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3 Holiday Foods to Avoid with Dentures

November 10, 2022

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Two women decorating a Christmas treeIf you’ve recently replaced your missing teeth with dentures or dental implants, you have a great reason to smile for the holidays. As you gather with friends and family, you’ll be surrounded by many of your favorite seasonal foods. Although your new teeth will closely look and feel natural, you might notice some slight differences when eating certain foods. You can avoid discomfort and embarrassment by skipping 3 popular holiday staples.

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Invest in Dental Implants Before Your Insurance Expires

October 14, 2022

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Image of a single dental implantIf you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to replace your missing teeth with dental implants, this is it! There is still time to use your dental insurance to offset the cost. Contrary to what you might have heard, you can use your coverage to treat tooth loss; however, there are a few things you should know when budgeting for your new smile. 

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How Does Dental Insurance Work?

September 4, 2022

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Molar, glasses, calculator, and dental insurance formBrushing and flossing are only half the care your smile needs to stay healthy. Your oral health also relies on regular appointments with a dentist. Dental insurance allows you to benefit from the high-quality services you need for affordable rates. While 156 million Americans have dental insurance, less than 3% of people meet or exceed their annual limits. If you don’t use all your coverage before the end of the year, you can lose hundreds to thousands of dollars that could have been spent on your smile. Dental insurance can be confusing, but don’t throw money down the drain. You pay your premiums every month, so why not use your benefits? Here’s how your coverage works to achieve the healthy smile you deserve.

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5 Back-to-School Tips to Prevent Dental Emergencies

August 10, 2022

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parent helping child brush their teeth

Every year around this time, kids around the country begin preparing to return to school. While this often includes buying new clothes and school supplies, there is one aspect of back-to-school prep that shouldn’t be overlooked: your little one’s oral health. To help your child prevent dental emergencies during the new school year, read on to learn five helpful oral health and hygiene tips.

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Cosmetic Dentistry for Kids and Teens

July 11, 2022

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group of kids who underwent cosmetic dentistry smiling

Valued at over $23 billion in 2018, it’s undeniable that the global cosmetic dentistry market brings in a ton of money each year. This is because many people are unsatisfied with their smiles and want to achieve beautiful beams that boost their confidence in their pearly whites. Children and teens aren’t exempt from the desire to achieve a gorgeous grin.

With the entire internet full of influencers with bright, white, and uniform smiles, it makes sense that they’d want to look like their favorite internet stars. If your little one is interested in cosmetic dentistry, read on to learn about a few treatments that are safe for them to get.

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Should I Whiten My Teeth With Charcoal?

May 17, 2022

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Woman holding toothbrush with activated charcoal toothpaste

You’ve probably heard of activated charcoal if you’re considering DIY teeth whitening. On social media and elsewhere, the material is hyped as a miracle whitener that can give you instant results with low cost and effort. But Internet forums and word-of-mouth aren’t exactly reliable, fact-checked sources. Should you trust what you’re hearing and get in on this trend?

As it turns out, claims of charcoal’s whitening effects are greatly exaggerated. See for yourself in this summary on activated charcoal — its traits, risks, and why to get professional whitening instead.

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Struggling with Bad Breath? Here’s the Cause and How You Can Fix It

April 6, 2022

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Man grimacing at bad breath

Yuck! How can this be? You brushed your teeth before leaving for work this morning, but your breath still smells. You have an important meeting with your boss in a few minutes and you just used your last mint. What could be causing your bad breath?

Your mouth smells for a reason, but it may not be what you would expect. Here are some of the causes of bad breath and the best ways you can stop it in its tracks.

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How to Dodge Dental Emergencies While Enjoying St. Patrick’s Day

March 4, 2022

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green beer for st. patrick’s day

Are you looking forward to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? It is a great occasion to gather with friends and family to enjoy some laughs and Irish beer, plus delicious foods. Even though this day of wearing green is something to get excited about, it does pose some risks for your smile. Your emergency dentist in Houston is here to help so you don’t end up with oral health issues. Continue reading to learn some tips to prevent dental drama on March 17.

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What Do I Do If I Chipped My Tooth?

February 4, 2022

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image of chipped tooth in Houston

Having a chipped tooth can be alarming, especially if you’re not sure if it is or isn’t a dental emergency. Regardless of how it happened, you should definitely seek medical care as soon as possible. In the meantime, there are several measures you can take to protect your soft tissue from further damage. Keep reading to learn four steps for dealing with a chipped tooth.

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What Foods Will Help My Teeth Whitening Treatment Last?

November 4, 2021

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woman eating strawberries

When you invest in professional teeth whitening treatment, you want to ensure that it lasts as long as possible. You may be aware of foods you shouldn’t eat that can ruin whitening, but did you know there are foods you can choose to extend its effectiveness?

Keep reading to learn about foods that are beneficial for teeth whitening treatment.

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