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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

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_montgomery @ 9:57 pm

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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I’m Missing One Tooth in Plano. Do I Need an Implant?

December 13, 2018

Filed under: Dental Implants — Tags: — dr_montgomery @ 9:39 pm

implanted post in smileA dental implant is the most natural tooth replacement you can choose to fill that gap in your smile. When you fill the space, you not only restore your smile, but you also boost your confidence and broaden your diet. But if no one can see that you’re missing one tooth in Plano, then is it really necessary to have a dental implant? Yes it is. Read on to find out why.

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Dental Implants Failing in Plano? Here’s What Can Be Done

November 26, 2018

Filed under: Dental Implants — Tags: — dr_montgomery @ 2:36 am

swollen gum tissueA dental implant is one of the most reliable tooth replacements available. In fact, implants enjoy a success rate that is above 95 percent. Of course, that doesn’t mean they are impervious to problems. If you suspect your dental implants are failing in Plano, you should contact a dentist immediately. The sooner you seek treatment, the better the chance that the implant can be saved and your smile will remain strong and beautiful.

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Porcelain Veneers in Plano–$6,999 All-Inclusive!

November 20, 2018

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Tags: — dr_montgomery @ 7:24 pm

Smiling young couple“I’m dreaming of a white smile, just like the one I used to know.” Okay, so those aren’t exactly the words, but if you have been dreaming about a white smile in time for Christmas, then stop dreaming and start doing! Porcelain veneers in Plano are available for $6,999 all-inclusive. That’s a deal you can’t pass up. Read on to learn more about what’s included in this special and how porcelain veneers can enhance your smile and your quality of life.

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How Does Drug Abuse Affect Oral Health in Plano?

October 15, 2018

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: — dr_montgomery @ 1:42 am

alcoholicMost people know that drug or alcohol abuse can have harmful or even deadly consequences. Intoxicating substances, whether alcohol, marijuana, cocaine or opioids, can damage your lungs, heart, stomach and brain. But did you know there can also be terrible oral health consequences? People with addiction commonly ignore their oral hygiene often because they no longer care about their teeth or they can’t afford to see a dentist. Let’s look at how drug abuse affects oral health in Plano.

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Plano Dentist Explains Link between Gastrointestinal Disorders and Teeth

October 5, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — dr_montgomery @ 1:22 am

woman taking a biteAccording to the American Nutrition Association, 70 million people have digestive troubles. These range from acid reflux to constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Obviously, your mouth and stomach are connected. But did you know that the condition of your teeth and gums can lead to gastrointestinal disorders and that those can affect your oral health? Talk about a vicious cycle! Read on to learn what a Plano dentist has to say on the subject.

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Back to School Tips for Athletes in Plano

September 21, 2018

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: — dr_montgomery @ 8:39 pm

mouthguard and helmetThe kids are in school and life is back to a routine. That’s not a bad thing. The day is now filled with classes, friends, homework and organized school athletics. Oral hygiene and care should be part of that routine, too. You can keep your children’s smiles healthy with these back to school tips for athletes in Plano.

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