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Do Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Products Work?

August 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentondental @ 10:53 pm
Woman smiling after teeth whitening

Are you eager to enhance the natural beauty of your smile? Teeth whitening could be the solution that you’ve been looking for! After all, everyone wants to have bright, white teeth. Discoloration occurs naturally over time, but it’s still a trait that makes people feel self-conscious. There are a variety of different teeth whitening options out there, with over-the-counter options being the most cost-effective, but do they actually work? Read on to learn more.


Common Causes of Yellow Teeth & How to Whiten Them

July 2, 2022

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Side by side comparison of stained teeth and whitened teeth.

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you—meaning that a stained and yellow smile can lead to some pretty embarrassing first impressions! But fortunately, there are many different cosmetic solutions available that can effectively whiten discolored teeth. But what causes teeth to become yellow in the first place? Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about some of the common causes of stained teeth, along with some ways that the issue can be addressed.


4 Tips to Make Your Dental Checkup Go Smoothly

June 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentondental @ 2:21 pm
patient smiling while talking to dentist

When it comes to keeping your smile healthy and looking its best, brushing, flossing, and eating well are key. Outside of your home, visiting your dentist every six months is one of the most important parts of maintaining excellent oral health. During your dental checkup, your dentist will perform a thorough exam and your dental hygienist will do a deep clean of your teeth. To ensure that these appointments go as smoothly as possible, read on to learn 4 helpful tips.


Why Is the TikTok Trend “Veneers Check” Dangerous?

May 4, 2022

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scared woman covering mouth

TikTok has been embraced by popular culture; even if you don’t use the app, statistics support that someone you know well spends a lot of each day watching the platform’s short videos. It’s insanely popular with over 1.3 billion users worldwide, serving as the home to many emerging video trends. Some have even made headlines, but not for the reasons you might think. Dentists are sounding the alarm on a recent dental TikTok trend – the “Veneers Check” challenge – claiming it’s highly misleading and encouraging people to make irreversible mistakes. Learn more about this prime example of dangerous dental trends from your dentist in Denton.


Why You Should Consider Replacing Metal Fillings

April 23, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentondental @ 2:43 pm
portrait of an attractive woman smiling

A filling is used to treat a cavity caused by tooth decay. There are two types of fillings: amalgam and composite. Silver/amalgam fillings were more common in the past, but recent research suggests that they may do long-term damage to your health. As a result, most dentists and patients today prefer to treat cavities with composite fillings. Rather than metals, this option is made of a mixture of smooth glass and plastic particles and can be blended to match the shade of the surrounding teeth. Keep reading to learn more about the long-term effects of silver fillings and why replacing them for composite may make sense for you. 


How Modern Technology Has Changed Veneers

April 8, 2022

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Veneers are among the most commonly recommended cosmetic treatments for those who are looking to get rid of stains, gaps, cracks, and other imperfections that can get in the way of a perfect smile. While dentists have been using veneers for a long time, the technology used to create and place them has changed quite a bit, making them much more durable and reliable! The following post explores how veneers have evolved over the years and the difference modern dental technology makes for the process.


5 Reasons People Avoid Visiting the Dentist

March 5, 2022

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man with dental fear in Denton

If you often experience dental fear, or a fear of visiting your dentist, then you aren’t alone! Many people dread going to a dental appointment, and while there are numerous reasons for this, it doesn’t mean they can’t get past their worries. Keep reading to learn why most patients don’t schedule a visit and how you can overcome these concerns to maintain good dental health.  


The 7 Ways You Can Prevent Dental Emergencies

January 11, 2022

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woman with sensitive teeth dental emergency in Denton

Most people want to avoid having a dental emergency in Denton, but what exactly are the steps you should take? Fortunately, your local dentist can help you understand the common reasons for dental emergencies and provide seven fundamental tips on how you can keep your teeth healthy and strong.


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

October 31, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentondental @ 7:11 pm
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.


Recognizing Dental Implant Failure and How to Avoid It

September 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentondental @ 10:20 pm
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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