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6 Easy Ways to Make Your Dentures Last

August 11, 2021

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hand holding a glass of water with two full dentures soaking in it

Dentures are a great way to enjoy having a confident, functional smile again after losing several or all of your teeth. Today’s dentures are more comfortable, lifelike, and durable than ever before, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need regular care and maintenance. Properly caring for dentures can help you get the most out of your replacement teeth. Follow these tips to help your dentures last as long as possible!

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Why Summer Is the Perfect Time to Get Dental Implants

May 11, 2021

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older woman happy with dental implants in Texarkana

If you’ve been living without a full set of teeth for any amount of time, you’re already aware of the life interruptions it causes. Furthermore, you’re less likely to smile, which means you have to hide a part of your personality. With summer just around the corner, it’s the best time to take effective action to replace your missing teeth with dental implants in Texarkana. Continue reading to find out what dental implants are and to discover why now is the time to act!

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Will My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

November 24, 2020

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dental implant post on top of stack of cash

Have you been thinking about getting your missing teeth replaced? While there are plenty of options available these days, most dentists consider dental implants to be the most beneficial choice. If you’ve researched them at all, though, you might have noticed that dental implants tend to have a higher price than conventional treatments like bridges or dentures. Will your dental insurance help to lessen this cost? Continue reading to find out.

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Will Your Sleep Apnea Go Away on Its Own?

September 28, 2020

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Worried man lying awake in his bed

Once you realize that you’re living with sleep apnea, the impact it has on your life becomes very apparent. Your partner might be getting increasingly annoyed with your loud snoring, or you may notice that you constantly feel sleepy no matter how early you get to bed. But can you expect these symptoms to get better over time? Or will you need a professional’s help to rest peacefully again? Read on to learn more about the underlying causes of sleep apnea – as well as the potential for it to go away.

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Can Summer Worsen Your Sleep Apnea Symptoms?

July 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — txarkanadentalteam @ 8:06 pm
woman annoyed by man’s snoring caused by sleep apnea in Texarkana

Summer has something for everyone. The Texas heat is perfect for swimming and other fun outdoor activities. However, it comes at a price, and if you suffer from sleep apnea in Texarkana, your condition may be aggravated by the warmer weather. Since sleep apnea can result in a slew of unwanted side effects, including depression, weight gain, and trouble concentrating, you’re going to want to alleviate your symptoms as much as you can. Keep reading below to learn how summer can worsen your symptoms and what you and your dentist can do to help.

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Dental Implants Let You Enjoy Summer with a Sunny Smile!

June 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — txarkanadentalteam @ 7:21 pm
Smiling older couple enjoying summer with dental implants in Texarkana

Summertime is just around the corner! Many of us are looking forward to all the family-get-togethers, backyard barbeques, and warm weather activities. Unfortunately, you may find it difficult to enjoy all your favorite aspects of the season if you have missing teeth or loose-fitting dentures. With dental implants in Texarkana, you can regain your confident smile and get back to living your life to the fullest. Here are five ways dental implants can help you have fun in the sun this summer!

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What to Do if Your Dental Crown Chips, Cracks, or Breaks

April 16, 2020

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Concerned man covers mouth with broken dental crown in Texarkana

Dental crowns in Texarkana are versatile tooth shaped caps that are designed to stay beautiful and functional for years. While they’re not indestructible, knowing what can damage them can go a long way in extending their lifespan. However, if your dental crown does break, you’ll need to act quickly and correctly to save your smile.  Read on to find out what might cause your dental crown to crack, and what you should do if you find yourself in this scary situation.

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How Long Do Crowns and Bridges Last?

February 11, 2020

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model of crowns and tooth replacement bridgeAlthough your teeth are designed to last for a lifetime, most people will experience damage over the years. Not to mention, you might also need tooth replacement if you’ve lost one or more teeth. Your restorative dentist can repair a tooth or replace those that have been lost with a dental crown and/or bridge. Your newly restored smile can last for a decade or longer before needing to be replaced. Here’s how long you can expect your bridge or crown to last, and a few helpful tips to protect your investment.

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Why Dental Implants Are the #1 Tooth Replacement Solution

December 3, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — txarkanadentalteam @ 9:49 am
Dental implants graphic
Dental implant on the example of a jaw model

Did you know that the first dental implants were invented all the way back in ancient China in the year 2000 BC? Back then, carved bamboo pegs were sometimes used to replace missing teeth. Ouch!  

Thankfully, dental implants have advanced considerably since then – and of course, they no longer are made from bamboo. In fact, modern dental implants that were first developed in the 1970s are today considered the most effective and reliable tooth replacement solution available.

Keep reading to discover what implant material has replaced bamboo and why so many dentists recommend dental implants to replace missing teeth.

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Don’t Let This Year’s Dental Benefits Expire

November 22, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — txarkanadentalteam @ 6:49 pm
Tooth and calculator

At the end of every year, over 100 billion dollars’ worth of dental insurance benefits are lost because millions of people haven’t maximized their plans. If you have insurance, then you’ve already paid for your benefits; why should you lose what you’ve already spent money on? Here’s what you need to know about getting the most out of your personal insurance policy.

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