How We’re Making Your Next Visit a Safer One

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As a trusted family dental care provider in McKinney, Dr. Lawrence and the rest of our team at McKinney Smiles want to welcome back all of our patients after their time away during quarantine. Now that patients can once again receive non-emergency dental care, we hope to see all of your familiar faces at our…

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Study Finds Vaping Will Destroy Your Oral Health in Months

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At our family dentistry in McKinney, Dr. Lawrence hopes all of his patients understand the risks associated with smoking. By now, we should all know that smoking increases our risk for gum disease, tooth decay, chronic bad breath, and tooth loss. That’s just the oral health issues associated with the habit. A holistic view of…

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Why Regular Dental Care Really Does Matter to Your Health

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Dr. Lawrence understands that visiting a McKinney family dental practice ranks fairly low on the list of favorite activities for most patients. Even though the American Dental Association and Dr. Lawrence recommend that patients continue visiting a dentist at least once every six months, many people feel such frequent visits are unnecessary, especially when they…

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Study Suggests Brushing More Could Lower Diabetes Risk

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As regular readers of our McKinney Smiles blog know, patients that develop tooth decay and gum disease have a significantly higher risk for also developing a range of chronic illnesses that include heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Perhaps no one disease has a more complicated relationship to gum disease than diabetes. At its core, gum…

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The Origins of Dental Hygiene

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The profession of dentistry has come a long way from the early days to how we provide McKinney dental care today. For years, patients who dealt with tooth pain wouldn’t visit a dentist or even a doctor to cure what ailed them. Instead, they would head down to see the local barber who would pull…

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