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Need-to-Know Dental Implant Terms from Your Dentist in Temple

January 12, 2018

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An Illustration of dental implants.Dental implants may seem like a complicated process at first. You don’t know what materials your dentist uses to recreate your teeth. You also aren’t familiar with the parts that make up dental implants. When your dentist has tried explaining them to you in the past you just nod your head in agreement, afraid to ask for a clarification.

Now, you can walk into your dental implant consultation with confidence, knowing the buzzwords of dental implants. Plus, you’ll get to have a conversation with your dentist instead of sitting there with a puzzled look.


How Invisalign in Temple Beats Traditional Braces Any Day

January 6, 2018

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Invisalign clear aligners.There’s no question that crooked teeth can hinder your oral health. It makes you more susceptible to gum disease, tooth decay, and makes it more difficult for you to enjoy your favorite foods. You’re smile will suffer and your teeth will only continue to grow in awkward directions. So next time you visit your dentist, consider Invisalign over traditional braces.

With clear aligners, you’ll still be able to get the smile you want without all the gripes that come with braces. They offer a level of convenience and effectiveness that is incredibly hard to match.


Dentist in Temple Says Prioritize Oral Health in 2018

December 14, 2017

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closeup of a beautiful smileIt’s almost 2018! Whether these changes stick around or not, going to the gym and eating better are some of the most popular resolutions we make going into a new year. What will you commit to next month? Your dentist in Temple suggests trying something new for a change — something that will really make an impact. Caring for your smile with better oral hygiene practices is a great way to improve your overall wellbeing at the same time. Keep reading for some ideas on how to improve your smile health in 2018!


Are Dental Implants in Temple Best for Missing Teeth?

December 6, 2017

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portrait of a smiling womanIf you are missing or on the verge of losing teeth, it’s time to start researching your options in tooth replacement. Maybe that’s what brought you here — you’ve heard a lot about dental implants in Temple and you want to know if they are the best option for your smile. If you are in good oral and overall health, we’ve got good news: you are likely an excellent candidate for dental implants! The team at Fossum Family Dental is pleased to provide comprehensive implant dentistry for maximum convenience and results.


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!


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