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Can I Get Invisalign on Just My Top Teeth?

April 30, 2021

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teen girl putting Invisalign on just her top teeth

Is your smile crooked, but only partially? If so, you may have been wondering, “Can I get Invisalign on just my top teeth?” After all, Invisalign clear aligners are much more convenient and comfortable than bracket-and-wire braces. The good news is that it is possible to only wear the aligners on either your top or bottom teeth. This is known as single-arch Invisalign treatment. However, there are certain risks that come with this solution. Read on as a Plano dentist explains what you need to know about getting Invisalign on just your top or bottom teeth.


Smile-Friendly Valentine’s Day Gifts

February 4, 2021

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Valentine’s Day gift envelope

Growing up, you probably enjoyed your fair share of candy conversation hearts and other sweet treats on Valentine’s Day. While a box of chocolates or assorted sweets can be delicious, their high sugar contents can also wreak havoc on your teeth. How would you like to be able to give your loved one something unique and different this Valentine’s Day that won’t pose a risk to their oral health, but still communicate how much you care for them? Keep reading to learn some smile-friendly gifts that your Plano dentist suggests you give your Valentine this year so that you can keep both their heart and their teeth happy.


5 Benefits of Getting a Smile Makeover

October 23, 2020

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Woman after smile makeover in Plano

Everyone loves to laugh and smile, and doing so even has some helpful health benefits. But do you know what would make you show off your teeth even more? The results of a smile makeover in Plano! Every patient is unique, and each person has their own dream smile in mind. It is your dentist’s job to help you reach your goals. Continue reading to learn about the many benefits of getting a smile makeover.


2 Popular Drinks Can Fight Cavities

September 24, 2020

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Cup of green tea to fight cavities in Plano. Teeth are meant to last for a lifetime. The biggest threat to their longevity is tooth decay. Although you can avoid cavities, 92% of adults have had at least one in a permanent tooth. Thankfully, there are several things you can do to combat cavities in Plano. Besides maintaining your oral hygiene at home and visiting your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup, recent studies have found coffee and green tea can also help fight dental caries. Here’s how your morning cup of coffee or your afternoon tea can neutralize harmful bacteria in your mouth.


5 Concerns of At-Risk Patients, Answered

July 7, 2020

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At-risk patient with mask listens to recommendations from Plano dentist

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are shortness of breath, dry cough, and fever. While anyone can get sick, some people can develop severe, life-threatening complications. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are several factors that can put you at a higher risk of getting seriously ill from the novel coronavirus, including older age, weakened immune system, and underlying health conditions. Your Plano dentist answers five common questions from at-risk patients about staying healthy during everyday life in the COVID-19 pandemic.


Seattle Study Club Shines a Spotlight on Dr. Madhav

June 18, 2020

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Dr. Anita Madhav, dentist in Plano, smiling at camera

While the name of the Seattle Study Club might make it seem like it is exclusive to one city, the club is actually an international network of dentists. Its goal is to promote clinical excellence and help its members stay at the forefront of their profession. Dr. Anita Madhav has greatly enjoyed her time as a member of the club’s local chapter, and the club has enjoyed having her as well. In fact, it recently published a Q&A feature about her in the Seattle Study Club Journal. She answered some questions about her life, her interests, and her views on dentistry. In this blog post, we’ll talk about the feature and its contents. We hope you enjoy getting to know your dentist in Plano a little better!


5 Safety Protocols Being Taken By Your Dentist During COVID-19

May 28, 2020

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person sanitizing a surface with gloves on

Are you worried about visiting your dentist in Plano due to the threat of COVID-19? Fortunately, your dentist’s office is one of the safest places you can visit at the moment because they’re taking dozens of precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect patients and staff. If you’re worried about scheduling a checkup and cleaning or getting the dental care you need, read on to learn more about five new precautions being made to prioritize your safety.


Gum and Tooth Sensitivity – Here’s How They Differ

November 15, 2019

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woman mouth open showing red gumsOral sensitivity can be brought on by several factors, ranging from poor dental hygiene habits to enamel wear. When it comes to your teeth and gums, the effects can manifest differently, though. To prevent any confusion, a local dentist discusses sensitive gums vs. sensitive teeth. As you continue reading, you’ll learn what individual indicators to look for, what habit changes you can make and how a dentist can help you recover.


The Impact of Toothbrush Abrasion on Your Smile and How To Avoid It

September 14, 2019

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Your teeth are incredibly tough. In fact, enamel is the hardest substance in your body, even more than your bones! Unfortunately, however, that doesn’t mean it’s indestructible. Everyday assaults such as toothbrush abrasion really add up over time and can lead to problems with both the health and appearance of your teeth. In this blog, you’ll learn more about toothbrush abrasion in Plano and how you can avoid it. Since brushing your teeth is something you’ll be doing at least twice a day for life, you may as well learn how to do it without damaging your teeth!


3 Cost-Effective Ways to Respond to Tooth Sensitivity!

August 15, 2019

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woman wincing biting into popsicleIt has begun to happen too frequently; you’re going through your day as normal, and then you’re suddenly hit with sharp tooth sensitivity. You’d like to stop these bouts of uncomfortable jolts, but your budget is a little tight right now. Are there any cost-effective methods you can implement into your everyday life to help the situation? Your dentist in Plano says, “Yes!” Read on to find out 3 ways to effectively respond to tooth sensitivity and to prevent future flare-ups!


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