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Follow the latest practice news from our dental office in Carrollton, Texas and get additional tips & advice to improve your oral health by reading the Carrollton Smiles dental blog!

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Dentist performing a tooth extraction
What is a Dental Extraction?

Dental extraction means removal of a tooth. The tooth is loosened using instruments and elevated out of the socket. There are two common types of extractions: Simple Extraction and Surgical Extraction. Simple extractions are performed on teeth that are easily accessible and can be performed using local anesthesia. Surgical extractions are performed when the tooth […]

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Sep 14, 2020

Hope in the time of fear.
In the Times of Uncertainty

Face Your Fear! Fear is a huge motivator of the good and the bad. The fear of losing a game will push an athlete to give their best. Fear of failing a test will make a student study hard. Fear of losing a comrade will push a soldier to lay their life on the line […]

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Apr 22, 2020

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We Will Weather this Storm

Pandemic is a worldwide outbreak of a disease. People on our planet are suffering from COVID-19. This post is a prayer to every one of us dealing with physical, emotional, financial and spiritual repercussions of this disease. We are all in a war. We are in a war against a disease that is killing our […]

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Apr 10, 2020

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All About Teeth Whitening

An amazing smile and a strong handshake are keys to a successful first impression. Teeth whitening is an easy way to improve your smile. Stained and darker teeth may be a result of habits, excessive fluoride, or aging. Smoking, drinking colored beverages like tea, coffee, and red wine may stain your teeth. As we get […]

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Feb 26, 2020

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What is a Dental Emergency?

Dental emergency is a very broad term. It could be a toothache, an abscess with swelling, or a broken tooth. Accidents happen. For example, maybe your child fell and hit the curb and now has a cut lip and a broken tooth, maybe someone got hit in the mouth while rough housing with their sibling […]

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Feb 18, 2020

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Dental Crowns and Dental Veneers

What are dental crowns A dental crown is a covering that protects the tooth. Your family dentist or general dentist will recommend a crown after root canal treatment has been performed or if the dental decay is too deep for a dental filling. There are different kinds of dental crowns available. Carrollton Smiles offers porcelain […]

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Feb 12, 2020

Elderly man wearing a CPAP machine to help with his obstructive sleep apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a disorder where a person stops breathing repeatedly while sleeping, often multiple times in an hour. Also, if you have health issues like diabetes, hypertension, heart problems and you are doing everything your doctor has recommended but are unable to get them under control, you […]

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Feb 05, 2020

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What is Dental Ozone?

Ozone is O3 (three atoms of oxygen instead of two) and is considered a “super oxygen”. Ozone is a very effective, naturally occurring disinfectant that kills bacteria, fungus, viruses, and parasites. Ozone has extensive applications in modern dentistry. At Carrollton Smiles, we utilize ozone to disinfect the tooth surface before receiving a filling or a […]

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Jan 31, 2020

What are oral appliances for sleep apnea. Man pictured with awkward breathing.
Does Mild Sleep Apnea Require Treatment?

Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep-related disorders in the world affecting millions of people. It can be caused by being overweight, obese or by smoking or having a jaw deformity. Obstructive sleep apnea simply refers to the soft tissues at the back of the mouth and throat blocking the airway. This causes the […]

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Nov 13, 2019

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