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Dentist Explains Why Cleaning the Tongue is So Important

September 5, 2018

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A person sticking their tongue out.The tongue is one of the most essential tools in our toolbox when it comes to eating, digesting, tasting, chewing and speaking effectively throughout the day. While this intricate group of muscles is responsible for so much, it’s quite surprising how many people don’t bother to keep it as clean as they should.

So why is cleaning your tongue so important? What happens if we don’t clean it enough? What is the best way to keep it clean and prevent issues like chronic bad breath on a daily basis? Keep reading to learn all that and more from a dentist.


Questions About a Dental Crown or Bridge? Learn More Here!

August 29, 2018

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Model of a dental bridge being placedDid you know that the outer layer of your teeth is the hardest substance in your body? In fact, it’s even harder than your bones! Unfortunately, however, that doesn’t mean teeth are indestructible. While your teeth are incredibly strong, they’re still subject to varying degrees of damage from tooth decay and fractures. Thankfully, there are reliable dental procedures that can restore a tooth, regardless of how badly it’s been damaged. Two of these procedures are a dental crown and bridge. If you have a tooth that’s either missing or badly damaged, you may have been told that you need one of these treatments. Below, you’ll find answers to two of the most common questions about them!


An Implant Dentist Clears Up 4 Common Myths About Dental Implants!

August 13, 2018

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Dental implant in a lower jawBefore making any type of investment, it’s a good idea to spend some time doing a little research first. Investments in your oral health are no different! Unfortunately, research in the Age of the Internet can be difficult because there’s a lot of information out there that may or may not be true. In fact, if you’ve been thinking about investing in your oral health by getting dental implants, you may have come across one of the many misconceptions people have about them. But, before you decide against calling an implant dentist, learn the truth about these 4 myths first!


Painful Bumps in the Mouth? A Dentist Explains What They Are

July 7, 2018

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A person with canker sores.There are few things more infuriating than going to take a bite out of your favorite food and being met with a jolt of mouth pain. However, this pain isn’t stemming from your tooth. Instead, it’s coming from the inside of your lip or cheek. When you look in the mirror to see what’s causing the pain, you’re probably met with a white spot.

This is what a general dentist calls a canker sore. To learn what they are as well as how to relieve and prevent them, keep reading!


Your Dentist Says You Should Never Ignore Receding Gums!

July 6, 2018

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A closeup of someone’s mouth.Do you notice your teeth becoming longer than usual? Do they feel tender to the touch or make eating foods difficult? Perhaps you notice sensitivity when drinking hot or cold beverages? According to your dentist, these signs point to issues that puts your teeth and roots at risk if left untreated. This is the issue of receding gums.

Having a healthy smile is one thing, but healthy gums are absolutely crucial to holding your teeth in place.


How a Cosmetic Dentist Can Boost Your Confidence Today!

June 15, 2018

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A teenager smiling.If you have a smile filled with chips, cracks, discoloration, or other unsightly imperfections that make you feel embarrassed, it can really take a toll on your self-confidence. One of the most prominent features people notice is your smile, so using it to your advantage can make a big difference during first impressions, dates, and even job interviews! With that being said, cosmetic services are quickly becoming one of the most commonly requested treatments by patients, so your cosmetic dentist is more than prepared.

Learn how cosmetic services can make a difference in your daily life!


Save Travel Time on Dental Care by Visiting a Family Dentist!

June 3, 2018

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A family smiling.When it’s about time for your family’s routine dental examinations and cleanings, is your first reaction to groan? Is scheduling appointments for each of your family members an exhausting process because you need to contact multiple dentists? Instead of driving back and forth to different practices, why not visit a family dentist who can help you save time and schedule many of your family members for the same day?

Keep reading to learn more benefits a family dentist can offer!


6 Reasons to Visit Your Dentist Regularly

May 25, 2018

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dental checkupYou only get one body, so it is important to take care of it. That’s why you do your best to eat lots of veggies, get enough exercise, and visit your physician every year for a checkup. But there might be an aspect of your health that you don’t look after the way you should — your oral health. Here are six big reasons why you shouldn’t neglect regular visits to your dentist.


Your Dentist Lists the Top 10 Reasons Behind a Toothache

May 15, 2018

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woman with toothacheIt seems like everyone takes their teeth for granted — until they get a toothache. A sore tooth can dampen every aspect of life, making it difficult to enjoy food, treat others to a friendly smile, and concentrate on anything other than the agony in your mouth. What causes toothaches? Your dentist lists 10 common causes of this annoying, and oftentimes serious, problem.


Dentist in Midlothian Has Tips to Pick the Best Toothpaste

April 18, 2018

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Man brushing his teethNext to your toothbrush, the toothpaste you choose is the most important product that you have at home to protect the health of your teeth and gums. While you may think that they are all treated equally, there are several different types, each of which offer their own benefits. As a result, it can be difficult to determine the best one for your smile. To help you make the right choice, it is important to consider your own personal oral health needs and follow the advice of your dentist in Midlothian.

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