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Gummy Smile: What Causes It and How to Treat It

March 18, 2021

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Illustration of lips and a gummy smile

A “gummy smile” is a cosmetic issue that isn’t talked about as often as discolored or chipped teeth, but that doesn’t mean it’s uncommon. Around 10 percent of adults between the ages of 20 and 30 believe their grins to be gummy, and women in particular are more likely to be bothered by how much of their gum line is visible whenever they smile. But what exactly is a gummy smile, and what causes it? And most important of all, what can you do about it? You’ll find the answers you need in this post.

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How to Avoid Falling Victim to the Top 3 Sports-Related Dental Injuries

February 15, 2021

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Hockey player smiling with a bruised eye and one missing tooth

Every time they step onto a court, rink or field, athletes are at risk of a dental injury. According to the Journal of the American Dental Association, 13 to 39 percent of all dental injuries are related to sports. While most athletes will tell you that pain is just a part of the game, oral injuries can be particularly traumatic. Keep reading to find out which 3 dental injuries occur most often and how you can avoid a trip to the emergency dentist.

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5 Ways to Remove Items Stuck Between Your Teeth

February 2, 2021

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A woman with her mouth open, flossing her teeth

When eating, it’s very common to get food particles stuck between your teeth, but what do you use to remove it? According to the American Dental Association, 21 percent of Americans have used cutlery to remove food from their teeth, 14 percent have used a safety pin and 7 percent have used a strand of hair! It’s safe to say that knives or safety pins are not the safest items to poke into your mouth, but there is a proper way to remove something stuck between your teeth. Read on to find out a few ways to safely remove wedged-in food particles without risking damage to your teeth or gums.

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How to Prevent Cavities if You Have Porcelain Veneers

January 21, 2021

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cosmetic dentist in tyler discussing porcelain veneers with a patient

If you have invested in porcelain veneers, or are considering them, then you know it can be a big decision to make. That’s why you want to be sure that you are doing everything you can to take care of them. In order to keep them in good condition for a long time, it’s important to protect the teeth they are attached to, as well as your surrounding teeth from decay. Keep reading to learn what your cosmetic dentist in Tyler has to share about how you can properly care for your porcelain veneers and maintain good oral health.

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6 Benefits of Getting Lumineers

January 9, 2021

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Woman with Lumineers

When it comes to aesthetic dental treatments, you have a wide variety of different options to choose from. There is a version of veneers that allow you to enhance your smile without the need to make any permanent alterations to the teeth – Lumineers. They come with all sorts of different benefits. Continue reading to learn more from your cosmetic dentist in Tyler about the many advantages of Lumineers.

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5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Dentures

December 29, 2020

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Dentures in Tyler

With modern dental technology, people who are missing teeth have a variety of different options to replace them and get their smile back. One of the most common tooth replacement options is dentures. However, they aren’t made to last forever, and sometimes it is worth it to take them in for repairs or replacement. But how do you know when it’s time? Continue reading to see which signs may indicate that it could be time for new dentures in Tyler.

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Can You Brush Your Dentures Without Taking them Out?

December 10, 2020

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Woman wearing dentures in Tyler

You need to always ensure that your dentures in Tyler are staying clean. Not only is it important for your personal hygiene, but it also helps to increase the life of your dentures before you need to have them replaced. Even though your dentist gave you instructions on how to properly clean your dentures, you are probably wondering if there is a more efficient way. Read on to learn if cleaning dentures is as effective if you are still wearing them as well as some tips to keep your false teeth in excellent shape.

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The Power of Having a Beautiful Smile

November 7, 2020

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woman smiling after seeing her dentist in Tyler

Smiling is something we do every single day, often without even thinking about it. But your smile holds much more power than you may have realized. Research has shown that having a gorgeous grin can tremendously benefit your professional and social lives, as well as your mental health. Check out what a dentist in Tyler has to say about the importance of having an attractive smile.

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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

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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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