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4 Back-to-School Dental Exam Tips for Kids

August 9, 2023

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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.


4 Ways to Give Your Dental Routine a Spring Cleaning

March 9, 2023

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Two toothbrushes lying on table surrounded by spring flowers

When you hear the words “spring cleaning,” you probably think of giving your home a thorough dusting and throwing out any clutter that you don’t need. However, spring can also be a good time to take a second look at your dental hygiene routine and make a few adjustments to ensure that you continue to take excellent care of your smile. Need some ideas for a dental spring cleaning? Here are a few suggestions your dentist might make.


4 Dentist-Approved Valentine’s Day Gifts to Make Your Loved One Smile!

February 10, 2023

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a couple exchanging smile-friendly gifts for Valentine’s Day

There is nothing quite like seeing your loved one smile! Hopefully, they feel confident enough to freely flash their grin because unfortunately, many people don’t. A new study conducted by OnePoll found that 57% of Americans cover their mouths when they laugh due to insecurity over their teeth. Additionally, one in two will always often try to smile with their mouth closed. So, in honor of loving the special smile in your life, consider some dentist-approved gifts for Valentine’s Day to keep their teeth bright and healthy! Here are four great ideas from your dentist in Dallas.


New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Smile

January 10, 2023

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new year resolution list on journal

The new year is officially upon us! Now that we’re in 2023, you may be brainstorming ways to improve your health this year. If you’re like most people, your resolutions probably revolve around increasing your health and wealth. Luckily, you can easily create a win-win situation for both your wallet and smile by making your resolutions surround your oral care. Read on for some ideas on how you can maintain a healthy grin all year long!


4 Excellent Tooth-Friendly Ideas for Stocking Stuffers

December 13, 2022

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a holiday stocking from a dentist in Highland Park

With the holidays here, you’re likely thinking of buying presents and spending quality time with your friends and family. Aside from listening to festive music and putting up the Christmas tree, you all are bound to also enjoy plenty of delicious seasonal meals. That said, the last thing you’d want is for your loved ones to develop cavities as the new year comes around. To keep their teeth safe and healthy, here are four smile-friendly stocking stuffers to consider from your dentist in Highland Park!


3 Ways to Show your Teeth Appreciation This Thanksgiving

November 5, 2022

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An overhead shot of a thanksgiving dinner

All the things people love most about Thanksgiving—eating tasty food and catching up with family—are made even better if you can do them with healthy teeth. That’s why this holiday season, it would be good to show those pearly whites that you appreciate them. Thanksgiving dinner can present some serious hazards to your oral health, but preventing them from harming your teeth just means a few changes to your lifestyle. Here are some things you can do to show your teeth some thanks this November.

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