Category: Dental Health

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Two Ways Your Dental Checkup Protects Your Health

According to the American Dental Association’s suggestions, good hygiene demands that you brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once to control the buildup of dental plaque. To clean up the plaque that your toothbrush and floss miss, the ADA also recommends attending a routine dental exam and cleaning at… Read more »

Replacing Lost Teeth with Dental Implants

Losing a tooth is a serious matter. The gap in your smile can throw your bite off balance, and force your remaining teeth to take up the slack, which can lead to a host of other dental troubles that might include further tooth loss. Depending on how many teeth you’ve lost, a dental bridge, partial… Read more »

FAQs About Dental Checkups

When was the last time you visited the dentist? Many people won’t set foot in a dental practice unless they’re experiencing the often-painful symptoms of gum disease or tooth decay. Instead of waiting for a problem to arise, why not attend routine checkups and help prevent the onset of serious dental issues? With a checkup,… Read more »

Don’t Let Chronic Bad Breath Ruin Your Day

Are you too embarrassed to converse with people too closely because of chronic bad breath? Most people experience foul breath at least once in a while, especially immediately after waking up in the morning. However, when bad breath lingers, then you may have to contend with more than just a bad case of morning breath…. Read more »

How Were Your Dental Habits in 2013?

As we get ready to bid farewell to the old year, and we look forward to the arrival of 2014, it’s time to take stock of your accomplishments over the last twelve months. Whether you got a new job, had a baby, or just took a really awesome vacation, you should congratulate yourself on your… Read more »

Promoting Good Dental Habits in Your Kids

As a parent, you work hard to protect your kids and to ensure their healthy growth. Dental health is an important part of your children’s overall development and well-being. However, encouraging the right dental habits can be challenging.  In this post, Dr. Gregory Wright, your general dentist in Southlake, TX, explains how you can help… Read more »