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Trick-or-Treat: Halloween Candy Alternatives For Healthier Smiles

October 7, 2022

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Halloween costume and bucket

It’s that time of year when ghosts, goblins, vampires, and werewolves roam the streets, ringing doorbells and seeking out sweet, sugary goodies. But if you’re not in the mood to help contribute to these little monsters developing cavities, why not consider these Halloween candy alternatives in Cleburne?

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A Deep Dive Into the Link Between Chronic Stress and Oral Health

August 3, 2022

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Closeup of woman feeling stressed at work

You’ve probably heard that chronic stress can lead to everything from high blood pressure and persistent headaches to trouble sleeping. But did you know that it can also negatively impact your oral health? With roughly 50% of American adults having gum disease and 90% developing at least one cavity by their 21st birthday, it’s important to take all measures to keep your smile in good condition, like managing your stress. To learn a few helpful tips, as well as more about the link between chronic stress and oral health, keep reading.

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Will a Chipped Tooth Heal on Its Own?

July 27, 2022

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closeup of person with chipped tooth

Did you know that tooth enamel is the hardest material in the human body? Even then, it’s still vulnerable to damage. If you bite something the wrong way or sustain a blow to the face, you may end up with a chipped tooth. While that’s not always considered a dental emergency, it will still need treatment to help you avoid infection. Are you wondering whether your mildly damaged tooth will heal on its own? Read on to find out what your next steps should be and your options to restore your smile.

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Busting 4 Common Myths About Gum Disease

July 13, 2022

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man suffering from gum disease

Gum disease is a common infection that affects more than half of adults aged 30 and older. It’s often caused by plaque, which is a sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on the teeth. If you fail to remove it properly with oral hygiene habits like brushing and flossing, it can eventually harden into calculus or tartar. Even though gum disease isn’t rare, there are still several misconceptions about it. Read on as we bust four of the most pervasive myth about this infection.

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What Are Beneficial Summer Oral Health Tips?

June 4, 2022

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couple smiling on beach during summer vacation

Getting ready for that big vacation you’ve been anticipating for months? If you’re like most people, your preparations may include making a list of all the places to see and exciting things to do. While vacation is certainly a good time to decompress and put your responsibilities on hold, there’s one thing you should never take a break from – dental care. So, whether you’re going on a cross-country road trip or an international excursion, here are a few summer oral health tips in Cleburne from your dentist to protect your smile this season.

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Here’s What You Can Expect When Visiting an Emergency Dentist

April 29, 2022

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Woman with toothache visiting emergency dentist

Struggling with a persistent toothache? Experiencing unusual sensitivity when eating or drinking? Missing a tooth entirely due to a sports-related incident? Then visiting an emergency dentist should be your top priority. However, many patients hesitate to do so simply because they don’t know what to expect. If this sounds all too familiar, then keep reading!

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5 Bad Habits You Should Absolutely Avoid With Dental Implants

February 25, 2022

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Dental professional showing patient how to care for dental implant

When it comes to tooth replacement, dental implants are unmatched. In addition to replicating both the crown and the root of the missing tooth, they are built to last a lifetime – as long as you care for your smile properly, that is. To ensure your restored bite and beautiful new tooth (or teeth) last, make sure to avoid these five bad dental habits.

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Here’s Why You Should Schedule Your Dental Checkup Early in the Year

January 22, 2022

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Young man smiling at dental checkup

Happy New Year! With a fresh start, your weeks may be packed with your New Year’s resolutions, like going to the yoga studio three times a week or taking that art class you’ve always been interested in. Now is also the best time to schedule your next dental checkup and cleaning! Here are four reasons why.

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6 Questions to Ask at Your Dental Implant Consultation

December 17, 2021

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Patient asking questions at dental implant consultation

When it comes to tooth replacement, dental implants are highly regarded as the premier solution. In addition to being built to last, they are custom-made, incredibly lifelike, and extremely durable. With that being said, they are a major treatment, which is why you want to be well-informed before committing. To help, keep reading to learn six must-ask questions for your dental implant consultation.

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Waterpik or Dental Floss: Which Should You Choose?

November 19, 2021

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dental floss

Flossing is often one of the most tedious components of an oral hygiene routine. However, it is essential when it comes to minimizing your risk for gum disease and tooth decay. If you struggle to make it a regular part of your routine, you might consider an alternative technique, such as a Waterpik. If you’re unsure whether it is as effective as traditional dental floss, read on to discover the differences and which one is best for your smile.

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