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Is Salt Good for Your Smile?

December 16, 2022

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Hands holding saltYour body requires a small amount of sodium to function at its best; however, too much of a good thing can increase your risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 500,000 deaths annually are related to high blood pressure. Reducing sodium intake can prevent thousands of deaths, but can less salt harm your dental health? Although too much sodium can be bad for your body, salt can lead to better dental health. Here’s how it can impact your smile without harming your health.

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Solutions to Treat 4 Common Cosmetic Dental Flaws

November 15, 2022

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Happy woman with an attractive smilePeople with attractive teeth are viewed as younger, confident, and successful. Unfortunately, not everyone likes the way their teeth look. If you’re embarrassed by discolored, broken, or missing teeth, you aren’t alone, but you don’t have to live with the insecurities any longer. Your cosmetic dentist can turn the smile of your dreams into reality. Here’s how they can fix 4 common dental flaws to create the stunning smile you desire.

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Why Your Smile Doesn’t Have to Be Scary This Halloween

October 5, 2022

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Mom with three kids in Halloween costumes eating candy

Halloween is always full of spooky sights, from vampires to goblins, witches to warlocks. However, as a holiday associated with sugary treats, Halloween can also be a frightening time for your children’s oral health. Eating lots of sugar can increase the risk of tooth decay. Fortunately, with a little planning, it is possible to navigate the fall festivities while maintaining a healthy smile. Keep reading below for some Halloween advice from a Ft. Worth dentist.  

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Can an Untreated Tooth Infection Kill You?

September 20, 2022

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person holding cheek in pain

If you’ve ever had a toothache, you know how much harder it can make things. Eating, sleeping, working, and just making it through your day can be daunting tasks when your tooth is in constant pain. There are a variety of different things that can cause a toothache, such as dental procedures, trauma to the tooth, cavities, gum disease, or a cracked tooth. Though not all causes of toothaches are that bad, tooth infections can be bad news for your overall health. Read on to learn about how a tooth infection can be harmful, signs that you have one, and how to prevent it.

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What to Do for a Lost Dental Filling

August 11, 2022

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A patient with a lost dental filling

If you’ve had a cavity or two in the past, then you know what dental fillings are. Specifically, they’re composite materials that fill a damaged tooth’s interior space. However, did you know dental fillings can fail over time? Indeed, they can fall out of your mouth in the right circumstances. When that happens, fixing the problem depends on following the proper steps. To learn more, here’s a summary of five things you should do for a lost dental filling.

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Can My Chipped Tooth Heal?

July 14, 2022

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A smile with a chipped tooth

Let’s say you’ve just chipped one of your teeth. Depending on the situation, your smile might have suffered some severe damage. Even so, you’re hoping your chipped tooth will heal. After all, don’t all body parts recover that way? As it turns out, though, that hope is misplaced: chipped teeth need urgent dental treatment. To learn more, here’s a summary of why a chipped tooth won’t heal, why to see your dentist, and your potential treatment options.

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Should I Be Concerned About the Bump on My Gums?

May 3, 2022

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Man pointing to his gums.

It can be quite startling to discover a bump on your gums while you’re brushing your teeth! But before you begin to panic, it’s important to establish whether the bump is harmless or something that could potentially turn into a problem. Here are some of the common causes for bumps appearing on your gums, along with some signs for when you should schedule a visit with your dentist.

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Is a Tooth Infection Life-Threatening?

March 11, 2022

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Woman with toothache at dentistMany people believe an occasional toothache is completely normal; however, unexplainable dental pain is never a good sign. It can indicate a serious problem, but is it life-threatening? If you have a relentless toothache keeping you awake at night, here’s why you shouldn’t wait to see your emergency dentist

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Does a Broken Denture Qualify as a Dental Emergency?

February 16, 2022

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A hand holding a broken denture

At first, a broken denture might seem like a big deal to you. It’s an appliance, after all, not a set of your natural teeth. However, this damage can cause severe problems if not treated quickly. In fact, the situation qualifies as a dental emergency! To prove these claims, your Fort Worth dentist is here with some evidence. Read on to learn why broken dentures count as a dental emergency and how a dentist can fix them.

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Evolution of Cosmetic History Throughout Time

January 20, 2022

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Birdseye view of dental chair for cosmetic dentistryA beautiful smile means everything in today’s world. Straight, white, attractive teeth boast confidence, youth, intelligence, and success. Unfortunately, not everyone is born with naturally attractive smiles. You don’t have to live with the insecurities or judgment associated with stained, chipped, or crooked teeth. Cosmetic dentistry can give you the picture-perfect smile you deserve. Although you might believe it’s a relatively new dental specialty, even ancient civilizations desired stunning smiles. Thankfully, you don’t have to rely on urine or shaving your teeth to get the results you want anymore. Here’s how common cosmetic dentistry procedures have evolved throughout the centuries.

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