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Dallas, TX 75225
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5 Tips for Speaking with Dentures

March 7, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dallasesthetics @ 5:04 pm
Woman talking on the phone

If you have experienced significant tooth loss, completing daily tasks can become very challenging. Something that was once easy, like speaking clearly, becomes difficult. Fortunately, dentures are available to restore the appearance and function of your smile. They can even help you talk like you used to! However, it can take some time to adjust to your new dentures before speaking comes easy. Here are some tips to speed up this process.


Unseen Consequences: Why You Should Still Replace Teeth You Can’t See

November 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dallasesthetics @ 3:25 pm
A dentist talking with a patient about a dental implant replacement for a back tooth

If you’ve lost a tooth in the front of your mouth, you may immediately feel the urge to fix it. A dental implant can replace a missing tooth to keep your smile intact. But what happens when you lose a back tooth that no one can see? Unfortunately, there are oral health risks associated with a lost molar. So, even if it’s unseen, there can still be uncomfortable consequences.

If you want to learn why you should replace a back tooth just as quickly as a front one, continue reading.


How Long Will It Take to Get Dentures?

September 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dallasesthetics @ 2:05 pm
A desk with a set of X-rays, paperwork, and model dentures in front of a dentist with blue gloves who is blurry in the background

If you have missing teeth, you’re probably considering dentures as a solution to restore your smile. They’re an effective method that allows you to eat and speak more normally after suffering tooth loss. Many new patients have questions about the process of getting fitted for them, and how long it takes. Keep reading to learn more about what to expect once you get started!


Denture Sores? Say No More! Here’s How to Get Rid of Them

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dallasesthetics @ 11:14 pm

Denture sores are a royal pain, but they should be a rare occurrence. While they can be common during the adjustment period after you first get your dentures, their appearance later on usually means there’s a problem with hygiene or the way your dentures fit. In some cases, denture sores require the attention of an oral healthcare provider. For other cases, here are some tips for getting rid of denture sores at home.


Broken Dentures: Are They Considered a Dental Emergency?

June 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dallasesthetics @ 5:48 pm
a broken denture

While wearing dental prosthetics, you may feel confident in your ability to eat, speak, and even play sports. Because of the materials used and the durability they offer nowadays, it might seem as if your artificial teeth will last forever. But what should happen if a sudden accident occurs? Are broken dentures considered a dental emergency? The only way to find out is to listen to a local dentist who explains why seeking treatment right away is the best way to avoid further harm to your smile.


Can You Save a Knocked-Out Tooth?

April 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dallasesthetics @ 5:11 pm

Frightened woman covering her mouthNothing is more frightening than losing an adult tooth because it won’t grow back. Over 5 million teeth are knocked out every year, but not all are lost for good. Contrary to common belief, some displaced teeth can be saved. Your best bet is to reinsert the tooth back into its socket. Here’s what you should do if you’ve had a tooth knocked out.


Why Does My Toothache Seem Worse at Night?

February 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dallasesthetics @ 8:54 pm
a person in bed suffering from a toothache

Let’s face it; there isn’t an ideal time to have a toothache—in fact, these issues seemingly have a knack for occurring not just out of the blue, but also when it’s least convenient. But have you ever experienced a toothache that seemingly becomes worse during the night? Needless to say, this can make trying to get a good night’s sleep a bit of a challenge! Here’s more about what causes toothaches to intensify during the night and how your dentist can help!


4 Kinds of Tooth Pain, and What They Mean

January 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dallasesthetics @ 6:45 pm
person holding their tooth and wincing in pain

When you have a toothache, it might not matter to you in the immediate moment why that is—your top priority is getting relief as soon as possible. An emergency dentist will be happy to help you do that, but there’s a lot that you can do to make their job easier.

The pain you’re feeling is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong, and what that might be. Figuring out which issue you’re facing will make communicating with your dentist much easier, which may make treatment faster. In that spirit, here’s what certain kinds of dental pain may mean for you.


How to Get the Most Out of Your Veneers

December 18, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dallasesthetics @ 2:20 am

Model of veneer for lower toothAre you insecure about stained, chipped, or gapped teeth? Veneers can create the smile of your dreams quickly. You can save time and money by correcting multiple issues at once using a method that can last for a decade or longer with the right care. Here’s how you can get the most out of your investment.


5 Tips to Prevent Dental Emergencies

October 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dallasesthetics @ 2:18 am

Molar and first aid kitYou probably ever expect a dental emergency to happen to you, but someone visits a hospital ER every 15 seconds for oral health concerns. 1 in 6 Americans experience a dental emergency annually. You might be surprised to learn they aren’t always caused by accidents or injuries. Instead, they often result from preventable issues, like tooth decay. You can safeguard your smile using 5 tips to prevent dental emergencies. 


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