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Spillman Family Dental Blog

Desensitizing Toothpastes & Your Oral Health

May 7, 2023

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desensitizing toothpaste on a toothbrush

Do you suffer from consistent tooth sensitivity? This irritating oral health issue can occur when simply enjoying an ice cream cone or drinking a warm mug of tea. While it may seem like it’s just impacting you, having sensitive teeth is not an uncommon occurrence. A survey of dental offices discovered that approximately one in eight people suffer from tooth sensitivity. Fortunately, there may be a simple solution for you: desensitizing toothpaste! Read on to learn about this helpful dental product and how to pick the best one for your smile.


The Best Diet to Support Your Dental Implants

April 7, 2023

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diagram of a dental implant pointing to a woman’s mouth

Dental implants are the most durable tooth replacement option that there is, with over 95% of them remaining successful at 20 years, and many of them lasting as long as 30 when cared for well.

For the most part, maintaining your dental implants includes a lot of things that you would expect—brushing them twice a day, flossing around them to break up plaque, and using mouthwash to stave off infection.

However, there are also plenty of ways that a balanced diet can support the strength of your dental implants. Here are some foods that may be helpful if you’re trying to get your dental implants to last.


A Quick Guide for a Loose Dental Implant

March 10, 2023

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a computer-generated image of a dental implant becoming loose

If you have ever had one or more missing teeth, you know how devastating it can be. Not only does it affect your confidence to freely smile, but everyday functionality such as eating and speaking, becomes more difficult. Fortunately, dental implants have restored the smile of millions of people, granting them all the benefits a complete set of teeth provides. This restoration is so reliable, it has a 95% success rate but there are a small number of people who experience a loose implant. Read on to learn the reasons why and how to get your renewed smile back on track.


Big Questions & Answers About Sedation Dentistry

February 10, 2023

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So, maybe you’re planning to get sedation dentistry. If so, you’re making a good choice – the option can make specific procedures smoother and more comfortable. That said, you may want to learn more about it first. Doing so would help confirm if sedation is right for you. It’s a good thing, then, that your local Rockwall dentist is here to help. To that end, here are the answers to four common questions about sedation dentistry.


4 Simple Ways to Make Your Dental Care More Affordable

January 27, 2023

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Man with calculator with tooth on desk representing the cost of dentistry

When you’re on a budget, you might have a hard time figuring out how you can pay for your dental care. You might be tempted to skip your dental visits altogether, but doing so will likely lead to major oral health issues that require expensive treatments. It’s better to look for ways to make dentistry more affordable – and luckily you have several options for doing so. Here are 4 possible solutions for keeping your dental costs under control.


5 Reasons to Be Thankful for Your Dental Implants

November 15, 2022

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family sitting at table eating Thanksgiving dinner

Are you one of the more than three million Americans who have at least one dental implant? If so, you can smile easily knowing you’ve replaced your missing teeth with the next best thing to bringing them back. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, now is the perfect time of year to think about all of the things that you’re grateful for. Here are five reasons to be thankful for dental implants this holiday season.


Which Factors Affect the Cost of Dental Implants?

September 14, 2022

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Missing teeth can affect more than just your appearance – it can affect your overall quality of life as well. Fortunately, dental implants are an excellent solution that’ll allow you to eat, speak, and laugh with complete confidence. Before moving forward with treatment, you probably want to know how much it will cost. However, it’s impossible to provide an accurate price estimate until you attend a consultation because several factors come into play. In this blog post, we’ll discuss which variables influence the overall cost of dental implants in Rockwall.


Waterpik or Dental Floss: Which is Better?

August 11, 2022

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A Waterpik by a sink

You probably know the essential dental hygiene practices if you care about oral health. You’re aware that you should brush your teeth twice daily, floss once daily, and so on. However, did you know there’s more than one way when it comes to flossing? Besides using the traditional string, you could also clean between your teeth with a Waterpik. That said, you may want to know which of these two methods is better for dental care. Luckily, your Rockwall dentist can help. Read on to learn the strengths and weaknesses of dental floss and Waterpiks.


Sedation Dentistry: How It Can Help Patients with Special Needs

July 15, 2022

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dentist administering dental sedation in Rockwall

Are you or a loved one a patient with special needs? If so, you know about the importance of regularly safeguarding against multiple health conditions. While dental care may seem to be the least of your concerns, you should do everything possible to keep your smile as healthy as can be. Otherwise, it could lead to more stressful complications down the line. Read on to learn how sedation dentistry in Rockwall can make proper oral care easier for patients with special needs.


Will Getting Veneers Make Your Teeth Sensitive?

July 14, 2022

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Don’t like what you see every time you smile in the mirror? You’re not alone. Millions of Americans are unhappy with their teeth for several different reasons, including staining, discoloration, chips, cracks, gaps, and misalignment. Luckily, veneers are capable of addressing all these imperfections at once! Since a small amount of enamel is removed during the process, many patients wonder if it will lead to increased tooth sensitivity. Read on to find out!

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