What’s a Tongue Scraper and Why Should I Use One?

Did you know that much of the bacteria in your mouth live on your tongue?

So, even though you may brush and floss like a pro, if you’re not cleaning your tongue, your mouth may not be as fresh as you think. One solution our Temple, TX dentist often recommends for our patients is to use a tongue scraper.

The Stuff on Your Tongue

Did you ever look in the mirror and notice a white coating on your tongue? What you see is a biofilm of bacteria and food debris trapped between the tiny raised bumps on your tongue called papillae. You can try cleaning it with your toothbrush, but many people find ...

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Color A Little Pizza My Heart

Color A Little Pizza My Heart Contest

Color a Little Pizza My Heart 

Bring out the colored crayons, markers and pencils and let your self-expression show through creativity for a chance to win dinner for 4 to Italiano’s Pizza, Pasta and Subs.

“You’re Tooth Cute” is a fun coloring activity that you can do together as a family or solo. Dr. Rich would like to see your unique coloring style and he is giving away an extra-large pizza and drinks for four to Italiano’s. A winner from each age group will be chosen on February 28, 2019.


All entries must be submitted to the office by 5:00 PM on 2/26/19 to be considered for the contest. Entries ...

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5 Dental Hygiene Hacks to Smile About

You may be familiar with the term “life hack,” which refers to any shortcut or trick that helps you manage your time more efficiently. Dental hygiene hacks are meant to maximize the effectiveness of your oral health regimen and promote a healthier smile.

As your dentist in Temple, TX, Dr. Richard Leung wants to make it as easy as possible for you to enjoy the healthiest, most attractive smile possible, and here are a few hygiene hacks that you might find helpful.

5 Helpful Dental Hygiene Hacks

#1: Use a Tongue Scraper

Invest in a tongue scraper to use as part of your daily oral hygiene routine. It’s a simple process that removes bacteria ...

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3 Reasons Why You Need to Replace Missing Teeth

When a toddler loses a tooth, we celebrate the big event with a visit from the tooth fairy. Adult tooth loss, of course, is not a reason for celebration and can affect your oral health and quality of life in ways you can’t imagine.

If you lose a front tooth, though, your big concern is probably aesthetics, which can motivate you to replace the tooth with a treatment like dental implants in Temple, TX. However, an open space in the back of your mouth may not seem like much of a priority since most people will never notice it.

Why You Should Replace Missing Teeth

The truth is that the problem with the ...

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What Does Dental Insurance Cover?

Dental Insurance Temple Texas

Dental insurance is a valuable benefit and provides access to quality oral health care for people who might not otherwise be able to afford it. It’s important to know what your plan covers, but understanding benefits, co-pays, deductibles, annual maximums, and how they apply to your treatment can be daunting, to say the least!

If you want to make knowledgeable decisions about the financial aspects of your treatment, you need assistance, and the team at Temple Dental Trails can help. We’re here to take the stress out of dental care in general and insurance and financing in particular.

“100-80-50” Coverage and What it Means

You may hear or see the term 100-80-50 coverage and ...

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Is Your Smile Ready for Holiday Photos?

Family Dinner | Cosmetic Dentist Temple TX

Thanksgiving is about a month away, and the winter holidays aren’t far behind! It is a time to renew relationships with old friends and family and indulge in some favorite forbidden treats.

And there will be photos – lots of photos. Smartphones and cameras will be clicking away and capturing the good times to share on social media, but will your smile be ready? Will this finally be the holiday season that you are the person with the smile others envy?

Achieve Your Best Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

If you are ready to improve your smile, cosmetic dentistry offers the solution you need. You can choose from procedures such as:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Cosmetic bonding
  • Porcelain ...

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