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4 Bad Habits to Avoid with Dental Implants

February 10, 2023

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There are a lot of things that can cause patients to lose teeth or to need them pulled. Getting hit in the face while playing contact sports, a severe tooth infection, gum disease, and other issues can all leave you with gaps in your smile. There are several ways to fill in these spaces, but dental implants are preferred by many patients and dentists alike. It’s important to take good care of your replacement teeth to make them last as long as possible, so read on to learn about four bad habits that you should avoid with implants.

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Invisalign vs. Veneers: Which Can Fix My Crooked Teeth?

January 3, 2023

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a person pointing to their healthy smile

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you; so, if you’re self-conscious about your pearly whites due to them being crooked, you might be wondering if there’s anything you can do to address the issue and restore your smile’s natural beauty. Fortunately, options like Invisalign and veneers are both capable of assisting with misalignment! Here’s a closer look at each of these treatments, their main differences, and how they can each get your smile back on track.

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3 Stocking Stuffers That Won’t Hurt Your Loved Ones’ Teeth

December 15, 2022

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Do you usually fill your loved ones’ stockings with their favorite candies? While their tastebuds may appreciate it, their teeth certainly don’t! Plus, the last thing you want for them is to start the new year with a mouthful of cavities. With this in mind, keep reading for three smile-friendly stocking stuffers to consider instead.

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5 Tips for a Tooth-Friendly Thanksgiving Dinner

November 2, 2022

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a family enjoying a healthy Thanksgiving in Keller

Now that it’s November, you’re likely excited about enjoying the holiday season. Before you know it, Thanksgiving will be here and you’ll get to spend time with friends and loved ones. While you’ll have plenty of opportunities to munch on your favorite meals, this can also be detrimental to your oral health without proper care. Keep reading to learn five ways you can enjoy a healthy Thanksgiving to preserve your pearly whites!

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How Prioritizing Preventive Care Will Help You Avoid a Root Canal

October 5, 2022

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Patient smiling while visiting her dentist for preventive care

Root canals have an unfair reputation, and many people are incredibly terrified of them! In fact, a recent study by the American Association of Endodontists showed that more people are actually afraid of getting a root canal than spiders, getting trapped in an elevator, or speaking in public. But the good news is that whether you’re frightened by root canals or not, you can easily avoid them by visiting your dentist in Keller for regular preventive care! Here’s what you need to know.

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2 Ways to Tell If You Have a Cavity Between Your Teeth

September 30, 2022

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Closeup of woman struggling with toothache

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 90% of adults that are over the age of 20 have had at least one cavity. Typically, you can spot tooth decay with the common warning signs, like brown staining and visible holes. But what if the cavity is between your teeth? Here are two ways to tell if you have an interproximal cavity, how they are treated, and what you can do to prevent more in the future.

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5 Back-to-School Tips for Teens with Invisalign

August 18, 2022

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teen with Invisalign in Keller

With the weather cooling down and the days getting shorter, you know it’s back-to-school season. Although this time of the year may be exciting, it can also come with challenges if your child is a teen with Invisalign. What can you do to help ensure that they stay on track with their treatment plan throughout the school year? Keep reading to learn five essential tips to help make your teen’s Invisalign process an easier experience!

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Pass Your Next Dental Exam with 4 Back-to-School Tips

August 9, 2022

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patient undergoing a dental exam in Keller

Now that summer is over, it’s time to head back to school! Your schedule may be packed with gathering your supplies, buying your books, and figuring out where your classes will take place. However, you’ll still want to stay on top of your oral health, especially if you have a dental checkup coming up this back-to-school season. But what can you do to ensure your smile remains healthy during this hectic period? Read on to learn four important ways you can ace your next dental exam!

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Oral Conscious Sedation: Is It Right for You?

July 20, 2022

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Female patient relaxing in a dental chair before sedation

It’s normal to be at least a little worried or anxious about visiting the dentist at any age. However, if your anxieties are so bad that you’ve frequently considered simply not attending your appointments at all, you should consider asking your sedation dentist in Keller about having oral conscious sedation performed at your next visit. You’ll be in a relaxed state throughout the entire procedure, making your visit as a whole much less stressful! If you’re thinking about asking for oral conscious sedation at your next appointment, here are 4 signs that it could be the right choice for you.

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4 Reasons to Start the Dental Implant Process During the Summer

June 2, 2022

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Woman with dental implants smiling at the beach.

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are in a tier of their own. Very few solutions are capable of revitalizing and restoring the look, feel, and functionality of your smile. That said, if you have missing teeth and are curious about receiving dental implants, you might be wondering when the best time to start the process is? Here are four reasons why summertime is the perfect time to consider getting dental implants and begin working towards a happier and healthier smile.

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