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Invisalign or Veneers: Which Should You Get?

January 6, 2023

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Like many people, you may think orthodontics is the only way to fix crooked teeth. You’d thus need something like Invisalign to get a straight smile. However, the truth is that porcelain veneers can also solve dental misalignment. As such, you might not know which option to choose. It’s a good thing, then, that your Mesquite dentist can help. Here, then, is a summary of the difference between Invisalign and veneers, including which procedure is right for you.

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How Can Santa Get Your Child Excited About Toothcare?

December 4, 2022

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What does Christmas morning success look like as a parent? Well, one answer doesn’t cover all parents, but it could be argued that seeing that look of excitement in your child’s eye after they tear the wrapping paper off a present or examine the goodies in their stocking means “Santa” did an excellent job! When you select a gift they enjoy that helps keep them healthy, you both win. Read on to discover some ideas from a dentist in Mesquite for stocking stuffers that encourage kids to take good care of their teeth, plus some suggestions for their oral hygiene routine.

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5 Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner

November 16, 2022

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healthy Thanksgiving meal

Thanksgiving signifies the start of the holiday season. This time of year can be hectic, from booking travel arrangements to buying ingredients for holiday feasts. As tasty as the seasonal treats that are common at Thanksgiving dinner are, some of them are bad for your smile. There are also certain eating habits that can put your oral health in jeopardy. Read on for some tips on how to have a healthy Thanksgiving that your dentist will approve of.

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Want to Avoid a Root Canal? Utilize Your Preventive Coverage

October 3, 2022

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Young woman on grey background holding fingers to jaw in pain.

October is usually a spooky season filled with vampires, witches, and ghouls. However, a recent study found that the most terrifying thing for many people actually relates to oral health. According to the American Association of Endodontists, nearly 60% of people are more afraid of getting a root canal than speaking in public (57%), spiders (55%), or being trapped in an elevator (54%). Does this sound like you? Keep reading to learn how you can utilize your preventive insurance coverage to avoid needing a root canal.

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How Can I Tell If I Have Cavities Between My Teeth?

September 7, 2022

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patient getting checked for cavities between teeth in Mesquite

Did you know that roughly 91% of Americans over the age of 20 have struggled with a cavity before? Some of the most common signs of tooth decay involve tiny pits or pigmented discoloration. But how do you know if there are cavities between your teeth? If this condition (also known as an interproximal cavity) is left untreated, it can result in various complications, like chronic bad breath and difficulty chewing. Read on to learn how you can tell if you have this issue and five prevention tips to keep it at bay!

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Ace Your Next Dental Exam with These 5 Back-to-School Tips

August 19, 2022

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Teen boy smiling while sitting in classroom

Naturally, you want to ace your next dental exam with flying colors. If you’ve let your oral hygiene routine fall to the back burner this summer, then you may be thinking that’s not a possibility. Don’t worry – there’s no time like the present to adopt healthier habits. In fact, here are five back-to-school-specific ones to help!

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3 Back-to-School Tips for Your Teen with Invisalign

August 4, 2022

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Teenage girl smiling

Once your child reaches their teenage years, there is a good chance that they will undergo orthodontic treatment to fix misalignment issues. While it may not be their favorite time, the results are worth it. Now that your teen is heading back to school, navigating the day with their new Invisalign aligners may be more challenging. Here are a few tips to help them stay on track with their Invisalign treatment.

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Is Oral Conscious Sedation Right for Me?

July 26, 2022

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For most people, it is recommended that you see a dentist every six months for regular cleanings and checkups. This may seem like an easy task, but the truth is that this is easier said than done for patients with dental anxiety and other difficulties when it comes to receiving dental treatment. Fortunately, oral conscious sedation is available to help patients get the essential dental care they need. You may benefit from this sedation method if you have any of the following.

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3 Reasons to Get Dental Implants This Summer

June 9, 2022

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Smiling patient looking at dental implant model

Many consider summer a time for vacations, breaks, and general relaxation. It’s for trips to the beach, poolside reading — anything that helps you relieve the stress of work or school. Needless to say, the dentist’s office isn’t the first image it brings to mind. However, these months are ideal for patients to receive dental implant treatment. Restoring your smile does a lot to make fun in the sun even better! To prove it, here are three reasons summer is the best time to get dental implants in Mesquite. Please read them over to see how new, shiny teeth would improve the season!

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Sedation 101: Learn All about Oral Conscious Sedation

May 9, 2022

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man about to take oral conscious sedation

Visiting the dentist isn’t your favorite thing to do. In fact, maybe you avoid it entirely! But dental visits don’t have to fill you with fear, whether you’ve had bad experiences or you feel anxious from the sounds and the bright light. Did you know that there is a little pill you can take to feel at ease?

If you have moderate or severe dental phobia, or you are going to be undergoing complex treatment, oral conscious sedation may be exactly what you need! In this post, you’ll learn more information about this solution and how it can change your mind about dental appointments.

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