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Hi, guys. Dr. Nate here, and let’s talk about dental bridges. Are they safe, how much do they cost, what is the process, etc. at our Thrive Dental office in Richardson, TX? Let’s jump right in. So what is a dental bridge exactly? A dental bridge is when you prepare two adjacent teeth that are […]
Bleeding while brushing and flossing is an all too common dental concern. Have you ever looked down at the sink after your oral routine and wondered why there is blood in the sink or on your toothbrush? Depending on the stage of infection, this can either be a severe problem or an easy fix. If […]
Friends who don’t live in Texas often ask me, “how can I find a good orthodontist?” I love answering this question because I want the best smile for everyone, but this isn’t always a fast answer. With so many orthodontists and various choices such as Metal braces, clear braces, and Invisalign, how do you find […]
If you were to learn that each year, more than 160 million people with private dental insurance lose more than $900 in unused dental benefits, would you believe it? When you calculate all of that wasted money, it totals more than $152 billion! Since most people would agree that is a lot of money, why […]
Tooth enamel is one of the most vital components of your mouth because it helps preserve your teeth and prevent cavities and infections. While many people know that it’s one of the strongest and hardest substances in the human body, researchers only recently discovered another secret that your tooth enamel has been keeping. Even though […]
Nearly every growing smile goes through some sort of braces treatment. Similarly, having wisdom teeth removed is a common childhood dental procedure. However, each plays a significant role in your child’s developing smile and bite alignment. Which of these traditional rites of passage for young adults should come first? Read on as your local orthodontist explains everything […]
With over 10 million wisdom teeth extractions performed every year according to some estimates, it’s one of the most common dental procedures. All the same, it’s completely natural to have a few questions about what to expect following the treatment! After all, it’s essential to care for your mouth properly after this surgery to prevent complications and […]
Legend has it that the term “wisdom teeth” is in reference to the age that they emerge, which is between 17 and 25. Today, it is a rite of passage that gives patients an excuse to fill up on ice cream while catching up on all their favorite movies. However, undergoing the procedure can do […]
Is your child or teen an athlete? When you watch them play, you’re probably nervous about an accident happening and them getting injured or hurt. According to information collected by a team of researchers, over five million teeth are knocked-out each year, many of those during sports games or athletic training. Combined, all of those […]
SHOULD YOU RETURN YOUR KNOCKED-OUT TOOTH TO ITS SOCKET? According to the American Association of Endodontists, an estimated 5 million adults and children experience a knocked-out tooth every year! When it happens, it can be scary, but if you act quickly, you have a higher chance of saving your tooth. But what steps should you […]