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Bump on Your Gums? Here are 4 Potential Causes!

August 21, 2021

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Woman with hand on her cheek due to dental pain

You may have experienced gum pain or irritation in the past, but do you know why it occurs? Plaque and bacteria build up without proper dental care, causing inflammation and infection. But is this what’s also causing the bump on your gums? While this symptom may be alarming, it is typically not an urgent emergency. Read on to learn the top 4 most common causes as well as your treatment options.


Why TikTok’s Toothless Princess’ Message Is So Important

July 30, 2021

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Closeup of TikTok app on smartphone

TikTok is an app that has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years. In fact, they have over 1 billion active users! Although it’s most known for endless dance videos and must-know hacks, some creators are using their platform to spread awareness on important topics. For example, Alicia (also known as Princess Glitter Head) is a young mom who has made it her mission to normalize dentures… toothless! Keep reading to learn about her journey and the benefits of implant dentures.


The Surprising Link Between Alzheimer’s & Gum Disease

June 21, 2021

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Older man with greying hair smiling with glasses

You’ve been told to care for your smile your entire life, but did you know that great oral health could mean better overall health? In a recent study, research suggests that gum disease may increase your risk of Alzheimer’s. During Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, your dentist has included some useful information on this surprising connection as well as some ways you can keep your mouth AND mind healthy!


Dental Tips for a Healthy & Safe St. Patrick’s Day!

March 10, 2021

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Group of people clinking glasses of beer together

St. Patrick’s Day is officially just around the corner, which means lots of fun, family, friends, celebration, and of course, beer! While many are looking forward to the “lucky” traditions surrounding this holiday, it can actually be unlucky for your teeth. In fact, dentists see an increase in appointments by an average of 64%. Whether it’s bar fights, alcohol-induced accidents, or not using teeth properly, it’s important to protect your smile so you can avoid a dental emergency. Read on to get some quick and easy tips for having a safe St. Patrick’s Day!


Teeth Hurt When You Work Out? Here’s Why!

January 21, 2021

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Man and woman without tooth pain smiling outside while working out

Running, lifting weights, playing sports, yoga, CrossFit—there are so many different ways to exercise, and they’re all great for your body and your mind. However, do you ever feel pain or sensitivity in your smile while you’re participating in your favorite activity? This uncomfortable problem can be annoying, or it might be a significant issue if it’s keeping you from your workout! Read on to learn more about your tooth pain and why your smile may be hurting while you exercise.


Do Gums Grow Back After Receding? Find Out the Answer!

November 24, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsmith @ 10:41 pm
Woman smiling after getting treatment for gum disease

When you look at your smile in the mirror, do your teeth appear longer than they once were? You may have receding gums, which is usually cause by gum disease, but there are other factors that can contribute to this problem as well. Gum recession can lead to various issues in addition to appearance, including tooth sensitivity, which is why you may be wondering whether your tissue will grow back. Read on to learn more about gum recession and what your dentist can do to help!


How to Make AND Keep Your Dental Appointments

October 29, 2020

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Woman smiling in dental chair during dental checkup

Life can get busy, so of course you’ve probably gotten used to shifting your schedule around. One of the appointments that you may count on moving to free up some time is your dental checkup. Since it’s probably not your favorite activity on the calendar, it can be easy to skip your routine appointment. However, these regular visits are much more important than may you think. In fact, serious health issues can develop without seeing your dentist. That’s why you should use these easy tips for scheduling and keeping your dental appointments!


When Should You Change Your Toothbrush?

September 30, 2020

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Man holding toothbrush

Question: When was the last time you purchased a new toothbrush? If it has been over four months, then you are not alone. In fact, 75% of people don’t replace it as often as they should! But how do you know when it is time to change your toothbrush? And what happens if you don’t? Read on for the answers!


Teeth Shifting in Adults: 4 Common Causes and Prevention Tactics

August 20, 2020

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Dentist in Irving discussing X-ray with patient

Have you ever looked in the mirror and noticed a new gap in your smile? Or closely examined your smile only to see overlapping teeth you’ve never noticed before? Then you are not alone. Even if you have had braces before, you may notice that your once straight teeth are starting to shift into a new position. Your dentist in Irving shares four common causes and how to prevent it from happening to you!


My Dental Checkup Is Scheduled During COVID-19: Should I Go?

July 7, 2020

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Woman wearing mask in COVID-19 goes to visit her Irving dentist

Staying home, social distancing, and wearing a face covering are the best ways to keep yourself and others safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, what should you do if your routine dental checkup and cleaning is coming up? You may be tempted to put it off until later, but health experts warn that could mean serious trouble for your oral health. Read on to find out why and what your Irving dentist is doing to ensure you’re as safe as possible when coming in for your appointment.

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