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Is Yogurt the Key to Enjoying Better Oral Health?

By McKinney Smiles | Nov 30, 2017

At McKinney Smiles, Dr. Lawrence always likes to remind patients about the importance of eating a balanced diet. While cutting back on the amount of sugar we eat helps to lower our risk of tooth decay and gum disease, your dentist in McKinney also wants patients to know that adding certain foods to a diet…

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Don't Let Stress Impact Your Oral Health

By McKinney Smiles | Sep 12, 2017

While your McKinney family dentist loves his job and patients, there are some days that even those of us who love their job the most will feel the stress and anxiety that comes from work. Many people respond poorly to the stresses of the workplace by engaging in unhealthy habits like over-eating and drinking, getting…

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Horrible Habits That Harm Your Teeth

By McKinney Smiles | Aug 9, 2017

Many of us are diligent about brushing and flossing twice a day, but there are some bad habits that you may not have even realized can be terror on your teeth. As your McKinney dentist, Dr. Lawrence wants to make sure that every patient enjoys a great looking, healthy smile now and in the future. To…

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Virtual Reality Could Improve the Dental Experience

By McKinney Smiles | Jul 17, 2017

Imagine walking along the scenic beaches of Hawaii on a perfect day. The waves gently lap the shore, seagulls are flying through the air, and the ringing of a buoy can just be heard in the distance. As you turn to continue your leisurely stroll along the beach feeling calm and relaxed you suddenly hear…

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Treating a Tooth Abscess

By McKinney Smiles | Jul 12, 2017

An abscessed tooth develops as the result of a painful infection that takes root at the base of a tooth or between the tooth and gum line. Your McKinney family dentist often sees patients develop oral abscesses due to severe tooth decay. Tooth trauma – such as a break or chip – gum disease, and…

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What Your Teeth Can Say About Your Health

By McKinney Smiles | May 5, 2017

Your McKinney, TX dentist wants every patient to understand that the state of their oral health can say a lot about the state of their overall health. In fact, your mouth acts as such a clear reflection of your health that Dr. Lawrence can actually identify certain types of oral health conditions just by examining…

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Poor Oral Health Can Be a Matter of Life or Death

By McKinney Smiles | Feb 23, 2017

At our family dentistry in McKinney, Dr. Lawrence strives to teach patients about the important impact their oral health can have on their overall health. While we’ve covered various studies in our blog that link poor oral health with a range of chronic illnesses that range from cardiovascular disease to diabetes to cancer, the simple…

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Nanoparticles the Key to Better Oral Health

By McKinney Smiles | Oct 22, 2016

The days of your McKinney dentist recommending the best antibacterial mouthwashes and most effective toothpastes for tartar control could soon be over. The best thing to help protect the long-term health of your teeth and gums, according to University of Pennsylvania researchers, might one day soon be nanoparticles. According to a new study involving rats,…

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No Link Between Gum Disease & Arthritis

By McKinney Smiles | Jun 13, 2016

As patients of McKinney family dentist Dr. Paul Lawrence know, individuals that suffer from gum disease and tooth decay have a significantly higher risk of developing a range of chronic illnesses. Recent studies have found compelling links between oral disease and such long-term health problems as cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, dementia, and cancer. While more…

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