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The Process of Getting Dentures

December 14, 2021

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person with dentures in Fort Worth smiling

Though 36 million U.S. adults are missing all their teeth, dentures can help them smile with confidence, chew effectively, and speak clearly. This tooth replacement option is safe, effective, and long-lasting, but what does the process of getting dentures entail and how long will it take? Read on to learn about the steps in the dentures process and how long you can expect it to take to get your new smile.

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How to Keep Your Halloween Sweet Tooth at Bay

October 7, 2021

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bucket of Halloween candy

Halloween. It’s a time where many families look forward to dressing up in costume and going trick-or-treating around the neighborhood, collecting piles of free candy that will (hopefully) last through winter. Although this age-old tradition is certainly fun, it can leave a lasting mark on your smile if you’re not careful. With all that Halloween candy lying around the house, you may be tempted to snack on it more than usual. Luckily, we’ve gathered a few useful tips to keep your sweet tooth at bay. Continue reading to learn more.

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Why Teeth Whitening Products and Cavities Don’t Mix

September 4, 2021

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woman with toothache in coffeeshop

Have you ever seen a beat-up, old car with really fancy, shiny rims that look like they cost more than the car itself? Well, that approach to one’s vehicle is not unlike the notion of getting teeth whitening treatment on cavities or decayed teeth. After all, if someone is suffering from tooth decay, the shade of the tooth in question is inconsequential relative to the damage the tooth has suffered.

Read on to learn why cavities do not coexist well with whitening gels and why it is prudent to check in with your dentist prior to any teeth whitening treatments.

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Brief History of Teeth Whitening

August 20, 2021

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Woman having teeth whitening treatmentNothing says youth, confidence, success, and intelligence like a bright white smile. Research shows the appearance of your teeth affects how people view you. Not to mention, it also influences how you feel about yourself. Teeth whitening is an excellent solution to combat stains and discoloration. Although it may seem like a relatively new treatment, it has a rather lengthy history. Thankfully, you don’t need to use urine to brighten your smile anymore. Here are some of the top changes that have paved the way for the results you achieve today.

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The Most Common Dental Emergencies Among Athletes

July 31, 2021

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Closeup of man on track preparing to run

Are you an athlete? If so, then you know all too well about the importance of caring for your muscles. However, have you been prioritizing your dental health as well? After all, the Journal of the American Dental Association reported as much as 39% of all dental injuries are sports-related! Keep reading to learn a few of the most common dental emergencies that athletes sustain as well as some important prevention tactics.

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Discover the Benefits of Gum Recontouring

June 16, 2021

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Man enjoying the benefits of gum recontouringIf you have a “gummy smile,” you might avoid showing your teeth to save yourself from embarrassment. You won’t have to hide any longer with gum recontouring. The minimally invasive procedure will reshape your gum line to make your teeth look proportionate. In some cases, the benefits of gum recontouring can also aid the treatment of periodontal disease. Here are the facts you need to know to determine if gum recontouring is right for you.

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The Dangers of Teeth Whitening While You Have Cavities

May 2, 2021

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Man with a toothache

Are you looking to brighten up your smile? You don’t need to settle for teeth that you aren’t confident showing off. There are numerous ways that you can enhance all of the wonderful things about your smile and cover up minor imperfections. One of the most common cosmetic dental options out there is teeth whitening, but it is crucial that you are in good oral health before whitening your smile. Read on to learn about the risks of teeth whitening while you have cavities and why you should always see your dentist for this type of treatment.

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5 Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Veneers

April 5, 2021

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young woman replacing veneers at her dentist’s office

Not everyone is born with a smile ready for the red carpet. If you’re interested in fixing all of the cosmetic imperfections in your teeth with just one minimally invasive procedure, you can’t go wrong with veneers. Once your dentist places these thin porcelain shells over your teeth, virtually all of their flaws disappear. Even though veneers are thin, they’re remarkably durable. They can last for a decade or longer, but they will need to be replaced at some point. How can you tell when you need new ones? Here are five signs that you should be replacing veneers in the near future.

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The Best Time to Get Invisalign

November 11, 2020

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doctor holding invisalign tray

As the end of the year approaches, your calendar is likely filling up quickly with last-minute plans and events. It can be easy to put things like enhancing personal appearance on the backburner. If you’ve been wanting to straighten your teeth for a while, but just haven’t scheduled a consultation with your dentist, there has never been a better time! The best news is, you don’t have to sacrifice your personal confidence with a mouth full of metal to do it, and it doesn’t have to break your bank. Keep reading to learn more about why now is the best time to consider Invisalign to transform your smile.

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Your Dental Insurance: It’s Time to Use It or Lost It!

October 28, 2020

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Insurance form with money and pen on a table

Dental insurance can be downright confusing, but this is unfortunately by design. Each year, billions of dollars’ worth of dental benefits are wasted simply because patients don’t know how to take advantage of their insurance plans. Thankfully, with the right knowledge, you can maximize your insurance benefits to keep your pockets full. But how can you get the most out of your insurance? Read on to learn the answer!

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