Why Are Cavities Still So Common?

Cavities have long been the most common concern for healthy, natural teeth, and most people recognize what they are. The good news is that preventing cavities from forming is a lot more successful than it used to be, thanks to advanced dental care and dental hygiene practices. However, they still remain common for many people, and treating them may be an important part of your dental care at some point. At our Grand Prairie, TX, dental office, we can help you improve your chances of avoiding cavities with regular preventive care, as well as treat any cavities that develop quickly and naturally with a tooth-colored filling. (more…)

When Your Smile Needs Restoration

The most common types of dental treatments are those designed to help you keep your smile healthy by preventing the onset of common dental concerns. For instance, dental checkups and cleanings (the only service that everyone requires routinely) helps remove the harmful plaque and tartar that can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and more. However, such issues still develop more often than you might realize, and when they do, a more direct restorative treatment may be necessary to protect and preserve your smile. At our Grand Prairie, TX, dental office, we can customize a variety of restorative dental treatments to address your tooth concerns and help you once again enjoy a fully healthy smile. (more…)

Wondering About Veneers? Ask Yourself These Questions

When your smile is healthy, you expect it to look the part. Therefore, when cosmetic issues develop that affect its appearance, correcting such issues can be a priority. However, while improving your smile’s appearance, the goal should also be to help preserve and optimize your healthy, natural tooth structure. At our Grand Prairie, TX, dental office, we may suggest using one or more custom-designed porcelain veneers to help you improve your smile’s appearance and keep your treatment minimally invasive. If you’re considering improving your smile, then ask us if porcelain veneers are the right option for your smile. (more…)

Improving Your Smile with a Gum Contouring Plan

Improving your smile’s appearance might mean doing something as simple as whitening teeth that have become stained, or bonding a small, chipped area of your tooth. Sometimes, though, it might mean addressing more than the appearance of your teeth. For example, at our Grand Prairie, TX, dental office, we can recommend a variety of customizable treatments to address any concern you have with your smile, including gum contouring to correct uneven gums and help bring symmetry back to your smile. (more…)

Habits to Break, For the Sake of Your Smile (and More!)

New Year’s Eve Resolutions…did you make some? Most of us did, but statistics show that not many last beyond a few weeks, or months at the most. Please take a moment to read about some habits we urge you to reconsider, for the sake of your smile, and your overall health as well. Some of these might take a few minor lifestyle changes, but the the toughest habits to break may have the biggest overall health payoff. Your family dentist in Grand Prairie, TX says hello t0 2020, and wishes you your healthiest smile year yet! We’ll start with a big one, and move on from there. (more…)

Wisdom Teeth Worries: What You Can Do

As a parent, you want the best for your child. That goes for things like encouraging good eating habits, homework help, and lots of hugs. When it comes to a healthy smile, you probably know some home care practices for dental health. Brushing and flossing regularly and twice-yearly visits to your family dentist in Grand Prairie, TX create a great foundation of oral health. When it comes to concerns about wisdom teeth, we don’t want those questions to keep you up at night. (more…)

The Best Things Bonding Can Do for Your Teeth

Every custom-designed dental treatment comes with certain benefits outside of the treatment’s results. For example, with cosmetic tooth bonding, the main goal is often to improve a tooth’s impossible. Yet, the enhanced biocompatibility and minimally invasive nature of the treatment also offers a wide range of important advantages for your smile. Today, we examine just a few of those advantages, and why tooth bonding may be the best option for addressing your smile concerns. (more…)

Have a Cavity? Why Treating It Now Matters

Being the most common dental health issue means that cavities can affect nearly everyone at some point in their lives. If one develops in your tooth, the extent of treatment you need to fix it will depend on how soon you seek treatment for it. Today, we explain why by examining what having a cavity actually means for your tooth, and how severely the tooth decay behind it can progress if you allow it to. (more…)

How Could Porcelain Veneers Improve Your Smile?

It’s one thing to decide that you want to improve your smile’s appearance, but it isn’t always clear just what cosmetic dental treatment will be the best one to achieve that. For many patients, their smiles exhibit more than just a single blemish, and there is often more than one tooth to improve. To achieve a lifelike smile makeover while minimizing the amount of treatment you need to do it, we may recommend improving your smile with one or more custom-designed porcelain veneers. (more…)

Want Whiter Teeth? We Can Make It More Convenient!

You can’t always prevent your teeth from staining or losing their youthful shine over time, so how do you fix it when it happens? The bad news is that common teeth stains can have a dramatic effect on your smile’s appearance. The good news, though, is that your dentist may be able to help you easily and effectively erase the stains and brighten your teeth with professional-strength teeth-whitening treatment. (more…)