Archive for the ‘ Oral Health Tips ’ Category

Five Things You Should Know if You Wear Dentures

If you wear dentures, you may already know these things.  For those considering dentures, this article may dispel a few myths you have heard or believed.  These are important things to know if you or a loved one wear or may soon wear dentures. Dentures can be challenging, and one way of fighting frustration is […]

Foods to Eat for Better Oral Health

The foods we eat certainly affect the health of our teeth and gums.  When talking about foods that affect the teeth, the first thing that comes to mind is sugar, but sugar isn’t the only food that is detrimental to oral health.  We’ll explain how other items can take their toll on enamel and gum […]

A Checklist for Your Next Dental Checkup

When it comes to visits with various healthcare providers, you may experience the situation in which you think of things to mention or ask about only after leaving the appointment.  Having a checklist can be helpful in preventing those #facepalm moments.  Below are the things that we recommend you check through at your next 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Children’s Teeth Erupt and Fall Out

Losing baby teeth is a rite of passage for all children.  Many face this with excitement, anxious to experience something their older siblings and friends have shared with them.  Others may be fearful of losing a “body part”.  Understanding how and why baby teeth fall out can help you help explain what is going on […]

When Your Child’s Silver Cap Comes Off

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, so we will cover some important topics about your children’s teeth in our blogs this month.  Many children require the dental treatment of a silver cap or crown to cover a baby tooth.  What should you do if it comes off? What is a Silver Cap? A silver […]

The Sour Truth: Effects of Acid on Your Teeth

We can miss an important oral health fact if we think that sugar is the only thing bad for our teeth.  Sugar is dangerous because it feeds the bacteria that cause cavities.  It is important to understand, though, that it is not the sugar or the bacteria that are harmful to enamel.  It’s the acid […]