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Dispelling Four Myths About Gum Recontouring

August 11, 2023

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Some people might feel insecure about their smiles because they think they show too much gum tissue. While this is entirely a matter of individual preference, cosmetic dental procedures like gum recontouring can reduce visible gum tissue in the smile. However, some people might avoid getting these treatments because of a few misconceptions about them. Read on to learn about these gum recontouring falsehoods and the truths behind them.


How to Deal With Loose Teeth As An Adult

July 7, 2023

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man missing a tooth

Just about everyone had the experience of their teeth falling out when they were a child, but by the time you become an adult, you’ve probably long forgotten that feeling. So if you wind up with a loose tooth, you might not really know how to handle it.

Your first instinct should be to call your dentist, but until you can get to their office, here’s a step-by-step guide for how you should handle an adult tooth that has started to come loose.


Dentures Aren’t Just for Seniors

June 16, 2023

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Set of upper and lower denturePermanent teeth are supposed to last for a lifetime, but that does not happen for many adults. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, adults between the ages of 20 to 64 only have 25.5 teeth remaining. The American College of Prosthodontics reports that 40 million Americans don’t have any teeth. Although tooth loss is attributed to age, it can affect anyone. Dentures are the go-to solution to treat missing teeth, but there’s an age-related social stigma associated with them. You don’t have to be a senior citizen to benefit from dentures. Here’s why you’re never too young to invest in a new set of teeth.


6 Ways to Keep Your Gums in Optimal Health!

May 3, 2023

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Woman pointing to her gums

Keeping your smile strong and healthy is important, but you can’t forget your gums! Having a healthy smile doesn’t leave out the soft tissues in your mouth. When gums aren’t being cared for properly, your risk of developing gingivitis increases. When it is left untreated, this can progress to a much more severe form of gum disease known as periodontitis. In the end, this could mean loose teeth, tooth loss, jawbone shrinkage, and other serious problems. Here are some ways you can keep your gums in good shape.


Dental Implants are Great for Athletes with Tooth Loss

April 4, 2023

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Man with a missing lower toothDid you know 5 million teeth are knocked out during sports activities annually? If you’ve lost a tooth from an accident during your favorite activity, you don’t have to live with a gap in your smile. Dental implants are a great solution for athletes with tooth loss, and here’s why.


5 Traits of a Beautiful Smile

March 31, 2023

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person with nice smile thanks to cosmetic dentistry

A beautiful smile has the power to change lives. It can make someone feel more confident, happier, and more attractive. It can also help people connect with others and build relationships. A beautiful smile is a gift that many people hope to have, and that’s where cosmetic dentistry comes in. if you are considering undergoing one or more cosmetic dental treatments, continue reading to learn about the traits of a beautiful smile that you should keep in mind.


What to Include in Your Dental Emergency Kit

February 7, 2023

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Dental emergency kit

You likely have a first aid kit somewhere in your home or car just in case an accident happens. But have you ever thought about putting together a dental emergency kit? You never know when one may happen, so it pays to be prepared at all times. Here are some important items that you may want to keep on hand in your dental emergency kit in case you or one of your family members experiences a dental problem at home.


Can Dental Implants Replace Your Front Teeth?

January 7, 2023

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smiling man with a missing front tooth

Dental implants are often recommended above other tooth replacement options because of their incredible durability and natural feel. However, because they are secured into the jaw, you may wonder whether it’s possible to use dental implants to replace a front tooth.

Believe it or not, front teeth are the ones that are lost the most often, and their slenderness can cause patients a little bit of concern when replacing them. If you want to know whether restoring a front tooth with a dental implant is possible, here’s what you need to know.


4 Helpful Holiday Tips for Your Smile

December 7, 2022

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A table filled with holiday foods

Now that it’s December, it looks like the holiday season is finally here again. People are starting to shop for presents, plan end-of-year parties, and spend more time with their families. As such, you should be careful of the current holiday foods on offer. There’s a good chance they’ll hurt your teeth and gums otherwise. As for how to keep your smile safe, your Plano dentist has some pointers. Here are four dental tips for enjoying seasonal treats without harming your oral health.


Helpful Tips for Understanding Your Dental Insurance Coverage

November 4, 2022

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dental insurance form on table

Since medical insurance and dental insurance are two entirely different things, it’s easy for people to get confused about the differences between them. That means you may not fully understand what your dental insurance plan actually covers. Fortunately, your dentist in Plano has put together a handy guide to help you understand the basics of your policy. Read along to learn a few helpful tips on how to properly navigate your plan.

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