Dentistry Blog

Understanding the Link Between Periodontal Disease and Immunity

Did you know that your oral health and your body’s immune system work together? The mouth is the “gateway” into the body, and when patients have conditions such as periodontal disease, they are likely to affect other areas. Many patients are unaware of this link, known as the oral systemic connection, and how infection in […]

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Getting Back to Healthy Post-pandemic

What should we learn from this experiment in group psychology, immunity, and infectious diseases?  One thing we know for certain is the best way to stay healthy is to start healthy!  As is the case with infectious diseases, the opportunistic nature of infections lends them to attacking immune systems that are already busy fighting another […]

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Are dental implants permanent?

When missing teeth call for long-lasting, dependable restorations, many patients turn to the benefits of dental implants. Dental implants are the perfect option for patients who need to replace missing teeth to restore the function, appearance, and health of the smile for the upcoming years. But many patients will ask the team at Aesthetic Dentistry […]

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Welcome to Your New Dental Family!

Welcome to your dental home! Take a couple minutes and read through this – there’s no doubt you will be glad you did!! Plus, we are offering Free Laser Whitening and if you mention this blog! I want to quickly touch on who we are and then more about the exciting offer to anyone joining […]

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What should I do if I am experiencing a dental emergency?

It doesn’t matter how thorough and prudent you are about brushing and flossing your teeth. There are still times when patients might deal with a toothache that becomes extremely uncomfortable. Or perhaps they are participating in a sport and experience a tooth being knocked out from an injury to the mouth or jaw. When the […]

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What options are available for whitening the smile?

If you have noticed discoloration and staining of the teeth due to habits such as coffee drinking or due to the natural process of aging, you may not be sure of the solutions available to you to enhance the smile’s appearance. Many patients will utilize products available over-the-counter at their local drugstore in the oral […]

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What to do in a dental emergency

Dental emergencies can occur at any time. But they don’t always require a visit to a traditional emergency room at a hospital. In most situations, patients can make a same-day appointment with a dentist who offers emergency dentistry care for new and current patients. Drs. Mark Duncan and Mandy Holley understand how significant it is […]

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How to deal with bad breath

Everyone has dealt with bad breath at one point or another during their lifetime. For some, garlicy dinners contribute, and for others, bad breath is the norm upon waking up each morning. However, there are some individuals who may deal with more chronic bad breath that might not be related to common causes. In a […]

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What’s life really like without teeth?

A little more than 100 years ago, the average life expectancy in the United States was only in the 40s!  Over the last century our ability to stay healthy and well has doubled that and today, if you are otherwise healthy and in your 60s, you are likely looking at 3+ decades!  That means that […]

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How to deal with a cold sore

Cold sores can be incredibly problematic for patients. In addition to being painful, they can make men and women alike feel self-conscious and embarrassed by their presence. Ideally, patients want them to not only go away, but do so quickly without leaving a scar. The team at Aesthetic Dentistry of Georgetown in Georgetown, TX can […]

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