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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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4 Ways to Avoid Dental Disease While Wearing Braces

May 8,2020

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy isn’t always easy—and it’s even more of a challenge if you’re wearing orthodontic appliances like braces. That’s why a fair percentage of patients wearing braces also contend with tooth decay or periodontal (gum) disease. The reason is simple: The orthodontic hardware makes it difficult to fully reach all parts […]

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Preventing Dental Disease Starts with Assessing Your Unique Risk

April 28,2020

Over the last century dentistry has acquired the knowledge, techniques and treatments to prevent or minimize tooth decay. With this enhanced knowledge we’ve amassed a wealth of data about what increases dental disease development and what prevents it. This has produced a balanced approach to identifying and treating disease-causing factors and incorporating factors that inhibit […]

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The 3 Top Causes for Tooth Sensitivity

April 18,2020

Like other living tissue, your teeth can feel. Dentin, the layer below the enamel, houses fluid-filled conduits that transmit temperature or pressure sensations to a nerve network within the tooth’s inner pulp. It’s so effective that incoming sensations must be buffered — “toned down”— to avoid a painful overload of the nerves. The enamel above […]

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Caring for Your Smile with Braces

April 13,2020

Discover some helpful tips for how to keep your teeth and gums healthy with braces. Many children and teens can benefit from orthodontic treatment. Of course, once your child receives braces, you want to make sure they know how to properly care for their smiles and that they are practicing good oral hygiene throughout the […]

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