Month: September 2014

How Important Is Your Toothbrush?

Normally you are probably very cautious about what you put in your mouth. Are you as fussy about your toothbrush? I bet not. Most people probably don’t think much about their toothbrush. They may choose it based on color or price, throw it in the shopping cart, and use it until the bristles bend or… Read more »

How Your Oral Health Affects Your Body

Did you know that your oral health might affect, contribute to, or be affected by the rest of your body? Research has linked your oral health to your overall health in many different studies. Periodontitis–the severest form of gum disease–has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, and dementia. In today’s blog, your North Richland Hills… Read more »

What is Your Dental Health Like?

Your dental health is important. Many people may not think so that’s why so many people skip going to the dentist, but it is. Your dental health is linked to your overall health, so if you take good care of your teeth, there is a good chance the rest of your body will be in… Read more »

A Closer Look at your Dental Anatomy

Be honest: Do you take your teeth for granted? However, if one of your pearly whites suddenly became loose or fell out, you would probably wish this incident had never happened. Getting to know your dental anatomy a little better might elicit a stronger connection between you and your grin, so you feel empowered to… Read more »

Why are Gummy Vitamins so Bad?

Leave it to modern American society to mass market a healthy supplement in the form of candy. You may put your fair share of sugar in your coffee, eat a sugary cereal or a cinnamon roll to start your day, so what’s a little gummy vitamin, right? Unfortunately, all sucrose (AKA sugar) truly is a… Read more »

Vertical Tooth Fractures are No Fun

There’s a crazy name for tiny fractures which can end up in the surfaces of your tooth enamel: craze lines. Many people are amazed to find out that enamel is the hardest substance in their bodies, designed to protect teeth. Unfortunately, regular wear-and-tear and various traumas can compromise your translucent tooth enamel. North Richland Hills… Read more »

A Closer Look at Antibacterial Mouthrinses

Halitosis (chronic bad breath) can be a huge blow to your self-confidence and quality of life. Close interactions with other people can become embarrassing when obvious foul odors are emanating from your mouth. You might find yourself completely avoiding conspiratorial conversations, hugs, and smooches with your significant other. There may be times where you don’t… Read more »

Tips for Maintaining Great Dental Health

If you skip brushing and flossing before bed more often than you care to admit, you are much more likely to have dental health issues. If you buy a large soda at the mini-mart near work on the way home and chomp on ice cubes for an hour in traffic, you are taking even more… Read more »

Look Inside: Digital Dental X-rays

Examining your oral health requires more than a trained eye. X-rays have been a vital part of dentistry for decades, and have helped dentists gain a clear picture of patients’ teeth, gums, jawbones, and the structures surrounding their smiles. The clearer the picture, the more accurately your dentist can identify and diagnose the early signs… Read more »

The Evolution of Fillings and Crowns

Do you have a cavity? To get your teeth back in working order, your dentist will most likely use fillings or crowns. These common restorative procedures can strengthen and protect decayed teeth. Fillings and crowns have evolved through many changes over the years. This means that modern dental work has greatly improved compared to older… Read more »