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What to Do If Your Dental Implant Feels Loose

March 18, 2022

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It may be exciting to feel your baby teeth loosen, but the same isn’t true for dental implants. After all, the latter means you’re at risk of losing the smile you invested time, money, and energy to create. Assuming you don’t want such a thing to happen, then, a loose dental implant is a problem you ought to fix as soon as possible.

Knowing you have a problem, however, doesn’t always mean you know what to do about it. Therefore, to help those of you with a loose dental implant of your own, listed below is a guide to the possible causes and treatments for the condition. Read up on them, and learn what to expect from your dentist when discussing your next steps.


When Can I Return to Work After Dental Implant Surgery?

February 4, 2022

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If you are considering dental implant surgery, you might also be wondering about the recovery process. How long before you can go back to work? What factors affect your recovery? Keep reading to learn from your implant dentist in Corpus Christi about what to expect during the days after surgery.


4 Celebrity Smiles Created with ClearCorrect

December 18, 2021

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Photo shoot set upBrackets and wires have been used for generations to create healthy, straight smiles. Although they are effective in treating the most complex bite and alignment concerns, they are very noticeable. While you’d like to have a beautiful smile, you need a more sophisticated approach to straighten your teeth. Why not join many of your favorite celebrities who chose clear aligners to reposition their teeth? You don’t have to be an A-list celebrity to benefit from ClearCorrect. Here’s how 4 top celebrities achieved their red-carpet smiles without metal braces.


4 Helpful Tips for Traveling with ClearCorrect

November 11, 2021

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person placing ClearCorrect aligners in case

The temperature is dropping, the leaves are changing colors, and the days are getting shorter. It’s officially that special time of the year many people look forward to – the holiday season! Not only are there countless opportunities to enjoy delicious food, but you get a chance to reconnect with loved ones you barely see. If you’re traveling with ClearCorrect this season, there are some tips and tricks you should know to help you stay on track with your treatment plan. Continue reading to learn more!


Why Needing Root Canal Therapy Can Actually Be Good News

September 2, 2021

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According to the CDC, one in four adults have at least one cavity. Untreated tooth decay can lead to a root canal infection and the need for treatment for the infected tooth pulp. Thought to be incredibly painful, root canal therapy isn’t as scary as it sounds. In fact, if you end up needing one, it may even be a good thing. Learn more about the benefits of root canals for your oral health.


Sifting Through the Facts and Fiction of Root Canal Treatment

August 4, 2021

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“Tornado,” “Freddy Krueger,” “murder hornets,” and “root canal.” These terms may bring about fright for many people. But one of these things is not like the others.

Why do root canals scare people so much? It is important to separate facts about root canal therapy from fiction to find out what exactly to expect as a dental patient. Freddy Krueger, on the other hand, is pretty cut-and-dried – he’s a bad guy.


Will Nitrous Oxide Put Me to Sleep?

July 1, 2021

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Woman using nitrous oxide at dentistDo your palms sweat when it’s time to visit your dentist? Maybe you’re concerned about a painful upcoming procedure? No matter the driving force behind your anxiety, your dentist can help you relax with nitrous oxide; however, you have a few concerns. Don’t worry, nitrous oxide is a safe, effective solution. You don’t need to worry about being put to sleep or dealing with lingering side effects. Here’s what you can expect to calm your nerves before your appointment.


Can My Child Benefit from Cosmetic Dentistry?

June 22, 2021

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Teen smiling after cosmetic dentistry

Insecurities about the appearance of teeth aren’t limited to adults. There are many teens out there that are unhappy about how their smile looks, and it can take a toll on their self-esteem. Fortunately, there are several tooth replacement options out there that can help teens to feel more confident about showing off their smile. Read on to learn about a few popular cosmetic dental options that your teen may benefit from.


Oh No! My Child Knocked Out a Tooth – What Should I Do?

May 5, 2021

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child knocked out tooth

You’re relaxing by the beach, listening to the sounds of crashing waves, and enjoying your little getaway with the family. Life couldn’t get any sweeter.

Then, you hear a shrill scream, and your serene state comes to an abrupt halt. You look over and see your child crying, quickly realizing that their tooth got knocked out.

Accidents happen all the time, especially with children. It can be unsettling for both parties when the child is bleeding and missing a tooth, but rest assured, the situation can be resolved if you stay calm. Here are some tips on what you should do when a child knocked out a tooth.


How Does Tooth Enamel Last a Lifetime?

April 28, 2021

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Man smiling

Your tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your entire body, but it cannot regenerate. The enamel you have right now is all the enamel you will have for the rest of your life once your permanent teeth come in. But how is that even possible? The truth is that it all comes down to the microscopic structure of this protective layer of your teeth. Continue reading to learn more from a dentist in Corpus Christi about your tooth enamel and what you can do to protect it in the future.

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