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What Causes Tooth Enamel Wear, and How Can You Mitigate It?

March 9, 2021

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As you age, there are certain things that happen naturally in your body that are out of your control, and this applies to your teeth as well. Your teeth work really hard for you to help you chew your food, speak, and over time, the enamel on them will naturally begin to become thinner and wear down. While it’s normal for this to happen, there are certain things that can cause the process to occur more quickly than expected, and thinning enamel can leave your teeth more vulnerable to breakage and decay. Keep reading to learn some of the causes of tooth enamel loss and ways that you can promote the health of your teeth.

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Lost Your Invisalign Aligners? Here’s What to Do.

February 27, 2021

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If you are currently using Invisalign to discreetly achieve your smile goals, then you know firsthand the panicky feeling that takes over when you realize your aligners are nowhere to be found. Immediately, you begin frantically searching your home for your clear trays (which is the one time you wish they weren’t so invisible). If your attempt to locate your aligners is unsuccessful, then keep reading to learn a few of the do’s and don’ts of what to do next.

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5 Traits of a Beautiful Smile

January 10, 2021

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Man smiling after cosmetic dentistry

Everyone wants to feel confident about their smile, but it can be difficult to know exactly what you want to change to get the results that you’re looking for. Just think for a second. Imagine the smile of your dreams and describe it in detail. What are the things that make it so beautiful and perfect? There are all sorts of different traits that are seen as beautiful when it comes to teeth. Many people seek cosmetic dentistry in order to achieve them. Here are just some of the most desired smile-traits out there.

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Why the New Year Is the Perfect Time to Get Your Dream Smile

December 28, 2020

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Not only is a new year almost here, but we’re also about to begin a whole new decade! That means now is a great opportunity to think about all the ways you want to improve in 2021. Maybe you want to save money, exercise more often, or eat more vegetables. But your dentist recommends taking a look at your smile. If you have multiple imperfections in your teeth, it may be time to consider achieving your dream smile with cosmetic dentistry. Here are three reasons why!

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3 Ways to Get Yourself to Floss More in the New Year

December 14, 2020

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Woman flossing

When February arrives, New Year’s resolutions often become a distant memory. But that doesn’t have to be the case. If one of your goals for the new year is to have a healthier smile, flossing regularly will definitely help you achieve it. Studies show that only 30 percent of adults floss daily. Don’t let this be you! Keep reading for 3 ways to help make sure you stick to your dental health goals.

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Five Tips to Keep Your Smile Healthy During the Holidays

November 5, 2020

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The holidays are here, and with them comes loads of tasty treats filled with sugar and starch. While some of your traditional favorites might be great for your soul, they are not as friendly to your teeth. Fortunately, your local dentist has five tips to share that can help you keep your smile glowing this season while still enjoying some of your favorite holiday foods.

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What Does Your Dental Insurance Plan Cover?

September 19, 2020

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woman pondering what her dental insurance plan covers

About 77 percent of Americans have dental insurance to some degree, according to the National Association of Dental Plans. However, because dental insurance is quite different from medical insurance, many people aren’t quite sure how it works or what types of services are covered. In order to make the most of your benefits, it helps to know a few basics. Keep reading below to learn about some important terms you need to know, as well as what services are typically covered.

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How Binge-Watching Can Affect Your Oral Health

August 20, 2020

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Do you remember having to sit in anticipation for an entire week to watch the next episode of your favorite show? Thanks to platforms like Netflix, full seasons are released at one time, so you don’t have to wait more than five seconds before finding out what happens next! While the convenience is undeniable, the era of constant content has led to the average American streaming a whopping 8 hours of content per day! Initially, the lack of social interaction and physical exercise are two major concerns; however, the mindless snacking that comes with marathon consumption is equally as troubling. Read on for four common binge-watching treats and how they affect your oral health.

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Dentistry During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Addressing 3 Common Concerns

June 19, 2020

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Dentist cleaning medical lamp due to COVID-19 concerns

You know that you need to have your teeth examined and cleaned every six months, but you may be reluctant to make these important appointments if you have concerns about COVID-19 – whether you’re at direct risk for the virus or are worried that you might end up spreading it to a vulnerable member of your family. Your dentist in Frisco has the exact same concerns, which is why they’ve taken a number of steps to keep their office as safe as possible. Read on to learn how 3 of your COVID-19 concerns will be addressed during your next appointment.

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Is It Safe to Go to the Dentist?

June 15, 2020

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From CDC-approved instrument sterilization to personal protective equipment, your dentist and their team take significant precautions to follow proper infection control. However, in light of COVID-19, these already extensive measures are being taken to the next level to provide you peace-of-mind during your next visit. If you have found yourself wondering whether you should go to the dentist for a routine exam and cleaning, then read on for what practices are doing to remain a safe dentist during the current pandemic.

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