How to Gauge the Likelihood of TMJ Disorder

TMJ disorder describes a dysfunction with your jaw’s joints, clinically known as temporomandibular joints (TMJs). The condition is likely to develop when your bite is imbalanced, or injured, and the joints are exposed to excessive pressure. Because your jaw’s nerve is part of the largest of your 12 cranial nerve groups, the discomfort associated with… Read more »

Questions About Cavities

According to research, over 90% of adults have had at least one cavity by the time they reach age 60. Luckily, cavities are highly treatable, but they must be treated; unlike a broken bone, a hole in your tooth won’t heal itself if you give it time. On the contrary, the longer a cavity remains,… Read more »

The Properties of Metal and Non-Metal Fillings

Metal amalgam is a mixture of liquid mercury and a powdered alloy containing silver, tin, copper, and other trace metals. Since the late 1800s, amalgam has helped countless patients with cavities restore their teeth as an inexpensive and durable dental filling. However, as highly-effective as metal amalgam fillings are, they still fall short in their… Read more »

FAQs About Dental Checkups

When was the last time you visited the dentist? Many people won’t set foot in a dental practice unless they’re experiencing the often-painful symptoms of gum disease or tooth decay. Instead of waiting for a problem to arise, why not attend routine checkups and help prevent the onset of serious dental issues? With a checkup,… Read more »

Brighten Your Smile in Southlake, TX

If you ask someone what they would change about their smile, odds are they will wish for brighter teeth. Over time, our smiles become dull due to unsightly discoloration. In order to address embarrassing stains and improve your appearance, you may require teeth whitening. Your Southlake TX dentist, Dr. Gregory Wright, offers patients the latest in… Read more »

Promoting Good Dental Habits in Your Kids

As a parent, you work hard to protect your kids and to ensure their healthy growth. Dental health is an important part of your children’s overall development and well-being. However, encouraging the right dental habits can be challenging.  In this post, Dr. Gregory Wright, your general dentist in Southlake, TX, explains how you can help… Read more »

Bruxism and Your Dental Health

Habitually clenching your jaws and grinding your teeth may build stronger jaw muscles, but it can also significantly damage or break your teeth. In fact, teeth grinding might not be so healthy for your jaw, either. Bruxism, the habit of rubbing your teeth together, can indicate a number of issues, from undue stress to an… Read more »