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3 Reasons Why You Should Get Your Dental Crown Before Next Year

October 31, 2021

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Diagram of a dental crown hovering over a modified tooth

If you’ve been told by your dentist that you need a dental crown for a damaged tooth, you may have put off your treatment due to the cost. However, if you have dental insurance and you’ve already met your deductible, you could be leaving savings on the table if you don’t make use of benefits now as well as putting your tooth at greater risk. Keep reading to learn why it’s worth it to not only get a crown period, but why getting the process done before the new year is even more ideal.

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Recognizing Dental Implant Failure and How to Avoid It

September 4, 2021

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Dentist holding dental implant model

Your fuel gauge is on “E,” but you’ve got to get to the bank before it closes, and you never run out of gas. The gauge always shows less fuel than you really have, right?

You pass up the gas station, just a couple more miles to the bank and…oh my goodness, you actually ran out of gas! This isn’t supposed to happen in real life, is it?

It’s a similar situation with your dental implants. They have a success rate greater than 90 percent, but you need to know how to take care of them to avoid dental implant failure and be able to recognize if it happens.

Keep reading to see how you can avoid difficulties with your dental implants while also being prepared for the unexpected.

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Has Your Filling or Crown Become Loose?

August 4, 2021

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When teeth become damaged by decay or injury, restorative dentistry provides a solution other than removing the tooth outright. While dental crowns and fillings are designed to last for a very long time, they aren’t typically capable of lasting for life. Has your crown started to feel loose or not quite as secure as it used to be? Got a filling that recently fell out? Now is the time to get in touch with Dr. Balington and his team at Denton Dental Center. Read on to learn how to know when it’s time to replace your old filling or crown and the benefits of doing so today!

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Summer Activities That Can Be Dangerous for Your Smile

July 2, 2021

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Denton Dental Smile wants nothing more than for patients to get vaccinated and get outside this summer! With things finally achieving a level of normalcy that looks far more familiar, Dr. Balington encourages you to be active outdoors and take advantage of the warmer months.

With that said, if there’s one thing that no one wants to experience, especially following the pandemic, it’s an emergency. Depending on what activity you’re participating in, you may be at higher risk of having a dental emergency in particular!

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5 Qualities That Make You a Good Dental Implant Candidate

June 22, 2021

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senior man and woman brushing their teeth to become good dental implant candidates

Have you been thinking about getting your missing teeth replaced? If so, then you’ve most likely heard about the numerous benefits that dental implants have to offer. For example, they can last for more than a decade with minimal maintenance, and they make chewing much easier than it would be with dentures or dental bridges. But how can you be sure that dental implants are right for you? While your dentist is the person most qualified to judge whether you’re a good dental implant candidate, these five characteristics usually indicate that you’re eligible.

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Dental Veneers or Bonding – Which One Should You Get?

May 2, 2021

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Woman smiling with veneers

Dental bonding and veneers are both ways to enhance the attractive traits of your smile by masking imperfections. Whether you are dealing with teeth that are chipped, gapped, cracked, misshapen, or stained, these are both effective for making corrections. However, before you can pick one, you should understand the difference between veneers and bonding. Read on to learn about the two as well as some factors to consider when making the decision.

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Have a Special Event Coming Up? Here’s When to Start Whitening Your Teeth

April 20, 2021

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Woman looking at her teeth in the mirror

Do you have an upcoming milestone event, special celebration, or important job interview? One of the biggest influences on your confidence and the first impression you make is your smile. If a few too many morning cups of coffee or evening glasses of wine have left your teeth looking stained and discolored, then it is time to talk to your dentist about a professional whitening treatment. But how close to an event should you begin whitening your teeth? Here’s the answer!

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Foods That Will Keep Your Teeth White

March 29, 2021

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Woman with white teeth smiling while eating an apple

Heavy stains and stubborn discoloration can take a serious toll on your self-confidence. So, it makes sense that after undergoing a professional teeth whitening treatment you want to maintain your bright, beautiful results for as long as possible! While implementing a solid oral hygiene routine and avoiding poor dental habits, like smoking, is important, so is eating the right foods. Here are a few that will keep your teeth nice and white.

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5 Tips for Choosing the Best Cosmetic Dentist!

February 21, 2021

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Woman smiling in dental chair while looking at dentist

If you want to upgrade the appearance of your smile, you’re probably on the hunt for a cosmetic dentist. Because the American Dental Association doesn’t recognize their type of care as a true specialty, any dentist can claim they are a cosmetic dentist. So how do you know you’ve found a true expert? To make your search easier, here are the top 5 factors to keep in mind when looking for a cosmetic dentist!

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Can You Whiten Your Porcelain Veneers?

February 17, 2021

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Woman with porcelain veneers in Denton smiling

One of the great things about porcelain veneers in Denton is the fact that they do not becomes stained nearly as quickly as your natural tooth enamel. This is because the material that veneers are made from are not porous, like the natural surface of your teeth. However, they aren’t 100% resistant to discoloration over longer periods of time. If you are looking to brighten up your veneers, the process is a bit different from regular teeth whitening. A cosmetic dentist in Denton explains what your options are.

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