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Surprising Allies in the Fight Against Cavities

Your toothbrush and dental floss may be the first thing you think of when you consider cavity prevention (and you’d be right to consider them). However, good hygiene isn’t the only way to keep your teeth safe from infectious decay. The widespread dental disease is caused by harmful substances that oral bacteria produce—the same bacteria… Read more »

How You Can Fix a Gummy Smile

Do your gums seem as exposed, or more, than your teeth when you smile? Excessive gingival display, or a gummy smile, can sometimes result from an abnormality in the muscles that control your lip movement, though it’s more often caused by too much or uneven gum tissue. Fortunately, gummy smiles aren’t always an immediate dental… Read more »

Feed Your Children’s Smiles This Summer

Besides keeping them entertained and safe, you also have to keep your children well-nourished, which is often most challenging when they’re home for summer break. Easy-to-grab and easier-to-consume bags of chips and other junk food might be as convenient as they are popular, but they aren’t very kind to your children’s dental and overall health…. Read more »

Dental Implant FAQs

Among the comprehensive list of dental treatments and procedures Dr. Wright offers, dental implants are near the top in popularity. The versatility of implants allows for various restorative procedures to occur while bringing smiles back to their former beauty. A sense of self confidence is revived, and a smile regains its functionality, too. If you’ve… Read more »

Do I Grind My Teeth?

Occasionally grinding or clenching your teeth might not always cause harm; however, if it becomes a regular occurrence, your teeth can become damaged and further dental complications may arise. Teeth grinding, clinically named bruxism, can occur due to stress, anxiety, a misaligned bite, or crooked or missing teeth. Because this usually happens during sleep, most people… Read more »

Answers to Questions About Dental Implants

Losing one or more teeth can be a devastating experience for your confidence as well as your mouth’s proper function. When replacing lost teeth, however, there’s more to consider than just how your smile looks. Your Southlake dentists, Dr. Wright and Dr. Heron, have extensive experience restoring patients’ smiles, and know the importance of reestablishing your… Read more »

Find Out Why Your Teeth Are Sensitive

Have you ever had a toothache? If so, did you consider it a minor nuisance, or a debilitating condition that must be dealt with immediately? As the name suggests, a toothache describes a painful tooth, but it could have a number of possible causes and can manifest in varying degrees of severity. Your Southlake dentists,… Read more »

Why Does My Tooth Hurt?

If you have a toothache that has lasted for a few days, chances are there is something behind the ache. Symptoms associated with a toothache could be any sharp, throbbing, or constant pain, or swelling around the tooth. Headaches can also occur, along with fevers. If there is an infection, drainage from the infected tooth… Read more »

Why Gum Disease Matters to Your Heart

Heart disease is a general term that encompasses a number of different heart health conditions, including coronary heart problems that occur when plaque builds up and blocks the arteries supplying your heart with blood. So what does heart disease have to do with the presence of gum disease? As dedicated dentists in Southlake, Drs. Gregory… Read more »

How Your Dentist Can Help With Sleep Apnea

You may be one of the approximately 18 million Americans that suffer from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a serious condition that, if not diagnosed, may lead to very severe medical issues. If you are a loud snorer, are often sleepy during the day, suffer from fatigue or insomnia, then the cause may be mild… Read more »