The Las Colinas Smiles Blog

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Watch for These Cosmetic Dentistry Trends in 2023

As we welcome this New Year, many people are focusing on their goals and resolutions for 2023. What are you hoping to accomplish this year? Often, priorities turn to weight loss, fitness, and overall appearance. One thing you might be wanting to improve is the aesthetics of your smile. So, it makes sense to look at cosmetic dentistry trends to find a solution that will work for you. No matter your age, profession, or location: your teeth make a statement about who you are to the people that you meet. The quality of your smile has an undeniable impact on…

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Add a Smile Makeover to Your Holiday Wishlist

It’s common for friends and family to ask: what’s on your Christmas list this year? When loved ones are shopping for holiday gifts, they want to make sure their purchases align with the needs and wants of the recipient. One thing you might add to your holiday wishlist is a smile makeover. Even if no one is going to gift you a smile makeover, why not treat yourself during this holiday season? You’ve wanted a beautiful, confident smile for a while. So it makes sense to invest in your dental health so that you have a smile that you can…

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Thanksgiving Foods That Are Good for the Teeth

When you think about holiday foods, it’s common for unhealthy dishes to come to mind: Thanksgiving pies, fluffy rolls, ice cream, chips and dip, chocolate, and more. These foods can be a fun part of the holiday tradition. But just because you are indulging as part of the celebration, doesn’t mean that your health needs to suffer. Consider adding a few foods that are good for the teeth and overall health as well. In fact, there are popular holiday dishes that can support your dental health and provide the nutrients your body needs. Here are a few options to consider…

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Candy Alternatives During the Halloween Sugar Rush

The onslaught of candy during the holiday season can be a challenge to handle. As a parent, are you trying to manage all of the sweet treats coming in from parties, school, friends, and social events? If you want to enjoy Halloween with your littles and still reduce the overall amount of sugar, then consider a few candy alternatives at home. Even though candy is traditionally part of the Halloween holiday, it doesn’t mean that your family needs to be consuming it throughout the day. Smart parents try to find the balance: allowing their children to enjoy a few sweet…

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How to Prevent Tartar Buildup

Everyone knows that daily brushing and flossing are key for good dental health. But do you know why it’s so important to maintain these dental habits? The truth is that brushing and flossing play a role in removing tartar from your teeth, which contributes to overall dental health. Here are a few things you need to know about tartar – and why it’s so important to prevent tartar buildup. Tartar: What is it? Even when you are proactive about brushing your teeth, there are microscopic bacteria that live in your mouth. These small organisms mix with food byproducts and proteins…

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Polish Off a Summer Tan with Teeth Whitening

How uncomfortable do you feel when you smile in public? Are you worried about yellowed, discolored teeth affecting the first impressions you are setting with other people? If you are constantly covering up your teeth or smiling with your mouth closed, then it’s time to consider teeth whitening services so you no longer feel embarrassed. Summer is a great time of year to invest in teeth whitening. You’ve been spending time outside in the sun, and a bright smile can be the perfect compliment to your beautiful summer tan. In fact, the golden shade of your summer tan can make…

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Invest in Veneers and Never Look Back

If you find yourself thinking about your less-than-perfect smile more often than not, you’ve probably put some thought into talking to your dentist about a way to improve it. For example, your dentist might want you to invest in veneers because often, they are the best choice for the perfect smile. When your dentist mentions veneers, you may be caught like a deer in headlights. What do you know about them? Maybe very little. What are the advantages of veneers, and are they really the way you should go? Ready to find out more about veneers and how they can…

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Dental Sedation: Tips for Having the Most Comfortable Dental Experience

Do you feel anxiety and stress about visiting the dentist? It’s normal for people to be uncomfortable during dental appointments, especially when treatments or major dental work is being done. If you have difficulty sitting still during these treatments, you might consider the benefits of dental sedation. Not only is dental sedation helpful for patients with anxiety, but it can also be a good option for young children or anyone who wants to improve their comfort during the appointment. Dental sedation is a way to help you relax and stay calm in the dental chair, with different types of medication…

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Root Canal Awareness Day: Saving Your Tooth with a Root Canal

Did you know that there is a national day dedicated to the topic of root canals? This year, May 11, 2022, was National Root Canal Appreciation Day -a chance to recognize dentists and the critical role they play in protecting our health. This appreciation day happens every year, on the second Wednesday of May. While root canals aren’t something that patients want to celebrate, this day is an opportunity to teach people about root canals and how they protect overall dental health. Years ago, before modern dentistry was available, an infection in the tooth could cause serious harm and even…

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Maximize Insurance Benefits: Twice a Year Cleanings Are Recommended

Dental insurance is an excellent investment since it helps cover the cost of routine and restorative dental services. But are you maximizing the benefits that are available for your family? One of the best places to start is with twice-a-year cleanings. Insurance companies view routine cleanings as preventive maintenance. These regular checkups catch potential issues in the earliest stages, helping to reduce the need for more extensive dental treatments in the future. Check your plan, and it’s likely that you have twice a year cleanings included in your available benefits. Other Recommendations to Maximize Dental Benefits In addition to twice-a-year…

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