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August 16, 2019

Soothe Your Dental Anxiety with Nitrous Oxide Sedation

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woman receiving nitrous oxide

Have you ever avoided going to the dentist because the thought terrifies you? Do you seize up in fear at the idea of a dental team looming over you with instruments? If so, you’re far from the only person to feel this way. Many people avoid the dentist primarily out of anxiety. That’s why nitrous oxide was invented as a way to soothe patient’s worries. Read on as we explore the subject of nitrous oxide in more detail.

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August 6, 2019

Why Does Your Child Need Dental Sealants?

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boy getting sealants

Regular brushing and flossing are the best ways to keep cavities at bay, but sometimes they’re not enough. Bits of food and bacteria love to hang out in the nooks and crannies of your child’s molars and cause decay. Fortunately, there’s a way for your children’s dentist in Arlington to provide your kid’s teeth with a little extra protection – dental sealants. According to a 2016 report from the Centers for Disease Control, children without sealants are three times more likely to get cavities than children with sealants. So, what exactly are they? Read on to learn more.

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July 25, 2019

4 Problems That Can Occur When You Don’t Replace Missing Teeth

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older lady smiling

If you’re missing a tooth, especially one that’s in the back of the mouth and therefore not visible, it can be hard to find the motivation to replace it with a dental implant. After all, no one is going to see it, so why bother? Well, it turns out that when you don’t replace missing teeth, it can have detrimental effects on not only your health, but your self-confidence too. Let’s look at 4 bad things that can happen when you don’t replace your missing teeth.

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July 12, 2019

Do I have Gum Disease?

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man checking teeth

Do you ever rinse your mouth out after brushing or flossing to find a little blood in the sink? Do you seem to always have bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth? Are your teeth starting to look longer than they did before? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have gum disease. But what exactly is gum disease? How is it treated and prevented? Read on to learn the answers.

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June 20, 2019

7 Pregnancy Oral Care Tips to Make Sure Your Baby’s Teeth Grow in Healthy

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baby smiling

Parents should always do what’s best for their child, and that should start before he or she is even born. We all know that pregnant women should take prenatal vitamins and avoid smoking and drinking to ensure the baby is healthy. But did you know that your baby’s teeth start to develop between the third and sixth months of pregnancy? Making healthy choices from early on in your pregnancy can help your child’s teeth grow in strong and healthy. Let’s look at 7 pregnancy oral care tips.

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June 11, 2019

Why Do I Have Sensitive Teeth?

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woman with tooth pain

A friend you haven’t seen in a while is coming back to town, and you’re going to catch up and cool down with ice cream. You’ve been excited about this day for weeks. When the time finally comes, it’s all good until your first taste of ice cream. The intense cold sends a searing wave of pain through your teeth. It makes it hard to enjoy what’s supposed to be a fun activity. Let’s take a closer look at what causes sensitive teeth, and how to relieve that sensitivity.

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May 27, 2019

A Children’s Dentist in Arlington Lets You Know When Your Son Or Daughter Will Lose Their First Tooth

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children smilingLittle mouths are fragile, and you constantly worry whether your child’s oral development is on the right track. Teeth start developing in the womb, and oral health starts with an expecting mother’s nutritious diet. Developing healthy habits from the beginning can ensure a bright and happy smile into adulthood. A children’s dentist in Arlington creates an oral timeline to let you know when your son or daughter will lose their teeth. Read on to learn how their little mouth is changing over time. (more…)

May 19, 2019

5 Tips On Caring For Your Invisalign Aligners

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aligners in a caseThere’s nothing more exciting than thinking about the last day you’ll have to wear your Invisalign aligners and you can finally reveal your new-and-improved smile. After years of your misaligned and crooked teeth impacting your self-esteem, you’re ready to show off a great grin. Don’t let your oral hygiene suffer while you’re undergoing treatment, though. In order to maintain a healthy smile, it’s important to look after your Invisalign aligners. Read on for 5 tips on cleaning your trays. (more…)

April 18, 2019

Brushing Too Hard? Find Out How to Brush Your Teeth Without Damaging Them

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 4:13 pm

a woman brushing her teethIt’s time to get up, and you’re already in the bathroom beginning your morning routine. You grab your toothbrush, swipe on some toothpaste and go to work on scrubbing away all that bacteria and dried saliva. When you pull your brush back, you notice the bristles look tattered and worn. Is it time for another toothbrush already? If you’re tired of always buying a new toothbrush because you’ve worn your other one out, you may be surprised to learn that brushing too hard can damage your teeth! Find out how to brush your teeth in a way that gets the job done but doesn’t harm your teeth and gums.

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April 5, 2019

Preparing for a Wisdom Tooth Extraction? Here’s What You Can Expect

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wisdom toothYour teenager just learned that it’s time to have a wisdom tooth removed. Nervous, he expressed his concern and wonders how badly it will hurt. Since it’s been quite a while since you had your own taken out, it’s times like this that sitting down with your dentist is beneficial. Before the day of the procedure, let us help you navigate what questions to ask, how to prep for a wisdom tooth extraction, and what your teen can expect.

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