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Bitter Taste in Your Mouth? Here’s Valuable Info You Need to Know

November 9, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 4:00 pm
woman sticking out her tongue because of a bitter taste in her mouth

As you spit out from brushing your teeth, you expect to taste minty freshness, but instead your mouth tastes bitter, salty, maybe even metallic. Many questions can come to mind at this point. Is this something you should be worried about? What does a bitter taste in your mouth mean? In this post, you’ll learn more about the causes and home remedies for this unpleasant symptom as well as signs that you should visit a professional.


3 Strong Reasons to Replace Your Missing Back Tooth

October 25, 2021

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smiling woman after replacing her missing back tooth

In the immediate aftermath of losing a molar to decay, you expected your smile to look funny and incomplete. However, when you see yourself in the mirror, you don’t really notice a difference. After all, it was a back tooth, which is less visible. You start to wonder if you can get away with not replacing the tooth entirely.

Stop right there! You do not want to consider this train of thought! Tooth loss can have a greater impact on you than just your appearance right after it happens. In this post, you’ll learn three reasons why you need to replace your missing back tooth, even though it’s not seen as easily as other teeth.


Understanding the Dentures Process: How Long Will It Take?

August 26, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 3:40 pm
hand holding a denture

If you’re thinking about getting dentures for the first time, you may be wondering how long the process takes. Unfortunately, the timing can vary greatly from patient to patient, and in some cases, a person can receive their dentures almost immediately. Typically, getting dentures takes a few weeks to a few months. The only way to know for sure in your specific situation is to meet with your dentist. During that consultation, they’ll go through the process and let you know what timeline you can expect. In the meantime, here is the general gist of getting dentures, so you have some background knowledge.


Need Ortho Treatment? We Refer to the Best!

July 15, 2021

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patient wearing braces

If you’ve been a patient at Boyles General Dentistry & Implant Center for a while, you probably have noticed that we don’t often send our patients to specialists. We take cases ranging from dental emergencies to oral surgical procedures. As much as possible, we want to be your one-stop shop for your smile. But there is an exception—we do refer our patients in need of orthodontic care to Phillips Orthodontics. Here is a little bit of information about them and why we trust them with our valued patients.


4 Tidbits You May Not Know about Same-Day Dental Crowns

June 25, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 1:20 pm
same-day dental crown

Perhaps you’ve always been cautious. Maybe you’re not dazzled by the newest technology. You look quality in what you get to make sure you get the most out of your money—even in your dental care. As the name implies, same-day dental crowns are fabricated in one day. In fact, you don’t even have to have a separate appointment! But is this in-office technology really worth the hype?

Before you agree to have this particular type of crown, there are some things you should know about it. For instance, if you are having multiple restorations made, it may be a better option to go the more traditional route. Read on to learn four other bits of information about same-day dental crowns to determine if they could be right for you.


Overcome Your Fear of Tooth Extraction with These Tips

June 14, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 2:47 pm
scared patient needing a tooth extraction

Although dental visits aren’t your favorite activity, perhaps you can handle cleanings and checkups just fine. When the dentist says you need a tooth extracted, however, you immediately feel nervous, unsure, and even scared. But getting a tooth removed doesn’t have to be a stressful ordeal. Here are four ways to lessen your fear of tooth extractions and feel more comfortable.


4 Common Treatments for Dental Emergencies

April 26, 2021

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man with tooth pain and a dental emergency

You don’t like surprises. You like planning ahead and knowing what’s coming. Unfortunately, dental emergencies sometimes happen when you least expect them. Although there are countless ways a dental emergency may pop up unexpectedly, you can have an idea of the treatment that could be coming your way. Read on to learn more about the most common types of treatments for dental emergencies.


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.


Are Sugar Substitutes Good for Your Smile?

January 22, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 5:24 pm
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.


How Advanced Technology Can Ensure a Successful Dental Implant Experience

December 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 10:27 pm
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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