Month: January 2014

The Bright Smiles Guide

Every day, your teeth grind and tear the food you eat, filter the beverages you sip, and fight off the harmful bacteria that cling to them. Even if you strive to keep your teeth clean and healthy, they can lose their sparkle and pearly white color over time. Darkly-pigmented foods and drinks are more notorious… Read more »

How Dental Crowns Compare to Other Restorations

Dental crowns are lifelike replicas of teeth’s natural crowns, and they’re a popular way to reinforce and improve a compromised tooth. A dental crown can serve as an effective treatment alone, or be combined with other restorative treatments, such as a dental filling or root canal procedure. In many cases, having a spare replica of… Read more »

Gum Contouring and Disease Treatment with Lasers

Your gums, or the soft periodontal tissue that covers and protects the lower halves of your teeth, are an important component of your oral health. They support your teeth’s roots where they emerge from the gum line, and gum disease is one of the most wide-spread and destructive dental issues today. An uneven gum line… Read more »

How Does Baking Soda Clean Teeth?

If you’re low-maintenance, then you’re probably familiar with the many uses of baking soda. More formally known as sodium bicarbonate, baking soda has been a home remedy and household product for ages, and even today, it still serves a multitude of purposes, from cleaning your house to cleaning your teeth. Its unique nature makes baking… Read more »

What Happens at Your Dental Checkup?

Although the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends attending a dental checkup at least once every six months, many people consider it more of a suggestion. Unless their teeth hurt, or are noticeably loose, some patients don’t visit the dentist at all. The sad thing is that most dental pain and diseases can be avoided if… Read more »

What Does Your Dental Hygienist Do?

Part of a good dental hygiene routine involves visiting your dentist’s office at least once every six months for a thorough checkup and cleaning. During your visit, you’ll spend much of the time with a dental hygienist who, along with your dentist, is an integral part of helping you and your family maintain clean, healthy… Read more »

The Ultimate Guide to Good Oral Health

The standard for good hygiene is relatively new; our ancestors had no such general guide to caring for their teeth, and dental care usually consisted of extracting teeth and/or replacing them with primitive restorations. Today, however, science, medicine, and dentistry have provided the knowledge necessary to protect our smiles from aggressive diseases and tooth loss…. Read more »

Can a Confident Smile Improve Your Quality of Life?

If your oral health is particularly bad, then the impact on your comfort and daily life can be almost tangible. A variety of dental diseases can cause toothaches and other discomfort, and the need for advanced dental treatment can complicate an already hectic schedule. Yet, the true impact your smile has on your overall quality… Read more »

How Many Ways Can You Restore Your Smile?

For the most part, your dental health care should focus on prevention. Avoiding progressive issues like tooth decay and gum disease is preferable to dealing with them once they develop. Nevertheless, dental issues are a common problem, and restoring compromised smiles is a major facet of professional dentistry. Southlake restorative dentist, Dr. Gregory Wright, offers… Read more »

Avoid Chapped Lips this Winter

The cold weather isn’t always the only source of discomfort this time of year. Chapped lips are a common phenomenon, and since they aren’t necessarily a direct result of the cold, bundling up in extra-warm clothes won’t prevent your lips from chapping. At least, not if you don’t take proper precautions. Your Southlake dentist explains… Read more »