Benchmark Family Dental Blog

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.


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.


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.


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!

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