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4 Ways Your Dentist is Protecting Patients & Themselves

May 18, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpollard @ 7:46 pm
Plano dentist practicing COVID-19 safety in dental office with PPE

During the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone’s top priority is staying healthy. Dental offices are increasing their already high standards of sanitation and disinfection to ensure that patients are receiving the dental care they need in a safe and clean environment. In addition to advanced COVID-19 safety measures and cleaning protocols, your dental team is taking steps to safeguard your health by enhancing their work wardrobe with protective gear. Here are four pieces of personal protective equipment your Plano dentist is using to keep themselves and their patients safe while providing exceptional dental care.


How Can Dealing With Stress Impact Your Oral Health?

April 24, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpollard @ 1:51 pm
person stressing out about COVID-19

It’s only fitting that April is Stress Awareness Month. Since the emergence of COVID-19, people have been experiencing a heavy weight of stress and anxiety about not knowing what’s going to happen next. Unfortunately, your body often takes these emotional responses and can turn them into habits, coping mechanisms, or actions that can harm your oral health. Read on to learn how stress can impact the health of your teeth and gums and what you can do to stop dental problems from arising.


4 Tips to Avoid Oral Health Problems Until Your Dental Office Reopens

April 16, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpollard @ 3:43 pm
a model of a mouth being cleaned with a toothbrush sitting next to a dental mirror

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused countless locally-owned businesses to shut their doors, including your dental office. This is in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus and make sure that patients and staff remain safe. If you’re diligent about getting your checkup and cleaning every six months, the thought of not being able to visit your dentist can make you worry. However, all you can do is keep up with your oral hygiene at home until their office reopens. Read on for four tips to avoid oral health problems while you’re self-isolating.


Self-Confidence Can Be Yours! Find Out How a Cosmetic Dentist Can Help

March 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpollard @ 8:36 pm
Woman with a beautiful smile after seeing a cosmetic dentist

Just about everyone could use a little more self-confidence in their life. Whether you have an upcoming job interview, a wedding to attend, or a high school reunion, everything goes smoother when you feel good about yourself. And having an attractive smile is a huge part of that! Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, but it’s easy to give the wrong impression when you feel self-conscious or avoid smiling altogether. Fortunately, a cosmetic dentist has many ways to help, and it’s faster and easier than you may think. Find out more below about how cosmetic dentistry can boost your confidence and help you live your best life!


Dentist Explains the Importance of Your Diet For National Nutrition Month

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpollard @ 3:41 pm
An example of a healthy lunch for National Nutrition Month

These days, nutrition advice is everywhere, and researchers know a lot more than they once did about how your eating habits affect your health. But did you know that your diet impacts your teeth and gums as well? The foods and beverages you consume each day can help you have fewer cavities, healthier gums and even fresher breath – or they can contribute to those problems. And since March is National Nutrition Month, it’s the perfect time to find out more about the link between diet and oral health. Keep reading to learn more! 


How to Protect Your Smile During Cold and Flu Season

February 27, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpollard @ 10:38 pm
Person suffering from a cold or flu surrounded by remedies

The last thing you need after recovering from a cold or flu is a toothache caused by a cavity. Unfortunately, it may be more likely to happen than you think. There are a lot of factors that increase your risk of tooth decay when you’re under the weather, including both the symptoms you suffer through as well as how you treat them. Here are four dentist-approved tips to protect your oral health as you treat your sickness.


Dentist Explains Why Your Gums Bleed For Gum Disease Awareness Month!

February 1, 2020

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Illustration of the stages of periodontal disease for Gum Disease Awareness Month

February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, so it’s the perfect time to learn more about the serious impact it can have on your smile and overall health. Since it’s estimated that 65 million Americans have some form of gum disease (also called periodontal disease), there’s a good chance that you or someone you know has it. Keep reading to learn about bleeding gums and other signs of periodontal disease as well as what treatment options are available. 


Eating Healthy: A Resolution for Your Body and Your Teeth!

January 2, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpollard @ 9:54 pm
Woman with beautiful smile holding sparklers.

A survey conducted by YouGov estimates that about 43% of people who make New Year’s resolutions commit to eating healthier in the upcoming year. Are you one of them? If you are, good for you! Not only are heathier foods a great choice for your health and waistline, but they benefit your oral health too! If you didn’t resolve to eat healthier when the clock struck midnight on December 31st, you should consider it. Even if you don’t have designs for losing weight in the upcoming year, smile-friendly foods can help you prevent tooth decay and gum disease, as well as lower your risk of systemic health conditions! Read on to find out how you can improve your health and your smile with the food you eat this year.


What is Dry Socket and How Do You Prevent It?

December 7, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpollard @ 8:20 pm
Dentist explains dry socket after tooth extraction

You did it: you finally saw your dentist and got that problematic tooth pulled. Maybe it was broken beyond repair, or maybe it was badly decayed. Whatever the case, you were pleased to find that tooth extraction is a much less painful and traumatic experience than you feared it to be. In fact, you’re already feeling so much better! Unfortunately, you’re not out of the woods quite yet. The first few weeks after your tooth extraction is when you are at the highest risk of a very painful complication called dry socket. If you recently had a tooth pulled, you need to know how to prevent dry socket and what symptoms you need to watch out for.  


Use Your Dental Insurance Benefits Before the Year Is Over

November 16, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpollard @ 6:08 pm
a young woman having her teeth checked

Time is quickly running out for you to use your dental insurance benefits. With only a few months left in 2019, your insurance company is eagerly counting down the hours until they can recoup everything you’ve left behind. This happens to millions of people each year with more than $150 billion in unused benefits falling to the wayside. Don’t let this happen to you! Find out what you can do to avoid adding to this mounting total and achieve better oral health in the process.

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