Beware Of Hidden Sugar

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We counsel our dental patients at The Plano Dentist to watch their sugar intake to prohibit cavities and other health issues. If you are trying to de-sugar your diet, you are probably skipping the usual suspects: candy, soda, and baked treats. But not all sugar is as recognizable as the frosting on a piece of…

How Do You Measure Dental Success?

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How do you measure “dental success?” A check-up with no cavities? A perfect smile? A crown that looks as natural as the surrounding teeth? It could mean all those things and many more. For a child, dental success could be defined as a childhood free of cavities, learning daily dental hygiene practices, and gaining an…

The 4 Stages of Gum Disease

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You may be wondering why every so often your gums are red and swollen, or your breath is bad. Maybe you’re just interested in improving your dental health and want to be more aware for your next appointment. Learn about the four stages of gum disease you may be overlooking when thinking of your comprehensive…

What are Implant-Stabilized Dentures?

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What are dentures secured by implants? Dentures secured by implants are permanent dentures held in place with permanent metal screws or posts. The metal posts are also called tooth implants or dental implants. Tooth implants can be used in many different ways. In this article, we describe one application for tooth implants; the sturdy base…