Benchmark Family Dental Blog

Keeping You Cancer-Free: How Your Dentist Performs an Oral Cancer Screening

April 11, 2024

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A young man receiving a dental checkup

April is famous for a lot of big events – Earth Day, Arbor Day, etc. That said, few know that it also hosts Oral Cancer Awareness Month. You’d do well to honor the occasion and learn more about its namesake. You could even start by noting how your dentist performs an oral cancer screening. Your Copperas Cove dental practice will gladly assist you with that. Here’s a primer on oral cancer screenings, why they’re done, and what they look for.


4 Big Questions to Ask Before a Smile Makeover

March 7, 2024

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A woman asking questions before her smile makeover

If your grin has a lot of flaws, you may want a smile makeover. This service would basically revamp your teeth and gums from the ground up. That said, such a high level of cosmetic work is a big commitment. You’ll want to be sure you and your dentist are ready for it. Luckily, your Copperas Cove dental practice can help you do exactly that. Read on to learn four big questions to ask before a smile makeover.


Suiting Your Smile: Are You a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?

February 15, 2024

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A woman about to receive cosmetic dentistry

Well, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Perhaps you’re thinking of sprucing up your smile for your sweetheart. If so, you may wonder: Are you a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry? However much you want a pretty grin, treatment won’t help when you aren’t suited for it. Luckily, it isn’t hard to address your question. Your Copperas Cove dentist is happy to share the answer to it. Here’s how to tell if you’re a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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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