Terri Alani DDS Blog

Season’s Eatings: Avoid These 4 Holiday Foods for Your Oral Health

October 27, 2023

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A table of food that could affect your oral health at a holiday gathering

The holidays are careening toward you at the speed of radio jingles and YouTube ads. So, it’s time to break out the turkeys and the tinsel once again. It’s no secret that some of the foods you may indulge in aren’t the best for your oral health, but how do you weed out the worst offenders?

Luckily, that’s where this guide comes in. If you want to learn about four foods that may turn your ho, ho, ho’s into ow, ow, ow’s, continue reading.


4 Reasons to Choose Invisalign Apart from Appearance

September 12, 2023

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woman holding Invisalign aligners

The choice between traditional braces and Invisalign is often a no-brainer for many patients, especially since one involves the use of metal and the other one does not. The aligners’ clear plastic material makes them an attractive option for those who struggle with low self-esteem and who want to avoid unwelcome attention from others. But did you know there are other benefits of Invisalign that have nothing to do with appearance? Keep reading to find out.   


Why You Should Replace Metal Fillings

August 16, 2023

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patient at dentist preparing to replace metal fillings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that over 90% of adults have experienced at least one cavity in their lifetime, with one in four adults currently having one or more untreated cavities. While silver (amalgam) fillings were once the standard for treating these dental issues, recent research has revealed potential health risks associated with them. To understand the importance of replacing silver fillings and why tooth-colored fillings are a superior alternative, keep reading.


The Best Fit: Dental Crowns vs. Fillings

July 21, 2023

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A dentist looking at x-rays with a patient

The world of dentistry, like any other field of science and medicine, is full of jargon and specific names for features and procedures. It can be hard for the uninitiated to understand the difference in treatments, especially when it seems like two totally different procedures do the exact same thing.

This is the case with dental crowns and fillings. On the surface, they both perform the same basic function—restoring the form and aesthetics of your teeth. However, there are big differences between these two treatments that could mean big changes in your mouth.

Continue reading to learn more about how dental crowns and fillings work, so you can impress your dentist at your next appointment.


How Can Veneers Boost My Appearance This Summer?

June 7, 2023

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woman at the beach

You and your friends have been planning all year for your summer beach vacation. You’ve already thought about which clothes you’ll take as well as how much money you plan to bring along, but have you considered how you might spruce up your smile? Your pearly whites deserve to shine this summer, so discover how veneers can give you the transformation you need to feel your best.   


Caution Ahead: Chewing Ice & Dental Damage

May 7, 2023

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a picture of ice melting

There are many little habits people have that help them get through their day. Some, like making your bed and consistently drinking water, are beneficial to your well-being. However, there are others that can negatively impact you.  A prime example is chewing ice. While this oral habit may be soothing and fun, it can cause damage to your smile. Read on to learn more about how chewing ice and your dental health are linked.


4 Reasons to Invest Your Tax Refund in Your Smile

April 6, 2023

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person smiling while talking to dentist

As Tax Day approaches, many individuals ponder how to maximize their refunds. Instead of splurging on your usual purchases, investing in your smile offers lasting advantages. Enhancing your dental health and appearance can have a profound impact on your overall look and well-being. Read on to discover four compelling reasons why using your tax refund to enhance your smile is a wise decision.


3 Reasons to See Your Dentist Before Summer Vacation

March 24, 2023

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young girl visiting dentist

Summer is right around the corner, and you and your family are liking to be gearing up for some fun in the sun. Whether it is spending more time around the pool or setting out on a family getaway, you’ll want to make sure your smile looks and feels its best for all the photos you’ll be taking. But to ensure you don’t spend your time seeing an emergency dentist for sudden injuries or infections, here are three reasons to schedule a dental visit before vacation.  


How Long Does BOTOX® Last?

February 8, 2023

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BOTOX® appointment marked on calendar

BOTOX® is famous for its ability to smooth out wrinkles and allow patients to achieve a more youthful appearance. Are you thinking about getting it? If so, you may have some questions about what to expect. Specifically, you may want to know how long BOTOX® lasts. This blog post discusses the average lifespan of this cosmetic service.


2023 Has Arrived! Here Are 4 Resolutions That Will Improve Your Oral Health

January 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — texastoothlady @ 9:55 pm
Closeup of woman brushing her teeth in bathroom at home

With a new year comes a fresh start. So, if the last quarter (or half, or all) of 2022 included some less than ideal dental habits, there’s good news: you can turn over a new leaf now! If you’re unsure where to start, here are some oral health-specific new year’s resolutions to consider reaching for this year.

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