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ER or Dentist? 3 Reasons to Consider Emergency Dentistry

April 20, 2020

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tooth emergency dentistry

When you’re in pain and need relief fast, your first reaction may tell you to go to the emergency room right away. In many situations, this resource can provide quick treatment for urgent injuries or conditions. But if you’re experiencing severe tooth pain or another dental emergency, think twice before you head to the ER. Instead, you need to turn to someone who can perform triage on your smile. In other words, you need emergency dentistry! In this post, you’ll learn reasons why you should contact your dentist in Midland for tooth-related emergencies instead of going to the ER. (more…)

Sensitive Tooth? Know When to Seek Emergency Dentistry

April 5, 2020

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woman with sensitive tooth needing emergency dentistry

For a while now, you’ve had a sensitive tooth that reacts every time you eat or drink something sugary, hot, or cold. Normally, you’d call your dentist right away for an appointment, but amid the COVID-19 crisis, you aren’t sure what you should do. Your dentist is available for emergency dentistry, but does this situation count as an emergency? Is a sensitive tooth worth the risk? The answer depends on several factors. Read on to learn more about the causes of tooth sensitivity and how you can tell whether you need to contact your dentist as soon as possible. (more…)

Why a Cone Beam Scanner Can Prove Beneficial for Dental Implant Placement

March 18, 2020

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a dental hygienist using a cone beam scanner to capture images of a female patient’s oral cavityWhen you walk into your dentist’s office, you are probably wondering how much of the equipment is used. This is no surprise, especially when your hygienist is asking you to accompany them to a particular machine for treatment purposes. When preparing for dental implant placement, your dentist may require that a cone beam scanner be used to capture images of your oral and facial structure, but what it is and why it is necessary? Read on to find out just how beneficial this piece of advanced technology can be when it comes to creating a treatment plan that includes dental implants.

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Why You Hate Your Dentures

March 8, 2020

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a set of dentures sitting on a desk next to a handheld dental mirrorDo you hate the way your dentures feel? Are you tired of having a restoration that won’t stay in place? Denture-wearers often find that after years of relining and readjusting their prosthetics, they prefer to have something more permanent and low maintenance. Fortunately, there is an alternative solution that offers a multitude of benefits, many of which cannot be obtained with other tooth replacement treatments. If you’re ready to say goodbye to your dentures, spend some time learning more about implant-retained dentures and how they can improve your smile’s appearance and oral health.

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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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periodontal exam

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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