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Why Drinking Through a Straw is Good for Teeth

August 31, 2023

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At this point, you already grasp that certain liquids are bad for your teeth. Such beverages can damage your pearly whites and make them look worse. Luckily, it isn’t too hard to compensate for these things. Such beverages can damage your pearly whites and make them look worse. Luckily, it isn’t too hard to compensate for these things. Drinking through a straw is better for your teeth. By doing so, your smile will stay good-looking and well-protected. If you’d like to learn more, your Fort Worth dentist is happy to explain. So, here’s a summary of how drinking straws help teeth and which beverages should be had with a straw.

Just How Safe is Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

June 22, 2023

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A dental patient receiving nitrous oxide sedation

You’ve likely heard of nitrous oxide if you suffer from dental anxiety. After all, the gas can help you stay calm during treatment! Still, you might wonder whether it’s okay for your body. You may even ask yourself, “Is nitrous oxide sedation safe?” Well, you can rest assured: this sedation dentistry is effective and harmless. As for why that’s the case, just let your Fort Worth dentist explain. To that end, here’s a summary of nitrous oxide sedation and its safety.


6 Benefits of Transforming Your Smile with Lumineers

April 10, 2023

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a man getting Lumineers placed

Is there something about your smile you’d like to change? If so, you are not alone. A study conducted by OnePoll found that almost 70% of people wished they could change their teeth. At the top of the list was the discoloration and crookedness. The good news is there are cosmetic dental treatments that can transform your smile quickly and easily. One of the most popular ones is Lumineers! By attaching ultra-thin shells of high-quality dental porcelain to the outer surfaces of the teeth, you can instantly cover any dental imperfections. Lumineers even offer some benefits that veneers don’t have. Read on to learn six of them.


Why Has my Invisalign Turned Yellow?

March 23, 2023

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young woman holding her Invisalign aligner against a yellow background

One of the best aspects of Invisalign aligners is how subtle they are. As any Invisalign patient will tell you, most people won’t even be able to tell you’re wearing them until you mention it.

However, that’s only the case if your Invisalign aligner stays clear, and not everyone has that experience. There are a few reasons that you could start to see a set of aligners turn yellow if you aren’t careful. Here are a few ways that can happen, and what you can do about it.


What to Know About Invisalign & Your Dating Life

February 10, 2023

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a couple smiling and on a date

Valentine’s Day is approaching and you may be preparing for a special date! As you get ready, you may be wondering how your dating life will be affected by your new Invisalign treatment. While the clear removable aligners are very discreet, they can still impact a social situation. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make it as smooth as possible! Here’s what you should know about dating and Invisalign. 


Veneers or Lumineers—Which is Best for Your New Smile?

January 10, 2023

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a woman smiling with bright teeth from a cosmetic dental treatment

Are you ready for a smile transformation? If you are unhappy with your teeth, veneers or Lumineers can fix an array of dental flaws. Whether you have chipped, cracked, discolored, or gapped pearly whites, these cosmetic treatments can cover them and give you the bright smile you’ve always wanted. But which one is best for you? Here’s what to know about veneers and Lumineers and how you can determine which one is best for your dental goals.


5 Dental Implant Surgery Tips to Enjoy the Holidays

December 10, 2022

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Two women decorating a Christmas treeIf you’ve been delaying your dental implant surgery, the holidays can be the perfect opportunity to schedule your procedure because you’ll have a few days off from work. You don’t have to worry about missing out on the season’s festivities. Here are 5 tips to enjoy the holidays while recovering from your implant placement surgery. 


5 Reasons to Be Thankful for Your Dental Implants

November 9, 2022

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Grandma and granddaughter holding pie

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so many of us are eager to prepare some of our favorite seasonal dishes, meet up with family and friends, and enjoy a couple of extra days off of work. If you haven’t already, this is the perfect time of year to reminisce about all of the things in life that you are grateful for. There are so many – especially if you have dental implants. Read on to learn more about all of the different reasons why you should appreciate your restorations.


4 Tips to Combat Your Halloween Sweet Tooth

October 13, 2022

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Woman with carved pumpkinPeople of all ages get excited about Halloween. Besides scary movies, creative costumes, and spooky decorations, who doesn’t love a night of overindulging in their favorite Halloween candy? With so many tasty treats, it can be impossible to ignore your sweet tooth, but a night of trick or treating doesn’t have to come back to haunt your smile. Here are 4 tips to keep tooth decay at bay. 


Maximize Your Dental Insurance for Affordable Crowns

September 9, 2022

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Dentist appointment marked on calendarTeeth are meant to last for a lifetime; however, they aren’t indestructible. A dental crown is the most common restorative procedure used to save a badly damaged tooth. It can also be used for preventive or cosmetic reasons. Unfortunately, crowns are associated with a hefty price tag. Whether your dentist recommended a crown or you need a replacement, now is the time to use your dental insurance to lower the cost before it’s too late. Your benefits don’t last forever. Here’s how to get the dental crown you need without breaking the bank. 


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