1. Wisdom Tooth Extraction – Is It Painful?

    There are plenty of horror stories out there when it comes to wisdom teeth removal. However, that shouldn’t prevent you from asking the dentist about having the procedure done. Keep reading as we review wisdom teeth and whether or not having them removed is painful. About Wisdom Teeth Believe it or not, there’s a pretty interesting history with wisdom teeth. Also known as third molars, these t…Read More

  2. The Importance of National Children’s Dental Health Month

    February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Here at Mesquite Dental & Implant Center, we make it a point to help young patients establish good oral hygiene habits as early as possible. Doing so reduces the need for fillings and other dental work. When your child comes in for an appointment, you can expect us to show them how to take proper care of their teeth. Keep reading to learn …Read More

  3. Top New Year’s Resolutions for Your Dental Health

    Another year has come and gone. Can you believe it? Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to think about New Year’s resolutions. You see 2018 as the year you finally take charge of your health. Maybe you would like to join a gym or start eating healthier. But what about your dental health? Many patients forget that good oral health is a critical part of overall fitness. The fact is you won…Read More

  4. Why Dental Implants are Worth the Investment

    You’re fed up with missing teeth. You can’t remember the last time you were able to smile without worrying what other people thought. On top of that, you’re sick and tired of being overly careful about what you eat. So what’s the solution? Well, you could see if dentures are the answer. The better option, however, could be to look into dental implants. For one thing, implants offer a repla…Read More

  5. How High Blood Pressure Impacts Your Teeth

    Good oral hygiene can help prevent a number of serious health problems. One of the more significant ones is high blood pressure. Keep reading to learn more about the correlation between oral health and blood pressure levels. The real culprit here is plaque. When you fail to brush and floss your teeth regularly, plaque begins to develop. It can build up around the teeth or under the gum line. In ei…Read More

  6. Worst Holiday Foods for Your Teeth

    It’s hard to believe, but Christmas is just three weeks away. Your to-do list can’t get any longer in the meantime. From getting the house ready to wrapping up last minute shopping, you can’t find a second to relax. This is also the time of year where most of us fall victim to our sweet tooth. Still, it’s important to choose foods that are healthy this holiday season. The last thing you wa…Read More

  7. Does Sedation Dentistry Really Work?

    You’ve put off going to the dentist for years. Maybe you had a traumatic experience as a kid at a dental clinic. It could be, also, that you just don’t want to hear what all needs to be done with your teeth. Whatever the case may be, you avoid dental care at all costs. But this mindset only hurts your oral health even more. This is where sedation dentistry comes into play. Our Mesquite dental …Read More

  8. How Dentures Can Change Your Life

    The aging process takes quite the toll on our teeth. As an adult, maybe you’ve lost several teeth due to gum disease. Consequently, you’re self-conscious about smiling and have nowhere near the confidence you once did. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have your smile restored. Dentures, partials, and bridges are all attractive solutions for those with missing teeth. Keep reading to learn ab…Read More

  9. 10 Tips for a Healthy Halloween

    Believe it or not, Halloween is less than a week away. Parents know what that means! There’s going to be plenty of candy and other sweets in the house for weeks (or longer). As fun as the holiday may be, it also presents parents with a number of health and safety challenges. Our dentist in Mesquite reassures families that it’s okay to eat candy on Halloween, however, it’s important to have a…Read More

  10. Five Myths About Root Canal Treatment

    The saying goes, “It’s about as fun as a root canal.” This procedure tends to get a bad rap for being extremely painful and uncomfortable. But that’s not necessarily the case. A root canal is performed to save an internally infected tooth that would otherwise require extraction. Many patients don’t realize that beneath the hard, outer shell of enamel and a soft layer of dentin lies a can…Read More