Category: General Dentistry

Tips for Taking Care of Your Teeth at Home

Proper dental hygiene at home can protect your mouth against problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, many researchers believe that your overall oral health can affect the health of the rest of your body. Most dentists recommend that you brush your teeth twice a day, and floss once to preserve your… Read more »

Tips to Cure Bad Breath

Halitosis, or bad breath, is an embarrassing condition that many don’t like to admit they suffer from. There are countless products like mints and gum that can work temporarily. The problem is that halitosis has many different causes. Sometimes, it can be normal, or it can be a product of a more sinister problem. Determining the cause… Read more »

More Than a Feeling—Why Teeth Ache

You could learn a lot by paying attention to your teeth. If they feel especially grimy, then it’s probably time to brush and floss them. If your teeth feel sensitive or ache when you eat or drink, then they may be losing their protective layer of enamel, or have suffered damage that you were previously… Read more »

Questions About Cavities

The more you know about cavities, the better you can protect your teeth from them. Even if you’ve had a cavity before (and, hopefully, have had it treated), you can protect the rest of your teeth from experiencing the same trouble if you understand cavities and how to prevent them. To that end, your Southlake… Read more »

Can’t Explain Your Headaches? Visit Your Dentist

Besides a toothache, would you recognize if your chronic discomfort was related to your dental health? Your smile involves more than we often think about on a daily basis, and its many parts can affect more than what we automatically associate with dental health (like teeth and gums). For instance, if you’ve endured persistent headaches… Read more »

Questions About Sedation Dentistry

Do you feel a bit apprehensive about an upcoming dental treatment, or about visiting your dentist in general? A little anxiety is common when it comes to extensive dental procedures, but for many people, it’s also frequent to grow restless at the mere thought of sitting in the dentist’s chair. From helping you relax to… Read more »

Would You Know if You Were Grinding Your Teeth?

We like to think we know ourselves better than anyone else, including what physical and dental health issues we may be going through. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case; certain illnesses and conditions can manifest without your knowledge, remaining unnoticed until their consequences become apparent. Habitually grinding your teeth—also known as bruxism—can often be that… Read more »

The Differences Between Teeth and Bones

They may look similar, and share a lot of the same properties, but contrary to popular belief, your teeth are not made of the same substance as your bones. Though they’re still considered a part of your skeletal system, teeth possess properties far different from the 206 bones in your body, from how they’re built… Read more »

Why Do Dentists Recommend Fluoride?

Chances are that you’ve heard of fluoride’s benefits to your oral health. After all, the mineral can be found in most major toothpaste brands and other dental hygiene products, and has been added to United States municipal water supplies since the mid-1900s. If you’ve ever been at risk for tooth decay, your dentist may have… Read more »

Make Sure to Brush Your Teeth the Correct Way

Hopefully, you know by now that brushing and flossing your teeth is more than important—it’s vital to keeping your smile healthy and whole. However, you may not realize that how you brush your teeth is as important as the act itself. Do it wrong, and you may be harming your smile more than helping it…. Read more »