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How to Protect Your Lips from the Sun

August 11, 2023

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Close up of woman’s lipsSummer is a great time to head outdoors to soak up some sunshine and warm temperatures. However, spending too much time outside can lead to painful sunburns. The summer heat can also affect your smile if you aren’t careful. Here are 3 tips to protect your lips from the sun.


Can You Whiten Bonded Teeth?

August 1, 2023

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Woman having in-office whitening treatmentDental bonding offers a lot of bang for your buck. It fixes many minor imperfections quickly using a minimally invasive method. It’s a popular cosmetic treatment because it is affordable, effective, and creates natural-looking results. However, the bonding material can change color over time, just like your teeth. If your pearly whites aren’t as bright as they used to be, don’t use teeth whitening products without consulting with your dentist. Here’s what you need to know about using teeth whitening on dental bonding.


Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Out? Here’s What You Should Eat

July 12, 2023

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A charcuterie board with nutritious meat, olives, and soft bread

Tooth extraction is an intimidating, but routine procedure that you may have to go through for a number of reasons. Wisdom tooth extraction is one of the most common types of extraction that your dentist will perform in their career, so you’re not alone.

So, since you’re going to have the procedure done, how can you eat better to ensure a speedy recovery and avoid the dreaded dry socket? Let’s find out.


Celebrate National Align Your Teeth Day This Year!

July 2, 2023

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a patient with braces giving a thumbs up

August 11th is National Align Your Teeth Day, a day championed by dentists, orthodontists, and all other professionals in the dental field. The primary goal of this holiday is to promote awareness about the need for proper dental alignment, as well as the benefits that patients gain access to when they opt for orthodontic treatment. With that in mind, here’s more about why you should desire to have a straight and healthy smile, along with a few ways that your trusted orthodontist can help you reach that goal!


Tips for Ensuring a Smooth Recovery Following Wisdom Tooth Extraction

June 3, 2023

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a patient holding a model of an extracted wisdom tooth

One of the most common dental procedures across the entire world is wisdom teeth removal; in fact, it’s basically a rite of passage into adulthood for many of us and sets us up for a lifetime of fewer oral health issues! But if your dentist has recently informed you that it’s time for those teeth to go, you might have a few reservations, especially when it comes to the healing period. Here’s a closer look at the recovery timeline for wisdom tooth extraction and some tips for ensuring a stress-free recovery.


Health Issues Linked to Impacted Wisdom Teeth

May 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — wacofamilyteam @ 12:37 am

Smiling teenage boyIf your wisdom teeth are giving you problems, it’s not something you want to ignore. Evolution has caused the human jaw to narrow, which means you may not have enough room in your mouth to accommodate a third set of molars. If there isn’t enough room to erupt, the teeth can be partially or fully impacted. According to the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 1 in every 10 adults has at least 1 impacted wisdom tooth. Although it may not seem concerning, your health can suffer if the teeth aren’t removed.


Scaling and Root Planing: How Much Will It Cost?

April 15, 2023

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Render of the scaling and root planing procedure

If your dentist finds that you have gum disease, scaling and root planing (SRP for short) will likely be their first choice for addressing it. The treatment helps get rid of plaque and tartar hiding below the gumline, and it makes it easier for the gums to successfully reattach to the roots of the teeth. But how much will SRP cost? The answer isn’t exactly the same for each patient, so here’s an overview of what you can generally expect.


Root Canals vs. Tooth Extractions: Which Treatment Is Best for Your Smile?

April 4, 2023

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a patient visiting their dentist for a root canal

When you have a damaged, infected, or otherwise compromised tooth, it can be difficult to understand all of your available treatment options. One of the many ways that modern dentistry can assist you is root canal therapy; however, this isn’t the only option, and sometimes tooth extractions can prove useful too. But what does each entail, and is there a “better” option between the two? Keep reading to learn more!


March Foods that Can Harm Your Smile

March 16, 2023

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Green milkshakes for St. Patrick’s DayMarch marks the end of cold weather as gray, cloudy days become less frequent. Besides cleaning out the cabinets and reorganizing your closets, you’re probably enjoying a few favorite seasonal foods. When you take a break from spring cleaning, don’t reach for sugary treats or it can lead to bad news the next time you visit your dentist. Here’s how to protect your smile from popular March foods.


How Long Does Root Canal Therapy Take?

February 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — wacofamilyteam @ 5:46 pm

Root canal on infected toothIf your dentist has recommended a root canal to save your tooth, your first thought might be to delay the procedure because your life is just too busy. However, waiting until you have more time in your schedule could cost you your tooth. You don’t have to worry about a lengthy dental treatment. Here’s how long you can expect root canal therapy to take.


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