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Dallas Esthetics Blog

4 Ways Visiting a Prosthodontist Can Benefit Your Smile

July 13, 2020

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Young woman smiling in the mirrorAre you ready for some shocking statistics? 81% of people believe their teeth look unattractive in photos, 33% of Americans are unhappy with their smile, and 22% of U.S. adults think improving their smile would lead to a better love life! While these findings may initially seem shocking, it isn’t too surprising since most people say the first thing they notice about someone is their smile. So, what does yours say about you? If you are looking to upgrade your smile, then here are three ways a prosthodontist in Highland Park can help!


4 Ways Your Dentist Is Protecting Patients and Themselves from COVID-19

May 17, 2020

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dentist in Park Cities wearing lots of PPE

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.


How Can You Preserve Your Smile While Undergoing Chemotherapy?

April 21, 2020

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person undergoing chemotherapy happy and smililngGoing 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…)

Businesses Open During Shelter in Place—When You Need Them Most

March 23, 2020

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Woman with brown hair smiling in dental chairWith 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.


How Do Benefits Work for a Fee-for-Service Dental Practice?

October 17, 2019

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man holding toothDid 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.

5 Top Reasons For Tooth Loss and How a Dentist in Preston Hollow Can Help

November 20, 2018

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An extracted tooth 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!


Visit Your Dentist in Preston Hollow Before the Year Ends

October 9, 2018

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woman in dental chairWhen 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.

Tips to Consider When Buying Dental Implants in Preston Hollow

May 5, 2018

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An older couple examining an x-ray.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.


Dallas Esthetics Welcomes Dr. Hildebrand!

April 9, 2018

Headshot of Dr. HildebrandMeet 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.

The Value of Second Opinions

March 26, 2018

dentist showing patient dental x-raysWe 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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