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5 Questions to Ask at Your Cosmetic Dental Consultation

July 23, 2021

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Are your teeth not as white as they used to be? Do chips or cracks in your teeth make you feel self-conscious about smiling in front of others? Luckily, you don’t have to live with flawed teeth forever. There are all kinds of cosmetic dentistry services that can breathe new life into your smile. The first step in the process is scheduling a preliminary visit with your dentist. To make the most of this appointment, be sure to ask these five questions during your cosmetic dental consultation. 


3 Factors That Affect the Cost of Dentures

July 6, 2021

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light blue piggy bank sitting on top of a set of dentures

When you’ve lost most or all of your teeth, there are times when you feel like you’d pay any amount of money to have them back again. Luckily, today’s dentures are an extremely lifelike and comfortable way to bring your smile back. As with any type of dental work, though, you’ll want to consider how much dentures cost before you commit to the treatment. While there is no fixed price, here are three factors that can affect the cost of dentures.


Why It’s Important to Have Good Oral Health Before Getting Cosmetic Dental Work

June 30, 2021

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Dentist using dental tools to examine patient's teeth

Investing in a bright, straight, beautiful smile can improve your self-esteem, boost your mood, and even enhance your professional success. However, when you schedule your initial consultation, you may be surprised to hear that preliminary treatments, like a filling, need to be completed beforehand. After all, something as minor as a small cavity surely won’t prevent you from getting the results you want, right? Keep reading to learn why good oral health is important for cosmetic dentistry.


How To: Tell When It’s Time to Replace Your Dentures

May 21, 2021

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Closeup of senior man experiencing oral pain

Thankfully, dentures have come a long way since George Washington’s famous wooden ones. Today, this popular tooth replacement option is not only effective but extremely lifelike and durable as well. However, they don’t last forever. In fact, their typical lifespan is between five and ten years. Since that is quite a range, it is important to be aware of the signs you should replace your dentures. Keep reading to learn what they are!


What to Do If Your Child Has a Knocked-Out Tooth

May 7, 2021

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Closeup of tooth in child's hand

It happens in almost slow motion. Your child’s tooth goes flying out of their mouth during a sporting event or while playing with friends. Immediately, you feel a surge of panic set in as you scramble to figure out what to do. Sound familiar? If so, keep reading as an emergency dentist shares the next best steps if your child has knocked out a tooth!


4 Facts You Should Know Before Getting Veneers

April 23, 2021

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Closeup of woman smiling with veneers against pink background

For decades, veneers have been the go-to smile-transforming solution. In fact, some of the most popular celebrities today owe their picture-perfect smiles to this cosmetic dentistry service (like Miley Cyrus, Tom Cruise, and Hilary Duff!). However, it’s completely natural to have a few questions on your mind before committing to veneers, especially since they are quite an investment. With this in mind, keep reading to learn four facts about veneers you should know before committing to treatment.


Dental Implants vs. Dentures: Can Dentures Prevent Bone Loss?

April 9, 2021

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Dentist pointing to model of teeth next to X-ray

If you are struggling with tooth loss, then you are all too familiar with the detrimental effects on your smile, bite, and speech. Decades ago, patients struggling with similar dental problems had to settle for obvious, obtrusive prosthetics that were bulky in look and feel. Fortunately, tooth replacement options have advanced significantly since then, allowing patients to use lifelike dentures and dental implants to fill the gaps in their smile. However, there are other important factors to consider, like which option is best for jawbone preservation. Keep reading to learn all about how missing teeth leads to bone loss and how to protect your youthful facial structure.


Does Tooth Sensitivity Require Emergency Care?

March 26, 2021

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Woman experiencing tooth sensitivity from morning coffee

OUCH! You take a sip of your morning coffee and immediately feel a painful ache spread throughout your mouth. Although the sensation subsides after a few minutes, the experience makes you wonder if you should schedule a same-day appointment with your dentist. After all, is tooth sensitivity really a dental emergency? Keep reading for the answer!


How to Make Cosmetic Dental Treatment Affordable with CareCredit

February 9, 2021

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man holding money for CareCredit for cosmetic dental treatment

You walk into a car dealership with your perfect car in mind. After a bit of searching, you find it and decide to move forward with the purchase, knowing that this new monthly payment fits within your budget. No one expects you to pay up front for a car in cash—it’s a long-term investment after all! So you apply for financing. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a similar system for other purchases in life?

When it comes to your appearance, your smile can be a powerful asset or a formidable hinderance. You may want or need to take care of flaws in your teeth, but paying for the procedure all at once may be more than you can handle financially. Fortunately, you have CareCredit for cosmetic dental treatment.


How Long Does a Dental Crown Last?

January 16, 2021

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Tooth wearing crown

Dental crowns in Carrollton are primarily used in order to protect damaged teeth from becoming harmed any further. Since they are hollow on the inside, they are able to tightly fit over the compromised tooth. Even though they last a long time, they aren’t made to be in your mouth forever. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist in Carrollton about the different benefits of dental crowns and what you can do to make them last longer.

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