4 Easter Candies to Limit for Better Oral Health  

March 6, 2022

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mixture of candy

Between Cadbury crème eggs, jelly beans, chocolate bunnies, and Peeps, Easter candies are everywhere you look this time of year. Although tasty to eat, they are packed full of sugar, offering no nutritional value whatsoever. When consumed in moderation, they’re fine and pose little threat to your oral health; however, when the Easter Bunny leaves behind a basket full of goodies, the temptation to overconsume becomes quite real. To minimize your risk for poor oral health, here are four candies you should limit to keep your smile looking and feeling beautiful.


What Are Tips for the Transition to Dental Implants?

February 4, 2022

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mature woman in dental chair looking in mirror

Dentures may have served you well in recent years, but you are ready for an upgrade. Or maybe you’ve had one too many problems with them and seek an alternative as soon as possible. Either way, dental implants can have a major positive impact on your quality of life. Before you transition from dentures, keep reading for some information from your implant dentist in Coppell that will help you prepare.


What Can You Expect Dental Implants to Feel Like?

January 6, 2022

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illustration of dental implants in Coppell

Are you missing teeth and thinking of getting replacements? If so, then you probably heard of dental implants as the most recommended restoration method out there. However, you may be wondering what all is involved with the procedure and what you could expect to experience with them. To make sure you’re comfortable before committing to the treatment, your local dentist can explain what dental implants in Coppell are and what they feel like.


Dentistry FAQ: The All-On-4 Procedure

January 25, 2020

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For many years now, dentures are the go-to solution for people who are suffering from tooth loss. However, despite the second chance it offers, many wearers complain of discomfort and irritations over time. Instead of helping them eat, speak, and feel confident, the oral appliance makes them more self-conscious and uncomfortable. Fortunately, with the help of our All-on-4 offer in Steele Dental Specialties, there is now a more favorable approach to dentures. To know more about this particular service, we have answered some of the most common questions about it. Read on!


Understanding Sedation Dentistry and Its Benefits

December 5, 2019

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It’s normal to feel nervous before you undergo a dental procedure. There are even other patients who choose to delay, avoid, or ignore their need for treatment due to crippling phobia. Are you one of these people who avoid dental visits due to fear, anxiety, and uneasiness? Then it’s time for you to inquire about sedation dentistry to make it easier for you to undergo dental treatments! If you’re curious about sedation dentistry, we will discuss some points about it below. Read on to know more!


The Negative Consequences of Losing Teeth

November 5, 2019

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Losing baby teeth signifies a rite of passage for children; they are even excited to lose teeth because the tooth fairy will reward them by leaving some coins underneath their pillow. However, losing teeth doesn’t hold the same charm in adulthood. In fact, tooth loss among adults can be a severe dental concern.


Tooth Extraction: What Should I Expect and When to Call the Dentist?

October 19, 2019

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Tooth extraction is one of the most common dental procedures experienced by both adults and children. However, some people are still terrified of undergoing this procedure. Thinking that removing the tooth is painful, they would rather wait for the teeth to naturally fall out despite the frequent pain instead of having it extracted entirely by the dentist. The truth is, the tooth extraction procedure is not as painful as one might imagine. Read on below to learn more about tooth extraction.


Curious About Digital X-Rays? Here’s What You Need to Know

September 10, 2019

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The practice of dentistry is unimaginable without a digital x-ray. Digital x-rays allow dentists and other dental professionals to diagnose and treat problems that can be hardly seen by the naked eye. These dental problems may include gum disease, abscesses, abnormal growths, and early tooth decay. Since dental problems may occur underneath the gum line, dentists won’t have to make an incision in the gums to see what’s happening in the roots of the teeth or the jawbone. This tool does not only saved countless of teeth but also is safer and more beneficial.


The Link Between Sinus Lifts and Dental Implants

August 1, 2019

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Despite the popularity of dental implants, not everyone is a good candidate for the procedure. For instance, those who experience bone loss are unlikely since the lack of bone mass will not provide the necessary support to keep the implants stable. Fortunately, there is where a sinus lift comes in handy. A sinus lift (also known as maxillary sinus floor augmentation) is a surgical procedure that grafts a bone to the upper jaw. The maxillary sinus will be lifted to make more space for bone augmentation. A specially trained medical professional, a periodontist or an oral surgeon usually performs the surgery.


Should Everyone Avail of Oral Cancer Screening?

July 1, 2019

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For many years now, one of the scariest conditions a person may experience is cancer. Despite the increasing survival rates, the disease remains a taboo subject. Fortunately, there is a way to detect pre-cancer and cancers which is crucial for its successful treatment. At Steele Dental Specialties, we understand how scary the condition can be; that is why we offer oral cancer screening to help in detecting the threats early. Once a patient is diagnosed, measures may be taken, or recommendations will be given for the best course of action.