Month: January 2015

3 Winter Beverages and Your Healthy Smile

Although we have enjoyed a string of unseasonably warm days here in North Texas, it is still winter time. As we prepare for the mild cold front this weekend, it is a great time to stock up on those warm winter drinks. However, as you fill up your shopping cart, stop and think about how… Read more »

Understanding Gingivitis vs. Periodontitis

Gum disease is a hot topic among dental professionals because it can have serious consequences for your oral and physical health. When bacteria accumulate in your gums, they can cause tooth loss, gum recession, and many other problems. However, if you are worried about protecting your oral health, you may also be wondering about gingivitis… Read more »

Have You Visited These Fort Worth Art Museums?

Living in North Richland Hills, we are fortunate to be close to not one, but two, world-class cities. Though Dallas often gets the lion’s share of cultural attention, Fort Worth is home to a number of outstanding art museums. The Kimbell, Fort Worth Modern, and Amon Carter each house a distinct permanent collection, and they… Read more »

Diabetes and Dental Health

If you struggle with diabetes, you know that the condition can increase your risk for a number of health conditions. However, while your doctor may have cautioned you about the effects of diabetes on your heart or kidneys, no one may ever have talked to you about diabetes and dental health. The condition can increase… Read more »

Quiz: Which Whitening Treatment Is Right for You?

If you want to enjoy a brighter and more youthful smile, you may be considering teeth whitening. This treatment is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. It is safe, comfortable, and does not involve any alteration of your teeth. At the same time, however, the treatment can have very dramatic results for your appearance,… Read more »

5 Foods to Protect Your Smile

While certain foods are detrimental to your teeth, there are many others that can protect your smile. Many of these may not be the foods you expect. It turns out that healthy dental eating is a lot more delicious than you may have thought. Nevertheless, as with all nutrition, it is important to exercise moderation…. Read more »

5 Foods That Cause Dental Damage

You know that sugar can damage your teeth. It is one of the leading causes of cavities, since oral bacteria derive their energy from starches and sugar. However, you may not be aware that other foods can lead to significant dental damage – and they are not the foods you might expect! While it is… Read more »

Fluoride and Your Dental Health

If you pay attention to health news, you may be aware of the widespread (and primarily online) debate regarding the use of fluoride. Most city water supplies contain fluoride, but in recent years, many people have started to object to the use of this mineral. They claim that fluoride is responsible for a number of… Read more »

Prepare for the Polar Plunge!

Although we’ve just started to enjoy some warmer days here in North Texas, it’s not exactly warm enough for swimming. That is, it’s not warm enough for most people. However, if you want to brave the elements and raise some money for a great cause, this Saturday, January 24 is a good time to take… Read more »

Do You Need Root Canal Therapy?

Root canals are one of the most misunderstood dental treatments. Not only do they have a rather unfair reputation for being extremely unpleasant; like many patients, you may not understand when root canal therapy is actually advisable. A toothache is one indication that you may need endodontic treatment. However, not every twinge is a sign… Read more »