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Making Sense Out of Same-Day Crowns by Answering 4 Common Questions

June 3, 2024

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Dentist and patient reviewing dental imaging for crown creation

Same-day dental crowns go by a few other names – namely chairside crowns or CERECs. But the term “same-day” is pretty on the nose. Simply put, same-day crowns cut the treatment process in half. Who wouldn’t be interested?

Since CERECs are relatively new, odds are you have a couple of questions. Fortunately, we’ve broken down the info for you. Keep reading for the juicy details.


What Causes Dental Phobias?

April 14, 2024

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Man with his hands up in fearThe American Dental Association recommends scheduling an appointment with a dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup. However, patients with dental phobias can struggle with even routine appointments. According to the Journal of Dental Hygiene, 10% to 20% of adults suffer from dental anxiety, but other sources report the prevalence to be much higher. Many factors can contribute to dental anxiety, but your sedation dentist has the solution you need to sit back and relax.


Obscure Information: 5 Facts About Dental Implants You May Have Missed

February 9, 2024

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Man smiling at his new dental implants

If you’re missing teeth, there are many options available with modern dentistry for replacement. However, dental implants are the best without a doubt. While many patients may be familiar with the basic information on these implants, they may not have the whole story. If you’re curious about the lesser-known facts you may have missed about this fantastic treatment, continue reading.


Traveling for the Holidays? Here Are Some Oral Hygiene Tips for Those on the Go

December 4, 2023

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Airports and highways see some of their heaviest traffic around the holiday season due to so many people traveling to see family and friends. While it is certainly a wonderful thing to visit your loved ones for a special occasion, it can be hard to keep up with your oral hygiene when you’re away from home. Here are a few tips to keep your smile safe and sound during your holiday journeys.


6 Tips to Remove Food Stuck Between Your Teeth Safely

October 10, 2023

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Woman with brown hair in white striped shirt picking her teeth with a toothpick

Have you ever enjoyed buttery popcorn at the movie theater just for a popcorn kernel to get jammed between your teeth? Can you imagine having a steak during a fancy dinner date just to feel something wedge in a space it shouldn’t?

We all know the frustration of having something stuck between our teeth, but taking it out can be tricky. It’s important not to do anything that will land you in the dentist’s office in your attempt to get it out! Keep reading to learn 6 tips that can help remove that pesky piece of food without damaging your pearly whites.


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. 

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