Dental Distinction Blog

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.


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.


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

July 1, 2022

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According to the, 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.


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.


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.


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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