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    5 Signs of Cavities

    When it comes to dentistry, oral health, and even general health, cavities present one of the most common problems faced by patients. A study from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 96% of Americans experience some form of tooth decay or cavities by the time they reach the age of 65. Since they present such a common issue, the team at Me…Read More

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    Scared to Smile? Try Cosmetic Dentistry

    At Mesquite Dental & Implant Center, our team’s first priority is to help our patients maintain a high level of oral health. We work hard to help you avoid gum disease, tooth and bone loss, and other common oral health issues. That said, we are also dedicated to providing care that will result in a smile that you will be proud of, and that you can show off with confidence. Sometimes ensuring…Read More

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    5 Signs You Should Visit the Dentist

    With the hustle and bustle of everyday life constantly pulling us in different directions, it can be easy to forget to care for your teeth. Perhaps staying up late while working for a promotion keeps you from brushing, or a missed alarm throws a wrench in your morning routine and prevents you from flossing. Life can make it easy to forget to care for yourself, and it can be even easier to forget t…Read More

  4. A dentist explaining dental implants to a patient

    Are Dental Implants Right for You?

    Dental implants have quickly become a common solution used by dentists to help people with missing, damaged, or broken teeth. Implants look and feel like real teeth, which is one of the best parts of using them to improve your smile. This also makes them a viable option for patients who dislike the feeling of wearing dentures. If you are missing a tooth or dislike dentures, then you may be wonderi…Read More

  5. 5 Signs You Have Gum Disease

    Many people find it surprising that up to 80% of Americans have some form of periodontitis, also known as gum disease. At our dentist office in Mesquite, we often have patients come in who have signs of gum disease, and in many cases, they did not realize that they were at risk! Whether you realize it or not, you may have some form of gum disease, and it is crucial to seek treatment as soon as pos…Read More

  6. Treating Dental Anxiety With Sedation Dentistry

    Are you afraid to go to the dentist? Does the mere thought of a dentistry appointment increase your heart rate and make your hands start to shake? If so, then you may be suffering from dental anxiety. Thankfully, the Mesquite Dental & Implant Center can offer sedation dentistry as a solution for you. In today’s post, we will discuss dental anxiety and sedation dentistry. Read on to learn how…Read More

  7. Preparing Your Child for Dental Checkups

    Dentists recommend bringing your child in for their first dental appointment about six months after their first tooth erupts. This will give the child enough time to acclimate to the new sensation of having teeth in their mouth, and it will also give more teeth a chance to come out. Because this first appointment usually occurs when the child is around a year old, most kids won’t remember this f…Read More

  8. Dentures or Dental Implants: Which is Best For Me?

    In today’s blog entry, we will discuss one of the most common questions we are asked at the Mesquite Dental & Implant Center: “should I get dentures or dental implants?” While we will do our best to provide you with as much information about the benefits of each option, the best way to decide which is right for you is to speak with the dentist directly. Making a decision based on your in…Read More

  9. Stopping Dental Anxiety

    According to recent studies, between nine and 15 percent of Americans (30-40 million people) avoid the dentist because of their dental phobia or dental anxiety. This statistic shows just how serious of a problem dental anxiety really is. Without visiting the dentist, one runs the risk of developing a multitude of dental problems, or existing problems can become worse over time. If you are one of t…Read More

  10. Dental Implant FAQs

    If it has been a long time since you last visited the dentist, or you have never needed to have one or more teeth replaced, dental implants may sound confusing. In this blog entry, we will discuss some of the basics you need to know about these incredible new developments. If you think that you may be a candidate for dental implants, or you need any other kind of dental care, including an exam, X-…Read More