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Apple Cider Vinegar Can Bite Back: Why You Shouldn’t Use It on Your Teeth

October 13, 2023

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Apple cider vinegar

In cooking, apple cider vinegar is used for salad dressings, marinades, preservatives, and more but it has also been a celebrated home remedy for generations. It has been purported to treat ailments like sunburn, acne, acid reflux, high blood pressure, obesity, and other issues. While its effectiveness in many of these cases has not been scientifically demonstrated, one persisting claim is that it can be used for teeth whitening. Here’s some information from your dentist about why apple cider vinegar is not a sound teeth whitening treatment as well as some ways to use it safely for other purposes.


When Can You Get Dentures After a Tooth Extraction?

September 21, 2023

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A dentist holding dentures in his hands

You may be eager for dentures to replace your missing teeth. That’s only natural – the new prosthetics will restore your smile and more. Still, you’ll need to wait a bit if you just had a tooth extraction. Those two procedures can’t be done back-to-back. As for how long to bide your time, your Fort Worth dentist is here to explain. Here’s a summary of when you can get dentures after a tooth extraction.


Extracting a Tooth That Doesn’t Hurt

August 11, 2023

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Model of dental tool extracting a toothEvery tooth is invaluable to your dental health, confidence, and quality of life. Your teeth can last for a lifetime with the right care at home and visiting your dentist regularly. Your dentist strives to preserve each tooth, but extractions are necessary in certain situations. Here are a few reasons why your dentist may recommend extraction, even if your tooth doesn’t hurt.


Tools of the Trade: Dental Instruments and What They Do

July 13, 2023

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Dentist smiles in office with tools

Many a dental patient has sat in the chair anxiously eyeing all the metal instruments nearby. Unfortunately, many people are afraid to go to the dentist and a great deal of that fear centers around the tools a dentist uses. This fear can keep somebody from the dentist for decades, leading to dental problems that would have been easily avoided through preventative dentistry.

But there is no need to fear the dentist’s office. From the friendly mouth mirror to the intimidating dental drill, all these devices serve to keep your mouth clean and healthy. Here are outlined the common tools for a dentist to use for his patients.


Is Drinking Through a Straw Better for Your Teeth?

June 7, 2023

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person drinking through a straw

In a world where sipping meets style and convenience reigns supreme, straws have become the charismatic accomplices that transform ordinary drinks into extraordinary experiences. Indulging in the simple pleasures of life, from the invigorating jolt of an iced coffee to the soothing sip of a velvety glass of red wine, our everyday beverages offer a flavorful escape. Yet, amidst these delightful moments, our smiles often bear the brunt of their consequences. While the taste is exquisite, the toll on our pearly whites can be concerning. The good news is that you can sip smartly and protect your smile by using a straw. Continue reading as we delve into the advantages of using a straw when it comes to keeping your beam in good condition.


If Your Tooth Stops Hurting, Why Get a Root Canal?

May 11, 2023

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A young woman about to receive a root canal

A root canal is often the best solution for a severe toothache. After all, the treatment could quickly fix your aching chomper! However, you may be tempted to reconsider if your tooth stops hurting. Surely the lack of pain means there’s no problem, right? In reality, though, you may still need a root canal in that situation. Your Fort Worth dentist even has the evidence to prove this claim. Read on, then, to learn why you’d need root canal therapy when your toothache is already gone.


Could I Be Too Old for Cosmetic Dentistry?

April 4, 2023

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senior with a beautiful smile

Cosmetic dentistry is one of the richest and most developed fields of oral medicine. The techniques involved are so sophisticated that a good dentist can address just about any aesthetic issue that you could have.

If you’re a little on the older side, you may wonder if the time for you to get cosmetic dentistry has passed. Fortunately, nothing could be further from the truth! There are plenty of cosmetic treatments that are perfect for seniors, and that can even make their smile look younger. Here are a few examples.


Love is in the Air! Here are 5 Ways to Make Your Smile More Kissable

February 9, 2023

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a couple kissing behind a Valentine's Day balloon

As Valentine’s Day draws near, it’s also time to draw closer to the special one in your life! While this day of love can be filled with roses, special dinners, and love notes, affection is usually the ultimate show of appreciation and adoration. So, as you snuggle and kiss your loved one, you want to be sure your smile is in its best condition. Here are five ways to prepare it to be as kissable as possible.


Debunking 5 Common Myths About Root Canals

January 9, 2023

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a model example of root canals in Fort Worth

During your regular dental checkup, your dentist mentions that you might require root canal therapy. If this is the first time you’ve heard this, you might feel overwhelmed or anxious about it. After all, there are plenty of reports and stories about this specific procedure that can rattle you up. However, many of these can simply be misconceptions about this tooth-saving treatment. Keep reading to learn the truth behind five common myths about root canals.


4 Content Creators Who Enhanced Their Teeth With Veneers

December 13, 2022

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a social media influencer smiling with veneers in Fort Worth

“Social media influencer” is one of the most popular occupations today. Many of these content creators have built large followings by sharing advice, reviewing products, and discussing their everyday lives with their fans on the internet. Since they have to be in front of the camera constantly, it’s easy to see why some chose to undergo cosmetic dentistry for a picture-perfect grin. Keep reading to learn about four social media influencers who have veneers to improve their pearly whites.

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