Month: November 2013

A Professional Makeover for Your Smile

Your smile may not be perfect, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be. Many imperfections, such as stained, yellowed, chipped, cracked, or oddly spaced teeth, can occur even if you diligently practice good dental hygiene. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving a smile’s appearance when your teeth and gums are healthy and free of disease. A… Read more »

Southlake Dentist Describes Your Teeth

Your teeth are remarkable. They’re responsible for filling out your smile, processing food to fuel your body, and allowing you to enunciate your words clearly, and they’re protected by the most resilient substance that the body produces. Teeth are also peculiar in the fact that, when damaged or threatened, they don’t possess the ability to… Read more »

Why You Should Ask Your Dentist About TMJ Disorder

Your temporomandibular joints, or TMJs, are located in front of each ear, and they connect the lower jaw to the temporal bones in your skull. Usually, these joints don’t garner much attention throughout daily life, although they’re the most-used joints in the human body. When they’re disturbed, however, the discomfort can radiate throughout your head,… Read more »

The Many Uses of Dental Crowns

Healthy teeth do more than fill out a smile nicely; they’re also the most used parts of the body, responsible for tearing and chewing food, enunciating words properly, and uplifting the facial features surrounding your smile. When a tooth is damaged or infected with disease, it can inhibit your mouth’s proper function. A dental crown… Read more »

The Benefits of Dental Implants

When it comes to lost teeth, dental implants offer the most comprehensive replacement options available. As prosthetic tooth roots, implants are surgically inserted into a patient’s jawbone, which fuses to the implant’s biocompatible titanium surface. Once the jawbone heals, your Southlake dentist can attach your replacement teeth to the dental implants, effectively replacing the root… Read more »

What is a Tooth Cavity?

Most people are familiar with cavities. In fact, over 90% of adults in the United States have had at least one in their permanent teeth, and dental caries (the condition that makes cavities possible) affects over half of school-aged children. A cavity describes a hole in a tooth caused by an internal infection, known as… Read more »

Southlake Dentist on the Oral-Systemic Connection

Many people don’t consider oral health a part of their systemic wellbeing. However, numerous studies throughout the advancement of dentistry have shown that a patient’s mouth is not as distinct from his/her physical health as many believe. In fact, a healthy mouth is a vital component of your continued overall wellbeing. As your Southlake dentist… Read more »

Unleash Your New Smile Fast with Zoom Whitening

Have you had it with hiding your stained teeth when you smile? Do you want to get the smile you’ve been yearning for as fast as you possibly can? If so, you won’t find many options that are faster than the Zoom Whitening treatment offered by your Southlake TX dentist, Dr. Gregory Wright. An in-office… Read more »

The Necessity of Good Dental Hygiene

Have you ever run your tongue over teeth, only to cringe as it came in contact with some sticky, uncomfortable gunk? That gunk is plaque, and as you may know, it’s the everyday target of your teeth brushing and flossing routine. However, removing plaque from your teeth is about much more than just comfort; when… Read more »

The True Damage of Gum Disease

Gum disease alone is a fairly destructive disease. If left unchecked, it can destroy your gum tissue and jawbone, eventually resulting in the loss of one or more teeth. In fact, gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss in America. These effects have long been known by dental professionals across the world… Read more »