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
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 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?
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?
Snack time is a risky time for teeth. In the middle of the afternoon, when you feel a little hungry for something quick and easy to grab, making teeth-friendly decisions can help you protect your mouth against cavities! Continue reading Teeth-Friendly Treats
When it comes to healthy habits for your teeth and gums, you may not consider that chewing gum could be one of them. There are several important factors in making this a healthy habit, so don’t go buy a case of Juicy Fruit just yet. Read this blog first, and then you can make a healthy choice for you and your loved ones. Continue reading Is Chewing Gum Good for Your Mouth?
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?
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?
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