Are You Guilty of Committing These 7 Dental Sins?

Brushing and flossing twice a day are two essential steps towards good oral health, but are other habits sabotaging your smile? From behavioral tendencies to choices you thought were smart or healthy…the tiniest slip-ups can be the most damaging. Double-check your daily routine to make sure it’s free of these common dental no-no’s. Over-Whitening It…

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.…

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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Five Tips to Manage Your Child’s Dental Anxiety

5 Tips to Manage Your Child’s Dental Anxiety Dental anxiety is prevalent among young children and, in many cases, can stem from an adult’s own dental fears (whether you recognize them or not). If left unmanaged, going to the dentist can become an unpleasant ordeal for children. But it doesn’t have to be that way.…

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Xylitol: The Sweetener You and Your Dentist Will Love

Xylitol: The Sweetener You and Your Dentist Will Love Consider this a major score for your sweet tooth: dentists are taking back that hard and fast rule that gum and candy rot your teeth! A sweetener called Xylitol makes it possible to enjoy such treats guilt-free, while actually fighting cavities along the way. For those…

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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…