Well, it just so happens your Dallas dentist is here to answer that question. Read on, then, to learn how coffee affects veneers and how to keep it from staining the porcelain shells.


3 Common Causes of Facial Pain

April 5, 2023

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person holding their cheek and wincing

If you’re dealing with a fair amount of facial pain, it can be hard to communicate what precisely it is that you’re feeling. Unfortunately, the worse that you feel, the harder it can be to help your dentist figure out why that might be.

There are a few conditions that can cause the kind of facial pain that constitutes a dental emergency. If you want to know more about them, and what could be causing your discomfort in particular, here’s are some possible culprits.


How to Handle a Lost Dental Filling

March 31, 2023

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dentist replacing lost dental filling

Dental fillings are a way to repair a tooth that has been damaged by decay. The dentist will remove the decayed part of the tooth and then fill the hole with a material that will restore it to its original shape and function. If you have lost or broken a dental filling, it’s important to take steps to protect your tooth from further harm. Here are seven steps you should take if this ever happens to you.


Why Toothaches Hurt More at Night

February 3, 2023

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person with toothache sleeping peacefully at night

Have you ever had a toothache that won’t seem to let up? Getting through your responsibilities, such as working or doing homework, can be difficult when you have a constant or throbbing pain in one of your pearly whites. As hard as it is to make it through the day with a toothache, it can be even more difficult to get through the night. Keep reading to learn about what toothaches seem to get worse during the night as well as tips to get enough sleep until your emergency dentist can administer treatment.

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