Month: August 2014

How to Prevent Tooth Loss

Even if you still retain all of your natural teeth, you might fear future tooth loss as you grow older. For many patients, the belief that tooth loss is inevitable can become a self-fulfilling process if they allow their dental health to decline as they age. The good news is that tooth loss doesn’t have… Read more »

How Sturdy Is Your Dental Bridge?

Long before most of modern dentistry’s tooth restoration techniques became popular, dental bridges were already a common method of replacing one or more lost teeth. Even today, if you’ve lost a tooth, or a few teeth in a row, then you may have replaced the lost teeth with a conventional dental bridge. Aptly named, a dental… Read more »

Are Tooth-Colored Fillings Really Better than Metal Ones?

If you’ve ever had a cavity treated, chances are that it was with a dental filling (unless you waited too long, and your tooth required root canal therapy; or worse, an extraction). If you’ve never had a cavity, then chances are that you know someone who has, and who still has the metal, or silver,… Read more »

Some of the Worst Foods for Your Teeth

Unless it’s candy, you might not consider how everything you consume affects your teeth. In fact, if they don’t contain tons of sugar, you might not believe that your food and beverages affect your teeth at all. The truth, however, is that every tasty bite and satisfying sip can influence your dental health. Fortunately, that’s… Read more »

Excellent Dental Care and Exceptional Patient Comfort

Toothaches can bring you down, a blemished smile can affect your confidence, chronic bad breath can be consistently embarrassing…Your dental health has a significant influence on your quality of life, and your dental care shouldn’t seem like a chore that you’re forced to attend to. At our Southlake dentist’s office, Dr. Wright, Dr. Heron, and… Read more »

Is It Necessary? And Other Mouthwash Questions

There’s typically no question about whether or not you should brush your teeth (9 times out of 10, yes you should), but other components of your hygiene might not be so clearly important. For many people, whether or not mouthwash is necessary is often one of those gray areas. To help clarify its role in… Read more »

Fast Food, With a Side of Cavities

In a fast-paced society, fast food can seem like a blessing. You can consume an entire meal (of sorts) on the go, minimizing the time you have to sacrifice from your busy day for such a minimal task as eating. If the only purpose of food was to fill our bellies and please our taste… Read more »

Do You Snore? Take a Brief Sleep Apnea Assessment

You might not even know that you snore, unless you sleep with a partner who wakes you up so you can stop. Likewise, you might not know that your snoring is a sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) unless you seek a professional assessment. Marked by loud, distinct patterns of snoring, sleep apnea is a… Read more »

Why Do I Need Root Canal Treatment?

At first mention, root canal treatment (RCT) can cause seem people to pause and consider its necessity. Given the nature of the procedure, which involves cleaning away damaged tissues from the inside of your tooth, many people assume that the procedure is going to be painful. The truth, however, is that if you need root… Read more »

Custom-Made Smile Makeovers for Every Need

Smiling is a common and natural human expression. Unfortunately, so is self-consciousness, and if you’re unhappy with one of your most dominant facial features, then hiding your smile might quickly become second nature. Fortunately, Dr. Wright and Dr. Heron can customize a smile makeover plan to bring out your smile’s inner beauty. It might sound… Read more »