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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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Skip Your Regular Visits to the Dentist

November 5, 2020

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Green push pin stuck into a date on a calendar above the word "Dentist"

Every six months, you visit your dentist for a regular cleaning and checkup. But with the holidays fast approaching, you may be tempted to cancel your appointment. While it can seem harmless, skipping a dental cleaning in Dallas may end up creating more problems than you think. Your regular checkups protect more than just your teeth. Keep reading to learn why you should never skip visits with your dentist.


Use It or Lose It! Don’t Let Your Insurance Benefits Vanish

October 4, 2020

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Dental insurance form on desk

Halloween is right around the corner, which will officially kick off the fall and winter holiday season. Doesn’t it feel like this year has just flown by? During the final months of 2020, visiting the dentist may not be high on your list of priorities. However, if you have any unused dental insurance benefits, they are set to vanish when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve! These are insurance benefits you have already paid for, so you should not let them go to waste. Here are a few tips from a local dentist on how to use your benefits before they expire in Dallas, GA.


5 Ways Smiling Can Improve Your Health

September 27, 2020

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Laughing man enjoying the benefits of smiling

Thanks to advancements in cosmetic dentistry techniques and technologies, it’s never been easier to get the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. When you’re proud of how good your teeth look, you’ll naturally start to smile more. Not only does this have a positive influence on your mood and social perception, but it’s good for your physical wellbeing too! Here are five health benefits of smiling you can enjoy after your cosmetic procedure.

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