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Essential Questions to Ask at Your Dental Implant Consultation

October 25, 2021

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woman with question marks around her for a dental implant consultation

After much deliberation, you’ve decided to set an appointment with your dentist to talk about implants. You’ve done your research beforehand, and you’re familiar with the implant process, so is a consultation really necessary? Absolutely! This visit is crucial for several reasons, and one of them is that you get an opportunity to ask your dentist important questions. Read on to learn what questions you should bring up during your dental implant consultation.


4 Factors That Impact the Cost of Dentures

August 26, 2021

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false teeth with a piggy bank indicating the cost of dentures

You’re careful with your money. Before making a large purchase, you research the options, consider the cost, and determine which choice provides the most bang for your buck. As you’re weighing your options for replacing your missing teeth, cost definitely plays an important role in your decision for dentures, but how much do these restorations cost? It depends! Here are four factors that can affect the amount you’ll pay for your dentures.


Tooth Extraction: The Final Option for Gum Disease Treatment

June 14, 2021

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smiling patient getting a tooth extraction

For years, your dentist has warned you about gum disease, and you’ve seen its impact in your receding gums. By now, it has progressed so far that your teeth are becoming loose and your jawbone is losing strength. When you finally resolve to treat the problem, your dentist tells you that tooth extraction may be your only available option. But how can that help with gum disease? Are there other treatments? Answer these questions about more in this blog post!


How COVID-19 Has Led to an Increase in Dental Emergencies

March 16, 2021

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person with a dental emergency

Unless you’ve been living in the remotest areas of the world for the past year, you’ve been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in some way. Even if you haven’t become infected directly, you probably have still been impacted financially or emotionally.

But there’s another way that the coronavirus has impacted people’s lives: harm to their dental health. Since March of 2020, the number of dental emergencies has dramatically increased around the country. In this post, you’ll learn more about what kinds of problems have risen and what role COVID-19 has played.


Dental Implants and Your Smile: Why You Should Be Thankful

December 22, 2020

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an older woman showing off her new smile while looking at her dentist during a regular visit

Dental implants in Odessa offer a multitude of benefits you simply cannot achieve with other tooth replacement solutions. Designed to function like regular teeth, they not only improve oral health and bite force, but they also last significantly longer than dentures or fixed bridges. As you prepare for the holidays this year, read on to remind yourself as to why you should be thankful for your dental implants and the change they’ve made in your life.


Why You Should Be Thankful for a Healthy Smile This Year

November 9, 2020

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a young man with a beard using both hands to point to his healthy, beautiful smile

If you were to answer the question, “What are you thankful for this year,” you might likely say your family, friends, health, and maybe even your job. But one thing you should add to that list is your smile. By maintaining good oral health year-round, you can expect to enjoy all the foods you love and remain confident in your appearance. Read on to hear from a dentist in Odessa who explains why your smile is something to be thankful for each and every year.    


The Clock Is Ticking on Your 2020 Dental Insurance!

October 12, 2020

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December 31, when dental insurance in Odessa will expire

The last few months of the year are a busy time for most people. You may be preparing for seasonal festivities, looking for great deals on items you plan to purchase, and making plans for the future. In all the end of the year craziness, however, there is one thing that you should not let slip your mind: your oral health. Are you using your 2020 dental insurance in Odessa to the full? Your time to maximize your coverage is running out!


I Have A Knocked-Out Tooth – What Do I Do?

August 7, 2020

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Man with knocked-out tooth

Anyone who has been in this situation knows how scary it can be. When you’re in a state of shock and pain, it can be difficult to know exactly what to do in order to save your tooth. By acting quickly and calmly, you can take steps to increase the likelihood of keeping your tooth alive long enough so a skilled emergency dentist can help to restore your smile. Continue reading to learn exactly what you should do if you have a knocked-out tooth.


TMJ Issues: Causes, Risk Factors, and Treatment Options

July 28, 2020

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Woman experiencing discomfort from TMJ

TMJ, which is professionally referred to as temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder, is a condition that causes patients to feel chronic pain and dysfunction in their jaw joint. Although few are aware of this diagnosis, it affects 12% of the population and is second only to back pain in musculoskeletal pain and disability. While the symptoms of this condition are unpleasant, the good news is that powerful, effective, long-lasting relief is available through TMJ therapy! Read on for information on common causes, risk factors, and how your dentist can help.


How Is Social Distancing Possible with Your Dentist?

June 10, 2020

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woman wearing a mask to dentist in Odessa

For several months now, you’ve done your best to stay away from others. You’ve worked from home, washed your hands frequently, ordered your groceries online, and worn a mask when necessary. Although the shelter-in-place order has been lifted, social distancing is still important to follow in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. But some tasks require close proximity to others—like going to your dentist in Odessa. How can you possibly get a checkup and cleaning while social distancing? Read on to find out!

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