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

October 13, 2023

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


3 Dietary Changes to Prolong the Lifespan of Your Veneers

December 6, 2022

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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.


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. 


Instant Orthodontics with Porcelain Veneers

October 19, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — txarkanadentalteam @ 1:07 am
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.


The Connection Between Sleep Apnea & Prediabetes

August 9, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — txarkanadentalteam @ 2:03 am
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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