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Will Dental Implants Make You Look Younger?

January 6, 2023

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A man happy with his dental implants

In terms of replacement teeth, dentures and bridges are pretty effective. After all, they fill the gaps in your smile and look quite natural! That said, these prosthetics don’t stop the aged look that tooth loss causes. Only dental implants prevent and reverse this effect. If you’d like to learn how they do so, your Midland dentist is happy to explain. Here are four things implants do to help your face look vibrant and youthful.


Will Your Chipped Tooth Heal?

December 27, 2022

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diagram of chipped teeth that won’t heal

When you break a nail, it can definitely be annoying, but you quickly get over it because nails grow back. The same principle applies to your hair. Even if you mess up a haircut or have a bad hair day, it’s not the end of the world. Just give it time, and it’ll grow out.

But what if you chip a tooth? Can you simply wait for it to heal without having to see an emergency dentist? Keep reading to learn more about how to handle this situation!


What You Should Do If Your Child Knocks Out a Tooth

December 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 1:03 pm
two children playing basketball

As your child plays their favorite sport, you naturally worry about their safety. Unfortunately, injuries often come with being active, but then, during a game, they are hit in the face and a tooth comes out!

Once you establish that your child is otherwise all right, you can shift your attention to their smile. Is the knocked-out tooth a primary or permanent one? What should you do in this dental emergency? Keep reading to learn the steps you should take!


After Teeth Whitening: Food You Should Avoid

November 16, 2022

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woman holding coffee showing foods and drinks to avoid after teeth whitening

You’ve just come from the dentist’s office after getting your teeth professionally whitened, and you can’t stop smiling! You love how you look and want to hold onto this confidence forever. However, a few hours after treatment, you feel hungry. Certain foods and drinks can cause your teeth to become stained again, but what are they? What could you eat that won’t taint your smile? Keep reading to learn what you should and shouldn’t eat after teeth whitening and how to enjoy your white teeth in the long term.


How Exercise May Prevent Gum Disease

November 3, 2022

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woman stretching outside showing how exercise may prevent gum disease

You know you should exercise more than you do. Being active has nearly limitless benefits for your health, especially for your heart, blood sugar levels, and metabolism. But did you know that your activity level could also impact your smile?

In this post, you’ll learn about how exercise may prevent gum disease and how you can keep oral bacteria under control by being active and outside.


Does Dental Insurance Cover Emergency Care?

October 31, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 2:46 pm
patient holding their face needing emergency care and wondering if dental insurance will cover costs

If you have dental insurance, you may already be familiar with the main benefits you enjoy. You may have even gone to the dentist twice already this year. But if you have a dental emergency like a cracked tooth or a knocked-out tooth, coverage can be a little more complicated. What will your dental insurance pay toward your emergency care? What can you expect in terms of the cost? Keep reading to learn more information!


Eenie Meenie Miney Mo! 4 Tips to Choose a Cosmetic Dentist

August 30, 2022

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woman pointing and trying to choose a cosmetic dentist

You know your smile needs a lot of work, and you’ve worked hard to afford to fix it. Needless to say, you’re not taking this investment lightly. You want to find a qualified dentist who will help you reach your dream smile. But out of the many options in your area, how can you choose a cosmetic dentist to trust with something this important?

Instead of resorting to childish games to determine your pick, here are some tips to make your decision process more successful and smooth!


4 Reasons for Children’s Tooth Extractions

August 10, 2022

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young patient who has reasons for children’s tooth extractions

In general, it’s best to hold onto natural teeth as long as possible. Even in the case of children’s baby teeth, dentists will largely recommend preserving them until they come out naturally. However, there are situations where these primary or other teeth may need to be extracted early. What are these reasons for children’s tooth extractions? Keep reading to find out!


Too Old for Cosmetic Dentistry? Your Smile Is Ageless!

July 20, 2022

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older woman smiling after working with a cosmetic dentist

You get the senior discount. You’re getting close to retirement. You listen to oldies music. In your mind, you’re still as young as you ever were, but you realize just how old you are when you look around you and in the mirror. You wonder if you’re too old for cosmetic work, if the figurative parade has passed you by. Your cosmetic dentist may not be able to turn back the clock completely, but they can help you feel confident in yourself again.


Sugary Drinks: The Sneaky Cause of Children’s Cavities

July 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 2:36 pm
child drinking juice and increasing risk of children’s cavities

At the grocery store, you go up and down every aisle to make sure you don’t forget anything. Then, you come to the drinks. You pick out some sports drinks for your child’s soccer game and enough soda and juice to last until next week. Hold on! Did you know that the drinks you buy for your kids could be a direct cause of tooth decay?

While candy, cookies, and other sugar-filled treats certainly contribute to children’s cavities, so do the drinks your little one has. Keep reading to learn the impact that various drinks can have and what you can do about it.

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