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3 Cosmetic Options to Correct Small Teeth

May 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 12:41 pm
woman smiling after correcting small teeth

As an adult, you’ve already lost all your baby teeth and received your grownup versions, but one in particular stands out for the wrong reason. It’s much smaller than the teeth around it. When you talk or smile, you are always cognizant of this little tooth calling attention to itself, making your smile look unbalanced.

Well, did you know that your dentist has not just one possible solution to correct small teeth but three? Learn the basics about the procedures that could help yours be a more appropriate size.


How Much Does Sedation Dentistry Cost?

March 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 4:27 pm
patient wearing a nitrous oxide mask

It’s estimated that between 30 and 40 million Americans have some level of dental anxiety, a fear of dentists that stands between them and getting the care they deserve. Whether you’ve had bad experiences, heard horror stories, or have just been put off by the portrayal of dentists in the media, sedation dentistry can help to put you at ease before a necessary treatment.

That said, this presents yet another problem for some people: the cost of sedation. If you want to learn a little more about how much feeling at ease is likely to cost you, here’s a guide that may be able to help you.


Veneers vs. Invisalign: Which One Is Right for Your Smile?

February 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 1:42 pm
woman smiling and holding Invisalign

When you look at celebrities’ smiles, they are perfectly aligned. In some cases, the star has had veneers placed over their teeth. In others, they have undergone Invisalign treatment. For your own smile, you aren’t sure which one will give you the results you’re looking for.

While both veneers and Invisalign involve permanent changes to your teeth, they are quite unique in how they accomplish results. Keep reading to learn the differences between them and when each one would be the right option.


Does Tooth Sensitivity Mean You Need Emergency Care?

February 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 12:18 pm
concerned woman looking at her teeth

Ping! You feel your tooth twinge with discomfort as you take a healthy sip of coffee in the morning. That’ll wake you up!

Although tooth sensitivity can be alarming and annoying, does it mean you need to seek emergency care from your dentist? Maybe or maybe not. In this post, you’ll learn why your tooth might be giving you grief and when to take emergency action.


Will Dental Implants Make You Look Younger?

January 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 5:43 am
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 2:09 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 3:04 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 4:03 pm
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!

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