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Wylie Family Dentistry Blog

What Exactly Determines Root Canal Cost?

August 15, 2021

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Dentist explaining root canal cost to a patient

When a tooth becomes significantly damaged but can still be saved, dentists often recommend root canal therapy to get the job done. Unfortunately, many people tend to forgo treatment due to the costs associated with root canals. But what exactly determines root canal cost? How much can you expect to pay depending on your unique case? Learn from a dentist why choosing to get treatment done now, rather than later, is nearly always a better proposition.

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Why You Should Replace Your Metal Crown with a Metal-Free One

July 21, 2021

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closeup of dental crown

Do you have a metal crown? You likely got it years ago when it was the only option available. Thankfully, modern dentistry now offers metal-free crowns so you can enjoy a healthier and more natural-looking smile! There might have been several good reasons why metal crowns were used in the past. But now, there are just as many (or even more) reasons to get rid of them. Read on to find out why you shouldn’t think twice about replacing a metal crown.

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Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Really Necessary?

July 13, 2021

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dentist showing patient wisdom teeth x-rays

During your bi-annual visit, your dentist informs you that your wisdom teeth must be removed. If they’re not causing you any discomfort, you might be wondering if the procedure is even needed. After all, since there’s no pain, there should be no problem – right? Not necessarily. Here’s what you need to know about wisdom teeth and the issues that can arise if you postpone their removal.

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4 Reasons to Floss Every Single Day

June 30, 2021

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Woman flossing her teeth

Ever since you were a child, your parents and dentist told you that you should be flossing every single day in order to maintain optimal oral hygiene. However, a lot of people only do so when they have a stubborn piece of food stuck between their teeth or a few days before their regular dental checkup. There are numerous reasons why you should be flossing daily. Continue reading to learn why flossing is so important.

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How Soon After a Tooth Extraction Can You Get a Dental Implant?

June 22, 2021

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Patient smiling in dental chair

Are you about to have a tooth extracted due to decay, injury, or another oral health issue? This is never your dentist’s first choice, but sometimes it is necessary in order to preserve the health of the rest of your teeth. The good news is that you won’t need to go the rest of your life with a gap in your smile. There are several different tooth replacement options out there, with the preferred method being dental implants. But how long do you need to wait until you can get one? Continue reading to learn more.

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Beware of These DIY Teeth Whitening Dangers

May 27, 2021

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Closeup of woman covering her mouth in shock

If your once-white smile is beginning to look yellow, you’re not alone. In fact, more than 80% of Americans surveyed shared that they would like a whiter smile. With a statistic like this, it’s not surprising that more and more people are turning to DIY teeth whitening in an effort to make their smile goals a reality. Unfortunately, there are some hidden dangers that many patients don’t realize until afterward. To prevent that from happening to you, keep reading for a few risks you should know (as well as the benefits of opting for teeth whitening treatments with your dentist!).

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Teeth Whitening vs. Veneers: Which Is Better For Addressing Dental Discoloration?

April 30, 2021

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Woman in blue shirt thinking

Did you know that a whopping 80% of Americans wish their teeth were whiter? If you are a part of this statistic, then there is no better time to visit your cosmetic dentist. After all, advancements in technology and the field of dentistry have made treatments safer and more effective than ever before. However, with so many smile-transforming solutions to pick from, how can you tell which one is right for you? If you are struggling with dental discoloration, keep reading as a cosmetic dentist shares whether you should opt for teeth whitening or veneers.

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Implants Vs. Dentures – Can Dentures Prevent Jawbone Loss?

March 22, 2021

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Woman smiling in dental chair after choosing dental implants

If you’re missing at least one tooth, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans are missing parts of their smile, which is why there are various options for replacement. If you’re looking for the best solution, you probably want something that looks great, but restoring your smile is vital for more than just cosmetic reasons. Tooth loss causes jawbone deterioration, which can lead to more missing teeth and a sunken facial appearance over time. Read on to learn about your tooth replacement options and how you can preserve your jawbone.

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How Can Foods and Drinks Stain Teeth?

January 29, 2021

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a woman drinking coffee while holding a toothbrush and a pillow

If you are like most people, having that morning cup of coffee is a necessity. Not only does it wake you up, but it gives you the energy you need to start the day. Unfortunately, it can also leave behind stains and discoloration that can cause you to feel less confident in your appearance over time. No matter your reason for pursuing a healthier, brighter smile, you may want to rethink that cup of coffee or afternoon soda. Read on to learn how certain foods and drinks can negatively impact your smile and how teeth whitening in Wylie can bring it back to life.

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Professional or Over-the-Counter Whitening: Which is Best?

January 16, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — wyliefamilydentistry @ 4:08 pm
an up-close view of a person’s smile before and after teeth whitening

Do you like the look of your smile? When staring into the mirror, are you distracted by the stains and discoloration left behind by years of coffee stains, smoking, or wear and tear? You’re not alone, which is why there are numerous companies dedicated to providing over-the-counter teeth whitening kits to help you brighten your smile. But do they work? The truth is that although they are more affordable, they produce lackluster results. Fortunately, you can skip visiting your local drug store and instead, make an appointment to see your cosmetic dentist. Read on to learn why professional teeth whitening in Wylie is a far better approach than wasting your time and money on products that don’t work.

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