Oral Hygiene Habits of Pilgrims and Native Americans

November 21, 2022

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Thanksgiving turkey on tableThanksgiving is right around the corner. As you and your loved one’s gather at the dinner table, you’ll share stories and swap information, just like the Pilgrims and Native Americans did during the first Thanksgiving. However, hunting and gathering tips probably weren’t the only things they learned from one another. They learned about each other’s oral hygiene methods, too. Although we don’t chew on twigs to keep our teeth clean, early oral hygiene techniques paved the way for modern brushing and flossing habits. 

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Instant Orthodontics with Porcelain Veneers

October 19, 2022

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dentist and patient talking about porcelain veneers

When you think of crooked or gapped teeth, the first way to fix them that comes to mind might be orthodontics. Though Invisalign and metal braces can move teeth into a more ideal position, you also have to commit to undergoing these treatments for several months or possibly years. This might not sound appealing to those who only have minor cosmetic flaws they want to fix. That’s where veneers come in. Continue reading to learn about why porcelain veneers are called “instant orthodontics” and how they can benefit your beam.

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The Connection Between Sleep Apnea & Prediabetes

August 9, 2022

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person checking blood sugar levels after waking up

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes millions of people to miss out on hours of sleep each night. Many people are undiagnosed, and this condition can be quite problematic if left untreated. Health concerns that could potentially develop if you can’t get your sleep apnea under control include memory loss, fatigue, hypertension, diabetes, and even heart disease. Additionally, if someone has prediabetes and sleeps poorly, they may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Read on to learn how sleep apnea and prediabetes are connected as well as some tips for getting a better night’s rest.

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How Can Your Smile Benefit From the Summer Sun?

June 14, 2022

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parent and child enjoying the summer sun in Texarkana

When the summer sun is high in the sky, it’s time to spend the day at the pool or enjoy a family cookout. A healthy amount of light is good for a tan, but did you know it can also be beneficial for your teeth and gums? While catching solar rays might help your smile, you’ll want to ensure you get a safe quantity and practice certain preventive care to protect your pearly whites. Read on to learn how sunlight benefits your oral health in the long run!

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Will My Receded Gums Grow Back?

May 18, 2022

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Gums that receded due to gum disease.

You might imagine a set of reversible symptoms when you think of gum disease. After all, fast treatment can undo bad breath, swelling or tenderness, and bleeding around the gum line. As such, you may believe that receded gums from the condition will naturally grow back. The idea certainly makes sense at first glance. However, this attitude is misplaced. In truth, gum recession is more permanent than any of us would prefer. Learn more in this summary of the matter from your Texarkana dentist.

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4 Common Misconceptions About Dentures

April 13, 2022

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Close-up of dentures on dentist's desk

Even if you’ve lost some teeth, you may be reluctant to get dentures. After all, you’ve likely heard several negative stereotypes about them. However, there’s no reason to fear or avoid this dental treatment — the bad rap they get is entirely unfounded. In fact, dentures’ so-called “downsides” almost always turn out to be myths! The reality is that false teeth effectively restore smiles to their former glory. To see for yourself, here are four common denture misconceptions and why they just aren’t true.

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Will Dental Implants Make You Look Younger?

March 3, 2022

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Woman smiling.

There’s nothing like a missing tooth to make you feel a little self-conscious; not only is there a gap in your once-pristine smile, but you can’t help but feel that you look much older and aged. Although treatments like dentures and bridges are an option, these need to be replaced every so often and do very little to make you look younger. However, dental implants can offer a permanent solution for missing teeth while also making you appear more youthful. Here’s how.

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Are You at Higher Risk of Gum Disease Because of Genetics?

January 9, 2022

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Woman with gum disease pushing her lip upwards

It’s common to receive physical traits from your parents, whether it be eye color, hair color, or many other characteristics. However, this genetic transfer also occurs for certain medical conditions, and they often don’t start to become noticeable until you get older. One example is gum disease, a condition that largely goes unnoticed until it’s already developed. If you have family members who struggle with gum disease, you may find yourself more likely to experience gum infections as well. Keep reading to learn the science, how to recognize the signs you have gum disease, and how to protect yourself going forward.

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Which Holiday Foods Should I Avoid with My Dentures?

November 20, 2021

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table of holiday foods

The holiday season is full of opportunities to catch up with your loved ones and enjoy some great food along the way. Everyone has their favorite Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, as many of these items are seldom seen the rest of the year.

If you wear dentures, it might be easy to get distracted at dinnertime but there are some food items you need to be careful with. After all, the last thing you want is to damage them and then have to leave your family to deal with a dental emergency.

Read on for some helpful tips about holiday items to avoid from your dentist in Texarkana.

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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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