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What Does a Bump on My Gums Mean?

May 11, 2022

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person with a bump on their gums in Mesquite

Most people learn to primarily brush and floss their teeth to maintain good dental health. However, your gums are just as important! Bacteria and plaque can accumulate there and cause inflammation or infection, which may require periodontal treatment. But what does it mean if you find a bump on your gums? Read on to learn what can cause this symptom and why you may need to see your dentist right away.

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A Step-by-Step Guide on What to Do If You Chipped a Tooth

April 13, 2022

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woman with hand over mouth

It happened when you least expected it to. While playing volleyball with your friends, you suddenly get smacked in the face with the ball. If you chipped a tooth, you may start panicking because you’re unsure of what to do. Rest assured – it’s a situation that can happen to anyone, regardless of their oral health. Luckily, we’re here to help you handle it with ease. Read on to learn what steps you should take to manage the pain and avoid permanent damage.  

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Can Seasonal Allergies Impact My Oral Health?

March 4, 2022

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Allergy season ahead sign.

Spring is in the air; that wonderful time of year when the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and your sinuses are causing you agony from the moment you walk out the front door. Even a quick walk around the block is enough to send you into an eye-watering sneezing frenzy—but did you know that your mouth is also susceptible to the calamities caused by seasonal allergies? Your dentist in Mesquite can  explain the connection that exists between seasonal allergies and your oral health.

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4 Tips for Going on a First Date If You Have Clear Aligners

February 10, 2022

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Couple on date with clear aligners

It’s nearly Valentine’s Day, and you have a date lined up! Whether you are planning on going out to a nice dinner at your favorite restaurant, seeing a movie, or having a whole night out on the town, it is exciting to get out there again on the dating scene. That being said, if you have recently gotten started with Invisalign, you may be feeling some hesitation before your first date. Fortunately, you don’t need to let your orthodontic treatment get in the way of your big night. Here are a few tips to help you feel confident wearing your clear aligners during your date.

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Lost a Dental Filling? 4 Action Steps to Take

January 4, 2022

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hand holding dental filling

Nothing says dental emergency like finishing your dinner only to discover a piece of your tooth on the plate. Losing an old dental filling can be a terrifying experience. Not only might you feel some pain, but you may also be wondering what will happen to the rest of the exposed tooth. It’s essential to act quickly so that you can mitigate the health risks associated with a lost dental filling. Whether it’s a small piece or an entire restoration, hold onto it and consider the following 4 action items.

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How to Transition from Dentures to Your New Dental Implants

December 9, 2021

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Man smiling at dentist

Are you ready to say goodbye to your dentures? While they are a lifechanging tooth replacement option for people who are missing most of or all of their teeth, there are still plenty of cons. However, they aren’t the only option out there. More than three million Americans are already benefitting from dental implants. Continue reading to learn some of the many benefits of dental implants and what you should know before making the switch from dentures.

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Thanksgiving Side Dishes That Can Put Your Oral Health at Risk

November 10, 2021

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thanksgiving food on table

November is officially here, which means Thanksgiving is right around the corner! It’s a special time of the year that’s all about sharing gratitude, reconnecting with loved ones, and (of course) eating heaps of delicious food. Although your belly may be satisfied on this day of indulgence, some dishes can put your oral health at risk. That said, here are some popular Thanksgiving side dishes you should watch out for.  

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What Can I Eat and Drink After All-On-4 Surgery?

October 24, 2021

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woman fixing soup after All-On-4 surgery

After undergoing All-On-4 surgery, you may be thinking you can quickly jump back into eating the foods you love. Unfortunately, you’ll need to wait a short while before you can let your taste buds run wild. The reason is that your gums and bone will need to heal, and you’re likely to experience some soreness and discomfort in the days and weeks after your procedure. To ensure successful healing, read on to learn which foods and beverages you can freely consume while you recover at home.

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How Using Your Dental Insurance Benefits Can Help You Avoid Gum Disease

September 27, 2021

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young woman holding a piggy bank and pointing to her smile

Are you looking for a way to save money on dental care? If so, you may have considered skipping your six-month checkups. After all, your mouth feels fine, so there’s no need to visit, right? Wrong. In fact, if you want to make dental care more affordable, you need to take a preventive approach – especially if you have dental insurance. Routine checkups are the best way to prevent gum disease, which can be expensive to treat. Read on to learn how using your dental insurance benefits can help you avoid gum disease, save money, and enjoy a healthier smile!

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Is It Okay for a Teenager to Replace a Missing Tooth with a Dental Implant?

August 27, 2021

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a dental implant in the lower arch

When your teenager feels embarrassed by their missing tooth, you want to find a solution that will not only complete their smile but also boost their self-esteem. While you might think permanent prosthetics are a viable solution, you may go to your child’s dentist asking, “Can teenagers get dental implants?” Unfortunately, most dental professionals do not prefer to go this route with treatment. To understand why, a dentist is here to explain why these titanium posts are not the best option for teens and what other solutions are possible.

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