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Tooth Extraction Procedure

So you have to get a tooth removed? Don’t worry! It’s a very common procedure and it really isn’t as painful as it seems. What exactly can you expect during the process? When You Need an Extraction If you have teeth that are so badly damaged that a filling or crown won’t do, you may need to get your tooth extracted. If your mouth is simply overcrowded and needs some extra space for teeth to properly grow. Teenagers and adults commonly get their ... Read more

What Did People Do Before Toothpaste?

There’s no doubt that Americans love their toothpaste: We consume an estimated 14 billion gallons per year! With its plaque and cavity-fighting properties, whitening capabilities, and array of breath-freshening flavors, it’s hard to imagine dental care without toothpaste, which was invented in the nineteenth century. So what did people use to clean their teeth before then? Toothbrushes Many ancient cultures used chewing sticks and twigs as a way to clean and pick their teeth without toothpaste. The ancient Chinese even developed toothbrushes made ... Read more

You Can Afford Dental Care After Retirement!

Retirement can be a very exciting time in your life. However, since you have a set income, you may worry about paying for dental care after retirement, especially if you don't have dental coverage that carries over from where you were employed or if you aren't listed under a spouse. At White Settlement Family Dentistry, we understand your concerns. While we do accept many insurances, we also want to help those without good dental coverage to be able to afford proper dental care. ... Read more

Get a Beautiful Smile with Invisalign

You know those people with the perfect smiles? The smiles that perfectly show their joy or kindness or compassion? That wide open, unabashed smile? That can be your smile, too. Looking for That Perfect Smile You take excellent care of your teeth, brushing and flossing by the book. You make sure to schedule, and keep, your routine dental cleaning every six months. You've even taken to drinking your coffee through a straw, hoping to keep your teeth whiter. One thing that you can't change ... Read more

Back to School Means a New Season of Sports-Related Mouth Injuries

The start of a new school year also means the start of fall sports season. From football to volleyball, millions of students of all ages will soon be enjoying the thrill of teamwork and competition. Unfortunately, a new sports season also means a new season of sports-related mouth and dental injuries. An estimated 38 million children and adolescents participate in organized sports activities each year in the United States. According to the Centers for ... Read more
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