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How Gum Recontouring Can Improve Your Smile

July 13, 2023

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Woman with questioning smile.

Do you feel like your smile shows too much of your gums? It’s not uncommon to say so. Some people have high gumlines, others have low gumlines, and some simply even have uneven gumlines. If you feel self-conscious about how your gums show in your smile, you can consider a gum recontouring treatment.


4 Tips to Ease Your Fear of Getting a Tooth Removed

May 24, 2023

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a woman getting her tooth removed

Dental fear or anxiety is not uncommon. As a matter of fact, people from all over the world have it! A survey conducted by DentaVox found that 61% of the 18,000 people interviewed worldwide had some degree of fear of going to the dentist. However, this can be intensified if you were recently told you needed to have a tooth extraction. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be as scary as it seems! Read on to learn four tips on how to ease your fear of getting a tooth removed.


How Fast Can Oral Cancer Spread?

May 14, 2023

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Physician and oral cancerApril is Oral Cancer Awareness Month because cavities and gum disease aren’t the only dangers that can be hidden in your mouth. Healthcare professionals estimate that 54,000 new cases of oral cancer will be diagnosed in 2023. Unfortunately, about 12,000 people will die from it this year. The 5-year survival rate is 68% because it can spread quickly without regular screenings. Here’s what you need to know to benefit from the power of early detection.


Oral Cancer: The Risks & The Signs

February 3, 2023

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a dentist holding an oral cancer ribbon

Great oral health is often thought of as having bright, beautiful teeth. Your dental checkups involve checking for tooth decay and thoroughly cleaning your pearly whites. However, another major part of the exam is screening for oral cancer. With roughly 54,000 cases diagnosed a year, it is essential to catch this disease before it progresses. Read on to learn from your dentist in Prosper about the risks and signs of oral cancer so you can keep your smile healthy for years to come!


Your Guide for Recovering from Wisdom Tooth Extractions

January 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — txdental @ 7:44 pm
a patient smiling after wisdom tooth extractions

Wisdom teeth removal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, and it undeniably sets patients up for a lifetime of fewer oral health issues! That said, if your dentist has informed you that it’s time for those teeth to come out, you might be wondering what the recovery timeline looks like. Here’s more about what you can expect while recovering from wisdom tooth extractions, along with some tips to make things easier.  


Gingivitis or Gum Cancer? Get the Facts You Need

November 10, 2022

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Mouth with harmful pathogensCavities aren’t the only threat to your oral health. There can be many other dangers lingering in your mouth, like gingivitis or gum cancer. Although the early stage of gum disease is more common than oral cancer, both conditions can produce similar symptoms. If you have red, swollen, or bleeding gums, here’s what you need to know before jumping to the worst-case scenario. 


4 Signs Your Child Needs a Frenectomy

September 12, 2022

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a child with a tongue-tie

Lip and tongue-ties can be problematic for infants, children, and teenagers. Depending on the severity, the tie’s restriction may not manifest until your child is older, but most symptoms tend to develop during infancy. But how do you know what to look for? Here are four signs to look for and what you can expect when it’s time for your child to undergo a frenectomy.


4 Types of Gum Grafts for a Healthy Smile

August 12, 2022

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Woman having gum grafting procedureYour teeth aren’t the only component of a healthy smile. Your gums are equally important. They create a seal around your teeth to protect the roots, bone, and underlying structures from bacteria. Unfortunately, it’s easy for the soft tissues to be damaged by trauma, infections, or bad habits, like brushing too hard. If you have gum recession, your dentist may recommend a grafting procedure to restore a healthy, attractive gum line. There are different types of gum grafts, depending on your needs. Here are 4 options your oral surgeon may suggest.


Is Gum Grafting Painful?

July 22, 2022

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Patient needing gum graftingYour gum health is equally important as your teeth. Unfortunately, you can lose gum tissue for various reasons, like an infection, aggressive brushing habits, or trauma. If there isn’t enough tissue to cover the tooth roots, you may need gum grafting. It can be included in gum disease therapy for patients with advanced stages of the infection. If your dentist has recommended gum grafting, you don’t need to be concerned about a painful procedure. Here’s what you can expect while on the road to a healthy smile. 


Gum Disease Linked to Poor Mental Health

June 4, 2022

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Woman suffering from depressionDid you know cavities may not be the only danger lingering in your mouth? Gum disease is also a leading cause of tooth loss, but an incomplete smile it’s the only consequence. Gum health has been linked to various health concerns, like heart disease, diabetic complications, and respiratory infections. Your physical health isn’t the only thing at risk. Research has found a connection between gum disease and poor mental health. 


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