Southridge Dental Blog

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

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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.


July 30, 2019

Your Sedation Dentist in Denton Can Help You Relax in the Dental Chair

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woman scared of dental tools

Does the thought of sitting in a dental chair make you seize up in fear? Does the idea of people poking around in your mouth give you severe anxiety? If so, you’re not alone. Nearly half of all Americans have avoided the dentist’s office out of fear. However, your sedation dentist in Denton offers two ways for you to relax in the dental chair and get the treatment you need worry-free. Keep reading to learn more.


March 3, 2019

Simple and Easy Tips for Finding the Right Cosmetic Dentist in Denton!

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woman smiling looking in mirrorThe secret is out: there’s more to oral care than just preventive and restorative dentistry. As patients are becoming more aware of the fact that they don’t have to sacrifice aesthetics to have a healthy set of teeth, cosmetic dentistry is on the rise. If you’re looking to improve your smile aesthetics, then you’ll first need to find the right cosmetic dentist in Denton to work with. Read on for some helpful tips to have a productive search!


February 15, 2019

How to Protect Your Kids’ Smiles from a Family Dentist in Denton

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 8:06 pm

Young girl brushing teeth

Taking care of your kids’ health is important, but their oral health may often be overlooked. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, an effort to raise awareness on the importance of good dental care for kids. Did you know that each year, around 51 million hours of school are missed for dental-related issues? Keep reading to see what you can do to keep your child’s mouth healthy, prevent disease, and set them up for a successful future.


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