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March 18, 2022

Should You See a Dentist for Your Facial Swelling?

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Girl suffering from cheek swelling

At least at first glance, facial swelling doesn’t seem that bad a symptom. Compared to coughing, sneezing, or bleeding, it often doesn’t feature the sights and sounds associated with severe afflictions. Taken solely on its own, you might believe the swelling is only a sign of a mild allergy or infection.

Having said that, brushing it off as unimportant would be a serious mistake. Among other things, facial swelling can indicate a dental crisis requiring immediate attention. For those interested in knowing, then, when it warrants an emergency dentist, here is a guide to emergency dentistry for facial swelling.


December 17, 2021

The Evolution of Cosmetic Dentistry

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two people with cosmetic dentistry smiling

Modern-day treatments like teeth whitening, veneers, and Invisalign clear aligners allow patients to correct issues with their pearly whites and attain the smiles they’ve always wanted. As helpful as cosmetic dentistry is, it’s come a long way from what it used to be. Read on to learn about the history of cosmetic dentistry and how it’s evolved over the years.


October 4, 2021

Can Invisalign Correct Bite Problems Like Overbite?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holcomb @ 7:07 pm
woman wearing Invisalign

If you have an overbite, perhaps you’ve wondered if Invisalign could potentially correct it. There’s good news: it can!

Beyond just straightening teeth, the clear aligners can also be used to correct an array of bite issues. Keep reading to find out which dental issues Invisalign can fix, how it works, and the benefits of using it to correct bite problems.


September 17, 2021

How to Find an Emergency Dentist When You Need One

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holcomb @ 12:16 am
Man with a toothache

Dental emergencies can be very stressful, but it can be difficult to know what to do when dealing with a lot of pain. You know that it’s important to see a dentist to have the issue resolved, but where do you go if you aren’t already established with an emergency dentist? Continue reading to learn how to find an emergency dentist and a few things to look for when you are deciding on one to help you.


May 27, 2021

Is It Bad to Brush My Dentures Without Removing Them?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holcomb @ 7:28 pm

Man cleaning dentures in sinkIf you’ve lost all your teeth, dentures are a great solution to restore a beautiful, functional smile. Although they aren’t subject to tooth decay, your oral hygiene habits are crucial to prolonging the life of your dentures. Not to mention, you’ll improve your oral health and keep your smile odor-free. To save time when cleaning dentures, you might leave them in your mouth while brushing them. This can be convenient, but you’ll want to think twice about your routine. Here’s what you need to know to keep your dentures clean and looking their best.


November 29, 2020

Guide to the Holidays with Invisalign

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holcomb @ 3:39 am

Woman during the holidays holding a clear aligner.Have you chosen to invest in a straight smile using a discreet solution? That’s great! Invisalign is a convenient option to correct your bite and alignment concerns. The aligners are worn over your teeth to apply consistent pressure to gradually move them into position. Since there aren’t any brackets or wires, you’ll enjoy fewer restrictions; however, there are 5 tips to keep in mind during the holidays to ensure nothing stands in your way of achieving your dream smile.

October 10, 2020

The Benefits of Invisalign

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Woman with Invisalign in ColliervilleMany adults and older teenagers prefer Invisalign in Collierville to straighten their smile because it doesn’t involve the use of metal brackets and wires cemented to the front of the teeth. However, there are plenty of other advantages to Invisalign that have nothing to do with their appearance that you may not realize. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about the many benefits of Invisalign clear aligners.


September 2, 2020

6 Ways to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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dental emergencyIf you’ve ever experienced a dental emergency, you know how frustrating and painful they can be. They always seem to happen at the worst possible time and can get in the way of your busy life. However, many dental emergencies are easily avoidable with proper maintenance and care of your smile. Your emergency dentist in Collierville shares some tips that can help to prevent dental emergencies from occurring in the future.


July 18, 2020

How to Deal with Dental Emergencies This Summer

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Child with dental emergencyIt’s easy to become overwhelmed when your child is encountering a dental emergency. The most important thing to do is act quickly and remain calm. No matter what type of urgency is going on, you should get your child to the dentist as soon as possible to resolve the situation. Before you’re able to make it into the office, there are steps you can take to handle the situation. Continue reading to learn what you should do.


June 3, 2020

What Should You Avoid During Invisalign Treatment?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holcomb @ 12:23 am

Woman wearing Invisalign clear alignersWhen compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign clear aligners have many advantages. You don’t need to deal with brackets or wires, you’re less likely to have an emergency visit, you can continue to eat all of your favorite foods, and they are virtually invisible! For the best results, it’s important to take good care of them and follow instructions closely. Continue reading to learn what you need to avoid for the best outcome.


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