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At Anderson and Atkins Dentistry, we agree with the adage that “knowledge is power.” A visit to the dentist stirs up anxiety in many people, which leads them to procrastinate on scheduling an appointment. But if your questions are answered, we hope that you feel empowered to make a wise decision to take care of your health which includes your mouth! You can walk into your appointment with confidence knowing what to expect and why each visit is worth your time.
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Sports are back! We know after the long hiatus due to COVID-19, your kids are glad to be playing again. However, it’s important to take precautions to avoid unnecessary injuries. Various reports note that sports-related injuries account for nearly 36% of unintentional injuries to children and teenagers. The American Dental Association (ADA) states that of those injuries, 10-20% are facial trauma. Dental injuries are the most common type of facial trauma—and the most preventable—according to T...
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Are you proud of your smile when you scroll through the pictures on your phone, but then are less than impressed when you’re standing at the bathroom sink? Filters and lighting enhancements give you the brightest smile! But in real life, you wish your teeth were whiter. Too bad you can’t put a filter over your co-worker’s eyes or your bathroom mirror. But the good news is, you don’t have to rely on your phone’s editing technology to give you the smile of your dreams. With simple, affordable...
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At Anderson and Atkins, DDS, we want to give our Bryan-College Station patients a comfortable, positive dental experience. Skilled dentists and technicians, paired with advanced dental technology, allow us to make your visit efficient and enjoyable. We see ourselves as a member of your team working to meet your dental goals, which is why we use an intraoral camera to bring you along in our process.
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Something went wrong, and it’s Saturday morning during Covid-19 restrictions. You want to be respectful to the people who truly need a dental appointment, but you feel like your teeth need medical attention. How do you know what constitutes a dental emergency? If you’re living in the Bryan-College Station area and wonder if the pain or discomfort you feel is considered a dental emergency, Anderson and Atkins DDS is here to help. Here are a few questions to ask yourself to help you decide if yo...
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You might have rescheduled your dentist appointment, but you don’t have to wait until your next visit to ensure you’re taking great care of your teeth and gums. We want everyone to have a positive experience when we see you in person, so here’s an oral care check-list for every member of your family.
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So many things have changed over the last few months, and we know you’re just as ready as we are to “get back to normal.” But it’s still important to honor the recommendations set by our state and city leaders as well as the American Dental Association (ADA) and Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC). We want to keep you and your family safe while still taking care of your oral health. You may have a few questions about what that looks like, so we’re here to answer them.
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If you’ve ever wondered, “Should I use mouthwash?” The short answer is, “Yes!” Mouthwash is an excellent addition to your oral care routine. But using an oral rinse should never replace brushing your teeth or flossing. Think of mouthwash as a dessert, not an entree. There are many benefits to using mouthwash as long as you use it the right way. We’ll answer all your mouthwash questions so you can clean your teeth and gums effectively.
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You brush your teeth twice a day, is flossing really that important? While brushing your teeth is necessary for good dental hygiene, there are many benefits to flossing. When you include this step in your daily routine, you take great strides towards the overall health of your teeth and gums. Read on before you decide to skip out on flossing your teeth.
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If you’ve never had a root canal before, we know the procedure can sound intimidating. Many people believe that a root canal is one of the most invasive and painful dental procedures. However, only 17% of people who have had a root canal describe it as their most painful dental visit. A root canal is nothing to be ashamed of. According to the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), more than 41,000 root canals are performed every day. This common procedure is extremely important in the pres...
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