Long Family Dental Blog

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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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How to Choose the Best Dentist in Midlothian

April 8, 2018

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Patient taking selfie with dentistAre you looking for a new dentist in Midlothian? Do not choose just anyone. You have unique oral health needs that constantly change over the years. Not to mention, you expect a certain level of care and comfort during your appointments. As a result, not all will meet your needs and expectations. To make a wise choice for your dental care, there are several things to consider when choosing a new dentist.
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Learn About the Long History of Porcelain Veneers from Your Dentist

March 15, 2018

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A person smiling.If you’ve been considering an improvement to the overall look of your smile, you’ll gain a lot of benefits through porcelain veneers. Luckily, veneers have been in use for many years, so dentists have had the time to perfect their use. This has made them far more durable and effective at covering up imperfections than previous designs and techniques.

No longer are people acting as guinea pigs when it comes to cosmetic treatments. Today, you can walk into the dentist seeking a brighter and whiter smile and know what to expect coming out. According to your dentist, it’s fascinating to learn how porcelain veneers got to where they are today.

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Which Mouthwash is Right for Me? Your Dentist Helps You Compare

March 5, 2018

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A person pouring mouthwash.The minute you walk into the oral care aisle, you’re slammed with mouthwash options. Not only are there so many brands to choose from, but so many types of mouthwash that accomplish different tasks. You have one that touts it bad-breath fighting abilities while others emphasizing their “alcohol-free” qualities. Just like many other products, these mouthwashes are only over-the-counter, which means there are prescription washes worth considering as well.

So, how does one sift through all the different types of mouthwash? According to your dentist, the key is to find a mouthwash that caters specifically to your needs. Today, he’ll explain what you should look for and how often to use your mouthwash.

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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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