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…)
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October 14, 2019
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.
February 11, 2019
When you’re trying to get a job done right, whether it’s painting your house or brushing your teeth, the products you use matter just as much as your technique. And when it comes to maintaining your smile, it’s especially important to use high-quality products. But, even though it’s common to find expiration dates on medications, you don’t usually hear about an expiration date for dental products in Fort Worth. In this blog, you’ll find out when toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash expire, and if it’s safe to use them past their expiration date. You’ll also get general oral hygiene tips to help you maintain your smile and minimize dental problems. Learn more below!
January 10, 2019
If you’ve had one or more teeth removed and dental implants put in, it can be tempting to think that your days of dental maintenance or over. Well, think again! Although implants can last for many years or even a lifetime, dental implant care can help determine just how long they work for you. To make the best use of your investment of time and money to get the implants, you need to do your best to care for them. Here is some helpful information about dental implant care in Fort Worth. (more…)
December 5, 2018
You want straight teeth, but you don’t want to go with old-fashioned metal braces. All those adjustment appointments, the soreness, and those metal brackets! No way. But there are so many options for teeth straightening out there that you can be easily confused. Can you really straighten your own teeth? Do those mail-order straightening aligners work? Is Invisalign® worth the money? Get the answers to these and other questions to determine the best effective, safe, and affordable option. (more…)