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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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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!


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.


Why Do You Have a Bump on Your Gums?

September 20, 2019

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bump on gums

Have you ever been brushing your teeth or looking at your reflection and noticed a large bump in your gums? What is it? What causes this gross, uncomfortable problem? How can your dentist treat the issue? Are there ways to get rid of the boil at home? Read more to find out the answers.


Why You Should Address Your Chronic Teeth Grinding Now

August 9, 2019

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A woman with mouth pain.

Teeth grinding and clenching, or bruxism, is a condition that’s estimated to affect 10 percent of adults and 15 percent of children according to the American Sleep Association. While it may not seem like too big of an issue at first, the fact of the matter is bruxism can lead to multiple complications for your oral health, some of which can cause permanent damage to your tooth enamel, gum tissue and jaw joints.

Fortunately, your dentist is able to offer a simple, proven solution with nightguards in Carrollton. If you’re not sure if you or a family member needs a nightguard, consider the symptoms and complications below and how you can get them treated!


Could Gum Disease in Carrollton Lead to Liver Cancer?

July 15, 2019

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Every year, about 42,030 adults will be told that they have liver cancer, and another 31,780 will die from the disease. To protect yourself from this life-threatening condition, it’s important to be aware of the various risk factors connected to it. Would you be surprised to learn that one such factor could be in your mouth? Here’s what you need to know about gum disease in Carrollton – and why it may just be the beginning of another severe health problem.

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