Meadowbrook Dentistry Blog

How Your Smile Can Affect Your Heart Health

February 1, 2021

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A heart shape drawn with toothpaste above a toothbrush with a tooth in the center against a blue background

Hearts have a very important role this month. Not only are they important Valentine’s Day décor, but February is also Heart Health Month. A healthy diet and exercise are important to your heart health, but did you know that your dental health can affect your heart as well? Below, you will find out why your oral hygiene and habits are getting a little bit more attention this month and what you can do to keep heart health risks at bay.

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Which Problems Can Cosmetic Bonding Fix?

January 11, 2021

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a young woman smiles widely with her eyes closed and head tilted

If you’re looking for a safe, minimally-invasive, and cost-effective cosmetic solution to repair minor tooth imperfections, you’ll be pleased to learn that direct bonding might be the right option for you. Requiring only one visit to complete, the color-matched, composite resin used is easily shaped and sculpted directly onto the surface of your tooth, blending in seamlessly and creating a pleasing aesthetic. Read on to discover how cosmetic dental treatments like direct bonding can give you the smile you desire quickly and more affordably.

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4 Smile-Friendly Stocking Stuffers Your Child Will Love

December 16, 2020

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little kid pulling stocking stuffers out of their red stocking

At long last, the holiday season is finally here! If you’re like most parents, you’ve spent most of 2020 trying to keep your kids as healthy as possible. As a result, you’re hesitant to fill their stocking with candy like you’ve done in years past. While they might taste great, they could cause your little one to have to spend the new year in their dentist’s office getting cavities treated. To keep your child’s pearly whites healthy, here are four suggestions for smile-friendly stocking stuffers that they can’t help but love.

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Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right for Me?

December 4, 2020

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woman admiring her smile after getting cosmetic dentistry work

Are you unhappy with the way your teeth look? If so, you’re far from the only one. In fact, studies show that as many as one-third of adults don’t like their smiles much, either. The good news is that in this day and age, you no longer have to simply live with the imperfections in your teeth. With cosmetic dentistry, the smile of your dreams is within reach. Not sure if it’s the thing for you? Here’s how you can tell whether you’re a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry.  

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Reasons to Be Thankful for Dental Implants

November 23, 2020

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If you can relate to the satisfaction that comes from a restored smile thanks to dental implants, then you know that you have a lot to be appreciative of. They have revolutionized the replacement of missing teeth and given millions back the confidence they deserve. The holidays are a time to be grateful, and your Plainview dentist is excited to share with you even more reasons why you can be thankful for your dental implants.

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The Art of Flossing Around Dental Implants

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Dental implants have transformed millions of smiles, and if properly cared for, they can last twenty-five or more years! Just like your natural teeth, it’s important to prioritize flossing your dental implants daily in order to prevent gum disease. Your experts in Plainview can explain why it is so important, and exactly how to do it.

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6 Tips to Prevent Dental Emergencies

October 9, 2020

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Glass of water

If you’ve ever experienced a dental emergency, you know how stressful they can be. On top of needing to make choices in order to get urgent care, you are also likely to feel pain and discomfort. It isn’t fun for anybody. Fortunately, many dental emergencies can easily be avoided by taking preventive steps. Continue reading to learn some ways that you can keep your smile safe and avoid the need for emergency dental care.

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3 Surprising Medical Conditions Your Dentist May Find First

September 21, 2020

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Dentist examining patient's teeth at dental checkup

As you lean back in the treatment chair, you can’t help but think of all the times you were “just too tired” to properly brush and floss your teeth. Now that your dentist is poking around your mouth, you are completely convinced that you have a handful of cavities. However, when they put their tools down, they utter the last word you were expecting to hear: diabetes.

All too often, patients think dental checkups are simply a quick sweep for tooth decay. However, 90% of health conditions have oral symptoms, which means your dentist can play a crucial role in early detection! Read on for three health conditions your dental team may find first.

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Why Your Child’s Dental Visit Should Be on Your Back to School Checklist

August 20, 2020

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Mother taking photo of children before school

In light of COVID-19, back to school season looks a bit different this year. Instead of sharpening pencils and setting up carpools, you are charging up their laptops and dealing with the potential of distance learning. However, the importance of your child’s biannual visit is as important as ever! If you are considering postponing their appointment due to a hectic schedule or concerns over the current pandemic, read on for four reasons children’s dentistry in Plainview is a crucial part of a successful semester!

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3 Reasons Why You Should Still See Your Dentist During COVID-19

July 14, 2020

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dentist in Plainview treating young woman

From the way we do our jobs to the way we shop for essential groceries, the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered virtually everything about our daily lives. Until some kind of treatment is widely available, many people are questioning whether everyday activities we used to do are really considered safe. One of these activities including attending regular dental checkups. For this reason, patients all over the country are putting off getting the routine dental care they need. A dentist in Plainview is here to tell you three reasons why you shouldn’t avoid these appointments.

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