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Capehart Dental Blog

Root Canals Are Good News

April 29, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcapehart @ 8:13 pm
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After a week filled with discomfort and contemplation, you finally find yourself at the dentist’s office; one of your molars has been hurting like crazy, and you are ready for some relief. However, as soon as your dentist mentions root canal therapy, a wave of anxiety washes over you and every single thing that you’ve ever heard about root canals suddenly floods your brain. Despite what you’ve maybe heard, root canal therapy is actually good news; not the frightening bout of torture that it’s sometimes portrayed as.

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Which Is Better: Root Canal or Extraction?

March 29, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcapehart @ 5:41 pm
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One-size-fits-all approaches rarely actually suit everyone – and that is certainly true in dentistry, where there is no treatment that will work just the same for everyone.  For example, there are usually two ways to treat a severely decayed or damaged tooth: with either a root canal or extraction. Both treatments have advantages, and the option that is right for you will depend on a few things in particular. Keep reading to learn more about how to know whether you need a root canal vs. extraction, then contact your dentist for a formal diagnosis to solve the problem once and for all. 

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3 Facts About Root Canal Therapy

February 17, 2022

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patient at dentist’s office smiling after receiving root canal

Though root canal therapy has a success rate of over 95%, widespread myths have unfairly given this treatment a reputation of being painful and incredibly unpleasant. This has led many patients to avoid the procedure for as long as possible, which may result in tooth loss or the development of other oral or overall health issues. So that you know that this procedure is nothing to fear, read on to learn three facts about root canal therapy.

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Why Gum Disease Needs to Be Handled Before Cosmetic Treatment

January 25, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcapehart @ 6:18 pm
Woman smiling after receiving gum disease therapy

Whether you have stained teeth, small chips and cracks, or other imperfections you’d like to address about your smile, you’ve probably considered cosmetic enhancements. However, it’s important to keep in mind that if you have any existing dental issues, you’ll need to have them taken care of before any cosmetic service can be completed. This includes gum disease, a relatively common condition that affects roughly half of American adults today. Keep reading to learn about the symptoms, how it affects your smile’s appearance, and why it must be treated first.

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How Can Slipping Dentures Potentially Be a Life-Threatening Problem?

December 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcapehart @ 6:25 pm
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Unfortunately, nearly 54,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year and almost 10,000 will die because of it. Despite medical advances, these numbers have not significantly improved in decades. One of the biggest risk factors is actually slipping dentures!

Although your dentures will not cause oral cancer, loose restorations combined with poor oral care can lead to damage that causes the cells in your mouth to become cancerous. Fortunately, many signs let you know it is time to act, as your dentist in Lewisville explains.

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What You Should Know About Gray Teeth

November 18, 2021

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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

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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

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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

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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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