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Advanced Dental Care of Allen Blog

How Safe Is Nitrous Oxide?

December 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — adcallen @ 8:50 pm
Machine with nozzles for nitrous oxide, oxygen, and air

If you hesitate to schedule dental appointments because you are nervous about receiving treatment, you may be thinking about choosing a practice that offers nitrous oxide sedation. After all, it can help you relax, and it doesn’t involve the use of needles. Seems like a pretty sweet deal, right? Still, you might wonder if nitrous oxide is safe. The good news is that for the vast majority of patients, this form of sedation poses little to no risk. Let’s talk more about it and its safety considerations.

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5 Ways to Fix Your Teeth on a Budget

December 12, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — adcallen @ 6:31 pm
Young couple in dental office, learning about dental financing

Does your smile need a little professional TLC? You might hesitate to schedule the necessary dental work because you are concerned about cost. That is completely understandable. The last thing your general or cosmetic dentist wants is for you to feel like you cannot afford your treatment. Fortunately, dental financing and other provisions may be able to help you achieve a healthier, more attractive smile without breaking the bank.

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4 Thanksgiving Side Dishes to Avoid For Better Oral Health

November 14, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — adcallen @ 8:43 pm
Thanksgiving dishes on a table

It can be hard to turn down many of the most delectable side dishes on Thanksgiving. With both savory and sweet options, you may try to convince yourself that indulging in your favorites isn’t so bad, right? Unfortunately, eating too much of anything can be bad for your oral health, which is why you’re better off saying “no, thank you” to these four food items this holiday season.

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Is Dental Insurance Worth the Price?

October 13, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — adcallen @ 10:16 pm
Happy senior man at dentist, using his dental insurance

As a frugal individual, you are probably always thinking about how you can cut out unnecessary expenses. You might do things like cancel streaming subscriptions that you never use, get takeout a little less often, and look for sales on items that you need. But where does dental insurance fit into your budget? Is it an extra cost that you should get rid of, or is it actually a valuable provision that can save you money? Let’s talk about why it falls into the latter category.

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Discover the Anti-Aging Power of Dental Implants

September 13, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — adcallen @ 10:25 pm
Mature women with dental implants in Allen, smiling confidently

Skin care, exercise, and a balanced diet are just a few essential components of looking and feeling young. But your smile also has a large bearing on how old you look. If you have suffered tooth loss, a traditional denture or bridge can do much to enhance your appearance. However, they are not ideal tooth replacements. What about dental implants? Do dental implants make you look younger? Yes. Let’s talk about why they are the best way to rebuild your smile.

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Can Dental Implants Help You Live Longer?

August 13, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — adcallen @ 10:20 pm
Senior couple enjoying long life expectancy with dental implants in Allen

Exercise, a smart diet, and avoidance of bad habits are some of the primary pillars of a long and healthy life. But they are really just the tip of the iceberg. Your dental health may also play a large role in how long you live. Specifically, tooth loss is associated with a number of conditions that could lead to early mortality. In this blog, we consider why that is the case and how dental implants in Allen may be able to extend your life expectancy.

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Why Summer Is the Perfect Time to Get Dental Implants

July 13, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — adcallen @ 10:18 pm
Woman in sunhat, smiling with dental implants in Allen

There is no such thing as a bad time to get dental implants in Allen. When you embark on your tooth replacement journey, you are headed for a future that is full of strong teeth and confident smiles. Still, it’s understandable if you hesitate to schedule your dental implant surgery due to concerns about time restraints or other factors. Let’s talk about a few reasons why summertime is a prime opportunity to get started with dental implants.

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Impacted Wisdom Teeth? 3 Warning Signs to Look For

June 22, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — adcallen @ 5:48 pm
a digital image of an impacted wisdom tooth

Are you experiencing severe wisdom tooth pain? While it may be mistaken for sinus congestion or jaw pain, the truth is that if these teeth have yet to erupt, they could be wreaking havoc beneath the gum line. When a tooth is impacted, it’s important that you seek immediate help to have it removed. But how can you know if what you’re experiencing is actually an impacted wisdom tooth (third molar)? Here are 3 warning signs that will indicate it’s time to see a dentist.

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Lost a Dental Crown? Here’s What You Should Do

May 13, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — adcallen @ 10:22 pm
Woman frowning after losing dental crowns in Allen

Dental crowns in Allen are designed to last for years. In fact, with proper care, you might keep a crown for a decade or longer. Unfortunately, though, these restorations do occasionally fall off unexpectedly. If that happens to you, don’t worry. There are some practical steps you can take to deal with a lost dental crown and prevent further damage to your exposed tooth.

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6 Good Reasons to Think About Replacing Your Metal Crowns

April 22, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — adcallen @ 9:09 pm
Dental patient smiling after replacing a metal crown

For generations, dentists relied on metal crowns to repair severely damaged teeth. While such restorations have their advantages — for example, they are quite durable — they do come with some significant downsides. If you have been thinking about replacing a metal crown, you have good reason to do so! Let’s talk about some advantages you may experience when you opt for a metal-free restoration instead.

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