January 30, 2019
Did you know that your oral health can have an impact on your overall well-being? It’s true, studies have shown that dental issues like gum disease can increase your risk of stroke, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and most recently, Alzheimer’s. Thankfully, taking care of your oral health is easy if you use these tips from your Plano dentist. Keep reading to discover some simple yet effective ways to keep your mouth healthy in the new year.(more…)
January 15, 2019
Experiencing a dental emergency is no one’s idea of a fun-filled day. Unfortunately, one can happen when you least expect it. To respond effectively requires that you first know how to recognize that you’re having a form of oral trauma. Continue reading as your emergency dentist explains what warning signs to be on the lookout for and how you should respond.(more…)
December 17, 2018
Did you know that an estimated 4 million people have straightened their teeth with Invisalign? This discreet but effective alternative to braces has only been around for about 20 years, but it’s been a real game-changer for anyone who wants the benefits of orthodontic treatment without wearing brackets and wires. And while it’s true that Invisalign usually works faster than braces, there’s an additional option that works even faster: Invisalign Go. For busy people who need relatively minor adjustments, it’s a great way to correct their smile without spending years in braces. Keep reading to learn how quickly this option can work and whether it might be right for you!(more…)
December 7, 2018
Do you like to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea every morning or a glass of red wine with dinner (or both)? If so, there’s certainly nothing wrong with that since these are just some of the things that add to your quality of life each day! The only downside is that these beverages can make your pearly-whites not so pearly. But the good news is that you have multiple teeth whitening options to help you maintain a bright, beautiful smile. So what kind of treatments can you get from a cosmetic dentist – and what are the differences between them? Keep reading to find out, and get one step closer to having a beautiful white smile that will take years off your appearance.(more…)
November 14, 2018
Your teeth can last for a lifetime with the right care. It is best to brush and floss them daily to protect your dental health. Although home oral hygiene is vital, it is only half the care you need. The American Dental Association also recommends you see your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. Preventive dentistry reduces the risk of oral health complications, decreasing your long-term dental expenses. While you know the appointments are important, you worry about the cost of the services. There is no need to be concerned. There are different options to keep your dental needs affordable.(more…)
November 13, 2018
You work hard to keep your family’s smiles cavity-free. You encourage the proper oral hygiene habits at home and take them to their dentist regularly, but you may be overlooking a vital component to keeping their enamel strong. Fluoride is known as “nature’s cavity fighter” because it naturally strengthens the outer layer of the teeth to ward off cavities. It is found in public water sources, many toothpastes, and even as a preventive treatment from your dentist.(more…)
October 3, 2018
Have you looked at your smile in the mirror recently? What do you see? If you have cracks, chips, discoloration, or any other flaws, you’re like a lot of Americans that just wish they had a more attractive looking smile. Slightly more than 1/3 of Americans are embarrassed to smile because of their teeth. Thankfully, veneers are a great cosmetic option to improve and enhance the look of your grin. Read on to learn what veneers are, and what issues they can correct from an expert cosmetic dentist.
October 2, 2018
So, you’re at a work meeting, and you open your mouth to talk. That’s when you smell it—your breath stinks. It’s embarrassing and causes you to lose your focus and therefore confidence during your meeting. Or, maybe you’re on a first date, and your potential love interest smells your less than satisfactory breath. Does this sound all too familiar? Keep reading to learn the causes of bad breath, what you can do to treat it, and ways to prevent it from your local dentist.
September 16, 2018
As the last few months of the year approach, you are busy making plans for the holidays and thinking about your New Year’s Resolutions. While you are making your preparations, you may be overlooking a vital factor—your dental insurance. Through the year, you have paid your monthly premiums to visit your Plano dentist for discounted rates to keep your smile healthy. As the new year approaches, your benefits are about to expire. To maximize your policy now is the time to use any remaining coverage.
September 13, 2018
Are you tired of looking in the mirror every day and noticing a crooked tooth, a mild overbite or an unsightly gap in between two teeth? An imperfect smile can make many people feel extremely self-conscious and lower their self-esteem. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers a solution to fix misaligned teeth and other minor to moderate dental issues – and the solution does not involve putting brackets and wires in your mouth. Here is everything you need to know about Invisalign, the modern alternative to traditional braces.