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The Castleberry Center Blog

6 Ways to Keep Your Gums Happy and Healthy

July 20, 2021

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When it comes to maintaining good oral health, most people tend to put too much emphasis on their teeth. Although their health is crucial, don’t forget to care for your gums too! Your smile could be flawless, bright, and cavity-free, but that doesn’t mean you’re immune to periodontal disease. Luckily, you can prevent infection and keep your gums healthy by following these tips.

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Debunking Common Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry

July 7, 2021

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A flawed smile affects more than oral health – it affects your confidence too. It can make you feel self-conscious every time you speak or laugh, especially around new faces. Despite this, many people don’t want to consider cosmetic dentistry due to the misconceptions surrounding the practice. While some of them may have been true at one point, advancements in the field have turned them into pure fallacies. Read on as we debunk six common cosmetic dentistry myths that still linger today.

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Root Canal vs Tooth Extraction: Which Is Better?

June 4, 2021

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Is a damaged or infected tooth causing you pain and discomfort? Dental pain usually gets worse without treatment, so don’t wait to contact an emergency dentist. Depending on your unique situation, your dentist may recommend extraction or a root canal. These procedures may sound intimidating, but they help relieve pain for thousands of patients each year. Which option is right for you? Keep reading to learn about the pros and cons of root canals vs tooth extractions.

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How the Sun Benefits Your Smile

May 22, 2021

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Summertime is finally here! The weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer, all thanks to the summer sun. Whether you like to spend your time running outside, or you just like to relax by the pool, soaking in the sun’s rays has all sorts of different benefits for your body, including your smile. This is because the sun provides you with vitamin D. It is estimated that 1 billion people throughout the world are suffering from a vitamin D deficiency, partially from a lack of sunlight. Read on to learn why this vitamin is so crucial for a healthy smile.

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A Friendly Reminder to Talk to Your Dentist About Dental Implants

May 6, 2021

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Male dental patient smiling after receiving dental implants

If you have lost one or more teeth, your dentist has probably mentioned dental implants as a way to recomplete your smile. It’s understandable if you decided to hold off on the treatment — after all, the cost of dental implants may seem quite high. But they are worth the investment! Let’s talk about some reasons why you should seriously consider moving forward with this remarkable tooth replacement solution.

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5 Ways to Take Better Care of Your Dental Implants

March 14, 2021

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a middle-aged woman leaning on a couch and smiling after receiving her dental implants

No matter where you are in your dental implant process, knowing how to take care of your new teeth is vital to ensuring the lifespan of your smile. While these prosthetics are designed to last a lifetime with proper care, it is up to you to make it happen, which is why a dentist is here to provide insightful tips on dental implant aftercare. Although your investment in time and money is high in the beginning, you can make it worth your while by doing all you can to keep your fully restored smile looking and feeling its best.

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Does Attaching My Dentures to Dental Implants Really Make a Difference?

January 30, 2021

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Closeup of senior woman smiling outside

Dentures have come a long way since they were first invented, especially in the past decade or so. This once obvious, clunky tooth-replacement solution is now known for being extremely lifelike in both look and feel. With that being said, they can still be a bit uncomfortable and embarrassing when they accidentally slip or move unexpectantly. Fortunately, there is a solution: implant dentures. Keep reading to learn more about this modern solution to tooth loss and why you should consider attaching your dentures to dental implants in Houston!

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Why You Should Replace a Missing Back Tooth

January 16, 2021

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Dentist using dental mirror to look at patient's missing tooth

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, nearly 180 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Fortunately, that’s where solutions like dental bridges and dental implants in Houston come in. All too often, however, patients struggling with one or more missing molars neglect to fill the gap in their smile. After all, if no one can see it, it doesn’t really matter, right? If you’ve found yourself wondering something similar, keep reading to learn the dangers of not replacing missing teeth.

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Binge-Watching TV and Oral Health

December 17, 2020

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With all of the new and improved streaming services out there, any and every TV show you could possibly want to binge-watch is at your fingertips. If you’re like most people, you likely ended up with a lot more time on your hands during the pandemic, and there’s a good chance you took some of it to catch up on your favorite shows. From 2019 to 2020, subscriptions to a popular streaming platform skyrocketed from 5 million to 167 million! With all this binge-watching, have you stopped to think about how your oral health is being affected? Your dentist on Vintage Park shares the surprising way that binge-watching could be connected to oral issues.

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5 Reasons to Visit the Dentist Before the New Year

September 30, 2020

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While it’s only September now, before you know it, Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here. As soon as the new year hits, your dental insurance plan will renew, which is why it’s important to schedule your routine checkup and cleaning or necessary treatment before then. Read on to learn five reasons why there’s no better time to visit your dentist nearby than now, before the holidays are here.

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