It’s October, which means Jack O’Lanterns, costumes, and the happy sound of trick-or-treaters — it’s one of our favorite seasons! But Halloween can also be scary a scary time for young smiles. Your dentist in Harker Heights has seen time and time again that all that sugary candy and yummy treats can weaken tooth enamel and place young smiles at a higher risk of decay and infection.
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October 25, 2017
September 30, 2017
Like it or not, 2017 is almost up — and while it may seem early to start planning for the end of the year, we want to remind you that your dental insurance benefits are set to expire when the ball drops on December 31. Have you made the most out of your plan this year? Don’t let your investment go to waste. Your dentist in Harker Heights can help you cash in on your benefits before time runs out.
August 31, 2017
Dental emergencies can be scary, and we hope you and your family never have one. But if you do, there’s really no reason to panic when you know you can contact your dentist in Harker Heights for prompt care and attention. In this week’s blog post, Dr. Melinda Duncan and Dr. Brenna Sura share what your next steps should be following any dental emergency. Spoiler alert: keep calm, get the situation under control, and then call us right away!
July 10, 2017
Has your smile lost its luster? If so, you have probably developed insecurities, often causing you to hide your teeth. To restore its brightness, there are many over-the-counter whitening products available. They are affordable and convenient, making them the perfect solution, right? Not so fast. You will quickly find they are ineffective and do not produce the results you want. They do not contain professional-grade whitening agents so they will not resolve dark discoloration. The only way to achieve the noticeable results you want is with professional teeth whitening in Harker Heights. At Market Heights Family Dentistry, we will help you achieve a bright, white smile from the comfort of your own home.
June 30, 2017
No matter how funny your smile may look, missing a tooth is no laughing matter! Both your oral and overall health could be at risk. If you’ve been considering different replacement options, it can be overwhelming to make the right decision. Your dentist in Harker Heights wants you to know that dental implants are hands-down the best way to replace missing components of your smile. Here are a few reasons why.
May 4, 2017
It’s Spring, and as you think about gardening as the warm weather approaches, you understand what it takes to produce a successful yield of fruits and veggies. In fact, one of the first things you think about is how the right soil is crucial to make sure plants blossom. This same logic can be applied to your teeth and gums. The gums are essentially the foundation for your teeth, and no matter how beautiful your pearly whites look above the surface, if the gums aren’t healthy, your smile won’t shine like your garden does. That’s why the team at Market Heights Family Dental share their expertise on how to prevent and treat gum disease. Learn all about the signs and symptoms of this common condition from trusted dentist in Harker Heights.
April 2, 2017
Did you know that oral cancer can be deadlier than other cancers you might be more familiar with, because it is often not detected until it’s too late? In fact, each year, between 40,000 to 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer. And, at the five-year mark, survival rates for oral cancer are only around 50%, just because the late discovery of this condition. But, regular screenings from your dentist in Harker Heights can help detect this disease before it becomes deadly. And, since April is Oral Cancer Awareness month, now is the perfect time to see Market Heights Family Dental, your premier dentist in Harker Heights, to get the preventive care you need to protect your smile – and your life.
March 31, 2017
You’ve seen multiple stories about celebrities getting Invisalign, and they’ve made you interested in finally getting your teeth straightened. Invisalign sounds wonderful, and it seems to give you all of the benefits of braces without actually having to get braces. As you’re looking at your crooked teeth in the mirror, you think it could be the right treatment for you. You still have so many questions though: How does it work? What does it feel like? What should you expect during the process? Today, Dr. Melinda Duncan and Dr. Brenna Sura are going to answer your questions by walking you through the entire process of getting treated with Invisalign in Harker Heights. (more…)
February 1, 2017
There are many things from your childhood that you wish you had now. Nap time jumps to the top of the list for most people. There are certain shows you used to watch, and the memories still make you wistful. Something that you’re happy to keep in the past, however, are metal braces. The kids who had them always seemed so uncomfortable, and it was all you could focus on whenever they spoke. Surprisingly, you’ve been thinking about them more and more lately. As you look in the mirror today, you realize your teeth really could have used them, because they are quite crooked. You can’t imagine getting braces as an adult, though. They are so infantilizing; you can’t imagine anyone taking you seriously while you have them. Thankfully, you can now get a straighter smile without braces thanks to Invisalign in Harker Heights from Market Heights Family Dental. (more…)
January 19, 2017
It’s a new year, which means one thing to many people: New Year’s Resolutions. What do you want to be better in 2017? Your health? Your appearance? Why not improve both by taking better care of your smile? These 5 healthy habits from your dentist in Harker Heights at Market Heights Family Dental can improve the look of your smile while making it healthier than ever. (more…)