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What Should I Do About a Loose Dental Implant?

April 7, 2022

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examples of dental implants

Have you recently experienced a loose dental implant? Although the metal post was supposed to have bonded with your jawbone, you’ve started to feel it isn’t as secure as it should be. So, what exactly are you supposed to do about this? Keep reading to learn what can cause a dental implant to fail and how you can get it treated.

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6 Tips to Choose the Best Cosmetic Dentist

February 15, 2022

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Woman at consultation with cosmetic dentistEveryone deserves to have a beautiful, confident smile; however, few people have naturally attractive teeth. Not to mention, years of wear and tear, poor oral hygiene, or trauma can affect their appearance. Whether you didn’t hit the genetic jackpot or haven’t had the best brushing habits, you can achieve a picture-perfect smile with cosmetic dentistry. Elective services are a big investment, so you don’t want to trust your teeth to just anyone. Here are 6 tips to choose the right cosmetic dentist to revamp your smile.

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6 Perks of Porcelain Veneers

December 3, 2021

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woman learning about the benefits of porcelain veneers in Grapevine

Porcelain veneers are a great way to brighten one’s smile by correcting minor issues. Though they are a highly popular cosmetic treatment and have been used to give countless celebrities their gorgeous grins, what are the benefits of porcelain veneers? Read on to learn more about how porcelain veneers can both perfect your smile and help protect your oral health.

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Preventive Dentistry: A Little Effort Now Saves a lot of Trouble Later

October 4, 2021

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mature man in dental chair

Have you ever known someone who just kept putting off taking their car in for an oil change until one day the vehicle broke down on the side of the highway? Hopefully, that “someone” wasn’t you, but it can be so easy to keep saying “I’ll deal with it tomorrow.”

The beauty of being proactive is that you get out in front of trouble before it really starts brewing. This is the benefit of preventive dentistry for your teeth and gums. Keep reading to learn why early detection of oral health problems can make your life so much easier.

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Should You Be Worried About Tooth Enamel Loss?

June 9, 2021

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anatomy of a tooth against a light blue background

When you last visited your dentist in Grapevine for a routine checkup, they said that the enamel of some of your teeth is wearing down more quickly than others. Is this something you should worry about? Well… yes and no. Although tooth enamel loss occurs gradually, it could still become a serious problem down the road. Here’s what you need to know about recognizing and preventing enamel wear to keep your smile healthy.

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What Influences the Cost of Dental Implants the Most?

May 11, 2021

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Dentist explaining cost of dental implants in Grapevine to patient

Dental implants are relatively straightforward in their function, but there are many facts to take into consideration before a final price tag can be provided. This includes factors like the number of teeth that are replaced and the current condition of the mouth. Dentists will do everything possible to ensure the most successful treatment possible, and that means taking multiple preparatory steps that can influence the final cost of your treatment.  To learn what affects cost of dental implants in Grapevine the most, keep reading!

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Why Do You Need to Replace a Missing Tooth That No One Can See?

April 29, 2021

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Dental mirror showing patient's missing back tooth

Today, over 170 million Americans are struggling with one or more missing teeth, and that statistic is expected to grow in the next decade. Whether it’s from gum disease, trauma, or simple wear, even one missing tooth can wreak havoc on the look and function of your smile. So, if you are thinking you don’t have to replace a missing back tooth, think again. Here are four reasons why you should!

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits

November 4, 2020

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Dental insurance

If you’re one of the millions of Americans out there who has dental insurance, this is a great thing to take advantage of. Dental insurance can help you to receive more affordable care, but it can be difficult to fully comprehend since it is so different from medical insurance. Fortunately, your Delta Dental dentist in Grapevine is here to help. Continue reading to learn about some important steps that you should be taking in order to maximize your benefits before they reset at the end of the calendar year.

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How Dr. Martin Keeps You Safe During COVID-19

May 20, 2020

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A smiling family visiting a dentist in Grapevine.

Dental offices like Smiles by Martin already practice very strict safety protocols in order to keep the spread of germs to an absolute minimum. While the office is open and ready to serve you and your family, we ask that you keep our additional safety protocols in mind. Not only do they protect you and your family as you complete your visits, but they allow us to remain open and keep our team members safe as well. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact your dentist in Grapevine today!

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Why It’s Amazing to Be a Dentist in Grapevine

March 29, 2020

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Grapevine is a wonderful place to live, and if you ask Dr. Gregory D. Martin, it’s the best city to practice dentistry in! He has created a friendly and welcoming environment that matches the culture of the Grapevine community. Patients often say that Smiles By Martin is like no other dental office they’ve visited—and he definitely takes that as a compliment! Part of Dr. Martin’s dental philosophy is getting to know is patients to create trusting relationships, so he wants to share with you more about what it’s like to be a dentist in Grapevine. Keep reading to learn more about Dr. Martin and why he loves this community so much.

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