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How Long Should I Brush My Teeth Every Day?

Posted on November 23rd, 2016 by Dr. Heaton

So it’s 10:30 pm. You’re exhausted from a long day at work or with the kids. All you want to do is crawl into bed and fall to sleep. You look at your toothbrush and realize that you still need to brush your teeth. The feeling of utter tiredness hits again and you waiver. How […]

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Is Your Child Afraid of the Dentist? 10 Things You Can Do to Calm Their Fears

Posted on November 23rd, 2016 by Dr. Heaton

(This is a two part series with part 1 covering what you as a parent/guardian can do. You can also read part 2 which explains what we do at My Family Dentist Garland). Dealing with your child’s fears can be a tricky problem to get around, especially when going to the dentist. Here are some […]

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Is Your Child Afraid of the Dentist? 7 Things We Do to Calm Their Fears

Posted on November 23rd, 2016 by Dr. Heaton

This is part 2 of the series “Is Your Child Afraid of the Dentist?”. You can read part 1 here. When your child is scared of the dentist, it is always best to have as much help as you can to help them overcome this problem. Here are 7 things we do at My Family […]

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Do Wisdom Teeth Need to be Removed?

Posted on November 23rd, 2016 by Dr. Heaton

I have patients that come in asking me this question all of the time. The answer unfortunately isn’t as simple as a yes or no. Each situation is different. Here are some reasons wisdom teeth (or third molars) should be removed: 1) Pain from erupting wisdom teeth. For most people, when their wisdom teeth are […]

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So How Important is Flossing Anyway?

Posted on November 23rd, 2016 by Dr. Heaton

While I was in dental school, one of my professors said a quote that has stuck with me throughout my career. The quote was this: “You floss the teeth you want to keep.” Now, of course there is more to it than just flossing. Brushing, diet, overall health are just a few of the other […]

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