Month: May 2014

The Important Facts About Grinding Teeth

Grinding your teeth might not seem like a big deal. After all, most people clench their teeth together when they’re stressed, angry, tense, or in pain. When it occurs habitually, however, the results can devastate your oral health, and may include cracked and fractured teeth, exhausted jaw joints and muscles, and possibly even tooth loss…. Read more »

A New Smile, From the Ground Up

Sometimes, minor issues can affect the beauty of your smile, even if your teeth are otherwise healthy. In such cases, a cosmetic dental procedure can usually help correct the problem and restore your smile. In other instances, however, your smile can be afflicted by a number of issues, including some that can inhibit your mouth’s… Read more »

Why Does Your Breath Smell?

If you eat, breathe with your mouth open, or you just aren’t consistent when it comes to your dental care, you might have bad breath, or halitosis. This can be a once-every-so-often situation, or it could be persistent, depending on what the cause is. Generally, most people wake up with “morning breath,” which is considered… Read more »

The Delicious Pineapple: Good or Bad for Teeth?

Do you have any pending summer traveling plans? Many people dream of a tropical paradise for their biggest vacations. If you’ve ever been to Hawaii, or know anything about their tourism culture, you probably assign the pineapple as one of the many symbols of the state. Fortunately, these days you can find pineapple in just… Read more »

Why Does My Tooth Hurt?

If you have a toothache that has lasted for a few days, chances are there is something behind the ache. Symptoms associated with a toothache could be any sharp, throbbing, or constant pain, or swelling around the tooth. Headaches can also occur, along with fevers. If there is an infection, drainage from the infected tooth… Read more »

Dental Checkup FAQ With Dr. Wright

Did you know most dental conditions begin as silent manifestations of bacterial growth? Imagine tooth decay; it doesn’t usually cause discomfort until the bacteria reach the dentin (second or inner layer of your tooth). Prior to the sensitivity, the bacteria flourish on your teeth and below your gumline as plaque, advancing into tartar(hardened plaque) and… Read more »

A New Gum Disease Innovation: Protein

Preventive dental care is a similar concept to maintaining your car with oil changes or cutting your hair every six weeks. Maintenance allows us to keep things as we want them. Periodontal disease (gum disease) is another preventable condition which consists of inflammation when your gum tissues are infiltrated by bacteria. Gum recession and tooth… Read more »

Why Gum Disease Matters to Your Heart

Heart disease is a general term that encompasses a number of different heart health conditions, including coronary heart problems that occur when plaque builds up and blocks the arteries supplying your heart with blood. So what does heart disease have to do with the presence of gum disease? As dedicated dentists in Southlake, Drs. Gregory… Read more »

How to Effectively Prevent Cavities

Even if you’ve never had one, you might be familiar with cavities and the discomfort they can cause, especially if you’ve witnessed a friend or family member dealing with a troubled tooth. Most patients also recognize that eating too much sugar and not brushing your teeth will almost guarantee you one or more cavities in… Read more »

Could Your Hygiene Routine Use Some Guidance?

Good dental hygiene is an ongoing endeavor, and while brushing and flossing your teeth is the main tenet of good hygiene, keeping your smile healthy may be a bit more involved. The purpose of your daily dental hygiene is to prevent the onset of destructive dental diseases, which are typically the result of excessive dental plaque… Read more »