Gregory Allen Kerbel, DDS, PLLC
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Garland, TX 75043

Sealing Out Childhood Tooth Decay

Dental sealants act as a physical barrier that protects the teeth from accumulating harmful bacteria that can damage the enamel and lead to cavities. The surface of the molars and premolars are highly textured with what are called pits and fissures. This makes them more vulnerable to decay because they are harder to keep clean.

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Family Films and Healthy Dental Habits

The earlier you introduce kids to new things, the more likely they are to become comfortable with them. Sometimes the biggest struggle is figuring out how to do it. Movies have long been used as a great tool to share ideas, solve problems and introduce new concepts to children and adults of all ages. Here

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Burning Mouth Syndrome

Ask anyone who experiences this medical sensation, and they’ll tell you it’s as painful as it sounds. Burning Mouth Syndrome is characterized by a chronic or reoccurring feeling of burning on the tongue, the roof of the mouth, inside of the cheeks, gums or lips. You know the feeling you get when you take a

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Choosing a Mouth Guard for Your Athlete

Regardless of the groundhog’s adventures with his shadow, spring is coming. Eventually. That means that spring sports are just around the corner and you may be wondering how to keep your kids safe and protected while they enjoy healthy competition and active play. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), 10-20% of sports injuries involve

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Life May be Easier if it was Barbie Reminding Kids to Brush Their Teeth

Are your kids having trouble remembering to brush their teeth before bed? Mattel’s newest creation is called Hello Barbie Hologram, and it can be set up to give daily reminders such as reminding kids to brush their teeth. It can help with their morning and nighttime routines in other ways, as well, by offering features

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Why Dry Mouth Matters

Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, occurs when the mouth is unusually dry either temporarily or over a longer, more extended amount of time. You may have experienced this after forgetting to drink water on an especially hot day in the peak of summer. What many people don’t realize, is that if it occurs over a

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Surprising Stains That Keep Smiles Yellow

Stained and yellowing teeth are so last year! Thanks to scientific research and advancements in teeth whitening, all the tools needed to keep teeth at their brightest and whitest are only a phone call away. Based on the latest scientific research, we now know that even things we would never have guessed can cause discoloration

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The importance of Early Cavity Detection

The news everyone dreads when they visit the dentist, “you have a cavity.” With over three million cases a year in the US alone, 92% of adults aged 20 to 64 have had at least one cavity in their permanent teeth according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Our mouth is naturally

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Tooth Brushing Selfies

A recent study conducted by Case Western Reserve University has found that recording yourself with your phone while brushing can help improve oral health. The recorded selfie videos can then be shown to your dentist, and he or she can help give you feedback on how to improve your technique. Many people don’t realize, for

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Is Curing Cavities with Stem Cells in our Near Future?

A medication currently being used to treat Alzheimer’s disease has been successfully used in research to stimulate stem cells and ‘self-heal’ cavities. The drugs, Tideglusib, and glycogen synthase kinase were combined by scientists at King’s College in London and placed on a biodegradable sponge made of collagen. A statement released about the groundbreaking research said

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