Are You At Risk For Bone Recession?

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We all know that a healthy smile requires decay-free teeth and healthy gums, but how often do we appreciate our jaw bone? Our teeth need a strong firm foundation to remain healthy and beautiful. Today’s post looks at bone recession. Occasionally, a patient experiences bone recession in their jaw which can cause tooth loss and…

What Is Oil Pulling?

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Today’s The Lewisville Dentist dental post looks at oil pulling; an alternative practice that has been generating a lot of buzz around Lewisville. Oil pulling has been a part of Indian Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. It is the practice of swishing oil in the mouth for twenty minutes to benefit the teeth, gums…

Is The Humble Toothbrush Obsolete?

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Many of our tools for everyday living have become outmoded. Online search has replaced the paper phone book. Telephone answering machines have gone the way of manual typewriters. Even the iPod, which was celebrated as the pinnacle of technology just a few years ago, is now gathering dust as individuals play music on their smart…

What Does Your Dallas Dentist Need To Know?

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For optimal dental health, all Coppell, Valley Ranch, and Flower Mound residents should be visiting their dentist twice a year for routine cleanings and exams. This is a good time to make sure that you are brushing and flossing properly. It is also vital that you discuss issues related to dental health. Make sure to…

Energy Drink Warning For Flower Mound

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Welcome to my Flower Mound dental blog. Today’s topic is energy drinks and the damage they can cause to your teeth. I am seeing more and more Flower Mound teens and adults with tooth enamel erosion caused by frequent consumption of sport drinks. Most of these Flower Mound dentistry patients take good care of their…

What You Need To Know About Oral Cancer

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During routine dental examinations, your dentist may look for signs of oral cancer. Oral cancer refers to cancers in the tongue, mouth, lips, jaw, and throat. Many Lewisville dental patients don’t realize the seriousness of oral cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that over 39,000 people will get oral cancer this year.1 Consider this sobering…

How Oral Inflammation Affects Your Health

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Swollen and painful gums are symptoms of periodontal disease, an inflammatory gum disease. Swelling occurs from an auto-immune response of the body reacting to an infection. Infections are noticeable through pain, redness, and warmth. If the infection is left untreated, it can affect the bone near the teeth. The body’s immune system wants to rid…

Top 6 Ways To Destroy A Beautiful Smile

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6. Be a Builder Not a Wrecker Bacteria is constantly trying to build an empire in your mouth, so give it what it wants: juice, soda, chewy candy for the small crevices and hard to reach surfaces! 5. Let Acid Rock It! Energy drinks, diet soda, red wine, coffee, tea. Great at staining and wearing…

Toothbrush Wars In Dallas

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It may surprise you to know that some Dallas people have very strong opinions about which type of toothbrush is the best: manual or electric. Is there really one that is clearly better? Most Lewisville cosmetic dentists will tell you that all toothbrushes, when used correctly, are effective in removing plaque and that choosing which…