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5 Questions You Should Ask Your Dentist

December 3, 2020

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Woman with questions

Usually when you go to the dentist, you end up answering questions from your dentist about your habits and oral health. However, many people don’t realize that your regular checkup is a great time to ask questions to your dentist in Preston Hollow so you can become more knowledgeable on your dental health. Instead of skipping out on this educational opportunity, try asking your dentist some of the following questions.

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Don’t Let These 4 Popular Holiday Foods Hurt Your Teeth

November 9, 2020

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woman biting into a candy cane

As the end of the year approaches, many of us are looking forward to seasonal traditions, like catching up with family, exchanging presents, and of course, enjoying delicious holiday foods! Even as you’re taking part in all of the festivities, keep in mind that indulging in too many sweet treats can leave you with cavities, or, even worse, a dental emergency! Being aware of what you’re filling your plate with can keep your smile healthy throughout the holiday season and into the new year. Here are four popular holiday foods that you should avoid in order to protect your smile.

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How You Can Overcome Dental Anxiety

September 7, 2020

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Patient getting nitrous oxide administered

Did you know that according to the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, as many as 40 million Americans avoid the dentist due to fear or anxiety? There are many reasons that people feel this way including negative past experiences, fear of pain, loss of control, and even feeling embarrassed. Fortunately, there are different ways that anxious patients are able to overcome their worries. Continue reading to learn some tips for patients who have a fear of the dentist in Park Cities.

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How to Make Your Porcelain Veneers Last

August 6, 2020

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Porcelain veneers

One common way that people fix imperfections in their smile is through porcelain veneers. They can treat misalignment, gaps, crowding, chips, and discoloration in just a couple visits to the dental office. However, you need to take care of your newly transformed smile if you want it to last as long as possible. With proper maintenance, your veneers can last over a decade before you need to have them replaced. Continue reading to learn about the steps that you should be taking in order to expand the lifespan of veneers in Highland Park.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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!

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