Benchmark Family Dental Blog

3 Key Ways to Give Teeth a Spring Cleaning!

March 22, 2023

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A woman performing spring cleaning in her home

It’s nearly April, so it can’t be denied – Spring is here again! The weather is warming, plants are blooming, and the world seems less gray. Of course, this season’s return also means it’s time for another activity: spring cleaning. Even as you sweep out your home’s cobwebs, though, don’t forget your smile could also use a touchup. Luckily, your Copperas Cove dentist is here to help out. To that end, use these three methods to perform a spring cleaning for your teeth.


5 Dentist-Approved Gift Ideas for Your Valentine

February 4, 2023

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a couple enjoying Valentine’s Day together

For some of us, Valentine’s Day can be a little anxiety-inducing; after all, if there’s a special someone in your life, you want to be sure that you’re giving them a gift they absolutely adore. That said, have you ever considered gifting your loved one something that won’t just bring a smile to their face, but also protect that very smile? Here are five dentist-approved gift ideas that are sure to show your partner just how much you care about them and their smile!  


4 Reasons to Schedule Dental Checkups Early in the Year

January 10, 2023

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person’s hand circling the word “dentist” on calendar

It’s the beginning of the year again, and that means that the holidays have come to an end. Things can be pretty hectic around this time of the year as people start to prepare to return to their normal lives. Before your life is occupied once more by carpool schedules, big work projects, exams, or whatever other responsibilities you have to attend to, this is the perfect time to make a trip to your dentist’s office. Continue reading to learn about four reasons why getting dental checkups early in the year is beneficial.


Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Healthy Smiles All Year Long

December 7, 2022

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stocking full of smile-friendly gifts

It’s that magical time of the year—the holiday season! Family festivities, delicious meals, and exchanging presents are part of the excitement for children and adults alike. As you make your list of gifts to buy for your loved ones, you can include some that will also benefit their oral health! Read on for three stocking stuffer ideas that are sure to bring healthy smiles all year long.


Visiting Your Dentist Is a Money-Saving Move

November 4, 2022

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patient smiling in dental chair

That magical time of the year so many people look forward to – the holiday season – is on the horizon. If you’re like most people, you are probably looking for ways to save money in preparation for all the gift-giving and festivities. While you may think canceling your dentist appointments is a good way to reduce expenses, it can cost you much more in the long run. Not convinced? Read along as a dentist in Copperas Cove explains how regular checkups and cleanings can definitely fatten your wallet in the long run.


How to Prevent Oral Health Problems on Halloween

October 19, 2022

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A spooky dentist in Copperas Cove treating a patient

It’s the last week of October, meaning Halloween is just a few days away! At this point, you’ve probably put up your spooky decorations, picked out costumes, and gotten ready for trick-or-treaters. However, have you prepped your child to avoid dental trauma on the 31st? You really should, as Halloween candy can cause various issues if you aren’t careful. Luckily, your dentist in Copperas Cove is here to help with some last-minute guidance. Read on to learn tips for protecting kids from oral health problems during Halloween.


What Are the Common Causes & Solutions for Dental Shifting?

September 8, 2022

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woman checking teeth and needing a dentist in Copperas Cove

You’ve been living with straight teeth most of your life until you begin to notice your pearly whites moving out of place. If this sounds familiar, you might be wondering how this could have happened. While dental shifting is a common occurrence for most people, it can potentially be a warning sign of an underlying problem. Read on to learn what can cause your teeth to shift out of place and how your dentist in Copperas Cove can help!


Help Your Child Succeed in School with Good Oral Health

August 19, 2022

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A young boy seeing a dentist in Copperas Cove

If you’re a parent, chances are you want your child to do well in school. That means ensuring they get good grades, find trustworthy peers, and learn as much as possible during their formative years. However, did you know their oral health can strongly impact their academic success? For better or worse, the state of a kid’s teeth and gums will influence their studies’ quality. To help give your child a brighter future, here’s a summary of the matter from your dentist in Copperas Cove.


Watch Out for These Signs of Dehydration

July 1, 2022

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Woman drinking from her water bottle during the summer.

Summer is in full swing, and this one’s shaping up to be a scorcher! That said, while you’re out enjoying the warmer weather and sunshine, you should make sure that you’re drinking enough water. Water is the best beverage for your body, and dehydration can bring about some serious oral health consequences if you aren’t careful. That said, some of the signs of dehydration aren’t always obvious! Here’s more from your dentist in Copperas Cove about some of the hard-to-detect signs of dehydration and what you can do to ensure you’re getting enough fluids.


4 Ways to Avoid a Summer Vacation Dental Emergency

June 14, 2022

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couple on a motorcycle in Copperas Cove

Are you planning on visiting the beach or traveling for summer vacation? If so, then making sure you look and feel your best during your trip is a top priority. One of the most important aspects of your health and appearance is your smile. For this reason, you’ll want to protect your pearly whites throughout your fun in the sun. Keep reading from your dentist in Copperas Cove on four ways you can prevent a dental emergency from ruining summer vacation!

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