Many of our patients love having their teeth cleaned. We know that not everyone feels that way, though. For some, teeth cleanings are uncomfortable or even painful. The bad news is that avoiding teeth cleanings will only make matters worse. Continue reading What Does it Mean if a Teeth Cleaning Hurts?
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
Seeing your dental hygienist for consistent teeth cleaning visits is essential to maintaining good oral health and preventing dental diseases. Some people end up missing a teeth cleaning appointment for one reason or another, and they forgot to reschedule it. Getting off track on your cleaning schedule can have a harmful effect on your health. Continue reading Why are Professional Teeth Cleanings So Important?
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?
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
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?
Spring has sprung in Prosper, Texas, and it is time to consider a “spring cleaning” for your mouth! Continue reading Spring Cleaning