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Boyles General Dentistry Blog

Why is There a Bitter Taste in Your Mouth?

January 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drboyles @ 8:29 am
A woman experiencing a bad taste

You’ve likely experienced a bad taste in your mouth sometimes. Often enough, the cause is harmless— spicy or sour food, black coffee, etc. However, this bitterness can be concerning if it’s constant. Should that happen, you may have an oral issue that needs urgent treatment. As for why that’s the case, your Odessa dentist is here to tell you. Read on, then, to learn what a bitter taste in your mouth means and why to get dental care for it.


Foods with Fluoride: Natural Sources of This Important Mineral

November 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drboyles @ 5:33 pm
person holding a glass of water showing drinks and foods with fluoride

Do you tend to get cavities often? Although there could be many underlying causes, your enamel may be weak. Although you can’t necessarily get enamel back, you can reinforce it with the right nutrients: calcium and fluoride. You know about calcium-rich foods you can have to help, but what about fluoride? Can you get it from another source besides your toothpaste? Keep reading to learn about drinks and foods with fluoride.


Ouch! 4 Types of Tooth Pain You Should Pay Attention To

September 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drboyles @ 5:49 pm
person in tooth pain and needing to see an emergency dentist

No one likes to feel uncomfortable, but it can be tricky to know if the discomfort automatically means something is wrong. When it comes to tooth pain, however, it rarely is a good sign. But what kinds of tooth pain should you be most concerned about? When should you contact your emergency dentist? Here is a breakdown of the types of tooth pain to take seriously and schedule an urgent appointment for.


Loose Dental Implant? What You Should Do Next

August 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drboyles @ 5:06 pm
person holding their face with a loose dental implant

Several weeks ago, you finally got your dental implants put in. You’re so excited to eat some of your favorite foods again, and you look forward to the day when you can smile without feeling self-conscious about your missing tooth. But then, your implant starts to feel loose. What does this mean? It is supposed to be secure, but it doesn’t feel that way. What should you do?

Regardless of the timing or circumstances behind your loose dental implant, it can be a disconcerting experience. You must act quickly or your dental implant could fail completely—you need to call your dentist right away. Why? Keep reading to learn several reasons!


Top 3 Myths about Children’s Dentistry You Shouldn’t Believe

July 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drboyles @ 3:50 pm
parent and child learning about myths about children’s dentistry

As a new parent, you feel like you’re faking it until you make it. You seek advice from experienced parents, but unfortunately, it’s all too easy to get misinformation, either from the internet or old wives’ tales. For your child’s teeth, for example, you may have been led to believe certain myths that could actually harm them!

Here are only three common myths about children’s dentistry that can be detrimental to your little one’s oral health and their growing smile.


Is There an Age Limit for Getting Dental Implants?

June 1, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drboyles @ 4:30 pm
Older man at the dentist after receiving dental implants.

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are in a league of their own! These awesome little implants can effectively replace your lost pearly whites and give your smile a new look and feel that will completely change your life. That said, you might be curious about receiving implants to replace your missing teeth, but you’re worried that you might be too old for the procedure. But you have nothing to worry about; keep reading to learn more about this excellent treatment option and why it remains viable no matter how many candles there are on your birthday cake.


5 Basic Dental Implant Terms You Should Know

May 23, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drboyles @ 5:26 pm
patient and dentist talking about dental implant terms

Don’t you hate when professionals throw around jargon you don’t understand? It can be frustrating to hear words in English but not really know what they mean. When it comes to tooth replacement, you will likely hear some new terms being used, especially with dental implants. Although you should definitely ask for clarification if needed, here are some basic definitions of words you need to know to make your replacement consultation go more smoothly.


Caution! Is Nitrous Oxide Sedation Safe?

April 22, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drboyles @ 6:44 pm
smiling kid getting nitrous oxide sedation

Your palms are sweaty, your heart rate is picking up. You’re not watching a horror movie—you’re at the dentist’s office. After nervously waiting for your appointment to start, the dentist offers sedation to take the edge off your anxiety. Perhaps this seems like a great idea, but you may be hesitant because you’re not familiar with nitrous oxide sedation. What is it? Is it safe? What else should you know about it before you accept it? Get the answers to your questions here!


Advice for the Transition from Dentures to Dental Implants

March 25, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drboyles @ 1:52 pm
older woman smiling after the transition from dentures to dental implants

When you first got your dentures, it took a while for you to become accustomed to them. But over time, you’ve learned that they can slip out of place if you aren’t careful and that you need to avoid certain foods that are difficult to chew. But now, you’ve decided to replace your missing teeth with dental implants!

While implants involve some invasive treatment at first, the good news is that the transition from dentures to implants in your daily life should be fairly easy. To make this change go a little more smoothly, just follow this helpful advice!


What Goes on During a Dental Implant Consultation

February 25, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drboyles @ 1:34 pm
man smiling during his dental implant consultation

You’ve decided to replace your missing teeth with dental implants, and you’re anxious to get the process going. You know you want these more permanent prosthetics, but when you call your dentist’s office, they tell you that you need to have a consultation first. What exactly happens at this appointment, and why is it important? Read on to find out!

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