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Down Syndrome & Oral Health: Unique Dental Barriers & How to Tackle Them

May 16, 2024

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Every smile is different; however, patients with Down Syndrome often face a variety of unique differences related to their disability. Acknowledging these in addition to seeing a knowledgeable professional who also understands these differences can help you or your loved one make positive changes to their at-home dental routine to maintain a cavity-free smile. Read on to learn a few challenges that are unique to those with Down Syndrome.

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Is Fluoride Safe for Young Children?

May 9, 2024

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Child brushing her teeth

You want to set your child’s smile up for success! You’ve heard about all of the benefits that fluoride can have on oral health, but may still have some concerns about whether or not it is safe to expose your child to fluoride at a young age. Fortunately, we’re here to help. Continue reading to learn more about the effects of fluoride and which age is best to begin using it.

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Oral Health for Loved Ones with Autism

April 19, 2024

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Did you know that the World Health Organization says about 1 in every 160 children worldwide has autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? Additionally, in the U.S., approximately 2% of adults have ASD. April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day, a great opportunity to learn more about supporting those with these conditions. For instance, research shows that people with ASD are often more prone to dental problems. Keep reading to understand why this occurs and discover ways to promote better dental health for your family!

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Use Your Child’s Dental Insurance: A Basic Guide to Maximizing Their Coverage

April 8, 2024

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Is your child covered on your dental insurance plan? If so, you might be wondering how you can get the most out of their benefits. Your efforts can support your child’s overall wellness and allow you to save money. Really, using their coverage is a win-win situation! Here are some tips that can help you to maximize to your child’s insurance benefits:

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Keeping Your Invisalign Trays Crystal Clear

March 5, 2024

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person holding Invisalign aligner

Just as it’s crucial for people with regular braces, it’s also important for those with Invisalign to maintain good oral health. This helps avoid delays in treatment caused by unexpected toothaches or gum infections. A key way to do this is by cleaning your trays daily, preferably twice a day, to stop plaque and debris from getting stuck between your teeth and aligners. Keep reading to discover effective ways to clean your trays, including using Invisalign cleaning crystals.

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Dental Insurance Waiting Periods: What Are They? How Do They Work?

March 1, 2024

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Perhaps you know you need a bit of restorative care for your smile, such as a filling or a crown. To help you pay for your treatment, you purchase a dental insurance policy, but when you visit your dentist, you find out that your benefits will not cover your procedure! That frustrating situation could be due to your policy’s waiting period. What exactly are dental insurance waiting periods, and how do they work? This blog post explains some basic information.

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4 Things You Should Know When Dating with Invisalign

February 6, 2024

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Valentine’s Day is now less than a week away. Perhaps you’ve planned a date with your sweetheart to celebrate. That said, you may worry about how Invisalign will affect it. It wouldn’t be good for your trays to ruin the outing. Thankfully, it’s simple enough to take your aligners into account. Your Carrolton dentist will gladly show you a few pointers. So, here’s a summary of four things to know when dating with Invisalign.

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Reasons to Schedule a Dental Checkup Early

January 15, 2024

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Dentist appointment circled on a calendar Brushing and flossing are your first lines of defense against common dental problems, but they aren’t enough to keep your mouth healthy. The American Dental Association recommends a cleaning and checkup twice a year. As you focus on your New Year’s resolutions, keep a dental checkup at the top of your list. Here are 5 reasons to schedule your semi-annual cleaning and checkup early in the year. 

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How Long Will My Invisalign Treatment Take?

December 13, 2023

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Since Invisalign can realign a smile without the clearly visible metal parts and dietary restrictions that come with traditional braces, its popularity has exploded in recent decades. While Invisalign is a sophisticated method for straightening out smiles, it still requires a significant commitment of time and effort on the part of the patient. While Invisalign can be a convenient way for many individuals to realign their grins, many people might wonder how long they can expect their treatment to last. Here’s what you should know about how long Invisalign takes and what can lengthen or shorten that timeframe.

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How Long Should You Wear a Retainer After Invisalign?

November 3, 2023

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person holding up Invisalign retainer and smiling

If you’re considering undergoing Invisalign treatment to straighten your pearly whites, then it’s important to understand the post-treatment phase. Invisalign, which is a treatment that is known for its discreet approach, requires the use of retainers after treatment completion to maintain the results. Let’s explore how long you’ll need to wear a retainer and why it’s essential for preserving your newly aligned smile.

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