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Oral Health Affects More Than Teeth? Your Dentist in Temple Says “Yes!”

May 6, 2019

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attractive woman brushing her teethIf you’ve been procrastinating about taking care of your oral health, could it have an effect on your general wellness? Your dentist in Temple says there’s a significant connection between your oral and overall wellness, and it comes down to a common denominator. As you continue reading, find out what it is and what steps you can take to prevent any unwanted health issues!


Dental Anxiety? Calm Your Nerves with Sedation Dentistry in Temple

April 16, 2019

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a woman scared of the dentistHave you ever heard the saying, “It’s time to face your fears?” Well, if one of your fears is going to the dentist, it may be easier said than done. The drills, scraping, and potential pulling sends you into a state of such extreme anxiety that it’s all you can do not to pick up the phone and “reschedule.” Before you do, why not learn more about the different types of sedation dentistry in Temple. Discover how it can help put you at ease even if all you need is a general cleaning.


Worried About Oral Cancer? Your Dentist in Temple Wants You to Be Screened

April 4, 2019

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an oral cancer signDo you ever worry about the risks of oral cancer? When you think about the dentist office, you’re probably more concerned about having a few cavities or your dentist reminding you that you’re not flossing enough. But what about the likeliness of you developing oral cancer? If that thought hasn’t crossed your mind, you may want to listen up. Your dentist is your first line of defense when it comes to this horrible disease, and if you want to receive successful treatment, early detection is key. A dentist in Temple explains the importance of oral cancer screenings.


Invisalign in Temple – The Better Way to Straighten Your Teeth!

March 20, 2019

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woman smiling inserting Invisalign traysWhen you think of orthodontics, you probably envision metal brackets and wires that draw unwanted attention to the mouth. A local dentist says a new era has dawned in dentistry, though. Patients can now enjoy the smile of their dreams without enduring the usual limitations of traditional braces. Read on to learn why Invisalign in Temple is the better option! (more…)

Your Dentist in Temple Lists 4 Benefits of Having Your Teeth Whitened!

March 10, 2019

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woman smiling with perfect teethA recent data set shows that at a first-time meeting, one of the more memorable features is the condition of a person’s teeth. That means teeth stains and discoloration could contribute to making an unfavorable initial impression. Thankfully, there’s an effective solution with professional teeth whitening. As you read on, your dentist in Temple lists 4 ways having your teeth whitened can enrich your life!


How Dental Implants in Temple Can Improve Your Quality of Life

February 10, 2019

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Beautiful middle-aged woman smilingAre you missing one or more teeth? If you’re like the millions of Americans with incomplete smiles, you may be considering replacing your teeth. There are many options for tooth replacement, so how do you know which one is best? Dental implants in Temple offer a unique set of benefits that you simply can’t get with other replacement options. Keep reading to learn how dental implants improve your smile and your quality of life.


Dentist in Temple Shares 5 Tips for a Healthy Smile in 2019

January 16, 2019

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Woman celebratingThe new year presents renewed opportunities to set goals and make changes that improve your quality of life. While many people focus on improving their physical health by exercising more or committing to a popular diet plan, it is important not to forget about your oral health. After all, a healthy smile is a key component of a healthy person! If you want to know how to take better care of your teeth and gums in 2019, here are 5 tips from a dentist in Temple


Your Dentist in Temple Explains the Stages of Gum Disease

December 3, 2018

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man with yellow teeth gum diseaseOne of the most prevalent dental health issues facing Americans is gum (periodontal) disease, a condition that 85% of US adults suffer from. The first step to reversing this disturbing trend is for the populace to become better educated about the causes and stages of the condition. As you read on, your dentist in Temple provides insight into gum disease and what can be done to restore your health.


Your Dentist in Temple Gives 5 Tips for Holiday Oral Health

November 26, 2018

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woman red hat grey sweaterBy the time you’ve made it to the end of a busy year and the holiday season arrives, you’re ready to let your proverbial hair down and delve into the delights that surround you. While being able to eat your favorite foods is a big part of the allure of the holidays, the last thing you want to do is encourage poor oral health. These 5 tips will allow you to enjoy the festivities while protecting your mouth, teeth and gums.


Dentist in Temple Says to Use Your Dental Benefits Soon!

October 5, 2018

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A woman shaking hands with a dental employee.Did you know that only 2.8 percent of people with PPO dental plans reach or exceed their annual maximum? That means nearly 97 percent of Americans with PPO plans are leaving money on the table when it comes to their dental benefits. Of course, it doesn’t matter if you have a PPO plan or a flexible spending account (FSA), chances are you haven’t used all of your benefits or funds.

Once January 1st rolls around, your benefits are more than likely to expire. Read this post from a dentist in Temple to ensure that you get your money’s worth!


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