At Prosper Family Dentistry, we call ourselves conservative dentists. We aim to give you the dental care you need to have a completely healthy mouth for the rest of your life. To us, being conservative incorporates many different things, including treating each patient the way we would treat our own family members. Continue reading How to Spot a Great Conservative Dentist
Never before, in our lifetimes, has our back to school season been more unusual. After the longest spring break ever, we are finally getting back into some semblance of a schedule or routine. Whether you are taking your kids back to in-person school or you have committed to virtual learning, your children now have specific tasks at specific times of the day. Continue reading Back to School 2020
What really causes cavities? It is a multifactorial process. Because there are several contributing factors to the development of a cavity, we actually have multiple ways to fight them! Continue reading What Causes Cavities?
Did you know that your teeth can make you look older than you really are? There are certain characteristics of a smile that suggest one is further along in the aging process. We will discuss those characteristics here and offer suggestions of how you can combat them. Continue reading Are Your Teeth Making You Look Old?
We actually don’t hear this question very often. The sentiment comes more in the form of a declarative statement: “I inherited bad teeth from my parents” or something to that effect. There are many different ways to look at this question, and we’ll try to hit it from every side because there is not a simple yes or no answer. Continue reading Do Bad Teeth Run in the Family?
Don’t worry. We have much more to say than that. But for those of you who just like straight shooters, there is your answer. The answer is yes, either way you read the question. Yes, it really is bad for your teeth. And yes, it is really bad for your teeth. Continue reading Is Chewing Ice Really Bad for My Teeth?
Maybe you’ve seen it as an ingredient in your sugar-free chewing gum. Or maybe Dr. Jill and Dr. Cara recommended it as a sugar substitute for you. You might have seen it advertised as a “magic” ingredient in some oral care products. Here’s what you really need to know about xylitol. Continue reading Xylitol: FAQs
It’s actually a lot earlier than you probably think!
Your child needs to see a dentist as soon as he or she has teeth. This can be as early as six months of age. We know this may sound super early, but if you think about it seriously, anyone with teeth needs to see a dentist. We’ll explain why. Continue reading When Should My Child Start Going to the Dentist?
There are two interesting points we can make about toothpaste, and neither of them tells you exactly which toothpaste to use. It will, however, help you make a more informed decision when it comes to selecting toothpaste for you and your family. Continue reading There are So Many Toothpastes to Choose From. How Do I Know Which One to Use?
If you undergo any dental treatment with Dr. Jill and Dr. Cara in the near future, you may notice that … Continue reading What is This Green Thing, and Why are They Using it When They Work on my Teeth?