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A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Veneers

February 16, 2024

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Veneer being placed on a tooth

Veneers can completely transform your smile, offering a quick solution to a range of dental imperfections. However, before taking the plunge, there are a few key points you should be aware of. In this blog, we’ll explore what you should know before getting veneers, covering the types available, the procedure, and aftercare.


Does Teeth Whitening Work After Getting Dental Implants?

December 13, 2023

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Dental implants

Dental implants have allowed millions of people to replace their missing teeth with lifelike restorations that look and work just like the real thing. While dental implants are designed to last for decades, they can still develop buildup and show wear as time goes on, and many people wonder if they can turn to cosmetic dentistry to address this. Here’s what you should know about getting teeth whitening treatments with dental implants.


What Do Dental Implants Feel Like?

August 7, 2023

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person speaking with dentist about getting dental implants

Losing one or more teeth can significantly dent your self-confidence. Fortunately, with a remarkable 95% success rate, dental implants offer a robust, trustworthy, and natural-looking solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring much of your bite strength. Despite the numerous advantages they provide, some individuals may harbor concerns about undergoing the treatment. What’s the sensation like when they’re in your mouth? Continue reading to discover the tactile experience of dental implants in your mouth and how they can enhance both your oral and overall well-being.


Medications That May Lead to Tooth Decay

June 14, 2023

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person taking medications

When beginning a new medication, the process often entails trial and error. It can be challenging to find a medication that works effectively with minimal side effects. Unfortunately, certain medications can increase the likelihood of specific oral health conditions, such as tooth decay. If you’re interested in learning more about which medications fall into this category and how to counteract their effects, then keep reading.


Busting 3 Myths About Sedation Dentistry

May 9, 2023

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pov shot of a nitrous oxide mask being placed

There are all kinds of people who deal with dental anxiety, and sedation dentistry can be enormously helpful in making oral healthcare more enjoyable for these people. However, some people are turned off by the idea of sedatives, which often comes from misunderstandings about them.

If you want to learn more about sedation dentistry, here are some common misunderstandings about the treatment and why they aren’t necessarily true.


What’s the Difference Between Crowns and Fillings?

February 9, 2023

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person wondering what the difference is between crowns and fillings

Do you have a cavity that’s in need of treatment? if so, it’s time to make a visit to your dentist. They will be able to remove the decay and seal the tooth off with a dental crown or filling. Both of these treatments are used to repair damaged smiles, so how are they different? Continue reading to learn about the ways that dental crowns and fillings differ from each other.


Why Should I Replace a Missing Back Tooth?

August 17, 2022

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Close-up of a missing back tooth

You may not see why it’s a big deal if you have a missing back tooth. After all, it’s not visible to the people around you or making your smile look less pleasant. However, the problem goes deeper than mere cosmetics. Left untreated, your missing tooth could cause long-term harm to your oral health. If you’re interested in learning more, your Mesquite dentist can help. Here’s a summary of risks surrounding a missing back tooth and why to replace it with a dental implant.


Dental Bridge VS Partial Denture – Which Is Best for Me?

November 4, 2021

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dentist explaining difference between partial dentures and dental bridges in Mesquite

If you’re in search of replacement options for one or more missing teeth, you’re in luck! There are many ways to replace missing teeth, including dental bridges and partial dentures. Though both restorations are great ways to fill out your smile, how do you know what to get? Since it can be difficult to know which one is the best option for you, here’s the difference between partial dentures and dental bridges in Mesquite.


Dr. McKnight Is Nominated for the Texas Dentist of the Year™ Award!

July 31, 2021

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Texas Dentist of the Year™ nominee

When we first created our blog all those years ago, our goal was to provide new and existing patients with information on everything from trending dental topics to important office updates. Today, we are excited to share some extremely exciting news: Dr. McKnight has been nominated for the Texas Dentist of the Year™ Award! Keep reading to learn more about this prestigious recognition from the Dallas Academy of General Dentistry and the Texas Academy of General Dentistry.


How to Enhance Your Smile on a Budget

March 26, 2021

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Woman after cosmetic dentistry

Are you wanting to enhance your smile? Unfortunately, we aren’t all born with those perfect, movie star teeth that we have always dreamed of. The good news is that there are a variety of different cosmetic dentistry options that can help you to feel more confident when you show off your pearly whites. You don’t need to be rich to afford them either! Continue reading to learn about some of the more affordable cosmetic dental procedures and how dental financing in Mesquite can help you to get your dream smile!

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