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Busting 5 Common Root Canal Myths

September 24, 2020

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anatomy of a tooth against light blue background

When most people hear the words “root canal,” they can’t help but cringe. In most cases, this is because the person doesn’t actually have a clear idea of what root canal therapy actually is. Compared to most other dental procedures, this one has the highest number of misconceptions by far. To help clear things up and show you that root canals are nothing to be afraid of, let’s bust five common root canal myths.

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3 Reasons to Visit Your Dentist Before 2020 Ends

September 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — stansbury @ 9:33 pm
dentist smiling and holding pink piggy bank

Picture this: you’re buying school supplies for your kids. You’ve just picked out enough colorful markers, notebooks, and pencils to last them through the whole school year. Then, after paying, you toss your bags into the garbage can and leave. You might not think you’d ever throw money away like that, but that’s exactly what you’re doing when you don’t take advantage of the dental insurance benefits that you’ve already paid for. Here are three reasons why you should use those benefits by scheduling an appointment with your dentist before 2020 is over.

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Do You Hate Your CPAP Machine? Your Tyler Dentist Can Help!

August 31, 2020

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Man with sleep apnea thinks "I hate my CPAP machine!"

If you find yourself saying “I hate my CPAP machine!” because it’s preventing you from feeling relaxed and getting to sleep, you’re not alone. Many patients find that treating their sleep apnea with these invasive, uncomfortable machines causes just as much trouble as the disorder itself! Thankfully, CPAP machines aren’t the only technology used to treat sleep apnea anymore. Find out how a small custom oral appliance from your Tyler dentist can help you reclaim your good night’s sleep!

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Sore Gums? 7 Possible Causes & How to Treat Them

August 10, 2020

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Woman needs to see her dentist to regain healthy gums

From cavities, to damage, to having something stuck between your teeth, there are plenty of issues that can cause dental pain. But what about painful gums? Unfortunately, there are just as many factors that can cause your gum tissue to feel sore or sensitive, ranging from simple to severe in nature. Healthy gums are the foundation of a beautiful smile and play a key role in keeping your pearly whites safely in place, so it’s essential to take care of them. Here are seven reasons why your gums may be hurting and what you can do to restore your oral health.

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How Does Oral Health Affect Your Immune System?

July 9, 2020

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Woman with gum disease

You brush your teeth twice and floss once a day in order to maintain a beautiful smile, right? Maintaining a good oral hygiene routine can do more than just that. In fact, it is actually an important part of keeping your immune system up. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about how taking care of your smile means that you are caring for the rest of your body.

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What Causes You to Need A Root Canal?

June 22, 2020

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Root canal treatment

Root canals are very common, standard procedures intended to treat an infected tooth. In fact, as many as 15 million root canals are performed in the United States each year. They are effective with a 95% success rate, and yet root canals are often misunderstood. In fact, many avoid this treatment out of fear, putting their smiles and their well-being at risk. Continue reading to learn why you may require a root canal and what exactly the procedure entails.

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Are Tooth Extractions Covered Under Dental Insurance?

June 10, 2020

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an extracted tooth held between dental pliers and surrounded by other dental instruments

You just left the dentist’s office and learned you need to have a few teeth removed. Although this isn’t the news you were hoping to receive, you’re now left to find out how much this procedure will cost and if you’re covered under your dental insurance policy. For many people, unexpected dental work can cause anxiety and worry, especially when it’s uncertain as to where the money will come from to pay for it. This can lead to putting off surgery and worsening dental problems in the long run. Before you assume that the entire bill will be your responsibility, find out if tooth extractions are covered under your insurance as well as how else you can get the care you need without emptying your wallet.

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How Social Distancing Takes Place in the Dental Office

May 20, 2020

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A social distancing sticker placed on the floor.

While it’s clear that dental practices can make their offices safer by sanitizing commonly touched surfaces more often and including hand sanitization stations for patients and employees, these steps are only part of the solution. The other part is making sure that everyone within the dental office is maintaining a distance of at least six feet apart, as recommended by the American Dental Association and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. In such a tight-knit space, you’d wonder how a dentist in Tyler accomplishes that. Here are three ways how.

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Tips to Keep in Mind When Sanitizing Your Hands During COVID-19

May 9, 2020

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Person practicing handwashing tips recommended by a dentist in Tyler.

One of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of germs and viruses like COVID-19 is through consistent and thorough hand-washing, especially if you are working in a field wear interacting with many people throughout the day is the norm. However, even if you spent most of your time at home already, it’s crucial to know proper technique and pay attention to the products you are currently using. To learn which products to keep an eye out for and how to practice the most effective handwashing technique from a dentist in Tyler, keep reading!

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Do Teeth Whitening Treatments Cause Tooth Sensitivity?

April 16, 2020

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Woman at dentist concerned about teeth whitening and sensitivity

Teeth whitening treatments are a quick and effective way to boost the appearance of your smile as well as your confidence. Unfortunately, these results sometimes come at the cost of tooth sensitivity. Is there a way to comfortably achieve the beautiful pearly whites you’ve always wanted? Here’s what your Tyler dentist wants you to know about the connection between teeth whitening and sensitivity.

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