April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, so we are using this blog to tell you the things you need to know about oral cancer. Oral cancer is relatively common, and when caught and treated early, has a very good survival rate. Early detection is key in beating oral cancer. Continue reading Oral Cancer- What You Need to Know
There are many considerations that go into the decision to replace a missing tooth. Because we never take a one-size-fits-all approach to dentistry, we cannot give a simple yes or no answer to that question. We will, however, explain the things you should consider and the most problematic consequences of not replacing a missing tooth. Continue reading Do I Have to Replace My Extracted Tooth?
Consistent professional teeth cleanings are an essential part of maintaining great oral health. When you see your dental hygienist, he or she is doing much more than just brushing your teeth for you. The benefits of professional teeth cleanings include a reduced risk for dental diseases and improvement of bad breath. The cleaning also removes surface stains to uncover brighter and whiter teeth underneath. Continue reading What a Dental Cleaning Involves
We know there is still so much uncertainty and conflicting information about what you can and cannot safely do as things begin to open up. COVID has interrupted so many important aspects of daily life, and one of those might have been your consistent dental visits. We aren’t hearing these questions from our patients because the people asking them are not yet conning in for dental visits. However, we hear them from friends and family members who wonder if it is safe to go back to the dentist. Continue reading Have You Been Putting Off the Dentist Due to COVID?
When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, there are many treatment options available to improve the appearance of your smile. Many people turn to teeth whitening to brighten the smile, but this technique only improves the color of the teeth. What if you do not like the size or shape of yours? In that case, teeth whitening will not cut it. You’ll need to consider treatment options that change or cover the teeth, altering shape, size, and color. Continue reading Is Bonding as Good as Veneers?
There is great variety in the dental procedures each dentist choose to perform. A general dentist receives education and training in the comprehensive scope of dentistry, enabling her to perform a range of procedures necessary to care for her patients. Over time, each dentist tends to refine her practice to refer out particular cases and procedures for several reasons. Continue reading Why We Refer to Dental Specialists
As a parent, you have many things to worry about with your children. Dental problems can be a continual source of stress and financial burden. Because most dental problems are preventable, you can eliminate this from your list of concerns by taking important steps to keep your children’s teeth and gums healthy. Continue reading Five Tips to Help Your Kids Have Healthy Teeth and Gums
If you have a teething baby at home, you will probably take all of the tips you can get. Teething can turn your adorable little angel into a crying, drooling, and completely unpleasant mess. We hope it helps you to know that teething is a normal process, and it will end soon. Continue reading Baby Teething Tips
We think it is pretty safe to say that the stress of 2020 has spilled over into 2021. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to affect our culture, our economy, and our everyday lives. Social and political division has caused newsworthy conflicts all over the country. And now, an unprecedented winter storm has left millions in our metroplex without the basic necessities of power and water. Stress can manifest itself physically in the human body in various ways. The manifestation we, as dental professionals, most commonly see is teeth clenching and/or grinding, also called bruxism. Continue reading Is 2021 Causing Cracked Teeth?
In February, we celebrate Valentine’s Day, a holiday dedicated showing love. This year, show a little love to your smile. At Prosper Family Dentistry, we are offering a month-long promotion of two different types of professional teeth whitening. Last week, we described professional take-home teeth whitening in custom-made carrier trays. This week, we will focus on our on-the-go whitening kits. Continue reading LOVE Your Smile Teeth Whitening Special! Part 2