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What You Need to Know About Oral Health & Academic Success

August 25, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — lubbockdentist @ 2:28 pm
Mom and daughter smiling on first day of school

After a wonderful summer, back-to-school season is here! As a result, the first few weeks of August are normally spent shopping for school supplies, organizing carpools, setting up a classroom at home, and preparing everything else your child needs to start the new semester on the right foot. Amid all of the hustle and bustle, don’t forget to schedule your child’s six-month dental checkup and cleaning. After all, research shows there is a direct link between oral health and academic success. Keep reading to learn more!


4 Tips for Eating Summer Foods with Dental Implants

July 27, 2021

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Popular summer foods on tableIf you’ve replaced your missing teeth with dental implants in Lubbock, you’ve invested in the next best thing to your natural smile. Unlike traditional tooth replacement options, your dental implants have the support of your jawbone, so they closely function like your real teeth. In fact, you’ve regained as much as 70% of your biting force to enjoy your favorite summer foods. Although you can eat just about anything you’d like, here are 4 tips when eating your seasonal preferences to protect your new smile.


5 Oral Health Tips to Protect Your Smile This Summer

June 22, 2021

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Woman smiling in the sun

You’ve have been waiting all year for summer vacation to come around. You’re able to take a few more days off work, spend some extra time in the sun, and might even have a vacation planned to go to the beach. One thing is for sure though. You don’t want to be dealing with a dental emergency during your time off. Continue reading for some summer oral health tips.


4 Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Teeth (But Definitely Should!)

May 25, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — lubbockdentist @ 3:59 pm
Smiling woman framing her teeth with her fingers

On a daily basis, you probably don’t think twice about your teeth. However, without them, your smile, bite, and even speech just wouldn’t be the same. As a result, patients are instructed to brush their teeth for two minutes at least twice a day to keep their smile in pristine condition (that adds up to 82 days throughout your life!). Keep reading to learn more interesting facts about your teeth.

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