The Intriguing History of Halloween

Halloween is fast approaching, and Dr. Charles Stetler wanted to be sure to wish our patients a happy day, no matter how you might celebrate this holiday. The Halloween that is familiar to most people today bears little resemblance to the original Halloween; back in the “old days” it wasn’t even called Halloween! Festival of…

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The Invisalign® Treatment Process

Invisalign is gaining traction as a sought-after solution for orthodontic problems. Unlike traditional braces, which require the placement of brackets on teeth and the connection of unsightly wires, Invisalign works nearly invisibly (as its name suggests). Particularly for those who do not wish to draw attention to their orthodontic work, Invisalign provides an attractive solution.…

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Generic Clear Aligners vs. Invisalign®

You may have a talent for home repairs. You may be able to rebuild your computer. You may even be able to put together a whole room of furniture armed only with flat-box kits and an Allen wrench. But, please—don’t try do-it-yourself orthodontics! Now that generic clear aligners are available, you might consider giving them…

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Invisible Orthodontics

A Visibly Straighter Smile with Invisible Orthodontics Traditional orthodontics isn’t for everyone. The thought of years of painful adjustments and inconvenient appointments could keep some from pursuing the dream of a straight smile. But, there’s another option. Invisalign or clear aligner therapy with your Dallas and Highland Park dentist at Preston Commons Dental Care, Dr.…

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When To See The Dentist

When To See the Dentist BECAUSE PREVENTION IS such a major part of good dental care, it’s critical to visit the dentist for regular checkups. In most cases, two regular dental cleanings a year will be all you need, but not always. So what are the signs that you shouldn’t wait until your next scheduled appointment…

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Five Ways to Maximize Your Dental Benefits Plan

5 Ways to Maximize Your Dental Benefits Plan With terms like PPO, HMO, in-network, and out-of-network to describe dental benefits, it’s no surprise that many don’t understand how to make the most of their plan. This means you may be overlooking benefits that are critical to maintaining your oral health. Don’t settle for just what…

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History of Floss

History of Floss TODAY, FLOSSING IS A staple of oral hygiene and health. But have you ever wondered when we started flossing? You might be surprised by the answer.  Flossing Is An Older Concept Than You Might Think While we don’t know the exact beginnings of flossing, it looks like as long as food has been getting…

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iTero Element

  We Are a Digital Impression Practice Proud Owners of an iTero® Element™ Intraoral Scanner We’ll Make a Great First Impression The iTero Element Scanner is a state-of-the-art digital impression system that eliminates the need for messy putty in your mouth. With our iTero Element Scanner, we can digitally capture a detailed 3D model of…

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TMJ: It’s Nothing to Yawn About

TMJ: It’s Nothing to Yawn About Have you been ignoring that clicking sound coming from your jaw? Or are you quick to dismiss the stiff, achy feeling your mouth has in the morning? Don’t let these things go unchecked! You might find yourself in for a rude awakening. Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (“TMJ” or “TMD”), a…

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What’s New: Dental Advances You’ll Appreciate

What’s New: Dental Advances You’ll Appreciate Have you stepped inside a dentist’s office lately? What you find might surprise you. It’s not just the flat screen televisions in the waiting room and above the chair (though they are perks you can now find in many practices). Serious advances have made examinations and treatments more accurate,…

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A Child’s First Visit to the Dentist

A Child’s First Visit to the Dentist It can be shocking to many parents, if not perplexing: many dentists now recommend you schedule your child’s first visit before he or she turns one. Before you brush it off as a bit of overzealous advice, you should know it’s supported by the American Dental Association and…

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The Facts on Fillings

The Facts on Fillings Whether you need an existing filling replaced or a new cavity filled, get the facts on what your options are. Gone are the days when cast gold and silver amalgams were your only choices. With dental care advancements, other materials are also being used to fill cavities. Here are the advantages…

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A Visibly Straighter Smile with Invisible Orthodontics

A Visibly Straighter Smile with Invisible Orthodontics Traditional orthodontics isn’t for everyone. The thought of years of painful adjustments and inconvenient appoint- ments could keep some from pursuing the dream of a straight smile. But, there’s another option. Invisible orthodontics is one of the leading alternatives for both teenagers and adults. While the primary reason…

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Five Smart Questions to Ask Your Dentist

5 Smart Questions to Ask Your Dentist Have a dental appointment scheduled sometime soon with your dental team at Preston Commons Dental Care? Sit back, relax and get ready to open your mouth – but not just to have it examined! Taking your smile to the next level involves more than just a routine checkup…

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