Dale Greer, DDS Blog

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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Will Nitrous Oxide Put Me to Sleep?

September 8, 2022

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Woman benefiting from nitrous oxideIf your palms sweat or your heart races when it’s time to visit the dentist, you’re not alone. Many people suffer from dental-related anxieties, but you don’t have to let them stand in your way of getting the care you need. You may be a candidate for nitrous oxide. Better known as “laughing gas,” the inhaled sedative can keep you comfortable. While it’s part of sedation dentistry, it won’t put you to sleep. Instead, you can lay back and relax without a worry in the world. 

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What to Do After Your Dentist Places a Dental Crown

August 9, 2022

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person wondering what to do after having dental crown placed

Dental crowns are caps that are shaped like teeth and can be used to repair a cracked, broken, decayed, or worn smile. They can also repair larger cavities and infected teeth after a root canal procedure. And with the materials used to make today’s dental crowns, the results will look natural. Most modern crowns are made from durable dental-grade porcelain since it closely mimics the look of tooth enamel and reflects light in a similar way. Crowns are often considered both a restorative and a cosmetic treatment since they improve both the look and function of a tooth. If you just had a crown placed or are preparing to get one, read on to learn what to expect after treatment.

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Braces for Adults: 5 Things to Know

July 11, 2022

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closeup of adult with braces smiling

Having a smile that’s crooked, gapped, or misaligned can make it difficult for you to feel confident in your pearly whites. Fortunately, there is a range of orthodontic treatments that can get your smile into shape, including traditional metal braces. Though many adults may think that braces are only meant for kids and teenagers, they can benefit people of all ages. Read on to learn about five things that you should know before you get braces for adults

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3 Reasons to Whiten Your Teeth This Summer!

June 6, 2022

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Smiling person in a summery location

For many, summertime is well-known for excitement and relaxation. It lets families take time off from work and school for vacations by pools, beaches, and other fun locales. However, did you know these months are also ideal for teeth whitening? It turns out that getting genuinely “pearly whites” during summer has advantages.

If you’re ready to learn more, here are three significant benefits of professional teeth whitening this season. Read them over to see if a brighter, whiter smile would make your fun in the sun even sweeter.

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Here’s How to Keep Your Dentures White

May 5, 2022

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Man holding his white dentures.

Thanks to modern technology, dentures today look more like natural teeth than ever before. However, like real teeth, they can still become stained over time. If you want to keep your dentures stain-free and bright, you need to take proper care of them. If you’re looking for some easy tips to whiten your dentures and prevent discoloration, keep reading.

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Why You Need to Wear Temporary Veneers

April 7, 2022

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person wearing temporary veneers and smiling

Do you have issues with your smile that need to be corrected? If so, veneers may be the fix you’ve been looking for. Made from dental-grade porcelain, these thin shells cover up the entire front surface of one’s pearly whties and can correct cracks, chips, discoloration, misshapen teeth, and gaps. Before you have your permanent veneers placed, your dentist will give you temporary ones. But why do you need them? Read on to learn why temporary veneers are necessary before you have your permanent ones placed.

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Dental Crown: Does It Hurt to Get One?

March 9, 2022

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person wondering if it hurts to get a dental crown

You’ve been experiencing tooth pain for a while now, and you finally decided to schedule an appointment with your dentist. After taking X-rays, cleaning your teeth, and doing a thorough examination of your mouth, it was determined that one of your pearly whites is severely damaged and will need to be repaired with a dental crown. If you’ve never had one placed before, you may be wondering if it’s painful. Read on to learn about whether it hurts to get a dental crown and the risks of choosing not to move forward with treatment.

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