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Why Should My Dentist Be Taking My Blood Pressure?

December 13, 2023

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Dentist smiles

When you show up at your dentist’s office for your appointment, you can probably understand why they have you fill out insurance paperwork, medical histories, and authorization forms. What you might wonder about is why the dental hygienist takes your blood pressure before anyone looks at your teeth. While you might not have thought so, your blood pressure has a lot to do with your oral health. Here’s why checking the patient’s blood pressure is a standard part of a routine dental appointment.

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You’ll Be Safe and Sound When Getting a Dental Crown: What to Expect During and After the Procedure

October 13, 2023

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Crown

A dental crown can restore a tooth to its original size and shape after injury, extensive decay, or certain dental treatments like root canals. If you’ve been scheduled to receive your first dental crown, you might experience some anxiety or wonder if the procedure will hurt. Here’s what you can expect during the procedure and some tips for navigating the recovery period afterward.

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

August 8, 2023

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dentist explaining difference between partial dentures and dental bridges

If you’re on the hunt for solutions to replace one or more missing teeth, you’re in for a multitude of options, including dental bridges and partial dentures. These restorations can effectively complete your smile, but the choice between them can be challenging. To aid in your decision-making process, here are essential distinctions between dental bridges and partial dentures.

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Should I Worry About My Dental Implant Getting Cavities?

June 5, 2023

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dentist showing off a dental implant

People can lose teeth for a wide variety of reasons. Accidents are a common one, but many kinds of tooth loss aren’t really quite that sudden. People sometimes lose a tooth after years of untreated decay leading to a severe infection.

Patients like this often turn to dental implants, but wonder whether their new tooth could succumb to the same fate as their old one. If you really want to know, here are a few things to consider when it comes to dental implants and tooth decay.

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What to Expect from an Oral Cancer Screening

April 8, 2023

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patient talking to their dentist

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, which is a time when dentists try and emphasize to their patients how important it is to be cognizant of this deadly condition.

Early detection is crucial to treating the disease, which is why most dentists will perform an oral cancer screening at every checkup with their patients. If you have one coming up, here’s what that kind of oral cancer screening is liable to look like.

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6 Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

February 23, 2023

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person learning about benefits of sedation dentistry

Sedation dentistry is a type of dentistry that uses sedative medications to help patients feel less anxious during dental procedures as well as relax throughout treatment. This can be a great option for people who are afraid of the sounds, treatments, or tools associated with visiting the dentist, people with certain mental or physical health conditions, and those who have a difficult time sitting still for long periods. Continue reading to learn about six of the benefits that are associated with sedation dentistry.

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3 Reasons to Replace a Missing Back Tooth

November 29, 2022

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Close-up of a man missing his back tooth

Sometimes, “out of sight, out of mind” can get us into trouble. If you can’t see something, it can be easy to forget that you have to deal with it. For that reason, some people who are missing their back teeth might forget to address the issue. But missing a tooth is a serious oral health problem, and neglecting to replace it can have consequences. If you’re currently missing a back tooth, here are a few reasons why you should replace it with a dental implant as soon as you can.

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Answers to 3 Important Invisalign Questions

August 17, 2022

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A dentist answering Invisalign questions

Even if you’re potentially interested in Invisalign, you might feel unsure about getting it. After all, you probably have several concerns about the treatment. It wouldn’t be wise to commit without knowing what’s involved in the smile-straightening process. That said, you may not know how to start learning the procedure’s basics. Thankfully, your Kingwood dentist can help you out! Read on to learn the answers to three of the most critical Invisalign questions.

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Do You Know What Your Dental Insurance Plan Covers?

October 2, 2021

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Happy female patient talking to dentist at front desk

Do you know what procedures your dental insurance plan covers? If you’re like most people, you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your insurance coverage. However, understanding the basics of how your plan works can help you get the most out of your investment. After all, you are likely paying a monthly premium, so it’s important not to let your insurance benefits go to waste! Keep reading to learn about the basic outline most dental insurance plans follow as well as some helpful tips to maximize your coverage.

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Should You Get a Dental Crown or a Filling: Here’s the Difference

March 2, 2021

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Woman sitting in the dentist chair getting a dental exam

Understanding the treatments for dental issues is crucial to making the right decisions for your oral health. If you have tooth decay, your dentist may discuss two options for treatment. Knowing the difference between dental crowns and fillings and knowing which option is best for you will be the key to how your dentist will proceed. Keep reading to learn what sets these two restorative dentistry options apart and which option is best for the different stages of tooth decay.

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