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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!


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.


6 Questions to Ask Before Receiving Cosmetic Dental Work

January 18, 2021

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woman happy with cosmetic dentist in Fort Worth

The first step to achieving the smile of your dreams is to visit your cosmetic dentist in Fort Worth for a consultation. While there, you’ll be able to ask any questions you may have about the procedure, but are you prepared to take full advantage of the opportunity? Here are 6 questions you need to ask to get the most out of your visit.


Invisalign Guide for the Holiday Season

December 19, 2020

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Woman with InvisalignInvisalign is a great option when it comes to straightening your smile. You are on the path towards your dream smile and don’t have to deal with metal brackets and wires in your mouth. Best of all, you get to eat whatever you want with no restrictions. However, it can be difficult to keep track of your Invisalign in Fort Worth during the holidays because your schedule is often thrown off. Here are some tips that can help.


Invisalign Works Wonders on Your Smile and Your Dental Health

November 9, 2020

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Woman with InvisalignWhile most people find perfectly straight teeth to be aesthetically pleasing, they may not realize the benefits that lie beyond a beautiful smile. Straight teeth have quite the impact on your dental health. Invisalign in Fort Worth is a very popular treatment that provides a dramatic transformation, both above and below the gum line.


4 Reasons Summer Is the Perfect Time to Get Dental Implants

August 18, 2020

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Woman smiling with dental implantsAccording to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, over 3 million patients have opted for dental implants and an additional 500,000 are placed each year. With their impressive 95% success rate and their flawless ability to seamlessly fit your natural smile, it’s no wonder why they are a leading restorative treatment option! However, did you know that summer is the best time to start? Read on for why summertime is the best time to get dental implants in Fort Worth!


Questions to Ask Yourself If You’re Considering Dental Implants

July 7, 2020

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Man with question mark asks himself about dental implants in Fort WorthDental implants in Fort Worth are the most modern, comfortable, and lifelike method for replacing missing teeth. However, choosing to restore your smile with a dental implant is a permanent decision that requires patience. While they are well worth the time, it’s important that you feel confident about your choice so that you know what to expect. Here are a few important questions you should ask yourself if you’re considering this modern tooth replacement option.


How to Improve Your Smile After Quarantine

June 17, 2020

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Woman in sun hat smiles after visiting Forth Worth cosmetic dentistAs the country slowly begins to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us need a haircut or to lose a few extra pounds. However, your teeth may need a makeover just as badly if they’ve become stained, chipped, or crooked after weeks of staying at home. With summer right around the corner, now is a great time to make sure your smile is ready to ease back into a social lifestyle. Here are a few ways your Fort Worth cosmetic dentist can help beautify your smile as you come out of quarantine.


Your Dentist Follows These Safety Procedures to Stay Clean During COVID-19

April 20, 2020

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dentist following safety procedures by washing hands

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began, you’ve been pretty diligent about following the social distancing guidelines. But one day you wake up with a stabbing pain in your tooth. Should you call your dentist for treatment? Or is it even safe, with the coronavirus going around? Fortunately, dentists follow all kinds of safety procedures to ensure that their office is safe and clean enough for all patients. Keep reading below to learn more about safety at the dentist.


Why Is Bone Density Important for Dental Implants?

March 26, 2020

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Model of bone density and dental implant success.Although you probably never expected it to happen to you, you’re among the 120 million Americans who have lost 1 or more teeth. While there are many dental prosthetics available, only 1 replaces the entire tooth structure. A dental implant replicates the root and the crown by surgically placing a titanium implant post into your jawbone. As a result, bone density and dental implant success go hand-in-hand. Here’s what you need to know to ensure your new smile thrives.

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