1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Home Remedies Worth Trying for Gingivitis

    Believe it or not, 80 percent of Americans have some form of gum disease and are completely unaware. Gum disease, in its early stage, is typically painless and has no symptoms. However, as gum disease progresses, gums become red, swollen, and may bleed. Keep reading to learn more about this condition and what you can do at home to reverse the symptoms. What is Gum Disease? Also known as periodonta…Read More

  6. What to Know About Wisdom Teeth Removal

    We all remember having our wisdom teeth removed. From the laughing gas to eating ice cream for several days, it’s definitely an experience we won’t forget. In order to prevent future issues for patients, dentists today usually remove wisdom teeth as soon as possible. The reality though is that a handful of patients must then deal with post-procedure complications such as wound infection and ne…Read More

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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