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2019 Dental Insurance — It’s Time to Use It or Lose It

October 18, 2019

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31st in red on calendar

Dental insurance is a valuable asset. It can help you get the preventive care you need, and it is a financial safety net in case you ever need some restorative treatment for your smile. But if you only use your dental coverage for emergencies, or you do not attend preventive appointments as often as you should, you are not getting your money’s worth from your insurance. Let’s talk about why and how you should make efforts to use your 2019 benefits to the full before December 31.

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Pacifiers Q&A

October 24, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — texasdentistry @ 2:49 pm
Baby with pacifierPacifiers, they are life savers sometimes. We know the struggle Mom and Dad.
But let’s make sure we break the habit at the right time.
 
Dr. Lindley and Dr. Curtis did a short Q&A for us. Call us if you have any questions regarding your child’s pacifier habits.
 
Q: Why are they bad?
A: The developing facial features and mouths infants, babies, and toddlers can be greatly effected by forces placed on them and can be moved in undesirable ways. The forces pacifiers place on the mouth can be detrimental and may lead to the need for braces in the future.
 

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What the Cheese!

July 19, 2017

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Cheese wedgeDid you know that cheese is good for your teeth?

According to a new study from the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), cheese protects your pearly whites from acid erosion—the breakdown of enamel brought on by coffee, tea, wine, soda, and so on. (more…)

What To Know Before Whitening

April 5, 2017

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Teeth whiteningSo, you need a cleaning before you even think about whitening your teeth? WHAT?! Yes. A cleaning is recommended for all patients prior to whitening. Keep reading as to why this is important. 

Chasidy and Allison have teamed up to shed some light on the importance of a cleaning, also known as a Prophylaxis. Prophy for short.. Because who has time to spell out P R O P H Y L A X I S? We have some information on the difference between a basic cleaning vs. deep cleaning. Allison will also explain what Periodontal Maintenance is. (we say Perio for short. Because c’mon, the time.. Am I right?) (more…)

Sugar, how much is TOO much?

March 14, 2017

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CandyEveryone needs a sugar fix every now and then. Right? But, is too much sugar bad for you?

Added sugar contains no essential nutrients and is bad for your teeth. (So remember to brush after your sugar intakes) Added sugars, like sucrose and high fructose corn syrup contain a whole bunch of calories with absolutely no essential nutrients.

When people eat up to 10-12% of calories as sugar or more, this can become a major problem and contribute to nutrient deficiencies. Sugar, again is harmful to your teeth because it provides easily digestible energy for the bad bacteria in the mouth. (more…)

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