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3 Big Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Postpone Your Checkup During COVID-19

August 10, 2020

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Midland dentist in PPE during a checkup during COVID-19

Since there’s currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19, the only way you can protect yourself and others is to minimize your potential exposure to it. Health experts around the world recommend only leaving your house for essential errands like getting groceries, picking up prescription medications, and… getting your dental checkup? While you may be considering rescheduling your biannual visit, preventive care is more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are three important reasons why you shouldn’t delay your regular dental checkup because of COVID-19 and what your Midland dentist is doing to keep you safe.


Why Are Dental Implants So Popular?

July 18, 2020

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Woman smiling with dental implants

According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, roughly 3 million U.S. adults have chosen to restore their smiles with dental implants. Plus, the procedure itself increased by nearly 7% from 2019 to 2020 alone! While this popular restorative procedure dates back to ancient times, innovations in dentistry have created durable, natural-looking dental implants that fill gaps, fix bite issues, and repair speech impediments. But what is it about dental implants that make them so popular? Your dentist in Midland is here to share the answer.


Do White Teeth Make You Look Younger?

July 4, 2020

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Woman pointing to her white teeth

To conceal grey hair, prevent wrinkles, and avoid sunspots, people spend millions of dollars each year on anti-aging products. In fact, the anti-aging market is estimated to be worth roughly 50 billion dollars! While Botox, skincare regimens, makeup techniques, and hair dye can help you achieve a more youthful appearance, they are rendered virtually useless when paired with a frail, yellow smile. After all, recent studies suggest that the key to the fountain of youth is found in the brightness of your smile. Read on for prevention tactics and treatment options from your dentist in Midland


4 Ways Your Dentist Is Implementing Social Distancing at Their Office

June 6, 2020

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Dentist in Midland wearing PPE with patient.

Although the transition out of quarantine has begun, the fight against the spread of the novel Coronavirus is not yet over. To keep yourself and your loved ones safe, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to reinforce the importance of practicing social distancing. In fact, they believe it may have prevented up to 185,000 deaths! Therefore, your dental office has redesigned its daily operations to incorporate the 6-foot distance guidelines. Read on for four ways your dentist in Midland is implementing social distancing at your visit during COVID-19.


What Can You Expect At Your Dental Appointment During COVID-19?

May 3, 2020

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dentist in Midland and dental hygienist wearing PPE

Are you getting prepared to visit your dentist in Midland for treatment in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis? They’ve implemented dozens of new protocols to ensure your health and safety so that you don’t have anything to worry about. Even though you’ll be visiting your same dentist, there are going to be some things that change. Read on to learn about what you can expect before, during, and after your appointment.


How to Keep Your Smile Healthy Until Your Dentist Reopens

April 20, 2020

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Door sign reading "CLOSED COVID-19" until your Midland dentist reopens.

Has your dentist temporarily closed their practice in response to the COVID-19 pandemic? While most are still treating dental emergencies, regular checkups and cleanings are postponed until further notice. That means it’s up to you to keep your oral health on track throughout the COVID-19 quarantine! Here are seven practical tips to keep your smile happy and healthy until your Midland dentist reopens.


7 Signs You Have a Dental Emergency on Your Hands

April 16, 2020

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Pained man holds hand to cheek should see Midland dentist

It’s common knowledge that a cracked or knocked out permanent tooth needs to be treated right away. However, not all dental emergencies are so easy to identify. New and unusual symptoms in your smile could be an early warning sign of something much more serious that needs urgent treatment. Here are seven signs that you need to call your Midland dentist right away for emergency dental care.


How to Snack Your Way to a Healthier Smile

March 22, 2020

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Table spread with smile-friendly snack suggestions from your Midland dentist

It’s common knowledge that eating too many cookies and candies will give you plenty of cavities. However, cutting back on sugary treats isn’t the only way to change your diet to improve your smile. In fact, you can boost your oral health simply by replacing those unhealthy foods with a few smile-friendly ones! Find out from your Midland dentist how you can keep your pearly whites happy, healthy, and intact with what you eat.


5 Bad Habits That Hurt Your Smile Every Day

March 11, 2020

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Concerned woman covering her mouth because of bad oral health habits

We all know that breaking bad habits is not an easy thing to do. However, sometimes just knowing what they are and what damage they can cause is enough to help us put a stop to them. When it comes to your oral health, there are plenty of ways you might be hurting your teeth and gums in your everyday life without realizing it. Your Midland dentist reveals five common but destructive behaviors and what you can do to protect your smile.


Can Sedation Dentistry Help Manage Your Anxiety?

February 17, 2020

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calm person with their hands in the air

Dental anxiety is a real condition that keeps countless people from scheduling the necessary treatments and services they need because of the emotional turmoil that comes with stepping into the office of their dentist in Midland. Whether your palms get sweaty, heart starts racing, or you just want to dip out of the office as soon as possible, these feelings can have a huge impact on your life outside of your dentist’s office. Read on to learn how sedation dentistry can help you feel more relaxed as you get the services you need.

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