Put Problems With Tooth Loss Behind You

happy couple, example of people who enjoy their restored smilesAdjusting to a dental problem as significant as tooth loss can be difficult. In fact, many people who try to ignore the problem, or simply move on without arranging prosthetic dental work, can develop new issues over time because of their attempts to work around their incomplete smile. Something as basic as biting and chewing can become frustrating, as the effort to work around a gap in your smile can lead to pressure on your jaw joints and muscles. It can also lead to the loss of more teeth! You can talk with your Southlake, TX dentist about your history with tooth loss, and how it has affected your life. By doing so, you can learn about the many exciting benefits of receiving a permanent, lifelike prosthetic appliance! (more…)

Worried About Your Smile? Drinking More Water May Help

example of a senior woman caring for her health by drinking waterPoor daily choices can make it difficult for you to avoid problems with dental discoloration and tooth decay, even if you are consistent with your oral hygiene habits. Even a great brushing and flossing routine can be undermined by an unhealthy diet, as well as by problems with dehydration. You may be surprised at how the act of drinking more water can help you with your oral health as well as your general well-being. When you are better hydrated, you can make it easier for your body to produce saliva, which delivers natural protection to your teeth. Choosing water as a substitute for flavored beverages can also help you, as this choice can effectively cut out sources of sugar and teeth-staining particles. Our Southlake, TX dentist’s office wants patients to recognize that good daily habits, along with consistent dental care, can make it easier to avoid problems that require restorative dental work! (more…)

Can Changes In Your Habits Help You Protect Your Smile?

senior man smiling and confident about his oral healthAre you starting to worry that your current approach to oral care is not doing enough to help you avoid restorative dental work? While reconsidering your approach to oral hygiene can be beneficial, there are other changes that may be important if you want to give your smile more protection. Dropping certain harmful habits, or making smart changes during the day, can make it easier for you to avoid cavities, issues with gum disease, and even problems with unsightly teeth stains. Our Southlake, TX dentist’s office can also help you protect your teeth and gums by providing evaluations and helpful feedback during every routine dental exam. (more…)

Better Smile Care Can Be Good For Your Overall Health

smiling because she is confident in her healthy smileIs it possible for the oral care you practice to affect your overall well-being? The effects of poor dental and periodontal health can impact you in ways you may not expect, while an effective routine can help you fight the buildup of bacteria in your mouth that can prove harmful. Our Southlake, TX dentist’s office helps patients stay on top of their oral health needs during regular dental checkups. During an evaluation, we can look for worrying signs of poor oral hygiene like tartar accumulation, and we can address any active issues that might call for attention. While these visits are certainly important, you can further protect your smile – and your general health – by sticking to a beneficial hygiene routine each day. (more…)

Should I Treat A Chipped Tooth Like An Urgent Problem?

visual image of a man considering a questionIf a tooth is badly broken, loosened, or completely knocked out, you can many concerns, but you can be confident that the problem calls for a trip to the dentist’s office as soon as possible. However, it can be less clear that a problem demands urgent attention if your tooth is only chipped. While some injuries may only be cosmetic, it is possible that yours is more severe than you realize. One thing to watch out for is pain, or difficulties with biting and chewing. If you are not comfortable with your typical dental function, or if you are not ready to put pressure on the tooth, it could be in worse shape than it looks. Our Southlake, TX dentist’s office has experience taking care of chipped teeth. We can make sure that the tooth is restored while also taking on any issues with its health! (more…)

Will Your Dentist Find A Cavity At Your Next Checkup?

nervous woman afraid of bad newsAre you confident that your next trip to the dentist’s office will end without the need for restorative dental work? If you have taken care to consistently brush and floss, and have also made smart diet choices, you can keep your risks for decay under control. With that said, people who feel confident about their dental health can sometimes learn that they have a cavity requiring treatment during an appointment. At our Southlake, TX dentist’s office, we can make sure any issue with decay is fully treated while still preserving your smile. We can also help you avoid future problems through a professional teeth cleaning that removes tartar buildup and other harmful agents that can affect your dental health. (more…)

3 Things You Can Do To Help Your Kids Avoid Cavities

While you can expect your role in protecting your child’s smile to shrink over time, your support can help them remain safe against problems with tooth decay. Cavities at any age can be a problem, and will require restorative dental work to treat. For younger children, a cavity can create problems for the natural development of their smile, and may interfere with their ability to comfortably bite and chew. Even if you are not directly taking on the responsibility of brushing and flossing their teeth, you can encourage them to maintain good habits and stay safe against oral bacteria. Our Southlake, TX dentist’s office has experience caring for families in and around our community. In addition to welcoming kids for pediatric dental services, we can answer questions parents have about protecting their kids’ smiles! (more…)

Is There A Way To Control Your Teeth Grinding Issues?

When you grind your teeth, you can put pressure on your jaw joints and muscles that can lead to recurring issues with pain and stiffness. You can also wear down your dental enamel, which can lead to issues with sensitivity, soreness, and even permanent damage! What can you do to stop yourself from experiencing these problems? This issue, known as bruxism, can be difficult to fully manage on your own, as you may be grinding or clenching while you sleep. To stop damage from occurring, your Southlake, TX dentist can provide a bruxism appliance to keep your teeth apart at night. You can also take care to reduce issues with grinding by addressing this habit while awake, and by making changes to certain daily behaviors. (more…)

Are You Starting To Grow Concerned About Sensitive Teeth?

It should have been a typical, pleasant meal, but dental sensitivity made eating a chore. Does this scenario sound familiar to you? Sensitive teeth can make eating and drinking uncomfortable, and it can create some understandable concerns about a person’s overall oral health. There are different circumstances that can lead to sensitivity. If the problem is accompanied by face and jaw pain, it may be linked to unresolved problems with teeth grinding. If you only have one sensitive tooth, it may be a sign that restorative dental work is needed. In order to find out what your troubles with dental sensitivity stem from, our Southlake, TX dentist’s can provide an evaluation of your oral health. Once an issue is identified, we can recommend treatment so that you can finally put this issue behind you! (more…)

Are You Taking Care Of Your Smile At The Start Of Your Day?

To put it simply, some people have an easier time starting their day than others. While one person can spring out of bed feeling refreshed, another can struggle to extract themselves from their sheets in order to prepared for the day ahead. No matter how comfortable you are with your morning hours, you should set aside some time to effectively care for your teeth. When we first wake up, we can have more oral bacteria in our mouths than normal, which means there are more harmful microbes to potentially cause problems with tooth decay and gum disease. Of course, you can do more to care for your smile in the morning than brush – you should also be smart about your breakfast choices to limit your risk for cavities. Your Southlake, TX dentist’s office can offer tips on smart smile care when you first wake up, and throughout the day, during a routine dental exam. (more…)