Longview Dental Center Blog
September 13, 2023
Many people are anxious about going to the dentist, and this can keep some of them from going to the office for routine checkups and cleanings. If you’re returning to the dentist’s office after an extended time away, you might not be quite sure what to expect during your appointment. Here are some tips to help you prevent discomfort as well as information about what your dentist will do to keep you comfortable.(more…)
July 20, 2023
Getting a good night’s sleep is critically important to regulating your mood, improving brain function, and easing any aches and pains you may be dealing with during the day. But during the summer months, you may have found that you have a considerably harder time getting a good night’s sleep.
There are a few reasons why that may be the case—here are some examples.(more…)
May 4, 2023
Mother’s Day is almost here, which is the perfect time to show your mom just how much you love her. That being the case, it’s a good idea to give her something that won’t send her to the dentist’s office after everything is said and done.
Chocolate and pancakes in bed are popular Mother’s Day gifts, but these can be a little rough on the teeth. Here are some dentist-approved Mother’s Day gifts that may be a better alternative.(more…)
March 7, 2023
You probably have Band-Aids, antiseptic, and gauze in your home to treat minor wounds. However, do you have a first aid kit for your smile? Although you may never expect it to happen to you, 1 and 6 Americans have a dental emergency every year. They can take many forms and occur without any warning. It’s best to be prepared, just in case. Here’s what to include in your dental emergency kit.
January 6, 2023
Veneers can give nearly any patient a smile they can feel confident in within as few as two appointments! Whether you’re dealing with cracks, chips, discoloration, or misalignment, veneers can completely transform your smile.
However, like any precious item, your veneers require a little bit of upkeep in order to look their best. Here are a few things you can do to keep your veneers in top shape.(more…)
December 21, 2022
Salt makes everything taste better. It’s the first thing you reach for when something’s missing from a dish, and for good reason. That may be why we Americans eat so much of it; the American Heart Association estimates that 90 percent of people in the U.S. have too much sodium in their diet.
Most people know that salt can raise your blood pressure, but they might not be aware of how it can affect their teeth. As it turns out, sodium has a complicated relationship to oral health. If you’re wondering how salt is liable to affect teeth, here’s what you need to know.(more…)
November 3, 2022
Between work, taking care of the family, and trying to squeeze in time to see friends, you probably don’t spend much thought on your dental insurance. Could you confidently say what your dental insurance plan covers? Understanding the basics of how your insurance plan works can help you get the most out of your monthly investment. Keep reading to learn about how most dental insurance plans function as well as some helpful tips to maximize your coverage before the end of the year.(more…)
September 4, 2022
“Don’t worry about it; nothing is going to happen.” Surely some parent has said that exact phrase days or even hours before their child got a tooth knocked out. Just in case something crazy happened like a foul ball hitting you in the mouth at a little league game, who is your emergency dentist? The key is to have a plan in case it ever needs to be implemented. Read on to learn factors to consider when choosing an emergency dentist in Longview.(more…)
August 4, 2022
Are you missing one, a few, or an entire arch of teeth? You are not alone. In fact, over 36 million Americans have lost all their teeth. Fortunately, that’s where dental implants come in! This state-of-the-art tooth replacement solution holds an impressive 95 percent success rate and can help patients of all ages achieve a full, healthy, beautiful smile. So, if you thought you were “too old” for dental implants, think again! Read on to learn benefits, qualifications, and how your implant dentist in Longview can help.(more…)
July 17, 2022
Have you been wearing dentures for a long time? If so, you probably already know the setbacks that can come with them, especially if you’ve had them for several years. While they are affordable and can be used to replace many teeth at a time, they can become not just uncomfortable to wear but embarrassing to use when they fall out unexpectedly. This is where implant dentures can be a dramatic improvement over your current restoration. Learn how they work and whether they are right for you from a dentist who’s been restoring smiles for years!(more…)