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How Tooth Loss Can Influence Your Facial Structure

February 2, 2023

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a person with dental implants smiling

There are several reasons to be unhappy about missing teeth—not only does it result in unattractive gaps in your smile, but the overall functionality of your mouth is severely crippled if you’ve sustained tooth loss! And even worse, tooth loss can also negatively impact the very shape of your face. Fortunately, dental implants are among the best possible solutions for addressing this issue, restoring your smile, and keeping your facial structure intact. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about the connection between tooth loss and your face’s shape, and how dental implants can help.


Here’s How to Remove an Object That’s Stuck Between Your Teeth

January 28, 2023

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Close-up of someone flossing

For some reason, the little things in life can be the most irritating. Having a pebble in your shoe or getting a papercut can, for some reason, be even more frustrating than actually getting hurt.

When you get something stuck—really stuck—between your teeth, it can be infuriating trying to get it out. Here are some things you can try if you’re in that situation.


Valentine’s Day Gifts that your Dentist Would Approve Of

January 4, 2023

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Picture of a red valentine’s day heart

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about a gift for your partner that shows you really care. In that case, you shouldn’t give them something that will harm their oral health.

If you default to giving your loved one a box of candy on Valentine’s Day, it might be a good idea to spice it up a little bit. Here are some tooth-healthy Valentine’s Day gifts that your partner is sure to love.


How to Find a Dentist in an Emergency

December 9, 2022

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action figures carrying a broken tooth on a stretcher

If you’ve chipped a tooth, snapped a wire, or lost a dental crown, the last thing you want to be doing is scrambling to find a good dentist. Scrolling through google reviews is not your top priority when you’re in pain. Add that you probably aren’t thinking straight, and it can start to feel overwhelming to try and get the care you need.

If you act deliberately and take things one step at a time, you should be able to see a professional in no time. If it’ll help you organize your thoughts, here’s a guide to what you should do to find a dentist if you’re having an emergency.


5 Thanksgiving Dishes That Aren’t the Best for Your Smile

November 10, 2022

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Cranberry sauce

Are you looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner? It’s just around the corner, and everyone is anticipating all of the delicious dishes that they will be enjoying over the long weekend. However, not all Thanksgiving foods are great options when it comes to maintaining excellent oral health. Read on to learn which foods and beverages you should be wary of this Thanksgiving if you want to keep your teeth in good condition.


Tips on How to Manage a Lost Dental Filling

October 6, 2022

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woman covering mouth due to lost dental filling in Richardson

You bite into one of your favorite crunchy meals when suddenly you hear a cracking sound. To your surprise, you’ve lost your dental filling. While this might not be as urgent as knocking out a tooth, you’ll still need to see your dentist as soon as possible to get the issue fixed. Read on to learn about what can make dental fillings fall out and what you’ll need to do in this kind of situation!


Is It Possible for Teenagers to Get Dental Implants?

September 21, 2022

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a teenager smiling about dental implants in Richardson

Does your teen have one or several missing teeth? While this may be a common situation for more than 170 million other Americans, it can still be detrimental to your child’s confidence. The good news is that various restorative dental treatments can address the issue, such as dentures and dental bridges. But can teenagers get dental implants? Read on to learn why they may need to wait until they’re older to undergo this treatment!


4 Things to Expect After Placing Your Dental Crown

September 9, 2022

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woman patient getting dental crowns in Richardson

Dental crowns are one of the best solutions for rebuilding decayed or damaged teeth. Not only will they protect and strengthen your pearly whites for many years to come, but they can also improve the appearance of your smile in the long run. However, you should also know what may follow after getting your restorations placed. Read on to learn four things to expect once you’ve received your dental crowns!


Will Getting a Dental Crown Hurt? A Closer Look at Before and After

August 19, 2022

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woman covering her mouth in fear that getting a dental crown can hurt

No sane person enjoys feeling pain. Dental pain can be especially excruciating to endure, so it’s understandable if you’d like to avoid having to experience it as much as possible. But when your dentist says you need a crown, you start to worry. Does getting a dental crown hurt?

At every stage of the process, your dentist does everything they can to keep discomfort to a minimum. By looking at the steps they take before and after getting a dental crown, you can put any fear of pain to rest.


3 Safety Tips for Back to School from Your Emergency Dentist

August 2, 2022

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girl ready to go back to school who needs an emergency dentist

You’ve purchased all the necessary notebooks, pencils, and other school supplies. You also actually found clothes they like and that make them feel confident. Your child is equipped to face any challenge this school year. Well, almost any challenge. The last thing you and they need to deal with during the school year is a dental emergency that could distract them from their studies and activities.

Not only can a dental emergency lead to missing valuable class time, but it can also interfere with their ability to learn. Although some visits to an emergency dentist are unavoidable, most can be prevented from happening in the first place. Here are some basic smile-safety tips that can get your child ready to go back to school!

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