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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.


An Ultimate Guide to a Dental Emergency Kit

November 4, 2022

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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!


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.


6 Complications You Can Experience from Ill-Fitting Dentures

July 6, 2022

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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.


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. 


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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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.

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