Are All Clear Aligners Alike?

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If you are researching orthodontics, you have probably heard about clear aligners. They offer several advantages over traditional metal braces. The most popular characteristic is the fact that they are nearly invisible. Millions of individuals have aligned their teeth with aligners in the past twenty years since they were invented. We’re here to help with […]

Implant Dentures: Fixed Or Removable?

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Now denture wearers have a better option. Implant-retained or implant-stabilized dentures both provide numerous advantages over traditional dentures. Secure in the mouth—no slipping Provides up to 100% natural chewing function The upper denture doesn’t cover as much of the palate Comfortable Little or no gum irritation Doesn’t inhibit speaking power Strong and durable Implants prevent […]

Not Your Mother’s Jewelry: 5 Reasons Tongue Piercings Are Dangerous

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Let’s get right to it; while tongue, cheek, and lip piercings are “so in” right now, here’s five reasons to keep piercings where they belong—in your ears: Excessive drooling—YIKES! Chipped teeth Infection (some even in places you wouldn’t think can get infected) Hypersensitivity to metal Nerve damage Drooling Lip and tongue piercings may make you […]

Don’t Let A Simple Problem Become Serious

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In this post from The Plano Dentist we are going to discuss those small irritations in the mouth that have the potential to become big problems. Injuries, sores, or inflammation in the mouth can be very uncomfortable. These non-specific irritations, called stomatitis, have many different causes. They may be caused by cold sores, gum disease, […]

How Long Should You Brush?

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At The Plano Dentist, we tell our patients to brush their teeth for a minimum of two minutes. Most people think they brush that long, but would be surprised if they actually set a timer. Many of us only brush for about a minute, if that. Essential Dental Health Brushing your teeth is an important […]

Your Smile Says Keep Trying!

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This message from The Plano Dentist is for anyone who is frustrated because they haven’t been able to make lifestyle changes to benefit their dental health. We urge you to keep trying, and assure you that we’re eager to help! Keep Trying To Floss Many people are really good about brushing their teeth, but usually […]

Raise Your Dental IQ

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Want to raise your Dental IQ and improve your oral health? One simple lesson from The Plano Dentist involves bacteria, and everyone’s mouth has a lot of it. But don’t worry, bacteria per se isn’t the problem. It’s the balance of bacteria that’s important. This is where brushing and flossing come into play. Brush and […]