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How Porcelain Veneers Can Instantly Straighten Your Smile

July 13, 2021

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If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, you might be looking for solutions to achieve a straighter smile. Traditional orthodontic treatments, like metal braces and Invisalign, can take anywhere from a few months to a few years to complete. Some adults might not want to pursue those methods because they’re lengthy, inconvenient, and uncomfortable. Fortunately, there’s an option for instant orthodontics – porcelain veneers! Read along to learn more about this solution.

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Can Chewing Gum Boost My Dental Health?

June 2, 2021

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Young woman blowing a bubble with chewing gumYou know candy and sugary treats aren’t good for your smile, so you might have cut back on your gum chewing over the years. Despite what you might have heard, chewing gum can actually boost your dental health. Although you’ll want to choose one that’s sugarless, here are a few ways reaching for a piece of gum can support a healthy smile.

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3 Warning Signs That You Have an Impacted Wisdom Tooth

May 15, 2021

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Teeth are valuable tools that are essential to leading a healthy and fulfilling life. Unfortunately, they don’t always emerge from the gums correctly. Thus, one of the problems that many people face is tooth impaction. This can lead to wisdom tooth pain and other issues. As you continue reading, a local dentist lists 3 warning signs that you have an impacted tooth.

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How to Take Care of Your Mouth After a Wisdom Tooth Extraction

April 27, 2021

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Every year, approximately five million people in the United States have their wisdom teeth removed. This is because a large percentage of people don’t have enough room in their mouth for them to erupt properly, so they can cause issues. While no extraction is a pleasant experience, when you follow your dentist’s instructions, you will have a much easier time bouncing back. Continue reading to learn more about how long it takes to recover from a wisdom tooth removal and what you can do to help the process go smoothly.

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Cosmetic Dentistry is Not Just for Celebrities

March 19, 2021

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There is a good reason why a gorgeous set of teeth is often called a “Hollywood smile.” Maybe you’ve noticed how a lot of your favorite celebrities have perfect smiles, and that’s likely because they’ve had cosmetic dentistry done. Did you know that Tom Cruise, Miley Cyrus, George Clooney, and many more stars have porcelain veneers? They’re not alone! Keep reading to learn about how porcelain veneers can also benefit you.

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4 Dentist-Approved Valentine’s Day Gifts for a Loved One

February 4, 2021

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Are you indecisive about what you should get your loved ones for Valentine’s Day? You already picked up some beautiful red roses, but it doesn’t feel like enough. They will be beautiful to look at, but you want to get something more practical as well. Whether you are choosing some extra gifts for your significant other, friend, or family member, it can be difficult to know what to choose. Since there will be so much smiling going on during this holiday, why not get them a little something for their smile? Continue reading for a few Valentine’s Day dental gift suggestion from a dentist in Deer Park.

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Binge-Watching and Your Oral Health

January 21, 2021

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If you’re being honest with yourself, 2020 probably left you a great deal of free time, and you‘re definitely not alone. What better time than during a world pandemic to catch up on some of your favorite TV shows and start the ones you had not had the time for yet? From 2019 to 2020,, Netflix subscriptions launched from 5 million to a shocking 167 million! When it comes to binge-watching TV, there is almost always a snack or beverage involved, and you might be surprised to hear that your Deer Park dentist says this seemingly harmless activity could be negatively affecting your oral health. Keep reading to learn more.

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New Year, New You, and a New Smile

December 28, 2020

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This year is finally coming to an end, and you’re probably still hashing out your resolutions for next year. Have you considered adding a smile enhancement to the list? There has never been a better time to give yourself the gift of healthier and better-looking teeth. Keep reading to learn what your Deer Park cosmetic dentist has to say about why the beginning of a new year is the best time to start taking better care of your smile and how you can do it.

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How to Care for Your Smile This Thanksgiving

November 25, 2020

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Are you ready for Thanksgiving to finally arrive? Preparing a huge meal with friends and family is a lot of fun and rewarding. However, your smile may not be looking forward to it quite as much. In fact, the holiday season may just be the worst time of year for your teeth. The good news is that there are some steps you can take to keep them healthy. Continue reading to learn some tips from your dentist in Deer Park about keep up good holiday oral health.

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How to Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits Before 2021

September 4, 2020

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According to the National Association of Dental Plans, less than 3% of people with PPO dental plans typically reach or exceed their plans’ annual maximum. That means a whopping 97% of people essentially leave money on the table by not using up all their dental insurance benefits each year! Before the fall and winter holiday season reaches full swing, you should take advantage of your remaining dental insurance benefits. Taking action before the end of the year could save you money and help ensure you enter the new year with a healthy smile! Below is some helpful information on how you can maximize your dental insurance benefits before 2021.

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