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How to Keep Your Porcelain Veneers in Plano Stain-Free

June 26, 2019

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porcelain veneer smile

Porcelain veneers are coverings for your teeth that conceal the smile you have and give you the smile you want. Veneers are made of fine dental porcelain that not only accurately replicates the appearance of natural teeth, but also strengthens your smile, as well. Dental porcelain is extremely hard and durable. With proper dental hygiene and a little extra care—stop biting your nails, chewing ice and gnawing on pens—your new smile can last for 10 years or more before a veneer needs replacing. And while porcelain veneers in Plano do resist staining, they are not impervious to discoloration. Read on for information on to keep your smile white and shiny.

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June is Men’s Health Month in Plano

June 16, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_montgomery @ 2:31 am
man flossing teeth

To all the men out there, this blog is for you! June is Men’s Health Month, and the week before Father’s Day is Men’s Health Week. Unfortunately, some of you men are notorious for not taking care of your health, and that includes your oral health. But as long as it’s men’s health month in Plano, now seems like a good time to talk about a few oral health concerns that you should not ignore. 

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Here’s the Connection Between Stroke and Gum Disease in Plano

May 23, 2019

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Who would imagine that there is connection between the incidence of stroke and gum disease? Your dentist, that’s who. Research shows the vascular inflammation associated with strokes is not dissimilar to the inflammation of gum disease in Plano. In fact, one study shows that patients who have had an acute cerebrovascular ischemia were more likely to also have an oral infection when compared to a control group. Continue reading to learn more about the link between these two conditions and what you can do to have a healthy mouth and body.

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Enamel Erosion in Plano Could Be Damaging Your Smile

May 13, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_montgomery @ 3:25 am
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Dictionary.com defines erosion as the process by which the surface of an object is worn away. Enamel is the outer and protective layer that surrounds the crown of each tooth. Therefore, enamel erosion can’t be a good thing for your smile. Here are the facts about enamel erosion in Plano and how you can avoid this destructive process. 

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The Benefits of Dental Crowns in Plano

March 29, 2019

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry — Tags: — dr_montgomery @ 3:45 am

dental crownsIf you have a tooth that is deeply cracked or otherwise damaged, then a dentist may recommend a dental crown. This trustworthy restoration can be used to return form and function to your tooth or as part of a system called a bridge, which is used to stand in for one or more missing teeth. Sometimes a dental crown is called a cap. That is because a crown is just like a cap that covers the entire portion of a tooth that is above the gum line. Read on to learn about some of the benefits of dental crowns in Plano.

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Your Thyroid and Sleep Apnea Issues in Plano

March 22, 2019

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: — dr_montgomery @ 3:38 am

illustration of thyroidHormones control a significant number of bodily functions, not the least of which is sleep. Your thyroid gland is particularly important to the quality of your sleep each night. Thyroid dysfunctions, including conditions such as hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, can cause sleep problems, including sleep apnea. Read on to learn about the link between your thyroid and sleep apnea issues in Plano.

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A Toothache in Plano Needs Immediate Attention

February 28, 2019

Filed under: Emergency Dentistry,General Dentistry — Tags: — dr_montgomery @ 11:41 pm

Man with a toothache holding a cold compress“My tooth is killing me!” Most of the time when someone says that, it’s a figure of speech to indicate how painful his or her toothache is. But actually, a toothache can be deadly—and that’s not hyperbole. If you have a toothache in Plano, seeing a dentist for emergency care as soon as possible may not only save the tooth, but your life, too.

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New Research Links Gum Disease in Plano to Alzheimer’s

February 27, 2019

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: — dr_montgomery @ 11:32 pm

Alzheimer's imageDentists, physicians and scientists have known for some time about the connection between gum disease and other health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, respiratory infection and osteoporosis. This bacterial infection is also associated with dementia and now there is a study showing that periodontal bacteria supports the development of plaques that lead to Alzheimer’s disease. Read on for more information about the connection between the neuropathology found in Alzheimer’s and gum disease in Plano.

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Get the Most Out of Invisalign in Plano

January 28, 2019

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Woman inserting Invisalign clear bracesCongratulations! You’ve just started wearing Invisalign in Plano, so you are on your way to having that straight smile you’ve always wanted. Invisalign is the ideal orthodontic treatment for people that prefer not to deal with the appearance or the hassle of traditional metal braces. Both Invisalign and Invisalign Teen use removable aligners that allow you to eat or brush and floss your teeth without braces getting in the way. They work wonders, and with the following tips you’ll be able to get the most out of your treatment.

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Let’s Get to the Heart of Gum Disease in Plano

January 21, 2019

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: — dr_montgomery @ 8:05 pm

red and swollen gumsIf gum disease only affected your oral health, then that would be problematic enough. However, research shows that there is a link between the condition of your gums and the health of your heart. Read on to learn about the relationship between gum disease in Plano and heart disease.

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