Timberlake Dental

Why Dental Checkups Are Essential

We know that the past year has been a strange one.  We know that COVID restrictions and personal levels of concern over virus transmission have kept many people away from the dental office, postponing their regularly scheduled checkups.  As we, as a nation, begin to get the pandemic under control, it is time for those […]

Are Dental X-Rays Safe During Pregnancy?

When you are pregnant, one of the things at the top of your mind is how everything could affect your growing baby.  You are constantly asking yourself, “Is this safe?”  You should avoid lunch meat and caffeine, but what else should you avoid? When it comes to dental care, the answer is not a simple […]

Oral Cancer- What You Need to Know

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, so we are using this blog to tell you the things you need to know about oral cancer.  Oral cancer is relatively common, and when caught and treated early, has a very good survival rate.  Early detection is key in beating oral cancer. Risk Factors for Oral Cancer The […]

Do You Have Sinus Pressure or a Toothache?

In north Texas, ‘tis the season for allergies!  When the pollen counts are high, we see an uptick in the number of “toothache” calls we receive.  We put quotation marks around toothache because in many cases, the pain our patients are feeling has little to do with the teeth.  We will explain the connection between […]

Stay Away from Sticky!

Did you know that the texture and consistency of your food has an impact on the health of your teeth?  It’s true.  Crunchy vegetables (like raw carrots and celery) can actually clean plaque away from the teeth, making them a great healthy snack choice.  In contrast, sticky foods that contain simple carbohydrates are a bad […]

What is an Abscessed Tooth?

You have probably heard of an abscessed tooth.  Maybe you have even experienced one.  Abscessed teeth can affect anyone from children to senior adults, from those without ever having a cavity (yes, really!) to those with severely broken-down teeth.  This blog will explain what you need to know in the event that you or a […]

When Should Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?

Spring break is a time when many teenagers and college students undergo the procedure of removing their wisdom teeth.  Parents choose school holidays so their students won’t have to take time away from their studies to have the surgery and recover.  So how do you know when the time is right to have your wisdom […]

Recent Study Links Gum Disease with Severe COVID Cases

A recently published scientific study contains some important information connecting patients with gum disease to severe complications with COVID-19.  When coronavirus first hit our shores about a year ago, it was a novel disease that we did not know much about.  Doctors and scientists hypothesized many potential risk factors that could worsen the outcome of […]

When Should My Child First Have Dental X-Rays?

There are many “firsts” in a child’s life, and as a parent, you have to make decisions about many of them.  You can find yourself completely inundated with information when you try to determine when certain milestones should happen in your child’s life.  Because every child is unique, the answer to when certain things should […]