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Back-to-School Tips for Acing Your Next Dental Exam

August 18, 2023

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A smiling student sitting around his textbooks

As a student, you’ve likely noticed that summer is ending. There’s thus a good chance that you’re prepping for your Fall semester classes. Still, this process involves more than learning a class schedule or buying textbooks. You’d do well to ace a back-to-school dental exam as well. Luckily enough, your local Temple dentist can help you do so. To that end, here are three crucial tips for passing your next dental checkup with flying colors.


How Cosmetic Dentistry Can De-Age Your Face

August 9, 2023

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A woman being prepped for cosmetic dentistry

Every so often, perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, “Time waits for no man.” It generally means that life, death, and aging can’t be stopped. As such, you need to accept these realities and move forward confidently. In a way, though, it’s possible to turn back the clock. The fact is that cosmetic dentistry makes you look younger. With the field’s help, your face could reclaim some lost youth and vigor. Learn more about the matter in this summary from your local Temple dentist.


How to Manage a Dental Emergency on Summer Vacation

July 29, 2023

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An older man facing a dental emergency

When you start a summer trip, you’re normally ready to unwind. You have time away from work or school and want to use it well! Still, there’s always a chance you’ll face an urgent oral issue. Efforts and precautions can’t always prevent such incidents. As such, it’s best to know how to deal with dental emergencies on summer getaways. Fortunately, though, your local Temple dentist has advice on this subject. With that said, here are three ways to manage a dental emergency while on summer vacation.


Why Start Invisalign in Summer?

July 27, 2023

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A smiling woman holding an Invisalign tray

Based on its benefits, you may want Invisalign for your smile. That’s a wise move – the treatment would straighten your grin quickly and easily. Still, perhaps you’re not sure when to begin the Invisalign process. The start time for aligner work isn’t always clearcut and obvious. Fortunately, there are good reasons to start Invisalign this summer. Your Temple dentist can even tell you a few of them. To that end, here’s a primer on why to start your Invisalign journey in the summer months.


A Few Good Ways to Seem More Approachable

June 15, 2023

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Happy friends sitting on a beach and laughing

Summer is back again, meaning now’s a great time to socialize with the people around you. After all, this season is known for parties, vacations, festivals, and similar gatherings. Still, maybe you aren’t feeling up to the task. Perhaps you struggle to look helpful and welcoming in social settings. That said, it’s possible to make yourself seem more approachable. In fact, your Temple dentist knows how to go about it. Here are a few helpful tricks that can make you look agreeable and pleasant.


4 Vital Oral Health Tips for Summer Vacation

June 2, 2023

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A couple lounging on the beach for summer vacation

Well, there’s no denying that summer is back again. The warm weather here in Temple makes that pretty clear! That being said, you’re likely ready for your seasonal break from work or school. Still, don’t let your eagerness make you forget about your smile. Healthy teeth and gums improve the summertime experience. Luckily, your local dental practice can help out. Try following these four oral health tips for your summer vacation.


Top Cosmetic Dental Treatments for Graduating Students

May 16, 2023

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Graduating students raising their caps

Summer has arrived again, but not all students are out on vacation. Instead, some are ready for their school graduations! These scholars will get their diplomas before starting fun in the sun. If your child is one of them, though, gift them cosmetic dentistry before the big ceremony. This field will give your graduate a winning smile for the occasion. As for which of its options to consider, your Temple dentist has some ideas. Here are four ideal cosmetic dental treatments for new graduates.


Why See a Dentist Before Summer Vacation Starts?

May 11, 2023

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A smiling woman enjoying her summer vacation

You’re probably eager for a work or school break now. After all, it’s already May, and the heat here in Temple just keeps rising. However, you’d be wise to do some prep work first. In particular, you should see a dentist before summer vacation starts. A pre-trip dental visit has benefits that make summertime even more enjoyable. To learn them in detail, just let your local dentist explain. Read on to learn four unique perks of dental work right before summer vacation.


How to Honor Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April 27, 2023

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A doctor with a red and white ribbon, which symbolizes Oral Cancer Awareness Month

In general, most people view April as a spring-themed month. After all, it features beautiful weather and Easter festivities! Still, April is more than its springtime atmosphere – it’s also Oral Cancer Awareness Month! As such, now is the time to honor the fight against oral cancer. As for how to do so, your Temple dentist suggests learning the condition’s core facts. Read on, then, to discover three crucial things about oral cancer for April.


Why Should You Invest Your Tax Refund in Oral Health?

April 25, 2023

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A closeup view of a refund check and tax form

April 15th has come and gone, so you’ve likely filed your taxes by now. As such, odds are you now have (or will soon) a tax refund to enjoy! Still, don’t go using it all for entertainment. In truth, you should spend your tax refund on oral health. Doing so has a whole slew of benefits. If you’d like to learn more, just let your Temple dentist explain. To that end, here are three key reasons to use a tax refund for professional dental care.

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