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Are Dental Implants Permanent?

When you're missing teeth, all you really want is to go back to the days of a full, healthy smile. Unfortunately, when we lose our baby teeth and our permanent teeth come in, that's it. There's not a third set of teeth to count on! But advancements in dentistry have provided plenty of other ways to replace missing teeth. One of the main reasons people choose dental implants over all the other tooth replacement options is because they want something as permanent ... Read more

Dental Bridges vs. Dental Implants

If you’re missing a tooth or need to have a tooth removed and are look for a replacement solution, there are two popular options for treatment: a dental bridge or a dental implant. Dental Bridges What’s a dental bridge? It’s actually a procedure used to literally “bridge” the gap left by a missing tooth. It’s supported by crowns on the natural teeth on either side of the gap. Dental bridges used to be the only option if someone needed to replace a tooth, ... Read more

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
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