Can Stress Make It Harder To Maintain A Healthy Smile?

Your diet, your oral hygiene routine, and the frequency of your regular dental exams can all be factors in your ability to maintain your oral health. What you might not realize is that your stress levels can also play a part in affecting the condition of your teeth and gums. In stressful periods, you may not notice how small changes in your routine, or your diet, are negatively influencing your dental health. If your stress leads to a problem with teeth grinding, you can develop new concerns about dental wear and tear, chronic pain, and potentially serious harm to your enamel. Our Rowlett, TX dentist’s office is prepared to help patients keep their teeth in good condition. In addition to providing important dental services, we can provide guidance on how you can make sure you are taking care of your teeth between appointments! (more…)

Deep Cleaning Should Be Completed Early

Deep cleaning is a process used to treat the tissue at the base of your gums and beneath your gum line. Deep cleaning is not a procedure that you’re likely to receive unless your teeth are suffering from neglect. Bacteria can build up on the surfaces of your teeth and cause serious damage. That damage wears down your enamel and eventually causes a cavity. The same sort of damage can happen to the tissue around your gum line and the connections between your teeth and jaw bone. Deep cleaning removes that bacteria and saves your teeth from serious gum disease. (more…)

Address Dental Emergencies Quickly

Dental emergencies create stress, pain, and trauma in some cases. You can’t plan for a specific emergency, but you can prepare yourself in the event of a dental emergency. For one, you want to know who you would call for a dental emergency. Many dental offices offer emergency scheduling outside of normal business hours. In many dental emergencies, the faster you receive treatment, the better your patient outlook will be. You also want to know what to do until you can see a dentist. This blog will help you know how to address dental emergencies quickly. (more…)

Gum Disease Increases Your Risk Factors

Gum disease is a common oral health condition that is caused by bacterial infection. You’re probably familiar with how cavities develop. Bacteria build up on your teeth and eventually wear a hole in your dental enamel. The same type of damaging bacterial activity can happen to your gums. If bacteria buildup around or below your gum line, they can cause your gums to become inflamed. You’ll experience a swollen, red appearance and pain. This is known as gingivitis. Not only can gingivitis cause serious harm to your teeth and gums, but it can increase your overall health risk factors. (more…)

Understanding the Mechanics of Sleep Apnea

How often do you think about sleep? When you’re not getting enough of it, you probably think about sleeping a lot. While sleeping does present an opportunity for your body to rest and recuperate, it’s far from a simple process. The amount of sleep you get, the consistency of your sleep schedule, and your breathing pattern while you sleep all affect how good you feel when you wake up in the morning. A condition like sleep apnea can disrupt your rest and cause you to feel tired and fatigued. By understanding the mechanics behind sleep apnea, you can learn how to address the condition. (more…)

What Level of Orthodontic Treatment Do You Need?

The alignment of your teeth can affect you in a couple of different ways. For one, the alignment of your teeth affects the appearance of your smile. Straighter teeth look more appealing. The alignment of your teeth also affects your bite in terms of its function and it’s longevity. Teeth that are properly aligned come together evenly and allow you to chew efficiently. When your bite is in alignment, it also prevents premature wear on your teeth. Finally, straighter teeth are also easier to clean. To straighten your smile, it’s a matter of choosing what level of orthodontic treatment that you need. (more…)

The Best Way to Erase Teeth Stains

Teeth staining is a natural product of eating and drinking. If you’re experiencing staining to your enamel, it’s likely being caused by your lifestyle habits. Does that mean you should stop eating and drinking everything? Well, that’s not exactly realistic. While there are steps that you can take to reduce the amount of staining that you experience, there is also a way to erase teeth stains with a simple procedure. Professional teeth whitening gets rid of unsightly stains, and it’s  a noninvasive procedure. If you would like to see whiter, brighter teeth, here’s the best way to erase teeth stains. (more…)

Digital Imaging Improves Dental Implants

Dental implants are a popular choice for tooth replacement when your budget allows for the treatment. While dental implants are typically a more expensive prosthetic option, they also create the most comprehensive replacement for missing teeth. That’s because dental implants are surgically placed in your jawbone, giving them stability and strength that other prosthetics don’t have. While dental implants are an excellent prosthetic option, not all implant experiences are the same. The placement and alignment of your dental implants impacts how effective and comfortable they are. This is where digital imaging can improve the dental implant process. (more…)

Get Your Preventive Dental Appointment on the Books

The new year is already well underway, and although it may not feel like it, now is the time to start thinking about the midway point of the year. This is especially true when it comes to scheduling your dentist appointments. Making two preventive dental appointments each year can help you combat problems like cavities and gum disease. Plus, your dental insurance plan almost certainly covers these visits. If you’re going to make two appointments this year, you need to get your first appointment in by June. Depending on how busy your dentist’s office gets, that may mean scheduling the appointment now. (more…)

Deep Cleaning to Repair Tooth Stability

Your teeth are strong and resilient. When healthy, your teeth can sustain a huge amount of force as they chew through food. The thing that allows your teeth to function in this way is the connection between your teeth and jawbone. Your teeth are held in place by connective tissue that fuses the roots of your teeth with your jawbone. If bacteria gets underneath your gums, it can actually damage that connection in a very serious way. If you’re experiencing a bacterial infection in your gums, then you can treat the issue with deep cleaning to repair the stability of your teeth. (more…)