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Gum Disease Linked to High Blood Pressure

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As we have covered many times in the McKinney Smiles blog, our oral health matters to more than just our teeth and gums. Over the last couple of decades, more and more research has emerged that shows surprising connections between our oral health and chronic problems that can affect everything from our heart, brain, and…

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Antioxidants can Help to Improve Our Oral Health

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At our family dentistry in McKinney, Dr. Lawrence often talks to patients about the importance of eating a balanced diet. As most of us have heard since childhood, eating a lot of sugar increases our risk for tooth decay and cavities. While the idea that eating sugar causes cavities is only partially true (plaque actually…

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The Worst Foods for Your Oral Health

The Worst Foods for Your Oral Health

As a cosmetic dentist in McKinney, TX, Dr. Lawrence believes the types of food his patients eat can say a lot about the current state of their oral health. Many types of foods and drinks can help to promote the further buildup of plaque that leads to the development of cavities and gum disease. That’s…

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The Not So Sweet Side of Sugar

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If you have a sweet tooth, chances are you might eventually need cosmetic dentistry in McKinney. We say that not because Dr. Lawrence and the rest of our staff at McKinney Smiles don’t enjoy the occasional chocolatey treat, but because of what a growing amount of research has to say about sugar. In recent years,…

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Five Reasons Why Senior Dental Care Really Matters

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At McKinney Smiles, we understand that aging causes many of us to let our oral health become a secondary priority. Whether due to a lack of dental insurance or a shift in priorities, not enough patients receive senior dental care in McKinney, TX as needed. Unfortunately, ignoring our oral health during the late stages of…

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