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How Can Ice Cream Affect Your Dental Health?

May 4, 2021

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girl eating ice cream and how it affects her teeth

Summer is here! Local ice cream shops can start expecting lines of customers looking for a refreshing snack to cool down with during these hot, sunny days. However, this cold treat can have serious effects on dental health, so you may want to think again before joining a queue. Read on to learn how ice cream is bad for your teeth and tips on how to minimize harm. 

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Laser Recontouring vs. Traditional Gum Reshaping: Which Is Best?

April 21, 2021

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Closeup of woman with white teeth and balanced smile

If you are unhappy with the look of your smile, there is no time like the present to inquire with a cosmetic dentist. After all, state-of-the-art technology and modern techniques make smile-transformations safer and more effective than ever before. For example, if you want to correct your ”gummy” smile, you can now enjoy pain-free, efficient soft tissue lasers to achieve your smile goals. Interested in learning more? Keep reading!

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How Soft Tissue Lasers Can Benefit You and Your Smile

April 7, 2021

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Young woman smiling in her apartment

According to a recent discovery, the field of dentistry has been around for over 6,500 years. At the time, tooth replacements were comprised of materials like animal bones and whitening treatments consisted of chewing on small twigs that scraped off particles on the teeth. Plus, at one point in time barbers were responsible for tooth extractions. Yikes! Fortunately, patients today can benefit from advanced techniques and technology that makes achieving your dream smile as seamless as ever, like soft tissue dental lasers. Here’s how this innovative tool can benefit you and your smile.

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A Day in the Life of Your Dental Hygienist

March 26, 2021

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dental hygienist in Dallas

You may think that all your dental hygienist in Dallas, GA does is clean your teeth, but there is so much more to their job than just that. There are many different things that they are responsible for on a daily basis, including both patient care and after-care treatment. Your dental hygienist’s job covers all sorts of different areas and they always work closely with your dentist in order to provide patients with treatments. Here are just some of the many responsibilities that your dental hygienist has on a given day.

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How Does Nail Biting Impact Your Oral Health?

March 4, 2021

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Woman biting her nails

Do you have a habit of biting your nails? Many people find themselves doing this due to a variety of different reasons. This can be linked to anxiety, boredom, perfectionism, and other causes. Many people don’t even notice that they are doing it. While nail biting may seem harmless, the truth is that it can actually be bad for your smile and overall health. Continue reading to learn about the different consequences of nail biting and some tips to help you quit.

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4 Reasons to Celebrate Your Dental Assistant This March

February 27, 2021

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a dental assistant smiling and holding dental instruments

Dental assistants are the backbone of dental practices everywhere. They provide patients with attentive care, resources to improve their oral health, and countless other helpful services that make each of appointment a special one. March 8th until March 13th is Dental Assistant Appreciation Week, which means there’s no better time to let them know how much you appreciate them! Read on for four reasons why to appreciate your dental assistants at your local practice.

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Fast-Track Your Recovery from Gum Recontouring

January 15, 2021

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a person receiving laser gum recontouring

Traditionally, gum recontouring was done with a scalpel and sutures, causing many patients extreme anxiety during the procedure, and more pain afterward, because of the healing period. Fortunately, recovering from gum recontouring in Dallas isn’t as rough as it seems, especially if you choose a dentist who uses the latest technology and techniques to complete the treatment. Read on to learn what you can expect while healing from gum recontouring and some tips to speed up your healing time.

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4 Must-Know Tips for Preventing Cavities When You Have a Sweet Tooth

December 26, 2020

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Assortment of desserts in bakery case

Are you a lover of all things chocolate? Is your meal not complete without something sweet at the end? Unfortunately, years of research and studies have shown time and time again just how hazardous sugar is for your teeth. So, your sweet tooth can become a decayed tooth real quick. Fortunately, there are a few best practices you can implement to prevent cavities, even if you are a self-proclaimed choco-holic. Read on to learn what they are!

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Your Ultimate Guide to Finding a New Dentist

December 17, 2020

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Woman doing research on her computer in apartment

Are you on the hunt for a new dentist in Dallas? While your first reaction may be to look at your insurance plan and pick the closest office to your home, the amount of time it takes to locate your policy, review the long list of doctors’ names, and figure out where the office is can fill a whole afternoon! So, let’s think outside the box for a moment and instead discuss some noteworthy things to consider when you’re searching for the dentist of your dreams.  Too much? Maybe. But maybe not! We’ll stay open-minded about that.

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4 Common Factors That Can Increase Your Risk for Oral Cancer

November 20, 2020

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Blue germs floating over a black and purple background

One of the biggest challenges of diagnosing mouth cancer is that most people don’t notice the warning signs. For example, if your symptoms only show up in the back of your throat, it can be easy to miss. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1.7 million people were diagnosed with cancer in 2019; about 53,000 of those were found to have an oral malignancy. Below are a few factors that can impact your risk of being diagnosed with oral cancer in Dallas and how you can reduce your risk of developing this disease.

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