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Great Thanksgiving Foods for Your Smile

By McKinney Smiles | Nov 21, 2014

The big Thanksgiving feast is right around the corner, and the team at McKinney Smiles has been fielding a lot of questions from our patients about the best ways to enjoy the holiday in a healthy way. So can you have your pumpkin pie and eat it too? Well, we think so. The truth is,…

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Microbes and Mistletoe… News From Your McKinney Family Dentist

By McKinney Smiles | Nov 18, 2014

The history of mistletoe, and why this plant pops up around each holiday season, has been long lost– mistletoe has been featured in Norse legends and has been believed to bring both luck and fertility. Now we hang mistletoe above our doors at holiday parties with the playful intent of stealing a kiss beneath it.…

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And The Winner for October Is…

By McKinney Smiles | Nov 18, 2014

Each month, McKinney Smiles sponsors “Kids Who Make Us Smile,” a program that recognitizes local kids who are doing great work. In October these kids were the Blue Ridge First United Methodist Church Youth Group. Why these kids amaze us Reciently, Dr. McKinney and four representatives from the youth group sat down to talk about…

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Halloween Means You Should Schedule Your Kid's Cleaning Now!

By McKinney Smiles | Oct 10, 2014

It’s that time of year again, when little ghosts, goblins and witches roam the streets of McKinney knocking on doors and asking for treats. It also means that it’s a great time to schedule a post-Halloween cleaning for your little one’s teeth after all the spooky celebrations.  At McKinney Smiles, your McKinney dentist of choice,…

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High Acidity Drinks Create "Triple-Threat"

By McKinney Smiles | Sep 30, 2014

High acidity drinks like soft drinks, sports beverages and fruit juice are known to present dangers to our teeth, but when they team up with night-time teeth grinding and acid reflux, these drinks really pack a punch. First, acid attacks enamel Researchers from the University of Adelaide have been examining the effects of sugary, acid-laden…

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Congratulations, McKinney, Texas!

By McKinney Smiles | Sep 29, 2014

There are a lot of beautiful, prosperous, friendly, and cultured cities in our country, but McKinney, Texas outshines all of them! This year Time’s list of Best Places to Live 2014 put McKinney at the very top of the list, and for good reason: our city is simply– the best. Affordable Time put the average…

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A Great Example of Dental Variety in the Animal Kingdom

By McKinney Smiles | Sep 23, 2014

For those of us with children, grinning Pixar animals, showing their anthropomorphic pearly whites, are a familiar site. But animals don’t have the same teeth as people. In fact, dentition can be one of the defining factors in determining species! Take rodents, for example Rodent teeth are unlike any other mammal teeth– they have massive…

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Study Finds Missing Teeth on the Decline

By McKinney Smiles | Sep 11, 2014

For Dr. Lawrence, seeing healthy, happy smiles in McKinney, Texas is more than a profession–it’s a mission. That’s why the team at McKinney Smiles is personally invested in the results of a new study by the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) about the future of edentulism, or missing teeth. Missing teeth are…

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Our August Kids Who Make Us Smile Winner

By McKinney Smiles | Sep 9, 2014

For our second winner of the “Kids Who Make Us Smiles” contest, we all had the pleasure of getting to know Linnea Reghetta, another of the wonderful outstanding McKinney area kids who inspire us!  Take a look at McKinney dentist Dr. Paul Lawrence’s interview with Linnea below. We are all very proud of Linnea’s amazing story, and hope you…

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