Timberlake Dental

Tonsil Stones: What Are They, and Why Do I Get Them?

To be frank, tonsil stones are gross.  If you have never experienced them, count your lucky stars.  They feel weird, they smell bad, and they put you at risk for infections! What are Tonsils? Tonsils are lumps of lymphatic tissue (part of your immune system) at the back of the mouth.  They come in all […]

How Acid Reflux Affects the Mouth

Acid reflux is a condition that affects millions of Americans, both adults and children.  Also referred to as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), acid reflux allows stomach acid to escape from the stomach, creeping up into both the esophagus and the mouth. Acid reflux is a case of a broken one-way “door”.  There is a “door”, […]

Toddler Tooth Care

We love that Denton is a town full of growing families!  And at Timberlake Dental, we love caring for the entire family.  This week’s blog is full of important information about caring for your toddlers’ teeth! What Am I Supposed to Do to Care for My Toddler’s Teeth? Baby teeth are just as important as […]

What to Do if You Have a Dental Emergency

Accidents happen.  Sometimes dental problems sneak up on you when you’re not prepared for them.  Regardless of the cause, emergencies are never easy.  This blog will equip you to deal with dental emergencies in the best possible way. What Constitutes a Dental Emergency? There are many different dental problems that occur when you least expect […]

What Exactly is a Crown?

Most people have heard of the terms “crown” and “cap” in regard to dentistry (they are interchangeable, and dentists prefer the term crown), but few actually understand what a crown is.  This blog will explain this, along with why they are necessary, what types of crowns are available in modern dentistry, and what to expect […]

At-Home Teeth Straightening

Why choose Invisalign® when you can order a cheap, internet version of invisible aligners and do it yourself? If you participate in any type of social media, it is likely that you have seen advertisements for at-home teeth straightening systems like Smile Direct Club™, Snap Correct™ and Straight Teeth Direct™.  It seems as if everywhere […]

Internal Bleaching: What is it, and Who Needs it?

It’s pretty safe to say that everyone wants white teeth.  The teeth whitening industry is worth multiple billions of dollars.  But what if you have one tooth that is darker than all the others?  What if you’ve tried teeth whitening, and that one tooth doesn’t change colors? Then you may need internal bleaching. What is […]

Five Trendy Things that are Really Bad for your Teeth

With the wealth of information available to anyone with internet access comes the risk of incomplete information or misinformation.  Health and beauty blogs tout countless trendy ways to lose weight, clear your skin, and whiten your teeth. There are a few popular trends that can have a detrimental effect on your teeth, and we want […]

Why Do Some Teeth Have to be Pulled?

Having tooth pulled is a relatively common experience.  Children lose twenty baby teeth, perhaps having them pulled by their parents.  Many people have their wisdom teeth extracted in their late teens or early twenties. Aside from baby teeth and wisdom teeth, why do other teeth have to be pulled? It’s all about prognosis. What is […]