Why Dental Checkups Are Essential

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

Why are My Gums Receding?

Why are My Gums Receding?

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?

What is a Cone Beam Image?

What is a Cone Beam Image?

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?