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Will it be possible for humans to one day grow more than 2 sets of teeth?

A recent study by Abigail Tucker, PhD, Dean for Research at King's College in London, did a study on stem cells and regeneration of teeth.  She states that, "formation of a third set of teeth in humans may be possible if the signaling...

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Mexico Dentistry

Buyer beware. Many people go to Mexico for lower cost medical and dental care. There was recently a woman, Mary Jell who did this and was told her treatment would cost $1,800. Well when she came home the tooth became abscessed and her Discover Card...

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Dental ranking in Texas

Did you know that Texas ranks 45th in the nation for adult dental health! Some things that contribute to the ranking include the Lone Star State coming in 4th in percentage of adults who visited a dentist in the past year, 23rd in sugar-sweetened...

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Which Toothbrush is Best?

We often get asked which toothbrush is the best? Our pediatric dentists reply typically is a small head toothbrush with soft bristles only! As with any tool though, the toothbrush is only as good as the mechanic using it. A toothbrush needs to be...

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What is a Frenum, Lip and Tongue Ties, Waterlase?

What is a frenum? A frenum, also known as Tethered Oral Tissue or a Tie, is when normal oral tissues, or even muscle, is encased in a small band of other tissue. This occurs about 12 weeks of pregnancy! When this happens, it can prevent the upper...

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Dental Home!

Help!  My baby is getting teeth!  What do I do? The first step is to establish a Dental Home for your child. The Dental Home is defined by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) as “the ongoing...

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Does My Kid Need Braces?

There are different types of bites that need braces. The three most common conditions that need dental braces are overbite, underbite, and crowding. Overbite is a condition in which the upper front teeth overlap the lower front teeth. A large...

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Are X-Rays really necessary?

While all the pediatric dentists at the Dental Ark are super heroes, unfortunately, we were not given the power of X-ray vision! Parents will often ask why we recommend their child, with a healthy and beautiful smile, have X-rays taken of their...

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What is SDF?

SDF is a liquid that can be painlessly brushed or flossed, on a cavity to stop decay. There are 2 indications for using SDF.  1. As a temporary solution, to stop a cavity when a child is under 2 years old or if a child has a medical condition...

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February is Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! While all parents know baby teeth eventually fall out, it’s important to keep them healthy. After all, they’re the blueprint for your child’s permanent teeth! With proper...

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