Month: April 2013

Repair Your Chipped Tooth with Your Grand Prairie Dentist

Did you know that many people grind their teeth without realizing it? The truth is that a large portion of bruxism (teeth grinding) occurs during sleep. Oftentimes this nighttime habit is discovered by a dental professional, who notices signs of wear on a patient’s teeth. The patient is then prescribed an oral appliance, called a… Read more »

Grand Prairie Dentist Challenges You to a Quiz about White Fillings

A dental filling becomes necessary when tooth decay results in the development of a cavity in a tooth. Cavities require treatment before the decay worsens and puts the health of the entire tooth at risk. Without intervention, infection can soon follow a cavity, necessitating root canal treatment. Soon after infection, a tooth may die and… Read more »

Grand Prairie Dentist Answers Your Dental Implant FAQs

Tooth loss can be a scary thing. It can be hard to believe that such a small loss can have such a large impact upon your day-to-day life. Even harder to accept is the fact that the missing tooth or teeth are gone forever. Fortunately, dental implants can replace missing teeth with functional and lifelike… Read more »

Grand Prairie Dentist: Do Kids Really Need Dental Fillings?

One of the first things we learn about teeth is that people have two sets. The first set, the baby teeth, fall out during childhood to be replaced by the adult teeth. Knowing that a second set of teeth is waiting to take over, you may begin to wonder whether dental care like a filling… Read more »

Grand Prairie Dentist Shares Four Homecare Tips for You and Your Family

Good homecare provides a solid foundation for a healthy mouth. If you are able to keep bacteria at bay, you will not be bothered by tooth decay or gum disease. Unfortunately, keeping bacteria from attacking your teeth and gums is easier said than done, which is why your Grand Prairie dentist, Dr. Quinn Smith is… Read more »

Grand Prairie Dentist Challenges You to a Quiz on Porcelain Veneers

What do you see when you smile in the mirror. If the answer is anything less than your ideal smile, you deserve better. Life is simply too short to spend time feeling embarrassed about your teeth. Just the simple act of trying to hide your smile can alter your mood, sapping the joy from your… Read more »

Grand Prairie Dentist Challenges You to a Quiz on Dental Emergencies

If an emergency occurs, you need the knowledge and the confidence to act quickly and efficiently. Panic and uncertainty can only slow you down and eat away precious seconds. But do you know what to do for, say, a knocked-out tooth? Even if you are certain that you do, you may gain some more confidence… Read more »

Grand Prairie Dentist Discusses Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Have you ever wondered why many people have their wisdom teeth removed? It seems strange that a large group of people all require the removal of a natural tooth. Yet extracting wisdom teeth can prevent many oral health problems including orthodontic problems and the possibility of infections. Here to explain why wisdom teeth extraction is… Read more »

Grand Prairie Dentist Discusses How Your Diet Impacts Your Oral Health

Your diet can have a major impact on your oral health. So when you are choosing between foods, it is important to know whether your choice will be feeding you or the bacteria that cause tooth decay.  Here to discuss how diet can impact your oral health is your Grand Prairie dentist, Dr. Quinn Smith…. Read more »