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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

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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

Filed under: Uncategorized — drwinarick @ 6:46 pm
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

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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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Keeping Your Heart Healthy Starts with Caring for Your Smile

February 2, 2021

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man holding a red paper heart to his chest for American Heart Month

According to the CDC, one out of every four deaths in the U.S. are due to cardiovascular problems like heart attack or stroke. Because heart disease is so prevalent, it’s important to learn all you can about keeping it at bay. February is American Heart Month, making now the perfect time to learn about safeguarding your health. One way to do so is by preventing gum disease, which greatly increases your risk of heart disease. Let’s talk about the link between gum disease and heart disease – and how you can keep your heart healthy by caring for your smile.

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Are Dental Implants Better at Preserving Jawbone Than Dentures?

October 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drwinarick @ 9:57 pm
A dentist explaining jawbone preservation to a patient.

When you’re missing teeth, especially many or all the teeth in your smile, you may be unsure which method to replace teeth is the best option based on your needs. Considered to be one of the most common forms of tooth replacement, dentures do provide a quick and effective solution. However, it’s worth it to give dental implants a second look, especially if you are concerned about jawbone preservation. Here’s what you should know moving forward as you go over your options.

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Are School Lunches Bad for My Child’s Oral Health?

September 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drwinarick @ 10:56 pm

School lunches with an apple for young boy.As your child heads back to the classroom, the foods packed in their lunch or provided from the cafeteria are fuel for their mind and body. Not only are they essential for their general health and school performance, but they are also crucial for their dental health. You don’t want their lunches to leave a lasting mark on their smile throughout the school year. Here are a few tips to keep in mind to promote a healthy smile.

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