Category: Family Dentistry

How to Brush for Optimal Dental Hygiene

It’s no secret that brushing your teeth is vital to your oral health, but when it comes to the right way to brush, you may be at a loss. Your dental hygiene depends on more than the frequency with which you brush your teeth (although this is certainly important). It also depends on your toothbrush,… Read more »

Quiz: How Much Do You Know about Children’s Dentistry?

Pediatric dental care can be tricky. Most new parents are fully informed about diet, sleeping, potty training, and similar subjects. However, there just doesn’t seem to be much information about caring for children’s teeth. As a result, you may be worried about cavities and poor dental development. Fortunately, your Southlake family dentist is here to help…. Read more »

Dental Sealants and Cavity Prevention

Many children suffer from dental caries (cavities), which can be caused by improper brushing habits or consuming an excess amount of sugary foods and drinks. If the decay becomes too bad, than the child can lose a baby tooth early, which can lead to drifting (their other teeth crowd into the empty space and leave no… Read more »

Foods That Benefit Your Teeth

You can prevent gum disease and cavities at home by making your dental hygiene a priority. If you do not protect your mouth, then plaque can stick to your teeth, creating cavities and worse. However, if you follow guidelines for protecting your teeth, such as brushing twice a day and going to the dentist regularly,… Read more »

Maintaining Your Dental Health On Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is mostly known for two things: football and food. The feast may include turkey, dressing or stuffing, cranberry sauce, rolls, mashed potatoes, and plenty of delicious pies for dessert. Much of this food is not healthy for either your diet or your oral health. However, if you are careful, you can enjoy your favorite… Read more »

When Your Enamel Doesn’t Form Properly

Enamel is your teeth’s most important defense against tooth decay. This mineral layer can be weakened by overexposure to sugar and poor dental hygiene, leaving your teeth susceptible to trouble. However, in some cases, your enamel might not form properly on your teeth from the beginning, leaving them naturally prone to decay and other dental problems…. Read more »

Common Questions About Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are your third set of molars that erupt during your late teens or early twenties. These teeth can often cause problems for your oral health, as they can crowd your other teeth, grow in crooked, or cause other problems. They are typically extracted by the dentist, to fix these problems or to avoid… Read more »

Dentistry For Pregnant Women: Part Two

Although you will have many concerns while pregnant, protecting your oral health remains important throughout this time. Pregnancy can lead to an increased risk of some dental problems, such as gum disease and tooth decay. These problems can be prevented by following certain guidelines your dentist can give you, so make sure to discuss your… Read more »

Dentistry For Pregnant Women: Part One

Pregnancy can affect your body in many ways, and can cause problems for your oral health if you are unprepared. In addition, some of the treatments and technologies that dentists use can interfere with your pregnancy if certain steps are not taken. However, once we have been made aware of the circumstances, we can treat… Read more »

Are You a Likely Candidate for Tooth Loss?

Your permanent teeth might be meant to last for life, but that doesn’t mean they’re guaranteed to. Due to poor hygiene, accidents, neglecting your dental visits, and numerous other factors, tooth loss remains a significant threat to many people. Fortunately, if you can identify the risk factors most relevant to you, then you can protect… Read more »