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Should I Go to the Hospital for a Dental Emergency?

February 14, 2022

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Woman with facial pain waiting at emergency dentistIf you never expect a dental emergency to happen to you, you’re not alone. Although you might not think you’re at risk, 1 in 6 adults requires urgent dental care annually. If you find yourself with a knocked-out tooth or throbbing pain, you might head to the closest hospital instinctively. While that’s the logical solution for a medical issue, like a broken bone, it may not be the best decision for your smile. Here’s when you’ll want to skip the hospital and call your emergency dentist.


Just Say No to These Items to Avoid a Dental Emergency

December 4, 2021

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woman eating a lemon slice

A dental emergency usually catches people by surprise, but in retrospect, maybe they were putting their teeth in harm’s way. There are items that definitely elevate your risk for trouble just by putting them in your mouth.

Some might be surprising, while others are obvious. Keep reading to learn from your emergency dentist in Deer Park what things you can avoid to dodge dental distress.


How to Take Care of Your Mouthguard

October 6, 2021

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person putting in their mouthguard in Deer Park

Do you wear a dental guard to protect your teeth from harm? Whether you wear a mouthguard while playing sports to lessen the impact of blows to the face or to prevent tooth grinding while you sleep, it’s important to take good care of your investment. Read on for more information on how to properly care for your dental guard in Deer Park so you reap the benefits to the fullest.


Understanding Your Mouth’s Anatomy is Key for Oral Care

September 4, 2021

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woman with mouth open closeup

If you are visiting a dental care website, you probably understand the importance of your teeth. But there is a lot more going on in your mouth than just your pearly whites. Getting familiar with the other parts of your mouth and how they function paints a more complete picture of why oral care matters.

Some parts of the mouth affect your teeth and gums more than others and are crucial to preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Other parts often display symptoms of diseases such as oral cancer, providing important diagnostic clues for a dentist.


Get the Facts About Flavored Water and Oral Health

August 27, 2021

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Woman drinking a glass of waterWater is crucial to stay hydrated to keep your body healthy, but your smile also relies on it. You know to avoid sodas, juices, and other sugary drinks because they aren’t just bad for your waistline. They can also lead to decay. Flavored waters can seem like the ideal alternative because they provide the hydration you need while adding a splash of flavor, but are they good for your smile? Unfortunately, not all the flavor-infused varieties are beneficial for your teeth. Here’s what you need to know about flavored water and oral health to stay hydrated without compromising your beautiful smile.


How Porcelain Veneers Can Instantly Straighten Your Smile

July 13, 2021

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dentist color-matching porcelain veneers

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.


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.


3 Warning Signs That You Have an Impacted Wisdom Tooth

May 15, 2021

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woman experiencing wisdom tooth pain

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.


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

April 27, 2021

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Girl after wisdom tooth removal

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.


Cosmetic Dentistry is Not Just for Celebrities

March 19, 2021

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woman receiving cosmetic dentistry

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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