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Stansbury Dental Blog

3 Tooth-Friendly Gift Ideas for Stocking Stuffers

November 8, 2022

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an example of stocking stuffers in Tyler

Now that we’re in the holiday months, you’re likely getting ready for the gift-giving season. If you’re a parent, one of the biggest highlights of the festivities is to watch your children open their presents and sift through their stocking stuffers. While candy and other tasty snacks are popular gift ideas, most of us know how detrimental they are to your little one’s oral health. Keep reading to learn about three smile-friendly ideas you should consider for stocking stuffers this year!


How Long Can You Expect Your Dental Crown to Last?

October 14, 2022

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Dental crown being placed on tooth

When you first get a dental crown to protect your weakened or damaged tooth, one of the biggest questions on your mind is likely to be, “How long will it last?” After all, no dental restoration can be expected to last forever; sooner or later your crown will need to be replaced. So exactly when will that be? Here’s what you need to know about the average dental crown lifespan – and what you can do to help extend it.


Why Should Seniors Consider a Dental Membership Plan?

September 7, 2022

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Senior man smiling at the dentist

Approximately 75 percent of Americans have dental insurance. However, since many seniors are no longer working and aren’t receiving dental benefits through their employers, many find that they can no longer afford proper oral care. But dental care is important at any age, especially for seniors. If you’re no longer covered by your employer’s insurance, there is another option for getting the dental care you need: a membership plan. Read on to learn how one can benefit you.


How a Vegetarian Diet Affects Oral Health

August 19, 2022

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A vegan diet that affects your oral health

There are many reasons why people might eat a vegetarian or vegan diet. For some, it’s for the sake of improving their physical fitness. Others, meanwhile, avoid meat or animal products out of ethical concerns. However, you likely haven’t considered how a vegan diet affects your oral health. Apparently, it can harm your pearly whites if you’re not careful. Still, you can avoid that pitfall with help from your Tyler dentist. Read on to learn ways vegan eating can hurt teeth and some related oral health tips.


Why Should I Replace My Metal Fillings?

August 17, 2022

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3D illustration of metal fillings

If you previously received metal fillings, you might not see any need to switch them out. After all, your dentist thought they were good enough at the time of treatment. Why should you bother with new ones at this point? Well, science has since learned that these amalgam fillings have serious problems. Plus, better, tooth-colored models are now available. To learn more, here’s a summary of why to replace metal fillings with updated versions.


6 Tips to Make Your Next Dental Checkup Easier

July 7, 2022

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Woman smiling during her dental checkup and cleaning

Are you ready for your next dental checkup? Visiting your dentist twice a year for these quick and easy appointments is a crucial way to keep your smile looking and feeling its best for years to come. However, it’s likely that dental checkups aren’t always on your mind, so you may feel a bit unprepared when yours is on the horizon. Not to worry! Here are six easy tips that will help make your next dental appointment easier.


4 Reasons Why Dental Implants Are So Successful

June 4, 2022

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Patient holding a model of dental implants.

Dental implants are in a class of their own when it comes to replacing missing teeth, with an incredible success rate of over 95%! These tiny titanium posts have changed the lives and smiles of many for the better—but how do they do it? Keep reading to learn more about four factors that contribute to the success of dental implants.


Have a Special Event? Here’s When to Start Teeth Whitening

May 10, 2022

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man smiling at a wedding in Tyler

Are you planning on attending a wedding or a special event? If so, then you’re probably considering ways to look your best for the date. Other than a fancy outfit, having a brighter smile can significantly improve your appearance and confidence. You might also be wondering: how close to an event should I whiten my teeth? Read on to learn about the whitening treatments, when you should start them, and how to maintain their results!


The Difference Between Crowns and Fillings

April 21, 2022

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person thinking about the difference between crowns and fillings

From cavities to injuries to serious tooth infections, there are several reasons why someone might need to have their smile restored. Dental crowns and fillings are two things that are commonly used to do just that. Though they serve similar purposes at times, there are still some key differences between the two. Read on to learn about the difference between crowns and fillings as well as how they can be used to repair your smile.


4 Common Reasons People Don’t Visit Their Dentist

March 7, 2022

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woman running from dentist in Tyler

Have you ever experienced a dental fear, or a hesitation to visit your dentist? If so, you aren’t alone. Many people feel afraid to schedule an appointment for their dental health, and for various reasons. However, your dentist in Tyler ensures there’s nothing you should worry about when it comes to keeping your smile clean and safe. Read on to learn the four common reasons people don’t see their dentists and how to overcome them!

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