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June 25, 2020

Why Is My Dentist Asking Me to Rinse Before My Appointment?

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Smiling woman pouring mouthwashWhen you scheduled your summer visit to the dentist back in December, you never could’ve foreseen what would happen in the next six months. Now that your appointment is only a few days away, you decide to give the office a call to see what changes they have implemented. While some of the measures are familiar to you (like face masks and social distancing), you are surprised to hear that you need to rinse for 60 seconds before your appointment. You find yourself wondering, “What does rinsing have to do with COVID-19?” Your dentist is here to give you the answer!

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May 14, 2020

Dental Implants: A Dynamic, Long-Lasting Solution

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 4:19 am

Patient discussing dental implants with dentist  Life with missing teeth can be difficult. Simple things like eating your favorite foods and even speaking properly can be problematic. When you are missing teeth, it can be detrimental to your confidence. You might find yourself hiding your smile in pictures and feeling less comfortable in social situations. Fortunately, dental technology has come a long way. There are a number of options to restore your smile to full health. Dental implants are by far the strongest, longest-lasting, and most natural-looking tooth replacement options available. Read on to learn more about the benefits of dental implants from your Fort Worth dentist.

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April 9, 2020

Staying Safe During COVID-19: Oral Hygiene Habits to Protect Your Health

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 4:18 am

It’s always important to practicFamily smiling while brushing their teeth with toothbrushes from the dentiste good hygiene habits. Now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, those habits are more important than ever. Even while quarantining and practicing social distancing, you want to take every precaution to make sure that you and your family are safe. While most people don’t think of their oral hygiene as having any impact on spreading or getting the virus, our toothbrushes and other oral appliances are prime real estate for germs and bacteria. Fortunately, your Fort Worth dentist has some advice on how to safely practice oral hygiene during the pandemic.

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March 10, 2020

3 Ways a Dental Implant Can Break

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 7:16 am

Plastic model of a dental implant supporting a bridge.If you chose to replace your missing tooth with a dental implant, you’ve made a wise decision for your smile. With over a 95% success rate, it’s the most reliable solution to treat tooth loss using a long-term treatment. As a permanent option, you probably never expect there to be any complications with your dental implant. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. While it is rare, your dental implant can break. Don’t worry, here are 3 ways to protect your investment from any damage.
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February 22, 2020

How an Oral Appliance Can Help You Recover from Sleep Apnea

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young man upset about woman snoring loudly from sleep apneaHave you been told that you snore loudly or make gasping sounds when you sleep? If so, you could be suffering from sleep apnea, which is the momentary yet repeated stoppage of your breathing while you rest. The most common form of the condition is obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), which affects millions of Americans. Up ahead, you’ll learn more about the condition and how an oral appliance provided by a sleep dentist can help you recover.

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February 14, 2020

Can Dental Implants be Relied Upon to Replace Missing Front Teeth?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 12:14 am

older man smiling with nice teeth after receiving dental implantsNo matter where you have teeth missing, it’s important for them to be replaced. If the vacancy is in the front, though, it can be a little more stressful. One of the reasons is that people will typically notice the condition of your smile before any of your other traits. So if there is a gap in your front row of teeth, it can lead to a negative first impression. While dental implants are considered to be the best form of tooth replacement available, will they work for your missing front ivories? Read on to get the details you need from a local dentist.

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January 15, 2020

How a Bone Graft Can Help Your Dental Implant Thrive

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 8:43 pm

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You’ve recently gotten sick and tired of having gaps in your smile due to missing teeth, so you decided to visit your dentist, who suggested getting dental implants. When it comes to replacing missing teeth, implants are clearly the best choice over other options like bridges or dentures. However, your dentist said that you need a bone grafting procedure before you can get implants placed. What exactly is a bone graft? How does it help your dental implants? Keep reading to find out.

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January 5, 2020

3 Ways to Protect Your Child’s Smile

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little girl with toothbrush

As a parent, your child’s smile is the most important and precious thing in the world to you. You want to see your little one grin as much as possible. However, if you don’t work with them to take care of their teeth, it could compromise their smile. A dentist is here with three tips to help keep your child’s pearly whites out of harm’s way.

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December 16, 2019

Why Now is the Right Time to Pay Your Dentist a Visit!

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 9:45 am

young man smiling in dentist chairAccording to recent statistics, only 58% of Americans maintain regular dental visits, which means that millions of people are at a greater risk of developing dental health issues that could otherwise be avoided. If you’re part of this group and you want to make a change for the better, then now is the time to take action. As you continue reading, you’ll learn how a visit to your dentist in Fort Worth can make the world of difference in your oral health.

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December 9, 2019

Here’s What You Need to Know Before Getting a Dental Implant

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 9:25 am

older attractive woman grey hairBecause of your missing teeth, you can’t remember the last time you were able to enjoy some of you favorite foods. The good news is that you now have an opportunity to create a brand-new reality in the upcoming year. Renewing your oral health and improving your smile starts with receiving dental implants in Fort Worth. Before you commit to the procedure, though, here are a few things you should know.

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