Dental Distinction Blog

Dental Implant or Bridge? Which is Right for You?

October 11, 2022

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The number of people missing at least one tooth in the United States is estimated to be 178 million, which represents more than half the population. Luckily, there are effective ways to restore your ability to chew, talk, and smile with confidence, starting with dental bridges and dental implants.

To help you decide which tooth replacement is best for you, Dr. Mohammed Mansour and the team here at Plano Dental Distinction want to present a few points you should consider when it comes to dental bridges and dental implants.

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Take These Steps to Keep Your Gums Healthy

September 1, 2022

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While your teeth may be the lead actors in your smile, your gums play more than just a supporting role. In fact, without healthy gums, your teeth are in great danger. Unfortunately, unhealthy gums are very common — nearly half of adults aged 30 years or older have some degree of gum disease.

To ensure that you have a smile that will go the distance, the team here at Plano Dental Distinction, led by Dr. Mohammed Mansour, wants to provide you with a few tips for maintaining the health of your all-important gums.

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Three Benefits of Composite Fillings

August 9, 2022

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It’s uncommon to find someone who doesn’t have a single filling in their mouth. These dental treatments are our No. 1 tool against tooth decay, and they play a large role in helping to preserve your teeth.

At Plano Dental Distinction, Dr. Mohammed Mansour and our team offer comprehensive dental filling services, and there are two types to choose from — silver and composite. In this month’s blog post, we’re focusing on composite fillings, which offer several advantages, three of which we review here.

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Here’s What You Really Need to Know About Sleep Apnea

July 1, 2022

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According to the Sleepapnea.org, it’s estimated that 22 million people in the United States have sleep apnea. Even more alarming is that approximately 80% of cases of moderate-to-severe sleep apnea are thought to be undiagnosed. The reason for this alarm is that sleep apnea is a problem that extends far beyond simply snoring and can affect other areas of your health, including your heart and metabolic health.

To explain this further, Dr. Mohammed Mansour and the team here at Plano Dental Distinction want to take this opportunity to discuss sleep apnea and its potential complications.

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Are Your Medications Staining Your Teeth?

June 1, 2022

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The medications you take are designed to improve your health, but sometimes there’s a price to be paid in terms of side effects. More specifically, certain medications can leave your teeth discolored.

In this month’s blog post, Dr. Mohammed Mansour and the expert oral health team here at Plan Dental Distinction take a closer look at the medications that can stain your teeth and what we can do to restore your pearly whites.

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Two Types of Fillings: Which Is Right for You?

May 1, 2022

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Consider this: 178 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth and 40 million are missing all of their teeth. One of the first lines of defense when it comes to preventing tooth loss is to stop tooth decay, which is precisely what fillings accomplish.

At Plano Dental Distinction, Dr. Mohammed Mansour and our team offer two types of dental fillings — silver and composite — and we want to review the pros and cons of each type here. Since 92% of adults in the US have at least one cavity in their permanent teeth, this is likely a choice that you will encounter at some point in your life.

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My Partner’s Snoring Is Keeping Me Up at Night

April 4, 2022

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About 90 million people in the United States admit to snoring at one time or another and 37 million report regular snoring. While snoring usually isn’t dangerous, it can have an impact, especially for the person lying next to the offender.

If your partner is keeping you up at night because of snoring, there are solutions. At Plano Dental Distinction, Dr. Mohammed Mansour and our team offer snore guards that help air to pass easily, and silently, through the back of the throat, allowing everyone to sleep soundly.

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Are You Brushing and Flossing Correctly?

March 8, 2022

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More than 1 in 4 adults in the United States has untreated tooth decay, and 46% of people over the age of 30 have some degree of gum disease. More eye-opening is the fact that 120 million people in the US are missing at least one tooth and 36 million are missing all of their teeth.

Since tooth decay and gum disease are the primary drivers of missing teeth, you want to do all you can to keep these problems at bay, which is the goal of good dental hygiene. While you may think that your dental regimen is solid, it’s worth reviewing whether you’re getting the most out of your efforts.

To that end, Dr. Mohammed Mansour and the team of dental experts here at Plano Dental Distinction want to quickly review how to brush and floss correctly so your teeth can go the distance.

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What Can I Do About My Bad Breath?

February 6, 2022

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You lean over to say something to someone and notice that they pull back, ever so slightly. Upon checking, you realize your breath isn’t all that inviting, and you want to quickly remedy the problem.

Bad breath happens to most of us at some point in our lives, and the problem can usually be resolved by a quick brushing and mouth rinse. Ongoing issues with bad breath, however, may signal an underlying problem.

To help you figure out why you’re experiencing bad breath, Dr. Mohammed Mansour and the rest of the team here at Plano Dental Distinction pulled together the following information on halitosis, which is the medical term for bad breath.

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Beyond a Great Smile: Improve Your Speech and Nutrition With Dental Implants

January 1, 2022

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Whether you’re missing a single tooth or several teeth, the effects extend far past your smile. Your teeth also play crucial roles in your ability to speak and chew, so you want to find replacements that will cover all the bases — and dental implants certainly fit the bill.

As oral health experts, Dr. Mohammed Mansour and the team here at Plano Dental Distinction understand better than most how important your teeth are for your overall health and wellness.

Here, we explain the ways dental implants can preserve your ability to speak and chew with ease.

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