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Capehart Dental Blog

What You Should Know About Gray Teeth

November 18, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcapehart @ 7:40 pm
man smiling and pointing to gray teeth

The desire for a perfect white smile is widespread. However, not everyone is destined to have a bright grin their entire life. While some people have teeth that are naturally grayish, others may notice their pearly whites gradually turning gray over time. In fact, there are even some cases where only a single tooth will turn gray! Are you wondering why this happens? Read on to learn about the possible causes of gray teeth and how your cosmetic dentist can help.

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Dental Insurance: Is It Worth Paying For?

October 14, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcapehart @ 9:08 pm
patient looking at dental insurance on phone

Medical insurance and dental insurance are two entirely different things, which means they each require a monthly premium. Since people are always looking for ways to save money, many wonder if having dental benefits is worth the cost. Even though the answer truly depends on each person, it’s certainly worth paying for in most cases. With dental insurance, you can enjoy improved oral health, affordable dental care, and so much more. If you’re still not convinced that it’s worth every penny, continue reading for a few more reasons!

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How Chewing on Ice Can Damage Teeth

September 14, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcapehart @ 8:52 pm
Lewisville woman chewing on ice

Ever since you were a kid, chewing on ice cubes has been one of your favorite ways to keep cool during the hot summer months. Though you’ve heard that biting down on ice is bad for your teeth, how much damage can it really cause? Here are a few of the ways that ice chewing can damage your teeth and put your smile at risk.

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4 Back-to-School Tips for a Successful Year

July 16, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcapehart @ 3:02 am

Boy sitting at desk in classroomBelieve it or not, it’s almost time for your child to head back to the classroom. As you get all the necessary school supplies to ensure an amazing year, did you know a healthy smile is also crucial for their academic success? According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 50% of children will have at least 1 cavity before the age of 5. Without the right care at home and from a children’s dentist, an unexpected toothache can quickly interrupt their school day. Here are 4 tips to help your child start the year off right.

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Dental Implants 101: Your Guide to Replacing Missing Teeth

June 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcapehart @ 6:59 am
Close up of dental implant post and crown

Looking to make the switch from dentures? Recently lost one or more teeth? With over 5 million dental implants placed each year, implant treatment is one of the most popular ways to restore missing teeth. However, many people are still not very familiar with implants. If you are just starting to research ways to rebuild your smile, this dental implants 101 blog can help! Below are the basics of dental implants, including their key benefits and what to expect from the implant process.

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Treating Common Dental Emergencies

May 2, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcapehart @ 5:45 pm

Woman at dentist with a dental emergencyIf you’re like most people, you probably never expect a dental emergency to happen to you, but it’s quite common. Research shows 1 in 6 Americans has an oral health issue that requires urgent attention annually. As with any emergency, time is of the utmost importance; however, it’s normal to be concerned about the road ahead. Don’t let your uncertainties prevent you from getting the care you need. Although every situation is unique, here’s how the most common dental emergencies are handled, so you know exactly what to expect.

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Why You Should Invest Your Tax Refund in Your Smile

April 1, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcapehart @ 11:10 pm
Wallet of money

If you have received or will be receiving a tax refund this year, you are probably looking forward to having a little bit of extra spending money that you haven’t already accounted for. There are all sorts of things that you can spend it on, but many people end up blowing it on something that they don’t really need. One thing that you could benefit from is spending your tax refund on your smile. Continue reading to learn a few reasons why you should invest in your oral health.

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Will Ice Cream Damage Your Teeth?

March 1, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcapehart @ 4:45 pm
Two ice cream sundaes

Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? Many enjoy ice cream when it’s hot outside or at the end of a busy day. Sweets are definitely not smile-friendly, but what effects can this cold treat really have on your dental health? Keep reading to learn how ice cream can damage your teeth and the best way to protect them.

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What to Remember When Flossing with Dental Implants

February 3, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcapehart @ 2:25 pm
Woman flossing her teeth

Taking proper care of your teeth by brushing and flossing should definitely be part of your regular dental care routine, especially if you have had dental work done. While there are no special care requirements for dental implants, having an effective oral hygiene routine is crucial to the longevity of your restorations. Here are 3 points to remember when flossing your dental implants.

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My Adult Tooth Is Loose! What Should I Do?

January 21, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcapehart @ 11:27 pm
Woman with loose tooth

When you were a kid, you were probably excited whenever one of your teeth became loose. It meant that you were growing up. However, having a loose tooth now can be a frightening experience because you know that it won’t be growing back if it falls out. There are all sorts of reasons why an adult tooth can become loose. This includes injuries to the mouth, periodontal disease, and severe tooth decay. It is important that you act quickly if you want to have a chance of saving your tooth. An emergency dentist in Lewisville shares the steps you should take for the best outcome.

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