May 17, 2020
As your dentist in Park Cities begins to reopen for non-emergency patients, they’re more than happy to see their patients’ smiling faces once again. Dentists have always taken their patients’ health and safety incredibly seriously, but due to COVID-19, they have recently gone above and beyond by implementing several additional precautionary measures. To learn about four of these dental safety protocols, simply keep reading below.
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April 21, 2020
Going through chemotherapy is emotionally and physically exhausting enough as it is, nevermind the lingering additional symptoms that you’re likely to experience due to the treatment. Many patients aren’t aware that when they undergo chemo, the health of their teeth and gums can be at risk due to side-effects caused by mucositis. Read on to learn more about how you can protect your mouth and preserve your smile while fighting cancer. (more…)
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March 23, 2020
With the spread of COVID-19, the city of Dallas has now instated a shelter in place policy, which requires the community to self-quarantine to prevent exposure to the Coronavirus. However, some businesses are still open! These businesses have been deemed essential, and they are helping the community during this strange time. The rules of shelter in place can be confusing, which is why many are wondering about which businesses are still open. Read on to learn the types of businesses that are available and how your dentist in University Park is ready to help in your time of need.
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October 17, 2019
Did you know your smile relies on more than just brushing and flossing at home to stay healthy? The American Dental Association recommends you visit your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. Unfortunately, you’re among the one-third of Americans who didn’t see their dentist last year. There are many reasons you might delay your appointments, like the fear of a large bill because you’re out-of-network. Now, you have more options than ever to enjoy cost-effective services, even if you’re out-of-network. Besides a traditional PPO plan, you can also choose “fee-for-service dentistry.” How do benefits work for a fee-for-service dental practice? Here’s what you need to know to maintain a healthy smile for affordable rates.
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November 20, 2018
If you’ve experienced tooth loss, it’s easy to feel alone. But you might be surprised at how many Americans don’t have a full set of teeth. In fact, an estimated 40 million adults have lost all their teeth and 178 million have lost at least one! Thankfully, rates of tooth loss have decreased a lot in the last 50 years, but many people are still dealing with the side effects. It not only affects your ability to eat and speak comfortably, but also impacts your self-confidence as well. Keep reading to learn about the 5 most common causes of tooth loss and find out how a dentist in Preston Hollow can help!
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October 9, 2018
When was the last time you visited your dentist in Preston Hollow? If it has been more than 6 months, you have several dental benefits still available that are about to expire. At the end of the year, you lose your remaining coverage. While you would like to use your benefits, you do not want to see a dentist who is in your network. Although it is recommended you visit one who is in-network, you still have the freedom to use one who is not. Do not worry. You can still use your coverage to keep their services affordable.
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May 5, 2018
Dental implants are unlike any other tooth replacement option available in dentistry. Not only do they give your smile a natural, life-like appearance, but they restore all the functions they had prior to falling out. Chewing, speaking, laughing, and of course smiling are restored, as well as your youthful appearance.
While restorative treatments like implants are effective, they come at a high price. To make buying dental implants in Preston Hollow easier, your dentist wanted to offer a few tips before your consultation.
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April 9, 2018
Meet Sloan W. Hildebrand, DDS, MS. He is a skilled prosthodontist and a proud member of a family of dentists who truly care about their patients. Dr. Hildebrand’s father, Dr. David C. Hildebrand offered his patients gentle, compassionate, quality care with the philosophy that, “positive expectations breed positive results.” With that concept always in mind, Dr. Hildebrand has continued his father’s legacy of quality dental services with a gentle, caring touch. He is excited about joining the prosthodontic practice at Dallas Esthetics. When he’s not hard at work creating beautiful smiles, you’ll probably find Dr. Hildebrand spending time with his wife Elizabeth, and their two children, Isla and Scout. Dr. Hildebrand also enjoys exploring the outdoors, and he loves dirt biking, hiking, snowboarding, swimming, soccer, tennis, pretty much anything active and outdoors. He has even competed in triathlons, marathons, and other athletic challenges.
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March 26, 2018
We ask for second opinions on an almost daily basis before making decisions that will cost us relatively little time or money. For instance, have you ever asked friends or family for their opinion before trying a new restaurant? How about reading online reviews before going to see a movie? Asking your spouse and your best friends for their opinion of an outfit? These are all occasions where we seek out multiple opinions without ever thinking about it. Unfortunately, many people don’t ever think to question the dental or medical professionals in their lives by seeking second opinions before beginning a complex treatment. In some cases, taking the time to schedule a second opinion consultation can save you time, money, and discomfort.
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February 13, 2018
When you were first fitted with your new dentures in Park Cities, you were excited to finally have a restored smile and the full function of your teeth. But as time has gone along, you’ve noticed some unfavorable changes that are causing them to fit poorly. You wonder, “Can anything be done about this?” Your local dentist says there certainly are ways to address this problem. Read on to learn what they are and discover ways to better maintain your dentures.
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