The 411 on TMJ

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Do you have unexplained pain or clicking sounds in your jaw? They can be signs of serious oral issues. Some problems with the jaw and the muscles that control it are known as temporomandibular disorders (TMD). But it’s also typically called TMJ, because that’s the acronym for the name of the joint. Technically, that’s not…

Let’s Talk About It

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Hello, I’m Dr. Rodriguez of The Carrollton Dentist in Carrollton. I am dedicated to enhancing smiles through cosmetic dentistry. Few physical improvements have such a considerable influence on attractiveness and self-confidence as a smile makeover. Excellent oral health and a pleasing smile contribute to overall physical health and high quality of life. If you have…

Captivate Audiences Once Again

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Hello Carrollton! Remember when being a toothless five-year-old captivated friends and family? When a lisp was considered precious and endearing? Doesn’t really work for adults. Toothless smiles are embarrassing and lisps can make you self-conscious. But your days of enticing delighted looks and commanding a conversation may not be gone forever—even if you have gaps…

Not Your Mother’s Jewelry: 5 Reasons Tongue Piercings Are Dangerous

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Let’s get right to it; while tongue, cheek, and lip piercings are “so in” right now, here’s five reasons to keep piercings where they belong—in your ears: Excessive drooling—YIKES! Chipped teeth Infection (some even in places you wouldn’t think can get infected) Hypersensitivity to metal Nerve damage Drooling Lip and tongue piercings may make you…

Replace Old Silver Fillings

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Superficial cuts in the skin subside without a trace, infections are wiped out with antibiotics, broken bones mend, and inflamed tissues recede. Our teeth, unfortunately, can’t regenerate. Decay can be halted in its progress, but scientists are still years away from actual enamel regeneration. That’s why the team at The Carrollton Dentist strongly emphasizes preventative…

A Facelift For Your Teeth?

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Today’s message focuses on an effective and versatile cosmetic dental procedure—porcelain veneers. Veneers are individual covers for the front part of teeth. They are a fantastic way to correct a myriad of tooth imperfections such as chips, stains, yellowing, unattractive shape, or minimal misalignment. Have you ever wished for a minimally invasive facelift for a…

Can I Get a Metal-Free Tooth Implant?

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Many Carrollton dental patients are turning to metal-free dentistry. Instead of amalgam fillings, they select composite and porcelain restorations. Non-metal fillings and crowns can be matched precisely to your natural tooth color. Some individuals are sensitive to the metals used in standard fillings. Non-metal materials can prevent potential tooth sensitivity. Controversy Over Whether Dental Amalgam is Toxic…