July 16, 2020
Imagine this: as you go through your morning routine, you make a mental checklist of the things you need to do today. The first item on the agenda is brewing your first cup of coffee. After grabbing your favorite mug and leaning in to take your first sip, you feel your shoulders relax and smell the delicious aroma filling your home. The start of your day is nearly picturesque, until you feel a surge of pain stemming from your problem tooth. Mental note: add a dental appointment to the checklist.
If this scenario sounds all too familiar, then it is time to schedule a visit to your dentist’s office. Read on for three types of tooth pain that shouldn’t be ignored and why you should schedule an emergency appointment as soon as possible.
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June 18, 2020
Did you know that over 40% of children between the ages of 2 and 11 have cavities? Unfortunately, the shocking statistics don’t stop there. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a whopping 90% of Americans have had at least one cavity by their 21st birthday. To protect your favorite smile from becoming a part of these statistics, it is important to prioritize prevention tactics. In addition to a solid brushing and flossing routine, try using the below snack substitutions for cavity-causing foods!
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May 18, 2020
When 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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April 7, 2020
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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March 6, 2020
Even 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…)
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February 2, 2020
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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January 5, 2020
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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December 7, 2019
Have 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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November 26, 2019
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…)
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October 13, 2019
It 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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