Dental hygiene actually encompasses two realms. The first is a person’s individual practice of dental hygiene at home through brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash among other accessory methods and techniques. The second is the professional care provided for patients by registered dental hygienists during a dental visit. Continue reading National Dental Hygiene Month
Consistent professional teeth cleanings are an essential part of maintaining great oral health. When you see your dental hygienist, he or she is doing much more than just brushing your teeth for you. The benefits of professional teeth cleanings include a reduced risk for dental diseases and improvement of bad breath. The cleaning also removes surface stains to uncover brighter and whiter teeth underneath. Continue reading What a Dental Cleaning Involves
A dental hygienist wears many hats in the dental practice. Most dental offices have more than one dental hygienist because the services they render to the patients are so vital. EVERYONE needs to see a dental hygienist on a consistent basis! Continue reading What Does a Dental Hygienist Do?
Never before have we had such a vast selection of toothbrushes to choose from. Not only are our pharmacy and grocery store shelves packed with different options; we also have online markets offering countless toothbrushes of all shapes and sizes. Most toothbrushes use specific marketing claims to attract prospective buyers. While we will not endorse or recommend any specific brands or models, we want to give you a few good principles to follow when purchasing a toothbrush. Continue reading What Kind of Toothbrush Should I Use?
Because October is National Dental Hygiene Month, we are covering topics related to dental hygiene in our blog. Dental hygiene encompasses two separate realms: one in which you clean your teeth effectively at home, and the other in which you consistently see dental professionals for professional teeth cleanings and maintenance. If a person is lacking in either of these two categories, he or she is at risk for gum disease. Continue reading What is Gum Disease?
October is one of the best months of the year. We usually begin feeling to cooler temperatures of fall, enjoy weekend football, and really focus on flossing. Wait…What do you mean you don’t focus on flossing? Didn’t you know October is National Dental Hygiene Month? Continue reading National Dental Hygiene Month
As we continue to persevere through a time when we are unable to provide dental care for our patients (for both their safety and ours), we are considering the dental issues that you might be facing during this time of quarantine. While we follow our state and regulatory agencies’ protocols regarding the cessation of non-emergency dental procedures, we want to continue sharing relevant information that will help you understand and manage any non-emergency dental issues that arise. Continue reading What Causes Gingivitis?
When it comes to professional teeth cleanings, they are not all alike. Many people don’t understand this and assume that all teeth cleanings are “regular” teeth cleanings. Finding out you need something other than the “regular” one may be upsetting or confusing. Continue reading Why Do I Need a Deep Cleaning? I Just Want a Regular One.
Spring has sprung in Prosper, Texas, and it is time to consider a “spring cleaning” for your mouth! Continue reading Spring Cleaning