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What to Do After Dental Crown Placement

July 5, 2022

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Woman at dentist for a dental crownA single dental crown is the most common restorative treatment, according to the American College of Prosthodontics. Placing a custom-made cap over the surface of a tooth provides preventive, restorative, and cosmetic benefits using a long-term solution. On average, a crown lasts for 5 to 15 years with the right aftercare. You can ensure you get the most from your investment by following a few tips after your crown placement.

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Will Nitrous Oxide Make Me Fall Asleep?

June 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_strohman @ 9:06 pm
Young girl at the dentist receiving nitrous oxide sedation.

If you’re someone who’d rather be anywhere else in the whole world than the dentist’s office, you aren’t alone! In fact, many patients experience dental-related anxiety, even for things like simple checkups and teeth cleanings. Luckily, your dentist can offer sedation treatment options such as nitrous oxide to make any form of treatment more comfortable and pleasant. But you might have questions about some of these options, like nitrous oxide, and you’re wondering if it’ll make you fall asleep or lose consciousness? Keep reading to learn more about how nitrous oxide works along with some of its benefits.

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Is Charcoal Safe for Whitening Teeth?

April 19, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_strohman @ 7:33 pm
Before-and-after results of teeth whitening

DIY teeth whiteners are quite popular lately, especially activated charcoal. Still, despite the hype surrounding it, you don’t often hear about whether it’s safe. Even if the charcoal whitens teeth, you wouldn’t want it to come at the cost of tooth damage or infection.

The question of its safety, thankfully, can be quickly answered. Here’s a guide to activated charcoal as a DIY whitener, including its traits, its risks, and why professional whitening from a dentist is better.

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Could Chewing Gum be the Secret to Good Oral Health?

March 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_strohman @ 9:02 pm
Woman chewing gum.

Chewing gum is a bit of an enigma—it’s sweet and flavorful, but you aren’t supposed to swallow it. It’s sticky and moldable, but it doesn’t get stuck inside of our mouths, just in our hair. You can even blow a bubble with it, but the bubble will inevitably burst. Even though it seems like chewing gum is hardly more than a small novelty to enjoy, are there any actual health benefits that come from it? Certain dentists in Wichita Falls think so, and the facts seem to back up this claim.

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Busting 5 Common Myths About TMJ Dysfunction

February 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_strohman @ 2:40 am

Pen pointing to TMJ on skullYou probably haven’t spent much time thinking about your jaw, but it’s one of the most vital joints in your body. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) makes it possible to perform functions needed for everyday life, like speaking, chewing, and yawning. Unfortunately, simple movements are painful for many people. If you’re among those living with reoccurring jaw pain, a TMJ disorder might be the culprit; however, there’s a lot of misinformation surrounding the condition. Don’t let 5 common TMD myths prevent you from getting the relief you deserve. Here are the facts you need to stop your jaw pain.

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What Are Jaw Exercises to Relieve My TMD Pain?

January 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_strohman @ 10:25 pm

Temporomandibular disorders, also known as TMD, refer to a group of conditions, often painful, that affect the jaw joint (temporomandibular joint – TMJ) and the associated muscles used in the movement of the jaw and neck. Therapies like custom oral appliances and other professional treatments can do much to promote proper jaw alignment and reduce your discomfort. But did you know there are some exercises you can do at home that can supplement your treatment and contribute to pain relief? Keep reading to learn some solutions to TMD pain from your dentist in Wichita Falls.

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Can Exercise Prevent Gum Disease?

December 8, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_strohman @ 7:33 pm
couple exercising to prevent gum disease in Wichita Falls

Exercising is an excellent way to improve your overall health. It has been proven to help prevent excess weight gain, combat health conditions and diseases, improve one’s mood, boost energy, and promote better sleep, but can it also benefit your oral health? Read on to learn the effects of exercising on your oral health and how it can lower your chances of developing gum disease.

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Can I Treat Gingivitis on My Own?

November 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_strohman @ 7:56 pm
man gums

Have you ever been brushing or flossing, and you notice that your gums are bloody? It can be alarming, but there’s a likely explanation. You may have gingivitis.

Even tenderness or redness with your gums can be indicators. You should always make an appointment with your dentist when you suspect gingivitis for the sake of your oral health, but in the meantime, there are some home remedies you can try. Keep reading to learn some tips from your dentist in Wichita Falls!

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Here Are Halloween Candy Alternatives for Trick-or-Treaters to Enjoy

October 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_strohman @ 6:52 pm
boy with vampire teeth

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to think about what you’ll give visiting trick-or-treaters this year. Kids are going to be given candy at nearly every house they visit, so their parents and especially their teeth won’t mind if you don’t add any more sugar.

Consider giving out Halloween candy alternatives this year to support oral health. Not only will those goodies have a longer lifespan in a child’s room than a piece of candy, but you can also rest easy knowing you aren’t contributing to any cavities.

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Do Adults Need Fluoride Treatments?

September 21, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_strohman @ 8:01 pm
woman speaking with dentist about fluoride in Wichita Falls

Even though fluoride in water has been shown to prevent at least 25% of cavities in people of all ages, fluoride treatments are still a key part of strengthening the developing teeth of children. Most adults get it from toothpaste and tap water, but can fluoride treatments be beneficial to them, too? Here’s why adults should consider getting fluoride treatments as well as some of the benefits that come with them.

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