Dental Implants in Mesquite TX

Dental Implants   If you have missing teeth or teeth that are badly damaged and need to be removed, one of the options that can be employed to fix this problem are dental implants. These implants replace your old teeth and are fixed in place to ensure you’re able to use your teeth without pain…

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The Truth About Bruxism

Bruxism is the clenching or grinding of teeth and is much more common than you think. Often, people are unaware that they grind or clench their teeth because, for many, it is only a problem when they sleep. This type of bruxism is called nocturnal or sleep-related bruxism. Frequently,  it is a problem for people…

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Dental Dream Makers: Oral Health Care

Your oral health can depend on making sure you’re making the right decisions when it comes to taking care of your teeth and gums. Not only do you need to assess various aspects of your life, but you should also assess your diet and eliminate any unhealthy habits in your life. Did you know an…

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Four Fabulous Styles of Dental Floss

There are many ways to keep your teeth and oral health in fabulous shape if you look. For example, did you know there are four standard styles of dental floss? Yes, it’s true! If you floss each day and brush twice a day, these tools can help keep your smile healthy and white for years…

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Gum Disease Can Lead to Bone Loss

Many people are familiar with the term gum disease, but did you know gum disease can lead to bone loss in your jaw? Well, it’s true! Bone loss can occur if left untreated for too long. Gum disease is a condition that needs medical attention and our doctor, Dr. Tina Foss here at North Mesquite…

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Dentistry Blog for Beginners: Chewing Gum

Did you know that your teeth are extremely sensitive after eating meals? This is because acids can slowly begin to wear down your tooth enamel temporarily and leave your teeth extra sensitive to dental abrasion. Due to the fact that some toothpaste and toothbrushes can be slightly abrasive, it may not be a good idea…

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Dental Advice on Cavity Prevention Treatments

  To keep your oral health care at its maximum level of greatness, always employ effective dental damage prevention techniques. This includes cleaning your smile as much as possible and avoiding harmful acids that can contribute to dental erosion. In order to prevent cavities, you will need to be eating healthy and visiting your dentist…

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Why Are Teeth Cleanings Beneficial?

If you have a professional teeth cleaning appointment coming up, get ready for all of the benefits headed your way! These checkups can help you and your smile in many different ways. To explain, our dentist, Dr. Tina Foss, is happy to list some of the benefits related to your teeth cleaning appointments in Mesquite,…

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Oral Hygiene When You Are Sick

Cold and Flu Season is coming up quickly. If you find yourself down and out with an illness this year, chances are good that you will just want to curl up with a good book, or binge-watch your favorite program. You probably won’t feel like brushing your teeth, and oral hygiene may be the last…

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Dealing WIth Dental Anxiety

Some people feel nervous, anxious, or even fearful when it’s time for their visit to the dentist. If a person is scheduled for a filling or a root canal, that person may understandably feel a little jittery. But many people feel nervous about routine dental visits. While this discomfort is a very real thing, it…

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Consider Dental Bonding

A dental bond is a professional oral health care procedure that utilizes special materials to enhance your smile. Listed below are some key facts about dental bonding: – Dental bonding applies resin and porcelain materials directly onto the faces of your teeth for a durable hold that improves both look and function. – Dental bonding…

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Treating Gum Disease

How can you tell if you have gum disease? If you have the first stages of gingivitis, an early form of gum disease, you may not feel any pain at all. However, if gum disease is not treated, it can get worse. The end result may be lost teeth, loss of bone in your jaw,…

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Oral Emergencies and Your Smile

Are you prepared to act in the event of an oral emergency or accident? Do you have safety supplies handy in case an issue ever arises? Although most oral emergencies are sporadic, speedy treatment can make an enormous difference in the likelihood of success and your recovery time. If you should suffer an oral accident…

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Remove Oral Abnormalities with Laser Dentistry

Did you know that irregularities in your mouth may be able to be corrected via the use of laser dentistry? Lasers are extremely precise and capable of a variety of tasks. Remove oral abnormalities with laser dentistry and achieve the following oral health care treatments: – Laser dentistry is extremely effective for cavities and tooth…

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Dental First Aid Kits for Beginners

Do you have a dental first aid kit? This is an essential. (and often neglected) part of any living situation. Perhaps you recognize its worth but don’t know where to start. Here are some items to consider putting in your kit. As a note, items that seem new to you will include descriptions: -Temporary filling…

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The Consequences of Not Flossing

Did you know that there are quite a few things you should do to keep your pearly whites healthy and strong? For instance, you may know that it’s vital to brush and floss your teeth on a regular basis–however, did you know that inefficient flossing can actually impact the health of your entire body. You…

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The Differences Between Plaque and Tartar

Plaque and tartar are dangerous substances, especially because they promote gum disease. But what are the differences between the two? If you’re not sure, our North Mesquite Dental dental team is more than happy to tell you! Here is the information you need to know about both substances: –Plaque: Plaque is a white, sticky film…

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The Reality of Root Canals

If a tooth is too badly decayed to be treated with a dental filling, Dr. Tina Foss may recommend a root canal in Mesquite, Texas. During this procedure, our dentist will remove the nerve and pulp from the inside of the tooth. The tooth is then cleaned and sealed. How Can Root Canal Treatment Be…

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A Root Canal Can Restore a Tooth

Dental fillings are designed to restore the full function of a tooth and prevent complications after it was attacked by tooth decay. The pervasive bacteria living in your mouth can exploit the seam between the filling and the surrounding healthy tooth enamel. Bacteria can infiltrate this space and form a new area of decay. If…

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How to Cope with Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is a real thing – it’s not just in your head. Millions of Americans suffer from debilitating anxiety which prevents them from getting the oral health care they need and deserve. If you have dental anxiety, however, you don’t have to live with it and not get the dental care you need. There…

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Your Smile and Self-Confidence

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. So it’s not uncommon for people who have a smile that doesn’t look perfect to not feel as confident in many social situations. This is where cosmetic dentistry at North Mesquite Dental in Mesquite, Texas can help you have a great smile and…

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A Few Facts About Mouthwash

How much do you worry about bad breath? Do you ever wonder if there may be something you can do to keep your teeth healthy and strong while enjoying fresh breath? For example, you may know that using breath mints or chewing gum can immediately freshen your breath, but if they have sugar in them,…

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What You Need to Know About Dental Cleanings

You may have heard that it’s important to visit your dentist once every six months, but have you ever heard why? You see, visiting your dentist is especially important if you’re interested in keeping your teeth healthy and strong. Namely, it’s important that you give your dentist a chance to remove plaque and tartar from…

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