North Garland Family Dental Blog

4 Reasons It’s Easier to Adjust to Implant Dentures

June 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy Henrichsen @ 12:55 pm
woman smiling with implant dentures in Garland

If you have a row of missing teeth, then one of the best ways to replace them is with implant dentures. Compared to traditional ones, they’ll provide stronger support for your smile while lasting much longer! But what can you expect when getting accustomed to them? Read on to learn four reasons implant dentures provide an easier adjustment time!

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Do I Need a Bone Graft Before Getting Dental Implants?

May 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy Henrichsen @ 6:45 pm
illustration of a bone graft in Garland

Are you wanting to replace one or more missing teeth with dental implants? Once you’ve completed the treatment, you’ll be able to enjoy a fully restored smile for a lifetime! Before you can begin the procedure, however, your dentist will first determine if your mouth is in good condition to proceed. If there isn’t a sufficient amount of jaw left, then you may need to undergo a bone graft first. Keep reading to learn what this treatment involves and why it might be necessary before getting dental implants!

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Can Rheumatoid Arthritis Prevent You From Receiving Dental Implants?

April 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy Henrichsen @ 3:34 pm
Dentist explaining how dental implants and rheumatoid arthritis are connected

The most advanced form of tooth replacement out there is dental implants, and for good reason. They last considerably longer than other options by fusing with the bone tissue, something that cannot be said for bridges or dentures.

However, you’ll need to meet certain prerequisites before you can complete treatment. This includes having good overall health, which can be complicated if you have a preexisting condition like rheumatoid arthritis. Not only can oral hygiene become more difficult, but medications you’re taking could impact healing. According to a dentist, you don’t want to write off treatment just yet. Feel free to learn the facts about dental implants and rheumatoid arthritis ahead of your appointment!

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Can Teenagers Get Dental Implants?

March 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy Henrichsen @ 8:09 pm
smiling teenage girl

Tooth loss is a common problem throughout the United States. While it most often occurs in older individuals, anyone is susceptible. The good news is there are numerous tooth replacement options to restore smiles. While they are preferred by dentists because of their many benefits, can teenagers get dental implants if they are missing teeth? Continue reading to find out from your implant dentist in Garland.

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What Were Oral Hygiene Standards Like for Pilgrims & Native Americans?

November 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy Henrichsen @ 7:57 pm
pilgrims and native americans gather for first thanksgiving

Exactly 400 years ago this past fall, it is believed that the first Thanksgiving occurred between about 90 Wampanoag Native Americans and 53 Pilgrims. It was a bit different than the Thanksgiving we know today.

After all, there were no parades or football games to watch, and the meal festivities lasted three days with items like lobster and venison playing a more prominent role than turkey. It makes you wonder what else was a far cry from the modern Thanksgiving festivities.

What about oral hygiene back then? It did exist in fact, but one group of Thanksgiving attendees was taking far better care of their teeth. Keep reading to find out who would’ve earned a gold star if going to the dentist in the 1600s was actually a thing.

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Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month with These Tips

October 5, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy Henrichsen @ 2:32 pm
mother and daughter brushing teeth together

The air is crisper, the leaves are changing colors, and October is officially here. Do you know what that means? It’s National Dental Hygiene Month! This special time of the year serves as an annual reminder to practice daily habits that promote healthy teeth and gums. Although you should be taking excellent care of your mouth year-round, October is the perfect time to be more aware of your dental health. Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month by adding the following oral hygiene tips to your day-to-day routine.

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It’s Finally Here – Welcome to Our Blog!

September 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy Henrichsen @ 2:14 pm
Welcome sign lying on desk with coffee, laptop, and notebook

Drum roll please… our new website is live! Part of our new and improved online presence is a blog. There are a few reasons for this. However, the most important one is that we wanted to create a place for our patients to turn for reliable, informative, and relevant information on all things dentistry, from essential at-home tips to the latest trends and treatments. We will be updating this platform regularly, but until then you can keep reading to learn about our dentists in North Garland, our smile-enhancing treatments, our affordable payment options… pretty much everything that makes us, us.

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