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What Happens When Your Toothache Suddenly Goes Away?

October 23, 2019

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If you have a sudden pain in your temple or your leg, usually you can wait a few hours and it will subside, with no reason to think about that body part after the pain stops. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about toothaches. If you have a serious toothache that stops out of nowhere, it should be examined by your dentist as soon as possible. Continue reading to learn why.

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Have a Toothache? Try These Dentist-Recommended Remedies

October 11, 2019

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woman with toothache

Nothing ruins your day quite as quickly as a toothache. It feels like your gums are pounding and your tooth is throbbing. What should you do in this situation? First things first, you should call your emergency dentist in Tyler and let them know what’s going on. Until you can see them, there are a few home remedies you can try for short-term relief.

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Does Teeth Whitening Work For Everyone?

September 11, 2019

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Are you tired of your discolored teeth that distract from your otherwise beautiful smile? Professional teeth whitening treatment can tackle the majority of stains. However, discoloration caused by certain medications or conditions, it just can’t. If you have deep intrinsic stains that have penetrated your teeth, there are still other options to brighten and perfect your smile. Read on to learn how you can achieve a beautiful grin, even if teeth whitening isn’t for you.

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The Most Common Questions Surrounding Invisalign®

August 12, 2019

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A person holding a clear aligner.

If you’re tired of having to look at gaps or crooked teeth in your smile or you’ve noticed that your teeth are shifting out of place due to relapse from a previous orthodontic treatment, you may be thinking of what the best solutions are available today. You may have heard of clear aligner brands like Invisalign® in the past, but that doesn’t mean you know all the ins and outs of treatment! To help you be more informed, here are the most common Invisalign questions and answers as explained by a dentist.

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Does Charcoal Teeth Whitening Work?

July 18, 2019

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You’re scrolling through your feed one day when you see a picture of someone brushing their teeth with what looks like black toothpaste. You think it’s a bit weird, but you continue scrolling. Then you see another picture of someone with the black toothpaste. Then another. These people claim it whitens their teeth. You’re self-conscious about the stains in your smile, so now you’re curious. What’s the big deal about charcoal teeth whitening? Does it work as well as professional whitening treatments? Let’s take a closer look.

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How Will My Dentist Identify and Treat My Gum Disease?

June 19, 2019

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According to the CDC, half of Americans over 30 have periodontitis, the more advanced form of gum disease. This can lead to permanent tissue and bone damage as well as tooth loss. Gum disease has also been connected to overall body issues, including heart disease. While the presence of gum disease may be scary, there are ways to combat the affliction. In this post, your dentist explains how gum disease is identified and treated.

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Teeth Whitening Can Counteract These Harmful Foods

June 8, 2019

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Woman holding paper with drawn smile

Have you started to notice a yellowish tint to your teeth? Or are there even darker stains plaguing your smile? Despite brushing dutifully, you might still find yourself without sparkling white teeth. This can be due to a variety of foods and drinks you consume. In this post, your dentist lists the most common foods that stain teeth and how teeth whitening can help counteract their effects.

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How to Make Sure Your Dentures Last as Long as Possible

May 22, 2019

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Your father wasn’t sure about his dentures at first, but now that he’s gotten used to speaking and eating with them, he’s happy with how they’re working so far. However, lately he’s been worried about whether his new teeth will last. What happens if they break? Can they be repaired? Can he do anything to stop that from happening? Here’s what you need to know about denture repair as well as some ways to take care of them.

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Don’t Lose Your Insurance Benefits; Visit Your Dentist

May 12, 2019

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We’re now reaching the halfway point of the year. The kids are out of school, people are planning their vacations – and your dental insurance benefits are halfway to expiring! If you haven’t made a trip to the dentist yet, not only could it be affecting your oral hygiene, but you could be halfway to missing out on the services and benefits provided by your plan. Here are some ways you can take advantage of your dental insurance.

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Your Dental Trauma May Require an Extraction. Your Dentist Explains Why

April 20, 2019

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man holding jaw in pain

You’re enjoying a nice spring day when you suddenly find yourself dealing with a dental emergency. Wisely, you reach out to your local dentist to explain what has happened and to schedule an emergency visit. While it’s the professional’s first priority to make sure you’re relieved of your pain and that your tooth’s health is restored, there are some situations where an extraction is the only option. Here’s what you need to know about the process.

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