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5 Tips for Preparing for Dental Implant Surgery

April 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhackbarth @ 9:07 pm
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If you are getting missing teeth replaced with dental implants in the near future, you have a lot to look forward to. You have chosen the best tooth replacement option available by far – nothing else replaces the missing tooth’s root as well as the visible crown.

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Is It Normal to Feel Pain After Root Canal Therapy?

November 18, 2021

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Woman with toothache after root canal therapy

Root canal therapy has a bad reputation of being horribly painful, but thankfully, this isn’t the case today. With modern anesthetics and technology, having a root canal is typically no more uncomfortable than having a filling placed. However, you may feel some soreness for a few days following the procedure. Continue reading to learn more about root canal therapy, what recovery looks like, and when you should see your dentist.

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Dentistry and Fake News

October 27, 2021

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For most people, dentistry is downright frightening!

Dental terms like root canal, deep cleanings, implant screws, dental plates, dental splints, etc. send chills down the spine of a large segment of the population. Movies with horrible dental scenes, like Marathon Man, make these fears worse! Because of the negative concepts, the dental profession is easy to pick on and make fun of. In the middle of September 2021, a YouTube video about dentistry was released by Cracked, that already has almost half a million views. The title of the video is “If Dentists Were Honest”. It is dark, very deceitful but well done, somewhat funny to me with the underlining message of the importance of having a trusting relationship with your dentist. If you search YouTube for the video before reading the article, I think you will find this article humorous yet informative.

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Are you suffering from acid reflux?

October 19, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 3:53 pm

By John Hackbarth , DDS

You may be wondering why a dentist is writing about acid reflux.  The reason is that the acids in reflux disease are bad for your teeth. 
Dental decay is caused by bacteria that create acids as part of their metabolism and these acids leach the minerals out of your teeth creating cavities that the bacteria can invade.

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Be Prepared in Case Your Porcelain Veneer Falls Off

September 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhackbarth @ 6:30 pm

You’re out with your friends at Gus’ – home to the best steaks in Texas City, according to most locals. You start chowing down on the chicken wings before the house specialty filet mignon arrives and, uh oh, your porcelain veneer fell off! What’s your next move?!

Veneers can be a great option to fix your dental woes, as they can address chips, cracks, gaps between teeth, minor misalignments, or discoloration. Nothing in life is perfect, however, and the day may come when your veneer falls off. If it does, you’ll want to understand the root of the problem and what to do next!

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Benefit from Instant Orthodontics with Veneers

August 27, 2021

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Woman pointing to her teethFew people are born with naturally straight smiles. Alignment and bite issues are common and can range in complexity. Thankfully, you’re fortunate because you only have minimal alignment concerns, but it’s still easy to feel insecure about the imperfections. Nowadays, you have more options than ever to fix gaps and slightly tilted or overlapping teeth, which is why 1 in every 5 orthodontic patients is over the age of 18. However, you don’t want to spend months wearing braces. Despite advancements to shorten treatment times, most orthodontic plans take anywhere from 12 to 24 months. What if you could have a straight smile in just a couple of weeks? Now you can with instant orthodontics.

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Are You a Smoker With Dry Mouth? Minimize the Impact With These Tips

July 7, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhackbarth @ 5:37 pm

If someone told you that your body naturally produces a substance that protects your mouth from bacteria, cavities and bad breath, could you guess what it is? The answer is probably simpler than you might think: saliva! Believe it or not, saliva is incredibly important for your oral health. Unfortunately, there are lifestyle choices that reduce the flow of saliva, including smoking. And while there are countless overall benefits to quitting, most people don’t know that their dental health is one of them. If you’re a smoker and want to protect your teeth and gums from the ill effects of dry mouth, keep reading to learn more! 

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What’s the Difference Between ClearCorrect and Invisalign?

June 22, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhackbarth @ 12:00 am
Woman with clear aligners

Many of us weren’t destined to naturally develop the perfectly straight teeth that we have always dreamed of. Fortunately, thanks to modern dental technology, there are numerous different teeth straightening options out there to help you get the smile that you desire, but which method should you pick: ClearCorrect or Invisalign? They are similar but not quite the exact same. Read on to learn the difference between the two.

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Discover the Benefits of Advanced Cavity Detection

May 10, 2021

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Model used for cavity detection systemAlthough it is preventable, tooth decay is the most prevalent oral health issue for Americans. In the past, your dentist would rely on their eyesight and X-rays to detect areas of weakened enamel. Unfortunately, this left a lot of room for error because some cavities may not be visible to the naked eye. Now, there’s a more effective way to spot tooth decay. A cavity detection system is a revolutionary technology that can identify even the smallest of cavities to benefit from the power of early detection.

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Beware the Foods (and Ides) of March

March 3, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhackbarth @ 8:08 pm
tray of st. patrick's day decorated cupcakes

William Shakespeare’s famous play called Julius Caesar used a phrase called “the Ides of March,” which is typically employed along with a negative connotation. It refers to a gloomy month throughout history when a series of negative events seemed to happen annually. Conversely, the delicious foods and drinks you probably enjoy during the March holidays are enjoyable and fun. Although they may be tasty, they can pose a risk to your oral health if you don’t take care of your teeth after consuming them. Whether it’s International Pi Day, St. Patrick’s Day, or National Waffle Day, your Texas City Dentist has some great information to share with you about the goodies to look out for during the month of March and how you can still promote your oral health while enjoying them.

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