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21st Century Dental Blog

How to Fix the 4 Most Common Cosmetic Dental Flaws

October 27, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsmith @ 3:19 pm
Patient admiring her smile after fixing cosmetic dental flaws

Countless millions of people would like to change the way their teeth look. Are you among them? If so, you may be wondering what the best treatments are to address your specific concerns. Read on below to learn about the services that are frequently used to correct common cosmetic dental flaws.


How Are Invisalign Cleaning Crystals To Be Used?

September 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsmith @ 4:18 pm
Invisalign aligners and cleaning crystals

Wearing clear aligners means being able to take care of them so that they don’t develop harmful bacteria that can transfer onto your teeth. Although they are more flexible than traditional braces, it does require a level of responsibility and commitment when it comes to keeping them in good shape. To help you better understand how to use your Invisalign Cleaning Crystals, a local dentist is here to explain.


4 Useful Back-To-School Safety Tips for Preventing Dental Emergencies

August 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsmith @ 8:51 pm
Child wearing her backpack and smiling on her way to school.

It’s finally back-to-school season, and you and your little one are probably busily trying to get everything together that you need. But amidst the hustle and bustle of all the preparation, something to be mindful of is the possibility of your child experiencing a dental emergency at school. Here are four helpful tips from your emergency dentist to keep your child’s smile healthy, bright, and at low risk of experiencing a sudden and painful dental emergency as they return to the classroom.


How Vitamin D Helps Your Dental Implants

August 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsmith @ 7:59 pm
Woman with dental implants smiling.

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are the name of the game. And if you’ve just received implants to restore your own lost pearly whites, congratulations! However, it’s now up to you to ensure their longevity and effectiveness by taking great care of them. And believe it or not, one way of doing this is getting plenty of vitamin D. Keep reading to learn more about how vitamin D can boost the lifespan of your implants and provide your smile with other healthful benefits, along with some tips for getting more of it.


Tips for Easily Meeting Your 22-Hour Invisalign Wear Time

July 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsmith @ 3:15 pm
Person placing their Invisalign tray inside their mouth.

If you’ve recently started Invisalign treatment, congratulations! A straighter and healthier smile is in your future, assuming your treatment is successful. And the biggest factor when it comes to Invisalign’s success is your willingness to adhere to the mandatory 22-hour wear time. That said, some patients run into difficulties when it comes to wearing their trays the required amount of time. Here’s more about why this rule is so important for your treatment along with some tips to help you stick with it.


Can A Toothache Compromise Your Wellbeing?

June 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsmith @ 2:59 pm
person experiencing with toothache holding cheek

When one of your teeth hurts, it can be difficult to get anything done. Focusing during work or school can be nearly impossible. The same goes for getting enough sleep. Though many toothaches are nothing serious, some require prompt treatment from an emergency dentist. Sometimes, a toothache may even jeopardize your overall health. Read on to learn more about the dangers of toothaches as well as how they can be treated.


My Tooth Was Knocked Out; Can I Replace It Myself?

May 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsmith @ 6:02 pm
Woman experiencing a knocked-out tooth.

Dental emergencies can happen when you least expect them—and something like a knocked-out tooth can be a little unsettling! According to the American Association of Endodontists, it’s estimated that over 5 million people have at least one tooth knocked out each year. But when this happens, should you try to replace the tooth on your own? Here’s what you need to know about displaced teeth and why it isn’t always easy to simply pop it back in yourself.


Look Out! Here Are 8 Foods That Can Chip Your Teeth

May 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsmith @ 4:09 pm
Woman in red flannel covering her mouth in shock

It’s true: enamel is the strongest substance in the human body. As a result, you may assume that your teeth are indestructible. Sadly, that’s not the case. All it takes is one forceful bite into your meal for one of them to chip. While this dental emergency isn’t always painful right away, it can take a serious toll on your self-confidence. To prevent you from winding up in this situation, keep reading to learn eight foods that can chip your teeth.


How to Protect Your Teeth on St. Patrick’s Day!

March 22, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsmith @ 7:30 pm
Woman thinking with pink background

Did you know that dentists tend to see an uptick in dental emergencies and urgent oral health issues because of St. Patrick’s Day? This green holiday is a popular time for fun, friends, family, and of course, a little partying, however the last thing you want to have to deal with is a damaged or painful smile. Read on to learn about why your teeth are more at risk of dental issues on St. Patty’s Day as well as some steps you can take to safeguard your grin!


Everything You Need to Know About Kissing with Dentures

January 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsmith @ 9:57 pm
Smiling couple with dentures in Irving together outside

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Are you ready? Whether you’re planning on spending the day with your long-time love or going on a date with a new crush, it’s important to be prepared for the best! Especially if you have dentures in Irving. After all, you don’t want to miss out on a special romantic moment because of them! Fortunately, a few little tips and tricks can make kissing with dentures easy and enjoyable for both you and your partner. Read on to learn more!

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