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5 Reasons to Visit Your Dentist Early

January 22, 2024

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Man in dentist’s chair for a checkupNow that the holidays are over, it’s time to focus on your goals for the new year. Is a trip to your dentist at the top of your priority list? If it’s not, here are 5 good reasons why you should schedule a cleaning and checkup early in the year.


Stuff Those Stockings with These Smile-Friendly Gifts!

December 13, 2023

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Gingerbread man

The holidays are here again, and, as usual, they are bringing tons of candy and sweets with them. Candy canes, hot chocolate, pumpkin pie, cookies, cakes, gingerbread men, chocolates, and everything in between are handed out like confetti at a parade during the holiday season, but consuming too many of these sweet treats can have devastating consequences for your oral health. Here are a few smile-friendly stocking stuffer ideas to help your family enjoy the season while practicing excellent oral hygiene.


3 Ways to Be Thankful for Your Teeth This Thanksgiving

November 3, 2023

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Thanksgiving dinner set up on table

Thanksgiving heralds the start of the festive season, filled with food, friends, and family gatherings. Whether you’re embarking on a journey, staying local, or hosting the festivities at home, preparations abound. Amidst the holiday chaos, it’s crucial not to neglect your smile, which plays a vital role in savoring all the delicious delights. Discover three ways to express gratitude to your pearly whites and ensure they stay healthy and happy this Thanksgiving.


How to Avoid Oral Health Issues on Halloween

October 19, 2023

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Halloween candy spilling out of orange trick or treat bucket

You likely already know, but Halloween is close at hand. It won’t be long before trick-or-treaters start looking for spooky sweets. That said, the last day of October doesn’t have to give your kids cavities. You can make All Hallows’ Eve safer for their smiles. In fact, all it takes is following the right practices and tricks. Your Dallas dentist can even share a few. To that end, here are four Halloween oral health tips that’ll protect your child’s grin on the 31st.


Three Interesting, Lesser-Known Facts About Gum Disease

September 13, 2023

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Woman with inflamed gums

Your gums do the hard work of keeping your teeth safe and secure in their sockets, but they can’t do their job without proper care. Gum disease is very common among people in America, but many do not know much about what causes it or what kind of damage it can do. It begins as gingivitis, but if left untreated, gum disease can advance to its more severe form called periodontitis. Here are some interesting facts about gum disease from your dentist in the spirit of Gum Care Month this September.


4 Back-to-School Dental Exam Tips for Kids

August 9, 2023

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group of kids smiling

Are you helping your little one get ready for a new school year? As the back-to-school season approaches, it’s important to prioritize your child’s dental health by preparing for their upcoming dental checkup. To help you ensure your child excels in maintaining a healthy smile, keep reading to learn four valuable tips to guide you through how to help your child prepare for their upcoming dental appointment.


Your Guide on Handling a Dental Emergency on Vacation

July 10, 2023

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Young woman with right hand on her cheek and furrowed brows experiencing a toothache

If you’re making big plans this summer, the last thing you want to worry about is medical trouble. Your focus should be relaxation and having fun. However, things happen, and it’s best to plan ahead in case something unexpected occurs. The power of knowledge can go a long way: knowing how to take care of certain oral health issues can help you a lot in the moment. Here is your guide to handling a dental emergency on vacation.


4 Summer Oral Health Tips to Keep in Mind

June 7, 2023

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people on summer vacation smiling

As summer vacation approaches, individuals nationwide are gearing up for a variety of exciting warm-weather adventures. Whether it’s a beach getaway, international travel, or simply enjoying local attractions, the options are endless. Regardless of your travel plans this season, it remains crucial to prioritize proper care for your smile. Discover four essential summer oral health tips that will assist you in preventing dental issues and preserving a beautiful, healthy grin throughout the season, whether you’re traveling near or far.


3 Reasons to See a Dentist Before Summer Vacation

May 6, 2023

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smiling woman at the beach

Are you planning a trip with your family this summer? If so, after you’ve gotten your plane tickets and booked your hotel, there’s one more appointment you may want to make: a checkup with your dentist.

If you want to enjoy your vacation with your family as much as possible, here are a few reasons why visiting your dentist can help you to do that.


What to Know About Oral Cancer

April 9, 2023

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a dentist holding an oral cancer awareness month

Preventive dental care is essential in keeping your mouth not only beautiful but healthy too! Your dentist will give your teeth a thorough cleaning and polish, ensuring that any buildup of plaque and tartar is washed away. They will also give you a complete examination to check for any oral health issues before they become more serious. One of the things your dentist will check for is oral cancer. By detecting this disease early, you can treat it before it worsens or spreads. Read on to learn about the risk factors and symptoms of oral cancer.

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