Category: Dental Health

Gum Disease True or False Quiz

Although considered common, seeing blood when you brush your teeth is far from normal, and can be a significant indicator that you need to visit your dentist. The beginning stages of gum disease often go unnoticed by the sufferer, and can quickly progress into a serious ailment requiring extensive restorations. Regular dental visits are the… Read more »

In Case of Dental Emergency…

Would you be prepared and confident in a dental emergency? Although emergencies are inconvenient and sometimes unavoidable, you can reduce the risk of losing your teeth by knowing what steps to take in the event that something happens. A dental emergency can involve severe tooth damage, a tooth being knocked out, or becoming loose. Because… Read more »

Excellent Reasons Not to Skip Your Dental Cleanings

The general rule of good dental hygiene (besides brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day) is to visit your dentist for dental cleanings and examinations at least once every six months. Your routine visits will allow us to ensure that your dental health stays in good shape by cleaning your teeth more thoroughly and… Read more »

FAQ About Bad Breath

Did you know that the smell of your breath can mean different things? After a tasty meal filled with onions and garlic, the smell drifting from your mouth can be overpowering for quite some time, but usually it will dissipate on its own. Some people experience different kinds of bad breath, known as halitosis, which… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Tooth Loss Could Predict Future Health

Tooth loss is a common effect of aging. Many senior citizens have lost one or more teeth due decay, accidents, and, most commonly, periodontal disease. Missing teeth can certainly affect your appearance and oral function. However, a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society shows that missing teeth can indicate whether a… Read more »

FAQ’s about Dental Decay

If you have ever had a cavity, you know that dental decay is no laughing matter. A cavity can seriously compromise your tooth. It can also lead to significant discomfort and reduced dental function. Whether you have recently been diagnosed with a cavity, or you are simply looking to prevent future damage, you may have… Read more »