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Keep a Watchful Eye on Your Child’s Teeth Grinding Habit

It can be alarming to be awakened in the middle of the night by a screeching, gritting sound coming from your child’s bedroom. No, it’s not a scene from a horror movie: it’s your child grinding their teeth as they sleep — a behavior so prevalent in children under eleven it’s considered normal. That doesn’t […]

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Tell Your Dentist if You’re Having a Shingles Outbreak

Shingles is a painful viral infection that could potentially recur in sufferers for years. It causes painful skin rashes, general nerve pain, fever and fatigue. In extreme cases, it can cause blindness if the eyes become infected. And because it’s highly contagious, it could affect your dental treatment. Formally known as herpes zoster, shingles is a […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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