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When to Start Whitening Teeth for a Special Event

August 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drwinarick @ 2:35 pm
Bride smiling and embracing groom

So, let’s say you’re going to attend a special event — perhaps a wedding or a job interview. Whatever the occasion, you think you should prepare for it with professional teeth whitening. The procedure would give you a gleaming smile that will impress whoever’s in attendance. However, you may wonder, “How close to an event should I whiten?” After all, it may be better to do it sooner or later.

If you aren’t sure, let your Waco dentist help you out. Here are some relevant factors to consider before treatment, how they affect your ideal start time, and tips for preserving your whitened smile.

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Why You Should Get a Family Dentist

July 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drwinarick @ 6:13 pm
A family dentist

When it’s just your own, it’s easy enough to manage dental care. You schedule your appointments, attend the visits, and find the right insurance. Simple, right? Well, things get more complicated when you add a whole family to things. Handling the dental needs of multiple people can be a challenge. However, you can avoid the hassle with a family dentist. They’ll let you join everyone’s schedules together for improved dentistry. To learn more, here are four benefits of having a family dentist.

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5 Things You Should Know About Same-Day Dental Crowns

June 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drwinarick @ 3:59 pm
Image of dental crown being placed on a tooth.

Dental crowns are one of the most common and effective restorative treatment options available, and rightfully so! They’re able to provide an impressive amount of protection for a compromised tooth—but receiving them hasn’t always been easy. Traditional crowns usually take a few visits to receive, since your dentist must take impressions of your mouth to have them made. But thanks to advancements in dental technology, same-day crowns are now a real possibility. But is this expedited option just as reliable and effective as the traditional choice? Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about same-day crowns and why they might even be better than their old-fashioned counterparts.

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12 Potential Causes of a Bad Taste in the Mouth

April 12, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drwinarick @ 1:46 pm
person covering their mouth with their hand

Have you ever thought about what life would be like without the ability to taste? Along with allowing us to taste all our favorite foods, this sense also allows us to detect things that may be a cause for concern. For example, a bitter or bad taste in the mouth may be a normal reaction to consuming something sour or pungent, but read on to learn 12 other potential causes.

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Do Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Products Work?

March 9, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drwinarick @ 4:43 pm
person using whitening strips in Waco

Are you looking for a way to brighten your smile? If so, then you probably know all the hype about teeth whitening products. Many social media influencers like to push the idea that you can easily enhance your pearly whites by several shades with OTC items. However, they may not be as effective as people say. Read on to learn what to expect from store-bought teeth whiteners and why it’s best to seek professional treatment from your dentist!

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Some Diets Can Derail Dental Health: Here’s How to Fix That

January 2, 2022

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woman eating an apple

You were shopping in a downtown Waco farmers market when you decided it was time for a new diet. You bagged your tomatoes, selected your strawberries, and begrudgingly left with kale too, ready to tackle your health once and for all. However, what you didn’t realize was this: plenty of new diet trends can negatively impact your dental health. Read on to discover a few ways to mitigate these common side effects of popular diet trends to protect your oral health.

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Is Dental Insurance Worth the Cost?

November 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drwinarick @ 12:11 am
Dental insurance form

Approximately three quarters of Americans have dental insurance through their employer or by another means, and it is no wonder why. Dental insurance is an investment in your smile and can ultimately help you save in the long run when it comes to your oral healthcare. If you are still wondering if it is worth it for you to pay your monthly premium to maintain your insurance plan, continue reading. Here are some of the benefits of dental insurance.

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Do You Wear Dentures? You Should Avoid These Holiday Foods

October 7, 2021

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holiday food on table

The temperature is dropping, the leaves are changing colors, and October is officially here. Do you know what that means? The holiday season is right around the corner! From Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas, there is plenty of good food to look forward to during this time of the year. While enjoying delicious treats and meals with loved ones, the last thing on your mind is probably your dentures. However, it’s crucial to be mindful of what you eat as certain foods can damage your teeth and cost you a trip to your dentist. With that in mind, here are some holiday foods you should avoid.

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4 Benefits of Investing in Dental Implants for Summer

July 9, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drwinarick @ 3:22 am

Man with dental implants at barbeque Did you know over 500,000 people every year choose dental implants to replace their missing teeth? They are unlike any other treatment because they recreate the entire tooth. As a result, they look and feel natural. Although you have all year to visit your dentist, summer is the ideal time to treat your lost teeth. Here are 4 benefits of choosing dental implants this summer.

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Tips for Flossing Your Dental Implants

May 10, 2021

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Woman flossing dental implantsIf you’ve replaced your lost teeth with dental implants, you’ve made a wise investment. They can last for decades with the right aftercare, so you don’t want to do anything that will compromise the success of your beautiful smile. You can safeguard it from preventable complications by committing to your oral hygiene. Although you might believe brushing is enough, here’s why flossing dental implants is also important and how to do it properly.

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