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IMPORTANT HEALTH AND SAFETY NOTICE REGARDING COVID-19

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Why You Should Take Your Child to the Dentist Before School Starts

August 7, 2020

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Girl at children’s dentist in Carrollton

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.

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Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Your Checkup Because of COVID-19

July 7, 2020

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Woman in mask goes to see her Carrollton dentist for checkup in COVID-19

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.

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Dental Safety During COVID-19: How Your Dentist Is Preparing For Your Visit

June 25, 2020

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Family dentist in Carrollton wearing PPE

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.

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The New Ways To Greet Your Dentist At Your Next Visit

May 12, 2020

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Person makes a peace sign to greet a dentist in Carrollton.

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.

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Making Healthy Choices: Snacking Tips to Maintain Your Oral Health

April 4, 2020

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Healthy array of food from dentist

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.

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Can Adults Benefit From Fluoride Treatments?

March 3, 2020

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patient getting a fluoride treatment

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.

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5 Tips to Find the Right Emergency Dentist

February 6, 2020

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woman in pain sitting in chair at emergency dentistWhen 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.

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It’s a Brand New Year – See a Dentist Now To Take Advantage of Dental Insurance

January 6, 2020

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Happy New Year 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. 

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New Year, New You: Resolutions for a Beautiful, Healthy Smile

December 7, 2019

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New Year's resolutions list: see dentist!

The New Year is the perfect chance to start becoming a new you with resolutions to improve your health! Unfortunately, almost 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February because people set lofty goals without a reasonable plan to reach them. So, if you want to get healthier this year, do you know where to start? Improving your oral health is an easy, highly effective way to boost your overall health, and the benefits don’t stop there. If you’re trying to become more confident, clean up bad habits, or become a healthier person for years to come, you can start your journey with a quick trip to your cosmetic dentist!

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How to Save a Knocked-Out Tooth

November 12, 2019

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person with missing tooth

Did you know that more then five million teeth are knocked out every year? If this has happened to you, don’t worry. It doesn’t necessarily mean the knocked-out tooth can’t be saved. First things first, you should call your emergency dentist and let them know you dislodged a tooth. After that, here are the steps you need to take to ensure a successful reimplantation.

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