Benchmark Family Dental Blog

How to Floss More Often as a New Year’s Resolution

January 4, 2024

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Dental floss spelling the word ‘floss’

It’s January again, so you know what that means – New Year’s resolutions! You’ve likely already put major goals on your 2024 calendar. Among these priorities, though, have you considered oral health? You could always make flossing a New Year’s resolution. If you follow through with it, the habit will greatly improve your teeth and gums. Luckily, your Copperas Cove dentist can make the goal possible. Here’s a primer on flossing and how to stick to it as a resolution.

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Yes, You Heard it Right: The Holidays are the Worst Time for Teeth

December 22, 2023

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A grimacing woman wearing a holiday sweater

It should go without saying that the winter holidays are fun. After all, they’re filled with feasts, festivities, and loving families! Still, these special occasions do have their downsides. The truth is that the holidays are bad for oral health. Unless you’re careful, they often lead to weaker teeth and gums. So, your Copperas Cove dentist wants to offer some help. Here’s how the holidays can harm your grin and what you should do in response.

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4 Smile-Friendly Swaps for Your Thanksgiving Feast

November 16, 2023

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A wide variety of Thanksgiving foods

As Thanksgiving nears, you may look forward to good food. That’s only natural – the holiday is well-known as a time of feasting! However, you can always make Turkey Day healthier for your teeth. Now’s a good chance to try smile-friendly swaps for Thanksgiving. Switching out dishes would ensure your grin stays strong during the fun. Luckily, your Copperas Cove dentist has a few pointers. Here are four foods to swap on Thanksgiving to protect your pearly whites.

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Tips on Curbing Your Halloween Sweet Tooth

October 19, 2023

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A collection of Halloween candy

Whether you’re a child or an adult, much of October revolves around sweets. Stores, workplaces, and various events offer treats in the lead-up to Halloween. Given this fact, it wouldn’t be surprising if “spooky season” gives you intense sugar cravings. Luckily, though, there are ways to curb your Halloween sweet tooth. Your Copperas Cove dentist can even tell you a few. So, here’s a summary of why candy is bad for oral health and tips on curbing your desire for Halloween treats.

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4 Gum Disease Facts You Should Know About

September 1, 2023

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A young man with the first stage of gum disease

September is here, so you might get caught up in its special occasions. (Labor Day would be especially relevant due to the country’s recent “hot labor summer.”) Still, this month has more than Fall festivals and three-day weekends. These thirty days also represent National Gum Care Month! As such, now is the time to learn about gums and their role in oral health. So, here are four exciting gum disease facts to know in honor of September’s arrival!

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4 Back-to-School Tips for Acing a Dental Exam

August 10, 2023

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A smiling girl standing outside her school

If you’re a student, odds are you’re preparing for the upcoming Fall semester. That means getting gear for classes, learning your new schedule, and more. Even as you shift gears, though, don’t forget about your back-to-school dental exam. You’ll want to pass it – doing so will make life much easier. Luckily, your Copperas Cove dentist can help you out a bit. Here are some tips for acing the upcoming checkup with a healthy smile.

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How to Manage a Dental Emergency on Summer Vacation

July 28, 2023

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A man facing the signs of dehydration outdoors

When you start a summer trip, you’re normally ready to unwind. You have time away from work or school and want to use it well! Still, there’s always a chance you’ll face an urgent oral issue. Efforts and precautions can’t always prevent such incidents. As such, it’s best to know how to deal with dental emergencies on summer getaways. Fortunately, though, your local Temple dentist has advice on this subject. With that said, here are three ways to manage a dental emergency while on summer vacation.

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How to Prevent Dental Emergencies on Summer Vacation

June 8, 2023

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A man with a life jacket suffering a dental emergency

By now, you’re likely ready for your annual summer break. It’s June now, after all, and the weather is perfect for some fun in the sun. Still, your trip could face disruptions if you’re not careful. In particular, you might face an unexpected dental emergency. Not all hope is lost, though; your Copperas Cove dentist is here with some advice. Read on, then, to learn four great ways to prevent dental emergencies on your summer vacation.

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Should You See a Dentist Before Your Summer Vacation?

May 19, 2023

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A girl with a beautiful smile on vacation

It’s May again, so a hot Texas summer is fast approaching. That means you’re likely planning a vacation of fun in the sun. Still, don’t forget to do some prep work ahead of your trip. In particular, seeing your dentist before summer vacation would be a good idea. Doing so has perks that make summertime even better. As for what these benefits are, your Copperas Cove dental practice can explain. Here are four big reasons to attend a dental checkup before your vacation.

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Why Should You Invest a Tax Refund in Oral Health?

April 19, 2023

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A money jar labelled ‘tax refund’ sitting next to a piggy bank

Well, Tax Day – April 15th – has come and gone. That means you’ve filed your tax return for the past year. Still, don’t forget the reward; you’ll soon receive a tax refund. Try not to use it on frivolities when you do, though. Instead, spend your tax refund on oral health. Doing so has perks you wouldn’t get otherwise. As for what these benefits are, your Copperas Cove dentist can explain. Here are three reasons to spend a tax refund at your dental practice.

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