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Underlying Causes Of Tooth Decay And How Diet Can Help

Diet is a complex topic that touches on every aspect of our well-being. Your food choices impact every aspect of your health, from your waistline to your gums and teeth. We all know that having too many sugary drinks and eating lots of carbs is a problem for oral health. While many of us know…

Protecting The Environment With Sustainable Toothbrushes

Living sustainably takes a lot of effort, but if you care about the environment, then it’s a great way to contribute towards a greater cause. For those concerned about the impact they make in their lives, brushing your teeth may not seem like too much of an issue. However, the dental industry is filled with…

Canker Sores in Children and How To Prevent And Treat Them

Children’s teeth go through various stages, and as they grow, they may experience sores throughout the mouth. Canker sores are a relatively common problem experienced by children. Because children are going through various stages of growth, these sores can be painful and uncomfortable for them, but at the dental office, your dentist can effectively treat…

More Reasons Why Vitamin D Is Essential For Your Oral Health

The less time we spend in the sun, the less vitamin D we get each day. Vitamin D has been reported to have numerous benefits for our health; it supports brain and nervous system function, helps the lungs and cardiovascular system and even helps regulate insulin levels for those with diabetes. However, as it also…

Can Environmental Black Mold Be Involved In Cavity Formation?

Plaque is the most well-known culprit for cavities but rarely do we look at other factors that may lead to these small areas of decay. For many families, cavities can be a common occurrence, as children between the ages of 12 and 19 have at least one untreated decaying tooth, according to the CDC. However,…

Oral diseases present huge challenges for dentists, as working towards helping people maintain their oral health is a consistent and daily challenge. To combat these diseases, dentists only have treatments and prevention techniques that can be used to help negate the risks. Periodontal disease presents massive problems because of the nature of the disease and…

Can Medical And Dental Science Put An End To Cavities?

Cavity prevention is one of the primary reasons people see their dentist. Regular cleanings and check-ups keep tabs on the development of this common dental problem when combined with steady at-home care. While your dentist is able to do a lot to help supplement your at-home care, complete prevention of cavities has long been beyond…

How Oral Health and Alzheimer’s Disease Are Connected

Oral health matters for people of all ages, but for the elderly having healthy teeth and gums can significantly improve their lives. Poor oral health can decrease speech, cause poor nutrition, and make interacting with others more difficult. Combined with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, a neurodegenerative disease that affects the brain’s memory and function…

Maintaining Your Dental Restoration

When you’ve taken the big step to receive dental restorations so you can smile with confidence again, it’s a cause for celebration. No matter what caused you to need the replacements, you can now confidently share your smile without reservation. Receiving dental restorations is an important moment, but what follows is essential in making sure…

Signs You May Need Orthodontic Treatment

Have you ever observed your smile and wondered if you need braces? If you’ve gone without braces throughout your life, but been informed by your dentist that your teeth are misaligned, then the question stands on whether you think you need braces. Many people get braces for the cosmetic appeal of having straighter teeth at…

How Your Dentist Treats Sleep Apnea

When people experiencing sleep apnea are looking for specialists to treat their condition, their dentist rarely comes to mind. This is unfortunate as your dentist plays a central role in helping to manage this condition, the risks of which can be severe and life-threatening. As specialists from every field come together to find a solution,…

5 Facts About Dental Sealants

Dental sealants, unlike dental fillers, are used a preventative measure against cavities, and for many parents and adults wondering about how dental sealants work, what its benefits are, and who can get sealants, are all questions that are valid, especially at a time when dentistry practices and procedures are always changing due to the advancement…

Top Cosmetic Dental Treatments

Most traditional dentists focus on oral hygiene and prevention, such as root canals, treating oral disease, and maintaining good hygiene habits. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the appearance of the mouth, teeth, and overall smile. While it may appear as an unnecessary form of dentistry, cosmetic dentistry provides new avenues for people with crooked, discolored teeth…

Top Cosmetic Dental Treatments

Smiles leave a lasting impression and can play an influential role in maintaining relationships, self-esteem, and future prospects. Many psychologists report that confident people tend to smile more, and for those who are embarrassed by their teeth, it can be challenging for them to smile. Their inability to smile due to this embarrassment can have…

Different Stains Removed by Teeth Whitening

When most people think of teeth whitening, they think of the end results of beautiful, pearly white teeth that’ll look good in any photo. Many patients get teeth whitenings to improve the look of their smile, opting to even practice teeth whitening at home for the most current, manageable results. However, not many people ask…

Traditional vs. No-Prep Veneers: Which is Right for Me?

What are veneers? Veneers are tooth shells that attach to the front surface of the teeth to improve appearance. Veneers are bonded to the teeth and are used to fix the appearance of a broken, chipped tooth, or to create a symmetrical smile. Veneers are usually applied to the front eight teeth and depending on…

Different Types of Braces

Orthodontics is a diverse field that provides multiple options for handling dental concerns including uneven teeth and misaligned bites. When trying to correct teeth that are experiencing overcrowding or are coming in crooked braces are a common solution. What type of braces a patient gets is decided in part by the needs of their dental…

What Is A Zirconia Crown?

Medical advances quickly in our modern age, and dental technology marches with it. Every year we see new advancements and innovations that provide opportunities to restore damaged teeth in ways we couldn’t before. Crowns and bridges have been a central part of restorative dentistry for decades, but the latest developments bring techniques and materials that…

10 Things You Didn’t Know Your Dentist Was Doing at Your Checkup

When you head into your dentist you’re probably thinking they’re just going to look at the health of your teeth and gums, and that that’s all they’ll be concerned about. You may be surprised to learn that dentist’s pay attention to a lot of tiny details during your visit that give them clues about your…

What Is A Composite Filling?

Trying to choose between amalgam and composite fillings can be a challenge, especially if you don’t have enough information about them and the differences between them. While in the simplest terms amalgam fillings are made of a combination of metals and composites are a resin and plastic compound, there’s more to them than that. Each…

What Does Impaction Mean?

When we’re born we usually have enough room in our mouth for exactly 32 teeth, but while this is enough space for most people, some unfortunates get to anticipate the arrival of their wisdom teeth. Others were born with mouths that were too small to accommodate the normal 32, or with teeth that are angled…

Dr. Beau Blankenship, DDS Under the guidance of Dr. Beau Blankenship, Sabal General Dentistry brings dental care to families in and around the Rockdale, TX area with over a decade of experience. As a dental surgery graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center, he focuses on building patient relationships that last a lifetime.

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