Category: General Dentistry

Dr. Gregory Wright Selected As Texas Super Dentist

Gregory Wright, DDS, of Southlake, Texas, has once again been selected as a Texas Super Dentist by Texas Monthly Magazine (an honor he’s been endowed with for the last several years). This recent accolade joins his selection last month by Fort Worth Magazine as one of the area’s top cosmetic dentists, exemplifying the excellence that… Read more »

4 Habits That May Be Destroying Your Teeth

Ignoring your teeth is a sure-fire way to develop tooth decay and gum disease, not to mention offensively bad breath and unsightly teeth stains. Still, poor hygiene isn’t the only habit that can cause harm to your pearly-whites. Much of the work Dr. Wright and Dr. Heron perform at their Southlake dental office involves restoring… Read more »

Stop Bad Breath in Its Tracks

There’s no denying it, there’s no hiding from it, and when it decides to stick around, there’s no ignoring it—bad breath is embarrassing. Though not a dental issue itself, bad breath can signify a number of things, from something as harmless as a pungent meal to something as serious as a chronic systemic disease. While… Read more »

Diabetes and Your Oral Health

About 8.3 percent of the U.S. population have been diagnosed and are living with diabetes. There are two types of diabetes; Type 1, and Type 2. With type 1 diabetes, your body doesn’t produce insulin, a hormone that is needed in order to convert sugars, starches, and other food to energy. With type 2, your… Read more »

Why Does Your Breath Smell?

If you eat, breathe with your mouth open, or you just aren’t consistent when it comes to your dental care, you might have bad breath, or halitosis. This can be a once-every-so-often situation, or it could be persistent, depending on what the cause is. Generally, most people wake up with “morning breath,” which is considered… Read more »

The Delicious Pineapple: Good or Bad for Teeth?

Do you have any pending summer traveling plans? Many people dream of a tropical paradise for their biggest vacations. If you’ve ever been to Hawaii, or know anything about their tourism culture, you probably assign the pineapple as one of the many symbols of the state. Fortunately, these days you can find pineapple in just… Read more »

Dental Checkup FAQ With Dr. Wright

Did you know most dental conditions begin as silent manifestations of bacterial growth? Imagine tooth decay; it doesn’t usually cause discomfort until the bacteria reach the dentin (second or inner layer of your tooth). Prior to the sensitivity, the bacteria flourish on your teeth and below your gumline as plaque, advancing into tartar(hardened plaque) and… Read more »

A New Gum Disease Innovation: Protein

Preventive dental care is a similar concept to maintaining your car with oil changes or cutting your hair every six weeks. Maintenance allows us to keep things as we want them. Periodontal disease (gum disease) is another preventable condition which consists of inflammation when your gum tissues are infiltrated by bacteria. Gum recession and tooth… Read more »

Is It Time to Have Your Toothache Checked?

Toothaches occur for different reasons. Since people use their mouths for speaking, eating, and smiling, teeth undergo heavy weathering. The amount of substances that pass through the mouth is overwhelming. To put it in perspective, let’s examine the different ingredients and properties of a typical cheese burger; the burger patty contains fat and sodium, the… Read more »

Helpful Tips for Tooth Sensitivity

When your teeth seem like they’re overreacting every time you bite down, or when you drink a cold or hot beverage, the feeling could be a warning. The most common reason for tooth sensitivity is the wearing down of your teeth’s enamel—the super-resilient layer of mineral crystals that surround and protect your teeth. Enamel is… Read more »