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How Your Dentist Protects You During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 5, 2020

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happy female dental team member smiling behind mask

Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, your local dental team had a relatively simple procedure for preparing to see patients. They would carefully wash their hands, don fresh personal protective equipment (PPE), and make sure they were using sterile instruments. Now, however, they must put forth extra effort. Enhanced dental safety protocols help to ensure that patients and dental team members remain healthy and safe. In this blog post, we’ll discuss a few of the precautions that your dentist in Southlake is taking to create a safe practice environment.

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Keeping Up with Your Dental Hygiene Through the Quarantine

April 5, 2020

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oral hygiene supplies for maintaining healthy mouth during quarantineSeveral months ago, COVID-19 may have seemed like nothing more than a news item affecting a distant part of the world. Now, however, it has affected virtually every aspect of daily life — and dentistry is no exception. Many dental offices are only providing emergency and urgent treatment at this time. Routine and non-urgent procedures have been postponed. What, then, should you do if your dental treatment has been delayed? Follow the tips in this article on keeping up with dental hygiene through the quarantine. Your diligence will prevent new dental problems from developing and stop existing ones from rapidly worsening.

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Thinking About SmileDirectClub? Here’s Why You Should Think Again

March 15, 2020

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illustration of Invisalign aligner being put on teethMillions of people around the world wish they had straighter teeth. They would like to align their smiles as conveniently and inexpensively as possible, which is a big reason why SmileDirectClub is so popular. Are you considering using this teledentistry service? It would be wise to think again. In this article, we’ll talk about some of the big drawbacks to SmileDirectClub and discuss why you should opt for Invisalign in Southlake, TX instead.

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Why Healthy Digestion Depends on a Healthy Mouth

July 13, 2019

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woman happily eating When you hear the word “digestion,” what comes to mind? If you’re like most people, probably your stomach and maybe even your intestines, right? The truth of the matter is that the process actually starts in your mouth with chewing, meaning your teeth are essential to your body being able to absorb all the nutrients it needs from the food you eat. So what happens to your digestion if your teeth aren’t in the best shape? Your dentist in Southlake discusses how an unhealthy mouth can impact much more than just your smile. (more…)

Tips for Dealing with a Loose Dental Crown in Southlake

June 28, 2019

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Dental CrownWhether it’s due to something you ate or a physical blow, sometimes your dental crown might start to move in your mouth. This can be the sign of a major problem that could threaten the continued functionality of your new tooth. Here’s what need to know about what can cause a loose dental crown in Southlake as well as what you need to do about it.

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Picking the Right Color for Your Dental Crowns in Southlake

June 20, 2019

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Dental crowns of different shadesWhen you get a dental crown to restore a broken tooth, you’ll naturally want the resulting smile to be as beautiful and natural looking as possible. This means that your dentist will have to make sure that your new tooth fits in with the rest of your pearly-whites – and that often requires a bit of an artistic eye. Here’s how a dentist uses color matching to create dental crowns in Southlake.

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How Do Implants Affect Bone Density in Southlake?

May 19, 2019

Filed under: Implant Dentistry — Tags: — Dr. Ravi Doctor @ 11:56 pm

Dental implants offer many advantages, not the least of which is a strong and attractive looking smile. While you and other admire the appearance of your replacement teeth, titanium posts below the gum line provide stability and even promote the growth of healthy bone tissue. In fact, there was study of women who have osteoporosis that showed what a difference dental implants could make. Keep reading to learn more about the study and how implants affect bone density in Southlake.

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What Should You Do If You Have Loose Dental Implants in Arlington?

April 10, 2019

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X-ray of implantNo question—dental implants are among the most reliable tooth replacements available. In fact, implants enjoy a success rate over 95 percent. Of course, that doesn’t mean they are impervious to problems. If you suspect that you have loose dental implants in Arlington, then you should contact a dentist immediately. The sooner you seek treatment, the better the chance that the implant can be saved and your smile will remain strong and beautiful.

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Replace Missing Teeth With a Hybrid Bridge in Arlington

March 17, 2019

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry — Tags: — Dr. Ravi Doctor @ 4:08 am

middle age couple smilingTooth loss happens for a variety of reasons: severe decay, advanced gum disease and traumatic injury are some of the most common. But regardless of why you are missing teeth, replacement is very important. A hybrid bridge in Arlington offers the aesthetic value of natural looking false teeth along with the security of dental implants. Read on for more information about this tooth replacement.

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Hybrid Dentures in Southlake Offer Beauty and Security

February 15, 2019

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry — Tags: — Dr. Ravi Doctor @ 4:19 am

older man smilingIf you’ve decided to get dentures in order to remedy tooth loss, then you’ve made a great choice. Dentists have long used dentures to replace all of a patient’s missing teeth. Today, however, you must also decide what kind of dentures you want.  No doubt you know about removable dentures that sit on top of your gums. But did you know that dentures could be attached to dental implants for a stronger foundation? Called hybrid dentures in Southlake, these combine the security of dental implants with the beauty of natural looking false teeth. Read on to learn more about this type of tooth replacement.

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