You’ve probably heard of a dental cleaning, a preventive procedure necessary to help keep your smile healthy. But what about a deep cleaning? We actually use these to combat gum inflammation and periodontal problems, restoring the health of your smile and helping you avoid the serious complications of periodontal disease.
Do you grind your teeth? If you do so on a regular basis, then you may be suffering from bruxism, a serious oral health concern that can damage your smile. How do we stop grinding our teeth? When should we talk to our dentist about possible treatment options?
Our blog typically focuses on dental topics, addressing common questions about maintaining healthy smiles or what to expect from different treatment options. However, we occasionally like to take a break and focus on our community. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at fun upcoming events taking place in Keller this month.
Do you often snore? If so, you could not only be driving your significant other insane, but also showing signs of a serious sleep issue that needs treatment. How do you stop snoring? What links the issue with serious sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea?
According to the Centers for Disease Control, half of adults over the age of 35 suffer from some form of periodontal disease. Without treatment, the disease can eventually enter the advanced stage, also known as periodontitis, which leads to adult tooth loss. What can you do to avoid gum disease?
Most of today’s restorative dental treatments have a strong cosmetic aspect to them. Besides being strong and healthy, you should also be proud of your teeth’s overall appearance. When it comes to filling cavities, which are the most common chronic dental concern, dentists often prefer to place tooth-colored fillings rather than metal ones. Their ability to blend in discreetly with natural tooth structure makes them as cosmetically beneficial to your smile as they are necessary for your tooth’s heath. However, some of the more important advantages of tooth-colored fillings don’t involve your tooth’s appearance; they involve how well the resin of the filling interacts with your healthy, natural teeth. (more…)
If you like conventions, then you’ll love ALL-CON! Since 2005, the community-produced fandom convention has brought features from science fiction, Cosplay, gaming, film, and performance arts all to one convention for fans across the Dallas, Texas metroplex! ALL-CON 2018 is a four-day convention lasting from Thursday, March 15th to Sunday, March 18th at the InterContinental Hotel in Addison, Texas. For tickets and a comprehensive list of this year’s features, visit ALL-CON.org. (more…)
As an adult, you might have trouble believing that your teeth have somehow become crooked, especially if you never needed braces as a child. However, the longer you fail to address it, the more of an impact your condition can have on your overall oral health. If your teeth are crooked, then you may not immediately know the importance of straightening them. Today, we examine a few things that you should know about crooked teeth, including the fact that you may be able to correct them without having to rely on traditional orthodontic braces. (more…)
It’s no secret that everyone’s dental health is unique, so when you want to improve the appearance of yours, your cosmetic dental treatment should be highly personalized. For instance, some patients may only need a touchup to erase teeth stains or repair a chipped tooth. Others, however, often require more than just a touchup due to multiple types of blemishes on one or more teeth. For more involved smile makeovers, veneers often play an important role in helping patients enjoy a more attractive smile while minimizing the number of procedures they need to undergo. (more…)
Not everyone is bothered by the appearance of chipped tooth. For some people, the small imperfection can be endearing. However, for your dental health, a chipped tooth is never a good thing. Like any type of tooth damage, a chip in your tooth structure can diminish the tooth’s structural integrity, making it more susceptible to even more severe damage. To avoid this, your dentist will recommend restoring the tooth and making it whole again. In many cases, the best way to do that is with minimally invasive cosmetic tooth bonding. (more…)