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What’s the Cost of Sedation Dentistry?

December 9, 2021

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Man undergoing sedation dentistry

Do you suffer from dental anxiety? You aren’t alone. Dental anxiety is estimated to affect approximately 36% of the population, with a further 12% suffering from extreme dental fear. It even prevents some people from seeking treatments that are essential for their oral health. The good news is that sedation dentistry is available to help fearful patients feel relaxed at the dental office. Continue reading to learn more about the types of sedation options available and some factors to consider when it comes to the cost.

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What Does It Feel Like to Be Under Dental Sedation?

November 17, 2021

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patient with sedation dentistry

While looking over your monthly planner, you realize you have a dentist appointment coming up. Does the thought of sitting in a chair with tools in your mouth fill you with fear or dread? Your dental team may recommend sedation dentistry to ensure you have a comfortable and relaxing experience. If you’ve never been put under sedation before, you may be unsure of what to expect. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Read along as we explain what it is, what it feels like, and how you can prepare for it.

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How Do I Get Past My Fear of the Dentist?

October 4, 2021

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man with scared expression

Dental anxiety is not uncommon, but the problem is that it keeps a lot of people from receiving any dental care. There are a variety of reasons given for why they won’t schedule an appointment, such as a negative past experience, fear of pain, not being in control, or feeling embarrassed about their teeth.

It’s never too late to put this hesitation in the past, however, as there are several ways anxious potential patients can move forward to receive the care they need. Keep reading to learn some tips for people who have a fear of the dentist in Fort Worth.

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The History of Porcelain Veneers

September 13, 2021

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dentist attaching veneers to teeth in Fort Worth

Like many people, you may be looking to whiten and straighten your smile with porcelain veneers. Though they are a common way to perfect your smile, today’s veneers have come a long way from what they used to be. Read on to learn about the history of porcelain veneers and how they have evolved to become what we’re familiar with today.

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Will Veneers Make My Teeth Sensitive?

August 23, 2021

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Woman with tooth sensitivity holding glass of waterIf you’re not in love with the way your teeth look, you don’t need to live with the smile you see in the mirror. Veneers can give you the picture-perfect smile you desire. A custom-made shell is bonded over the front surface of a tooth to instantly hide several imperfections. You can get the drastic results you want with a single procedure, but there’s just one problem. You’re worried about veneers causing tooth sensitivity. It’s true your dentist will need to remove some enamel, but the process won’t damage your teeth. In fact, if have sensitive teeth, veneers can even stop your discomfort, so you can enjoy your morning coffee.

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Why Do I Have to be Fitted with Temporary Veneers?

July 25, 2021

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woman being fitted with temporary veneers

Finally, the time has come to improve your smile flaws, and you’ve chosen porcelain veneers to do the job. The procedure takes a few steps to complete, one of them being the placement of temporary veneers. Why is this necessary, and what should you expect from this part of your smile transformation? Continue reading to get the full scoop from a local cosmetic dentist!

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3 Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments for Young Smiles

June 18, 2021

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Teen boy benefiting from cosmetic dentistryEveryone deserves to have a beautiful smile, even children and teens. Although you might believe they have the most perfect smile in the world, many children and adolescents feel insecure about certain aesthetic flaws, like alignment problems, discoloration, or chipped teeth. Your child doesn’t need to feel the weight of an unattractive smile any longer. They might be the ideal candidate for 3 common cosmetic dentistry treatments.

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Are Sweeteners Better for Your Oral Health than Sugar?

May 5, 2021

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girl pouring sweetener into coffee

We’ve all been warned by medical professionals to monitor our sugar intake, whether for dental or overall health reasons. It can contribute to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and several additional issues in your body—for your mouth, it can lead to tooth decay, cavities, or even gum disease.

To reduce consumption, you may have opted for sweeteners as a healthier alternative. Sure, they may fight common health problems caused by sugar, but are they any better for your teeth? Read on to learn how sugar substitutes affect your oral health.

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A Dentist’s Tool-Belt: 4 Instruments Used During Your Checkup

April 28, 2021

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Close up of clean dental instruments

When you sit down in the treatment chair for your six-month dental checkup and cleaning, it can be a bit nerve-wracking to see a display of sharp, intimidating dental instruments laid out next to you. In fact, this is the source of the dental anxiety many patients struggle with! If this sounds all too familiar, then learning more about some of the most common tools your dentist uses may help ease your fears. With this in mind, here are four dental instruments that play an essential role in providing you with a beautiful, cavity-free smile!

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3 of the Latest Dental Implant Innovations

February 3, 2021

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Dentist using dental implant technology.If you’re missing teeth, you’ve likely heard about the benefits of dental implants as an alternative to traditional prosthetics. Although you might believe they are relatively new, they date back to ancient Egypt; however, it wasn’t until the 1980s they began to hold a commonplace in dentistry. They’ve come a long way over the years to be the most successful treatment for tooth loss. In fact, they have over a 95% success rate to last for decades with the right aftercare. Their longevity is attributed to advancements in dental implant technology. Here are the top 3 innovations that have paved their way to success.

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