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4 Essential Things You Should Know About Nitrous Oxide

June 12, 2023

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child at dentist receiving nitrous oxide sedation

If your biannual dental visit is approaching, you might feel a bit nervous or anxious, but there’s no need to worry. Sedation dentistry can greatly improve your experience, ensuring comfort and ease during your dental appointment. Nitrous oxide sedation, commonly known as “laughing gas,” is one of the options available, and here are four essential things you should know about how it helps patients receive the dental care they need in a more comfortable, pleasant environment.


Why Does My Enamel Need to Be Removed Before Receiving Veneers?

May 5, 2023

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a closeup of a patient receiving veneers

Did you know that according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the demand for cosmetic dental work has essentially doubled within the last five years? This means that more people than ever before are opting to enhance their smiles, and in turn, their livelihoods. Some patients turn toward veneers to achieve this; however, if you’ve heard of this treatment, you’ve maybe heard that you’ll have to have some of your enamel removed beforehand. Here’s more from your trusted cosmetic dentist about why this is a necessary step of the process!


Does It Hurt to Undergo Cosmetic Dental Work?

April 2, 2023

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patient smiling while visiting their dentist

Thanks to advancements in modern dental technology, there are now all sorts of ways to update the look and feel of your pearly whites—and these days, more people than ever before are opting to enhance their smiles with cosmetic dentistry! You might be curious about exploring some of these options for your own pearly whites; however, fear of the unknown might be holding you back, and you may be concerned about potential pain. Fortunately, you have nothing to fear! Here’s what you need to know.


Dry Socket: What It Is and How to Prevent It

March 16, 2023

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Illustration of a dry socket after tooth extraction

When preparing for tooth extraction, it’s important to be aware of what you’ll need to do to take care of your mouth during your recovery after the procedure. In particular, you will want to take whatever steps are necessary to avoid a dry socket – a condition that can slow down the healing process and cause a significant amount of discomfort. Here’s what you need to know about dry socket prevention.


Dentures Aren’t Just for Seniors: 3 Ways That Younger People Can Lose their Teeth

February 9, 2023

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Young person with a shining smile

For people who are missing teeth, dentures can mean an incredible improvement to their quality of life. Dentures are able to simulate natural teeth effectively enough to allow tooth loss patients to chew and talk the way they did when they had all of their teeth.

They’re often associated with older patients, but people of all ages can lose their teeth and therefore benefit from either full or partial dentures. Here are some reasons that some people could come to need dentures.


5 Reasons to Pick Tooth-Colored Fillings Over Amalgam

January 19, 2023

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close-up of a dental filling

If you had your choice, you’d probably opt to never need a filling in the first place. However, if you’re getting one soon, you do have an important decision to make: should you get a tooth-colored or an amalgam filling?

Amalgam fillings are made of metal, usually silver or gold, while tooth-colored fillings are constructed of composite resin colored to match your teeth. Tooth-colored fillings represent the latest in dental technology, and they have many benefits when compared to their amalgam counterparts. Here are just a few of them.


How Long Does a Dental Crown Last?

December 20, 2022

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All-ceramic dental crownsDental crowns have been used for generations to save compromised teeth. They are designed to provide a long-term solution, but how long do crowns last? Many factors affect the dental crown lifespan, but most last for about 10 years. However, it wouldn’t be unusual for your crown to thrive for a decade or more with the right care. Here’s what you need to know to get the most from your investment. 


3 Reasons to Get Your Dental Crown Before the Year Ends

November 7, 2022

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a patient receiving a dental crown in Dallas

Do you require a dental crown to protect a severely decayed or damaged tooth? While this treatment is essential for restoring your smile, you might be tempted to hold off on getting it to save a few bucks. However, undergoing your procedure now can be more beneficial for you and your oral health in the long run. Read on to learn why you shouldn’t wait until next year to renew your smile with a dental crown!  


3 Things Covered By Your Child’s Dental Insurance

October 21, 2022

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Young boy at dentist for dental checkupChildren across the country are back in the classroom and getting excited about the upcoming holidays, which means life is probably pretty busy. Although your days are a little more hectic, don’t forget to schedule your child’s semi-annual cleaning and checkup. At the end of the year, children’s dental insurance coverage resets. Don’t miss your chance to use their benefits to keep their smile healthy.


What Are the Reasons for Children’s Tooth Extractions?

September 4, 2022

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Baby tooth extraction

When a dentist surgically removes a primary tooth, it is often called a “baby tooth extraction.” As a parent, if you ever hear a dentist say that your child needs their tooth pulled, you’ll certainly want to understand why. Isn’t that baby tooth going to fall out anyway? The truth is this is one of the most common pediatric dentistry procedures. Continue reading to learn from a children’s dentist in Dallas about reasons why children’s tooth extractions are sometimes necessary and get some aftercare tips.

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