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A Guide for Receding Gumlines

April 15, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — txarkanadentalteam @ 3:35 pm
Close up of woman with receding gumline

Maybe you happened to notice that something looked off about your smile in the mirror, or maybe a friend said something about it over lunch. Either way, the results are in: your teeth definitely look longer. Unfortunately, unlike rabbit teeth, human teeth don’t grow after a certain point. So your teeth aren’t putting on some extra inches. Your gumline is receding.

Now you’re probably asking a lot of questions, “Why are my gums receding?” “Do gumlines grow – can I fix them?” “How do I stop this from happening?”

Keep reading to have those questions answered.

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5 Complications of Ill-Fitting Dentures

February 6, 2024

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patient smiling after having ill-fitting dentures fixed

Learn about the essential role dentures play in restoring bite function and improving your smile as vital replacements for missing teeth. Well-fitted full dentures provide secure adhesion to the gums, while partial dentures blend naturally with your existing teeth. However, poorly fitting dentures can lead to various complications. Keep reading to discover five issues that may arise from ill-fitting dentures.

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Dental Avoidance: 3 Tips to Prevent an Emergency

December 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — txarkanadentalteam @ 3:34 pm
Damaged tooth next to dental mirror and emergency kit

Try though you might, it’s impossible to predict exactly when a dental emergency will occur because accidents can happen at any given moment. Whether you’ve bitten into something hard and lost a restoration or took a blow to the face during a football game that knocked out a tooth, you’re likely feeling shocked, anxious, and in pain. Though you can’t stop the event itself, there are things you can do to minimize damage if or when something goes down. Keep reading to learn 3 ways to avoid a dental emergency!

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Turn Dental Hygiene Month into a Family Affair with These 4 Tips

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — txarkanadentalteam @ 1:10 pm
a family practicing brushing together for dental hygiene month

When you think of October, the health of your teeth probably takes a back seat to the biggest candy holiday of the year. But it’s also Dental Hygiene Month! While it’s fine to take on the challenge of improving your oral care over the next 31 days by yourself, it can be more fun and beneficial to get your whole family involved.

If you want to improve the oral health of your entire household this month and have fun doing it, continue reading. Below are five great tips for making it happen.

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Love Coffee? Here’s How You’ll Want to Protect Your Pearly Whites

September 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — txarkanadentalteam @ 2:37 pm
a woman smiling while holding a cup of coffee

Does it usually take a warm cup of joe to get you going in the morning? You aren’t the only one! Over half of all Americans typically enjoy at least one cup of coffee every day according to the National Coffee Association. While certainly enjoyable for the taste buds, the same can’t be said about your pearly whites. Read on to learn about the negative effects coffee can have on your dental health and ways to keep your smile safe.

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The 3 Dirtiest Things In Your Home

August 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — txarkanadentalteam @ 7:42 am
Toothbrush in a toothbrush holder

After the pandemic, everybody is a little more germ-conscious than they used to be. However, even now, there are still plenty of things in your home that could do with more disinfecting than they get. In fact, some of the things that you use most often are also some of the most laden with bacteria.

If you want to know more about what could be harboring germs in your house, here are a few examples of some of the worst offenders so that you can protect your health.

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Are Root Canals Really Expensive?

June 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — txarkanadentalteam @ 9:51 am
An X-ray of an infected and decayed tooth

It isn’t just pain that people fear from a root canal. Often enough, patients worry the procedure’s price exceeds their budget. You can’t count on a treatment with a cost you can’t cover. As such, many find themselves asking, “Are root canals expensive?” Well, your Texarkana dentist is here to tell you they’re less pricey than you’d think. To learn why, read this summary of root canal price factors and treatment’s cost-effectiveness.

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How to Deal with Morning Breath

April 9, 2023

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woman testing her breath

Have you ever leaned over to kiss your partner first thing in the morning, only to have them recoil immediately? You may be suffering from some pretty serious morning breath!

If so, there are quite a few reasons why that may be the case. Here are a few, along with how you can deal with them.

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4 Important Truths About Root Canal Therapy

February 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — txarkanadentalteam @ 12:18 am
a woman getting her infected tooth examined for a possible root canal therapy

If you have recently been told by your dentist that you need root canal therapy, you may have immediately thought that was awful news! There are so many misconceptions about the procedure that normally the news is met with dread. However, root canal therapy is essential in treating advanced tooth decay. When a cavity goes untreated, it can go further into the dental pulp—the center of a tooth. Your dentist must then remove the infection to keep it from spreading to the root and other parts of your body. Read on for more important truths about root canal therapy!

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3 Dietary Changes to Prolong the Lifespan of Your Veneers

December 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — txarkanadentalteam @ 3:16 pm
a woman experiencing a diet change with veneers in Texarkana

If you’re struggling with chipped, stained, cracked, or gapped teeth, then you’ve likely considered getting veneers. These porcelain shells can cover up most dental flaws simultaneously, and they can last 15 years or more! However, you’ll have to implement certain measures if you want to make the most of your new pearly whites, including adjusting your eating habits. Read on to learn three tips for your diet change with veneers.

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