Fluoride Treatments: Not Just For Kids

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You rarely hear the word “toothpaste” without it being preceded by “fluoride.” “Fluoride toothpaste” is ubiquitous for good reason. Fluoride is an important mineral that helps your teeth stay strong. It is found in some foods and water and makes toothpaste more effective at fighting cavities. Fluoride helps teeth by making them stronger and more…

Bad Breath Q & A

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I’m Melissa Rodriguez of The Carrollton Dentist. Today’s post offers some answers to persistent questions about bad breath. Q. My wife says my breath is horrible, but I brush twice a day. Shouldn’t that be enough? A. Bacteria can increase and stink in hidden crevices that can only be reached with floss. Time to start…

Dental Questions? We Have Answers.

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Hello! My name is Dr. Amy Horton and my dental practice, The Carrollton Dentist, has been serving the Carrollton area since 2003. If you have questions about oral health, cosmetic dentistry, preventative dentistry, sealants, tooth implants, oral sedation, in-office teeth whitening, or invisible braces, come to The Carrollton Dentist for answers. My passionate staff has…

Has Your Child Visited A Dentist?

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Hello! Today’s The Carrollton Dentist blog is for new parents. We know that your child’s health and safety is your top priority. That’s why you baby-proof your home, serve healthy foods, and buckle them tightly in their car seat before you pull out of your driveway. We want to remind Carrollton parents that oral health…

Does Your Child Have Frequent Sore Throats?

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In decades past, doctors performed more tonsillectomies on kids. If you were a child with frequent sore throats, “getting your tonsils out” was a rite of passage. A tonsillectomy was once a common procedure to treat infection and inflammation of the tonsils (tonsillitis). Today, a tonsillectomy is usually performed for sleep-disordered breathing but may still…

When It’s Better Not To Brush

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Though thin and partially translucent, tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body. It has the critical job of protecting teeth from constant use and the ongoing assault of chemicals in food and drink. Regular cleanings and checkups at The Carrollton Dentist in Carrollton TX help protect your tooth enamel. Enamel also safeguards tooth…