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3 Ways that Toothpicks Can Be Dangerous

February 7, 2023

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Person holding a toothpick and covering their mouth

When you’ve just finished with a plate of ribs or a bucket of popcorn, it’s natural to want to clean between your teeth as quickly as possible. Many people reach for a toothpick to do that; after all, they’re portable enough to use anywhere.

However, toothpicks are typically not recommended by dentists for cleaning between teeth. If you want to know why that is, and what you should use instead, here’s a guide that can offer you an explanation.

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Can a Dentist Fix a Gap Between Teeth?

December 3, 2022

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woman with a gap between her front teeth

Having a gap between your two front teeth can be either something you fully embrace or try to hide. Many people tend to smile with their mouths closed and avoid speaking when surrounded by others. Known as diastema, this common occurrence is not something to be scared of or worried about; however, a dentist with the right training and experience can help to close the gap, allowing you to see a new and improved you. But what is diastema? Learn more about it and how a visit to your local dentist’s office can give you the smile you desire.

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Tips to Support Your Smile for National Dental Hygiene Month

October 4, 2022

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father and son flossing

People may be thinking about Halloween when October rolls around, but that’s only at the end of the month. Meanwhile, every day in October is part of National Dental Hygiene Month! When you have a plan, good oral hygiene doesn’t take that much effort and it makes an enormous difference in the long-term outlook of your smile. You may know brushing and flossing inside and out, but there’s more to it. Keep reading to learn some simple-yet-effective oral hygiene tips in Sugar Land!  

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5 Dental Emergencies That Turned Pretty Strange

September 7, 2022

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A patient suffering a dental emergency

Even if it’s dangerous, a dental emergency usually involves common problems. In other words, it might stem from a toothache, a chipped tooth, or some knocked-out teeth. However, sometimes the emergency can get really weird. In fact, there have been patients who had dental issues that are hard to believe. If you want proof, take it from your local Sugarland dentist. Read on to learn five dental emergencies that turned pretty strange pretty quickly.

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Can Diabetics Be Candidates for Dental Implants?

August 22, 2022

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Hands checking blood sugarAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 10 adults has diabetes. The condition affects the body’s ability to regulate blood glucose, which can have negative consequences for your health and quality of life with no treatment. However, your dental health is also at risk. Diabetics have 15% more tooth loss than those without the condition. It’s easy to manage diabetes with medications and a healthy lifestyle, but if you weren’t able to avoid tooth loss, you have several options to replace your missing teeth. Besides bridges and dentures, dental implants can also treat lost teeth. As the only method of creating the root and crown, they are the next best thing to your real teeth, but are dental implants safe for diabetics?

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Is Vitamin D the Secret to Dental Implant Success?

July 29, 2022

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Foods containing vitamin DMore than 500,000 people annually are choosing dental implants to replace their lost teeth. With over a 95% success rate, they are proven to last for decades with the right care. Not to mention, they are nearly perfect replicas of your real teeth. Various factors contribute to the lifespan of a dental implant. Brushing, flossing, and regular dental care can safeguard your new smile from failure, but is there more you could be doing? Yes! Believe it or not, spending a few minutes outdoors can protect your investment. Here’s how vitamin D can ensure your dental implants last for a lifetime.

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Can You Get Dental Implants After Menopause?

May 16, 2022

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woman smiling with dental implants in Sugar Land

One of the best methods for replacing missing teeth is dental implants. Not only will they restore your smile, but you can expect them to last a lifetime with proper care! However, the treatment can become challenging if you’ve been through menopause. Read on to learn how your smile and the success of your dental implants can be affected following this transition.

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5 Important Tips to Know About Dental Implants

April 6, 2022

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example of dental implant

Are you missing one or more teeth? One of the best ways to replace lost pearly whites is dental implants. Whether you need a crown or dentures—this restorative treatment can provide the support you need for a healthy smile! But even with their essential benefits on your dental health, this procedure is often misunderstood. Keep reading to learn five tips on what to expect from dental implants.

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Eating & Drinking After All-On-4 Surgery

November 6, 2021

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Older woman smiling after All-On-4 surgeryIf you’re ready to replace your missing teeth permanently, an implant denture is the solution for you. You can have a complete smile again in just one day with All-On-4. Fewer posts are used to support your denture without compromising the benefits. Best of all, you won’t go without any teeth while your jawbone heals. You’ll walk out of your All-On-4 surgery with a nearly perfect replica of your real teeth, but you won’t be having steak for dinner. Here’s what you need to know about eating and drinking after your procedure.

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Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt? What You Need to Know

October 8, 2021

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man talking to cosmetic dentist in Sugar Land

If you’re unhappy with how your smile looks, you may be considering a visit to your cosmetic dentist. Whether you have noticeable tooth stains, crooked teeth, or a gummy smile, there are a number of cosmetic dental treatments that can correct imperfections and give you a grin you’ll be dying to show off. Even so, some patients are hesitant about undergoing a cosmetic dental procedure for fear that it might be painful. Read on to learn about what you can expect from cosmetic treatments in Sugar Land.

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