For so long, most people operated under the mindset that cavities and gum disease weren’t necessarily good for you, but they wouldn’t really cause too many problems, either. What’s the worst that could happen? You lose your teeth and get dentures. At least that’s what most people thought. Continue reading Is Gum Disease Really that Bad for You?
This is a great question and one we hear from parents all the time. There are varying opinions on the correct answer, and our official position at Prosper Family Dentistry is that there is no exact age that is right for every child. So a better question to ask is “What is the Right Age for Braces for This Child?” Continue reading What is the Right Age for Braces?
It is very important to not ignore bleeding gums. The bleeding is an indication of inflammation somewhere in your mouth, usually in the gums lining the teeth. Acute inflammation is a response to some type of injury or irritant, and it causes redness, swelling, tenderness, bleeding, and sometimes a little heat. The bleeding is a red flag that something unhealthy is going on. Continue reading Why are My Gums Bleeding?
The lifespan of a filling depends on several different factors, some of which are within your control and some that are not. Fillings do suffer from wear and tear of temperature changes and chewing forces. Aside from a general, slow deterioration, there are a few conditions that lead to rapid breakdown of a dental filling. Continue reading How Long do Fillings Last?
While most people have experienced the filling process for “fixing” a cavity, many do not actually understand the process. Some of that lack of understanding is due to the local anesthetic, which prevents you from feeling what is going on during a dental filling. The rest may be due to a lack of explanation, which we hope to remedy here in this blog. Continue reading How Do Fillings Work?
As with most things, it is different for everyone. Once you reach your desired tooth color with your teeth whitening method, you can expect the results to last an average of six months to a year. The good news is that you do have some control over it! Continue reading How Long does Teeth Whitening Last?
This is a seemingly simple question with an extremely complicated answer. One of the reasons it is complicated is the fact that you could ask this question of 5 different dentists and get 5 different answers. Continue reading What Type of Doctor Should I See for TMJ Problems?