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Good Oral Health Supports Academic Success

August 6, 2023

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School supplies on desk in front of young boyAs your child heads back to the classroom, school supplies aren’t the only things they need to be successful during the year ahead. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that 51 million school hours are lost annually from dental issues. With your child’s oral health linked to their academic performance, don’t let a toothache stand in the way of succeeding in the classroom. Here are 5 back-to-school tips to keep their mouth healthy.

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Denture Relining: What It Is and Why It’s Necessary

July 13, 2023

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Dentures today are more secure, comfortable, and natural-looking than they have ever been before. However, the jaw will change as it ages and develops, making adjustments to the dentures necessary. For people who wear dentures, these adjustments can include a denture reline. Read on to learn more about this process and what to expect from it.

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4 Cosmetic Dental Treatments Your Graduating Teen Will Love

May 4, 2023

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There are very few moments more exciting than watching your child walk across the aisle to receive their diploma or degree. Of course, if they feel self-conscious about showing off their smile, it can certainly make the experience less enjoyable and more daunting. With cosmetic dentistry, you can not only make their walk across the stage easy, but set them up for success later in life! Read on to learn more about cosmetic dental options they may want to consider.

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4 Common Causes of Yellow Aligners (& What You Can Do to Prevent Them)

April 13, 2023

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Dentist holding Invisalign aligner with black glove

Were you drawn to Invisalign because of the discreet, see-through trays? You’re not alone! Although this is one of the largest selling points of this orthodontic treatment, many patients forget that it takes a bit of work to keep them clean and clear. If you want to keep yours in tip-top shape, then read on to learn the common causes of yellow aligners (and what you can do to prevent them).

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4 Reasons Why Teeth Whitening Is a Great Gift  

February 23, 2023

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person giving teeth whitening as a gift

Valentine’s Day is once again around the corner! That means that it’s time to come up with a gift for your partner. Though candy, roses, and teddy bears make great gifts, they aren’t the only option. Why not consider getting your loved one something that can give them a more gorgeous grin? Continue reading to learn about four reasons why teeth whitening makes a great Valentine’s Day gift.

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Are Toothpicks Bad for Your Teeth?

January 8, 2023

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Container of toothpicksToothpicks can be found in households throughout the country. An American businessman named Charles Foster began the mass production of toothpicks in the nineteenth century after a trip to Brazil, where he noted the people had amazing smiles. They credited their dental health with using toothpicks. Today, they are used for various reasons, like removing food from teeth after eating or chewing on them out of habit. No matter the reason, are they good for your teeth? Your emergency dentist will recommend a few alternatives to keep your smile healthy instead of reaching for a toothpick.

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An Ultimate Guide to a Dental Emergency Kit

November 4, 2022

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dental emergency kit

Dental emergencies can happen at a moment’s notice! From a knocked-out tooth to a severe toothache, an unexpected oral health occurrence can leave you flustered. Preparing a dental emergency kit allows for immediate care and minimizes panic. Relief and treatment can be right at your fingertips until a visit to the dentist for emergency care is possible. Here are the essentials recommended by your dentist in Corpus Christi for your dental emergency kit!

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Does Tooth Sensitivity Require Emergency Care?

September 6, 2022

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Sometimes, it may seem like dental sensitivity came out of nowhere. Whether it’s mild or intense, having a sensitive tooth can throw off your whole day or make it uncomfortable or difficult to eat, drink, or sleep. If you are currently dealing with tooth sensitivity, you may be wondering if this warrants an emergency visit to the dentist. Read on to learn about some common causes of dental sensitivity, if this means you need to visit a dentist, and how to prevent it.

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6 Complications You Can Experience from Ill-Fitting Dentures

July 6, 2022

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Dentures

Dentures are one of the most common tooth replacement options out there. They are an excellent solution and life-changing for people who are missing several, most of, or all of their teeth. However, this all changes if your dentures aren’t fitting as well as they should. Ill-fitting dentures can cause you to develop a variety of health issues. Read on to learn why dentures become loose and about some of the complications that can occur if you continue wearing ill-fitting dentures.

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4 Benefits of Dental Checkups with Dentures

May 20, 2022

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Toothbrush and dental appointment on calendarIf you’ve lost all your natural teeth, dentures are a tried-and-proven method of restoring a complete, functional smile. Although you might not have to worry about cavities anymore, you will still need to see your dentist every 6 months. Tooth decay isn’t the only danger to your oral health. Here are 4 reasons to commit to routine dental checkups with dentures. 

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