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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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Bad Habits

Since we are officially in February, it is time to reevaluate our New Year resolution(s) on cutting down on our vices. The two topics I am going to address today are the effects of alcohol and tobacco consumption on your teeth. Alcohol and Your Dental Health The biggest, and first myth, is that alcohol disinfects […]

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Feb 08, 2021

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Socket Preservation

What is a Socket Preservation? When a tooth is extracted, there is a hole left in the bone where the roots of the tooth were present. If nothing is done it takes approximately 6 to 12 months for bone to fill-in to the empty socket. Sometimes food gets caught in the socket and may cause […]

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Jan 27, 2021

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All About Dental Infections

What are dental infections? Any pain or swelling in your mouth due to a tooth problem is considered a dental infection. What are different dental infections? The origin of dental infections can be categorized broadly as: Dental origin Periodontal origin Majority of time the infections of dental origin are those that cause pain and swelling […]

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Jan 14, 2021

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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

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