Normally when your child is missing a tooth, it’s because they’ve lost one of their baby teeth and are waiting for the adult version to erupt and complete their precious smile. But what if one of their permanent teeth never appears at all? What does it mean, and what can you do about it? Read on to learn more about your little one’s missing pearly whites and how dental implants or another restoration could help fill the gap.
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December 30, 2019
December 17, 2019
It’s the most wonderful time of the year for family gatherings and enjoying delicious seasonal treats. That said, it’s also a time when your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and mouth injuries could be unusually high depending on how you’re treating your teeth. If you still want to have excellent oral health once the celebrations are over, then it’s important to know what to watch out for. Here are 4 potential holiday threats to your teeth and what you can do to avoid them.
November 6, 2019
The clock is ticking, and with only a few months before 2020 arrives, the time to use your dental insurance benefits is now. With the holidays right around the corner, it’s likely your schedule will become more hectic, making it much more difficult to find time to see your dentist; however, if you want to save money, keep a healthy smile, and prevent your unused benefits from going back to the insurance company, you should find out what you need to do to make the most of your plan while there’s still time. (more…)
October 14, 2019
Did you know that October is National Dental Hygiene Month? During this time, dentists all over the country will be encouraging patients to improve and maintain good oral hygiene, offering valuable tips and techniques to keep teeth and gums healthy. Apart from practicing good habits at home, making sure you see your dentist for regular dental cleanings and checkups is crucial to keeping decay and disease away. Unfortunately, many patients forgo their six-month checkups for a variety of reasons, all of which can result in serious dental problems. Read on to learn just how beneficial these visits are and what can happen if you avoid the dentist’s chair. (more…)
September 25, 2019
September marks the start of the new school year, but for your dentist, it’s also National Gum Care Awareness month. It’s the perfect opportunity for children and adults alike to learn more about the importance of taking care of those soft tissues near your gums. Take this time to educate yourself on excellent gum health – and what might happen if you don’t maintain it!
August 22, 2019
Do you feel stressed out? You’re not alone! According to stress.org, 44% of adults feel more stressed than they did 5 years ago, and around 20% report feelings of extreme stress. While the effects on the body are well-known, you may be surprised to learn that stress impacts teeth as well. Keep reading to learn about the 4 ways your dental health can suffer from stress and what you can do to protect your smile, no matter how stressed out you are!
July 29, 2019
Summer is the perfect time for a vacation. Whether you’re by yourself, with a partner, or with the whole family, vacation is a time for relaxation. However, just because we’re not at work doesn’t mean we can slack on our oral hygiene routine! By letting your oral health slide, you can run into problems while you’re far from home. Here are 5 tips to keeping up a dental routine on your summer vacation.
June 1, 2019
June is Men’s Health Month, and with Father’s Day smack dab in the middle of this month, it’s a perfect time to talk about men’s oral health. Research has shown that dads, and men in general, typically have worse oral health than women. Neglecting to take care of your oral health can spell disaster for your overall health. Staying healthy should be an important part of being a dad. So, this June, let’s look at ways that men can take better care of their oral health.
April 1, 2019
Oral cancer doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. But since April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, now is the perfect time for you to pause and think about this disease, its effect on individuals across the United States, and how you can protect yourself from it. Let’s talk more about oral cancer disease and how a simple, painless screening could save your life.
March 8, 2019
If you’re one of the many Americans living with dentures, you know just how important it is that they fit correctly and comfortably in your mouth. When pain occurs in the mouth, it can range in severity, starting maybe with only a minor ache and then progressing to nearly debilitating pain. While wearing dentures, you should never have to worry about pain or discomfort, which is why it’s important to know how it should properly fit, as well as what your dentist can do to adjust your denture size in Ft. Worth so it feels more comfortable.