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New Year, New You: Resolutions for a Healthier Smile in 2022

December 14, 2021

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The holiday season is officially coming to an end. Do you know what that means? 2022 will be here before you know it! If you haven’t started thinking about your New Year’s resolutions, now’s the perfect time to do so. Many people like to come up with ways to increase their wealth and health. Well, you can easily accomplish that by making your resolutions about your oral health. That said, read on for a few ideas that can help you enjoy a healthy smile in the new year.


Don’t Let These Delicious Holiday Treats Hurt Your Smile!

November 11, 2021

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The holidays are just around the corner, so you are probably looking forward to some exciting activities. Whether you enjoy the twinkling lights around the house, listening to cheerful music, or distributing thoughtful gifts to your loved ones, there are so many reasons to be in good spirits. One thing many of us look forward to is all of the delicious holiday treats, but they aren’t all good for your smile. Here are some to be especially wary of.


5 Tips to Have a Healthy Thanksgiving

October 12, 2021

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family having a healthy Thanksgiving in Richardson

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, wouldn’t you love to keep your household cavity-free this holiday season? Although indulging in a Thanksgiving feast may leave your belly feeling full and satisfied, it means bad news for your oral health. Luckily, there are several steps you can take to keep your smile cavity-free this holiday season. Read on to learn five tips to help you prevent a dental health crisis and have a healthy Thanksgiving in Richardson.


Your Smile Doesn’t Have to Be Scary This Halloween

September 15, 2021

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group of children in costumes on Halloween

Halloween is one of the scariest and most candy-filled holidays of the year. Although it’s certainly fun to dress up in a frightening costume, you wouldn’t want your smile to be scary as well. Unfortunately, the age-old tradition of indulging in all the treats your heart desires can leave a lasting mark on your dental health. Read along as your cosmetic dentist in Richardson shares a few ways you can keep your and your family’s smile healthy this season.


Struggling with Persistent TMJ Pain? Read This!

July 30, 2021

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Closeup of man experiencing jaw soreness

Do you experience jaw soreness, popping or clicking sounds when you chew, or limited jaw mobility? If so, then you may be one of the 10 million Americans struggling with TMJ disorder. This condition is the result of injury or inflammation to the temporomandibular joint (the connection between the jawbone and skull). The good news is that you can find relief! Keep reading for four tips for relieving TMJ pain.


How Often Should I Change Out My Toothbrush?

July 14, 2021

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toothbrushes on blue background

Most people know that toothbrushes don’t last forever, but it can be hard to tell when it’s time for a replacement. However, knowing when to change it out is critical as an old toothbrush can do more harm than good for your mouth. Read on to learn how often you should be swapping out your beloved bristles and what can happen if you don’t replace them as recommended.


What’s in a Smile?

January 11, 2021

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photographer in studio capturing smiling subject

By, Misty Hoyt, Owner of Photography by Misty

Not eagerly smiling for the camera may be due to the nervousness of a big scary lens and a stranger, or it could be that the person grew up in a place and culture in which smiling for the sake of it seems suspicious or weird. Most of the time, however, people who have a hard time sharing a smile just don’t like what they have to offer. All hope is not lost, though! The amazing smile-enhancing capabilities that your Richardson cosmetic dentist has to offer are a total game-changer. Keep reading to learn more.


6 Dangers of Using Mail-Order Clear Aligners During COVID-19

November 7, 2020

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Set of clean, professional aligners of Invisalign in Richardson

How are you passing your time at home during the COVID-19 quarantine? Many people are doing their best to make the most of a bad situation by taking this time to focus on improving themselves. However, some DIY self-improvement trends can actually leave you worse for wear, like mail-order aligners. Companies like the Smile Direct Club and others promise a fast, convenient, and affordable orthodontic treatment that comes in the mail. The reality is, these cheaper aligners can easily leave you stuck in quarantine with painful, crooked, and damaged teeth! Here are six reasons why you should avoid using mail-order clear aligners and wait to see your dentist for Invisalign in Richardson instead.


How Does Your Dental Team Keep Their Hands Clean During the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 16, 2020

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Washing hands

Your dentist in Richardson is always taking safety precautions to ensure that his practice is clean. In fact, there are strict guidelines being followed regarding sanitation and they are always being updated. There are many things that your dental team is doing to keep the office safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the most important is making sure that their hands are clean at all times. Continue reading to learn more about hand cleanliness as well as personal hygiene standards for the dental staff during the pandemic.


5 Social Distancing-Friendly Greetings to Use at The Dentist

June 23, 2020

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Dentist in Richardson waving

Before the novel COVID-19 virus, you probably wouldn’t have thought twice about greeting your dentist with a warm handshake or friendly hug. However, a nationwide effort to limit the spread of germs has put those greetings on an indefinite hiatus. If you are struggling to find a hello that suits you, your dentist in Richardson is here to share five creative greetings you can use at your next appointment.

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