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What Causes Bad Breath?

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Bad breath. We all have some experience with it, whether you’ve suffered from it yourself or been around someone else who does. Bad breath isn’t just embarrassing and annoying, but it can have a dramatic impact on your relationships, professional life, and self-confidence. The first step to tackling bad breath is understanding what causes it and what you can do …

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What’s the Difference Between an Underbite and Overbite?

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Most people have heard of an overbite, but did you know there is something called an underbite and a crossbite? The human anatomy is fascinating, to say the least, and every single person has a unique makeup. This is true when talking about all parts of the body, including the mouth. Underbites, overbites, and crossbites are all common tooth alignment …

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Does Activated Charcoal Really Whiten Teeth?

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Chances are you’ve seen pictures on the internet of people ‘whitening’ their teeth with activated charcoal – or smearing something black as night on their pearly whites in order to make them…whiter? While this may seem like just another crazy trend or hoax, the truth of the matter is that it works. According to dental experts, brushing your teeth with …

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A Cavity Free Halloween

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Halloween is just a few short days away, and you know what that means: candy, candy, and more candy. A favorite holiday of the young and old alike, Halloween is notoriously a cavity-inducing holiday. This joyful time of year is undoubtedly packed with parties, the fun of dressing up, carving pumpkins, and trick-or-treating, of course. For many kids, Halloween is …

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Which Toothpaste Should I Buy?

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These days when you go to the grocery store or your local health food store, the number of toothpaste choices on the shelves is overwhelming. With annual sales of more than $1.5 billion, the toothpaste industry has evolved into something most of us couldn’t have predicted. Today there are a dizzying array of flavors, formulations, colors, and other options, making …

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5 Foods That Can Help Whiten Your Teeth

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It is no secret that certain foods and drinks can have detrimental effects on your teeth and overall wellness, but did you know there are also a handful of foods that can actually whiten your teeth? While there is plenty of propaganda out there blasting the likes of coffee, wine, soda, and other sugar-filled favorites for the damage they can …

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What You Don’t Know About Saliva

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Saliva. Probably not everyone’s favorite subject, but nonetheless an important part of our bodies that should be discussed. While most of us don’t give much thought to the saliva in our mouths, truth be told it is one of the most fascinating components of the human body. Sure, cringe when we see someone drool or spit, but saliva is actually …

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Diabetes and your dental health

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All of our bodily functions are linked, in one way or another. Having neck pain can cause headaches or lead to back pain, which can lead to hip pain, which can lead to, well, it can lead to most any part of your body. The point is, having certain gaps in your health can affect the health of another part …

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What exactly is a root canal?

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It turns out that a lot of people have just heard stories, or mentioning’s of root canals, but don’t actually even know what the procedure entails. Some people associate going to the dentist as something scary, but it doesn’t have to be. The best way to face any ‘dentist fears’ you may have, is to just know exactly what to …

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Do I have to remove my wisdom teeth?

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Having one’s wisdom removed is typically a normal procedure that most everyone must go through. Every so often, there is a handful of people whose wisdom teeth begin growing into their mouths in that they are correctly positioned where there is enough room, and they are not causing any pain or other dental issues. But generally, having one’s wisdom teeth …

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How can I improve my smile?

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Having the smile of your dreams is not far away. The cosmetic dentists in Irving, Texas offer clear braces, veneers, and laser teeth whitening options to help you get one step closer. But, also, there are ways to improve your smile at home that you can discuss with your dentist. In the decision process for the best option for your …

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Should I buy a water flosser?

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A water flosser is a dental health appliance that you can use at home, just like traditional floss. The main reason why most people choose a water flosser is because they do not like string floss or they find string flossing difficult. Flossing is not an alternative to brushing, but an adjuvant to your daily oral hygiene routine, so everyone …

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Common Dental Emergencies

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There are many ways we can hurt our teeth; however, it is important to know when the injury is an actual emergency. With the proper knowledge, when you identify your injury as an emergency, then it is best to contact your dentist right away, if it is within office hours, or go to the emergency room (ER) right away. The …

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How to get your child to brush their teeth

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It can be difficult to explain to a child the significance of brushing their teeth, especially since bacteria and gingivitis are words beyond their full comprehension. Finding a dentist for your child is important, just as important as home dental care. Before we begin with the fun stuff, the first thing we recommend you rule out when your child is …

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How the tooth fairy came along

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Our dental staff at Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Las Colinas in Irving, Texas would love to share the tale of the tooth fairy with you. The tooth fairy has taken America with pride and stride. Did you know that originally, the tooth fairy went looking on the ground for your teeth, not underneath your pillow? Way back when, in …

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Floss your way to healthy teeth

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Flossing is important. You have heard that repeatedly from all dental professionals, your mom, aunt, uncle, grandma, hah! But, it is true. Flossing is not only important for your oral health, it is also important for your overall health. We here at Cosmetics & Family Dentistry of Las Colinas know that even though this fact has been passed down for …

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When should I take my baby to the dentist

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The dental family of Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Las Colinas in Irving, Texas understands the worry associated with being a new parent and then knowing when to take your baby to the dentist. Unfortunately, many American parents do not take their babies to the dentist until they are over 2 years of age, which is later than the recommended. …

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What causes tooth sensitivity

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Our dental staff at Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Las Colinas has helped many people understand why their tooth feels sensitive to touch, brush, or when exposed to hot or cold drinks and food. Initially, when your tooth feels sensitive, the first instinct is to avoid the culprit. Now, this is fine, because sometimes it could just be one thing …