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 »

Talk With Your Dentist About Burning Mouth Syndrome

If you’ve ever sipped your coffee or soup too soon, or bitten into a piping-hot piece of pizza, then you might be familiar with the sensation of a burned mouth. When it’s persistent and severe enough to be considered a syndrome, a burning mouth can be more than mildly frustrating; the chronic discomfort can drastically… Read more »

If You Could Ask Your Dentist…

If you visit your dentist on a regular basis, as you should, then you’ll typically have a chance to ask him all of the questions you wish to ask concerning your dental health. Unfortunately, you might not always remember the questions you’d like to ask most until after your visit, when it’s seemingly too late…. Read more »

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 »