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Debunking the Myth: Challenging Negative Depictions of Dentists in Media

March 12, 2024

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Someone scared of their dentist

When it comes to how dentists are portrayed in movies, TV shows, and literature, the entertainment industry doesn’t always paint a flattering picture. From sadistic torturers to bumbling fools, dentists often find themselves cast in roles that perpetuate negative stereotypes. But are these portrayals accurate reflections of reality? Let’s delve into some common tropes and uncover the truth behind the stereotypes.


Unjumbling the Jargon: Dental Implant Terminology Made Simple

January 12, 2024

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Patient smiling after dental implant surgery

Are you considering dental implants? They offer a fantastic tooth loss solution, but the terminology surrounding them can sometimes be confusing. If you want to understand more about them, familiarizing yourself with the key terms used in the field certainly helps. In this guide, you’ll learn some of the most common dental implant terms to help you talk with your dentist. Keep reading to dive in!


You Have Nothing to Fear About Receiving Dental Implants

November 10, 2023

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Dental implant

Dental implants are considered the best method of tooth replacement currently available. They look and function just like real teeth, making them fit in with the existing smile and allowing patients to eat foods that could not be chewed with dentures or bridges. While deciding to undergo the necessary surgery is a big commitment, dental implants have an incredible success rate and can significantly improve a patient’s quality of life. Here are a few reasons why dental implants are nothing to be afraid of.


How to Find an Emergency Dentist on Short Notice

September 21, 2023

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A woman getting treatment from an emergency dentist

If you suddenly have a dental emergency, time is of the essence. Getting quick treatment is crucial – you’ll have severe health issues otherwise. That said, you may have trouble finding an emergency dentist on short notice. You might even feel panicked and not know what to do. Well, don’t worry too much; your New Braunfels dental practice can help you. Here are three great tricks that can help you find an emergency dentist quickly.


Can I Wear My Dentures All The Time?

July 7, 2023

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Senior wearing a set of dentures

When most people get a set of modern, well-made dentures, they’re pleasantly surprised by how natural they feel. In fact, they feel so good that you might be tempted never to take them off.

However, it’s typically not recommended that you wear your dentures 24/7. You need to remove them occasionally for both your health and the health of your prosthetic. Here’s why that is, and when it’s ideal to take out your dentures each day.


Top 3 Myths about Children’s Dental Health

May 4, 2023

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little girl smiling and brushing her teeth

Parenthood doesn’t come with a manual, but certain ways and beliefs about parenting—both good and bad—can be passed down from generation to generation. Unfortunately, many parents still fall prey to common myths, particularly about children’s dental health, which can lead to unpleasant outcomes for their child’s oral development. Here are just three of the myths that many parents believe when it comes to their child’s smile.


What Is IV Sedation, and Could it Help Me?

March 3, 2023

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patient receiving IV sedation

As any dentist will tell you, there’s no shortage of patients who have anxiety about spending time in the dentist’s office. Whether you’ve had a bad experience in the past or just generally don’t do well around medical instruments, you’ll find that most dentists you’ll meet will have the tools necessary to help you.

Sedation dentistry in particular can be really effective in helping anxious patients feel at ease. One of the more powerful methods is IV sedation, which can be incredibly useful for certain patients. Here’s some more information about this particular method of sedation dentistry.


Dental Bridge Fall Out? Here are Possible Reasons & Your Next Steps

January 16, 2023

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a dental bridge that has fallen out of a patient’s mouth

If you have had one or more missing teeth in your life, you are not alone. It is estimated that roughly 120 million Americans are missing at least one pearly white. Fortunately, a dental bridge is a reliable, long-lasting, and lifelike way to return to a complete smile. This restoration can replace one missing tooth or several in a row by using the surrounding teeth for support. But what if it falls out? Read on to learn more about what may have caused your dental bridge to fall out and your next steps to fix it.


How to Extend Your Dental Crown’s Lifespan

September 15, 2022

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Close-up of a dental crown

You probably feel pretty good about things if you’ve just gotten a dental crown. After all, the prosthetic protects your tooth from decay and helps it look nicer. Still, keep in mind that it won’t last forever. If you’re not careful, the crown could even fail earlier than expected. That said, you’ll want to extend the dental crown lifespan to its maximum. Luckily, your New Braunfels dentist can help. Read on to learn about dental crowns’ average lifespan, the risks of their failure, and some crown care tips.


How the Straumann Dental Implant System Can Benefit You

August 7, 2022

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Dentist explaining how dental implants in New Braunfels work

There is no single type of dental implant. Much like cars, electronics, or other consumer products, dental implants come in all sorts of makes and models. Dentists will use different products based on what they believe will best meet their patients’ needs. At Gruene Family Dental, we’re happy to say that we use Straumann dental implants in New Braunfels to resolve all severities of tooth loss. Whether you’re missing single, multiple or all of your teeth, you can reap many benefits by using this system.

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