Posts By: Dr. Wright

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »