River Bend Dental Blog

What Could Cause a Dental Bridge to Fail?

October 13, 2023

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person whose dental bridge fell out at dentist

Dental bridges serve as valuable solutions for the replacement of one or more consecutive missing teeth, often anchored by dental crowns on adjacent teeth or supported by dental implants. Despite their durability, various factors can contribute to issues or dislodgment of dental bridges. In this article, we will delve into common reasons behind dental bridge problems and provide guidance on what steps to take if your bridge becomes dislodged.


I Want Dental Implants, but It’s Been a While Since I Lost My Teeth; Is It Too Late?

September 13, 2023

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Woman has questioning expression

Dental Implants are considered the golden standard of tooth restoration because they look and function exactly like real teeth. While they are ideally placed a few months after tooth loss, many people who might like them have gone for years with restorations like bridges or dentures. Here’s why you might still be eligible for implants if it’s been years since you lost your teeth.


How To: Build a Kit for Dental Emergencies

August 9, 2023

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Large tooth model next to red first aid kit

Most people have a first aid kit lying somewhere around their house in case they need a band-aid. Some have even taken classes about how to handle certain medical emergencies they might encounter at home. However, not many people think about or know how to handle dental emergencies. Unfortunately, injuries to the teeth and mouth are more common than you might think, and knowing how to deal with them is essential to protect your smile. To help you prepare, here is how to build a kit for dental emergencies.


How to Manage a Dental Emergency on Summer Vacation

July 27, 2023

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If you’re on a summer getaway, the last thing you want is an urgent oral issue. This sort of thing is disruptive and derails your fun in the sun. Even so, you may end up facing a dental emergency on summer vacation. It’s thus vital that you can properly address the situation. To that end, your Plano dentist wants to give you some pointers. Here are three steps you should take to correct a dental emergency during your summer trip.


Loose Tooth As an Adult

June 16, 2023

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Panicked woman with hands on her headA loose tooth as a child is exciting because it means a visit from the Tooth Fairy is right around the corner. However, if a tooth loosens as an adult, it can be alarming. You only get one set of permanent teeth, and each tooth is vital for supporting the mouth and body connection. Many factors can cause a loose tooth, like an injury or underlying condition. No matter the reason, it’s not an issue you want to ignore, or you might lose your tooth. Here’s what you should do until you see your emergency dentist.


3 Cosmetic Dental Services for a Graduating Student

May 11, 2023

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Students wearing caps and gowns for graduation

If you’re a parent, this summer could involve more than vacations and outdoor fun. There’s a good chance it’ll also include student graduations! The school year is nearly over, after all, so your child might be leaving high school or college. Assuming that’s true, try gifting your graduate with cosmetic dentistry for the upcoming ceremony. Your Plano dentist can even offer some suggestions. To that end, here are three cosmetic treatments for graduating students.


How to Make your Veneers Last as Long as Possible

April 19, 2023

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person with veneers sitting by window and smiling

When you invest in dental veneers, it’s important to take steps to keep them in optimal condition. Proper care and maintenance can help prolong the lifespan of your veneers and keep your smile looking its best. Fortunately, there are a few simple guidelines that you can follow to ensure that your veneers remain durable, stain-free, and aesthetically pleasing for years to come. Read on to learn what they are.


Instant Orthodontics: How Veneers Can Straighten Your Teeth

February 20, 2023

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a young adult with a very white smile

There are a lot of adults that are unhappy with how crooked their teeth are but decide there isn’t anything they can do about it. They can’t stand the idea of getting braces but still want to straighten their smile.

If you’re in that situation, you may be happy to hear that there are other ways to get fix crooked teeth. For example, veneers can be used to give you a smile comparable to braces without the need for long-term orthodontic treatment. If that sounds interesting, here’s a little bit more information about how the treatment can be used in this way.


What Toothpaste Should I Use on My Veneers?

January 3, 2023

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Portrait of someone brushing their teeth

When you get your veneers put on, you’ll be surprised at how good they’ll make you feel. Being able to bring the smile you dreamed up with your dentist into reality is incredibly satisfying.

You probably want to keep your veneers looking good for as long as possible, which is pretty easy to do but requires a little bit of know-how. For one, you need to be aware of certain kinds of toothpaste you ought to avoid. Here’s a guide to the toothpaste you should use on your veneers.


The Stages, Treatment, and Prevention of Oral Cancer

October 3, 2022

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Oral cancer screen next to physician's supplies

The American Cancer Society estimates that roughly 54,000 cases of oral cancer will be diagnosed in 2022 alone. While you may be aware of the common symptoms (i.e., red patches on the inside of your mouth, a mouth sore that won’t heal, difficulty swallowing), it’s important to be familiar with the stages, treatment options, and prevention tactics as well. To learn more about each of these important factors, read on!

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