Month: December 2013

A General Dentist’s Take on Calcium

While the mineral is well-known for keeping bones strong, calcium is equally important to keeping your teeth healthy enough to function properly. The jawbone that supports your teeth must remain strong to sustain the roots embedded within it, but calcium is also directly beneficial to the enamel that protects your teeth. In fact, tooth enamel… Read more »

Two Ways Your Dental Checkup Protects Your Health

According to the American Dental Association’s suggestions, good hygiene demands that you brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once to control the buildup of dental plaque. To clean up the plaque that your toothbrush and floss miss, the ADA also recommends attending a routine dental exam and cleaning at… Read more »

How Quick Would You Like Your Teeth Whitened?

Have your teeth lost their luster? Are they stained, and making you unhappy with your smile? Unlike most dental health issues, teeth can often stain regardless of your best efforts to keep them bright and beautiful. For instance, the color molecules, or chromogens, that give your food and beverages their color have a natural tendency… Read more »

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 »

Replacing Lost Teeth with Dental Implants

Losing a tooth is a serious matter. The gap in your smile can throw your bite off balance, and force your remaining teeth to take up the slack, which can lead to a host of other dental troubles that might include further tooth loss. Depending on how many teeth you’ve lost, a dental bridge, partial… 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 »

Don’t Let Chronic Bad Breath Ruin Your Day

Are you too embarrassed to converse with people too closely because of chronic bad breath? Most people experience foul breath at least once in a while, especially immediately after waking up in the morning. However, when bad breath lingers, then you may have to contend with more than just a bad case of morning breath…. 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 »