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Cosmetic Dental Treatments for Graduating Students

April 30, 2023

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Young woman in cap and gown

It’s graduation season, which means you’re looking for the perfect gift to give a special graduate. Whether graduating from high school, college, or trade school, give the gift of confidence to your student. You can’t put a price on the benefits associated with attractive teeth. You can ensure your graduate starts the next step in their life with their best foot forward by enhancing their image with cosmetic dentistry.


Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April 7, 2023

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Patient with oral cancer

Did you know that 1 person every hour of every day dies from oral or oropharyngeal cancer? According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, 54,000 people are diagnosed annually. Unfortunately, 43% of new cases will not survive longer than 5 years. Those who do often face life-altering problems, like facial disfigurement or difficulty speaking. April is Annual Oral Cancer Awareness Month, dedicated to enhancing public education about the importance of regular oral cancer screenings. Although you may not think you’re at risk, here’s why you may want to think twice about skipping your next dental cleaning and checkup. 


The Connection Between Your Smile & Your Heart

January 23, 2023

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a woman smiling and using her hands to form a heart

February is fast approaching and it is not just a celebration of the love you have in your life, but your literal heart! The second month of the year is American Heart Month, which means there is no better time to pay special attention to one of the most important organs of your body. Since heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, you will want to do everything you can to care for it. But did you realize that heart health is not just about watching what you eat and exercising? Your oral health can directly impact it as well. Here’s how the state of your mouth and your heart are connected.


Will Getting a Dental Crown Hurt?

December 22, 2022

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A lab worker making a dental crown

If your dentist suggests getting a dental crown, you might feel slightly nervous. The treatment, after all, has some nasty rumors around it. In particular, some say that it’s a rather painful procedure. In truth, however, these stereotypes are false and unfounded. The crowning process is painless! To learn how that’s possible, just listen to your Dallas dentist. Here’s a summary of why a dental crown treatment doesn’t hurt, including how delaying care risks pain.


5 Tips for Maximizing Dental Insurance Benefits

November 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — distinctivedentistry @ 7:32 pm
Notepad that says “Dental Insurance”, surrounded by medical equipment

Dental insurance can help you save a lot of money on oral health care, but are you sure you’re getting the most out of your plan? Many insurance policies reset at the end of the year, and any benefits that are left at that time are typically lost instead of being carried over. As such, it’s important to have a plan to maximize dental insurance benefits and get your money’s worth. Here are 5 tips for utilizing your coverage to the fullest extent.


3 Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Can Give You a Celebrity Smile

August 11, 2022

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Close-up of person receiving cosmetic dentistry

There’s a good chance you believe cosmetic dentistry is for the famous alone. “After all,” you may think, “Only celebrities could afford such gleaming smiles.” However, the truth is that such dental work is available for almost everyone! Indeed, cosmetic services for teeth are widely accessible now. You could see your local dentist for a procedure that’d transform your smile’s looks if you wanted. To prove it, here are three cosmetic dental treatments that can make teeth fit for Hollywood.


5 Reasons to Replace Your Metal Crown

August 4, 2022

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Cartoon image of a tooth wearing a crown.

If you have a metal dental crown in your mouth, there might come a time when you need to replace it. Maybe it’s old and worn, or maybe you’re simply tired of its obvious noticeability whenever you smile or laugh. Fortunately, modern dentistry has come a long way and there are now several better and more aesthetically pleasing dental treatment options, such as metal-free crowns! Read on to learn more from your dentist about five reasons why you should opt for replacing your metal crown with one made from non-metal materials.


Back-to-School Tips: How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

June 15, 2022

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young girl with backpack and books smiling

School is almost in session! With summer coming to an end, parents are starting to prepare their kids for their return to the classroom. From buying school supplies to figuring out your child’s schedule, there are many things to be done during this time of the year. It’s easy to get lost amidst the back-to-school preparations, but there’s one you shouldn’t put on the back burner – your child’s oral health. Read on to learn a few helpful tips to prevent dental emergencies.


3 Reasons Why Summer Is the Perfect Time to Get Your Teeth Whitened

April 4, 2022

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Woman smiling during the summer after receiving teeth whitening treatment.

If you’re unhappy with your smile because of stained and discolored teeth, you aren’t alone, and your situation isn’t hopeless! Teeth whitening is just one of many available cosmetic treatment options that can give your pearly whites a brighter and whiter glow. That said, if you’re curious about having your teeth whitened, one of the first questions on your mind is probably: “When should I get the process started?” Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about teeth whitening and why summertime is the perfect time to begin upgrading your smile.


Can Yogurt Help Fight Bad Breath?

March 23, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — distinctivedentistry @ 8:37 pm
bowl of yogurt in Dallas

Do you often experience a foul odor coming from your mouth? Even though you brush your teeth and use a mouth rinse every day, you still seem to notice it, and this can feel embarrassing. Fortunately, there are proven methods for fighting off bad breath and maintaining fresh dental health, and you may be surprised to learn that yogurt is one of them!

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