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Getting the Whole Picture: Four Facts About Dental X-rays

April 8, 2020

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Patient getting X-rays from dentist in Dallas

Everyone has had their dental X-rays taken at some point. X-rays can show your dentist things that can’t be seen with the naked eye and help them to make the best decision for your dental care. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about how your dentist in Dallas uses X-rays to treat you, here are four facts that you may be interested in.

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What Is Cosmetic Dentistry and How Can It Benefit You?

March 8, 2020

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man smiling after seeing cosmetic dentist in Dallas

Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished your teeth were whiter or straighter? Are you embarrassed by your chipped, stained, or crooked teeth? Luckily, your cosmetic dentist in Dallas, GA can easily correct all of those pesky imperfections and give you the smile of your dreams. But what exactly is cosmetic dentistry? Keep reading to learn more about and how it can benefit you.

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How to Protect Your Tooth Enamel from Erosion

February 11, 2020

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anatomy of a tooth on blue background

Did you know that your tooth enamel (the outermost layer of your teeth) is the hardest substance in your body? However, it unfortunately can’t be regenerated. That means once it’s gone, it’s gone for good. For this reason, you’ve got to be extra careful to protect your enamel from the common phenomenon of erosion. There are many reasons your teeth can be worn down. A dentist in Dallas, GA is here to talk about a few of them, and what you can do to save your teeth from it.

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Do You Floss Every Day? Here are 4 Reasons Why You Should

January 7, 2020

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computer model of dental floss removing plaqueThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reconfirmed that flossing is an important dental hygiene practice in a statement released in 2016. Although it may seem like a hassle, it’s an effective way to remove food debris and plaque trapped between your teeth to prevent cavities and gum disease. When paired with preventive care from your dentist in Dallas, GA, you can ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy and happy. Read on for four reasons you should floss every day. (more…)

4 Holiday Oral Health Tips

December 15, 2019

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coffee mug full of gingerbread menThe holidays may be the only time of the year that you’re able to enjoy your favorite sweets made by your grandma. But without the proper preventive measures in and a good oral hygiene routine in place, you could be increasing your risk of developing pesky problems such as cavities and gum disease. Instead of risking your oral health for your favorite treats you only get to enjoy once every year, follow these four oral health tips from your family dentist in Dallas, GA. (more…)

How to Tell if Porcelain Veneers are Right for You

December 7, 2019

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Beautiful, flawless smile with white teethHave you ever been dazzled by the perfect smiles of celebrities like Tom Cruise, Celine Dion, or Zac Efron? The secret to dozens of famous, red carpet-ready smiles is a cosmetic dental service known as porcelain veneers. This quick and effective treatment was once reserved only for teeth on the silver screen, but now anyone can have a picture-perfect smile! Ultra-thin shells of durable, lifelike porcelain are a beautiful and long-lasting solution for teeth with chips, cracks, gaps, or stains. However, while porcelain veneers are widely available now, they’re not a good choice for everyone. Here’s how to tell if you’re a good candidate for porcelain veneers in Hiram.

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What Your Tongue Can Tell You About Your Oral Health

November 13, 2019

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person sticking out their tongue

Have you ever checked your tongue out in the mirror, just for fun? Odds are you probably have at some point. A healthy tongue should be pink and covered in tiny bumps known as papillae. If your tongue looks any different than this, or you feel any pain, you should probably tell your family dentist in Hiram. Read on to learn what any issues with your tongue can tell you about your oral health.

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What to Expect at Every Stage of the Dental Implant Process

November 3, 2019

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dental implant diagram

Getting dental implants in Hiram is a lot more complicated than getting other tooth replacement options like dentures or bridges. It involves a surgical procedure, several months of healing, and plenty of follow-up appointments. However, it will be more than worth it to have a solution to your missing teeth that looks and feels completely natural. Let’s look at each stage in the dental implant process so you know what to expect.

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Use Your Dental Coverage Before It Expires

October 24, 2019

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dental insurance formBelieve it or not, the new year is only a couple of months away. As you plan for the holidays, make sure a trip to your family dentist in Dallas, GA is at the top of your priority list. As the end of the year quickly approaches, any dental coverage you haven’t used is about to expire. You won’t be reimbursed for any remaining benefits, and they won’t carry over into the new year. Although the upcoming weeks may be a bit busy, take the time to visit your dentist.
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Does Gum Disease Affect Your Overall Health?

September 17, 2019

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person [pointing to inflamed gums

Have you ever been brushing your teeth one day only to spit out a bit of blood into the sink? Did you notice that your gums felt tender after that? If this scenario sounds familiar, you might have gum disease in Dallas, GA. What exactly is gum disease? Is it connected to your general health? How can you prevent it? Read more to learn the answers.

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