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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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Family eating thanksgiving

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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Negative Effects of Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening

August 14, 2020

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Woman after professional teeth whitening

Everyone wants to have beautiful white teeth to show off when they smile and laugh. You see bright smiles on TV and in movies all of the time. This is achievable, but over the counter whitening products probably aren’t the best option for you to meet your smile goals. Continue reading to learn more about teeth whitening and what negative effects drug store products can have on your teeth.

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How a Healthy Mouth Keeps Your Immune System Strong

July 7, 2020

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Closeup of smiling man with great oral health and immune system

Everyone knows that keeping your mouth clean is essential for achieving and maintaining a beautiful smile. However, your oral health influences much more than the appearance of your pearly whites! A growing amount of research indicates that the wellbeing of your mouth has a significant influence on the rest of your body as well as your risk of systemic diseases. Read on to find out how a clean smile can boost your immune system and improve your overall health.

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5 Ways Social Distancing at the Dentist in Possible

June 25, 2020

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Stop the spread of COVID-19 at the dentist. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve spent more time at home because social distancing is essential to stopping the spread of the virus. The CDC recommends limiting face-to-face contact with others to avoid being exposed to coronavirus while also preventing the transmission of the virus to others, especially for asymptomatic people. It’s recommended you stay at least 6 feet apart from others; however, how is that possible if you need to see your dentist? Believe it or not, your dentist has implemented several changes to encourage social distancing in the office.

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Wondering How a Dentist Cleans Their Equipment During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

May 11, 2020

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Woman getting an exam from a dentist

Many patients have questions about the sanitation and sterilization practices used by their dentist, and during the COVID-19 crisis, those questions are even more common. First, rest assured that dentists complete infection control training in school and have always been required to follow recommendations from the Centers For Disease Control & Prevention and the American Dental Association. And, right now, they’re going above and beyond to lower your risk of exposure to harmful bacteria and viruses as much as possible! Keep reading below for specifics on how instruments are sterilized, surfaces are sanitized, and equipment is cleaned to keep you and your family safe at every visit.

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