Want to Enjoy Meals Again? An Implant Could Help

Want to Enjoy Meals Again? An Implant Could HelpAs children, most people experience excitement and even pride the first time they lose a tooth. After all, it’s an important rite of passage and often an excuse to receive a treat from the Tooth Fairy. Unfortunately, adult tooth loss tends to elicit far different feelings, namely frustration, embarrassment, and even anxiety. “How will my smile function, now?” is just one of the many questions adults tend to face, after suffering from tooth loss. Fortunately, dental prostheses like implants make it possible to rebound from tooth loss with a renewed sense of confidence. So, if you have suffered tooth loss, or if your dentist has extracted one or several of your teeth, it’s time to ask him or her about how a dental implant could help.


Take Your Kids for an Adventure with Clifford the Big Red Dog

Take Your Kids for an Adventure with Clifford the Big Red DogDid you grow up loving reading about the adventures of the legendary Clifford the Big Red Dog, or even watching him on television? If so, now is a great time to introduce your children to this larger-than-life character, by visiting the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, which is hosting a special Clifford exhibit now through Sunday, September 24, 2017. This is just one of many great reasons to visit the museum over summer break! (more…)

Got Questions? Talk to Your Restorative Dentist!

Got Questions? Talk to Your Restorative Dentist!Are you wondering if you would be able to tell if your smile was in need of restorative dental treatment? If so, don’t fret. The good news is that many dental issues give warning signs before they have progressed to the point of requiring extensive restorative treatment. Paying attention to changes in your smile and watching for potential warning signs of damage is a simple yet effective way to help protect your smile. That said, preventive checkups and cleanings are also essential, since they can help to remove plaque before it can cause any dental issues. Just as importantly, these visits give your dentist a great opportunity to check for any burgeoning issues, and for you to ask questions you might have about general dental care, or restorative treatment specifically. (more…)

Want to Smile Confidently? Veneers Could Help

Want to Smile Confidently? Veneers Could HelpHas it been years, but feel like ages, since you last smiled confidently, knowing your smile was creating the kind of positive first impression you would like? If you have long been plagued by dental imperfections, you may not even remember how great it once felt to have a beautiful smile you enjoyed showing off. Fortunately, porcelain veneers are a comprehensive cosmetic treatment option that can help to hide or correct many imperfections. Perhaps best of all, though, they can be carefully crafted to create incredibly natural-looking results. That way, you can smile confidently knowing people will see only your beautiful smile, not your cosmetic dental work! (more…)

Want to Smile Confidently? A Porcelain Crown Could Be Key!

Want to Smile Confidently? A Porcelain Crown Could Be Key!If you have spent several years feeling embarrassed by noticeable metal dental work, there are actually several reasons to consider updating your restoration. The most obvious might be for the cosmetic benefit of having a more natural-looking restoration, such as a porcelain crown. That said, there are actual important functional reasons to consider a more modern dental restoration, as well. Over time, old crowns can begin to fail, potentially leading to painful tooth infections. For many patients, dentists recommend replacing crowns every five to ten years. If yours was placed longer than that, a more seamless update could be a great solution, both cosmetically and functionally. (more…)

Looking to Have Fun as a Family In Fort Worth?

Looking to Have Fun as a Family In Fort Worth?Want to see a great movie right in the heart of downtown Fort Worth? If so, don’t miss the upcoming movie nights at Sundance Square Plaza. This is one of the plaza’s most beloved annual events. These are great opportunities to get together with family, or friends, to catch classic films brought back to an incredibly big screen, for your outdoor summer enjoyment. Just grab a blanket and enjoy the free fun! The movies will kick off at 8:45 p.m. each Thursday, now through July 13. Upcoming features include “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” on July 6, followed by “Grease,” on July 13, 2017. Don’t miss them. (more…)

Take Our Dental Health Quiz!

You probably realize that your teeth serve an important function in your continued wellbeing, and that brushing them every day is vital to their good health. However, beyond the obvious, your teeth are also responsible for digesting your food, enunciating your words, and decorating your face (among many other duties). To learn more about the importance of your teeth and taking care of your overall oral health, take our short quiz below. (more…)

Fillings Prevent Bigger Problems

Fillings Prevent Bigger ProblemsPreventative care is the most important part of protecting your teeth and keeping your mouth healthy. It is essential that you brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day. Keeping yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water keeps the saliva flowing in your mouth which keeps the harmful bacteria moving along. If you regularly visit your dentist, you can stay on top of your professional cleanings. Your dentist can also spot any problems early enough to treat them without an extensive procedure. If decay is caught early enough, it can be reversed. If a cavity is caught at an early stage, it can be treated with a dental filling. If a cavity is left untreated, it can continue to decay into the inner layer of your tooth, the dentin. Once it reaches the dentin, it can cause quite a lot of pain and discomfort.  (more…)

Tips To Protect Your Teeth

tips to protect teethTeeth are built to last a lifetime. There are certainly factors that can shorten this span including genetics, health problems, lifestyle choices, injuries, accidents, and more. But with the right protection and care, your teeth can serve you for the rest of your life. In order for your teeth to better serve you, you must protect and care for them. The more vigilant you can be with the maintenance of your oral health, the better your overall health can be.  (more…)

Brighter, Whiter Teeth For Summertime

brighter whiter teeth summerThe sunshine of the summer has a way of making everything seem brighter. Your teeth should be no exception. If you are looking for a dramatic change in your smile without an invasive procedure, teeth whitening may be for you. If you have deep discoloration that has stained your teeth for years, a professional treatment can be the solution to uncovering your dazzling smile. At the office of Steven M. Huffstutler, DDS, there are two options for whitening treatments available: at-home whitening and KöR® Deep BleachingTM . (more…)