Reduce Your Risk of Painful Mouth Ulcers

The cause of mouth ulcers is still currently unknown and may vary widely from person to person. But one thing we’re sure of – they are annoying and painful and can make it difficult for you to eat, speak, drink, and brush your teeth.

Types of Mouth Ulcers

Mouth ulcers, also called canker sores, appear in the mouth and gums, and there are three main types:

  • Herpetiform ulcers are so named because they look like herpes sores, BUT unlike herpes, these ulcers are not contagious. HU ulcers tend to recur quickly, making it seem like the condition never gets better.
  • Minor ulcers cause minimal pain and take about two weeks to clear up.
  • Major ulcers ...

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The 5-Step Process of Filling Cavities

Dentist Filling Cavities Temple TX

If you have had teeth filled in the past, you probably didn’t give a lot of thought to the procedure itself. You went in to see your dentist with a cavity, and you left with a cavity-free, healthy tooth. What more do you need to know?

While we don’t think it’s necessary to bore you with too much detailed information, we do want you to be aware of what’s happening during treatment. After all, it is your mouth we’re talking about here!

Dental Fillings - A 5-Step Process

Next time you need to have a tooth-colored filling in Temple, you will see that we perform the procedure in five steps:

  1. Numbing the Tooth – ...

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4 Reasons to Choose a Dental Bridge

Fixed bridges are an essential restorative service we offer at our Temple, TX dental office. If you have one or more missing teeth, a dental bridge will restore appearance and function so you can smile confidently again.

Most dental bridges consist of three pieces – two crowns that are attached to adjacent teeth with an artificial tooth (pontic) suspended between them. Today we take advantage of incredible advances in dental materials to create durable bridges that blend beautifully with your smile and look completely natural. With proper oral hygiene and routine dental cleanings, your bridge can last ten years or more.

If you have been living with the inconvenience and discomfort of ...

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Which Cosmetic Treatment Could Benefit You Most?

Cosmetic Dentistry | Temple TX Dentist

You probably have an idea of what your perfect smile would look like, even if you don’t think cosmetic dental treatments are in your reach. The fact is that today, with advances in materials and techniques, we have many affordable options at our disposable to help you achieve your dream smile.

There are so many different esthetic dental treatments to choose from that there’s virtually no limit to the smile transformations we can achieve for you. Would you like your teeth to look a little whiter, straighter, or more uniform in shape and size? Or, maybe you are only interested in fixing a few flaws like chipped teeth that detract ...

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How to Tell if You Have a Dental Emergency

Woman in tooth pain | dental emergency temple tx

There’s nothing that can ruin your day quite like a sudden toothache or other dental emergencies.

The first thing to do when you suspect you have a dental emergency is to contact our Temple, TX dental office. There are some instances where we need to see you right away. In other cases, we may be able to explain how you can help yourself until you can clear your schedule to see us the next day.

Signs of a Dental Emergency

Some emergencies are obvious, like severe pain or an injured or knocked-out tooth.

If your tooth is knocked out, please call us right away. We will provide you with instructions for caring for the ...

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For Better Overall Health, Practice Better Oral Health

Oral Health | Temple TX Dentist

If you think oral health is about just your teeth, you are missing a big part of the picture. Temple, TX dentist, Dr. Richard Leung spends many hours learning everything there is to learn about your oral health. Much of the research he has done revolves around the scientific proof that connects oral health to overall health.

The Connection Between Oral and Overall Health

Your mouth is the gateway to your body, so it makes sense that many oral health concerns also affect your general health. If you do not practice proper oral hygiene, you will likely develop decay and gum disease that impacts other parts of your body.

Periodontal disease (gum ...

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Temple Dental Trails 2nd Annual Scholarship Challenge!

Scholarship Challenge | Temple TX Scholarship

It's that time again! 

Dr. Rich and Temple Dental Trails are proud to announce our 2nd Annual Scholarship Challenge! We are offering a $500 scholarship to TWO graduating seniors from high schools around Temple and Bell County. The scholarship is intended 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. Here are the requirements:

  • You or your parents must reside in Bell County
  • You must be a graduating senior in 2017 – may be home schooled
  • You must be attending an educational institution (college or trade school) in the FALL of 2017
  • Your entry must be submitted by the ...

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