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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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4 Benefits of Getting a Tooth Extracted

November 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 11:09 pm
a computer illustration of a damaged tooth being removed

Tooth extractions are rarely the go-to treatment for emergency dentists because they know that there’s no substitution quite like natural teeth. However, in some situations where a tooth is severely damaged or decayed, the benefits of a tooth extraction in Irving outweigh the downsides. Read on for four advantages of removing a problematic tooth.

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What Does it Feel Like to Get Braces?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 7:26 pm
a model of a mouth with braces in Irving with colorful brackets

Are you about to get braces in Irving and feeling a bit nervous because you’re not sure what to expect? The scariest part about receiving any kind of dental or orthodontic treatment is the unknown, which is why many professionals recommend that patients put their fears to rest by learning more about the process. Read on to learn what it’s going to feel like to get braces and what you can expect to experience while you’re adjusting to your new orthodontic appliance.

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Do You Need a Root Canal if Your Toothache Disappears?

November 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 6:11 pm
a person holding their mouth in pain because they need a root canal in Irving

Did you put off getting a root canal in Irving when you had a severe toothache until your pain suddenly disappeared? Even though it may seem like the problem fixed itself on its own, that may not actually be the case. When left untreated, infections usually only become worse, not better. Read on to learn three reasons why your toothache went away, but you still need a root canal.

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4 Reasons to Replace Your Metal Crown

October 21, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 5:06 pm
several metal crowns sitting around a ceramic crown

Many adults and seniors have metal crowns because that was a common material for dental restorations in the past. Since then, many dentists have begun shying away from suggesting these materials because of the long-term effects they can have on your smile after awhile. If your dentist recommends replacing a metal crown, it’s likely not just for cosmetic reasons, but also to optimize the health and wellness of your grin. Read on to learn four reasons you should consider ditching your outdated metal restoration and switching to one that’s made from natural-looking porcelain or ceramic.

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