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3 Ways to Be Thankful for Your Teeth This Thanksgiving

November 27, 2023

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Thanksgiving dinner set up on table

As Thanksgiving marks the commencement of the festive season, characterized by feasts, gatherings, and joyful moments, it’s easy to get caught up in the preparations. Whether you’re traveling, staying close to home, or hosting the celebration, the holiday buzz is undeniable. However, amidst the hustle and bustle, it’s essential to pay attention to your smile, a key player in relishing the delightful treats of the season. Uncover three thoughtful ways to express gratitude to your teeth and gums, ensuring they remain healthy and happy throughout this Thanksgiving season.


Thanksgiving Troubles: 4 Foods That Can Stain Your Teeth

November 14, 2023

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A group of people laughing together over the Thanksgiving table full of food and drinks

It’s Thanksgiving, and that means a ton of tasty treats to enjoy! Whether you’ve been looking forward to mashed potatoes and gravy or pumpkin pie, there are plenty of delicious dishes to sink your teeth into. Your dentist wants you to keep in mind, however, that there are some foods commonly found around the table that are notorious for staining your teeth. Keep reading to learn about 4 popular foods to avoid in order to keep your teeth sparkling during your holiday gathering this year.


5 Frightening Dental Facts

October 19, 2023

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Smiling female dental patient looking in handheld mirrorYou probably don’t spend much time thinking about your teeth or gums, but your mouth is a pretty interesting place. Your pearly whites are important for more than just a beautiful smile. If you aren’t careful, preventable dental problems can wreak havoc on your oral health. Here are 5 shocking facts about your dental health that you may not know.


Benefits of Seeing a Family Dentist

October 15, 2023

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Patents beside young girl speaking with a dentistLife gets pretty busy when raising a family. Between your responsibilities at home, running your child to and from school, and extracurricular activities, there may not be a lot of time in your schedule for dental appointments. Nonetheless, everyone in your home must visit a dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. You can ensure nothing stands in the way of your loved one’s oral health needs by choosing a family dentist. Here are 5 reasons to switch to a family-friendly dental practice.


Tips for a Healthier Smile During National Dental Hygiene Month

October 8, 2023

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In honor of National Dental Hygiene Month, here are 5 easy tips to keep your mouth clean and healthy for a lifetime. October is National Dental Hygiene Month, which is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of keeping your mouth clean. You only get one set of permanent teeth and every tooth is essential for a healthy smile. Simple mistakes can increase your risk of tooth loss. You can safeguard your smile using 5 tips to keep your teeth and gums healthy.


How to Keep Your Child from Getting Cavities This Halloween

October 1, 2023

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Three smiling children in Halloween costumesHalloween is just around the corner, which means it is almost time for a fun night of trick-or-treating. As your little one dresses up and enjoys spooky decorations, you don’t want the holiday to come back to haunt their smile. Candy can wreak havoc on their dental health because it can lead to tooth decay. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 37% of children under the age of 8 and 58% of teenagers have experienced decay. Thankfully, you can safeguard your child’s smile by following 3 easy tips.


The Parts of Your Mouth & What They Do

September 30, 2023

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A closeup of a woman's open mouth

While doctors will tell you it’s essential, you may not see the point of good oral care. Perhaps you think brushing and flossing are just meaningless chores. In reality, though, these habits are crucial to your general well-being. This fact becomes plain when you understand the different parts of your mouth. Fortunately, your local Duncanville dentist can tell you all about them. Read on to learn about your mouth’s basic anatomy and what each section does.


How To Protect Your Teeth This National Coffee Day

September 29, 2023

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Birds eye view of a white cup of coffee on a white saucer with 2 cubes of brown sugar with a tooth design in the coffee foam

Many people rely on a hot mug of coffee to get moving every morning. Others prefer the clink of ice in their latte during the day. Whatever your preference, drinking coffee is a popular (and delicious) pastime with about 70% of adults consuming it daily. Your dentist knows, though, that this beloved beverage can impact our oral well-being in ways that can be less than pleasant. With World Coffee Day on September 29th, it’s a great time to learn what effect this drink has on our health. Keep reading to learn more about it, and how to keep your pearly whites safe!


White Teeth Aren’t Always Healthy

September 26, 2023

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A closeup of a smile with white teeth

In the world today, having a white smile can seem vital. After all, people see bright grins as pretty and vibrant. Truthfully, though, white teeth aren’t always healthy. Stained enamel can still be strong, while “pearly whites” can have serious oral problems. Simply put, a smile’s looks don’t always reflect its health. Your Dallas dentist can tell you more if you want. To that end, here’s a primer on oral health and smile appearance.


4 Shocking Facts About Gum Disease

September 21, 2023

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A closeup shot of a woman’s gum disease

At this point, maybe you’re already excited for Halloween. You’d certainly be in good company – many people think of Fall as the “spooky season.” Before you consider scary treats, though, there’s something you should know: September is National Gum Care Month! As such, now is the time to reflect on your gum tissue and how it contributes to oral health. Your Dallas dentist can even help you honor the occasion. To that end, here are four interesting gum disease facts you should learn.

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