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What You Should Avoid When Brushing Veneers

August 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drwinarick @ 2:16 pm
In the background the blurry image of a woman smiling as she holds up a toothbrush and toothpaste in the foreground

Veneers are a popular treatment in cosmetic dentistry for addressing discolored, chipped, or slightly crooked teeth. They are typically made of durable porcelain that is customized to match the tone of your natural pearly whites and then are bonded like a cover to the front of your tooth. They can last decades,  so you’ll have a perfect smile for years to come as long as they are cared for properly.

That includes daily brushing! Some toothpaste options are abrasive and might harm your veneers, so it’s important to know what to look for. Continue reading if you’re interested in learning more about the best products to use to keep your veneers looking their best for years to come.


Is My Teen Too Young for Cosmetic Dentistry?

June 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drwinarick @ 6:23 pm

Teenage girl with backpack and foldersThe teen years are a difficult time of life because there can be a lot of judgment among peers. If your child is embarrassed by the way their teeth look, it can lead to insecurities about their appearance, which can affect their confidence. Chips, stains, or gaps don’t have to hold your child back from feeling their best. Many teens can benefit from cosmetic dentistry, but there are a few things you should know.


A Brief History of Teeth Whitening

April 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drwinarick @ 10:42 pm

Before and after teeth whiteningSociety attributes beautiful teeth to youth, success, and confidence. Did you know a white smile isn’t a new fashion trend? Researchers have found evidence of whitening methods and other cosmetic dental procedures throughout history. Although you don’t have to use urine as a mouthwash to combat tooth discoloration, here’s how some methods from the past have paved the way for the effective solutions of today.


5 Tips for Whiter Teeth

February 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drwinarick @ 12:28 am
person with white teeth wearing sunglasses and smiling on beach

When it comes to having a nice smile, bright, white pearly whites are key. They give your grin a gorgeous glow and the confidence boost you need to look your best in photos and social situations. If your teeth are beginning to look yellow, there are several ways that you can improve their appearance. Keep reading to learn five tips for whitening your smile.


3 Tooth-Friendly Stocking Stuffers for Your Child

December 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drwinarick @ 4:20 pm
Red stocking hanging against a wooden background

It’s always gratifying to see your child’s face light up when they discover their stocking filled with presents. However, this year you might want to put some thought into the kind of goodies you give them. Candy is usually a very common stocking stuffer, but there are plenty of more tooth-friendly options that can also make for exciting gifts. Here are 3 examples of small presents that can help your child maintain a healthy smile.


Use It or Lose It! 5 Ways to Maximize Insurance Benefits

October 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drwinarick @ 1:17 pm
Dental benefits claim form with glasses and ballpoint pen.

Many people don’t know this, but dental insurance benefits do not roll over from one year to the next. Any unused benefits will vanish once the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve! If you’re paying monthly dental insurance premiums, it’s important to get a return on your investment. Here are five helpful tips to maximize your dental insurance benefits in Waco and save money.


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.


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.


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.


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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