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Winners of Our 1st Annual Scholarship Challenge

Dr. Rich and Temple Dental Trails is delighted to announce the winners of our 1st Annual Scholarship Challenge!

The two winners of our $500 scholarships are:

Mr. Luis Santiago-Cruz is a 2016 graduate of Belton High School. He will be attending Texas A&M University in the Fall and will be majoring in Engineering.

Ms. Dechanel Michelle Santos is a 2016 graduate of Killeen High School. She will be attending the University of Texas at Austin in the Fall and will be majoring in English.

Thank you to all who participated!

See you next year.

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Adult Orthodontic Options

Temple TX Orthodontics | Temple Dentist

When thinking about braces, teens are often the first thing that comes to mind. But alignment issues are extremely common with adults as well, and orthodontic procedures are a great way to improve the look of your smile as an adult. These types of treatments are becoming more and more popular because of newer technology like clear braces. 

Get the Smile You've Always Wanted

Teeth alignment is commonly used as a treatment for aesthetic purposes, but it's actually valuable to your health to have straighter teeth as well. While getting your professional cleanings is extremely important, your at-home care is vital to oral health as well. When you have misaligned teeth, it's ...

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3 Ways You Can Help Your Child Develop Great Oral Health Habits

Kids Dental Temple TX

The habits your child develops early on can help determine a great deal about their future.

You are probably already aware of this, and this is why you’ve taught your child to use good manners and watch for cars before crossing the street.

Dental Health for Children

The oral health habits your child learns now are also important. They can mean the difference between a lifetime of healthy teeth and ongoing problems with cavities and gum disease.

At Temple Dental Trails, your kids dentist in Temple, TX, We want to help you give your kids the best start possible. Here are three easy ways you can encourage good oral health habits in your ...

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Temple Dental Trails 1st Annual Scholarship Challenge

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Calling All High School Seniors!

Dr. Rich and Temple Dental Trails is proud to announce our 1st 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 2016 – may be home schooled
• You must be attending an educational institution (college or trade school) in ...

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Which Orthodontic Options Are Right for Adults?

Orthodontics Temple TX | Dentist Temple

Many adult patients come to Temple Dental Trails seeking to correct their misaligned teeth. One problem, though – they really don’t like the idea of spending a year or more wearing metal brackets and wires!

This is completely understandable. As an adult, you have a particular image you want to present to the world. You might be a professional who needs to meet with clients or give presentations, and metal braces can really cramp your style!

Fortunately, we offer multiple options in adult orthodontics at our Temple dental office.

Orthodontic Options

Invisalign – This is probably the most popular adult orthodontic option around (and it’s available for teenagers, too!). Instead of brackets ...

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What Is CareCredit?

Temple Dentist

You just found out that your teeth are damaged and you need some crowns.

You’re missing teeth and you want to replace them with dental implants because you know it’s the best option for your long-term dental health.

You’re getting married in a few months, and you’d really like to transform your smile with porcelain veneers before the big day.

Whether you have dental insurance or not, these are all examples of dental treatments that might result in an out-of-pocket investment. If you don’t have the amount on hand, any of these treatments might seem out of reach and you might find yourself settling for something that isn’t actually what you wanted.

Here’s some ...

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What to Expect at Your Orthodontic Consultation

Orthodontics Temple TX

You’ve thought about straightening your own or your child’s smile for a while now, and you’ve called to schedule a consultation with Dr. Leung. So what can you expect when you meet to discuss orthodontics at our Temple, TX dental office?

Your Orthodontics Treatment

First, Dr. Leung will sit down with you to discuss your goals. What are you hoping to accomplish? What are your expectations from treatment? What are both your short-term and your long-term goals? What concerns or worries do you have about treatment? We want to make sure that all of your questions are addressed.

Second, Dr. Leung will perform a comprehensive examination. He may take new x-rays or ...

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