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3 Dental Emergencies from COVID-19

February 24, 2021

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man with a dental emergency from COVID

To slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, millions of Americans have stayed at home week after week and month after month. While some have returned to work or worked from home, nearly everyone has felt the financial pinch. However, did you know that there has been an increase in dental emergencies from COVID? Read on to learn how this virus may damage your smile and what you can do about it.

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Are Sugar Substitutes Good for Your Smile?

January 22, 2021

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spoonful of sugar

Maybe you put copious amounts of sugar in your tea or you eat a candy bar in the afternoon to get you through work. Perhaps you can’t go to bed without first having a bowl of your favorite ice cream. Whatever your weakness, you love sweets. When you were a child, you were likely told at some point that sugar rots your teeth. Nowadays, you have more options to enjoy a tasty treat, but are sugar substitutes really better for your smile as well? Read on to learn more about how these sweet alternatives can impact your oral health.

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How Advanced Technology Can Ensure a Successful Dental Implant Experience

December 20, 2020

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a female patient standing at the CT/Cone Beam Scanner while a hygienist oversees equipment usage

As you consider how you plan to replace your missing teeth, it is important that you spend ample time researching which practice you want to recreate your smile. If dental implants in Midland are the tooth replacement option you choose, knowing which types of equipment a dentist uses can determine whether you want to move forward with treatment. In this article, we will discuss the various technologies that promote greater accuracy, precision, and ensures optimal results.

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5 Bad Habits That Can Ruin Your Dental Implants

December 10, 2020

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a digital image of a lower arch of teeth and a dental implant between two natural teeth

Dental implants in Midland are a costly investment. The price you pay upfront is one of the many reasons patients strive to keep their restorations in optimal condition. Designed to last decades or even a lifetime with proper care, this reality can quickly fade should you choose to continue practicing these 5 bad habits. Read on to find out what you should stop doing if you want to enjoy a healthier, more complete smile for longer.

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5 Interesting Facts About Your Teeth

November 20, 2020

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an up-close image of a woman’s healthy teeth

It’s highly likely that you’ve spent very little time thinking about your teeth. Apart from making sure they are brushed, flossed, and rinsed regularly, you may consider them to be quite boring. The truth is your pearly whites are far more interesting than you think. A dentist in Midland is here to share 5 unique facts about your teeth that may have you eager to learn more.

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Use It or Lose It: What Your Dental Insurance Will Cover

October 3, 2020

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A young woman sitting in the dentist’s chair and smiling

When it comes to using your dental insurance, do you know what it covers? The reality is that most people do not know the ins and outs of the insurance world, which is why dental offices throughout the country employ individuals who can assist in not only helping you better understand your coverage but also maximizing your benefits before they expire. Read on to learn more about the details of your insurance and what you can do to keep more money in your pocket.

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How Does Your Oral Health Affect Your Immune System?

August 21, 2020

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Person with periodontal diseaseKeeping up with a good oral hygiene routine and seeing your dentist every six months is about more than just keeping your pearly whites bright and clean. After all, your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body. Often times, the health of your smile determines your overall wellbeing because of how it affects your immune system. Read on to learn more about how taking care of your smile can help you avoid issues elsewhere in the body.

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My Dog Ate My Dentures – What Do I Do Now?

August 7, 2020

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Dog looking guiltyIf you have an energetic animal at home, you know that they often get ahold of things that they aren’t supposed to. Believe it or not, dentures often fall prey to furry best friends. For puppies, chewing on things can help relieve teething pain. More mature dogs do it in order to keep their teeth clean and their jaw strong. Sometimes, dogs go after dentures because they are comforted by the scent of their owners. As sweet as this may sound, you certainly know the feeling of dread when you realize that your furry friend has damaged something important. Read on to learn what you should do next.

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Insurance and Dental Implants: Making Replacement More Affordable

June 15, 2020

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money and dental instruments for dental implants

As a conscious consumer, you keep a keen eye out for a good deal on what you want, and you try not to overpay. Even when it comes to your permanent tooth replacements, you want to make sure that you’re saving as much as possible. Are there ways to reduce the price tag for dental implants? In this post, you’ll learn about the role insurance can play in helping you afford dental implants as well as some other options to consider for your out-of-pocket costs. (more…)

What Does a Dental Cleaning Look Like During COVID-19?

May 30, 2020

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dentist cleaning a patient's teeth while wearing PPESemi-annual checkups and cleanings are patients’ first line of defense against common oral health problems, such as cavities, which is why they’re so important to keep on top of. If you’re due for one but aren’t sure of how your dentist has adjusted their techniques and safety measures in response to COVID-19, you can read more below about what you can expect during your appointment. (more…)

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