DD Family Dentistry of Carrollton Blog
December 15, 2021
The temperature is dropping, the days are getting shorter, and the end of the year is approaching quickly. Do you know what that means? The holiday season is officially in full swing! If you have a significant other, kissing them underneath the mistletoe is likely on your Christmas wish list this year. However, you’ll want to ensure your oral health is in tip-top shape before that happens. Read on to learn six ways you can make yourself more kissable this holiday season.(more…)
November 24, 2021
Many New Year’s resolutions involve attempting to make strides in your wealth or your health. There are ways you can do both!
When you commit to improving your oral health, it can improve your overall quality of life and save you a pretty penny when it comes to paying for dental treatments after you’ve developed problems. You can alter your daily regimen, and before long you’ve changed a problematic behavior without even thinking about it.
Keep reading for suggestions on New Year’s resolutions for a healthy smile from your dentist in Carrollton.(more…)
August 7, 2020
With the kids going back to school soon, you probably have a lot planned to wrap up summer vacation. But don’t forget to add a dental checkup and cleaning to the list. It will be difficult to make time for a visit once they are back in the classroom and their extracurricular activities begin to take over. Summer break is the best time of year to take your child to their regular, six-month appointment. Your children’s dentist in Carrollton shares why this is the case.(more…)
July 7, 2020
Staying home and practicing social distancing are the best ways to protect yourself and others in the COVID-19 pandemic. However, if your biannual dental checkup is coming up, should you venture to your dentist’s practice? While you may be tempted to postpone it, this can easily allow little dental problems to grow into serious oral health issues. Your Carrollton dentist explains why routine checkups are so important and what they’re doing to keep you safe when you visit their practice.(more…)
June 25, 2020
The transition out of quarantine has begun, but the fight against COVID-19 is not over yet. Therefore, patients find themselves asking, “Is it safe for me to visit the dentist?” If you have found yourself wondering the same thing, then you may find some peace-of-mind knowing the measures your dentist is taking to ensure your safety. Your family dentist in Carrollton shares five ways they are preparing for your next visit during COVID-19.(more…)
May 12, 2020
Just a few months ago, it was perfectly normal for your dentist to start and end an appointment with a hug or a handshake. Unfortunately, COVID-19 changed everything. In an effort to prevent transmission of the virus, dentists are limiting the amount of physical contact that occurs during an appointment. However, that doesn’t mean they aren’t excited to see you. The next time you visit your dentist in Carrollton, try using some of these alternative greetings to say hello.(more…)
April 4, 2020
While working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to snack often. After a long day of Zoom meetings and client calls, you may be tempted to grab something sugary to eat. Though sweet foods can be nice in moderation, they can also put your teeth at risk. The last thing you want to do is book an emergency appointment with your Carrollton dentist because of an abscessed or broken tooth. To keep your teeth strong and healthy during quarantine, consider making small, simple substitutions to your snacking.(more…)
March 3, 2020
Fluoride treatment is a common service that’s typically recommended for children, because their smiles are still developing. However, in certain cases, this service can offer great benefits for adults with certain needs as well. Without strong enamel, your teeth can be left unprotected and vulnerable to common oral health problems such as cavities. Read on to learn whether you can benefit from fluoride treatment from your dentist, and what oral issues may make this service necessary for adults.(more…)
February 6, 2020
When it comes to your oral health, your family dentist provides the cleanings and checkups you need to keep your smile healthy. While you know your dentist will always be by your side to ensure your teeth last for a lifetime, who will be there for you if you have a dental emergency? Although you probably never expect it to happen to you, dental emergencies are quite common. In fact, 1 in 6 Americans find themselves in this situation each year. With time of the utmost importance, here are 5 tips to help you find the right emergency dentist.
January 6, 2020
Dental insurance is an excellent tool for making dental care easy and affordable. Unfortunately, however, billions of dollars in benefits are lost each year. Each plan has an “annual maximum,” which is how much they’ll spend on your dental work for the year. It’s usually between $750 and $1,500, and if you don’t use it, you lose it. Most plans renew on January 1st, and one of the most important things you can do to avoid losing your benefits is seeing a dentist early on. Keep reading below for some additional ways to improve your oral health in 2020 as affordably as possible.(more…)