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October 10, 2020

Need Dental Implants? How to Plan for Implant Treatment

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 11:46 am
Model of dental implant pieces in mouth

With over 5 million dental implants placed each year, implant treatment is one of the most popular ways to replace missing teeth in Fort Worth and across the country. However, many patients hesitate when they first see the cost of implant treatment. Although dental implants may cost more upfront, they are still a wise investment in the long term. Are you missing one or more teeth? Don’t miss the information below on the different parts of a dental implant and how to budget for implant treatment.


September 30, 2020

Don’t Forget to Visit Your Dentist

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Dental insurance policy for visiting the dentist. As you head into the last few months of the year, there are many things on your mind, like preparing for the holiday season. You probably aren’t thinking about your oral health; however, you might want to make it a priority because your dental insurance policy is going to expire. On average, less than 3% of Americans exceed their annual limits, so you likely have several benefits remaining. Don’t throw money down the drain. Take the time to visit your dentist to achieve the healthy smile you deserve without draining your wallet.


August 19, 2020

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dentist! Two Ways to Overcome Dental Anxieties

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Feeling some level of fear when the time comes for your next dental appointment is completely normal. However, you shouldn’t let your anxieties control you to the point where you start skipping your visits altogether; that’s practically inviting tooth decay and gum disease to start developing! Thus, if you find yourself at the point where your dental anxiety might stop you from getting the care you need, you should ask your dentist for help. In this post, you’ll learn about two highly effective solutions for dental fears that have helped many a frightened patient stay calm and collected.


August 17, 2020

What Should You Do if You Snore?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 7:10 pm
Older man snoring, woman covering her ears

Has your spouse or partner been complaining about you snoring? Obviously, keeping them up at night can put a strain on your relationship, but what you might not have considered is that they may not even be the only one suffering. People who frequently snore could have a disorder called obstructive sleep apnea that is preventing them from getting a good night’s rest – and in the worst case scenario, it might even lead to life-threatening heart problems. Read on to learn more about the dangers that could be linked to snoring as well as why you might need sleep apnea therapy in the near future.


July 24, 2020

The Quickest Ways to Completely Transform Your Smile!

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Woman smiling outside after visiting her cosmetic dentist

The summer brings time spent with family, having fun outdoors, tasty food, and of course, the smiles that go along with these activities. However, smiling is easier said than done if you have cosmetic imperfections like chipped, gapped, or misshapen teeth. These common problems affect your appearance, but they can also have a negative impact on your confidence. Thankfully, your cosmetic dentist offers 2 effective options for creating the smile of your dreams. The best part is that they’re quick and convenient!


July 22, 2020

Veneers Vs. Cosmetic Bonding: Which is Right for You?


When you look at your smile in the mirror, are you happy with what you see? If you’re like millions of others, you may have cosmetic imperfections like chips, cracks, or gaps in your teeth. These problems take away from your natural beauty, but they also can impact your confidence and self-esteem. Thankfully, your dentist offers veneers and cosmetic bonding as amazing options to get your smile back to its dazzling appearance. But which treatment is right for you? Keep reading to learn the answer!


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!


May 14, 2020

Dental Implants: A Dynamic, Long-Lasting Solution

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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.


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.


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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