Did you know that 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth? One of the major causes of tooth loss is gum disease, which is why your dentist in Copperas Cove wants to share the signs and symptoms of this common oral health problem. To keep your smile safe, healthy, and shining brightly, use these tips from the team at Benchmark Family Dental to spot periodontal problems when they can still be treated.
Benchmark Family Dental Blog
May 4, 2017
April 2, 2017
Cancer – no matter where it presents itself in the body – this disease is frightening, and for good reason. Since this April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, your premier dentist in Copperas Cove, Benchmark Family Dental, shines the spotlight on this serious condition, to educate patients and help prevent it from happening in the first place. In this post, learn about cancers of the mouth and throat, and how you can work with our team to stay ahead of and treat this illness that affects up to 50,000 people in the US each year.
March 31, 2017
You’ve seen multiple stories about celebrities getting Invisalign, and perhaps they’ve made you interested in finally having your teeth straightened. Invisalign sounds wonderful, and it seems to give you all of the benefits of braces without actually having to get braces. As you’re looking at your crooked teeth in the mirror, you think it could be the right treatment for you. You still have so many questions though: How does it work? What does it feel like? What should you expect during the process? Today, Dr. Patrick O’ Malley is going to answer your questions by walking you through the entire process of getting Invisalign in Copperas Cove. (more…)
February 21, 2017
There are many things from your childhood that you wish you had now. Nap time jumps to the top of the list for most people. There are certain shows you used to watch, and the memories still make you wistful. Something that you’re happy to keep in the past, however, are metal braces. The kids who had them always seemed so uncomfortable, and it was all you could focus on whenever they spoke. Surprisingly, you’ve been thinking about them more and more lately. As you look in the mirror today, you realize your teeth really could have used them, because they are quite crooked. You can’t imagine getting braces as an adult, though. They are so infantilizing; you can’t imagine anyone taking you seriously while you have them. Thankfully, you can now get a straighter smile without braces thanks to Invisalign in Copperas Cove from Benchmark Family Dental. (more…)
January 12, 2017
It’s a new year, which means one thing to many people: New Year’s Resolutions. What do you want to be better in 2017? Your health? Your appearance? Why not improve both by taking better care of your smile? These 5 healthy habits from your dentist in Copperas Cove, will help your teeth look and feel better than ever, and make other people take notice in 2017. (more…)
December 11, 2016
Millions of people are going to be traveling this holiday season to visit family. This usually takes a lot of planning, and inevitably something will go wrong. Planes will be delayed, weather will turn, and traffic will be impenetrable. Of course, the risks don’t exactly stop when your family makes it to their destination. People eat special foods during the holidays, many of them being extremely hard candies that can easily damage teeth. Do you have a plan if you or your visiting family have a sudden dental emergency? It might seem like a stretch, but it’s certainly possible, and you don’t want to have to do research while someone is in pain. Your emergency dentist in Copperas Cove, wants you to have a plan this holiday so you have one less thing to think about. (more…)
November 2, 2016
The holidays are quickly approaching, and it’ll be New Year’s soon after. That means you are going to be spending a lot of extra time with friends and family. You want to go into all of the parties and dinners with confidence, and one of the best ways to do this is by knowing that you have a gorgeous smile. Cosmetic dentistry is the only you can enhance your smile and look your best this season, and you can get it today from your cosmetic dentist in Copperas Cove at Benchmark Family Dental. (more…)
October 28, 2016
You’re watching a late-night talk show and they have a plate-spinner on. After a while, you aren’t even watching the plates because the spinner is having to dart so quickly between them. Their feet is where all the action is. You start to think that this is very similar to managing your family. Everyone needs your attention to keep going, and if you ignore them, it can just go to pieces. Unlike the plate-spinner, when it comes to your family’s dental care, you can take care of it in one place. Here’s why you only need to take your family to Benchmark Family Dental, with your dentist in Copperas Cove, TX. (more…)
September 19, 2016
Fall is upon us and with winter rapidly approaching, now is the time to start thinking about your health benefits. It may be time to sign up or renew your health plans, and it’s also time to review them and make sure that you’ve maximized your benefits for 2016. This is especially important with your dental benefits, because if you don’t use them, unfortunately you’ll lose them. Your dentist in Copperas Cove is here to discuss how your dental benefits work and remind you to use it or lose it!