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Why You Should Invest Your Tax Refund to Improve Your Smile

April 7, 2021

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patient at a dental consultation to invest their tax refund

Tax Day is almost here. By now, you have most likely already filed your taxes and received your refund. If not, you should be getting it soon! It may be tempting to use this money to treat yourself to something you want but don’t actually need, like a vacation. This year, however, why not make a smart financial investment by spending your tax refund on dental care? Here’s why investing in your smile now can benefit your health – and your bank account – in the long run.


Why Is Enamel Wear Such a Big Deal?

March 4, 2021

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Woman with enamel wear

Your teeth are strong! They are constantly fighting back against bacteria, acidic foods and beverages, a wide range of temperatures, and a great deal of force. You can thank your enamel for keeping the inner, more sensitive layers of your teeth safe from harm. Your protective enamel is that hard, outer layer of your tooth, and it is the strongest substance in your entire body! That being said, it isn’t indestructible. Enamel wear can cause serious issues for your dental health. Continue reading to learn more about enamel erosion, what causes it, and how you can prevent it.


Keeping Your Smile Healthy Can Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease!

February 1, 2021

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man holding a red paper heart to his chest for American Heart Month

When you think of the month of February, you probably picture flowers, chocolates, and hearts. Odds are this is because of Valentine’s Day, but did you know that February is also American Heart Month? This observation was created to bring awareness to the importance of heart health. Recent studies have actually shown that the health of your gums can impact your heart. Read on below as a dentist discusses this connection and provides tips on how you can keep your heart and smile healthy!


Am I Too Old for Cosmetic Dental Treatment?

January 2, 2021

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Senior woman at cosmetic dentist

Cosmetic dentistry is a booming industry that is only getting more popular each year. There are all sorts of reasons why so many people are opting to enhance their smiles, including additional disposable income and more advanced technology. However, have you been contemplating whether or not you are too old to be investing in the appearance of your smile? A cosmetic dentist explains whether or not this is actually the case.


New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Smile

December 3, 2020

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Champagne on New Year's

New Year’s is the perfect time to start fresh with healthier habits. Whether you are determined to eat more vegetables or hit the gym an extra day each week, small steps are crucial for making big changes in your life. As for your smile, there are always ways that you can improve. Here are a few New Year’s resolution ideas that can help you to keep up a healthy smile throughout the upcoming year.


Are the Holidays the Worst Time for Your Dental Health?

November 11, 2020

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Holiday dinner

It’s finally the time of year that everybody has been waiting for! Whether you’re excited for the holiday music, catching up with relatives, giving gifts, or the delicious meals, you certainly have a lot to look forward to. However, you don’t want to be one of the many people that need to spend extra time in the dental chair afterward in order to have cavities filled. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to prevent this. Continue reading to learn why the holiday season is probably the worst time of year for your oral health and what you can do to combat dental issues.


5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Put Off Replacing a Metal Crown

October 13, 2020

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Reasons for replacing a metal crown like these ones

Are you tired of people commenting on your metal crown every time you speak or laugh? These shiny restorations used to be the only option for repairing weakened or damaged teeth. While they’re reliably durable, they leave a noticeable metallic shine amidst your pearly whites. Not only can this leave you embarrassed to smile, but metal crowns can negatively affect your health. Here are five reasons you shouldn’t put off replacing a metal crown with a newer, safer, and more lifelike tooth-colored restoration.


How Popular Drinks Affect Your Teeth

September 17, 2020

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Cup of coffee on table at cafe

In the summer, few things are as refreshing as an ice-cold glass of soda in the afternoon sun. However, now that the temperature is starting to drop, you may be reaching for a warm, relaxing cup of coffee instead. While indulging in your favorite drinks on occasion isn’t inherently bad, it is important to remember that they can negatively impact your teeth and gums from the moment they enter your mouth. Read on for the relationship between popular beverages and oral health.


What Does It Feel Like to Get Braces?

August 10, 2020

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Smiling young woman with braces in Midland

Are you considering braces in Midland or are getting ready to have them placed? This reliable orthodontic treatment has helped countless patients achieve a set of beautifully straightened pearly whites. However, it’s natural to have questions or apprehensions about what it will be like to have this new dental appliance in your mouth. Thankfully, gathering some information ahead of time can go a long way in helping you feel more confident about this process. Here’s what you can expect as you start your journey towards a straighter, healthier smile.


Welcome! Get to Know Your Experienced Midland Dentist

June 17, 2020

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Hello! Welcome to the blog of Dr. Michael Courter. This is the best place for families in Midland, TX and the surrounding communities to get the latest dental information directly from a dentist in their area. Dr. Courter and his team are excited to help you comfortably and efficiently achieve optimum oral health with their variety of services and extensive training. But first, they encourage you to read on an learn a little more about your highly experienced Midland dentist.

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