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How to Handle Holiday Emergencies

We often underestimate the dangers of the holiday season. There are several scenarios that may warrant a dental emergency. You chip a tooth on grandma’s peanut brittle. Your cousin doesn’t understand the rules of flag football and your tooth is knocked out by a tackle. Extreme pain from pesky pot roast stuck between your teeth. But how do you know when it’s time to call your dentist?
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Confused About Canker Sores?

Growing up, I remember getting “ulcers” on the inside of my bottom lip fairly often. These shallow sores were often white or yellow in the center with a red outline. I didn’t know much about them or how to treat them. These “ulcers” are actually canker sores and there are several different types and severities.
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Eight Things You Need to Know to Make your Teeth Thankful this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of the most anticipated holidays. Not only do you get to spend time with friends and family, but you get to eat delicious foods that only come around once a year. Before you dig into your favorite dishes, it’s important to know how these foods affect your teeth. Make sure your teeth are just as grateful as your stomach by the end of your Thanksgiving dinner.
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Is it Time for a Toothbrush Swap?

You use your toothbrush twice a day every day, but do you give it much thought? Do you browse the toothbrush aisle in the same way you browse for a new pair of shoes? Probably not. In most cases, we grab a toothbrush, use it every day, but don’t consider whether or not it’s effectively cleaning our teeth.
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When Your Child Needs Braces

Are you concerned that your child will have to experience the physical and emotional pain you went through when metal brackets overshadowed your winning smile? It doesn’t have to be painful for you or your children. At Anderson & Atkins DDS, we’ll help prepare you—and your kids—for braces.
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Ask A Dentist: Waterpik vs. Flossing

Dr. Brady Atkins with Anderson Atkins D.D.S. in College Station, Texas discusses whether flossing with dental floss or using a waterpik is more effective.
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Avoiding Mouth and Tooth Injury During Sports

For athletes at the professional level, losing a tooth during a game might be a price of playing and rite of passage, but for the average hobbyist, losing a tooth can be a traumatic and expensive endeavor. In actuality, the cost of preventing such an injury is much more cost effective.
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Dental Emergency While Traveling: What to Do?

You’ve packed your bags, traveled to your destination, and are ready to embark on adventure until the unthinkable happens; you have a dental emergency.
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Our New Addition - Dr. Lindsey Atkins, DDS

We are thrilled to announce Dr. Lindsey Atkins, DDS to you – she will be joining our dental family this Summer. Dr. Atkins is originally from Longview, Texas and she is excited about getting to the Brazos Valley and away from the busy Houston atmosphere. Dr. Atkins earned her Bachelors in Science degree from Texas Tech University where she graduated summa cum laude. She went on to earn her Doctorate in Dental Surgery degree from The University of Texas at Houston, graduating at the top of her c...
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The Life of a Cavity

Oh, the cavity – an ailment that most have probably encountered at some point or another. Whether it was an overdose of sugar as a kid, or neglecting to brush as an adult, cavities can affect all ages, and no one is immune. However, how do these pesky things take root, how do you know if you have one, and what are the best ways to prevent them from popping up again?
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