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Get ready for summer break fun

8 Places To Go and Things To Do Over Summer Break

Summer Fun Around Flower Mound, Texas You don’t need to leave our local region to make the most of your family’s summer break from school and the office. Whether you’re pining for memorable outdoor adventures or dreaming of a summer vacation focused on relaxation, there’s something for everyone in Flower Mound, TX, and our neighboring…

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Dentures vs. dental implants

Dentures vs. Dental Implants: What’s the Difference?

Dentures vs. Dental Implants: Find your perfect smile restoration solution. Experiencing tooth loss can feel overwhelming, especially if you’ve lost or will be losing most or all of your natural teeth. Extensive damage or decay and tissue trauma from periodontitis are common reasons why natural teeth have to be removed. Although a dentist can only…

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There are treatments for periodontal disease

Treating Advanced Periodontal Disease

Gum disease: It’s one of the leading causes of tooth loss. Gum (or periodontal) disease is common, but it’s serious. Periodontal disease starts by eating away at the soft tissues in your mouth, and after a while it goes on to destroy surrounding bone, causing irreversible damage.  The key is to detect periodontal disease in…

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Steps on how to cure gingivitis

How to Stop Gingivitis Before it Progresses to Gum Disease

Gingivitis can be cured, if it has not progressed too far. Act early.  If you’ve heard us here at River Walk Dental use this term before, you might be wondering what it means. It’s just a fancy term that’s used for the first stage of gum disease. Broken down, the word means, “inflammation of the…

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Restorative dentistry can save your teeth

Restorative Dentistry: The Sooner the Better

When it comes to your health, getting restorative dentistry treatment sooner is always best. In general, problem-solving works best when it’s done right away. Waiting to resolve a problem only gives it time to worsen, but doing it right away can yield better results than you expected initially. This is true in all areas of…

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Should you get Invisalign or braces

Invisalign vs. Braces: Which Is Best for You?

Choose the right treatment option for you. Your smile is a vital part of how you communicate with the world and—more importantly—how you view yourself. As a result, when you’re looking into getting orthodontic care, it’s natural to want the best option out there. Invisalign has become incredibly popular lately, with many people singing its…

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Trouble in your mouth can affect your overall health

Your Mouth Is a Gateway to Your Overall Health

Discover your mouth-body connection. It’s easy to think of your oral and physical health as two separate things. After all, you go to a dentist for your smile, and you go to a physician for your body. You wouldn’t go to a physician to treat a cavity or ask your dentist about your sore back….

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Fun oral hygiene for kids

The ABCs of Good Oral Hygiene for Kids

Share these important oral hygiene tips with your kids. Maintaining oral hygiene is crucial for achieving optimal oral health, but it can be tricky for kids to remember how to care for their smiles.  Many kids and teens struggle with recurring tooth decay, in particular. The good news is the majority of cavities are completely…

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All about tooth extraction

Why Do Some Teeth Need To Be Extracted Instead of Filled?

There are some cases where a tooth extraction is the only way to restore your oral health. When you see us here at River Walk Dental, sometimes we recommend a filling, sometimes a crown, sometimes a root canal and crown, and sometimes a tooth extraction. Why exactly is this? At what point will your dentist…

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It's time to fix your malocclusion

Common Bite Problems That Braces Can Fix

Treating Malocclusion in Children Crooked teeth or a misaligned bite are two frequently seen dental issues in children of all ages, especially in the early developmental stage as baby teeth are lost and adult teeth begin to erupt. Braces are the most common treatment option to solve cases of malocclusion. Here are answers to questions…

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