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Wylie Family Dentistry Blog

A Guide to How to Eat When You Have Dentures

December 6, 2023

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smiling older person wearing dentures

As a denture wearer, making wise food choices is essential for your comfort and dining satisfaction. Careful selection of foods is key to improving meal enjoyment and ensuring your dentures function optimally. Whether you’re new to dentures or looking to refine your eating habits, keep reading to help you identify foods that you should avoid as well as ones that are suggested healthier alternatives.

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Haven’t Seen a Dentist Recently? Here’s What to Expect.

October 19, 2023

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Dentist appointment circled on calendar Brushing and flossing are important for keeping your teeth and gums healthy, but they aren’t enough. The American Dental Association recommends a cleaning and checkup every 6 months. However, 35% of Americans never see a dentist. Whether from dental phobias, finances, or a busy schedule, it’s never too late to commit to seeing a dentist twice a year. If it has been a while since your last dental checkup, here’s what you can expect during your preventive appointment.

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Are Dental Fillings Covered by Insurance?

September 3, 2023

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a patient smiling before receiving a dental filling

If your dentist recently informed you that you have a cavity, they also probably suggested that you get it filled soon. But the end of the year is upon us, and you might have quite a lot going on during this time of the year! Nonetheless, cavities aren’t something that should be left untreated, as they pose far too many oral health risks. You can even use your dental insurance to cover most of the procedure—so it makes fiscal sense to get that appointment penciled in on your calendar. Continue reading to learn more about why dental fillings are necessary and how your coverage can help you pay for this incredibly beneficial treatment.

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Does My Dental Crown Need to Be Replaced?

August 17, 2023

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person having dental crown placed

Dental crowns play a pivotal role as a valuable dental restoration, often employed to address a range of oral issues effectively. However, like any dental work, they are subject to wear and tear over time and may eventually necessitate replacement. Recognizing the signs that signal the need for replacement is crucial not only for maintaining your oral health but also for ensuring the longevity of your dental restorations. With that in mind, here are four unmistakable indicators that can assist you in determining when it might be time to consider replacing your dental crowns.

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4 Summer Foods You’ll Be Able to Enjoy with Dental Implants

June 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — wyliefamilydentistry @ 1:03 pm
Corn on the cob with butter, lime, and parsley

If you wear dentures due to missing multiple teeth, there are probably several foods that you tend to stay away from since they prove too difficult to chew. Having limits on your diet can put a damper on your summer. However, dental implants can change all that. Once they have bonded with your jaw and have been topped with lifelike prosthetic teeth, they will allow you to eat virtually anything you want! Below are 4 summer foods you’ll be able to enjoy once the dental implant process is complete.

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A Healthy Mouth Is Key Before a Smile Upgrade

April 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — wyliefamilydentistry @ 12:11 am
a man with a healthy mouth about to get a cosmetic treatment

A study by OnePoll recently reported that 7 in 10 Americans admit to feeling self-conscious about their teeth. Whether it was the discoloration or the misalignment, their insecurity caused them to often hide their smile. The good news is that no one has to live with a grin that they don’t love! Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, there are many treatments that can fix or cover a range of dental imperfections. However, there is one requirement before undergoing a smile upgrade: a healthy mouth. Here’s what to know about good oral health and cosmetic dental treatments.

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Debunking 4 Common Gum Disease Myths

January 10, 2023

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a woman showing symptoms of gum disease in Wylie

Did you know gum disease is one of the common infections more than half of adults aged 30 and older are dealing with? This condition is typically due to plaque that accumulates around the teeth. Failing to properly remove it with oral hygiene or a professional cleaning can result in it developing into tartar or calculus. While this isn’t uncommon, there’s plenty of misinformation about this oral health problem. Keep reading to learn the truth behind four of the most prevalent gum disease myths.

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Finally, a New Years’ Resolution You Can Keep! Here’s How to Commit to Flossing This Year

December 19, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — wyliefamilydentistry @ 10:17 pm
Portrait of a man flossing his teeth

Everybody makes promises to themselves when the new year begins, but keeping them is a different story. Maybe this year, it would be nice to do something simple, achievable, and that’ll make a big difference in your life. If you’re usually pretty lax with your dental hygiene, you could commit to making flossing a daily habit. Cleaning in-between your teeth daily can go a long way towards preventing serious oral health issues, but flossing every day is easier said than done. Here are a few tips that can help you stay on track well into the new year.

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Do I Need a Root Canal If My Tooth Stops Hurting?

October 4, 2022

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man with puzzled expression

Imagine having intense tooth pain only for it to disappear instantly. What does this mean? Maybe you don’t have to wonder, and this is your reality. Is this something serious or does no more pain mean all is well? Dental pain occurs because your body is trying to alert you that something is wrong. Keep reading to learn from your dentist in Wylie about why root canal therapy may be necessary.

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3 Ways Dental Insurance Saves Money

September 22, 2022

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Insurance policy and red pencilDid you know brushing and flossing aren’t enough to keep your smile healthy? The American Dental Association recommends a cleaning and checkup every 6 months, even if you don’t have any oral health concerns. Your dental insurance makes getting the care you need easy and affordable. However, 48% of Americans with dental coverage don’t visit their dentist because of the cost. Many people believe dental care is too expensive, despite their insurance, but this is untrue. Your coverage is designed to save you money by keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Here are 3 ways your dental insurance can save you money.

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