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Does Nitrous Oxide Put Patients to Sleep?

October 21, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 1:39 pm
a child with a nose mask being placed on their face to administer nitrous oxide

An estimated 75% of adults in the United States have some fear or anxiety associated with the dentist, while between five and 10% of those people have a severe dental phobia. One of the ways that dentists are able to encourage and help patients to keep up with their oral health is to administer nitrous oxide during their appointment, which is a method of sedation. Many people wonder how this makes you feel, and question whether it actually helps calm your nerves or not. Read on to learn more about nitrous oxide and the effects that it will have on you during your appointment.

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6 Non-Candy Halloween Treat Alternatives

September 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 3:11 pm
a smiling child dressed as a pumpkin sitting outside

This will be the first all-out Halloween since the pandemic started, so it’s time to go big or go home when it comes to the treats you’ll be handing out. It’s nearly guaranteed that all of your neighbors will default to handing out candy, but there are more fun oral health-conscious alternatives that will help add some variety to each little one’s Halloween bucket who visits your home. Read on to learn about why it’s good to hand out non-candy treats and some ideas as to what you could give away!

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3 Ways Seasonal Allergies Affect Your Oral Health

September 29, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 4:44 pm
a street sign that says "allergy season ahead"

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 60 million people each year in the United States are affected by seasonal allergies caused by pollen and plant blooms. In September, Ragweed pollen is one of the most common things that triggers these reactions, and what many people don’t realize is that in addition to affecting your sinuses, seasonal allergies can also impact your oral health. Read on to learn about three ways that sniffling, headaches, and scratchy throats as a result of seasonal pollinating plants can impact your teeth and gums.

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Can You Brush Your Dentures While You’re Wearing Them?

September 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 10:11 pm
Man about to brush his dentures

Keeping your dentures clean is very important when it comes to maintaining your oral health and keeping your mouth fresh. Your dentist gave you instructions for cleaning dentures in Irving, but you may be wondering if there is a quicker, more efficient way. Continue reading to learn whether or not you can brush your dentures while you’re still wearing them and some tips for keeping your restoration is the best possible shape.

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Why is There a Bump on My Gums?

August 27, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 1:48 pm
a person lifting up their lip to show a bump on their gums

Oral health problems can manifest in countless different ways, one of which is a mysterious bump appearing on the gums. While some of the issues that could cause this may not require immediate attention from a physician or a dentist, others do, so it’s important to know what you could be battling against. Read on to learn about a few different problems that could cause a bump to appear on the gums and what you’ll need to do for treatment.

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3 Steps to Take if You Broken Your Braces

August 18, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 6:30 pm
a person smiling and wearing braces

Metal braces aren’t indestructible. In fact, a fairly common occurrence for many patients undergoing this orthodontic treatment is that they break or damage one of their brackets or the archwire. To keep this inconvenience from affecting your treatment timeline, it’s a good idea to know how to address the problem before it happens. Read on to learn the three steps you should take whenever you break a bracket on your metal braces.

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Going Back to School with Invisalign Aligners

August 5, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 2:45 pm
a teen sitting in their high school library with friends

High school’s about to start back up, and this year, many students will have in-person classes. If you’ve already started your Invisalign treatment, you’ll need to change up your routine a little bit since you’ll no longer have easy access to certain items at home throughout the day, like your toothbrush and dental floss. Read on to learn some important tips about going back to school with your Invisalign aligners and some important changes that you’ll need to make to your routine.

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3 Cost-Determining Factors of Dentures

July 19, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 5:30 pm
a calculator and monthly budget sheet next to a cup of coffee on a table

Whether you’re missing several teeth along an arch or an entire row of teeth, dentures are a versatile treatment that can provide you with removable, fixed, and functional convenience, depending on your unique needs. One of the reasons why dentures are so popular among many patients is because they’re widely known as a cost-effective and tried-and-true solution to tooth loss. Read on to learn more about three factors that can affect the cost of your dentures.

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5 Items to Include in Your Braces Survival Kit

July 10, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 5:30 pm
travel-sized oral hygiene products

Undergoing orthodontic treatment can be daunting, especially if you’re not entirely sure what to expect throughout the process. Getting braces can change your day-to-day life in small ways, but when you’re prepared, you can minimize any inconveniences your treatment may present. Read on to learn about five important items to include in your braces survival kit.

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Trending on TikTok: Living With Dentures At a Young Age

June 28, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 3:56 pm
a person opening up the TikTok app on their smart phone

Dentures exist as a treatment for a couple of reasons: 1. Because doing basic daily tasks like eating and speaking can be hard to do without teeth. 2. Living with gaps in your smile can have a heavy impact on your confidence. While it’s true that dentures can change lives, one viral TikToker who goes by Princess Glitterhead on social media is sharing her vulnerable and important story that’s breaking down social stigmas around this common oral issue for younger folks with medical conditions that affect their immune system.

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