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4 Dental Health Areas That Deserve Attention Before Getting Back to School

August 6,2020

The final quarter of the 2019-2020 academic year was like no other in modern history. Because of COVID-19, U.S. schools and colleges lay dormant as millions of students carried on their studies via distance learning. Whether the upcoming school year will be online or in-person, the end of summer is still a great time to […]

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Practice Daily Hygiene to Avoid Gum Swelling While Wearing Braces

July 27,2020

Straightening your smile doesn’t happen overnight—it can involve months or even years of orthodontic treatment. And although the end result is well worth it, the long process can make it difficult to keep your gums healthy, especially while wearing braces. Gum swelling in particular is a common problem for braces wearers with two potential sources. […]

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With Proper Care, you can Lower Your Risk of Tooth Loss as You Age

July 17,2020

While your chances of losing teeth increase as you age, it’s not a given. With proper hygiene and care your teeth could last a lifetime. But brushing and flossing can become more difficult in later years. Arthritis or strength issues in the fingers and hands make holding a toothbrush an arduous chore and flossing next […]

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Floss First or Brush First? You Be the Judge

July 7,2020

Brushing and flossing are two of the best things you can do to fight dental disease and maintain healthy teeth and gums. Or is it flossing and brushing? What we mean is, should you floss first or brush first? There’s virtually no debate among dental professionals about whether or not to perform both hygiene tasks. […]

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Treating a Child’s Tooth Injury May Require Special Consideration

June 27,2020

Often as children grow older, their participation in sports or similar activities increases. While generally encouraged, this greater activity does increase injury risk, especially to the mouth. In fact, the late childhood to early adulthood demographic is the most prone portion of the population to incur dental injuries. To complicate matters, their dental development is […]

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Orthodontics Could be in Your Smile Makeover Plan

June 17,2020

When considering “smile makeover” options, it’s easy to focus on whitening, veneers or implants — techniques and materials focused mainly on the teeth and gums. But if you don’t also consider the bigger picture of how your upper and lower teeth come together to form your bite, these efforts may be a lot like picking […]

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Adult Orthodontics and Aligners

June 9,2020

Far too many adults decide to live with crooked teeth rather than face the prospect of wearing braces. Fortunately, Invisalign, an innovative orthodontic treatment offered by Drs. Jay Ghosh and Trent Lofgren, your orthodontists in McKinney and Allen, TX, can straighten your smile discreetly. Invisalign Offers a Novel Approach to Orthodontic Treatment Unlike traditional braces, […]

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New Studies Show: Sealants Could Help Your Child Avoid Tooth Decay

June 7,2020

Your child could hit a speed bump on their road to dental maturity—tooth decay. In fact, children are susceptible to an aggressive form of decay known as Early Childhood Caries (ECC) that can lead to tooth loss and possible bite issues for other teeth. But dentists have a few weapons in their arsenal for helping children avoid […]

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Don’t Let an Eating Disorder Wreck Oral Health

May 28,2020

Eating disorders cause more than psychological harm. The binge-purge cycle of bulimia or the self-starvation patterns of anorexia can also injure the physical body, especially the mouth. For example, nine in ten people with bulimia will experience tooth enamel erosion from stomach acid entering the mouth from induced vomiting. Although purging is less frequent with […]

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This Rare Tongue Condition Often Looks Worse than it Actually is

May 18,2020

There are a few mouth conditions so rare most of us have never heard of them. Geographic tongue would fall into this category, affecting only one to three percent of the population. Even so, these irregular reddish patches resembling land masses on a map (hence the name) might be alarming at first glance—but they pose no danger […]

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