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Can I Drink Alcohol After Having a Tooth Extracted?

June 23, 2021

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woman says no to alcohol after tooth extraction

If a dentist recommends having a tooth pulled, it’s somewhat of a last resort for maintaining optimal oral health. After the surgery is completed, it takes time to fully recover. To encourage expedient healing, it’s necessary to follow the dentist’s instructions and maintain healthy practices at home. With that in mind, will drinking alcohol after tooth extraction be harmful? Continue reading to find out.

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Could a Tooth Extraction Actually be Beneficial for You?

June 10, 2021

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woman learns the benefits of tooth extraction

As a general rule, dentists do everything in their power to preserve as many natural teeth as possible. Still, there are exceptions – when having a tooth pulled is the best route to take. As you continue reading, learn about the benefits of tooth extraction.

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Oh No! I Lost My Invisalign Aligner – What Should I Do?

May 14, 2021

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After eating lunch, you reach for your Invisalign aligners to put them back on. Then…oh no. Dread instantly sinks in. You could have sworn you put the aligners in the case but now, you’re not so sure. You try retracing your steps but quickly realize you have no idea where you placed them.

It’s understandable if your first instinct is to panic, but there’s no need to worry! Take comfort in knowing that you’re not the only patient who has been stuck in this predicament. There are some practical steps you can take after losing a tray—read along to find out what they are.

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3 Professions Where Invisalign Can Benefit You

May 2, 2021

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Businesswoman with Invisalign in Waco

These days, if you are looking to straighten your smile, you don’t need to settle for a mouthful of metal brackets and wires for who knows how long. Instead, you can opt for Invisalign in Waco. This treatment involves the use of clear aligners in order to slowly shift your teeth into their rightful locations. While anyone can benefit from Invisalign, there are some professions that make this treatment particularly appealing. Read on to learn about the benefits of Invisalign as well as who can benefit the most from it.

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Can You Get Invisalign If You’ve Already Had Braces?

April 23, 2021

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woman holding an Invisalign aligner and a model of teeth with braces

You spent two whole years wearing braces when you were younger. After you finally got them taken off, you were ecstatic to show off your newly straightened pearly whites. However, you’ve noticed recently that your teeth have shifted since then, and now they’re back to being crooked. You don’t want to wear a mouthful of metal again to fix them. Thanks to Invisalign, though, you may not have to. Is it possible to wear Invisalign after braces? Find out by reading more below.

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Is It Possible to Get Cavities During Invisalign Treatment?

April 6, 2021

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young man holding an aligner for Invisalign in Waco

As effective and popular as Invisalign is, there are still several misconceptions about the treatment. For example, some patients assume that because they have a shield around their teeth, they’ll be immune to cavities during Invisalign treatment. Unfortunately, that’s not how Invisalign works. In reality, you’ll need to maintain your oral hygiene to keep your smile decay-free. Continue reading to learn everything you need to know about preventing cavities during Invisalign in Waco.

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Can Dental Implants Really Improve Your Dentures?

March 10, 2021

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woman happy with implant-retained dentures in Waco

When you first received your dentures, you were probably thrilled to finally have your missing teeth replaced. Over time, you’ve likely noticed some changes in the way they fit, feel and function. To make matters worse, you may have experienced embarrassing slippage or the appliances completely dislodging. There is the option of receiving implant-retained dentures in Waco, but can they really make a difference. Continue reading to find out!

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Making a Smooth Transition from Dentures to Implants

March 1, 2021

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woman happy to make the transition from dentures in Waco

Living without a full set of teeth is extremely difficult. Traditional dentures provide a way to restore a portion of the original chewing capacity and to achieve a complete smile once again. However, this method has many limitations. Thankfully, there is a way to upgrade dentures – with dental implants. If you’re looking to transition from dentures in Waco, there are a few things you need to know beforehand. Continue reading to learn more about the procedure.

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Know Before You Go: 5 Serious Risks of Tooth Gems

February 18, 2021

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Scared woman protecting her mouth from dental tools

From denim-on-denim outfits to crop tops and “mom” jeans, many 90’s trends have recently made their way back into the spotlight. Unfortunately, there is one fashion statement that has resurfaced as well: tooth gems. With internet influencers and lifestyle celebrities, like Kylie Jenner, showing off their smile “upgrade,” more and more patients are interested in exploring this fad. Unfortunately, the risk in crystal tooth gems bonding isn’t being talked about as much. Keep reading to learn why you should pass on tooth jewelry.

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Women in Business: Get to Know Dr. Theresa Lassetter

February 4, 2021

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a picture of Dr. Theresa Lassetter

At Heart of Texas Smiles, Dr. Theresa Lassetter has been recognized by Waco Today as one of their Women in Business in Waco, TX. A talented and trusted dental professional, her ability to provide personalized, high-quality dentistry to individuals living in the area makes her one of the best. If you are looking for a qualified dentist who puts patients first, look no further than Dr. Lassetter.

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