3 Reasons why Dental Implants are Called the "Gold Standard"

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If you have been considering dental implants and have done some research on your own, you may have heard them referred to as "the gold standard." It sounds like this must be a good thing, but what does it really mean?

In general, "the gold standard" refers to a thing that is the best and most reliable of its type. Since dental professionals agree that implants are the best and most reliable tooth replacement, they are often referred to as the "gold standard."

Let’s take a look at the aspects of implants that make them so popular with dentists:

Implants Have a High Success Rate

In the 40-plus years that dental implants have been ...

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Blood Drive 7/19/18

Join us on July 19, 2018 for a blood drive to help those in need. Snacks provided by Hecho in Queso (Mexican Street Corn Nachos!) and Kona Ice (Shaved Ice!)* for every donation.

Thanks to Our Sponsors

July 19, 2018

10:30 - 2:30

Call 771-1115 Ext 2 to sign up.

*While supplies last

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Could Cosmetic Smile Flaws be Slowing Down Your Career?

Is your career is at a standstill? Do opportunities for advancement seem to pass you by even though you know you have all the right qualifications?

You may possess the skills and the experience you need, but positive first impressions in business are crucial. If you hide your smile or tend not to smile at all, business associates may see you as being unfriendly, unhappy, or unapproachable, and those are certainly not qualities you want to project!

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right for You?

If you feel self-conscious about your appearance, it may seem like everyone has a brighter, straighter, or more uniform smile than you do. But the chances are that all those ...

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Study: The People Who Surround You Affect Your Oral Health

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How much does your personal social network – family, friends, acquaintances – impact the information you receive about your oral health?

A researcher from Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine who specializes in social epidemiology (the study of how social structures impact states of health) asked the same question. In 2008, she turned her focus to understanding oral health and disease of residents in Boston public housing.

The Results

The results, published in Science Daily, concluded that close personal connections strongly influence how people handle health information. It was found that the 1,000 residents surveyed tend to take the word of people they trust over that of an outsider.

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Orthodontics - More Than Just a Pretty Smile

Adults are typically interested in orthodontic treatment because they're unhappy with the appearance of crooked or crowded teeth. It's understandable – lots of studies indicate that feeling confident about your smile boosts self-esteem and helps you create positive first impressions.

Orthodontics and Oral Health

It's true that straightening your teeth will result in a smile that you can feel good about showing off. But you may not realize that orthodontic treatment also offers numerous oral health benefits:

  • Reduces your risk of cavities and gum disease: Brushing and flossing can be a challenge when you have misaligned teeth. If teeth are crowded, it can be difficult to get the floss between them, which allows ...

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Temple Dental Trails 3rd Annual Scholarship Challenge!

Dr. Rich and Temple Dental Trails are Proud to Announce the 3rd Annual Scholarship Challenge!

We are offering a $500 scholarship to THREE graduating seniors from high schools around Temple and Bell County. The purpose of the scholarship is to help students achieve their dreams by continuing their education. It's simple and easy to apply, but you have to invest passion in your entry.


  • You or your parents must reside in Bell County.
  • We welcome students from Temple, Troy, Belton, Salado, Academy, Holland, and Rogers
  • You must be a graduating senior in 2018 – students may be home-schooled
  • You must be attending an educational institution (college or trade school) in the FALL ...

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Get a Straighter Smileā€¦ without Everyone Noticing!

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There are many reasons to want your smile to look its best. The image you project with your smile is a significant part of your identity and creates first and lasting impressions on those with whom you work and socialize.

Even if your smile is otherwise healthy, problems like crowded or crooked teeth can detract from your appearance. And while many adults desire a better, more confident smile, there's a common misconception that it's too late to correct misaligned teeth later in life.

Invisalign - A Great Smile at Any Age

Today, the development of Invisalign clear aligners has completely changed the way we approach adult orthodontics. Invisalign is designed with your lifestyle ...

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