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

May 17, 2022

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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!


5 Reasons to Schedule a Dental Checkup Early in 2022

January 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsmith @ 2:40 pm
Close-up side view of patient’s face during her dental checkup

The beginning of the year is a busy time for most people. Whether you are preparing tax documents, working hard to keep your New Year’s resolutions, or occupied by other activities, a visit to your dentist might be the last thing on your mind. However, the start of the year is actually the perfect time to schedule a dental checkup. Let’s talk about 5 reasons why that is the case.


Don’t Let Popular Holiday Foods Ruin Your Smile

December 10, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsmith @ 12:52 am

Smiling woman wearing holiday hatThe holidays are right around the corner, which means so are your favorite seasonal dishes and plenty of sweet treats. If you’re like many adults, you’ll likely indulge during the next few weeks. Besides having to loosen your belt a few notches, some holiday foods can come back to haunt your smile. Don’t worry, you can enjoy tasty meals and delicious, but here are 3 foods you’ll want to skip.


5 Reasons to Be Grateful for Your Dental Implants!

November 10, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsmith @ 8:02 pm
Birds eye view of Thanksgiving dinner

Just like that, it’s the time of the year when everyone gives thanks. Your family, friends, and the good food are all reasons to be grateful this Thanksgiving. However, if you have missing teeth replaced by dental implants, this amazing dental treatment is surely something you should appreciate. For a quick reminder, read to learn some of the top reasons to be thankful for your dental implants this holiday season.


Upcoming Implant Surgery? Learn Some Easy Aftercare Tips!

October 23, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsmith @ 8:35 pm
Woman relaxing on her couch while smiling

If you have implant surgery coming up, congrats! You’re on your way toward a healthier, more beautiful smile that allows you a variety of benefits. While dental implants do require surgery, they have a success rate of 95% even after 10 years. Once you get them, it’s up to you to follow your dentist’s instructions for recovery. To ensure that your healing period goes as smooth as possible, here are some aftercare tips you can use!


5 Easy Tips for a Healthy & Fun Halloween!

October 22, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsmith @ 8:19 pm

Halloween is the best time of the year for children – they’re allowed to dress up, and of course, get free candy! However, goblins and ghouls aren’t the only things scary about Halloween. This sugary season causes a dramatic increase in cavities, which is down-right spooky! Thankfully, your dentist has included 5 tips for helping your son or daughter enjoy October 31st without putting their teeth at risk.


Autoimmune Disease & Dental Insurance: Save Money, Stay Healthy!

September 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsmith @ 7:09 pm
Woman smiling in dental chair giving thumps up

Your immune system is so important because it helps your body fight illness. Well, that’s what it’s supposed to do. If you have an autoimmune disease, it will actually attack the healthy cells in your body. Of course, this issue isn’t exclusive to your physical wellbeing – it can negatively impact your oral health as well. Thankfully, you can prevent dental issues by attending your routine dental checkups before the end of the year while also saving some money if you have insurance. Read on to learn how!

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