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Dental Implant or Dental Bridge: Which Is Right for Me? (Infographic)

If you want to fill a gap in your smile left by a single missing tooth or several teeth in a row, you can choose a dental implant or dental bridge. You can replace one tooth with either a traditional dental bridge or a single dental implant restored with a dental crown. For multiple teeth, your choices are a traditional bridge or an implant-supported bridge. Dr. Cary Shatto is happy to walk ...

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Your Dental Insurance Benefits Are Slipping Away [VIDEO]

Two annual dental checkup appointments are normally part of a patient’s annual dental insurance benefits. If you have insurance, you are likely paying for it out of every paycheck. So, you owe it to yourself and your smile to make sure you are taking full advantage of our professional teeth cleanings and oral exams every six months. You can reference the video clip below for insights into how ...

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Extracting Teeth While Preventing Dry Socket [VIDEO]

At our Dallas area dentist’s office, we will do whatever it takes to keep you smiling big through every stage of life. Although it may seem counterintuitive, tooth extraction procedures are necessary at certain times for certain patients so that they save the rest of a smile. Check out the video clip below from the ADA to hear all about how to prevent dry socket following an extraction. Then be ...

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Would My Child Benefit From An Athletic Mouthguard? [QUIZ]

If your child plays a fall sport, visit your Dallas dentist to get a completely customized athletic mouthguard. Think your child would benefit from this kind of investment this season? Take our quiz to find out! When a mouthguard is made to fit your child perfectly, their chances for suffering a dental injury drop significantly! Call American Family Dental in Dallas, TX at 214-360-7261 or fill ...

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Find Your Healthy Smile In Dallas [VIDEO]

A dental checkup, every six months, will help you maximize your oral health at every stage of life. And if anything ever seems amiss, we can find a solution sooner rather than later, when treatments are more invasive and costly to render. The video clip below is from the ADA and by watching it you’ll see what to expect during your next checkup. When you are finished, be sure to call American ...

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Try Our Modern Cavity Treatments [VIDEO]

If you ever experience a cavity, you can rest assured knowing that we now use metal-free fillings to treat dental decay. There are several reasons for that. Mainly it’s because we think they are the safest and most visually-pleasing way to repair a smile.  Take a look at this video clip from the American Dental Association for more information about metal-free fillings. If you have any ...

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Try Dental Implants For Missing Teeth [BLOG]

You will need a dentist you can trust to keep your smile on track through every stage of life and to help you restore your teeth and gums following any setbacks that you experince along the way. We have found that nothing will be more upsetting to a patient than living without a complete set of teeth. In the modern era of dentistry, dental implants have become the gold standard when it comes to ...

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Try Athletic Mouthguards For School Sports [VIDEO]

Now that school sports will soon be in full-effect again, you’ll need to protect your child's teeth and gums from unanticipated dental damage during those impending practices, games, meets, matches, and so forth. You can accomplish this by having all your children fitted for athletic mouthguards right here in our conveniently located dentist’s office.  Our custom-built sports guards can ...

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Ask Dr. Shatto: Dental Implants Edition [BLOG]

Millions of Americans suffer through each year without a complete set of teeth. This is an issue that can negatively affect a patient’s health, appearance, confidence, quality of life and more. If you have experienced adult tooth loss, you are probably less than excited about summer cookouts and other seasonal gatherings where folks are smiling, engaging in friendly conversation, eating corn on ...

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Should I Seek Help For My Dental Anxiety? [QUIZ]

Is your fear of the dentist beginning to show in your smile? If you’re not able to visit the dentist for routine dental cleanings and exams, you won’t be able to escape the consequences to the appearance and health of your teeth and gums. Let’s keep that from happening! Take today’s quiz to see if it’s time you sought our help for your dental anxiety! Call American Family ...

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