June 25, 2019
After a long day of hanging out with some friends, one of them opens their camera app. You’re not a big fan of pictures, but you figure that if you close your lips enough, it will hide the gap in your smile. However, when you see the picture, you just look awkward, and you can still tell that you’re missing a tooth. You’re tired of not being comfortable with the way you look. Dental implants might be an option for you to replace your missing teeth. Keep reading to learn 5 things you should know before getting dental implants.
May 21, 2019
Whether you’re going on a job interview or a date, a bright, white smile is key for a good first impression. Unfortunately, a lifetime of drinking coffee and soda can leave your teeth looking a bit duller than you’d like. Of course, you could always go to your dentist for a professional teeth whitening, but there’s a natural solution as well. Some foods can even enhance your smile over time! If that’s your goal, here are just a few things you may want to make sure you pick up at the grocery store this week.
April 15, 2019
When it comes to maintaining your dental wellness, the condition of your gums is of the utmost importance. It’s relationship to the health of your teeth is of the same significance as soil is to the vitality of a plant. Your dentist in Allen says the health of your gums can also impact your overall wellness. Find out how as you continue reading.
March 21, 2019
Anyone who’s ever had a terrible toothache knows it’s not an experience they want to repeat anytime soon. On top of the short-term pain and discomfort, there’s a long-term consequence as well – the potential for losing a tooth. In some cases, teeth can be saved with simple fillings or dental crowns. But when a cavity becomes larger and leads to an infection and severe toothache, root canal therapy is often the only way to prevent the need for an extraction. Keep reading to find out how cavities develop and how root canals get you out pain and maintain your long-term oral health at the same time!
February 7, 2019
When any number of teeth are missing, it places you at a great disadvantage. Along with the aesthetics of your smile and self-esteem being compromised, it also becomes harder to do simple things like chew food and speak coherently. Thankfully, with dental implants and dentures, your dentist in Allen can replace your teeth and restore the quality of life you’ve been missing. Read on to learn how the two methods can be combined to deliver the absolute best results!
January 5, 2019
Want to enjoy healthy teeth and gums? It’s important to brush 2-3 times daily, floss at least once per day, limit your sugar intake, and see your dentist for checkups and cleanings. You should also avoid tobacco and illicit drugs and drink alcohol only in moderation (if at all). Following these steps will keep your smile looking its best both now and over the years to come.
December 2, 2018
Dental technology sure has come a long way. Now, dentists that keep up with the times use 3D printers to provide quicker and more exact dental treatments. Mouthguards and nightguards have been used for years to help patients take care of their teeth, sleep better, and fix jaw problems. Thanks to modern dentistry, these oral appliances can now be made using a 3D printer. Keep reading to learn about this new dental technology and how it can benefit you.
November 5, 2018
The environment inside your mouth is a dynamic one where there are fluctuations in temperature, different types of fluids present, lingering food particles and other factors that can contribute to the decay of your teeth. If your oral health is compromised, your dentist says it’s always best to seek a solution that involves salvaging your teeth and addressing the issue, as opposed to an extraction. Read on to learn why this is the best route to take.
October 4, 2018
Have you ever kicked yourself for missing out on an opportunity to make (or save) money? You may not think about your dental insurance in those terms, but when you let a year go by without scheduling necessary dental care, that’s exactly what you’re doing! In fact, a recent study by the American Dental Association found that, while the average annual benefit is $1,250 per person, most people only get around $323 of dental work annually. Since insurance benefits are lost at the end of the year, that’s over $900 that many people are passing up. Keep reading below for tips on how to take advantage of your benefits and learn what the typical coverage is for several common procedures. You (and your wallet) will be glad you did!
August 16, 2018
When you’re missing teeth, life can be quite difficult. Simple things like chewing food, smiling for photos and speaking clearly can become challenging. You may be feeling like there isn’t any help for you, but with the advancements in dentistry, patients are able to restore the full function and aesthetics of their teeth with implant dentures. Are you the right candidate for them, though? Your dentist weighs in to provide answers.