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
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?
Laughing gas gets a lot of “press” because it has a funny name (pun intended), and it makes for a good story. Many sitcoms have featured laughing gas in episodes where the main characters go to the dentist. While it definitely makes for good comic material, it is a genuine dental treatment option and necessary for many people to obtain the vital healthcare they need. This article will explain all you need to understand about laughing gas. Continue reading Everything You Need to Know about Laughing Gas
The holidays are filled with fun, family, and festivities. Unfortunately, they are also usually filled with bad habits. We eat and drink more than usual. We have inconsistent hours of sleep. It is easy to fall asleep on the couch before you have brushed and flossed your teeth. Continue reading Recovering from the Sugar-Filled Holidays
This is the week! We will celebrate the holiday season with gifts for loved ones, and many of us do that by filling stockings up with goodies. The easiest thing to throw in those big treat bags is candy. But surely, you are all getting plenty of sugar this week without the stocking stuffers, right? Instead, how about picking some of these treats to fill your stockings? Continue reading Sugar-Free Stocking Stuffers