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These 4 Habits Could Help You Avoid Gum Disease

December 10,2019

Here’s the bad news about periodontal (gum) disease: It’s a leading cause for tooth loss. Even worse: Half of adults over 30 will have some form of it during their lifetime. But here’s the good news: If caught early, we can often treat and stop gum disease before it can do substantial harm to your […]

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Orthodontics Could be the Smile Transformer You’ve Been Looking For

November 30,2019

When designing your new smile, we have a lot of options for changing how individual teeth look: from whitening discolored teeth to replacing missing teeth with life-like dental implants. But the problem may not be how your teeth look — in fact, individually they may look perfect. If they’re not straight, though, your smile won’t […]

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Having Diabetes Could Increase Your Risk of Gum Disease

November 20,2019

Currently, one-third of Americans are either diabetic or have prediabetic symptoms. Caused by an imbalance in blood sugar levels, diabetes can complicate and increase the risk for other inflammatory conditions like heart disease and that includes another disease typified by inflammation: periodontal (gum) disease. Each November, dentists join other healthcare professionals in commemorating American Diabetes Month. […]

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Eating the Right Carbs Helps Keep Your Gums Healthy

November 10,2019

As with most Western countries, we in the U.S. love our carbs. While fats and proteins make an appearance in our diets, many of us go full-tilt on sugars, starches and fibers. Regardless of what some diet gurus say, we do need these organic compounds to generate energy for our cells. But carbs can also […]

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Is Invisalign Treatment Right for Me?

October 31,2019

Learn more about the Invisalign process and what makes someone a good candidate.  Wondering if you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment? Here at Creekview and McKinney Orthodontics in McKinney and Allen, TX, our dentists, Dr. Jay Ghosh and Dr. Trent Lofgren, have helped everyone from children and teens to older adults get beautifully […]

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Bonded Retainers Provide a Less Noticeable Option for Keeping Teeth Straight

If you’re currently undergoing orthodontic treatment, you’re no doubt looking forward to the day your braces come off. But that won’t end your treatment just yet — you’ll need to wear a retainer. Teeth are held secure in the bone of the jaw by an elastic tissue known as the periodontal ligament. As the braces […]

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Baby Your Teeth and Gums During Pregnancy

October 21,2019

For a healthy pregnancy, it helps to have healthy teeth and gums. In fact, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) encourages its members to advise expectant moms to see their dentist. But maintaining oral health can be more challenging when you’re expecting. For one thing, hormonal changes make you more susceptible to periodontal […]

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Dental Visits are Key to Detecting Early Developing Tooth Decay

October 11,2019

Tooth decay is as relentless as it is destructive, and it makes little distinction between age, gender, ethnicity or social status. Although risk levels vary from person to person, we’re all potentially in the crossfire for this harmful disease. Getting ahead of it early could save your teeth. Tooth decay begins with oral bacteria. While […]

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Instill Good Dental Habits in Your Child as Early as Possible

October 1,2019

Philosopher Will Durant wrote, “…We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” While that observation could aptly apply to a great deal of life, it’s certainly true of dental health. Strong, healthy teeth and gums are largely the result of good oral habits started in early childhood. Here […]

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Bitewing X-Rays an Important Tool in Early Tooth Decay Detection

September 21,2019

It’s difficult to measure how x-ray imaging has transformed dentistry since its use became prominent a half century ago. As equipment and methods standardized, the technology revolutionized the way we diagnose tooth decay and other mouth-related issues. One of the more useful of these methods is called the bitewing x-ray. The term comes from the […]

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