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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.


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!


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.


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.


Women in Business: Get to Know Dr. Theresa Lassetter

February 4, 2021

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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.


3 Important Difference Between Invisalign and Smile Direct

January 13, 2021

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Close-up of an Invisalign aligner on white background

Invisalign in Waco has long been the go-to option for straightening teeth without metal braces. However, nowadays you might be hearing a lot about the Smile Direct Club – a “do-it-yourself” method for tooth straightening where the aligners are sent straight to your home. Many people see Smile Direct as a more convenient alternative to Invisalign, but there are several key differences between the two treatments that you might not think about until it’s too late. Here are 3 important things to know when considering Invisalign vs Smile Direct.


Why is Professional Teeth Whitening Better Than a Store-Bought Kit?

January 3, 2021

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an up-close image of a person pointing to their whitened smile

Tired of the stains and discoloration caused by years of drinking coffee, smoking, or normal wear and tear? Want a whiter, brighter smile? If you’re like most people, you may consider running to a local drug store and buying one of the many products on the shelf. Unfortunately, you will find that your money is better spent elsewhere, as these kits offer great promises but produce lackluster results. If you’d rather invest in a solution that leaves you feeling more confident in your smile, read on to find out more about professional teeth whitening in Waco.


Does Orthodontic Treatment Affect Sports Performance?

December 5, 2020

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young girl with braces in Waco holding a tennis racket

Is playing sports a major part of your life? If so, you might hesitate to commit to getting orthodontic treatment like braces for fear that it might negatively impact your performance. The good news is that no matter what sport you’re playing, wearing braces or clear aligners shouldn’t limit your ability to play. However, you may need to take some different precautions when it comes to protecting your smile from injury. Continue reading to learn more about the relationship between sports and orthodontic treatment in Waco.


Does Dental Insurance Cover Orthodontic Treatment?

November 21, 2020

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Closeup of young girl at orthodontist's appointment

Are you or your child interested in correcting crowded, gapped, or crooked teeth? According to the American Association of Orthodontics, almost 4 million children undergo orthodontic treatment annually in the United States. Plus, one-third of all patients with braces are adults! However, since the cost of treatment can quickly add up, many parents want to know if their dental insurance benefits can help offset the price. If you’ve wondered something similar, here’s what you need to know about orthodontic treatment coverage in Waco.


3 Health Benefits of Having Straight Teeth

November 5, 2020

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Man with straight teeth

While most people dream of having beautiful, white, perfectly aligned teeth, many are unaware that a perfect smile can also provide numerous health benefits. Straight teeth in Waco are highly sought after by many patients. Your dentist has several orthodontic treatments to choose from that provide far more than cosmetic enhancements. Read on to learn more about the many health benefits of straight teeth and orthodontic options that you can benefit from.

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