In one form or another, toothbrushes have been around for thousands of years. There is evidence that ancient peoples used “chew sticks” — little twigs with frayed ends — to clean their teeth. Thankfully, oral hygiene products have come a long way since then. All we have to do is head to the grocery store and choose from the dozens of toothbrush styles that are available. But which toothbrush is best for you? Your dentist is here to offer some handy guidance to help you find the ideal tooth-cleaning tool.
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May 5, 2018
April 4, 2018
Have you ever wondered what those weird white bumps on your inner and outer lip are? They seem to appear out of nowhere, but when you have them, they get in the way of completing the most basic tasks comfortably. Tasks like chewing and even speaking can be negatively affected if you have a canker sore. That’s why your dentist thought it would be worthwhile to explain what they are and how to treat the ones you have.
March 5, 2018
At first glance, you’d think choosing a dentist would only mean searching for the closest one. However, the one that’s close by may not have the ability to provide the level or variety of care that you and your family deserves. The more time you invest in learning about your new dentist and about their practice, the more equipped you’ll be to make the right decision the first time.
When choosing your dentist, you’ll need to focus on your family’s needs, the dentist’s qualifications, and the values they portray on a regular basis. Keep reading to learn more about the process!
February 2, 2018
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! It’s the time of year when parents are encouraged to pay special attention to their children’s pearly whites, focusing on promoting good habits that will last a lifetime. Would you like to get into the spirit of this special and important annual observance? Your family dentist offers a few tips that will benefit the smiles of every member of your household.
January 16, 2018
As we jump right into the new year, it can be easy to get caught up on a specific resolution. Whether it’s exercising more or trying to eat healthier, you want to make sure you commit. A great way to improve your overall health is to keep your oral care habits in check.
One of the parts of oral care you may have forgotten is regular visits to your dentist. Learn why checkups and cleanings are key to keeping your mouth healthy.
December 22, 2017
When rinsing your mouth after you have brushed your teeth, do you notice blood-tinged spit in the sink? If you are like most people, you probably do not put much thought into it. You believe that you were probably brushing too hard; however, this is rarely the case. In fact, it is a red flag that indicates a larger underlying issue—gum disease. Bleeding gums is often the first sign of an infection that can negatively impact your oral and overall health. At the first sign of blood, it is important to schedule an appointment with your dentist to fix it before it becomes a major problem.
November 7, 2017
Your dentist in Dallas, and the dental hygienists at the office, probably remind you to floss every time you go in for a checkup. Yet, cleaning between your teeth may not yet be a part of your regular routine. You may find that flossing is uncomfortable, or you might just forget to do it every day. Your dentist is here to explain why flossing is so important and how you can get the greatest benefit from it. Maybe you’ll finally have the motivation you need to integrate flossing into your everyday life.
October 31, 2017
It can be hard to get a room full of people to agree on a single subject, but we think that almost everyone can agree that it’s not a pleasant feeling to have sensitive teeth. Twinging dental pain could be caused from a variety of sources. Your dentist is here to unveil the hidden causes of tooth sensitivity.
September 5, 2017
Your mouth is an intricate puzzle that fits and works together perfectly. It’s especially important to keep your permanent adult teeth healthy, clean, and strong so that they can fully perform each of their functions.
To understand why excellent dental hygiene is critical to maintaining a strong smile, your dentist thought it would be helpful to review 4 types of teeth we all have in our mouths and each of their roles.
August 23, 2017
Veneers are thin sheaths of dental grade porcelain used to correct and conceal cosmetic smile flaws. Like any dental treatment, they’re not right for everyone. If you’re looking to transform damaged, flawed teeth into a picture-perfect smile, schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation with a dentist to learn more about porcelain veneers and other services that can help you achieve your goals.