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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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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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What Can I Do About My Small Teeth?

November 4, 2021

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dentist shows patient her teeth x-ray

Beavers have incisors that grow continuously throughout their life, so their habit of chewing through hard objects like trees helps to trim their teeth down. That seems like a lot to have to deal with, but there are humans who face the opposite predicament.

Some people have teeth they consider to be too small and wish they would start growing once again. Teeth that develop small or only appear smaller than average are called microdontia. This can affect a single tooth or all of them, and it is a hereditary condition.

Keep reading to learn some reasons adults can have small teeth and ways your cosmetic dentist in Fort Worth can help.

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Why Is Root Canal Therapy Good News?

September 17, 2021

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Woman needing root canal therapy

When you’ve been told that you’re in need of root canal therapy, you may be dread having such an “excruciating” procedure. However, this actually isn’t the case. Root canal therapy is a very common procedure that can help to restore teeth that have been decayed, injured, or otherwise damaged and prevent the need for an extraction. It is best to put root canals’ bad reputation aside and look at it in a more positive light. Continue reading to learn more about why root canals are necessary and their benefits.

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5 Common Emergency Dentistry Procedures

June 10, 2021

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Man in pain from a dental emergencyIf you’re like many people, you probably never expect a dental emergency to interrupt your day, but 1 in 6 Americans has one annually. As with any emergency, time is of the highest importance. You don’t want to lose valuable minutes because you’re concerned about the treatment you’re going to need. There isn’t any reason for unnecessary stress. Although every situation is unique, here are 5 of the most common procedures used in emergency dentistry.

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Benefit from Early Detection with an Oral Cancer Screening

April 27, 2021

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Dentist in Hulen holding oral cancer cardYou might believe tooth decay and gum disease are the only dangers to your smile, but there is another threat that might be lingering in your mouth. Although you may never expect it to happen to you, nearly 54,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral or oropharyngeal cancer annually. Thankfully, your dentist in Hulen can perform the screening you need to spot cancerous and precancerous cells. You can benefit from the power of early detection during your next semi-annual cleaning and checkup.

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Can Eroded Enamel Be Repaired?

March 8, 2021

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Man holding his mouth in pain and holding a popsicle in his other hand

You’ve been experiencing some dental sensitivity when sipping your morning cup of coffee or hot tea, so you decided to visit the dentist. This is when you learn that your enamel has started to wear down and that is what has been causing your dental pain. How did it wear down? Can it be repaired? Keep reading to find out what can cause enamel wear and what can be done to repair it.

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