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April 18, 2019

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

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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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March 25, 2019

At What Age Should Your Child See an Orthodontist In Arlington?

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Child with braces only on bottom front teethAround 75% of children need orthodontic care by the time they reach their teen years. Braces have been successfully used for many decades and provide reliable, predictable results for kids and adults alike. Regardless of what kind of bite or alignment issues your child has, braces can help! However, many parents aren’t sure what age their kids should get braces. In this blog, you’ll find out when you should schedule a consultation with an orthodontist in Arlington to make sure your child gets treatment at the best time for them. Learn more below!

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March 4, 2019

Kid’s Dentist In Arlington Discusses When Wisdom Teeth Come In

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Dentist holding an extracted toothYour kids will have quite a few “rites of passage” before they reach adulthood, including getting their wisdom teeth taken out! Although it may not be a procedure you or your child are looking forward to, you’ll be glad to know that wisdom teeth extractions are easier than you might think and also protect long-term oral health in many ways. Common questions parents ask a kid’s dentist in Arlington are when their child’s wisdom teeth will come in and what they can expect from the procedure. In this blog, you’ll get answers to both questions – learn more below!

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February 11, 2019

Is Teeth Whitening for Children Safe?

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young girl smilingWhen you think about discolored and stained teeth, you might believe it is an issue that only affects adults. Unfortunately, you may have noticed your child’s bright smile has started to lose its luster. If their teeth have darkened, it is common to wonder if teeth whitening for children is safe to restore their beautiful smile? Generally, it is safe to use under certain circumstances; therefore, you should always consult with their pediatric dentist first.
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February 1, 2019

How Does Missing Teeth Impact My Jawbone?

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dental implant in jawboneOver the last several decades, new innovations in dentistry make it possible to preserve natural teeth for longer. Despite these advancements, tooth loss remains a common problem. In fact, 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. If you are among those who now have an incomplete smile, your quality of life has significantly declined. The new daily struggles you face are not the only complications that are occurring. Your jawbone is also deteriorating. If you do not replace your missing teeth right away, you will live with lasting consequences to your oral health.
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January 14, 2019

Flossing vs. Waterpik: Which is Best?

Filed under: Family Dentist — Tags: — allheart_dental @ 6:10 pm

woman flossing teethBesides brushing, the health of your smile also relies on flossing. The American Dental Association recommends you use a high-quality floss to clean in between each tooth and around the gum line at least once per day. Unfortunately, if you are among the 37% of Americans who do not do it as often as you should, you are significantly increasing your risk of gum disease. This is a preventable infection affecting at least 50% of Americans. You can help lower your risk by taking the time to clean between each tooth. Now, you can use traditional floss or a Waterpik, but which is more effective?
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January 1, 2019

Can I General Dentist Perform a Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

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impacted wisdom toothIf your dentist has recently recommended you have a wisdom tooth extraction, you are not alone. 10 million wisdom teeth are removed every year. Although the procedure is common, it is only recommended when your oral health is compromised, such as due to overcrowding, infection, or an impacted tooth. To have your wisdom teeth removed, you may not know where to turn. In some cases, your general dentist can perform the extraction; however, some instances may require the skills of an oral surgeon.
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December 19, 2018

Can You Fix an Overbite with Braces?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — allheart_dental @ 7:08 pm

overbite and bracesDid you know your misaligned teeth may cause a bigger issue other than just cosmetic concerns? Crooked teeth can impact how they fit together, which can cause your jaw to be misaligned. In some cases, it can create an overbite. This occurs when the upper teeth protrude over the lower ones by a proportion between 30% to 50%. This is known as a malocclusion. You do not need to live with the results. There are solutions to correct it, like braces.
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December 10, 2018

Why Do I Need an Oral Surgeon for a Tooth Extraction?

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extracted toothEvery tooth in your mouth is vital to your oral health and functions, which is why your dentist makes every effort to preserve them for as long as possible. Unfortunately, there may come a time when they recommend you have one removed. Although you had expected it to be a simple process, you need an oral surgeon. Contrary to common belief, not all extractions are the same. There are times when a tooth must be surgically removed.
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