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4 Reasons to Schedule a Dental Checkup Early in the Year

December 29, 2023

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What are your goals for 2024? Perhaps you want to save money, take care of your health, or focus on other personal improvements. Did you know that taking care of your smile could help you to accomplish all of those things? Read on below to discover some reasons why you should schedule a dental checkup early in the year.

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Make Sure Your Smile Isn’t Scary This Halloween

September 21, 2023

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Halloween is just around the corner, and you’ve probably already started seeing seasonal displays pop up at your local grocery store. It seems like overnight every store you go to is filled with decorations, costumes, and of course, all kinds of candy.

While the best Halloween costumes are often the scariest, it’s safe to say that the opposite is true for your smile.  There are plenty of hazards to your teeth this time of year, but there are things you can do to keep your teeth in good condition. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

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How Much Enamel Needs To Be Removed For Veneers?

July 5, 2023

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Patient being fit for veneers

If you’ve looked into getting veneers, you’ve probably read plenty about what they can do for people who aren’t the happiest about their smiles. They can completely transform how you look, covering up all kinds of imperfections.

You may have also heard that getting veneers involves removing a little bit of enamel from your teeth. If you want to know more about why that is and how much enamel needs to be removed, here’s some information that you may find useful.

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4 Health Issues You Should Mention at Your Next Dental Checkup

May 8, 2023

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a man speaking to his dentist at his checkup

Good oral health affords you many benefits. You can eat, speak, smile, and even smell efficiently, which makes your everyday life more comfortable and easier. However, healthy teeth and gums are not just contingent on maintaining an excellent dental hygiene routine of brushing and flossing. Other health issues can impact the state of your mouth. This is why it’s important to inform your dentist of any health issues or concerns at your dental checkups and exams so they can help you get the best dental care possible. Read on to learn five of them you should discuss with your dental team.

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3 Non-Invasive Ways to Enhance Your Smile

March 4, 2023

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a patient smiling while visiting their dentist

Of all of your physical attributes, few are as important as your smile—it’s the feature that allows you to make positive and impactful first impressions, letting you lead a fulfilling social life! However, if you aren’t happy with your pearly whites, you might be hoping that you can improve their look without having to endure a lengthy, costly, or invasive procedure. Here’s more from your trusted dentist about some popular, minimally invasive cosmetic treatment options.

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Can You Get Cavities During Invisalign Treatment?

January 8, 2023

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dentist putting an aligner on a model of your teeth

Invisalign trays can do a lot for your teeth. They’re able to give you straighter teeth and address bite issues just like traditional braces but without the need for wires and brackets.

While you’re wearing them, you might feel like you have a little plastic shield protecting your teeth from harm. However, oral health problems like tooth decay can still affect your teeth during your Invisalign treatment. If you want to know why that is, and what you can do about it, here’s a guide that may be able to help you.

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How Dental Implants Can Help You Enjoy the Holiday Season

November 4, 2022

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The holiday season is full of festivities. From tables spread with holiday treats to visits with special loved ones, this season is looked forward to by many. But if you are one of the 120 million Americans who are missing teeth, the celebrations can be dampened when your smile and bite are incomplete. Fortunately, dental implants are an amazing tooth-replacement option. Read on to learn how investing in implants can help you make the most out of this season!

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3 Reasons Why Cosmetic Dentistry Won’t Hurt

October 6, 2022

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Attractive Young Adult Smiling

People who fear the dentist usually do so because of the pain they imagine to be involved in dental procedures. However, by neglecting your teeth you may be enduring a lot of unpleasant feelings for the rest of your life. Shame and insecurity about your smile can stop you from chasing the things that make you happiest. If you’ve been avoiding the dentist because of pain, there’s good news: most cosmetic dentistry doesn’t result in any irritation at all. Here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t let your fear stop you from pursuing your smile goals.

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Should You Get a Dental Bridge or a Partial Denture?

September 22, 2022

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A dentist showing the difference between partial dentures and dental bridges

A dental implant may not cut you if you’re missing a few teeth in a row. After all, that treatment can only replace pearly whites one at a time. Rather, it might be better to get a partial denture or dental bridge. Either one could do a decent job of restoring your smile! That said, perhaps you don’t know the difference between partial dentures and dental bridges. Luckily, your Tyler dentist is here to explain. Read on to learn how partial dentures and bridges differ from one another.

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What Other Materials Can Dental Veneers Be Made Of?

August 9, 2022

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patient getting dental veneers in Tyler

If you want to improve one or more teeth, then dental veneers are the most comprehensive and effective treatment you can get. Not only will they provide a virtually permanent whitening solution, but they’ll also create your dream smile that can last 15 years or more with proper care. However, you may be wondering what these cosmetic layers will be made out of. Read on to learn about the types of materials veneers can be constructed from to help you determine which is right for your teeth!

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