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Do Teeth in the Back of the Mouth Need to Be Replaced?

October 19, 2023

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Missing tooth

When you lose a permanent tooth, your dentist will bring up tooth replacement options to fill in the gap and restore your smile. However, if you’re missing a tooth in the back of your mouth, no one will notice that it’s not there, so is there really a point in replacing it? The truth is that there are many risks that come up when there is a missing tooth in any area of your mouth, even if you can’t see it. Here are some of the most prominent ones.


Interproximal Reduction – How Does It Work?

October 5, 2023

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Woman smiling with straight teeth

If you’re eager to achieve a straighter smile without showing off a mouthful of metal brackets and wires, Invisalign is likely a great option for you. However, for some patients, the dentist may recommend an interproximal reduction before beginning the treatment process. Continue reading to learn what interproximal reduction is, what to expect, and how this can improve your smile.


What Are the Different Types of Tooth Pain? Let Us Explain

September 13, 2023

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Man has tooth pain

Toothaches hurt, but different toothaches can hurt differently. One toothache might be sharp and throbbing while another one might be dull and aching. It might only be noticeable while eating or suddenly become unbearable just before you go to bed. A toothache can strike anywhere at any time, and while it can sometimes be resolved by brushing and flossing, other times it can require the attention of an emergency dentist. Here’s a brief breakdown of the different ways a toothache can hurt to help you determine what kind of toothache you have.


What Causes Sore and Inflamed Gums in Kids?

August 11, 2023

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Laughing child

Healthy gums are every bit as important as healthy teeth for a pretty smile, and forgetting to take care of them can have serious consequences for the health of the rest of your body. The same nasty germs that cause tooth decay can also hurt their gums, and only regular cleaning at home and visits to your dentist will keep their smile healthy for life. To make matters worse, bacteria won’t go easy on someone just because they’re a kid. Here’s what kids need to know about gingivitis and why taking good care of their gums is so important.


Is It Possible to Speed Up Invisalign Treatment? Here’s the Answer!

July 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — texasdentistry @ 5:14 pm
Smiling patient holding up Invisalign clear aligner

There’s an unexpected perk of Invisalign: the average treatment timeline is only 12-18 months. As a result, you can straighten your teeth more quickly and discreetly than ever before! With that said, it’s very common for patients to want to work through their series of aligners even faster, which is understandable when your dream smile is on the other end. In short, if you’ve been wondering if it’s possible to speed up your Invisalign treatment, here’s the answer.

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