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Wylie Family Dentistry Blog

What Should You Include in Your Dental Emergency Kit?

December 31, 2020

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Emergency dental kit

You may already have a first aid kit at home just in case disaster strikes, but do you have a dental emergency kit in case someone in your family has a dental problem? You never know when one may happen, so it pays to be prepared at all times. But what should you keep in your kit? An emergency dentist in Wylie lists off some important items that you should always keep stocked in your emergency kit.

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Can You Die From an Infected Tooth?

December 3, 2020

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Man with tooth infection

If you have ever had a tooth abscess, you know just how painful they can be. However, you probably were too focused on the discomfort to think about how serious a tooth infection can get. They can actually be much more dangerous than patients typically think, especially if they aren’t being treated right away by an emergency dentist in Wylie. Continue reading to learn more about what a tooth infection is, the symptoms, and the effects one can have on the rest of the body.

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Is It Time for a New Toothbrush?

November 17, 2020

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man brushing his teeth

You’ve probably picked up your toothbrush once or twice in your life to brush your teeth and suddenly become aware of its appearance for the first time in weeks. Maybe the bristles were bent out of shape, or maybe there was significant discoloration. Maybe it was then that you noted the fact that your teeth have felt a bit grittier as of late. If this has happened to you, you’re not alone, but it’s best to replace it before it gets old enough for you to notice. Your Wylie dentist shares some tell-tale signs that it’s time to replace your toothbrush and how often you should do it.

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Ten Fun Facts About Teeth

November 11, 2020

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woman smiling and pointing at her teeth

It might be easy to take your teeth for granted. Each day they assist you in a multitude of ways, such as talking, eating, and plenty of other activities, but did you know that they are far from ordinary? Your Wylie dentist has ten fun facts to share about your teeth that you might not know that will most likely make them more fascinating to you.

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A Glimpse at Your Next Dental Visit After COVID-19

May 18, 2020

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Clean dental office of Wylie dentist in COVID-19

From getting groceries to connecting with family, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives. Even your next dental appointment will look very different than it did before! To ensure you are as safe as possible while receiving the dental care you need, your dentist has added numerous additional infection control protocols. Read on to find out what you can expect before, during, and after your next appointment with your Wylie dentist.

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How is Your Emergency Dentist Keeping You Safe During COVID-19?

March 26, 2020

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dentist sanitizing door handles in their office

Last month, most dental practices around the country followed the ADA’s recommendation of postponing all elective procedures and solely providing emergency dental care. This is in an effort to prevent local ERs from becoming more overwhelmed than they already are. In order to keep their staff and patients safe, they’re adhering to strict and thorough CDC precautionary guidelines. That way, if you need to visit their office, you can rest assured that you’ll remain healthy and safe. Read on to learn some of the key preventive measures your emergency dentist is taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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4 Oral Health Tips During the COVID-19 Crisis

March 17, 2020

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family brushing their teeth in their bathroom

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, businesses across the country are temporarily closing their doors in an effort to control the spread of the virus. One of those is your local dentist, who will only be accepting emergency patients while the shelter-in-place orders are active. If you’re diligent about visiting them for your checkups and cleanings every six months, it may be causing you some anxiety at the thought of skipping an appointment. Until they open their doors again, it’ll be up to you to care for your smile while you’re self-isolating. Read on for four oral health tips so you can stay healthy.

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How Long Does It Take for a Dental Implant to Heal?

February 25, 2020

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elderly couple smiling with dental implants

If you’re missing at least once tooth, chances are you’ve heard of or maybe even considered replacing it with dental implants. These biocompatible titanium posts are considered the gold standard of tooth replacement today. Once they’re placed, they can last for several decades, possibly even the rest of your life. But how long does it take to recover from getting implants? Let’s go over an approximate timeline of all the steps involved.

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You Might Not Need an Extraction

February 13, 2020

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woman with mouth pain seeing her emergency dentist

You’ve had a toothache for a few weeks now. At first it was mild and only bothered you some of the time, but pretty soon it started to interfere with your ability to eat, sleep, and go about your daily life. You can’t even smile without intense pain shooting through your mouth. You’re starting to think that you should call your emergency dentist to get the tooth taken out. But did you know that you might not even need a tooth extraction in a situation like this? Keep reading to learn why.

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Can Dental Implants Replace Front Teeth?

January 20, 2020

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dental implant diagram

While missing a tooth in the front of your mouth can be cute when you’re a kid, you want to avoid it at all costs once you’re an adult. Having a gap in your smile impairs you both functionally and aesthetically. Your front teeth are the most important element of your smile, so when one part of that is missing, it’s quite noticeable. As soon as you lose your tooth, you’ll want to begin formulating a plan to replace it. One of the best ways to do so is with dental implants. But do they work to replace a front tooth? Let’s find out.

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