Month: March 2015

After A Tooth Extraction

Tooth extractions are usually easy and quick. Your dentist will give you an injection of a local anesthetic to numb the area and then remove the tooth. Simple, right? In the majority of cases it is that simple, but once in a while there may be a complication, and the most common complication after an… Read more »

Why A Bridge May Be Right For You

Implants, dentures, bridges…there are plenty of treatments available if you have a missing tooth, but how do you know which one is right for you? Your dentist will discuss the many options, pros and cons, and cost of each treatment while helping you decide. Implants involve a costly and complex procedure. Dentures can accommodate several… Read more »

Dental Veneers And Lumineers

Have you noticed your teeth lately? Sure you brush them twice a day, but have you really noticed them? How do they look? Worn? Stained? Your smile can make you look older or younger, and we all prefer to look younger. If your smile is aging you and you’re looking for an easy fix, you… Read more »

In Case Of Emergency Call…Pecan Tree Dental

Wouldn’t it be nice if there were no such things as accidents or emergencies? If you went through life worrying about emergencies and accidents every day you would be a basket case! You can’t control what is going to happen each day, but there is one thing that can give you a sense of security…knowing… Read more »

Types Of Mouth Guards And Their Uses

Mouth Guards are used to protect your teeth from injury. There are different types of mouth guards for different uses. Most mouth guards are used to protect from sports injuries or bruxing (grinding and clenching your teeth). Mouth guards can be bought over-the-counter but your dentist can design a custom-fit one. To be most effective… Read more »

What Are You Putting In Your Mouth?

Toothpaste as we know it (in tubes) was invented in the 1890s, but toothpaste has existed since 5000BC, even before toothbrushes were invented. Throughout history toothpastes were made with all sorts of unpalatable ingredients such as crushed bones, burnt eggshells, powdered charcoal, and ox hooves’ ashes. Yuk. Imagine putting those in your mouth. Today toothpaste… Read more »

What’s In Your Mouthwash?

Gone are the days when there were only one or two types of toothbrushes, toothpaste, or mouthwash. Today the isles are full of different brands of oral hygiene products, and numerous varieties within each brand. It can be confusing to say the least, and who has the time to debate which ones are the best?… Read more »

Breaking News: Milk Is High In Sugar

Milk has always been hailed as being good for your teeth because it contains calcium. Calcium helps strengthen your tooth enamel which protects your teeth against injury and decay. Your whole body needs calcium for bone strength and to help certain systems function properly, so milk is definitely good for you, but did you know… Read more »

Types Of Dental Crowns And Their Uses

Dental crowns are a common treatment for decayed or damaged teeth that still have enough tooth structure to save. Placing a dental crown is not a complex or difficult procedure and does not require surgery as a dental implant would. There are different types of dental crowns. Each type has advantages and disadvantages. If you… Read more »