Toddlers can be difficult, to say the least. The combination of increased mobility, a stubborn desire for independence and the entrance of new teeth can be the perfect storm for a nightly battle. Developing a consistent pattern for oral hygiene is extremely important in your toddler’s earliest years. Without exercising this essential routine, you could be the recipient of bad news at your toddler’s first dental visit. Continue reading How to Brush Your Toddler’s Teeth
Bad breath affects millions of Americans, and while it can come from anywhere in the nose, sinuses, throat, lungs, or gut, the most common origin is in the mouth. All bad breath comes from bacteria producing smelly gases, so the goal in fighting it is to remove any collections of bacteria. Continue reading What to Do for Persistent Bad Breath
Many people understand that veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment used to create beautiful smile makeovers. Some, however, do not understand exactly how they work and what problems they correct. This article will cover the specific cosmetic issues for which veneers are a wonderful treatment option. Continue reading What Cosmetic Problems do Veneers Fix?
We believe in a comprehensive oral evaluation that is truly comprehensive. Because the mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body, we often find evidence of other health problems in the mouth. The human body is one unit with every system connected to the other in some way. Our doctors have extensive education and experience in finding those connections. Continue reading Five Surprising Things Our Dentists Can Detect During an Oral Evaluation
At Prosper Family Dentistry, we call ourselves conservative dentists. We aim to give you the dental care you need to have a completely healthy mouth for the rest of your life. To us, being conservative incorporates many different things, including treating each patient the way we would treat our own family members. Continue reading How to Spot a Great Conservative Dentist
Never before, in our lifetimes, has our back to school season been more unusual. After the longest spring break ever, we are finally getting back into some semblance of a schedule or routine. Whether you are taking your kids back to in-person school or you have committed to virtual learning, your children now have specific tasks at specific times of the day. Continue reading Back to School 2020
What really causes cavities? It is a multifactorial process. Because there are several contributing factors to the development of a cavity, we actually have multiple ways to fight them! Continue reading What Causes Cavities?
Did you know that your teeth can make you look older than you really are? There are certain characteristics of a smile that suggest one is further along in the aging process. We will discuss those characteristics here and offer suggestions of how you can combat them. Continue reading Are Your Teeth Making You Look Old?
When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, many people think of teeth whitening and “invisible” teeth straightening. But what if you don’t like the shape of your teeth? Some people have misshapen teeth that don’t seem to fit the shape or size of their faces. The good news is that we can change the shape of teeth to improve a smile through a variety of dental treatments. Continue reading I’m Interested in Changing the Shape of My Teeth. What are My Options?
Despite all of our efforts and abilities to save damaged teeth, tooth extractions remain one of the most commonly performed dental procedures. An extraction is a surgical procedure because it removes an important part of the human body. As with any surgery, some pain afterward is to be expected. However, there are also complications that can occur after tooth extractions that require additional treatment. Continue reading Why Am I in Pain After a Tooth Extraction?