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Mark Gray, DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentistry Blog

Traditional Crowns vs. CEREC: Which Is Right for You?

December 7, 2019

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If your dentist has told you recently that you need a dental crown, don’t worry. You’re not alone. In fact, as many as 15 million Americans have crowns or bridges. The good news is that these days, you have more than one option for this treatment. You have traditional crowns, and CEREC same-day crowns in Memorial. This means you have the ability to choose the option that best fits your preferences. But how can you make that choice? Read this guide on the differences between CEREC and traditional crowns.

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If You’re Diabetic, Keep These Oral Health Tips in Mind

November 27, 2019

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A person receiving their insulin.Dentists will often tell you that oral health and overall health are connected, many times in ways that you may not have previously considered. Whether it’s heart disease, stroke, or diabetes, it’s incredibly important that you keep your current condition in mind when practicing oral health. If you have diabetes, there are certain points you need to keep in mind going forward, and a dentist in Memorial is prepared to do precisely that, especially when it comes to avoiding gum disease.

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Do You Know What to Expect When Having Dental Implants Placed?

October 21, 2019

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process and recovery time with an implant procedureIf you’re preparing for dental implants, congratulations! Not only are you making a worthwhile investment in your smile, but you’ll be able to enjoy it for decades or longer. But before you schedule your surgery, do you know what to expect? Have you talked to your dentist about the process and recovery time with an implant procedure? It’s important that you have no misconceptions prior to any type of surgery, which is why you should read on to find out how your new smile will be achieved and how long you’ll need to wait to reap the full benefits of it.

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To Eat or Not to Eat: 5 Foods You Can Consume After Having Dental Implant Surgery

October 7, 2019

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an older woman smiling while wearing winter clothesLearning to live with dental implants will come easily after a short adjustment period. Although not as severe as traditional dentures, having a new prosthetic taking the place of your natural teeth will take some time to get used to. Fortunately, these tooth replacements feel and act so much like regular teeth, you’ll be accustomed to your new smile in no time at all. But what about eating? Are there foods to avoid? Find out which foods to eat after dental implant surgery and start enjoying everything your new smile has to offer.   (more…)

3D X-Rays: Giving Dentists and Patients a Whole New View of Oral Health

September 17, 2019

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If you’ve been seeing the dentist as regularly as you’re supposed to, chances are you’ve had an X-ray taken before. Traditional 2D X-rays are useful, of course; they can show areas of decay and bone loss that couldn’t be found just by looking. However, when it comes to planning surgeries or finding the source of the pain in your mouth, chances are your dentist prefers the precision of 3D X-rays in Memorial.

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