Why Good Oral Hygiene is Important

When you come into the office for your dental cleaning or any other type of dental appointment, you will hear us stress the importance of good oral hygiene.  But what exactly is good oral hygiene? When you take steps every day to keep your mouth, teeth, and gums healthy, you are practicing good oral hygiene. …

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oral cancer awareness month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Close to 54,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or oropharyngeal cancer this year. Oral cancer can affect the entire mouth, lips, throat, and tongue. It is known to be one of the deadliest forms of cancer.  However, with proper screenings and good oral health, we can help you…

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Gum Disease Awareness Month

February is National Gum Disease Awareness Month. But, at the Center for Implant and General Dentistry, we want you to be aware of your risk for gum disease (periodontitis) all year round.  So what is Gum Disease exactly? It is a serious infection of the tissues around your teeth. Many people may be familiar with…

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toothache

It’s one of the worst feelings in the world. You are just going about your day and then all of a sudden…a toothache! Lucky for you we are here no matter the time of day to help you with all your tooth aches and pains. Because usually they never come at a convenient time. Toothaches…

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New Year, New Smile

A new year and a new you. That is usually the motto everyone hears in Lindale this time of year. We all like to make resolutions to try to make ourselves a little better when a new year comes around. But have you thought of making any resolutions when it comes to your dental health?…

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healthy holiday smile

It’s not easy to stay healthy during the holidays. Sweets seem to appear everywhere you go, and with all of the present-wrapping and card-writing, there’s not much time to devote to you and your family’s health and well-being. Luckily in our youth we were blessed with Hermey the Elf, best known for his adventures with…

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5 steps to a healthier thanksgiving

This year are you thankful for that beautiful smile of yours? If not, you certainly should be. This Thanksgiving we’d like to take a moment to share some teeth-safe Thanksgiving habits to help you keep on smiling well into the new year.  Thanksgiving Tip #1: Skip the sugar Whether it’s pumpkin pie or a marshmallow-topped…

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oral health and halloween

Watch out! It’s almost Halloween! Temporary Halloween stores are springing up, yards are decorated with ghoulish décor, and our day of sugar coated indulgence without guilt is almost here. Everywhere you look, there’s your favorite candy or chocolate wrapped in scary yet appealing packaging, always tempering you to grab another.  As delicious as that candy…

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how to brush your teeth

Proper brushing is the first step on the journey to a healthier smile. This is not a secret, but what does that mean? How should you brush your teeth the right way. If you fail to brush your teeth thoroughly and with a good technique, your teeth may look and feel clean but layers of…

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Fall Sports Dental Tips

Fall in Texas means one thing – sports, prominently football. Professional football, college football, high school football, and peewee football just to name a few. And the fall sees the rise of other sports like soccer, basketball, tennis, volleyball, and cross country as well. All of these sports can make for a fall and exciting…

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