Category: Cavities

What Your Tooth Decay Might Be Communicating To You

Your tooth decay isn’t going to give you a phone call or yell something to you from your mouth, of course. However, when you spend some time considering the cavity in your tooth, you’ll quickly realize that there are some things it is communicating to you that, if you’re savvy enough to pick up on,… Read more »

Ask Yourself: What Haven’t You Considered In A While?

Have you been getting that feeling lately? The one in which you suddenly check your pocket for your keys, you think through your bills, and you keep asking yourself whether you’re forgetting something? If you’re coming up empty, then our Southlake, TX team reminds you that it could have something to do with your dental… Read more »

Your Toothache: Questions We Love To Answer!

Uh oh! You have a toothache, it’s not a fleeting sensation, and you now have to do something about it. On one hand, you think if you just pretend everything is okay, that pain will magically resolve on its own. However, on the other hand, you know perfectly well that persistent discomfort means something isn’t… Read more »

What’s the Point of Filling a Cavity?

At some point in their lives, most people will experience a cavity at least once. The product of tooth decay – an infection in your tooth caused by harmful oral bacteria – cavities are a danger to your smile for many reasons. The longer you leave one untreated, the more damage it can do to… Read more »

Fillings: Things You’re Hoping Are True (But Are Not)!

If you’ve got a lot of facts filling your head in regard to dental fillings, then protecting your smile becomes so much easier to do. Remember, when you’re knowledgeable about fillings, it’s easy to motivate yourself to receive them the moment we say it’s time. Ready for a deeper look into these restorations? Let’s go!… Read more »

A New Perspective On Tooth Decay

If you’ve been having a hard time keeping tooth decay away, then it’s entirely possible you simply need to adopt a new perspective. You may have ideas about it that are helping you a little bit but not quite enough to protect you from the development of cavities. Consider new information that may never have… Read more »

Tooth Decay: The Gateway Problem

You have likely heard the term “gateway” before as something that’s an initial problem, which leads to far worse concerns. When it comes to your smile, we encourage you to think of tooth decay as a dangerous introduction to complications. What’s the big deal, you wonder? Who cares about a little cavity? Well. It can… Read more »

Last-Minute Shopping: Alternatives To Halloween Candy

Did you just remember that it’s Halloween and you are frantically trying to come up with some last-minute shopping ideas? What seems to be the issue? Every store you step into will certainly be loaded with bags upon bags of candy. If you are someone who loves participating by handing out trick-or-treat goodies but you… Read more »

Tooth Decay: Who, What, Where, When, Why?

Tooth decay can destroy your tooth or it can be something we quickly catch and treat before much harm occurs. While recognizing decay and treating it early with a dental filling is very easy, making this a reality for every patient is not always easy. Instead, it can become complex because of misinformation (or a… Read more »

2 Reasons Tooth-Colored Fillings are Better than Metal

Not many years ago, metal fillings were the most popular option for treating cavities. The fillings were strong and durable, and in most cases, held up admirably under the pressures of biting and chewing. Now, however, more patients and dentists are choosing tooth-colored fillings made from biocompatible composite resin over the more traditional metal option…. Read more »