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Clouded Judgement: 4 Oral Health Risks of Vaping

March 29, 2024

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Man reaching for vape despite oral health risks

Vaping has been marketed as a safer alternative to traditional smoking and has gained popularity among both youth and adults. While it’s often promoted to reduce harm from smoking, new research suggests that vaping poses its own risks. In fact, it has been shown to be particularly harmful to oral health. If you’re curious how vaping affects your teeth, continue reading.


Remembering to Brush: How Does Dental Hygiene Affect Memory?

March 22, 2024

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Patient smiling at their dental hygiene appointment

When you think about oral hygiene, you may often focus on its importance for supporting healthy teeth and gums. However, new research from Rockefeller University suggests that good dental hygiene may have benefits for cognitive function and memory, too! Read on if you’re curious how your oral health affects your brainpower!


Behind the Scenes at Your Regular Dental Checkup

March 15, 2024

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Patient smiling at their dental checkup

When you schedule your regular dental checkup, you likely anticipate a familiar routine. You sit in the chair, have your teeth cleaned, and maybe get some X-rays. But did you know there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes during your visit? While you’re comfortable in the chair, your dentist is working hard to keep your oral health in top shape!

If you want to peek behind the curtain to uncover some surprising aspects of your dental checkups, continue reading.


Unexpected Emergencies: Will Dental Insurance Cover It?

March 8, 2024

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Dentist giving a thumbs up at an emergency dental appointment

When faced with a dental emergency, the last thing you want to worry about is whether your insurance will cover your care. Emergency visits can be stressful and unpredictable, but understanding your insurance coverage can provide peace of mind. Read on to learn more about the complexities of dental insurance and how it applies to emergency dental treatment.


How Can I Keep My Teeth Healthy During Valentine’s Day?

February 20, 2024

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Patient smiles at dentist

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time to let your special someone know how much you care, but it usually involves a lot of sweets that can do some dental damage if you’re not careful. Thankfully, there are a few tricks you can employ to protect your teeth during this most romantic day in February. Here’s a brief list of a few tips for enjoying your Valentine’s Day candy without harming your teeth!


Which Valentine’s Candies Are Safe for Braces?

February 13, 2024

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Lady smiles with braces

February is here again, and that means that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! While you’re probably eagerly brainstorming how you can show that special someone how much you care, choosing a nice type of candy can be difficult if that person is wearing braces. Here is a brief guide to the best and worst candies for people with braces to help you make an excellent choice for someone you care about.


How Smiling Can Help Your Heart Health

February 6, 2024

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Lady smiles

Are you planning on giving a heart-shaped box of candies or chocolates to a special someone this Valentine’s Day? That’s great because February is American Heart Month! Since this month is such a great season to learn more about how to take better care of your cardiovascular health, why not take a little time to remember how something as simple as smiling can help your heart stay in great shape? Here’s a brief guide to what your smile can do for your overall health and how you can keep your smile in excellent condition.


Why Do We Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month?

February 2, 2024

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Little girl smiles

American kids are bombarded by advertisements promoting sugary candies, cereals, and other treats that can cause tooth decay, and cavities are the most commonly found chronic illness in the children of the United States. If these dental infections are allowed to progress, they can lead to severe pain and interfere with how your child eats, speaks, and learns. Thankfully, Children’s Dental Health Month was established to help educate parents and children about the best ways for kids to take care of their teeth. Here’s how your child can celebrate the season with excellent oral hygiene!


4 Reasons to Book a Dental Checkup Early in the Year

January 26, 2024

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An older woman getting a dental checkup early in the year

Well, it’s January once again – 2024 is finally here. You’ve likely started planning out the new year by now. After all, many goals, projects, and trips can take months of prep work. Still, don’t neglect your more immediate tasks. It’d be best to book a dental checkup early in the year. That way, the next twelve months will go more smoothly. Read on to learn some good reasons for an early dental visit with your local Dallas dentist.


Rinse & Repeat: How Much Mouthwash You Should Use

January 18, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — bearcreekfamily @ 9:48 am
A blurred woman pouring mouthwash into a cup

Like many people today, you probably brush twice daily and floss once daily. These habits are crucial to your oral health in the long run. That said, perhaps you overlook mouthwash – a fine way to strengthen your teeth and gums. Maybe you skip it due to a lack of knowledge. Well, your Mesquite dentist can help correct that latter flaw. Read on to learn how much mouthwash you should use, including proper usage methods and at what age it’s safe.

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