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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

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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.


Color Cues: The Meaning Behind Your Smile’s Shade

January 8, 2024

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Woman framing her smile with her fingers

It’s normal to feel somewhat self-conscious about your smile if it isn’t as light as you’d like it to be. We often assume that if someone’s teeth are sparkling white, they must have great oral health. That’s because the shade of our grin communicates a lot to others about our dental habits and what is going on in our mouths. If your teeth are somewhat discolored, keep reading to learn more about what their current hue might mean!


Keeping Your Periodontal Promise: 3 Tips to Help You Floss Regularly

January 1, 2024

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Lined paper with New Year's Resolutions on a wooden surface with other office items

Now that you’re through the holidays and have rung in the new year, it’s time to set resolutions for self-improvement. If you’re like many others prioritizing their smile this year, you may set a goal for yourself to floss more frequently. You know you should be doing it twice daily after you brush your teeth but tend to skip it. Even if you brush thoroughly, though, flossing still plays a major role in your overall dental condition. Without cleaning between your teeth and below the gumline, you’re more likely to develop an issue like tooth decay or gum disease. If you have a hard time incorporating this essential step into your everyday life, read on for 3 tips to help you stick with it!


Stockings Full of Smiles: Smile-Friendly Gifts for Good Dental Hygiene

December 22, 2023

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A small girl with braces smiling under a holiday tree

The holiday season is the perfect time to show your loved ones you care. And what’s a better way to do that than with gifts that bring joy to their hearts and their smiles? If you’re on the lookout for stocking stuffer ideas that will have them grinning ear to ear, continue reading. Below you’ll find five great ideas for some smile-friendly gifts for the whole family.


Jingle All the Way to Healthy Teeth: Tips for Traveling During the Holidays

December 19, 2023

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Friends meeting up for the holidays after traveling with good oral health

One of the most difficult aspects of the holidays is travel. You have to leave everything behind—your house and your routines, to get to your destination. Once you arrive, there will be a lot of fun and family time, but have you thought about your teeth? Oral care is one of those things that tends to be neglected while on the go. So, what can you do to save your oral health?

Continue reading to learn what you can do to keep up your oral hygiene while traveling for the holidays.


How to Find an Emergency Dentist When You Need One ASAP

December 13, 2023

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person experiencing tooth pain holding their cheek

Unexpected incidents occur, and dental emergencies can take us by surprise, whether it’s a sports-related injury or an unforeseen accident during a meal. The need for prompt dental care becomes essential in these circumstances, especially if you don’t have an emergency dentist readily available. To guarantee preparedness and the ability to promptly handle any dental emergencies, keep reading to discover valuable insights on locating an emergency dentist when the need arises.


Holly, Jolly, and Healthy: Why the Holidays Are Terrible for Teeth

December 8, 2023

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A family with good dental health celebrating the holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Unless you happen to be a set of pearly whites—then you might be in for a bumpy ride. While you’re at family gatherings full of festive cheer and indulgent food, it’s important to be mindful of how merrily you party. Your dental health could be in the balance!

If you want proof that the holidays are especially hard on your teeth, continue reading. You’ll find the true inhabitants of the season’s naughty list.

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