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4 Reasons Cosmetic Dentistry Has Become So Popular

January 19, 2023

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a cosmetic dentist holding a graphic illustration of a tooth

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry reached out to 363 dentists across the country to survey them about the treatments they’ve been offering patients in 2015. What they found was that countless patients were motivated to get cosmetic dental procedures to help regain their youthful appearance, prepare for an important life event, or for restorative and health reasons. Many people are asking themselves what has changed in the last decade that has caused a rise in cosmetic dentistry. Here are four reasons smile-rejuvenating treatments have become so popular.

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6 Tips for a Smooth Wisdom Tooth Extraction Recovery

November 15, 2022

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a man undergoing wisdom tooth recovery in Spring

Did you know about five million people in the United States get their wisdom teeth extracted every year? Since they don’t typically have enough room to properly grow in the mouth, it’s often better to remove the final molars to avoid any issues. While this is an extensive procedure, the healing phase doesn’t have to be very complicated. Read on to learn a few tips to make your wisdom tooth extraction recovery a more easy-going process!

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How Long Does a Root Canal Take?

October 12, 2022

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A patient receiving a root canal

Imagine that your dentist says you need root canal therapy. In this scenario, you’d probably have many questions buzzing in your head. One of the biggest, though, is likely how long such a procedure would take. After all, you’ll need to change your schedule depending on the expected treatment time. Well, the short answer is that it depends on various factors. If you want the long answer, though, your Spring dentist can help you. Read on to learn how long root canal therapy and its aftercare process takes.

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How Sleep Apnea Can Affect Children

September 2, 2022

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Young girl fast asleep after receiving sleep apnea treatment.

Sleep apnea is a very widespread problem—every night, millions of people miss out on countless hours of sleep due to the condition. And sadly, many more cases go completely undiagnosed! But while there are several different factors that can contribute to sleep apnea, it’s important to note that the condition doesn’t just affect adults; children are vulnerable too! That said, here’s what you need to know about children’s sleep apnea, along with what you can do to address the issue.

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Discover the Evolution of Porcelain Veneers

August 19, 2022

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Model of a porcelain veneerEverywhere you turn, it might seem like you’re surrounded by stunning smiles. From the red carpet to your favorite online blogger, beautiful teeth are something everyone desires. However, few people are born with naturally attractive smiles. Believe it or not, many of the smiles you admire didn’t come from genetics. People from all walks of life are improving their teeth with veneers. While you might believe they are a new treatment, the history of porcelain veneers dates back nearly a century. Here’s how they’ve evolved over the decades to turn dream smiles into reality. 

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Jawbone Preservation: Dental Implants or Dentures?

July 12, 2022

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dentist showing smiling patient X-rays

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) shared that 70% of adults ages 35 to 44 are missing at least one tooth. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that one in five adults over 65 are missing all of their teeth. Fortunately, there are several tooth-replacement options available that can fill in your smile, including dental implants and dentures. Though both can improve the look of your smile, which is the best option for jawbone preservation? Read on to learn whether dentures or dental implants are right for you.

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The Latest and Greatest Dental Implant Innovations

June 1, 2022

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Image of dental implants.

Missing teeth are a serious problem! Not only do they leave awkward and embarrassing gaps in your smile, but they can also lead to a slew of other oral health concerns, including additional missing teeth! But fortunately, treatment options like dental implants can effectively restore the look, feel, and functionality of your smile. And as technology continues to advance, the success rate of dental implants continues to rise. Keep reading to learn more about three of the latest innovations that have contributed towards the impressive capabilities of dental implants.

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Rinsing After Brushing Your Teeth: Good or Bad?

May 10, 2022

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Person rinsing their mouth with water

Growing up as a kid, your parents may have told you to rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth. The idea was that it would help you eliminate unneeded toothpaste. However, have you considered that this dental hygiene “wisdom” might be wrong?

Here’s a summary of the debate on rinsing after brushing teeth — the case against it, the case for it, and a possible middle ground.

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3 Tips That Can Help You Meet the 22-Hour Wear Time with Invisalign

February 1, 2022

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example of Invisalign in Spring

When going through Invisalign, it’s important that patients wear their aligners for 20-22 hours a day so that they’re better able to correct the teeth. On paper, this might sound like a piece of cake, but it can become complicated in everyday life. Fortunately, your dentist in Spring has three tips for meeting the wear time with Invisalign, ensuring that the process for a straight smile is as smooth as possible!

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Can You Brush Dentures While They’re in Your Mouth?

November 16, 2021

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patient cleaning dentures in Spring with a toothbrush

Between working all week and trying to spend some quality time with your friends and family, going through the process of removing your dentures to thoroughly clean them may seem like one too many responsibilities. You may think that cleaning dentures while you wear them is the better option, but this isn’t always the most effective way to get the job done. Read on to learn about the recommended method to use to care for your dentures and the benefits it can have on your overall oral health.

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