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3 Summer Activities & Treats to Protect Your Child’s Smile From

May 20, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 4:29 pm
a child swimming in a pool and smiling

As a parent, you have a lot on your plate to worry about, between your little one getting back home before the streetlights turn on to making sure they have plenty of snacks and food to eat throughout the day as they’re playing with friends and soaking up the summer sun. However, there are a few precautions that you’ll want to take to ensure the health of your little one’s smile this season. Read on to learn what they are and how you can keep your little one’s pearly whites intact while they’re having fun in the sun.


4 Health Benefits You Can Enjoy When You Invest in a Straighter Smile

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 2:08 pm
a person smiling and pointing to their smile

Your smile is the very first trait that people notice about you—it lets them know whether you seem approachable, happy, conversational, and the list goes on. Sometimes, if these first impressions don’t go the way you hope because you’re too embarrassed to smile due to misaligned teeth, you may not make the connection you’re hoping for. It’s no surprise that by receiving porcelain veneers or orthodontic treatment you’ll be able to enjoy a wide array of cosmetic benefits, but did you know that you’ll also experience advantages to your oral and overall health? Read on to learn about four health benefits from investing in a straighter smile.


3 Factors That Can Determine How Long You’ll Have Braces For

April 22, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 1:57 pm
 a person who has braces smiling and holding an apple

Braces can be fun to have for a little while, but it’s also no surprise that nobody wants to have them forever. During your initial consultation with your dentist, they’ll examine your mouth and draw up a treatment timeline that estimates when you’ll finally be able to have your brackets and wires taken off. When they do this, they’ll take a few different factors into consideration. Read on to learn what those factors are and how you can stay on-track with your timeline.


4 Reasons Why It’s Important to Soak Your Dentures

April 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 2:26 pm
dentures soaking in a glass of denture cleaner on a bathroom counter

Your dentures complete your smile and make it easier to eat and speak, and without them, life would be a little harder. That’s why it’s crucial to take proper care of your prosthetics, so they can continue enhancing your daily life and providing you with a dazzling smile that you feel proud to let show. One of the most crucial care steps for dentures is soaking them overnight. Read on to learn four reasons why soaking your dentures helps keep your mouth and the prosthetic in great shape.


Help! What Should I Do if My Child Knocked-Out a Tooth?

March 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 3:33 pm
a child learning how to ride a bike with their parent

In the midst of a dental emergency, especially one involving your child, it can be hard to think clearly and make the best decision for their oral health! Even if their knocked-out tooth is one of their baby teeth, it’s still important to have a trusted emergency dentist’s phone number on-hand to help guide you through the situation and get your child the care they require. Read on to learn what you should do in this situation to help your little one feel more comfortable and to reduce the risk of them sustaining additional damage.


5 Fun Facts About Braces & Their History

March 16, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 1:35 pm
a person with braces smiling and wearing a yellow turtleneck sweater

Metal brackets and wires may not seem that exciting, but braces have a long and interesting history. There’s so much to learn about them that can help you get pumped up for your orthodontic treatment. If you’ll be having braces placed soon, read on to learn about five fun braces facts you can talk to your dentist about while they’re placing your metal brackets and wires on your teeth!


Bridge vs. Partial Dentures: Which One Do You Need?

March 11, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 3:57 pm
a person trying to make a decision between getting a dental bridge and a partial denture

Whether you’re missing one tooth or several teeth, having gaps in your smile can have a more drastic impact on your daily life than you would think. Fortunately, there are several different types of prosthetic replacement teeth that can restore the function and appearance of your grin, like customized dental bridges and natural-looking partial dentures. Read on to learn about the difference between these two options and how to know which one would be best for your unique situation.


The Do’s & Don’ts of Packing Your Child’s School Lunch: Braces Edition

February 24, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 3:24 pm
a child with braces eating pasta for lunch

Did your child just get braces to help straighten their teeth and set their smile up for success as an adult? While their new oral appliance may cause them some discomfort and tenderness to begin with, there are some ways you can off-set this and help them effortlessly glide to the finish-line of their treatment, like packing braces-friendly foods in their lunchbox! Read on to learn what foods they should be avoiding and what ones are great choices.


Learn More About Your Kiddo’s Smile During Children’s Dental Health Month

February 1, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 2:09 pm
a child smiling and brushing their teeth in the bathroom

This month is Children’s Dental Health Month in Irving, making it the best time to learn more about your little one’s growing grin, teach them healthy oral habits, and maybe even get them some new oral hygiene products to celebrate! Growing smiles are delicate and vulnerable, which is why there’s no better time to begin teaching them about their oral health and hygiene when they’re young, so they can build healthy habits to preserve their smile for a lifetime. Read on to learn more about your child’s growing smile and some oral health tips you can teach them in February!


Are You Undergoing Invisalign Treatment? Here’s What You Shouldn’t Do

January 25, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 7:44 pm
Invisalign aligners in a protective case

Invisalign treatment is one of the most popular orthodontic options among adults and teens because it offers a wide variety of benefits, like discretion and enhanced comfort. The key to enjoying all of these benefits is to make sure that you know the Invisalign do’s and don’ts in Irving to avoid any complications throughout the process. Read on to learn habits to avoid during treatment, how to take care of your aligners, and other tips to make sure that you stay on track with your treatment timeline.

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