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No More TMJ Pain!

The temporomandibular joints (otherwise known as the TMJ) are small, but this doesn’t mean they don’t do plenty of heavy lifting. Connecting the upper and lower jawbones, they go to work every time you chew, yawn, laugh, or open and close your mouth.So it’s essential that the TMJ remains in good working order. When it’s not, the discomfort is constant, wide ranging, and potentially ...

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Get the Scoop on Gum Disease [video]

Gum disease is extremely common — and dangerous. The latest research shows that bacteria from your gums can travel to the heart and lead to cardiovascular disease. In this video, Dr. Crain of Texas Grins discusses periodontal disease and the importance of aggressive treatment.To schedule an appointment at our Willow Park, TX office, call (817) 779-7111 or check out our online  form.  ...

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Choose Texas Grins for Your General Dentistry Needs

 If you live in or around Willow Park, TX, and have been searching for a new dentist, you can stop looking now. At Texas Grins, Dr. Ryan Crain and his friendly, professional staff will take care of all your general dentistry needs. From our welcoming environment to our advanced technology, we take general dentistry to the next level. In fact, Dr. Crain is the only dentist in the county ...

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Keep Tooth Decay at Bay [video]

Plaque is a sticky layer of bacteria that builds up on teeth and causes decay. Watch the following video from the American Dental Association for tips on keeping teeth free of plaque through diet and good oral hygiene.An important part of taking care of your mouth is visiting the dentist every six months. If you live in the Willow Park, TX area, call Texas Grins at (817) 779-7111 to ...

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Does Sleep Apnea Keep You Awake?

     So you snore. Big deal, right? Well, if you have sleep apnea, it is a big deal. Sleep apnea not only hurts your quality of life, it can kill you. In fact, when the coroner’s report came out on the recent death of actress Carrie Fisher, sleep apnea was listed as a contributing cause.If you snore, suffer disrupted sleep but aren’t sure why, ...

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Do You Have TMJ Disorder? [quiz]

Do you suffer from chronic jaw, face, or neck pain? Do you get earaches or migraines? You may have TMD, or TMJ disorder. Take this quiz to see if your symptoms match up. Then call Texas Grins of Willow Park, TX at (817) 779-7111 or fill out or web form. We can craft a custom appliance to stop your TMJ pain.   Loading Do You Have TMJ Disorder?var QuizWorks = ...

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Dental Emergency? Call Us Stat!

Maybe that impromptu game of tackle football wasn’t such a good idea. Maybe you walked into a wall — and the wall won. (Note to self: no more texting while walking.) Maybe you were just minding your own business and were hit by sudden and excruciating tooth pain.Dental emergencies come in all forms, but they have this in common: they can be terrifying, painful, and need to be dealt with ...

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Build Your Confidence, Chewing Force With Dental Implants

A few days ago, a patient came to Texas Grins asking about our dental implants. Like so many denture wearers I’ve met, this patient hated her dentures and wanted a solution. She struggled with bad teeth for years and couldn’t eat the food she loved. Not only did she struggle to eat the food she loved, but she lived in constant fear that her dentures would fly out while she spoke, laughed, or ...

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3 Big Advantages of Same-Day Crowns

A dental crown is one of the most versatile treatments used in dentistry. At Texas Grins in Willow Park, we use dental crowns to fix damaged teeth or correct cosmetic issues. You might have a crown in your mouth, or know the restoration by it’s other name, a “cap.”Either way, crowns have been used in dentistry for hundreds of years. The materials have evolved to where we can now create ...

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Treat Yourself to a Brand-New Smile

Enough with the embarrassment. With the shame of walking around with crooked, chipped, stained, or just plain worn-down teeth. This summer, treat yourself to the gift of a brand-new smile.Cosmetic dentistry problems may be, well, cosmetic. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have a huge effect on how you feel about yourself, carry yourself, and how other people perceive you. Indeed, when it ...

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No More TMJ Pain!

The temporomandibular joints (otherwise known as the TMJ) are small, but this doesn’t mean they don’t do plenty of heavy lifting. Connecting the upper and lower jawbones, they go to ...

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