Go Green with Eco-Friendly Dental Products

April 1, 2023

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Toothbrushes in white cup
Earth Day is right around the corner. As you spend time outdoors and look for ways to reduce your footprint on the planet, why not make a few changes to your oral hygiene routine? Plastic toothbrushes, dental floss, and mouthwash bottles end up in landfills. You can’t stop brushing and flossing your teeth to keep trash out of the dumps. Instead, here are 3 ways you can go green for Earth Day using eco-friendly products.

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Dispelling the Top 3 Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry

March 2, 2023

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before and after of a cosmetic dental treatment

Cosmetic dentistry is one of the most popular fields of dental work, capable of transforming patients’ teeth nearly overnight into incredible smiles! However, much like dentistry as a whole, there are quite a few myths surrounding cosmetic treatments that put some people off.

Fortunately, many of these myths don’t have much truth to them, and they shouldn’t stop you from getting the smile you’ve been looking for! If you want to be put at ease, here are some of the most common myths about cosmetic dentistry, and why there isn’t much truth to them.

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What Could Be Causing Your Facial Pain?

February 9, 2023

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Portrait of someone wincing in pain

When someone is experiencing a lot of pain, it can be hard to put into words exactly what it is that they’re feeling. That can be a little bit of a problem when they try to get the care they’re looking for and can’t explain what they’re feeling.

If you’re experiencing facial pain, it may be a little difficult to describe exactly what it is that you’re dealing with. If you’re stuck, here are some of the most common reasons your face could be hurting, and what you can do about it.

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Can I Still Get Dental Implants If I Smoke?

January 4, 2023

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a person breaking a cigarette in half

Often considered the gold standard for replacing missing teeth, dental implants have completely revolutionized modern dentistry; in fact, it’s estimated that roughly half a million implants are placed each year! If you’re dealing with gaps in your smile that you’d like addressed, you might be wondering if implants are a viable option for you. But if you’re a smoker, could the habit potentially influence your candidacy? Continue reading below to learn more about how smoking can actually prevent the lasting success of dental implants, along with some tips from your dentist for preventing implant failure.

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4 Tips to Protect Your Child’s Teeth This Cold & Flu Season

December 14, 2022

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child brushing teeth during cold and flu season

When it comes to cold and flu season, many people focus on purchasing the medicines they’ll need if they get sick and taking preventive measures. One thing that called in flu season effects that you may not consider is your smile. This is especially true for growing smiles. To help you and your child keep their smile healthy this cold and flu season, keep reading to learn four helpful tips.

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Why Is There a Bad Taste In My Mouth?

November 14, 2022

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woman with a bad taste in her mouth in McKinney

You’ve spent some time munching on a hefty meal packed with foods containing garlic and onions. Once you’re finished, it’s natural to experience a bitter taste in your mouth. But what if the same symptom occurs out of nowhere or for an extended period? This could be an indication of a more serious oral health issue. Keep reading to learn about the common causes of a bad taste in the mouth and several ways you can prevent complications in your smile!

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How Long Can I Expect Dental Crowns to Last?

October 13, 2022

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tooth representing the dental crown lifespan in McKinney

If you have a moderately to severely decayed or damaged tooth, then a dental crown may be the best option to restore your smile. These durable restorations can protect your pearly whites from future damage as well as improve their appearance in the long run. While you can expect them to last many years, you may be wondering when you should expect to replace them. Read on to learn more about the dental crown lifespan and how to prolong it!

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What Are Tips to Care for ClearCorrect Aligners?

August 4, 2022

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These days, traditional braces are not the only solution to align your teeth. ClearCorrect is a modern orthodontic treatment that can quickly and discreetly straighten your smile. Each removable, clear, plastic tray is worn for a predetermined amount of time, gradually shifting your teeth. Although you will only wear each set for a short period, you need to care for them properly to assure optimal results. Read on for tips from your dentist in McKinney on how to maintain your clear aligners.

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Why You Should Replace Your Metal Crown with a Metal-Free One

July 13, 2022

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patient smiling after getting metal-free crown in McKinney

Back in the day, metal crowns were used to repair the structure and function of damaged teeth. While they’re certainly effective, modern dentistry has produced a much better option. Nowadays, most dentists offer metal-free restorations as a healthier and more natural-looking alternative. So, if you have any metal crowns in your mouth, you should consider replacing them with metal-free ones. Continue reading to learn a few reasons why!

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6 Tips for Your Next Dental Checkup

June 8, 2022

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Woman smiling at the dentist

To keep your smile in good shape, you should attend regular cleanings and checkups twice a year. However, if you haven’t been for a while, you’ve moved to a new place, or you’ve switched dentists for one reason or another, you might not know what steps to take to prepare for your visit. We’re here to help! Here are some tips that you may want to consider so you can be prepared for your upcoming visit.

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