Long Family Dental Blog

Got Sensitive Teeth? Don’t Lose Hope! Your Dentist Can Help

February 16, 2018

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A woman at her dental exam.Tooth sensitivity can occur in many ways, some even without out knowledge. For example, teeth- grinding can wear down your tooth enamel while you sleep. Leaky fillings received years ago can cause sharp jolts of pain when you least expect it. Even brushing too much can wear down enamel and make sipping your next cup of coffee extra difficult. However, you shouldn’t give up on treating your sensitive teeth just yet.

According to your dentist, there are ways to manage and even treat the pain and discomfort typically associated with sensitive teeth. Here are just a few ways to address it today or at your next dental appointment.

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Flossing Isn’t Just for After Dinner, According to Your Dentist

February 3, 2018

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A woman flossing.You may have noticed that your favorite restaurant offers toothpicks at the end of your meal to remove food debris from your teeth. While this is a nice gesture, it’s not a good way to remove food debris in the first place. What they should be offering is a box of floss or a floss pick, but that’s another story.

According to your dentist, flossing isn’t just for removing food particles from you mouth. It’s also about removing excess plaque and preventing tartar that builds up over time. To do this, you’ll need to incorporate flossing into your at-home oral care routine.

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Your Dentist Explores How to Pick the Best Electric Toothbrush

January 12, 2018

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A man compares toothbrushes.There are many different types of toothbrushes to choose from already. Now it seems every oral care company has to have an electric toothbrush just to compete. With so many products to choose from, it can be tough distinguishing their features. If this is your first time buying an electric toothbrush or you’re looking something to better fit your lifestyle, keep reading.

Your dentist has researched tons of electric toothbrushes and determined these are the factors you should consider the next time you start shopping for one. Your electric toothbrush should make cleaning your teeth easier and more effective, not unnecessarily cumbersome or uncomfortable.

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How Your Dentist is Helping You Improve Your Gum Health

January 5, 2018

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A man eating a strawberry.After you finish your dental cleaning, you hear the same mantra every time. “Brush twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste, floss once a day, and come back for your second cleaning in 6 months.” At this point you’ve got that info nailed into your brain. However, did you ever consider there were additional ways you could reduce your chance of getting gum disease?

Your dentist has a few tricks up his sleeve, particularly when it comes to the foods you eat. We know what foods to avoid, but what about foods that actually promote gum health? Keep reading to see what your dentist has in mind for your next meal.

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Your Dentist in Cleburne Spills the Facts About Veneers!

December 13, 2017

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woman smiling happy New year, new you, right? If you want a better smile in 2018, you’re probably considering getting some cosmetic dental work done. If you haven’t been, you should be—especially when it comes to porcelain veneers.

Believe it or not, this cosmetic treatment may be more interesting than you think! Learn all about porcelain veneers from your cosmetic dentist in Cleburne.

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Why Should You Visit a Cosmetic Dentist in 2018?

December 4, 2017

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woman smiling happy When you smile confidently, you feel like a million bucks! Looking in the mirror with a white, bright smile staring back at you is one of the best feelings in the world.

If for some reason you don’t feel the greatest about your teeth, you always have the option to make improvements to it—especially when you have an expert cosmetic dentist to help you reach your smile goals. Learn more about what cosmetic dentistry can do for you here!

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Good News! We’re Now In-Network With Blue Cross Blue Shield

November 30, 2017

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portrait of a smiling familyAre you and your family covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas? If so, visiting an in-network provider isn’t a requirement with dental insurance, but it can make things a little easier on you. Our office is pleased to announce that we are now in-network with your plan! Keep reading to find out what that means for you — and how we can help you take full advantage of your dental insurance benefits before the year is up.

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We’re Now In-Network with United Concordia Alliance!

November 20, 2017

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portrait of a smiling coupleIf you and your family are covered under United Concordia Alliance dental insurance, we have some exciting news — Long Family Dental is now in-network with your plan! That means it is easier than ever for you to maximize your benefits while taking advantage of the dental services you need to maintain a healthy, clean smile. Keep reading to learn more about your dental insurance and how our new in-network status will affect you and your loved ones!

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We are In-Network with Aetna!

October 25, 2017

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female patient in dentist chairEveryone at Long Family Dental wants to make your visit to either the Midlothian or Cleburne office as pleasant as possible. We are devoted to providing not only the highest quality dental care, but also exceptional customer service. That includes being an in-network provider with several dental insurance carriers including Aetna Dental. As your Aetna dentist, we can offer you and your family a range of services at a price that is affordable.

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We are Now In-Network with Guardian Dental!

October 15, 2017

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smiling familyHow about some good news for a change? If your dental insurance is with Guardian Dental, then you’ll be happy to know that Dr. Chris and Dr. Bob at Long Family Dental are now in your network! And that’s particularly good news as we approach the end of 2017. (Can you believe?!) Now is the time to put those dental benefits to good use before they expire.

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