October 25, 2017
Everyone has heard the term “dead tooth,” but what exactly does it mean? Does it mean that the tooth fell out or that it doesn’t have any feeling left in it? Are dead teeth just a myth that parents use to scare their kids into doing a better job of brushing? Your dentist is here to unravel the mystery around dead teeth and explain how this condition can be treated.
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October 20, 2017
Dental x-rays are one of the main diagnostic tools of modern dentistry. They let your dental care professional get a glimpse of what is going on beneath the gum line, making it easier to identify problems before they become serious. They’re fast and painless, and some dentists include them as part of regular checkups. But, really, how often do you need to get dental x-rays from your family dentist?
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October 17, 2017
We’ve all heard derogatory comments about “mouth breathers,” and people who breathe mostly through their mouths might be featured as annoying or creepy characters in cartoons or sitcoms. However, mouth breathing is no laughing matter, and anyone can face problems that cause them to take in air through their mouth rather than their nose. What causes mouth breathing, and why is it important that you address this issue as soon as you can? Your dentist is here to discuss this oft-ignored problem.
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October 16, 2017
Everyone loves their gadgets, whether it’s a wearable fitness tracker, the latest tablet, or a laptop that can do everything but make espresso. We also love to have gadgets in the bathroom. While you’re contemplating the marvels of an automatic toilet and a fancy showerhead, you might also give some thought to electric toothbrushes. Are they a waste of money, or are they actually better than manual brushes? Your dentist is here to compare a few features of traditional and electric toothbrushes.
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September 28, 2017
Do you find yourself hiding your teeth when it’s time for a photo, or when you’re meeting someone for the first time? It seems you’re not alone! Millions of Americans are embarrassed about some aspect of their smile according to surveys done by researchers across the country. This feeling of shame about their teeth may even cause patients to avoid the dentist for routine visits, let alone treatment that could benefit them. The good news is that your dentist in Temple has solutions for you!
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September 20, 2017
Your quick lunch for the day consists of a turkey and cheese sandwich, small fruit salad, and raisins to snack on later in the afternoon. Sounds like a fairly healthy lunch choice; however, did you know that these foods could be affecting your oral health in a negative way? Your dentist in Waco explains.
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September 18, 2017
Most of us understand that products with excessive sugars aren’t good for our teeth, but what about the foods we consider to be healthy? How do those impact our smiles? Every day we’re bombarded with new products claiming to be good for our health, unfortunately, these are often laden with hidden sugars. Your dentist in Harker Heights shares some of the foods that you might be surprised to find have a negative impact on your teeth.
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September 14, 2017
When you’re rushed in the morning or exhausted at the end of the day, you might consider not brushing your teeth. After all, skipping can’t cause that much harm, can it? Actually, it can. Neglecting your oral hygiene is a bad idea for all sorts of reasons, which is why your dentist in Belton admonishes you to brush twice a day every day no matter how tempting it is to neglect this part of your routine.
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September 13, 2017
In 2015, a forward for the St. Louis Blues hockey team, Ryan Reaves, took a hard hit from an opposing player. Shortly afterward, as he was sitting on the bench, Reaves calmly reached into his mouth and pulled his own tooth! He handed the tooth off to a nearby trainer, and the game continued as if the Reaves hadn’t just performed his own dental work. While he might have gotten some praise for being a tough guy, he didn’t exactly set a good example. Your dentist in Taylor explains some of the possible consequences of pulling your own tooth.
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September 12, 2017
One of the great joys of being a parent is that you get to share all of the myths and traditions from your childhood with your own children, and it’s a true joy to see their imagination flourish. One of the most common is the Tooth Fairy, and it’s a fun way to help your child become comfortable with the fact that their teeth are falling out. Of course, this also sets you up for that unfortunate question, “Is the Tooth Fairy real?”
Many parents find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place in this situation. Do they lie to their child and keep the fantasy going, or do they tell the truth and potentially upset them? Today, your dentist in Killeen offers a little insight on this sensitive (if adorable) topic.
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