Dale Greer, DDS Blog

Senior Smile Care: Why Regular Dental Care for Seniors in Assisted Living Is Critical

December 22, 2023

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An older man smiling after receiving dental care

As people age, oral health becomes increasingly important, especially for seniors in assisted living facilities. Regular dental care is crucial to ensure that seniors who largely can’t take care of themselves still have a decent quality of life. However, many of them live with treatable oral conditions and face many hurdles in addressing them.

Continue reading to see why seniors have a hard time with their oral health and why taking care of these issues is so important.

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How Drinking Can Be Scary for Your Teeth This Halloween

October 27, 2023

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Halloween-themed drinks on a table that would be bad for your oral health

Halloween is a time of spooky fun and indulgence, and for many adults, that means enjoying some boo-ze. While the array of Halloween-themed drinks and concoctions can be tempting, it’s essential to consider the potential impact on your oral health.

If you want to learn more about how alcohol can negatively impact your teeth, and what you can do to avoid its effects this Halloween, continue reading.

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How Did Stains Get on My Teeth and How Do I Get Them Out?

August 4, 2023

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Worried woman

Your teeth chew through a lot as the years pass, and not all the stuff they grind up is gentle on them. They can become discolored when stains set in on their surface or beneath the enamel. This can happen due to poor oral hygiene, use of certain medications, or consuming items heavy on dyes and pigments. Thankfully, cosmetic dental procedures can usually get them out or cover them up. Here’s what you need to know about teeth stains and what can be done about them.

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Why You Shouldn’t Feel Embarrassed by Dental Implants

June 13, 2023

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person smiling after receiving dental implants

Your smile often makes the first impression, and if you have gaps in your teeth, they become immediately noticeable when meeting someone new. This can undoubtedly affect your self-esteem and cause you to avoid smiling altogether. However, living this way is not ideal, especially when dental implants offer a reliable solution. Read on to discover how dental implants can effortlessly restore missing teeth and why there’s no need to feel embarrassed about them.

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How Can I Ensure My Lower Denture Remains in Place?

May 4, 2023

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a closeup of a lower denture

When it comes to replacing teeth, countless patients opt to wear dentures; these tried-and-true prosthetics are accessible, affordable, and thanks to modern dental technology, more comfortable than ever before to wear. They’re also notably beautiful and restore a significant amount of oral functionality, making them one of the leading solutions for replacing missing teeth. But unfortunately, dentures, particularly lower dentures, can sometimes refuse to stay in place and cause issues for patients. Here’s more from your dentist about why this sometimes happens and some ways you can resolve the issue.

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Proof that Dentures Aren’t Just for Seniors

April 6, 2023

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picture of a pregnant woman

Dentures sometimes get a reputation for being reserved for seniors. Without a doubt, they can be enormously helpful for older people who have lost teeth, but they’re far from the only ones who can benefit from them.

In fact, dentures are not only a good pick but can be the best possible option for many people who want to replace their teeth. If you’re interested, here are a few examples that prove that dentures aren’t just for seniors.

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Everything You Need to Know About Kissing with Dentures 

February 27, 2023

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older person with dentures kissing partner on cheek

Dentures are an important part of life for many people. They are a great way to restore your smile after losing several or all of your teeth. Even so, dentures can take some getting used to. You may find that some things feel different with these restorations, but what about kissing? Continue reading to learn whether you can kiss with dentures.

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The Connection Between Cranberries and Your Oral Health

December 20, 2022

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a bowl full of cranberries

As the holiday celebrations begin, it tends to get busy, and becomes easy to neglect important things. One of those challenges is keeping your smile healthy! Fortunately, in addition to staying on top of a dental routine, there are some traditional foods that can benefit your mouth. Cranberries are one of them!  Read to learn more from your dentist in Dallas about how this tart berry can improve your overall dental health.

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TMJ Awareness Month: How Will You Know That You Need Treatment?

November 25, 2022

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Woman in purple shirt with jaw pain due to TMJ disorder

TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders can be very painful, and leaving them untreated will only make the situation worse. If you don’t want constant discomfort bringing down your quality of life, then you need to know the symptoms that could indicate a problem with your jaw joints. As part of TMJ Awareness Month, your dentist is sharing some of the key warning signs that you may need TMJ treatment soon.

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How To: Protect Your Teeth This Halloween

October 6, 2022

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Woman in witch costume holding up carved pumpkin

Between the haunted hayrides and scary costumes, October is “spooky season” for a reason! Of course, the copious amounts of candy mean it could go by another name: sugar season. Since cavities and other oral health problems can quickly wreak havoc on your smile, it’s important to do everything you can to keep your teeth decay-free. Here are a few tips to help!

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