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The 4 Most Common Cosmetic Dental Flaws & How to Fix Them

September 27, 2020

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Woman covering her mouth to hide cosmetic dental flawsDo you hide your smile in photographs? Do you laugh behind your hands? If you have stained, damaged, or unsightly teeth, you may find it much more difficult to feel confident in your everyday life. Thankfully, you don’t have to live with imperfect teeth if you don’t want to! There are numerous treatments that can help you overcome whatever you don’t love about your pearly whites. Here are the four most common cosmetic dental flaws and how your Fort Worth dentist can help you achieve a smile that you’ll be excited to show off!

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An Inside Look at the Evolution of Dentures

August 2, 2020

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Close up of an upper jaw dentureDid you know that 120 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth? Fortunately, patients who fall into this statistic can opt for durable, natural-looking dentures that effectively restore their smile and bite. However, it wasn’t always that way. We all know the tale about George Washington’s wooden dentures, but have you heard about dentures made from cadaver teeth? Yikes! If you are considering restorative treatment or are simply interested in this area of dentistry, read on for an inside look at the evolution of dentures.

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Preparing for Your Cosmetic Dental Consultation? Here Are 4 Questions to Ask

July 14, 2020

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Dentist and patient at cosmetic dental consultationAfter years of feeling self-conscious about your smile, you’ve decided to do something about it. The weeks following your decision were spent reading blogs on the procedure, telling loved ones about your decision, and looking up inspiration pictures of what your dream smile would look like. Now it’s time to schedule your cosmetic dental consultation in Ft Worth.

Although crafting your perfect smile is becoming more and more a reality, it is important to remember that the journey has just begun! To prevent the process from becoming overwhelming, read on for four questions to ask to ensure you get the results you desire.

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4 Important Reasons Not to Put Off Your Dental Visit During COVID-19

July 13, 2020

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Woman smiling at routine dental visitFrom face coverings to social distancing guidelines, the current pandemic has ushered in a number of infection control practices. Fortunately, these measures have made the transition out of quarantine and into our “new normal” safe. However, while experts continue to study the novel COVID-19 virus, many patients wonder if postponing their routine dental visit is the responsible thing to do. While limiting your potential exposure is crucial, prioritizing your oral care continues to be an important part of staying healthy. Therefore, an emergency dentist is sharing four reasons you shouldn’t put off your bi-yearly appointment!

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4 COVID-19 Myths, Busted!

June 18, 2020

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Drawing of people wearing face masksAs the world continues to battle COVID-19, one important thing is on everyone’s mind: infection control. Thanks to safety measures, like face coverings and social distancing, the transition into our “new normal” has begun. Since extensive research is still underway about this novel virus, many are implementing additional sanitation procedures into their daily routine to prevent exposure or cure themselves. However, many of these practices have no credible research supporting them. Therefore, a dentist is sharing four COVID-19 myths busted by the World Health Organization.

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How Important is Handwashing During the COVID-19 Crisis?

May 30, 2020

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dentist washing their handsIt’s no surprise the CDC lists thorough and frequent handwashing as one of the top preventive measures to take during the COVID-19 crisis, right      next to wearing a mask in public. Dental practices across the country are implementing some of the strictest hand hygiene protocols in order to ensure the safety and health of their patients and staff. Read on to learn more about how effective handwashing is during these uncertain times. (more…)

How to Sanitize Your Toothbrush

April 14, 2020

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yellow toothbrush with toothpaste on it

Twice a day, the bristles of your toothbrush are coated in water, food debris, germs, and plaque from your mouth. Because of the coronavirus, it’s now more important than ever that you keep your toothbrush clean and germ-free. You don’t want to get sick from doing something that’s good for your oral health! Keep reading to learn of a few ways you can give your toothbrush a deep clean.

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5 Tips To Stay Healthy While Self-Isolating

March 15, 2020

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vitamin D supplements in spoons Being stuck in your home during the COVID-19 quarantine makes it easy to form bad habits that can impact your health. Instead of letting that happen, you can focus your energy on boosting your wellbeing and quality of life by building healthy habits, such as eating more nutritious snacks and getting your daily intake of nutrients like vitamin D without needing to leave the house. Read on for five tips to optimize your health and wellbeing while you’re self-isolating. (more…)

Can You Spot the Signs of Periodontal Disease? Here’s How

February 15, 2020

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Blood from gum disease on toothbrush Gum disease is a very common disease among adult men and women in the U.S. – but do you know how to spot the signs? Here’s a hint: if you see blood mixed in with toothpaste when you spit while brushing, you may want to schedule a visit to your dentist soon. Like many diseases, early detection is key to successful treatment and to prevent serious and lasting damage. February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, so now is the perfect time to take action and educate yourself on this common oral disease. (more…)

How Is Gum Disease Linked to Your Heart? Get the Facts

February 2, 2020

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Heart disease awareness graphicWhen most people stop to admire their smile in the mirror, they are not thinking about their heart. However, the health of your smile – specifically, the health of your gums – is actually closely linked to the health of your heart. How appropriate, then, that February is both American Heart Association Month and Gum Disease Awareness Month. Curious to know more? Let’s dive in and explore the connection between gum disease and heart health. (more…)

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