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Binge-Watching TV and Oral Health

December 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — castleberry @ 5:33 pm
person snacking while binge-watching tv

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.


5 Reasons to Visit the Dentist Before the New Year

September 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — castleberry @ 4:04 pm
a jar of money being saved by visiting the dentist

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.


How to Tell If You Need New Dentures & What to Replace Them with

August 31, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — castleberry @ 11:30 pm
smiling woman with dentures should consider dental implants

Dentures are a classic, affordable, and quick way to regain a full set of pearly whites. Modern dental technology and high-quality materials have made this traditional tooth replacement option more reliable, lifelike, and resilient than ever. Unfortunately, they don’t last forever. You’ll need to replace them eventually to keep both you and your mouth healthy. Here’s how to tell if it’s time for a new set of dentures and what your replacement options are.


Why Are My Teeth Sensitive & What Can I Do About It?

August 10, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — castleberry @ 7:49 pm
Woman with ice cream and toothache because of sensitive teeth

Are you avoiding your favorite warm beverages or cold snacks because you know they’ll make your teeth hurt? Tooth sensitivity is a unique type of toothache that impacts nearly 40 million adults in the US alone. Not only is this uncomfortable sensation distracting and inhibiting, but untreated sensitive teeth can sometimes lead to a dental emergency. Read on to learn what might be causing that pain in your smile and what you can do to get your oral health back on track.


How To: Handle a Knocked-Out Tooth

July 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — castleberry @ 9:12 pm
Man seeking emergency dentistry for dental injury

Summer is already halfway over, but the weather forecast says the heat isn’t going anywhere anytime soon! To get some much-needed exercise in and blow off some steam, you and your friends decide to schedule a quick game of frisbee before work. All is going well until a rogue throw sends the frisbee straight into your front teeth. In near disbelief, you touch your mouth and realize you are missing a tooth!

Although this situation is anxiety-inducing, it is more common than you think. In fact, 5 million teeth are avulsed annually in sports-related incidents alone. To save your tooth and get the emergency dentistry treatment you need quickly, read on for the five steps of what to do with a knocked-out tooth.


Dental Emergency in COVID-19? 4 Reasons to Call Your Dentist

May 18, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — castleberry @ 3:27 am

Skip this ER and visit your emergency dentist instead during COVID-19If you found yourself with a knocked-out tooth or intense toothache, where would you go for treatment? Recent studies indicate that an overwhelming number of people spend unnecessary time and money taking their dental emergencies to the ER. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to know where to go if your smile needs immediate help. Here are four reasons you should call your Houston emergency dentist if you need urgent dental care during quarantine.


Keeping it Clean: Oral Hygiene Habits for Avoiding COVID-19

April 10, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — castleberry @ 10:39 pm

Family brushing their teeth

Now more than ever, hygiene is crucial. With so much of the world still in quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, every precaution should be taken to keep you and your family safe, including practicing even safer oral hygiene. Though your oral hygiene regimen may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of spreading or contracting the virus, our oral hygiene appliances get covered in germs daily. This is especially true if you live with others.


Not Sure Where to Start with Cosmetic Dentistry?

February 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — castleberry @ 5:23 pm

girl with space buns smiling with a pink background

Your New Year’s resolution was to be a more confident person, but so far that hasn’t worked out well, mainly due to the numerous aesthetic flaws in your teeth. It’s hard to be confident when you’re embarrassed of any chips, stains, or gaps in your smile. Maybe you want to get these problems addressed with cosmetic dentistry, but you’re not sure where to start. Luckily, your dentist can help you explore the various options you have available to revitalize your smile. Here are just a few of the choices you have.


Emergency Dentist On Handling 5 Common Emergencies Over the Holidays

December 8, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — castleberry @ 8:54 pm

Snowman holding a first-aid kitDental emergencies can vary a lot, but they all have one thing in common: They almost always happen at the most inconvenient time possible. During the holidays, in particular, the last thing you want is to deal with an unexpected or painful dental problem. Especially if you can’t get ahold of an emergency dentist right away. And while you can’t always prevent emergencies, it’s helpful to know a few tips and tricks to alleviate pain and keep them from getting worse until you can be seen. Keep reading to learn how to handle 5 common emergencies and get through the holidays with your smile intact!


Dental Insurance: Time to Cash in On Your Benefits

November 14, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — castleberry @ 8:41 pm

Family smilingDental insurance can save you hundreds on dentistry if you know how to use it. However, billions of dollars in benefits get wasted each year by millions of people. The worst part about it is that these people don’t even know this is happening. However, with the right know-how, you can take advantage of your insurance plan, utilizing your benefits before they’re gone forever. Read on to learn some significant tips on how to save money with your dentist before 2020!


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