Month: June 2015

Teeth Built Tough With Dental Sealants

Are your children’s teeth built tough? Teeth are tough, but they aren’t indestructible. They can develop cavities, get broken, cracked, fractured, and even knocked out. If you could prevent any one of those things from happening with a clear liquid and a paint brush, would you? Your children’s teeth can be built tough with dental… Read more »

Does Your Child Fear The Dentist?

According to research, parents who fear the dentist will pass that fear on to their children. They may not even do it consciously. Children are very in tuned to their parent’s feelings and emotions and can pick up on little cues. But it is important that children learn to feel comfortable with dental visits especially… Read more »

Some Facts About Bruxism

Bruxism is a Greek word that means the habit of grinding your teeth unconsciously. People often brux at night while they are sleeping, but you may also brux while you are awake. You still may not be aware of it because it often happens while you are concentrating, stressed, upset, or angry. Although you may… Read more »

Stop Snoring! Please!

Snoring is common. Over 60 percent of the adult population snores. However, snoring can put stress on a relationship. In fact, in some cases couples are forced to sleep apart due to the excessive snoring of their partner. Excessive, loud snoring can be an indication of obstructive sleep apnea, a potentially serious condition. But not… Read more »

Are Your TMJs Stressed Out?

Temporomandibular joint is a very big word for your jaw joint. Your jaw joint connects your lower jaw (your mandible) to your skull via your temporal bones, hence, the term temporomandibular joint. Your jaw joints are in front of your ears and allow your jaw to move. Your temporomandibular joints (TMJs) are probably the most… Read more »

A Sleep Apnea Q and A

Did you know that many of today’s modern dentists can treat sleep disorders, particularly snoring and sleep apnea?  Millions of people suffer from sleep apnea all over the world, an estimated 22 million in the United States alone. What is sleep apnea? What are its symptoms? Is it dangerous? Can it be treated? Today we… Read more »

You Are Getting Sleepy…

When it’s time for a dental visit, especially for a filling, root canal, extraction, or implant, you want to be comfortable. We want you to be comfortable, too. Here at Pecan Tree Dental that is why we offer sedation, so our patients’ will feel at ease and relaxed during treatment. So many people avoid their… Read more »

A Root Canal? Really?

If that’s your first thought when your dentist mentions root canal treatment, you can stop and think again. Root canal treatment isn’t really as bad as you might think. You may have heard horror stories years ago about root canals or seen something on a sitcom, but root canals aren’t any worse than getting your… Read more »

Why You May Not Be A Candidate For An Implant

Dental implants are a permanent and stable way to replace a lost tooth. Although the procedure is complex and invasive, it is as if you’ve never lost a tooth. An implant requires the surgical “implant” of a titanium post into your jawbone. The post then osseointegrates with the bone becoming one. This provides a base… Read more »