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3 Ways Your Dental Hygienist Improves Your Oral Health

You may think an office cleaning is mainly cosmetic — giving your teeth that polished look and you that pleasant, “squeaky clean” feeling. But your dental hygienist is doing more than making your teeth look great during your cleaning session — they’re also providing a valuable service keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Here, then, […]

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What You Should Do to Protect an Older Loved One’s Dental Health

If you’re the principal caregiver for an older person, you may have already faced age-related health challenges with them. Good preventive care, however, can ease the impact of health problems. This is especially true for their teeth and gums: with your support you’re loved one can have fewer dental problems and enjoy better health overall. […]

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These 4 Habits Could Help You Avoid Gum Disease

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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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