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Tips for Avoiding Oral Health Problems on Halloween

October 28, 2022

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Toothbrushes in a Jack-o-Lantern holder, symbolizing Halloween oral health tips

Halloween is almost here — you know what that means, right? There’ll soon be trick-or-treaters out and about! Even now, kids are getting ready for a night of gathering candy door-to-door. As a parent, therefore, you’ll want to keep your child’s teeth safe on the 31st. After all, the holiday’s sugary sweets can cause tooth decay and cavities if you aren’t careful. As for how to do so, your dental practice has some suggestions. Read on to learn three Halloween oral health tips that protect smiles!

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Tips on Eating After Undergoing Wisdom Tooth Extractions

September 8, 2022

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person eating yogurt after wisdom tooth extractions in Temple

Roughly 90% of all patients are likely to need their wisdom teeth to be pulled at some point in their life. If this is something you have to do, then you’re probably wondering what to expect from the treatment. While your dentist will provide you with specific aftercare instructions to practice during your recovery, you may want to know the kinds of foods you’ll be able to eat after your procedure. Keep reading to learn what you should and shouldn’t munch on following wisdom tooth extractions!

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5 Tips for Helping Your Child Heal from a Tooth Extraction

August 3, 2022

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Child at the dentist for a tooth extraction.

Let’s face it—it’s never fun having a tooth pulled! But sometimes, it’s the best or only way to ensure that a particular oral health problem doesn’t progress. That said, tooth extractions aren’t limited to just adults; there are times when children need to have their teeth extracted too! If your child is slated to undergo a tooth extraction, here are five helpful tips from your dentist to ensure that their recovery is as smooth and pain-free as possible.

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Steps for Addressing a Chipped Tooth

August 2, 2022

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Picture of a tooth with a crack in its crown

It can happen when you least expect it; you’re comfortably plopped on the couch with a big bowl of popcorn resting in your lap. As you’re enjoying your favorite snack, you suddenly feel a sharp pain in your mouth—a pesky, un-popped kernel has chipped one of your teeth! When this happens, seeking treatment from your emergency dentist should be your top priority. Here’s more from your dentist about what to do when you suffer a chipped tooth along with some treatments used to address the issue.

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Stabilize Your Smile with a Denture Adhesive

July 24, 2022

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Hand holding dentureDentures have been used for generations to replace missing teeth. New technologies allow them to look and feel more natural than ever. Your denture is custom-crafted to fit your mouth like a glove as it rests on top of your gum tissue. Suction is all that’s needed to hold your new teeth in place. However, if you have a big speaking event or will be eating a juicy steak, you may want a little more stability. A denture adhesive can help, but only as a temporary solution. Here’s what you need to know about using a denture adhesive.

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Can an Infected Tooth Be Fatal?

April 12, 2022

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young woman with painful toothache

Toothaches can be debilitating when they occur. If you’ve ever experienced one, you know how painful and uncomfortable it can be. It’s incredibly important to seek treatment for tooth pain as soon as possible. Otherwise, the infection can compromise your well-being. Addressing the problem in a timely manner can help you avoid an urgent trip to your nearest emergency room. Read on to learn more about how a tooth infection can affect your body and which symptoms to look out for.

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The Dangers of Teeth Whitening with Cavities

December 9, 2021

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Man in pain after teeth whitening in Temple

Has your smile been appearing a bit dull as of recently? The good news is that there is a simple way to enhance the natural appearance of your teeth: professional teeth whitening. However, it’s crucial that you have excellent oral health before you undergo this cosmetic treatment. Whitening your teeth when you have existing decay can lead to serious and painful dental issues. Read on to learn about the risks and why you should always see your dentist if you are looking to whiten your smile.

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Want a Healthier Smile? Here Are 5 New Year’s Resolution Ideas

November 18, 2021

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New Year's resolutions on notepad and desk

With a fresh start right around the corner, there is no time like the present to write down some goals for the coming months. Exercising more, eating healthier, and achieving a better work/life balance often make the list, but why not add some smile-related New Year’s resolutions as well? Here are a few ideas for a healthy, happy smile in 2022!

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5 Dangers of Ill-Fitting Dentures

October 5, 2021

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patient with slipping dentures in Temple

If your dentures don’t seem to be sitting in your mouth properly and are causing you discomfort, this is more than just an inconvenience. Slipping dentures can pose a serious threat to your oral health, so it’s vital to have them replaced or repaired as soon as possible. To help you better understand the importance of having your dentures looked at by your dentist promptly, here are five ways they can cause serious complications and how your dentist can help.

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What to Do When You Have Something Stuck Between Your Teeth

September 15, 2021

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young woman picking her teeth

While eating lunch, did you suddenly get something stuck between your teeth? Don’t worry – it happens to everyone from time to time. Although you can usually get it out by brushing or flossing, there are some cases where you can’t dislodge the object no matter how hard you try. Your dentist in Temple shares a few tips and tricks to get the object out of your teeth safely.

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