A Few Things to Consider When Replacing Lost Teeth

It should be no surprise that, after experiencing tooth loss, restoring your smile requires replacing your lost tooth or teeth as soon as possible. Everything from your smile’s appearance and your own self-confidence to your oral health, bite function, quality of life, and more can be affected by the loss. It it’s important to do more than just replace them, however; to fully restore your smile and the functions your teeth were responsible for, you’ll need a custom prosthesis designed specifically to fit your smile. You may also need to address the reason why you experienced tooth loss in the first place, to reduce your risks of experiencing it again. (more…)

Things You Might Get Wrong About Tooth Extraction

If asked, most people can answer that tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth. However, beyond that, the need for the procedure and how it can affect your oral health are not as widely recognized, especially by people who’ve never needed it before. Because of this, you might worry if your dentist tells you that you have to have one or more of your teeth extracted, which may cause you to hesitate and can leave your smile open to even more serious development. (more…)

What to Remember About Getting a Dental Crown

Restoring your tooth with a dental crown may be one of the best things you can do for your smile, depending on your tooth’s specific concern. For example, one of the most common reasons for recommending a dental crown is to restore a tooth that’s been damaged. Placing a custom crown over it will stop the fracture or break from getting worse, improve your tooth’s healthy appearance, and restore your bite’s ability to function properly on that side of your mouth. However, much like your healthy, natural teeth, your dental crown relies on your continued care of it, and there are a few things you should remember about doing so properly. (more…)

How to Treat Your Severe Tooth Decay Conservatively

In our previous article, we discussed some of the most common reasons why cavities are a still a common concern for so many people. In a nutshell, it’s because the tooth decay that causes it stems from the bacteria that naturally inhabit your mouth. These same bacteria are also the reason why, in some cases, tooth decay can be a lot more serious than just dealing with a mild to moderate cavity. At our Grand Prairie, TX, dental office, we can also help you treat more severe tooth decay conservatively thanks to the help of modern root canal treatment. (more…)

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…)