Archive for the ‘ Oral Health Tips ’ Category

What are the Signs of Tooth Decay?

In this unusual age of coronavirus, we are being forced to think about things that we may have relied on others for in the past.  For example, people who see the dentist regularly usually don’t worry much about spotting cavities because they know the dentist will tell them if there is anything to worry about.  […]

Do Teeth Need Fluoride?

For such a seemingly simple question, the answer is actually quite complicated.  As dental health professionals, we understand our responsibility to provide excellent care to our patients, and that includes providing trustworthy information.  While there is compelling evidence on both sides of this issue, we hope to present a relatively unbiased perspective in the information […]

I Have Sensitive Teeth.  What Can I Do?

Tooth sensitivity is a very common problem.  There are many products marketed toward people who suffer from sensitive teeth.  But do they actually work?  In order to learn which products might work for you, you need to first understand the causes of sensitivity, and then the ways the various products fight it. Causes of Teeth […]

Why Am I in Pain After a Tooth Extraction?

Despite all of our efforts and abilities to save damaged teeth, tooth extractions remain one of the most commonly performed dental procedures.  An extraction is a surgical procedure because it removes an important part of the human body.  As with any surgery, some pain afterward is to be expected.  However, there are also complications that […]

Do Bad Teeth Run in the Family?

We actually don’t hear this question very often.  The sentiment comes more in the form of a declarative statement: “I inherited bad teeth from my parents” or something to that effect.  There are many different ways to look at this question, and we’ll try to hit it from every side because there is not a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]