April 23, 2019
Every morning, you take the time to brush, floss, rinse, and clean every nook and cranny of your mouth. You’ve just visited your dentist, and they let you know that, for the third time in a row, you have a new cavity that needs to be filled. How can that be when you’re so good about keeping up with your oral hygiene? Cavities can form for a number of reasons, and not all of them have to do with your dental routine. Read on for 5 reasons why your cavities could be forming. (more…)
April 3, 2019
Did you know that oral cancer is on the rise? Dentists and doctors have been alarmed that it’s being found more frequently, even in younger people who have never smoked. The good news? You can get screened easier than you may have thought by simply scheduling regular checkups with a dentist. As with all cancers, early detection is key. And, since most people don’t spend time looking at all the nooks and crannies in their mouth, these visits are an opportunity to let your dentist do that for you. Learn more about oral cancer below and how you can reduce your risk!
March 22, 2019
Our smiles are often the first thing that people notice about us and part of what can make a positive lasting impression. However, if you have chipped or stained teeth, you may feel too embarrassed to show your full smile around others.
Thanks to modern cosmetic dentistry, beautiful teeth are not just for A-list celebrities or super-wealthy businessmen and women. Porcelain veneers can transform almost any smile by correcting minor dental imperfections. Do you want to be able to light up the room with your smile? Here is everything you need to know about porcelain veneers.
March 6, 2019
Your teeth are strong, but believe it or not, they are not indestructible. In a second, you can go from perfectly healthy teeth to a dental emergency with a chipped, cracked, or knocked-out tooth. On a less dramatic note, you can notice that your teeth suddenly don’t look as white or attractive as they used to. Your dentist in Oak Cliff can certainly help you address these situations and restore your oral health, but there are some common trends leading up to them. Most are direct results of things you may do on a regular, if not daily, basis that subject your teeth to harsh treatment. Here are 5 things you do that can lead to unfavorable results for your teeth. (more…)
February 8, 2019
As a busy parent, you want to focus your precious time and attention on what matters. Many parents mistakenly assume that their children’s baby teeth don’t matter because they’re going to fall out, but nothing could be further from the truth! Healthy baby teeth are crucial for your child’s smile – now and in adulthood. In honor of February being Children’s Dental Health Month, keep reading to learn more about the importance of your child’s oral health at every stage, and what you can do to improve it!
February 6, 2019
If you’re missing one or more of your teeth, you’re not alone. This common problem affects around 120 million Americans. For years, your only option for tooth replacement was dentures, but thanks to modern dentistry, you now have the most realistic restoration available: dental implants. Not only to they look and function like your normal smile, but dental implants also have health benefits. Keep reading to learn how you can give yourself boosted confidence with a completed smile in the new year.
January 10, 2019
It’s the start of a new year, and you’re excited about the possibilities that await you. When you made your new year’s resolutions, though, did you include a goal to make improvements in your oral health? If not, don’t fret because you still have time to add it to your list of aspirations. Learn how preventive care can make a positive impact in several ways as your dentist goes in depth.
January 2, 2019
Each year, billions of dental insurance dollars are wasted because they aren’t used before January 1st. Most dental insurance plans have a deadline at the end of the year, which doesn’t allow your benefits to rollover into the next. So, if you didn’t see your dentist, you’re wasting benefits that you’ve been paying for all year. Now that it’s a new year, you have a new set of benefits! Keep reading to learn how to use your insurance to its fullest potential before your benefits are gone forever.
December 23, 2018
Most people see their dentist when it’s time for a regular exam and cleaning. Other times, however, the need is more urgent. This is especially the case when the patient is suffering discomfort from cavities, mouth trauma, impaction, and other painful conditions.
December 12, 2018
Who among us enjoys making unexpected trips to the dentist? A toothache can hit us at the worst [possible time, like when we’re planning a big trip or an important business meeting. One way to help prevent this problem is by brushing at least twice daily. But what kind of toothbrush is best for your teeth? The answer comes down to three things: bristles, size, and comfort.