1. Get to Know the Importance of Good Oral Health

    Americans today are keeping their natural teeth longer than any previous generation. A lot of that stems from folks realizing the importance of good oral health. No longer do patients only come to the dentist when they have a major toothache. New research suggests that the health of your mouth mirrors that of the rest of your body. For example, poor oral health has been linked to serious condition…Read More

  2. Debunking the Most Common Teeth Whitening Myths

    Part of what makes a beautiful smile is white teeth. It’s no secret why professional teeth whitening ranks at the top of cosmetic services requested by patients from the dentist. Last year, about 10 million people in the U.S. purchased some sort of whitening product. But are all teeth whitening products the same? Do they actually do more harm than good? In this blog post, we will debunk some of …Read More

  3. Benefits of Straight Teeth

    A lot of folks think that the only benefit of having straight teeth is the confidence it provides. However, the American Dental Association confirms that straightening your teeth can have a positive impact on your overall dental health as well. In this blog post, we will explain the health benefits of straight teeth. Healthier teeth and gums - Teeth that are crowded or too widely spaced can open t…Read More

  4. Researchers Find Potential Link with Gum Disease, Estrogen Therapy in Women

    According to new research from the University of Buffalo, treatment for osteoporosis may also help prevent gum disease.  The study showed that women over the age of 50 treated with estrogen for osteoporosis are 44 percent less likely to have severe periodontitis as opposed to women who didn’t receive the treatment. Those involved in the study found that women receiving osteoporosis treatment …Read More

  5. Top Benefits of Smiling More Often

    Do you think that you smile and laugh enough during the day? If not, well it’s time to start! Research has shown that there are a number of health benefits attached to these simple facial expressions and behaviors. In this blog post, we will dive into the top five benefits of smiling and laughing   Endorphins are released - These neurotransmitters are triggered by the movements of muscles in yo…Read More

  6. Top Back-to-School Dental Tips

    The kids are officially back in school, which means you’re probably getting them squared away with the necessary supplies and clothing. But have you thought about their oral health at all? Chances are that evenings will soon be packed with after-school activities and homework, so your child may completely forget about brushing and flossing. In this blog post, our dentist in Mesquite provides som…Read More

  7. Are Dental Implants Painful?

    Are you considering dental implants to replace damaged or missing teeth? When your goal is to have a full, beautiful smile or to add implants for more secure dentures, dental implants are the answer. A dental implant is a false tooth that is attached to an anchor that connects into the jawbone so it can act as a natural tooth. This sounds quite painful, and it’s a common fear of patients who req…Read More

  8. Dental Care: Foods To Avoid

    Prevention is key when it comes to good oral care. That’s why there are some foods that nearly every dentist recommends you shy away from if you’re trying to have a healthy and beautiful smile. According to both the American Dental Association and Prevention, you should avoid these foods if you want to take care of your teeth. And we bet you don’t want to damage those pearly whites anymore! …Read More

  9. Brushing Teeth With Coconut Oil

    Coconut oil pulling has circled into popular culture recently, but it’s anything but a new practice. Based in Ayurvedic medicinal roots, oil pulling is one of the oldest oral health healing methods. Coconut oil pulling is one of the best ways to promote healthy gums, teeth, and remove bacteria, according to Dr. Axe. How To Practice Coconut Oil Pulling The best time to use coconut oil for your or…Read More

  10. Why Teeth Whitening Causes Sensitivity

    Have you tried to whiten your teeth with over-the-counter whitening products? Pastes, rinses, gels, and more advanced products can help you get a beautiful, white smile that you can flash to anyone you meet. However, at what cost do you use these products? Many patients report that their teeth became more sensitive after using an at-home treatment. In fact, some patients notice a higher tooth sens…Read More