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How Can You Replace a Knocked-Out Tooth?

February 22, 2020

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a male hockey player donning his sports attire, complete with a knocked-out toothMost dental emergencies occur as a result of sports-related injuries. Whether it is a fast-moving game of hockey that results in a puck to the mouth or a hard-hitting tackle that causes you to pick your tooth up off the ground, knocked-out teeth are a common occurrence. But what can do you about it? Should you just throw away the tooth and move on, or should you call your dentist and ask for help? To prevent your smile from deteriorating over time, take a few minutes to read why time is of the essence when this type of injury occurs and what can be done to replace the missing tooth.

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Do I Need to Wear a Mouthguard?

February 12, 2020

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two men playing basketball wearing mouthguards

You and your friends are getting ready to play a friendly game of basketball. At some point, it usually becomes quite competitive and can get a little feisty in terms of contact. Unfortunately, you’ve experienced being hit in the face a couple of times, which leaves you wondering whether you should wear a mouthguard while you play. After all, many professional players do, but do you, as an average Joe, need to wear one as well? Are mouthguards really that effective? Read on to learn what your emergency dentist has to say. (more…)

Why Are My Gums Swollen?

January 11, 2020

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One night as you get ready for bed, you spit your toothpaste into the sink, and then you see it—your minty toothpaste looks pink. You take a closer look inside your mouth and notice that your gums are puffy and red. You may not have thought much about your gum health before, but now many questions rush to you. Is something wrong? What could have caused your gums to become swollen? Should you worry about it? Should you see your dentist in Midland? Well, read on to find out! (more…)

First Visit: When You Should Schedule Your Child’s Initial Dental Exam

December 17, 2019

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a little girl and boy holding toothbrushesYou’ve spent so much time in awe of your baby’s gummy smile that when the first tooth erupts through the gums, you suddenly realize you need the right tools to start caring for this precious pearly white. But what do you need exactly? While a toothbrush and toothpaste sound like the right solution, how much do you use? How big should the brush head be? How often should you brush? Especially for new parents, the initial stages of taking care of your baby’s teeth can be a bit daunting. To help ease your mind and put you and your baby on the right path, find out when you should schedule their first appointment with a dentist who can answer all your questions and take care of their smile.

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Want a Permanent Smile? Discover the Benefits of Dental Implants

December 8, 2019

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a person holding a top denture in their handsIf you’re a long-term denture-wearer, you’ve probably complained about your custom prosthetics many times. From rubbing sores on your gums to having them slip during an important dinner meeting, dentures may have come a long way since the wooden ones wore by George Washington, but they can still prove problematic. If you’re tired of the battle, take some time to learn about dental implants and all of the benefits you will receive when you decide to make the switch.

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Why Tooth-Colored Fillings Are Better Than Traditional Metal

November 27, 2019

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a metal fillingCavities are never a welcome sight. When learning you have one and need it filled, it’s likely that you have a few questions bouncing around in your head. If you’re wondering what type of material will be used to fill it, you can rest a bit easier knowing that your dentist has moved away from traditional metal and instead, opts for a more smile-friendly solution. Find out why you need your tooth filled in the first place and why tooth-colored composite resin is better than metal.

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My Tooth Feels Loose—Should I Be Worried?

November 12, 2019

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mirror tooth

One night, you while you eat your dinner, you find yourself saying, “My tooth feels loose.” When you were little, losing teeth filled you with excitement. After all, that meant the Tooth Fairy was coming! But, as an adult, you’re well past the age of growing in new teeth. The ones you have are supposed to last for the rest of your life, so having a loose permanent tooth can justifiably worry you. In this post, you’ll learn more about why adult teeth can feel loose and how you can prevent and treat it. (more…)

End-of-Year Reminder: Save Money and Use Your Dental Insurance Benefits

October 11, 2019

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teeth dollars

As 2019 winds down, it’s a good idea to make sure that you’ve spent your hard-earned money wisely this year. Have the services and items you’ve purchased over the year been worth the expense? One investment that is often forgotten and neglected is dental insurance. Every month, you pay premiums for coverage, but have you really gotten the most out of your insurance benefits this year? Below, you’ll find information that explains why you need to see your dentist in Midland before the end of the year and how you can maximize your benefits to your advantage. (more…)

4 Possible Reasons Why Your Tooth Hurts

August 21, 2019

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woman tooth pain

One second, everything is normal and going just fine. The next, you have an overwhelming, debilitating toothache that seems to have come out of nowhere. How did this happen? What could possibly be causing your tooth pain? In this post, you’ll learn just four potential causes and how your emergency dentist in Midland can alleviate your pain. (more…)

Ouch! 6 Ways to Handle Dental Pain Until You See an Emergency Dentist

August 7, 2019

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woman dental pain

One moment, everything is going fine; the next, you feel an excruciating toothache. You’ve called your emergency dentist in Midland and arranged for an appointment later on the same day, but you have to wait a few hours for relief. How are you supposed to deal with the situation—and especially the pain—in the meantime? Whether you have a tooth injury or a severe toothache, you don’t have to simply suffer in agony until your visit. Keep reading to learn ways that you can manage your dental pain until you get the help and care you need. (more…)

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