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Discover How Holiday Stress Can Harm Your Oral Health

December 6, 2019

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a woman holding presents and wearing a Santa hat looking stressed

Holiday stress is a real thing. At first, you may be overcome with joy and happiness as you put up the Christmas tree and decorate your house with lights but over time, the crowds at the mall and daunting thought of hosting a multitude of guests can leave you stressed and wishing for the holidays to quickly pass. Before you pull out all your hair or let bruxism wear down your teeth, discover just how impactful stress can be on your oral health and what you can do to protect your pearly whites from serious damage.


Dental Insurance Benefits Disappear Soon! Schedule Your Visits Now

November 12, 2019

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Computer screen that reads, Dental Benefits

2019 will be over soon and everyone wants to start 2020 with their best foot forward. One great way to do that is to take care of your smile. And if you’re fortunate enough to have dental insurance, you’re in a great position to make it affordable. However, there’s one small catch: Since dental insurance is a “use it or lose it” situation, you have to schedule before your plan expires to avoid losing hundreds of dollars in benefits. Keep reading below to learn how your plan works and how to get the most from your dental insurance benefits. With this information, you’ll not only have a healthier smile but your wallet will thank you! 


Seeing the Whole Picture: Why Dental X-rays are Needed

September 20, 2019

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Dental X-ray

Your dentist sees a lot of things in your mouth that you might not be able to; for example, they can find spots that you accidentally missed while brushing or cavities that are still in their earliest stages. That said, there’s a limit to what even a professional can discover with a simple visual examination, which is why dental X-rays are essential. Read on to learn more about one of your dentist’s most valuable diagnostic tools.


Your Dentist Says These 4 Beverages Can Harm Your Teeth

August 19, 2019

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sparkling water with fruit

Most people don’t drink enough water. It’s pretty much the perfect beverage; it rehydrates you without any extra calories or sugar that can hurt your oral health. Many of us instead choose to consume drinks that are detrimental to our teeth. Read on as a dentist discusses 4 popular beverages that can actually harm your teeth.


Orthodontist Explains the Different Phases of Your Child’s Orthodontic Treatment

July 15, 2019

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Smiling girl in dental chairAccording to the Washington Post, 80 percent of people undergoing orthodontic treatment are 6 to 18 years old. Because orthodontics can be an important part of a child’s dental health, it’s important to understand the process. Did you know that childhood orthodontic care can involve more than just braces? Orthodontics are often broken up into two distinct phases depending on a child’s need. What are they — and will your child need both?


Importance of Men’s Oral Health and Simple Strategies To Improve It

June 1, 2019

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Man in a blue shirt smiling It goes without saying that men and women are very different, and that includes their oral health. In fact, new research in The Journal of Periodontology found that men face different challenges than women and often have poorer oral health as a result. Unfortunately, this can lead to a multitude of problems that affect both their smiles and overall well-being. Since Father’s Day is in June (and it’s also Men’s Health Month), it’s a great time to learn more about men’s oral health and how it can be improved. Find out more below!


4 Things You Should Know before Getting Dental Braces

May 6, 2019

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man smiling braces

Your teeth are crooked. You long to straighten them, but Invisalign seems too expensive and your alignment issues are too advanced for Invisalign to correct. So you turn to a tried-and-true option: traditional dental braces. You’ve seen plenty of people wear them, but how much do you actually know about braces? Well, here are four bits of information that you should know before the brackets are placed on your teeth and you begin treatment. (more…)

5 Interesting Facts You May Not Know about Oral Cancer in Frisco

April 8, 2019

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oral cancer awareness ribbon

You hope that you never have to hear the word cancer when talking with a health professional. But it’s important to be aware of your risks and to take necessary screening precautions so that you can act quickly if you ever do hear it. Did you know that April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month? Now is a great time to increase your knowledge of this specific disease. Here are five facts you may not know about oral cancer in Frisco. (more…)

A Dental Spring Cleaning Can Benefit Your Oral Health in Frisco

March 15, 2019

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toothpaste and dental flossYou probably dragged your feet into the bathroom this morning to do your daily brush and floss before work. When you wiped the sleep from your eyes, you saw the frayed toothbrush bristles and a slightly yellow-tinted handle, and in a panic, tried to remember when the last time you purchased new oral hygiene supplies. It’s time for spring cleaning anyways, so your next room to clear out will definitely be your bathroom. Your oral health in Frisco is important to you, but you notice you need to be better about figuring out when to replace these items, but how do you know?


The Importance of Children’s Dental Health in Frisco

February 12, 2019

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Young girl smilingDid you know that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month? This month brings awareness to the importance of your kids’ oral healthcare. Cavities and decay are some of the most common health issues in children and they cause them to miss millions of school hours each year. That makes oral health and overall health directly linked! Thankfully, your dentist has some ways you can help your children take care of their teeth and gums. Keep reading to learn how to maintain children’s dental health in Frisco.


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