Did you know that an estimated 36 million Americans are missing all of their teeth? There are many reasons for tooth loss, including gum disease, accidents, a lack of dental care, heredity, and poor hygiene. But, although there are many ways to lose your teeth, there aren’t many ways to replace them! By far, one of the most common options is dentures in Fort Worth. In fact, around 90% of people who have lost their teeth wear dentures, which makes sense because they’re a great way to restore your smile. But there’s a downside: Dentures often start to get loose over time, which affects their ability to function. In this blog, you’ll learn why this common problem occurs and what you can do about it!
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August 23, 2018
August 16, 2018
For some people, getting a dental checkup and cleaning isn’t their favorite thing to do. But most people would agree that it always feels great after your teeth have been professionally cleaned! You leave the dental chair with slick, smooth teeth, fresh breath – and a spring in your step. But one way to keep the scraping to a minimum and make your cleanings with a dentist in Fort Worth easier is to do a great job with hygiene at home. After all, even if you’re getting a professional cleaning twice a year, your routine the other 363 days of the year is equally important. Keep reading below to learn about what plaque and tartar buildup is, why it’s so important to prevent it, and the best way to do that!
August 4, 2018
A missing tooth can really stand out in an otherwise bright, full smile, and can be a major source of embarrassment. If you are one of the 120 million Americans that the American College of Prosthodontists estimates is missing a tooth, you may feel reluctant to smile fully, laugh a friends’ jokes or even speak around others. However, a missing tooth can impact more than just one’s appearance and self-confidence – it can also have major negative effects on a person’s health. If you are missing a tooth and want to both restore your smile and maintain a healthy lifestyle, you will want to read this blog post about dental implants in Fort Worth.
July 7, 2018
So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and achieve a smile that is straighter, easier to clean, and more attractive than ever before. Starting treatment is pretty exciting for most patients, but that doesn’t mean Invisalign in Fort Worth will be a walk in the park. You’ll still need to stay committed to wearing the aligners as long as possible, which means you’ll need to make them last.
It also means you’ll need to know the proper steps to keep them clean, without damaging them in the process. Here’s how!
June 30, 2018
Cavities are caused by sugar, right? It’s something you learn during childhood, around the time you’re picking out your very first cartoon-themed toothbrush. While it is true that sugar plays a big role in the formation of tooth decay, that’s not really the full picture. And, it’s worth knowing the entire process behind what causes cavities (a.k.a. dental caries) — that’s the best way to protect yourself against them. Keep reading as your dentist in Fort Worth unpacks the process of dental decay.
June 15, 2018
Jaw pain can be debilitating — the most severe discomfort makes it difficult to eat your favorite foods, open your mouth wide to yawn, and sing loud at a concert. If you have a clicking, popping jaw or frequently experience pain in the area at the back of your jaw below your ear (the TMJ, or temporomandibular joint), it may be time for a visit to the dentist. As an expert in your mouth, a dentist is uniquely qualified to provide a solution with neuromuscular dentistry for TMJ therapy in Fort Worth.
May 18, 2018
After you lost your teeth, you probably couldn’t wait until you got your dentures in Fort Worth. Indeed, dentures are a great option for restoring your smile and regaining your confidence — but maybe now that you have your prosthesis, it doesn’t exactly feel like a dream come true. But don’t worry! We’re here to help you get through the adjustment period so you can enjoy all the amazing benefits of your new smile.
May 6, 2018
Acid reflux doesn’t just come with the regular bouts of heartburn and indigestion. Did you know that it has the potential to cause damage to your oral and even overall health? Luckily, your dentist in Fort Worth isn’t just making sure no decay or gum disease is prevalent during your routine exams. She can also detect the signs of gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD and acid reflux.
Take a moment to learn the risks, signs, and how to manage acid reflux from your dentist today!
April 7, 2018
Why get braces? Straight teeth are of course more attractive than gapped or crowded ones — but there’s another, more significant benefit of orthodontic treatment, which is improved oral and overall health. And these days, you don’t have to wear visible metal hardware to straighten out your teeth. Invisalign in Fort Worth offers a clear alternative!
April 6, 2018
Did you know that thousands of people die from oral cancer each year? This disease is sneaky, and for many people, it isn’t caught until the problem has progressed to the point where extensive and painful treatment is necessary. That’s why we’re so passionate about reminding our patients to get regular oral cancer screenings; the earlier we can spot oral cancer, the better the chances that it can be stopped before it leads to devastating — and perhaps deadly — consequences. Since April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, it’s the perfect time to visit your dentist in Forth Worth for a quick and painless screening.