Southridge Dental Blog

October 13, 2022

What You Should Do If You Lose a Filling

Filed under: Uncategorized — dunson @ 8:14 pm
A woman suffering from a lost dental filling

When you get a filling for one of your teeth, you might think the treatment will last forever. After all, it’s not like the tooth’s interior can get infected now, right? However, the truth is that you could eventually suffer a lost dental filling. Should that happen, you’ll need to act quickly and carefully to handle the matter. Fortunately for you, your Denton dentist is here to help you out. Read on to learn four steps to take if you lose a dental filling.


September 2, 2022

How to Maximize Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year

Filed under: Uncategorized — dunson @ 4:17 pm
Patient filling out dental insurance paperwork.

Having dental insurance is one of the best ways that you can protect your smile—however, you still must know how to utilize your benefits to the fullest! But this is often easier said than done, and amidst all of the forms to fill out, appointments to schedule, and other things to keep in mind, it can sometimes be tough to get the most out of your coverage. Here are four helpful tips from your dentist to help you maximize your dental insurance benefits before the end of the year.


November 19, 2021

What to do If Your Veneer Fell Off

Filed under: Uncategorized — dunson @ 11:43 pm
person whose veneer fell off in Denton getting it fixed

Veneers are an excellent way of correcting issues with your smile, such as cracks, chips, gaps between teeth, and minor alignment issues. Though they are incredibly durable and can last for upward of 15 years, there’s still a chance that one of your veneers may fall off. If this ever happens to you, follow these five steps to handle the situation until you can see your dentist.


May 15, 2020

Why Are There Plastic Guards at Your Dentist’s Office?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dunson @ 9:30 pm

plastic guard in front of computer

Many businesses in your area have started reopening recently. As you’ve been perusing them while wearing your mask and staying at least six feet away from other customers, you’ve noticed that many of these businesses have plastic guards installed near the register or front desk. While this might seem like an odd design choice, it actually serves a purpose: it drastically reduces the chances of workers or customers contracting COVID-19. Along with several other precautionary measures, your dentist in Denton is placing these plastic barriers in their office to keep their staff and patients from being exposed to the virus. Keep reading to learn how these guards prevent infection.


April 19, 2020

3 Tips to Keep Your Mouth Healthy While in Quarantine

Filed under: Uncategorized — dunson @ 7:37 pm

yellow toothbrush with toothpaste on it

Because of COVID-19, so many parts of our lives are changing. We’re getting adjusted to working from home, wearing masks, and not seeing our friends and family members in person. With so many variables out of our control, it’s time to focus on something we can control: our oral health. A dentist in Denton is here with three valuable tips to take care of your teeth and gums during these trying times.


February 7, 2020

Flossing: How Often Should You Practice This Healthy Habit?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dunson @ 10:53 pm

Smiling woman flossing her beautiful, healthy teethThere’s nothing quite as relieving as finally dislodging a stuck popcorn kernel shell from between your teeth with some dental floss. But is that the only time you use it? A recent national survey found that 30% of Americans say they floss daily, just over 37% report occasional flossing, and 32% admit they never floss. With such evenly divided results, how often should you be flossing? Your Denton dentist explains just how regularly you should be practicing this healthy habit.


November 21, 2019

Tales of the Tongue: What Your Muscular Organ Is Saying About Your Oral Health

Filed under: Uncategorized — dunson @ 2:21 pm

person sticking their tongue outIf you have developing oral health problems, your tongue may be the first to let you know it’s time to schedule a visit to your family dentist in Denton. Many people overlook this muscular oral organ, even when they’re brushing their teeth, because it doesn’t seem to have a massive impact on the health of your teeth and gums. However, your tongue controls and lets you know more than you think, you just need to pay attention to it! Not only is regular brushing necessary to maintain great oral health and keep your breath smelling minty fresh, but if you notice symptoms like a white film or spots, it could be letting you know that something’s wrong. Read on to learn what your tongue is trying to tell you. (more…)

October 23, 2019

Dental Insurance Benefits: 5 Reasons to Use Them Before the End of the Year

Filed under: Uncategorized — dunson @ 2:15 pm

person looking up their insurance benefitsDid you know that you could save hundreds of dollars by visiting your family dentist in Denton before they year is over? If your dental insurance plan runs on a traditional calendar year, be sure to get the most out of your monthly investment by getting the treatment you need while your insurance company is still paying for services. Read on to learn five reasons to schedule your routine checkup and cleaning today and save yourself from out-of-pocket costs. (more…)

September 16, 2019

Can You Get Invisalign After Already Having Braces?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dunson @ 7:19 pm

Woman holding Invisalign aligner

If you’ve had braces or other dental work done in the past, you may be wondering if Invisalign is still an option. Invisalign clear aligners offer patients a way to straighten their teeth without dealing with the appearance and discomfort of traditional orthodontics. Teeth can often become misaligned years after receiving braces, and those with dental crowns or other restorations can also have misaligned teeth. So, is Invisalign in Denton an option for these patients? Keep reading to learn the answer.


August 2, 2019

Why a Quality Cosmetic Dentist is Worth the Drive

Filed under: Uncategorized — dunson @ 2:56 am

Man smiling into hand mirrorOur smiles play a big part in making a lasting first impression – in a job interview, on a first date or when making a new friend. However, chipped, misaligned or stained teeth often keep people from putting their best foot forward and smiling confidently. A quick drive to a cosmetic dentist in Denton can help overcome this struggle. Modern cosmetic dentistry offers a wide array of treatments that can improve one’s smile, but it’s important to choose an experienced and talented team. Here are just 3 ways Dr. Ted Dunson and the oral care professionals at Southridge Dental can transform your smile.


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