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A Sip Too Far: Protecting Your Child’s Smile from Juice-Fueled Cavities

April 12, 2024

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Child with no cavities smiling as they sip juice

When it comes to fruit, there’s hardly a better way to enjoy it than in a cup with some ice. Even adults aren’t immune to the charms of these delicious beverages! But while juice may seem like a healthy choice, it can cause cavities and other dental issues for your child. If you want to learn how you can protect your little one’s smile from cavities without banning juice, continue reading.

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Surprising Facts About Children’s Dental Health

February 14, 2024

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Young girl in dentist’s chair pointing to her tooth

February is Children’s Dental Health Month, dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of good oral hygiene and regular dental care for children. Although baby teeth only last for a few years before falling out, they are essential for your little one’s oral health and development. Losing even a single tooth too soon can have lasting consequences for their dental health. Here are some surprising facts you should know about children’s dental health.

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How Can I Reward My Child for Brushing Their Teeth?

January 12, 2024

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Child smiles

While the greatest reward of practicing proper oral hygiene is having pretty and healthy teeth, small children will probably need some encouragement to do so until they can understand that. Recent studies have shown that praising a child for brushing their teeth can lead to them brushing more frequently and thoroughly. Here’s how to praise your child to help them develop excellent oral hygiene habits.

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Cosmetic Bonding or Porcelain Veneers: Which Cosmetic Dental Option Is Right for Me?

October 13, 2023

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Woman shows off smile

Many people are interested in improving their smile cosmetically. A beautiful smile can be both a social and professional asset that can restore your confidence and pave the way to new opportunities. Two ways your dentist can help you achieve your ideal smile are cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers, and which one is right for you depends on your budget, how much time you have available, and how severe your dental damage is. Here’s what you should know about the differences between cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers as well as what issues they are best for.

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3 Reasons Why Your Dentist May Recommend a Tooth Extraction

September 8, 2023

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When you talk with a dentist about your oral health, they’re generally just as interested in protecting your oral health as you are. As a result, they want to keep your natural teeth around for as long as possible, just like you do.

That’s why there’s usually a very good reason when your dentist tells you that you need a tooth extraction. It’s not something that any dental professional would recommend lightly, in no small part because they usually have to justify their call to their patients. Here are a few reasons why your dentist may recommend that for you.

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Should You Worry About Getting a Dry Socket?

August 24, 2023

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If you’ve just had a tooth pulled, you’re likely glad to be done with treatment. You can now put this experience behind you. Still, you might have lingering concerns about your recovery. In particular, you may worry about getting a dry socket. However, there’s really not much to fear. So long as you follow the post-op instructions, you can avoid a dry socket. As for what these guidelines are, here’s a summary of them from your local Copperas Cove dentist.

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5 Signs You Should Replace Your Dentures

July 7, 2023

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dentist holding model of dentures

Do you have partial, full, or implant dentures for gaps in your smile? These are a great way to gain back some of your bite power and feel more confident in your beam. Though dentures can last several years, identifying the ideal time to renew them is crucial for your oral well-being. Whether you wear them now or are considering dentures, grasp these vital signs for a better experience. Read on to explore these five indicators that it is time for replacement.

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Why Dentures Aren’t Just for Seniors

June 8, 2023

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pregnant person smiling on pink background

Dentures, often associated with the elderly, have a much wider range of applications than commonly believed. While it’s true that they are commonly used by seniors, dentures are not limited to this age group alone. In fact, people of various age groups can benefit from dentures for a variety of reasons. Whether it’s due to tooth loss, injury, or other dental conditions, dentures offer a practical and effective solution for restoring oral function and enhancing one’s smile. Keep reading to discover a few examples that illustrate how dentures are not exclusive to older patients.

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Dental Health Tips for Mother’s Day

May 1, 2023

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Mother hugging smiling infantMother’s Day is right around the corner. While you enjoy a day of appreciation and gratitude, give your smile the attention it deserves. Raising a family is difficult, which means your own needs are often put on hold. After a long day of shuffling kids to and from school and responsibilities around the home, it’s easy to crawl into bed without brushing your teeth. With your oral health connected to your general wellness, healthy teeth and gums are more important than ever. Here are a few tips to promote a healthy smile for Mother’s Day.

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How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Turn Back The Clock On Your Smile

April 12, 2023

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Seniors with beautiful smiles

If you’re on the older side, you might have noticed your teeth start to change with age. Even if you’re diligent with your dental hygiene, you may have noticed that your teeth have started to yellow, or that your gums have started to recede.

These changes are natural, but that doesn’t mean that you have to live with them. Cosmetic dentistry allows your dentist to take years off of your smile, often within just a few appointments! If you’re wondering how, here are some treatments that could potentially counteract the effects of aging.

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