4 Helpful Ways to Give Your Teeth a Spring Cleaning!

March 23, 2023

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A sign with text reading 'Spring Cleaning'

March is nearly over, so it’s safe to say that Spring is finally here. Temperatures are warming, flowers are blooming, and the air is full of life. With that said, now’s the perfect time for some old-fashioned Spring Cleaning! Even as you tidy, though, don’t forget that your smile also needs sprucing. Your teeth and gums won’t enjoy the season otherwise. Thankfully, your Temple dentist knows how to go about this dental cleanse. Here, therefore, are four helpful ways to achieve a spring cleaning for your teeth.


What is the Lifespan of Dental Fillings?

March 15, 2023

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A 3D illustration of tooth-colored dental fillings

So, you’ve gotten fillings for your teeth. You’re probably pretty happy with them at the moment. That’s only natural – your former cavities or tooth decay have been treated! Still, remember that fillings don’t last forever. Their lifespan is limited, meaning they’ll need replacing eventually. Luckily, your Temple dentist can help you out. Read on, then, to learn how long dental fillings last, the signs you should replace them, and tips for giving them proper care.


A Healthy Heart Starts with Your Smile

February 4, 2023

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an illustration of a heart being held

February is American Heart Month, meaning that it’s the perfect time to begin keeping tabs on your cardiovascular health and ensure that your ticker is in good shape! But did you know that by taking great care of your pearly whites, you can vastly influence the well-being of your heart? Here’s more from your dentist about how oral and cardiovascular health are linked and how you can best ensure that both your heart and your smile are happy and healthy.  


4 Dentist-Approved Gift Ideas to Make Your Valentine Smile

February 2, 2023

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a person receiving a Valentine’s Day gift

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and you might be struggling to brainstorm the perfect gift idea for that special someone in your life. Even though a bouquet of roses or box of chocolates might seem like a safe bet, have you considered gifting your loved one something that won’t just bring a smile to their face, but also protect that very smile? Here are a few Valentine’s Day gift ideas from your dentist to inspire you!


4 Ways to Ruin Your Invisalign Treatment

January 26, 2023

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person holding an Invisalign tray

If you’ve ever known someone who has undergone orthodontic treatment, there’s a good chance that you’re familiar with Invisalign. This treatment uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to move your teeth into a more ideal position over several months or years. As effective as Invisalign treatment is at improving the look of your smile, this is only the case if you keep up with the process. Continue reading to learn about four ways that you can ruin your Invisalign treatment.


5 Ways to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution to Floss More

January 4, 2023

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person flossing their teeth

It’s the beginning of 2023, and people all over the world are beginning to work through their New Year’s resolutions. Regardless of regardless of whether your resolution is related to your health, travel, money, or any number of other things, it can be difficult to stick with it. This is also true when it comes to resolutions regarding your oral health, such as flossing more often. Continue reading to learn about 5 tips that will help you stick to your New Year’s resolution to floss more often.


4 Stocking Stuffers That Can Benefit Your Smile

December 13, 2022

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stocking stuffers from a dentist in Temple

With the holidays coming up, you likely have a long list of to-dos. Other than spending time with your family and friends, you might be wondering what kinds of stocking stuffers you should get this year. Since they’ll be enjoying all their favorite festive meals, a present that doesn’t harm their pearly whites may be the best choice. Read on to learn four tooth-friendly gift ideas you should consider for your loved ones!  


5 Reasons Dental Implants Are Incredibly Successful

December 8, 2022

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dentist explaining dental implant success in Temple

If you’re struggling with moderate to severe tooth loss, dental implants are the superior option for restoring your smile. Not only are they extremely natural-looking and durable, but they can also last you several decades to a lifetime with proper care! With the dental implant success rate at 95% or more, you might wonder why they work so well. Read on to learn five reasons this tooth-replacement solution is extremely effective.


What Can Your Dental Insurance Plan Cover?

November 17, 2022

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A dental insurance form for a dentist in Temple

Before you get dental treatment, you should confirm the expenses involved first. After all, you won’t know whether you can afford the procedure if you don’t. In particular, it’d be good to find out what your dental insurance plan covers. That way, you can adjust things so that your future visit meets your needs and fits your budget. Luckily, your dentist in Temple can help you through this process. Here’s a summary of what dental insurance often covers, what it doesn’t, and how to make the most of your plan.


Just How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

November 9, 2022

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A man asking himself, How long dental implants last?"

As you might know, dental implants are highly effective at restoring smiles. After all, they have a long-term success rate of over 95%! Even so, however, implants can’t and don’t last forever — they all eventually stop working with time. That being said, you might be wondering about their lifespan. In particular, perhaps you’re asking yourself, “How long do dental implants last?” Well, your dentist in Temple can help you answer that question. Here’s a summary of implant lifespan, including how it affects your savings and tips on extending it.

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