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TrueCare Dentistry Blog

Is It Time to Replace Your Toothbrush?

May 18, 2020

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Old and new toothbrush standing side-by-sideWhen was the last time you took a close look at your toothbrush? If you inspect it and discover that the bristles are flattened, frayed, or discolored, they may not be cleaning your smile as well as you think they are. In fact, dental experts have found that using a toothbrush past its prime can lead to noticeable oral health issues. Here’s when your Mesquite dentist recommends replacing your toothbrush, and what could happen to your smile if you don’t.

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5 Qualities to Look for in an Emergency Dentist

April 7, 2020

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older man with toothache who needs emergency dentist

Having to choose an emergency dentist is never anyone’s idea of fun. It means that either you or someone you love is hurting and needs to get out of that pain as soon as possible. To get the treatment you need, it’s important to pick the right dentist, though. To help you make that decision, here are five qualities you should look for in an emergency dentist.

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How Are Dental Practices Keeping Patients Safe During COVID-19?

March 6, 2020

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dentist sanitizing tools for COVID-19Even though most people are self-isolating, it can still be scary to go out in public to complete necessary tasks or receive emergency healthcare. The threat of COVID-19 is prevalent, which is why the CDC has recommended a standard set of precautionary guidelines for all professionals to take, including dental practices and other care providers. If you need emergency treatment during these unsure times, you can rest assured that professionals are doing everything in their power to keep their staff and patients safe. Read on to learn about the preventive measures they’re taking to stop the spread of COVID-19. (more…)

How to Get Your Child to Practice Excellent Oral Hygiene

February 2, 2020

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little boy holding toothbrush in dental chair

For you, the month of February might be all about trying to find the perfect gift or plan the perfect date for your significant other. For your child, however, it’s something else entirely; something arguably even more important. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. That means it’s a perfect opportunity to learn about how to implement good dental hygiene habits into your child’s life. Here are a few easy ways you can do that.

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4 Tips to Care for Your Oral Health During Cold and Flu Season

January 5, 2020

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woman blowing her nose

Have you ever been sick, then brushed your teeth and instantly felt a little better? When you have a clean and healthy mouth, you automatically start to feel a little less sick. During cold and flu season, this can be a lifesaver. However, keeping up with your oral health during this time of year involves more than just brushing your teeth. Here are four tips to survive cold and flu season with your dental health in good shape.

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Does Toothpaste Go Bad? Which Dental Product Expiration Dates Matter

December 7, 2019

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New toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, mouthwashHave you ever found an unopened tube of toothpaste while cleaning out your bathroom? Aside from being a little dusty it looks perfectly fine, and you don’t see a “best by” date on it anywhere. Does that mean it’s safe to use? Dental products like toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash don’t have an expiration date printed on them, but they do show the date they were manufactured. And like an expiration date, each dental product is only good for so long after that date. They may not go bad in the same way that foods and drinks do, but that doesn’t always mean dental products are safe to use after they’ve expired. Read on to learn more about the expiration dates on dental products you use every day and which ones matter the most for your oral health.

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Bruxism: The Impact Stress Has on Your Oral Health

November 26, 2019

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stressed person sitting on their couch After a stressful day of planning holiday dinners for dozens of people and going all-out on decorating your house for the season, the time crunch of getting everything you need done before your family arrives from all around the country is stressful. When you lay your head on your pillow at the end of the night to fall asleep, your body is still tense, and the built-up tension from the day can manifest into harmful conditions like bruxism, or teeth grinding and clenching. Read on to learn how to protect your oral health from the stress of the holidays. (more…)

Do You Know How to Maximize Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year?

October 13, 2019

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a woman having her teeth checked at the dentist’s officeIt is estimated that more than 160 million people with private dental insurance lose around $927 each year. Why? Because there is a common misconception that unused benefits will roll over when in fact, they do not. With nearly $152 billion lost, you might find yourself asking, “How do I keep from being one of these millions of people?” To find out, read on and learn what you can do to take advantage of your dental benefits before it’s too late.

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Celebrate National Gum Care Month By Learning About Gum Disease

September 25, 2019

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dentist pointing to a patient's gumsSeptember is a great time to reflect on your oral hygiene routine because it’s Nation Gum Care Month! You may not have guessed, by they’re one of the most important parts of your mouth and provide a stable foundation for your teeth. When conditions like gum disease impact them, it could result in serious consequences like discomfort, chronic bad breath, and even tooth loss. The more tips you’re equipped with to help keep them healthy, the less likely it’ll be that gum disease will wreak havoc on your mouth. Read on to learn why your gums are so special and how you can take the best care of them. (more…)

5 Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

September 15, 2019

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person smilingHaving crooked, disheveled-looking teeth slowly wear down on your self-esteem and can increase your social anxiety in certain situations. However, you don’t want to invest in repairing your smile just for cosmetic reasons. Dental research has shown that aligned teeth are actually healthier. Which means that the benefits of cosmetic dental treatments like veneers, dental bonding, and Invisalign go well beyond being proud of your smile. Here are five health benefits of straight teeth so you can feel confident in the look and feel of your grin. (more…)

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