Category: Family Dentistry

Choosing the Best Mouthrinse for You

You may use a mouthwash to prevent bad breath (halitosis), or as part of an overall strategy to protect your mouth from oral health issues. In fact, mouthwash can be effective against not only halitosis, but also plaque and gum disease, if you use the right kind. However, some mouthwashes only cover bad breath, without… Read more »

Why Crooked Teeth Are Harmful

Crooked teeth may be considered a simple cosmetic issue, but the problem can cause serious harm to your oral health if it is left untreated. Also known as malocclusion, the condition can lead to TMJ disorders (problems with the joints in your jaws), tooth decay, and weaker teeth, because of the way the alignment of your… Read more »

Protecting Your Child’s Teeth

It may not seem too dire if your child has dental issues like cavities; after all, they’re going to lose those baby teeth, anyway. However, dentists believe that protecting your child’s teeth is very important. Tooth decay in baby teeth can affect the adult teeth growing beneath the surface of the gums, as well as cause your child… Read more »

The Secret to Prevent Cavities

Although more common in children, cavities can affect anyone, and will cause serious damage to your oral health if left untreated. The good news is that dentists have numerous ways to treat tooth decay using advanced technology; however, preventing tooth decay as much as possible is always the best option. By maintaining your teeth’s health, you… Read more »

The Sleep Apnea Quiz

Sleep apnea is a common disorder that can be life-threatening if left untreated. Your breathing will repeatedly stop and start during the night, inhibiting your airflow while you’re asleep. Because of the potential danger of this disorder, it is important to pay attention to the signs, and seek treatment from a specialist if needed. If you… Read more »

Excellent Dental Care and Exceptional Patient Comfort

Toothaches can bring you down, a blemished smile can affect your confidence, chronic bad breath can be consistently embarrassing…Your dental health has a significant influence on your quality of life, and your dental care shouldn’t seem like a chore that you’re forced to attend to. At our Southlake dentist’s office, Dr. Wright, Dr. Heron, and… Read more »

Is Your Snoring Problematic? Find Out With a Quiz

To your sleeping partner, the noise of you snoring might be considered a problem. However, what many are unaware of is that snoring, particularly the causes behind it, can actually prove harmful to the snorer (and not just in the sense of an aggravated sleeping partner). Whether it’s merely a consistently annoying habit, or a… Read more »

Are Fluoride Treatments a Good Idea for Children?

Hop on to your favorite internet search engine and type in the question “Is fluoride safe?” You’re likely to be bombarded with two types of information: agencies like the CDC and the National Research Council assuring the public that fluoride is indeed safe and well meaning (but often misinformed or under-informed) natural-living blogs insisting that… Read more »

Is There a Natural Way to Stop Snoring?

Whether or not you actively try to stop snoring might depend quite a bit on if you sleep with a partner or not. If no one’s around for your snoring to disturb, then it isn’t much of a problem, right? Actually, not quite; numerous studies have shown that the act of snoring, or rather the… Read more »

Ask Yourself—Do I Grind My Teeth?

If the term “bruxism” isn’t familiar, then your first question might be, what is that? Clenching your teeth together on occasion, like when you’re mad, tense, or anxious, doesn’t usually pose a threat to your dental health. When you do it frequently, though, it’s considered a condition, and bruxism can lead to a host of… Read more »