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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.

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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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Do You Have a Dark Line Forming Around Your Dental Crown?

July 6, 2022

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example of a dental crown in New Braunfels

Have you replaced a damaged or decayed tooth with a dental crown? With this restoration, you’ll be able to enjoy your full smile for many years to come. However, if you’ve started noticing a black line around the base of your dental crown, then this might be an issue you’ll want to get corrected. But what exactly causes this situation? Read on to learn what this discoloration at the base of your restoration means and how you can treat the problem to rebuild your pearly whites!

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Can Sleep Apnea Cause Nightmares?

April 4, 2022

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woman hiding under covers.

If you’ve ever woken up in a panic because of the dream you were having, you aren’t alone; nightmares are something that affect everyone and they’re rarely ever pleasant. However, did you know that they’re sometimes caused by oxygen-deprivation? This means that things like obstructive sleep apnea can directly influence how you dream! Here’s what you need to know about sleep apnea and how it can cause you to have nightmares, along with a few tips for catching some peaceful sleep.

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Does Medical Insurance Cover Oral Appliances?

March 17, 2022

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Man counting money for sleep apnea therapyLet’s face it, insurance policies are confusing. They can get even more complicated if you have sleep apnea. Although your physician confirmed the diagnosis, now you are being referred to a dentist for treatment. You are probably wondering whether your medical or dental insurance is going to cover the cost of sleep apnea therapy? Don’t stress over a large bill. Here’s what you need to know to breathe a little easier. 

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The Cosmetic Benefits of Dental Implants

January 11, 2022

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dentist smiling and showing off dental implant

Extensive tooth loss can affect your life in many different ways, changing how you eat, speak, and smile. Luckily, dental implants can help you enjoy a complete and fully functioning smile once again. Although they’re known for their impressive health and restorative benefits, they can significantly improve your appearance as well. That said, read on to learn more about the cosmetic benefits of dental implants.

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What Are Some Myths About Tooth Extraction?

November 4, 2021

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detective illustration

If you might need a tooth extraction, what you don’t have time for is sifting through falsehoods regarding this dental procedure. When patients are nervous about not knowing what to expect, they need to get the truth to make an informed decision.

Keep reading to learn some myths about tooth extraction you might encounter and understand why they are not correct.

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I Have Something Stuck Between My Teeth – What Should I Do?

October 12, 2021

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young woman picking between teeth

While watching a movie, you’re happily munching away at some popcorn when suddenly, you realize a kernel got caught between your teeth. Although it can usually be removed by brushing your teeth or rinsing your mouth with water, there are some cases where the kernel will not budge. Are you currently in a similar predicament? We’ve all gotten something stuck between our teeth at some point in time. Your first instinct might be to panic if you can’t dislodge it, but don’t worry – here are some ways you can safely get a foreign object out of your teeth.

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Have Ill-Fitting Dentures? Here Are 5 Problems They Can Cause

September 9, 2021

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dentist holding dentures in hand

Dentures are one of the most traditional solutions for missing teeth, helping patients eat, speak, and smile with complete confidence once again! Although they’re excellent for restoring one’s dental function and appearance, they can only do their job well when they fit properly. If your dentures are ill-fitting, they can cause significant discomfort and contribute to several oral health problems. Read on as we discuss what causes dentures to become loose, which complications can arise, and how your dentist can help.   

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Your Smile Doesn’t Need to Be Scary for Halloween

August 12, 2021

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Halloween candy

Halloween is just around the corner now. Soon enough, you will be preparing the finishing touches on your costume and buying sweets in bulk. As exciting and delicious as this holiday is, you probably already know that it doesn’t have the best influence on oral health. That’s why we have six tips to help you keep your smile healthy while still enjoying everything that Halloween has to offer. Continue reading to learn what they are.

Carefully Choose Your Candy

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