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4 Root Canal Truths You Should Know

March 24, 2022

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Smiling dentist showing patient X-ray

Are you terrified over the thought of needing root canal therapy? You probably have its scary reputation to thank for that. The good news is that the procedure itself is actually quite straightforward due to significant advancements in both technology and the field of dentistry. As a result, many patients feel much calmer once they hear all the facts about this tooth-saving treatment. To learn more, read on!


What NOT to Do After Dental Implant Surgery

February 25, 2022

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Patient with dental implants smiling in reflection

The success of your dental implants relies on a few important factors, including the precision of a skilled dentist. Another key component that patients often forget, however, is following all of their aftercare instructions to a tee, like getting plenty of rest and keeping their mouth clean. With that said, it’s equally as important to keep in mind what NOT to do following dental implant surgery. To learn a few examples, read on!


5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Smile

December 27, 2021

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Patient writing down 2022 goals on notepadAnd just like that, 2022 is nearly here! Like most people, you may be using the last few weeks of the year to think about what you want to achieve in the coming months. In fact, nearly 50% of Americans partake in this tradition. If achieving a healthier, happier smile is on your list of to-dos, then here are some New Year’s resolutions to start your year off on the right foot!

3 Household Items You Should Clean Regularly to Avoid Poor Oral Health

November 10, 2021

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toothbrush holderHave you ever considered just how dirty your toothbrush holder might be? What about your bathroom hand towel? With germs and bacteria floating through the air and contaminating surfaces and objects of all kinds, it might seem like a hopeless situation. However, you can be proactive in better maintaining these items around your home, especially if you want a healthier smile. Here are three things you should clean regularly to avoid poor oral health. (more…)

How Flossing Once a Day Can Save Your Life

October 8, 2021

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Everyone knows to brush their teeth twice a day and floss daily. However, many people continue to neglect to floss regularly, thinking it’s no big deal. But skipping this crucial step in your oral hygiene routine doesn’t just affect your oral health, it can decrease your chances of living a longer life as well. Multiple recent studies have proven a correlation between longevity and flossing. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at these studies and explain their findings – just keep reading!

Can Dental Implants Make Me Look Younger?

August 5, 2021

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woman with dental implantsDental implants are known for their many benefits, but did you know they can do more than replace your missing teeth and remain firmly in place for a lifetime with proper care? Unlike dental bridges and dentures that don’t provide continuous stimulation to the jawbone, permanent prosthetics help to keep this area from shrinking, allowing you to maintain a more youthful appearance. Read on to learn more about this unique advantage that comes with dental implants.


3 Reasons Invisalign is Right For You

July 1, 2021

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middle-aged man holding Invisalign alignersAs you survey your smile in the mirror, are you asking yourself, “Am I too old for Invisalign?” You no longer want to see crooked teeth staring back at you each morning before work, but you’re worried metal braces may be the only way to achieve your desired look. Fortunately, no matter your age, clear aligners can shift your teeth and produce results that allow for better oral health and a more pleasing aesthetic. Here are 3 reasons Invisalign for seniors is a clear possibility.


How Much Will My Dental Implants Cost?

June 16, 2021

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a dentist in Midlothian explains how dental implants work for a female patientWhen it comes to dental implant cost, you cannot expect to pay the same as someone else. Why? Because there is a multitude of factors your dentist must consider when attempting to determine your eligibility and identify a price point for your treatment. Are you missing one, three, or an entire row of teeth? Do you need bone grafting or periodontal therapy before undergoing dental implant surgery? As you learn more about the process of receiving these permanent prosthetics, a dentist shares 3 key factors that help to determine how much you will pay for your new smile.