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Is My Child Too Young for Cosmetic Dentistry?

October 22, 2020

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Teen with braces smiling at dental appointment

With a high-quality camera at their fingertips and a nearly constant presence on social media, children today are more image-conscious than ever. So, when your teen shares their desire to straighten, brighten, or otherwise perfect their teeth, what do you say? If you are initially hesitant to give consent for cosmetic dentistry in Mesquite, it is important to remember that removing unsightly stains, fixing a chipped tooth, and straightening their teeth can have emotional, mental, and physical benefits. With this in mind, read on for four ways a cosmetic dentist can help boost their confidence!


5 Helpful Tips for Selecting the Best Cosmetic Dentist

August 13, 2020

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Patient talking to a cosmetic dentist

Do imperfections in your teeth make you cover your mouth when you laugh? Do you often think that a straighter, brighter smile would improve your overall quality of life? Then you are not alone! In fact, 33% of Americans are unhappy with their teeth and 22% of adults believe their love life would improve from a better smile! If these statistics sound all too familiar, then you may be considering cosmetic treatment options, like Invisalign, cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers, and teeth whitening. However, it is important to remember that there is no room for error when it comes to your smile. So, it is beyond crucial to select the right cosmetic dentist. If you are unsure where to start, here are five tips!


A Brighter Smile Can Help You Land Your Dream Job

July 7, 2020

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Confident businessman smiles after teeth whitening in Mesquite

A dazzling set of pearly whites can improve your quality of life in a variety of ways. Not only will it boost your appearance, but it can change how others perceive your personality as well. In fact, research indicates that a less-than-stellar smiles can negatively influence your chances during a job interview or when asking for a promotion. Find out how teeth whitening in Mesquite can help you achieve a beautiful smile and land the job you’ve always wanted.


Come Out of Quarantine with a Dazzlingly Bright Smile!

May 18, 2020

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Smiling woman enjoys summertime thanks to teeth whitening in Mesquite

After months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country is slowly easing its stay-at-home-orders. Are you ready to go out and safely enjoy your favorite activities again? Even if you’ve gained a few pounds or desperately need a haircut, you can enjoy a brilliant set of pearly whites right away. Get ready to make the most of your summer after quarantine with teeth whitening in Mesquite and a bright, sunny smile!


What Your Dentist is Doing to Keep You Safe at Visits

April 20, 2020

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clean dental office that meets COVID-19 safety standards

Due to the highly infectious nature of COVID-19, it’s of the utmost importance for medical professionals to take special precautions to ensure they and the public are able to avoid the spread of the virus. Thankfully, your local dentist is especially prepared to meet the COVID-19 safety requirements. Read on to find out what is being done so you don’t have to worry about your health being threatened when you visit.


Lessen Your Chances of COVID-19 Infection with Proper Oral Hygiene

March 24, 2020

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woman cleaning toothbrush practicing excellent at-home dental habits

With COVID-19 (Coronavirus) sweeping the nation, medical professionals are doing their best to educate the public about the best ways to slow down its spread. It turns out that at-home dental habits can have a significant impact. If you want to know what you can be doing on your own to encourage the best oral health and combat the ongoing COVID-19 threat, then continue reading to get some simple and effective tips.


Here’s How to Prevent Infections in Your Dental Implants

February 27, 2020

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3D illustration of dental implants in mesquite

If you have dental implants, you’ve already made an important decision to give yourself a healthy, strong, and beautiful smile. However, there is some aftercare that you need to complete to keep your implants in tip-top shape and away from infection. That’s why your dentist has developed an easy yet helpful set of tips for preventing dental implant infections in Mesquite. Keep reading to ensure the health and success of your smile.


Practical and Easy Habits for a Happy, Healthy Smile

January 14, 2020

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Smiling man practicing good dental habits

Did you know that taking great care of your teeth won’t just give you a nice smile, but it can improve your overall health too? Research shows that maintaining your oral health reduces your chances of conditions like heart disease, oral cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. Plus, having a set of pearly whites you can’t wait to show off means that you’ll naturally start to smile more, which boosts your confidence, your appearance, and the mood of those around you! The best part is that it’s easy to take care of your oral health! Here are some easy and practical habits for a happy, healthy smile!


Gift Yourself the Perfect Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

December 7, 2019

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Smiling woman with beautiful, improved teeth

The holidays take a lot of planning for most of us. We do our best to be prepared for seasonal traveling, catching up with friends and family, cooking the traditional holiday meal, and braving the mall to find the perfect gift. While you may feel on top of your to-do list, how prepared is your smile? Many people are embarrassed or insecure about how their teeth look, and studies indicate that 28% of people refuse to smile in pictures entirely because of it. This year, gift yourself the smile you’ve always wanted and see your cosmetic dentist in Mesquite. Cosmetic services like teeth whitening, bonding, tooth-colored fillings, and porcelain veneers can give you a picture-perfect smile just in time for the holidays!


Should You Replace Your Old Metal Fillings With Tooth-Colored Ones?

October 13, 2019

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dentist holding a tube of composite resin

Amalgam fillings are made from a mixture of metals, including mercury, silver, tin, and copper. They first started being administered as cavity treatments in the 1830s and began to fade out in the 1990s because so many health risks were reported. That’s when advances in dental technology birthed tooth-colored fillings, a safer, more durable, and easier to administer alternative that professionals quickly dubbed the new popular cavity treatment. If you still have a metal filling and haven’t gotten it replaced, read on for some aesthetic and health factors to consider.

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