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4 Reasons to Attend Dental Checkups with Dentures

September 21, 2022

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patient attending dental checkup with dentures

Biannual dental visits are an important part of maintaining a healthy mouth. These checkups allow you to thoroughly have your teeth cleaned and give your dentist an opportunity to do an exam and identify any oral health problems that need to be treated. If you wear full dentures, you may think attending these visits is no longer important, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Continue reading as we discuss four reasons why you should still attend dental checkups with dentures.

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Fact Busting 5 Denture Myths

July 4, 2022

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Myth busting envelop about denturesDentures have been used for generations to replace lost teeth; however, they often have a bad reputation because of various misconceptions. Don’t let common myths about dentures prevent you from rebuilding the beautiful, functional smile you deserve. Here are the facts behind 5 popular rumors about the tried and proven method of treating tooth loss. 

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A Lubbock Dentist’s Guide to Baby Teeth

June 15, 2022

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A baby showing baby teeth

When you first become a parent, it’s tempting to just focus on your baby’s physical health. After all, ensuring they’re eating well, sleeping well, and safe from bodily harm takes a lot of time. However, it would help if you also considered their oral health. Even if they don’t have any teeth now, it’s just a matter of time until they get their first tooth. That said, you may not know what to expect or how to respond to their dental needs. If that’s the case, read this guide to baby teeth to learn how to protect your little one’s budding smile.

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5 Tips for Better Summer Sleep

May 11, 2022

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young woman sleeping during summer

Who doesn’t love summertime? Many people look forward to the sunny season because of all the backyard barbecues, trips to the pool, and adventures that are yet to come. However, it may surprise you to learn that this time of the year can negatively interfere with the quantity and quality of your sleep. The good news is there are many ways to enjoy better-quality shuteye. Read on to learn a few helpful tips!

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4 Easter Candies Bad for Your Teeth

April 14, 2022

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Easter candies bad for oral hygiene

For those who celebrate, Easter can be a magical time. You get to paint colorful eggs, join in choir singing, and celebrate the arrival of the spring season. Perhaps the best-known part of it, though, is when the “Easter Bunny” hops along with baskets full of treats and sweets! Kids and adults alike will munch on these candies when the fateful Sunday arrives. However, keep in mind that these Easter candies aren’t great for oral hygiene. That said, avoid dental issues this Spring by being cautious of these four sweets.

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What Foods Can Easily Chip My Teeth?

March 2, 2022

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Boy tries to bite walnut.

Movies just aren’t the same without popcorn—whether you’re at home on the couch or sitting in a packed theater, you can’t fully enjoy the film you’ve chosen without a big bowl of your favorite buttery snack. However, popcorn and some other foods actually pose a threat to your teeth! If you’re not careful, you could end up with a chipped or cracked tooth that warrants a trip to the dentist’s office. To avoid that, here are some foods that you should give extra consideration.

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Combat Cavities: 3 Snack Hacks for Your Family’s Dental Health

January 2, 2022

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little girl smiling about cavity-causing foods

It’s a beautiful day in Bartlesville, and you’re planning on spending the afternoon at the park with your children. You’re ready to pack some snacks, but as you sort through the pantry, you notice the high sugar levels in foods like fruit snacks, cookies, and crackers. It’s common for parents to feel pressured to purchase common cavity-causing foods for their children due to the family-friendly branding and convenience of certain products. However, easy and healthier options are out there. You can boost your children’s dental health through these 3 healthy snack hacks and promote a cavity-free new year.  

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Do Dental Insurance Benefits Cover Orthodontic Treatment?

November 30, 2021

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Teen holding Invisalign

Not everyone naturally develops a perfectly straight smile, but thanks to modern dental technology, perfectly aligned teeth aren’t out of reach. In fact, approximately 45% of people need orthodontic treatment to treat functional issues. If you know that your child or teen is included in that percentage, you are probably eager to learn how your dental insurance benefits will pay a role. Continue reading to see how your plan can help you save.

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How Do You Navigate Flu Season While Enjoying the Benefits of Invisalign?

October 4, 2021

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flu season ahead sign

When you feel bad with the flu, it’s because your body has detected a new invader and your immune system is going into overdrive. It floods your body with a host of immune system-stimulating biochemicals called cytokines. While this revs up your body to attack the virus, the inflammation leads to many of the flu’s worst symptoms.

Alright, you get it, the flu makes you feel terrible. You want to avoid being in that predicament if possible. You are also enjoying how your Invisalign trays are changing your smile for the better.

Keep reading to learn tips on how to wear your Invisalign during cold and flu season while giving yourself the best chance not to get sick, as well as how to get through it if you do.

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The Link Between School Lunches and Children’s Cavities

September 10, 2021

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children eating school lunch

Though schools provide children with access to an assortment of meal options, the majority of the foods available to them has little to no nutritional value. You may choose to pack your child’s lunch to give them the nourishment they need for healthy teeth and bones, but what exactly should they be eating? Feeding them the right foods can help lead them to making good decisions for their oral health even when you’re not around. Here are some healthy alternatives to school lunches.

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