Gingivitis is one of those oral health concerns that frequently causes a whole lot of confusion. On its own, it’s not a very complex topic: It’s gum inflammation, the very first phase of gum disease! However, when it comes to identifying it, treating it, and understanding its significance in the greater context of your smile health, well, that’s when things can become tricky. Our Grand Prairie, TX team would love to help make this topic an easier one, so you know what’s what and can better protect your smile.
You may expect a lot of reminders from our Grand Prairie, TX team. You think we’ll remind you to schedule your preventive care appointments with us, so you can keep your oral health safe. You know for a fact that when you see us for checkups, we will remind you to brush and especially to floss. You even know we will suggest you ask us questions because sometimes patients forget or simply feel too shy. What you may not have seen coming but that is certainly important is our decision to remind you to rinse! “What’s that?” you might ask, “you want me to rinse my smile?” The answer is yes and we have some additional advice heading your way.
If you could combine everything you love into a very quick, short phrase, it might just be identical to the upcoming event happening in our Grand Prairie, TX community: It’s the Donuts, Dogs, And Cats, Too! 2018 event. Sound like the sort of thing that quickly puts a smile on your face? Good news: It’s for a good cause (keeping your pets healthy), so learn more.
Your sense of taste is something you rely on, just like your other senses. This one happens to be very obvious to you because you get used to the way certain foods taste. You even crave certain things. So, when you dig into your favorite dish, dessert, or even your daily breakfast cereal and it doesn’t taste the way it normally does, this can immediately cause you serious concern (and frustration, too). We know this is inconvenient but our Grand Prairie, TX team reminds you that when your sense of taste goes haywire, there’s usually a pretty good explanation and your oral health is likely just fine.
If you’re not extremely familiar with composite at the moment, then allow our Grand Prairie, TX team to quickly run you through some details that will remind you … you do know this material! Remember those tooth-colored fillings you’ve heard so much about (or that you already have in your smile)? The ones that match your teeth beautifully, so can’t even see them? They are made of composite! It’s a material that’s very easy for us to use for smile improvements! While it’s used frequently for fillings, there’s something else you should know: We rely on it for dental bonding, too, in which we add the composite to your tooth where the addition of tissue makes your smile look even better. Still curious about composite? Consider a few “C” things you get from it!
There are so very many “why” questions that you can come up with in regard to your smile that if we were to ask you to simply begin rattling then off, you might not know where to begin! While you may feel tempted to look around online for the information you’re curious about as it comes up, we remind you that even if it is very simple, we’d love for you to bring it to our Grand Prairie, TX team’s attention instead! When you know you’re getting the accurate oral health details you need, it’s both reassuring and very helpful for protecting your smile health! Start by considering some of those things we hear very often from patients we see.
Are you worried about any particular oral health issue? A potential problem with your smile? Are you primarily concerned with damage or your dental care and how to avoid running into problems? If so, our Grand Prairie, TX team is thrilled that you’re so concerned with prevention, as it’s certainly the way to go! Regarding particulars and how to avoid them: Let’s help you get started! For further details, see us soon.
Remember how you marveled at police horses when you were a little kid? (Okay, maybe you still get excited about cops on horseback!). Fortunately, the upcoming Cowboy Cops and Kids event will delight children (of all ages) with a fun experience that will let you get up close to these majestic animals, while you get to know our local officers a little bit better, too.
You know that you want your smile to not look the way it’s been looking lately (or possibly for most of your life!). You know that dental bonding seemed to sound like something that would work for your particular needs as you work toward a smile you feel excited about in an esthetic sense. However, you still notice that you’re asking yourself: How do I know if bonding is what I need? Lovely news: Our Grand Prairie, TX team can answer that!
Sometimes, tooth pain will affect you and you will notice you’re not really sure where the problem is coming from. Other times, tooth discomfort will appear and you’ll have a fairly good idea regarding why it’s started (and how to make it stop). In either case, it’s entirely possible that you are the major contributing factor to the development of this discomfort, even though you might not be doing so intentionally. The moral of the story: It might not be what you think, you may be able to make some simple changes to fix the issue, and no matter what, our Grand Prairie, TX team is here to offer explanations and to fix the problem. See us soon if you need assistance with getting to the bottom of the pain and finding a solution.