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How We’re Making Your Next Visit a Safer One

By McKinney Smiles | Jul 22, 2020

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

By McKinney Smiles | Jun 17, 2020

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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Study Finds Face Masks Effective at Preventing Virus Spread

By McKinney Smiles | Jun 5, 2020

As we all deal with the new normal of life under the coronavirus pandemic, taking precautions to help limit the spread of the virus becomes key if we don’t want to return to isolating at home. Having the ability to visit your cosmetic dentist in McKinney for non-emergency care requires that infection rates stay down.…

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Why Regular Dental Care Really Does Matter to Your Health

By McKinney Smiles | Mar 19, 2020

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

By McKinney Smiles | Mar 12, 2020

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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Sleep Apnea Can Impact Your Health

By McKinney Smiles | Feb 18, 2020

When it comes to the treatment of sleep apnea McKinney patients require, you might not initially think about visiting a dentist. However, no medical specializes more in the inner workings of the mouth and throat than dentists. With specialized training, Dr. Lawrence becomes an ideal option for patients looking to have their successfully apnea treated.…

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Treating Sleep Apnea Without CPAP

By McKinney Smiles | Feb 18, 2020

For patients with obstructive sleep apnea, treating their disorder becomes vitally important to help lower their risk for a variety of diseases. In case you don’t know, obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes the tissue located in the back of the throat to collapse, blocking the airway. This creates an obstruction that…

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Is Tongue Size the Key to Treating Sleep Apnea?

By McKinney Smiles | Jan 14, 2020

As a sleep apnea dentist in McKinney, Dr. Lawrence often advices patients on the best practices for helping to reduce the symptoms caused by their sleep disorder. Frequently, patients who deal with obstructive sleep apnea are told to lose weight, as weight gain can exacerbate apnea symptoms. Now a new study suggests that losing fat…

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The Origins of Dental Hygiene

By McKinney Smiles | Dec 19, 2019

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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