Daily Smiles MacArthur Blog

Help Your Smile Shine This Summer with These 3 Cosmetic Treatments

July 5, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 2:16 pm
a map with a journal that says summer plans

Summer is in full swing, which means family vacations, days at the beach, and experiencing new and fun seasonal activities, like backyard cookouts, are in your near future! Instead of going into these exciting moments feeling like you need to hide your smile behind your hand, consider investing in one of these three popular cosmetic dental treatments so you can get the most out of your summer.


Does Your Child Need Braces? Here’s How to Tell

June 24, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 4:00 pm
a child with braces brushing his teeth

Even though your child’s smile is still developing, that doesn’t mean that they can’t benefit from early orthodontic intervention, like Phase 1 treatment. Every child’s journey towards a straighter, more balanced smile starts with an orthodontic consultation with their dentist. Learn how to tell if your child needs braces and what you can expect during their examination below.


Are Your Braces Causing Oral Sores? Here’s How to Manage & Prevent Them

June 14, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 5:56 pm
a teen with braces holding her mouth

Undergoing orthodontic treatment isn’t always comfortable. However, with the right preventive advice and helpful tips on how to manage uncomfortable effects, like oral sores, your treatment can fly by. By keeping your eyes on the prize of a straightened, beautiful smile at the end of it all, and staying prepared when oral sores do develop, you can remain as comfortable as possible. Read on for some helpful tips to prevent sores caused by braces.


Is It Too Late for You to Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants?

June 6, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 5:50 pm
a dentist showing a patient their X-rays

Tooth loss can have a drastic impact on your life, but it isn’t always straight forward to address. For this reason, many patients tend to put off replacing their missing teeth with restorations like a dental bridge or denture. However, they’ll decide years later, after facing the impact of gaps in their smiles, will decide that a leading-edge tooth loss treatment like dental implants is a worthwhile investment. At this point, though, is the decision to restore their smile too late? Read on to learn what happens if you wait too long to get dental implants.


3 Common Dental Injuries Among Athletes & Ways to Prevent Them

May 28, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 8:48 pm
two men playing basketball outside

Each year, millions of athletes opt to not wear mouthguards despite playing a sport or participating in a hobby that could lead to a dental emergency. Research has shown that this is incredibly risky, as athletes who don’t wear protective sportsguards are between 48 and 59 percent more likely to suffer a dental injury. If you’re an athlete, the best way to preserve your smile is to put your mind at ease knowing that your grin is well protected. Read below to learn the top three dental emergencies among athletes and how you can protect your grin from them.


Thinking of Invisalign? Here are 3 Reasons to Start Treatment This Summer

May 2, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 3:53 pm
a group of people at a summer bbq

In the past, orthodontic treatment was seen as a hinderance to enjoying daily life, especially during summertime, which is when teens and adults are able to unwind, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather. Instead of utilizing metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses clear, smooth trays that gently and strategically straighten the teeth, allowing you to still get the most out of your vacation. Read on to learn why summertime is actually the best time to start Invisalign in Irving.


Band & Braces: 5 Tips for Playing Your Wind Instrument

April 10, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 6:19 pm
a teen playing trumpet in band class

Braces can bring on a variety of challenges, especially if you’re undergoing treatment while you’re in high school! However, these hurdles are also great learning opportunities and ways for you to prove your adaptability. If you’re in band and play a wind instrument, you’ll likely find it more difficult to play with your new orthodontic appliance in your mouth. Read on to learn some helpful tips so you can reclaim your first chair position!


Aesthetic Secrets: How Dental Implants Are Able to Mimic Natural Teeth

April 9, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 5:55 pm
a man smiling in the mirror

Because dental implants have the ability to restore not only the natural function of your smile, but also its beautiful appearance, it offers every life-changing benefit you could imagine. When it comes to aesthetics in particular, implant-supported restorations are able to mimic the natural look of your teeth so closely that onlookers won’t even be able to tell that you have replacement teeth! Read on to learn how dental implants get their impeccable look and all of the benefits you’ll enjoy from the cosmetic results they provide.


3 of the Strangest Dental Emergencies to Ever Happen

April 5, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 3:45 pm
a tube of super glue

Dental emergencies always seem to happen when you lease expect them, causing stress and panic to build-up and ultimately impacting your ability to make the best snap-judgement decisions for your smile. Although a painful toothache or knocked-out tooth may seem like the end-all-be-all of dental emergencies, there have been much weirder, frightening situations that you’ll be glad you haven’t been through. It seems like everybody has their very own dental horror story that they lived through, but none quite so wild and unbelievable as these…


Braces Over 40? Yes, It’s Possible!

March 29, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 2:29 pm
a mature man getting his braces adjusted

Crooked, misaligned, and crowded teeth can affect you at any time in your life. However, for some reason, undergoing orthodontic treatment is typically only associated with teens and young adults. If you’re 40 or older and considering whether braces are right for you, know that it’s never too late to improve the alignment, and in turn, the health of your smile. Read on to learn what to expect if you’re interested in getting braces over 40.

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