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Your Dentist in Temple On the Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

November 29, 2017

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man who can’t sleepIf you frequently snore and wake up feeling more tired than before you went to sleep, you may not realize there is a treatable condition behind your interrupted rest, or that the solution comes from your dentist in Temple. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects some 22 million Americans, and its effects can be deadly. Keep reading to learn about the warning signs for sleep apnea and how it’s treated — because you deserve relief from chronic exhaustion!


Dentist in Temple Has 5 Tips to Stop Bad Breath

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couple smiling on the beachBad breath happens to the best of us, like after we eat something garlicky or first thing in the morning. But, when less-than-fresh breath a chronic issue, you need to find a solution. If you frequently experience a foul odor or bad taste in your mouth even soon after brushing, these 5 tips to stop bad breath are for you.


Dentist in Temple Has 5 Tips for a Responsible Halloween

October 25, 2017

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little girl at the dentistHalloween is almost here, and we love this time of year — including the bright colors, festive costumes, and, yes, the sweet treats that come along with it. But as much as we love a good spider cookie or orange-frosted cupcake, we also know that an overabundance of candy and sweet treats can be a real nightmare for kids’ smiles.


Your Questions About Dental Implants in Temple Answered

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Dental implant detailNo matter how many teeth you have lost, dental implants in Temple are the premier option for replacement. Dental implants are getting more and more popular, but a lot of questions still remain for many patients — like how long does it take to get them? And how much do dental implants cost? We’ve got the answers in this week’s blog post. Stick around for the dental implant FAQ!


Dentist in Temple Says Don’t Let Your 2017 Benefits Slip Away!

September 30, 2017

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family embracing on the couchDid you know patients who have insurance are more likely to engage in the preventive care that keeps smiles clean and healthy for a lifetime? Unfortunately, too many people let their unused benefits slip away at the end of the year! Your dentist in Temple doesn’t want that to happen to you and your loved ones in 2017. Keep reading to find out how we can help you maximize your benefits — so you can welcome the new year with a clean, healthy smile.


Dentist in Temple Weighs in on Electric vs. Manual Brushes

September 5, 2017

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putting toothpaste on a toothbrushWhen it comes to oral hygiene, there’s one question we get asked a lot: is a manual toothbrush just as good as an electric one? The answer is… yes and no. We hate to be complicated, but please just stick with us — your dentist in Temple has the skinny on electric vs. manual toothbrushes in this week’s blog post!


Urgent Situation? Call the Emergency Dentist in Temple Fast

August 30, 2017

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Family close to the poolAside from making sure you’ve brushed and (hopefully) flossed, you probably don’t think too much about your teeth on a daily basis — until something goes wrong with your oral health, that is. When you’re confronted with a dental emergency, your smile is suddenly all you can think about. And it can be difficult to know what to do next. Fortunately, there’s an emergency dentist in Temple who can help you get out of pain and on with your life!


No Need to Fear Your Next Visit to the Dentist in Temple

August 14, 2017

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attractive woman smilingDoes the thought of visiting the dentist put butterflies in your stomach? There’s nothing unusual about dental fear or anxiety. Patients of all ages and stages of life may get a little antsy before having work done — but when it interferes with your ability to seek the care you need, that’s when it’s time to find a solution. Your dentist in Temple offers sedation dentistry to help. Keep reading to find out how you can really relax in the dental chair (yes, it’s possible!) with comforting sedation.


Your Dentist in Temple Discusses the Importance of Flossing

July 20, 2017

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Your family dentist in Temple explains the importance of flossing daily.To protect the health of your teeth and gums, you brush your teeth well each day and visit your family dentist in Temple. You may think that you are doing a good job so you do not need to floss unless something gets stuck in your teeth. However, even with the best brushing habits, your toothbrush cannot reach in between the teeth or around the gum line. As a result, if you are not flossing, you are letting plaque and tartar build, increasing your risk for gum disease. At Fossum Dental Group, we know that you do not like to floss, but we encourage you to make it part of your oral hygiene routine to protect your smile.

Protect Your Smile with a Regular Visit to Your Dentist in Temple

July 10, 2017

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Your dentist in Temple provides cleanings and checkups for a healthy smile.You take a proactive approach to protect the health of your teeth and gums. You brush and floss every day, but are you visiting your dentist in Temple regularly? If you are not, don’t worry, you are not alone as only 64% of adults saw their dentist last year. Often, it is believed that you only need to schedule an appointment if you are having issues, but this is not true. You need to visit every six months for a cleaning and checkup to protect your oral health from damage. At Fossum Dental Group, we will help you foster a life-long commitment to a healthy smile with preventive care.

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