Timberlake Dental

I Am Afraid of Going to the Dentist . . . What Can I Do?

First of all, understand that you are not alone!  Dental fears and phobias affect millions of Americans.  Many of these stem from bad experiences in childhood or just a general fear of the pain that many people assume accompanies a dental visit. The most important thing to understand is that there are ways to address […]

Why Does my Mouth Feel Dry?

Having a dry mouth is more than just a nuisance.  Dry mouth can both indicate serious health concerns and cause serious dental concerns.  For these reasons, it is important not to ignore a dry mouth.  Pay attention to it, take steps to overcome, and seek medical and dental attention if it doesn’t improve. This article […]

What Should I Look For When Choosing a Dentist?

If you live in the DFW Motorplex, you know that it seems like there is a dental office on every corner.  It can be difficult to know which office to choose as your “dental home”.  Taking the typical steps of selecting the office nearest your home or workplace or simply going to the office contracted […]

Why Does the Dentist Take X-Rays?

We know that many of you may never have even had this thought.  You just accept it as a fact of life that when you go to the dentist, you will have x-rays.  Now that we’ve asked the question, you may be wondering what the answer is.  So here you go! What Do X-Rays Show? […]

What Kind of Floss Should I Use?

It makes us really happy that you are asking this question.  Well . . . okay . . . we know you aren’t really asking it.  But if you clicked on it, at least you are interested, and that makes us happy, too. There are several different types of floors, and we recommend the various […]

What Causes Cavities?

Despite advances in the general public’s understanding of dental health and the preventive treatments available today, cavities remain the most common dental problem affecting millions of people every year.  Understanding the underlying causes and predisposing factors of cavities can help you prevent them, saving you both time and money. What is a Cavity? Click to […]

Is it Safe to Have Silver Fillings?

. . . or should I have them replaced with composite? We hear this question from patients all the time.  There are several reasons to replace old silver (amalgam) fillings, but actually, safety isn’t one of them.  The short answer to the question in the title is: Yes, it is safe to have silver fillings.  […]

New Year, New Smile

At the start of a new year, we often think of all things “new”.  Many make resolutions to form new habits, start new routines, or try something new. Have you considered adding your smile that that list of new things? New Oral Hygiene Habits The easiest way for you to incorporate oral health into your […]

Silent Night?  Not if Your Loved Ones Snore!

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to both good health and good moods.  Some people are able to sleep without being awakened by a partner’s snoring, but most people are not.  Not only can snoring lead to conflict or awkward sleeping arrangements; it could actually indicate a serious health problem! Why Does Snoring Matter? […]

Over-the-Counter Teeth Whiteners: Do They Really Work?

Many people are interested in sprucing up their smiles for the holidays.  While you may not have time to get in to see your dentist for professional whitening, you can always grab something from the dental care aisle at the grocery or drugstore. The question is: Do they really work? What Works There are two […]