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Knocked-Out Tooth In a Glass of Milk? Ask an Emergency Dentist

November 14, 2019

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Someone holding a knocked out tooth

Did you know that an estimated 5 million teeth are knocked out each year? The majority of these injuries occur while playing sports and come with an annual cost of around 500 million dollars. If you or a loved one knocks out a tooth, acting quickly and taking the right steps will give you the best chance of saving it. One tip you may have heard is to put a knocked-out tooth in a glass of milk until you can see an emergency dentist. But is that actually helpful and, if so, how does it work? Keep reading to find out!


Wondering What Same-Day Crowns Are Made Of? Ask a Dentist!

November 11, 2019

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3D image of a dental crown on a lower tooth

When it comes to dental care, most people are looking for a combination of convenience and high quality. With CEREC same-day crowns, you get both! This technology allows a dentist in Keller to create strong, beautiful dental crowns right in their office. This prevents the need for a second appointment and ultimately means less time in the dental chair for you. But one common question patients have about same day crowns is what material they’re made of. Below, you’ll get the answer to that question and find out more about the many benefits of this procedure.


Dental Insurance Expires Soon! Make Sure You Don’t Lose Your Benefits

October 5, 2019

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Computer screen that reads, Dental Benefits

Regular dental care is essential for good oral health, overall quality of life, and self-confidence. And if you have dental insurance, you’re in the fortunate position to make your dental visits affordable. But you may be surprised at how many people fail to use their insurance benefits each year. In addition to neglecting their dental health, they also miss out on what could be called “free money” from their insurance company. In this blog, you’ll read some interesting dental insurance statistics, learn why regular preventive care is so important, and find out how to avoid missing out on your benefits. Find out more below! 


White Spots After Braces? Learn How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help

September 16, 2019

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A smile before and after braces

If you’re in braces now or have been in the past, you know how much you look forward to getting them off and seeing your results. But while there’s no question that orthodontic treatment is well worth it, it does require extra effort to keep your teeth clean when you’re in brackets and wires. Unfortunately, regularly leaving plaque behind after brushing often leads to white spots, which ultimately takes away from the aesthetics of your straight new smile. The good news is that cosmetic dentistry can correct many common problems with enamel and ortho, including white spots. Keep reading to learn more and find out what your treatment options are!


What Is a Dental Crown and How Do Same-Day Crowns Work?

August 2, 2019

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Computer image of the lower teeth

What Is Fluoride and How Does It Benefit You? A Dentist In Keller Explains

July 7, 2019

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A dentist holding a sign that reads, “Fluoride”

If someone asked you about the best way to strengthen your bones and prevent osteoporosis, you would probably say, “Get more calcium.” Similarly, the best way to strengthen your teeth and prevent cavities is to get more fluoride. There are two main ways you can benefit from this mineral: ingesting it from the water supply or supplementation (which is only given to kids) or using it topically. Topical fluoride is an easy, effective way to benefit your oral health and help minimize the dental work you need from a dentist in Keller. Want to know more? Keep reading below!


Does Charcoal Teeth Whitening Work? A Cosmetic Dentist in Keller Weighs In

June 17, 2019

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A toothbrush covered in charcoalIn this day and age, it seems like everyone has a perfectly white smile, along with an opinion about the best way to get one! Charcoal whitening is a recent trend that you may have heard about from a friend or seen online. According to some, it’s an easy, at-home method of whitening your teeth that doesn’t involve a visit to a cosmetic dentist in Keller. So, does it actually work or is it too good to be true? Keep reading to find out!


Friendly Reminder From a Dentist In Keller That Insurance Benefits Expire!

June 5, 2019

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Dental insurance claim formUnfortunately, there are millions of Americans who don’t have dental insurance, which only makes it more difficult to get the dental care necessary for a healthy smile. And, in some cases, even the lucky people who have insurance miss out on their benefits because they don’t use them before they expire. In fact, the American Dental Association found that the average benefit each year is $1,250 per person, but that most people get just over $300 of dental work annually. That’s over $900 in lost benefits per person! To get the most from your insurance plan, learn more below about what’s covered and find out why checkups and cleanings are so crucial to your oral health.


What are the Most Common Oral Emergencies?

May 21, 2019

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person holding mouth while eatingEvery Saturday you meet up with your friends for the local adult softball league. During the game, the ball flung straight at your mouth and before you know it, your tooth falls onto the ground into the grass. With blood dripping down your lips, you never considered that a dental emergency could happen to you. Unsure of what to do, you quickly gather up your knocked-out tooth and hop in the car to visit your emergency dentist in Keller. Knowing how to react during an emergency can be the difference between losing and saving a tooth. Read on to learn about the most common dental emergencies and how to prevent them. (more…)

Tips for Preventing Dental Emergencies

March 25, 2019

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Man experiencing dental pain.Dental emergencies are inconvenient, not to mention stressful! You might feel panic if you’re unsure of how to handle the situation, and there could be blood involved, which might be scary. The good news is that when you have a trusted emergency dentist in Keller to rely on, you can contact them right away so they can help you get the relief you need and back on the path to wellness. Did you know that your dentist can also help you prevent many dental emergencies from happening in the first place? Here’s what you should know!


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