Southridge Dental Blog

February 4, 2023

Is Your Dental Checkup Coming Up? Mention These 4 Important Factors

Filed under: Uncategorized — dunson @ 11:59 pm
a man visiting and sharing information with his dentist at a checkup

Taking care of your pearly whites by brushing and flossing is essential if you want a healthy and beautiful smile. However, another important part of maintaining your oral health is attending your biannual dental appointments. In addition to a deep cleaning to rid your teeth of plaque and tartar, your dentist can catch any issues before they become more serious. It’s important to give your dental team a full picture of certain things regarding your dental and physical health so they can thoroughly treat your smile. Here are four things to be sure to mention!


January 3, 2023

5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier, Brighter Smile in 2023!

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a woman with a healthy and bright smile for the New Year

With the new year approaching, it is not uncommon for people to take the last weeks of December to think about the things they would like to improve in the coming months. In fact, it’s estimated that about 50% of Americans make resolutions. Many of these goals are related to your physical well-being. But why not also include your oral health? If you would like a healthier, happier smile in 2023, here are five resolutions to help you achieve one!


December 3, 2022

Your Guide for Wearing Invisalign During the Holidays

Filed under: Uncategorized — dunson @ 7:57 pm
Woman wearing holiday sweater and holding Invisalign aligner

Will you be wearing Invisalign aligners this holiday season? If so, you need to be careful; between shopping, attending parties, and traveling, many people are so busy around this time of year that they aren’t as careful about sticking to their Invisalign treatment as they should be. To make sure that the holiday festivities don’t disrupt the Invisalign process, keep these 4 tips in mind.


November 7, 2022

4 Questions to Ask Your Cosmetic Dentist

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Floating questions marks over opened handA beautiful smile is associated with youth, success, and confidence: however, few people have flawless teeth. If you’re embarrassed by stains, chips, gaps, or even missing teeth, you may be a candidate for a smile makeover. Your first step in the transformation process involves scheduling a consultation with a dentist. Here are 4 important questions to ask your cosmetic dentist to turn the smile of your dreams into reality.


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.


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