Use Your Benefits Before You Lose Them!

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Next week, many of us will be celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday, which means that the end of 2020 is right around the corner! While few of us will be sad to see such a challenging and stressful year come to a close, we should also take time to thank about our smiles. For many people, their 2020 dental insurance benefits and any accrued health saving funds will expire at midnight on December 31st. We want to make sure you contact us now to use them before you use them! In today’s blog, your Richardson, TX, dentist will explain what we can do to lower our risk of developing cavities, and also discuss safety tips for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

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Keeping Your Child’s Smile Strong And Healthy 

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Halloween may be over, but between the excess candy and the sugary sweets of the holiday season, children’s teeth could soon become vulnerable to issues like tooth decay. To safeguard them against cavities, your Dallas, TX, dentist recommends care at home, and in our office, to strengthen teeth and protect them from cavities and premature tooth loss. Our team knows how to work with children to help them feel welcome, and we’re eager to talk them through the treatment process and ensure they remain calm and relaxed. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at a few simple ways to help little smiles stay strong, bright, and whole! After all, strong teeth and gums often help protect people of all ages from a wide range of common health issues throughout their lifetime.

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Candy Buy Back Time Is Here!

Halloween candyHalloween is right around the corner, which means soon you and your little ones may be hitting the streets trick or treating, or engaging in other socially-distant holiday fun. While we love Halloween as much as anyone, being dental professionals means we also know that too much candy could mean toothaches and tooth decay! To help protect little smiles in our community, and ensure everyone gets to enjoy their Halloween fun, we’re offering our annual Halloween Candy Buy Back Program! Your Richardson, TX, dentist will buy your child’s treats, and donate it to Operation Gratitude, an amazing program that helps support our troops overseas.

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Halloween Can Be Spooky For Our Smiles

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October is here! We all love the cooler fall days, and who isn’t excited for Halloween? However, as dentists we know that our Halloween treats are also high in sugar, which means a higher risk of tooth decay in smiles both young and old. While we want everyone to enjoy their Halloween candies, we also want you and your family to take steps to protect your smiles from the onset of tooth decay. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, dentist will explain how we protect smiles from cavities, and the steps you can take at home to keep your family’s smiles safe.

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Maintaining A New Oral Hygiene Routine

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Now that school has started, many families in Dallas and Richardson, TX are experiencing disruptions to their schedule. For some, kids will be returning to school, while others are trying to figure out how they both work at home, and assist their little ones with homeschool. Disruptions to a routine could mean necessary habits, such as brushing, flossing, and routine dental checkups, could fall to the wayside. The impact could mean a higher risk of cavities, gingivitis, stained teeth, and other serious oral health issues! In today’s blog, our team explains why families need to continue to find time to maintain a good oral hygiene routine.

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How We’ve Made Our Office Safe For Patient Visits

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To protect you and your family from COVID-19, you need to take certain precautions, such as avoiding gatherings of people and wearing masks. Washing your hands is also a must! For many people, avoiding visits to the dentist has also made the list. But as dental professionals, your Dallas, TX, team understands that lack of routine care could allow minor tooth demineralization or sensitive gums to lead to cavities, infections, gum disease, and for some, even the risk of a missing tooth. To provide a safe and comfortable environment for you to undergo treatments, we have implemented a number of new precautions, and a few new technologies too!

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What Does An Aching Tooth Mean?

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Sometimes our teeth may ache as a result of a chill in the air, or maybe due to a sinus infection or particularly bad allergies. However, when this happens the pain fades after a few hours. But what if you have a toothache that lasts? What if your teeth really ache when you enjoy something hot or cold? In these situations, your discomfort could be linked to a serious oral health issue, including tooth decay or even a dental infection! In today’s blog, your Richardson, TX, dentist looks at how we treat the causes of aching teeth, and the steps we’re taking to keep our patients safe when they visit our practice!

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Preparing Your Kids To Head Back-To-School!

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In the next week or two, children across the DFW area will be heading back to school. For some, they will be attending classes online only, while others will be physically present in the classroom. But before they begin navigating a new school year, we encourage parents to bring their little ones in for a routine checkup and cleaning visit. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, dentist will explain the benefits of routine care for smiles of all ages, as well as our preventive visits and lifelike restorations for children!

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Let’s Replace Your Missing Teeth

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As children, losing teeth (provided this happens on your body’s schedule) is natural, and a sign that you’re growing. However, as adults tooth loss means something is wrong, and that your oral health will continue to suffer unless the underlying factors are addressed and the gaps in your smile are filled. Fortunately, your Richardson, TX, dentist knows how to replace missing teeth with lifelike prosthetics, including bridges, custom dentures, and even advanced dental implants. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at how we replace your missing teeth.

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We Use Advanced Technologies To Keep Our Patients Safe

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Better overall health starts with the smile, the gateway to your body. Unfortunately, due to the impact of the pandemic, many families have avoided seeing the dentist out of safety concerns. While we absolutely understand their concerns, we also know that this lack of care means painful toothaches and sore gums that could soon indicate cavities, infections, or even gum disease! To put our patients at ease, your Dallas and Richardson, TX, dentist would like to talk about the new protocols and technologies we’re using to keep everyone safe, and why you should consider scheduling a checkup and cleaning visit soon.

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