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How To Protect Your Family’s Oral Health This Summer

June 4, 2024

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Family playing in the summer sun

If there’s one thing that Texas heat inspires in people, it’s the desire to take a vacation somewhere far, far away. Now that we’re at the height of summer, it’s the perfect time to load up the family and take a trip. Before you go, however, it’s important to keep in mind what you should do for your family’s teeth.

If you aren’t careful, it’s easy to see your oral health slip a bit when you’re on summer vacation. Here are a few tips to keep in mind to ensure that doesn’t happen.


3 Cosmetic Dental Treatments That Are Ideal for Graduating Students

May 1, 2024

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College graduate smiling and cheering

Is your child graduating soon? Whether it’s from high school or college, this is an exciting milestone, which comes with taking lots of photos and videos with loved ones. For that reason, many students are interested in addressing minor gaps, noticeable chips, and stubborn stains before the big day. If that’s the case, then keep reading to learn three cosmetic dental treatments that are ideal for graduating students!


How Can I Use My Tax Refund to Improve My Oral Health?

April 12, 2024

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Dentist smiles

If you received a refund this tax season, you’re probably interested in how you can most wisely invest it. While it might be tempting to splurge on some much-desired luxuries, your tax refund can do a lot of long-term good if you know how to spend it. Luckily, an easy way to invest your tax refund that will reliably pay significant dividends over time is getting those needed dental treatments that you may have been putting off. Here’s how your dentist can help ensure that this year’s tax refund can keep paying off for years to come.


Give Your Smile a Spring Cleaning

March 3, 2024

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Smiling women enjoying spring weatherSpring is in the air, which means your windows are probably open as you deep clean your home. However, your cabinets and closets aren’t the only things that need cleaning. There isn’t any better time than now to give your smile a spring cleaning. Here’s how you can ensure your teeth and gums are healthy.


Heartfelt Smiles: How Oral Hygiene Affects Your Cardiovascular Health

February 9, 2024

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A man with good oral hygiene eating healthy

When you think about strengthening your heart, what comes to mind? Jumping rope? Eating healthy? What about keeping your mouth clean with good oral hygiene? The truth is that your whole body is connected through complex systems. What affects one part can have consequences for another. But how?

If you want to learn more about the connection between oral hygiene and cardiovascular health, continue reading.


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.

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