Dental Emergency: Should You Go to the ER or Dentist?

June 16, 2023

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Young woman with a toothacheNo one ever expects a dental emergency to happen to them, but it’s a common situation. 1 in 6 Americans has a dental emergency every year. If the unexpected should happen, don’t panic! Instinct may tell you to head to the closest hospital, but that may not be the best decision. Although the emergency department can save your life, they can’t save your tooth. Instead, here’s why it’s better to contact your dentist.


How Should You Handle a Dental Emergency While Overseas?

June 7, 2023

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Woman with dental pain waiting at emergency dentistThere’s never a good time to have a dental emergency, but if you have an urgent oral health problem while you’re overseas, it can make a difficult situation even more stressful. Whether you’re traveling for work or taking a vacation, you can’t wait until you get back home to have the issue addressed. Don’t worry, here’s what you should do if you have a dental emergency while you’re out of the country.


What Should You Pack in a Dental Emergency Kit?

May 18, 2023

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A 3D rendering of an emergency dental kit

However much you plan, you can’t always avoid dental emergency scenarios. It’s simply a fact that accidents happen in life. Therefore, you’d do well to prepare an emergency dental kit. This collection of tools will ensure a quick response to urgent oral issues. As for what it should include, your Plano dentist is here with a few suggestions. Read on, then, to learn four items you need to pack for the ideal dental emergency kit.


5 Steps to Follow If You Knock Out a Tooth 

May 9, 2023

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person with knocked-out tooth covering their mouth

Accidents happen, and sometimes they can result in a knocked-out tooth. Whether it’s a sports injury, a fall, or any unexpected incident, having a knocked-out tooth can be a distressing experience. However, it’s important to stay calm and take immediate action. By knowing the right steps to follow, you can significantly improve the chances of saving the tooth and ensuring the best possible outcome for your dental health. In this guide, we will outline five crucial steps to take if you ever find yourself in this situation.


5 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Smile

March 16, 2023

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person spring cleaning their smile by flossing their teeth

Spring is here! People look forward to this season because it represents a time of renewal, growth, and rejuvenation after the cold, dark months of winter. As we move into the warmer months, people are eager to clean and upgrade their homes. This is also the perfect time to refresh your dental care routine. Continue reading to learn about five helpful tips for spring cleaning your smile and maintaining excellent oral hygiene.


3 Ways Toothpicks Can Be Dangerous for Your Teeth

March 3, 2023

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person holding a toothpick

After a meal, many people want to remove food that has gotten stuck between their teeth. Many of them reach for a toothpick to get the job done. Toothpicks may seem like a convenient and portable way to remove food debris from between your teeth after a meal, but they can actually do more harm than good. Keep reading to learn three ways that this can lead to oral health damage and what you should do instead.


Why Toothaches Are More Noticeable at Night

February 10, 2023

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person with toothache sleeping peacefully at night

There’s no denying how unpleasant it is to have a toothache. They can make it difficult to get through work, school, and other responsibilities. Toothaches can also make it hard for you to get some sleep, especially since they seem to be worse at night. But why is that? Continue reading to learn why toothaches seem to be worse at night as well as what you can do to get better sleep until you can visit your emergency dentist.


3 Oral Health Tips to Remember During National Children’s Dental Health Month

January 10, 2023

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little girl brushing her teeth

No matter the age of your little one, there is a good chance that oral hygiene is one of the last things they’re thinking about. Whether it is toys, video games, or playing outside with friends, helping them avoid cavities can be a challenge. Fortunately, dentists throughout the U.S. are working diligently throughout February to promote National Children’s Dental Health Month. To ensure your mini-me gets a good report the next time they visit the dentist, here are three oral health tips for your child that you can consider.


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.


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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