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What To Do When You Are Facing A Dental Emergency

May 16, 2020

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Man needs a dentist to treat an emergency.When was the last time you had a conversation about dental emergencies? If you’re like most people, the answer is probably never. But it wouldn’t hurt to talk about them with your dentist the next time you see them. As many as one million Americans every year need emergency dental care. If you don’t know the right steps to take in an emergency, then you may end up staying in pain longer than necessary. Read on to find out what you should do in the event of a sudden dental problem.

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One Crucial Reason You Shouldn’t Skip A Preventive Care Visit

April 15, 2020

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Dentist checks mouth for oral cancerApril is Oral Health Care Month, so it’s a good time to talk about the importance of the oral exams that happen during your regular visits. When your dentist looks at your mouth, they are doing more than just making sure your teeth look clean. They are actually inspecting your entire oral cavity for signs of potential problems. One of the most dangerous ones they are looking for is oral cancer. Read on to find out more about what oral cancer is, its dangers, and how your dentist plays a vital role in keeping you safe from it.

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8 Tips for Your Child’s At-Home Smile Care in Quarantine

March 22, 2020

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Father and daughter brushing their teeth in quarantineThe best way to slow the spread of the current COVID-19 pandemic is to practice social distancing and stay at home. While being in quarantine with your family is the best way to keep them safe from the coronavirus, they may be more prone to forgetting about their oral health. The last thing you need when all non-essential businesses are closed is for your child to develop a cavity! Try these eight tips to help your son or daughter remember to take care of their smile while they’re stuck at home.

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The 5 Best Ways to Prevent Bad Breath

March 11, 2020

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Man holding his nose after smelling bad breathHalitosis, or bad breath, is an uncomfortable and embarrassing situation that nearly 80 million people face every day. Not only does that foul odor in your mouth hurt your confidence, but it could be damaging your oral health as well. Thankfully, a few simple but very effective improvements to your daily dental routine can keep your smile looking and feeling fresh. Your Garland dentist explains the five best ways to keep bad breath at bay.

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8 Ways to Treat Sensitive Teeth at Home

February 23, 2020

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woman with sensitive teeth eating ice cream

Have you ever taken a bite into some delicious ice cream only for a rush of pain to shoot through your mouth? Have you ever taken a sip of hot coffee only for your teeth to spark with pain? If so, chances are you have sensitive teeth. While the best treatment for sensitive teeth is to see your dentist, there are some ways you can reduce your symptoms at home. Keep reading to learn eight of them.

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Does Gum Disease Increase Your Risk of a Heart Attack?

February 3, 2020

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young couple in gray sweaters holding red heart

February is considered the month of love. As a result, we typically think of red hearts when we think of February. But what we don’t often think about are the physical hearts that beat in our chests. What does that have to do with dentistry? A whole lot, as it turns out. Having poor oral health, especially gum disease, makes it more likely that you’ll have cardiovascular problems. How so? Continue reading to find out.

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5 Tips for Maintaining Your Invisalign Aligners

January 18, 2020

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person holding Invisalign alignersIn order to get the beautiful results you’re hoping for, it’s important to take proper care of your Invisalign aligners. Not only do you have to wear them, but you’ll also need to make sure they’re sanitized and free of any type of debris so you don’t form any oral health problems over the course of your treatment. Luckily, because Invisalign trays are removable, maintaining them is easy. Read on for five tips on how to keep your mouth healthy while you’re straightening your teeth. (more…)

Can You Prevent Cavities?

January 15, 2020

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computer illustration of a cavityAccording to a survey conducted by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 92 percent of adults, ages 20 to 64, have had at least one cavity in their permanent teeth. As one of the top oral health problems, the one question that every patient has for their dentist is “how can I prevent cavities from developing?” With timely intervention from a professional, you can easily treat tooth decay and enjoy your natural tooth for the rest of your life. Read on to learn how a cavity forms and what you can do to stop it. (more…)

5 Tips for a Happy and Healthy Holiday Smile

December 21, 2019

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Healthy tooth in Santa hatWith the temperatures dropping and the smell of cookies in the air, it’s time to start enjoying the holidays! Between all the family gatherings and searching for the perfect gift, are you forgetting to take care of your teeth? Unfortunately, all the sugary snacks and travel plans can make this a tough time of year for your dental health. But if you don’t take care of your teeth, you may find yourself spending some quality time with your emergency dentist this holiday season! Whether you’re traveling or staying local, here are the 5 best tips for keeping a happy and healthy holiday smile.

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What Makes Flossing Such a Big Deal?

December 7, 2019

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Smiling man flossing his teethHave you ever had a piece of food stuck in your teeth? Whether it’s a popcorn kernel shell or a tiny bit of steak, most of us are familiar with this annoying sensation. Sometimes you’ll need a little extra help to finally remove that stubborn bit of food and find some relief. Floss can be a great tool in these situations, but is it part of your daily dental routine? Not only can flossing on a regular basis clean out food particles hiding between your teeth, but it can also prevent cavities and treat gum disease where your toothbrush can’t. Let’s break down how flossing cleans your teeth and why it’s so important.

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