Month: December 2013

Keep Your Breath Fresh This Holiday Season

Even if you don’t plan on being caught under the mistletoe this holiday season, you’d probably still prefer not to deal with embarrassing bad breath while celebrating the holidays. After all, you don’t have to kiss someone for your bad breath to offend them. Grand Prairie dentist, Dr. Quinn Smith, knows that bad breath can… Read more »

Routine General Dentistry Can Save Your Smile

Restoring damaged and diseased teeth is one of the most common reasons for visiting the dentist, along with improving a smile’s appearance through customized cosmetic dentistry. Modern technology has provided the tools to rebuild most smiles with lifelike results, although you would probably prefer not to undergo extensive treatment if you can avoid it. Grand… Read more »

How Dental Implants Prevent Loose Dentures

If you’ve lost all of your teeth on one or both dental ridges, then chances are that you now rely on a complete denture to restore your mouth’s ability to function (as well as your smile’s pleasing appearance). Made from an entire row of lifelike replacement teeth situated on a comfortable plastic base, dentures have… Read more »

How Dangerous Are Bleeding Gums?

By the time you’re diagnosed with gum disease, the condition has likely been developing for a while. You may have even noticed gingivitis (early gum disease) developing, perhaps without realizing the meaning of its symptoms. For instance, gums that bleed when you brush your teeth can indicate a progressive infection, though many patients consider occasionally… Read more »

Sedation Dentistry Makes Your Visit Stress Free

If you suffer from dental anxiety, you are not alone – approximately 9% to 15% of Americans struggle with this fear. Although you may know intellectually that a visit to the dentist is nothing to be afraid of, emotionally, you cannot overcome this hurdle. Even a routine cleaning may become a source of worry and… Read more »

Grand Prairie Dentist’s Cavity Timeline

A cavity is a hole that develops and grows in your tooth’s structure when it’s infected with bacteria. Cavities are also the most widespread chronic disease among people in the United States, affecting over 90% of adults over the age of 60. Grand Prairie dentist, Dr. Quinn Smith, considers these numbers unacceptable, especially since cavities… Read more »

How Dental Crowns Save Teeth

Protecting your teeth from harm is fairly simple when good hygiene is practiced. Brushing and flossing every day controls the bacteria that cause tooth decay, and six-month dental checkups and cleanings allow Dr. Smith to detect and treat early signs of trouble. Unfortunately, prevention isn’t always successful, and dental care for many patients involves repairing… Read more »