The good news is, NO, Thanksgiving is not bad for your teeth. The bad news is that, YES, Thanksgiving can include some detrimental effects on your oral health. We’ll explain how that can happen, and we’ll follow with what you can do to prevent that. We want you to have the happiest and healthiest Thanksgiving yet! Continue reading Is Thanksgiving Bad for Your Teeth?
There are a lot of misconceptions about dental sealants, including the idea that they are “just for kids”. Sealants are a great preventive dental treatment for a wide variety of situations. We’ll explain what sealants do and who should have them in this blog. Continue reading What are Dental Sealants, Who Should Get Them, and How Long Do They Last?
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?