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The Oral Systemic Connection

November 23, 2018

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Woman having a dental examination. With new studies and information constantly coming to light, it is hard to ignore the connection between oral health and overall health. The oral systemic connection shows us that the same bacteria that causes gum disease can also contribute to other health concerns in the body, and vice versa. This information tells us that now, more than ever before, it is important to establish and maintain a relationship with your dentist in Keller, in order to achieve optimum oral and overall health.

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My Tooth is Sensitive! Do I Need a Root Canal

November 3, 2018

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Man experiencing dental pain.It started as sensitivity when you’d drink your morning coffee, but it went away quickly and on its own. Next, you noticed that while the sensitivity would linger, it still went away. Now, you’re awake halfway through the night with severe pain that even ibuprofen can’t touch. Your dentist informs you that you need a root canal. How did this happen?

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Is My Dental Need Urgent? Your Emergency Dentist Explains

October 21, 2018

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Woman experiencing dental pain. Your tooth is feeling sensitive when you drink your coffee in the morning. This started happening a few weeks back, but it wasn’t every day. Now you’re noticing it every morning and your tooth even woke you up last night because you felt discomfort. You wonder if it’s time to visit your emergency dentist? Is this really an emergency? Read on for some answers!

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Why Does My Tooth Hurt? Your Dentist Has Answers and Solutions

October 9, 2018

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Man experiencing dental pain. It has been said that tooth pain is some of the worst pain you can experience. It can be very intense to the point where it keeps you awake at night and away from your normal activities. Pain is also a signal that there is something wrong with your tooth and it’s prompting you to act quickly and contact your dentist for treatment. Read on to learn some of the circumstances that cause toothaches and what you should do to handle them.

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Your Family Dentist Shares the Benefits of Dental Sealants

September 24, 2018

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Woman having dental examination. You brush your teeth religiously twice per day. An evening never goes by where you don’t floss before bedtime, yet you still get cavities. You find this frustrating and wonder what more you could be doing to protect your teeth from decay? Your family dentist has a solution, and it might just surprise you how easy and affordable it is!

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Your Family Dentist Reveals Why Oral Cancer Screenings are so Important

September 2, 2018

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Woman having a dental examination. Oral cancer is one we don’t often hear much about; however, did you know that it is responsible for one death in America every hour? That’s close to 10,000 people lost each year. What’s worse is that of the 50,000 people that will be diagnosed this year, only around half of those people will be alive in 5 years. These dismal numbers have not really improved over the years because many cases of oral cancer are detected in their later phases, leaving the patient with a poor prognosis. Your family dentist shares what you should know about oral cancer in order to protect yourself and your loved ones.

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Learn How to Handle Dental Emergencies With Ease!

August 18, 2018

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An illustration of a dental emergency.People generally know what to do when an emergency is occurring. However, dental emergencies can be a bit more difficult to manage because they don’t happen often. Plus, they often involve areas of the body that most people don’t know how to address, such as the tooth sockets and knocked-out teeth. In the event that your mouth is injured or your tooth is cracked, do you know the right steps?

The next time you find yourself having a dental emergency, consider these steps.

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Got Questions About Invisalign? This Dentist Can Help!

August 7, 2018

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A pair of clear aligners.Fixing misalignments and crooked teeth with traditional braces has been the main method of treatment for many years. Now that Invisalign is available, you have different option that doesn’t change your appearance. It also makes it easy to stick to brushing and eating habits you may have gotten used to over the years.

With the growing popularity of Invisalign, you probably have several questions. To help you stay informed and determine if you’re ready to start, a dentist answers the most common questions she gets.

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Keys to Periodontal Health: Oral Hygiene, Gum Therapy, and More

July 20, 2018

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smile closeupThe pink tissue that supports your teeth is extremely important to both your oral and overall health! In fact, if your periodontal (gum) tissue becomes unhealthy, you could suffer chronic bad breath, loose teeth, cardiovascular problems, and other serious and painful problems. Today, we’ll discuss oral hygiene, gum therapy, and other keys to protecting your periodontal health.

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I’m Afraid of the Dentist — Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

July 8, 2018

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relaxed dental patientCountless millions of people are afraid to visit the dentist. Whether it is because of a past bad experience or they cannot explain why they fear dental work, they dread the thought of professional oral health care. Fortunately, sedation dentistry has helped many people to conquer their fears and be at ease regardless of what their dentist is doing in their mouth. Still, you might have concerns about sedation — is it really safe?

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