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4 Helpful Tips on Caring for Dentures

February 10, 2022

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Dentures are a tried and true method for replacing multiple or all of a person’s teeth. They look realistic and can be customized to fit the mouth of the individual. Though these restorations are a great way to complete your smile when you have gaps in your grin, some people find that caring for dentures takes some time to get used to. So that it’s easier for you to adjust to your new smile, read on to learn four tips for cleaning your dentures.


Can Dental Implants Make You Live Longer?

January 15, 2022

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Older man with dental implants at dentistEvery tooth in your mouth is crucial for a healthy, attractive smile. However, your dental health and self-esteem aren’t the only complications if you have lost a tooth or two over the years. Believe it or not, missing teeth can shorten your lifespan, but you can turn back the clock with dental implants. As the only treatment to rebuild a tooth from the root up, you can avoid common problems caused by gaps in your smile to live a long, happy life.


Four Trendy Beverages Problematic for Your Teeth

December 4, 2021

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kombucha fermented fruit tea

Toe shoes, Crocs, saggy pants, and mom jeans in the 2000s. Those are some pretty brutal trends that caught on for a while, and Crocs are still going strong.

There have been some trendy beverages in recent years that aren’t as cringe-worthy, but they could make your dentist wince at the thought of the damage being done to your oral health. Keep reading to discover four popular trends that are bad for your teeth from your emergency dentist in Colleyville.


6 Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Get a Tooth-Colored Filling

June 24, 2021

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Did you find out at your last dental checkup that you have one or more cavities? According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, tooth decay continues to be the most prevalent chronic disease in both children and adults alike. Fortunately, that’s where restorative dentistry comes in. With durable, high-quality fillings, you can get the much-needed treatment you need without calling attention to it. The best part? Tooth-colored options come with a long list of non-cosmetic benefits as well. Keep reading to learn what they are!


Oral Health During the Holiday Season

November 30, 2016

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Limit the amount of sugary snacks you eat An excessive amount of sugar is the number one way to wreck your teeth over the coming months. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), the naturally occurring bacteria in your mouth feed on sugar, creating acid. This acid can eat away at tooth enamel, leading to tooth decay and cavities. The more your expose your teeth to sugar, the higher the risk that your will face dental problems in the future.


Transform Your Smile with Dental Implants

November 14, 2016

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What exactly are dental implants? Dental implants are metal posts, usually made of titanium, that act as substitute for a tooth’s natural root. Implants are placed into the jawbone, and fuses with the natural bone, becoming a sturdy foundation for a replacement tooth. A false tooth is then screwed into the implant. Implants can be used in conjunction with a bridge or denture containing multiple teeth, or it can simply be a replacement for a single tooth. According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 3 million Americans have implants, and that number is growing by an average of 500 thousand per year. What is involved in the process of getting a dental implant?


Smoking and Your Oral Health

October 31, 2016

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How Does Smoking Affect my Oral Health? Smoking impacts your mouth and oral health in both visible, and non-visible ways. Smoking decreases both the blood flow to your gums and the amount of saliva that flows through your mouth. Without proper blood flow, vital nutrients cannot reach your gums, resulting in gum disease, bone loss and tooth loss. Saliva helps clean your teeth and the absence of it can cause tooth decay. Smoking also causes teeth to become discolored with yellow and brown stains from the nicotine found in cigarettes. In addition, smoking causes you to have bad breath and a decrease in your sense of taste.


TMJ Disorders and Dysfunctions

September 26, 2016

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TMJ Disorders
According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, over 10 millions Americans suffer from TMJ disorders. In fact, women actually account for 90% of all TMJ disorder sufferers.  Scientist have been looking for connections between TMJ symptoms and female hormones to find the answer to why women suffer from the disorder more often than men.


A Disturbing Trend in Dental Health

September 19, 2016

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Disturbing Trend in Dental Health
This aggressive treatment planning is not just seen in cosmetic cases, but also in patients seeking regular dental care. Unfortunately, I have seen these circumstances in both adults and children.


Tiny Teeth: Your Child’s Oral Health

September 12, 2016

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What is Tooth Decay? First, lets answer the question ‘what exactly is tooth decay?’. Tooth decay is the destruction of the hard, outer layer of your teeth, called enamel. Children, and even infants, can be affected by varying levels of tooth decay. It is important to be aware of and help prevent childhood tooth decay. The care of teeth at a young age can set the stage for oral health for the rest of a child’s life. Tooth decay is an easily preventable problem, and it can negatively affect your child’s overall health, self-esteem, social development, and quality of life.

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