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How Your Smile Can Affect Your Confidence

Did you know that your emotional wellbeing affects your physical health? Smiling may not be as intense as a 30-minute workout, but it can make an equally major impact on your self esteem. The Science Behind Smiling When you smile, it releases endorphins, which can help you actually feel happier (even if your smile was fake!) and more self-confident. This can start a domino effect where other people feel happier when around you as well. Studies have shown that being smiled at is a ... Read more

Top 5 Scariest Monster Teeth

There’s plenty that should be scary about Halloween – spooky costumes, haunted houses, creepy decorations. However, as the season of increased candy consumption approaches, we never want our patients feeling terrified about the state of their oral hygiene! To maintain the health of your smile during the Halloween season, make sure you’re indulging your sweet tooth in moderation and keeping up with your regular dental care habits. At White Settlement Family Dentistry, we’ve gotten into the Halloween spirit by asking our ... Read more

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of a Root Canal

It seems like everyone and their mother is afraid of a root canal. Thanks to popular culture, it’s one of the most dreaded dental procedures imaginable. But what is a root canal? And is it really that scary? A root canal is a procedure that saves an infected tooth by removing and replacing the root. Symptoms of an infected root can be tooth pain, sensitivity, and gum swelling. The infection is usually caused by a crack, general decay, injury, or an old ... Read more

Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, so you should feel confident in showing it off! Don’t be one of the many people who report hiding their smile because they’re embarrassed about their stained teeth. Along with the variety of preventive and cosmetic treatments we provide at White Settlement Family Dentistry, we offer in-house professional teeth whitening treatments, including ZOOM® in-office whitening by Discus Dental and Opalescence® whitening by Ultradent. These safe, customized treatments can give you ... Read more

Why Do My Gums Bleed When I Brush?

It can be a little alarming to see some blood whenever you brush your teeth. Even if it's a small amount, it's something to pay attention to if it's happening all of the time! Bleeding gums are one of the earliest indicators of gum disease, so it's important to keep an eye on the situation to determine what's actually causing the issue. Causes of Bleeding Gums As we mentioned before, the most common cause of bleeding gums is gum disease, also called periodontal ... Read more
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