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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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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

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

What is the Treatment for Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea occurs when a person repeatedly stops and restarts breathing in their sleep. If left untreated, it can lead to serious problems such as heart attack, diabetes, depression, and cognitive disorders. There are many things that cause sleep apnea, and doctors choose a treatment based on the cause. The sooner a patient begins treatment, the […]

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Nov 13, 2019

Do I Qualify for Invisalign?

Invisalign is one of the latest technologies in braces. Your general dentist or orthodontist makes impressions of your teeth and sends them for fabrication of custom aligners. The computer scans the models and your dentist formulates a treatment plan just for you to correct irregular teeth. Invisalign is ideal for adults and teens who can […]

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Oct 22, 2019

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a disorder when a person stops breathing repeatedly while sleeping. The person starts and stops breathing multiple times in an hour. 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. Also, if you snore […]

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Oct 22, 2019

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