We know that the past year has been a strange one. We know that COVID restrictions and personal levels of concern over virus transmission have kept many people away from the dental office, postponing their regularly scheduled checkups. As we, as a nation, begin to get the pandemic under control, it is time for those who’ve delayed dental visits to return for their checkups. Continue reading Why Dental Checkups Are Essential
Most people know that sensitivity is a common side effect of teeth whitening. This fact makes many people with already sensitive teeth wary of attempting to brighten their smiles. The good news is that you can whiten your teeth, even if they are sensitive. You simply have to follow a few important steps. We’ll outline those here. Continue reading I Have Sensitive Teeth. Can I Still Whiten Them?
Receding gums can cause all sorts of problems: cosmetic problems, sensitive teeth, root cavities, etc… Many people mistakenly assume that receding gums is a natural part of the aging process. It is not! Most gum recession is preventable if you can identify its underlying cause and eliminate it. If you have receding gums, read this article to learn about the various causes and the treatments that are available. Continue reading Why are My Gums Receding?
Whitening toothpaste is everywhere these days. We see it in the grocery store, online and through multi-level marketing schemes. There is a lot of confusion surrounding whitening toothpaste, so we will help you understand everything you need to know about it in this week’s blog. Continue reading Everything You Need to Know about Whitening Toothpaste
The mouth is the gateway to the body. Having a healthy body overall requires having a healthy mouth. We know that the health of the teeth and gums can have an impact on the rest of the body. Continue reading What Your Tongue Says About You
One of our favorite advances in the last decade is our intraoral scanner, which enables us to take digital impressions. We will explain what that means in this week’s blog. Continue reading What is a Digital Impression?
When a baby is teething, it can be a trying time for parents. You find yourself with a constantly fussy baby, and it can be difficult to know how to soothe him or her. In this week’s blog, we will cover what you need to know about teething. Continue reading Baby Teething Tips
When you are pregnant, one of the things at the top of your mind is how everything could affect your growing baby. You are constantly asking yourself, “Is this safe?” You should avoid lunch meat and caffeine, but what else should you avoid? Continue reading Are Dental X-Rays Safe During Pregnancy?
Now that the masks are coming off, you might be looking at your smile and wondering how you can improve its appearance. This week’s blog will feature several of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments that we provide for our patients and the specific way in which they improve the smile. Continue reading Five Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments
With all of the advances in dentistry, it can be difficult to keep all the new things straight in your mind. One of those “new things” is a cone beam image. In our office, the cone beam is not new. We have been utilizing this wonderful technology since 2013. But in the realm of dental technology, it is relatively new, and your first experience with it may be during your new patient visit at Prosper Family Dentistry. Continue reading What is a Cone Beam Image?