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Why You Should Choose Tooth-Colored Fillings Over Amalgam

November 26, 2022

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3D model of three fillings, side-by-side

Usually, when you’re getting a dental filling, it isn’t something you’re doing by choice. What you can choose, however, is what kind of filling you get. Most people have seen the metallic amalgam fillings that are sometimes used on molars, but modern restorative dentists tend to prefer composite resin for their fillings. If you want to know why that is, here’s the difference between composite fillings and amalgams, and why you should choose the former.

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A Guide to the Parts of the Mouth, and What They All Do

November 4, 2022

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A diagram of the mouth

You brush your teeth, floss every day, use mouthwash, and stay hydrated, all to take care of your teeth. But how much do you know about how your mouth works? Understanding that will improve your ability to protect your oral health. To help, here’s a guide to the various parts of the mouth and their functions.

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What to Do When Traveling with Clear Aligners

October 12, 2022

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So, let’s say you’ve gotten used to your clear aligner trays. You not only wear them as you should, but you also maintain them as instructed by your dentist. However, you plan on traveling with your clear aligners in Round Rock soon. Do you know what to do so your treatment keeps working while you’re away? If not, you may want to get some relevant tips before you leave. Luckily enough, your local dentist is here with some. Read on to learn four things you should do when traveling with clear aligners.

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4 Helpful Tips for Avoiding Oral Health Problems Around Halloween

October 3, 2022

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Parent and child celebrating Halloween together.

Halloween is right around the corner! And with so many delicious sweets and treats available around this time of the year, it’s important to be extra-mindful about you and your little one’s oral health! That said, here are some helpful tips from your dentist in Round Rock for avoiding oral health problems this Halloween season!

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Dental Bridge Lifespan & How to Extend It

September 22, 2022

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3D illustration of a dental bridge

You should consider getting a dental bridge in Round Rock if you have several missing teeth. This appliance could fill all your smile gaps at the same time! Still, you may want to confirm the procedure’s lifespan first. After all, your treatment won’t be cost-effective if it doesn’t last a while. Fortunately, though, your local dentist is here to help you out. Read on to learn about dental bridges, their lifespan, and how to make them last longer.

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4 Good Reasons to Soak Dentures Overnight

September 14, 2022

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Dentures from Round Rock soaking in a glass of water

As you likely know, dentures act as replacement teeth. They let you smile, speak, and chew better than you would otherwise. However, these facts don’t mean you can sleep with them in your mouth. You should always give your prosthetics an overnight soak. Otherwise, you’d put them and yourself at serious risk. To learn more, here are four good reasons why dentures in Round Rock need nightly soaks. Please read them over — they’ll help your dental prosthesis work well into the future!

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How Do Dentures Influence Your Sense of Taste?

August 15, 2022

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woman smiling with dentures in Round Rock

Along with tooth loss, many people’s sense of taste may naturally diminish as they get older. Even so, this doesn’t mean you won’t be able to enjoy most of your favorite meals. And if you need to replace your missing teeth, you might consider getting dentures for a convenient and reliable treatment. However, while you might be able to chew comfortably with your new smile, your sense of taste could be affected in the process. Keep reading to learn why this happens and the steps you can take to address it!

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I Lost My Dental Filling – What Should I Do?

August 3, 2022

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Woman covering mouth

Losing a dental restoration can be stressful. Even though losing your dental filling isn’t as severe as knocking out your tooth or other dental emergencies, it’s still super important that you address the issue quickly. However, it can be stressful if you aren’t sure what steps to take to restore the integrity of your tooth. Continue reading to learn why fillings fall out and what you should do if you find yourself in this situation.

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5 Tips for How to Prepare for Invisalign Treatment

July 26, 2022

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person holding Invisalign aligner tray and smiling

Invisalign treatment is a popular alternative to traditional braces. Just like braces, this treatment can correct alignment and bite issues as well as close gaps between your teeth. Invisalign aligner trays are also clear, this makes them more visually pleasing than metal braces. They are also removable, which makes it easier to perform your oral hygiene routine. If you’re considering getting clear aligners, read on to learn five tips for how to prepare for Invisalign treatment.

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 Types of Tooth Stains and How to Remove Them 

July 11, 2022

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person covering mouth

Whenever you watch your favorite movie, TV show, or internet personality, you notice how lovely their smiles are. Their pearly whites are almost always bright white and healthy-looking. As hard as you’ve tried to achieve a similar look, it’s proven to be harder than you thought it would be. Though there are ways to improve the look of a stained smile, what could be causing the discoloration in the first place? Read on to learn about three types of tooth stains, how they can occur, and what your dentist can do to help you remedy the issue.

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