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Dental Cleaning – An Everyday Practice

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At Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Las Colinas in Irving, Texas, we understand the importance of dental hygiene. The rule that has been followed is that you should get your teeth cleaned bi-annually. Professional dental cleaning removes bacteria that cause plaques similar to the way you clean your mouth every time you brush your teeth. However, there is only so …

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Wisdom Teeth Extractions: What to Expect?

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At Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Las Colinas in Irving, Texas, we know that having your teeth removed for any reason can be scary. Wisdom tooth extraction is a common procedure many adults have to go through. Usually, wisdom teeth appear in about 90% of the population. However, the most pertinent fact about them is to ignore them and allow …

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New or Old – Teeth are Teeth

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Are you in the market because you want that perfect smile? Look no further, at Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Las Colinas in Irving, Texas we offer a great variety of dentures customized to your smiling needs. We are sure many of you have a lot of questions as to what exactly are dentures. Are they real teeth? Do they …

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To See or Not to See – Clear Braces

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Having that perfect smile is not something unimaginable, infeasible, or even expensive! Now it is possible to even get that perfect smile without missing a perfect Kodak moment with clear braces. Clear braces are discrete and also resistant to discoloration and staining that traditional braces can cause on our teeth. In the modern world, it can be difficult to make …

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Root Canal Therapy Deets

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Root canal therapy is a fairly common endodontic procedure performed by Dr. Naik at Cosmetic and Family Dentistry of Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. An interesting fact about endodontic treatment is that the term is Greek, end means inside and odont means tooth. The root canal therapy involves fixing any form of tooth, jaw, or neck pain, prolonged sensitivity to …

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Making your smile pain-free: A Root Canal Journey

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Root canals at Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Las Colinas in Irving, Texas is a procedure done every day, without any pain, relieving discomfort. The procedure is completed by dental professionals who believe in staying up to date with all the latest technologies and procedures. The staff continuously participates in endodontic education via courses, conferences, and also reading all the …

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5 Foods that Are Harmful to Your Teeth

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The foods and drinks we put into our body have more of an impact on our health and overall happiness than many people realize. We’ve all been told from an early age to steer clear of candy and super sugary foods, as they can be detrimental to our oral health, but did you know there are a handful of other …

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You Need Dental Cleaning to be Fully Healthy

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Many people think that brushing their teeth twice a day and flossing after every meal is enough to maintain perfect dental health. They do not feel that an annual dental cleaning at their dentist’s is important to ensure that they have healthy gums and teeth. It is no surprise then that more than 80% of Americans have some sort of …

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The Top 3 Myths About Root Canals

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Root canal therapy is probably the most dreaded oral health procedure out there today. However, advancements in dentistry – in particular in regards to root canal therapy – have come a long way over the years. A root canal may be necessary if one or more of your teeth have been damaged or are badly infected. During this procedure your …

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Is Teeth Whitening Right for Me?

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If you’ve always struggled with slightly discolored or yellow teeth, it may be time to consider teeth whitening. Over the years teeth whitening techniques have advanced in a major way, making it far easier (and more affordable) for people of all different ages to achieve the brilliant white smile they’ve always wanted. Unfortunately, there are lots of harmful and ineffective …

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Just How Important is Flossing Your Teeth?

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We’ve all heard it before – flossing is just as important as brushing your teeth. However, many of us still aren’t in the habit of flossing everyday. So just how harmful is this to your dental health? It depends on who you ask, but the overwhelming majority of those within the dental industry believe that not flossing can lead to …

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3 Signs It’s Time to Get Braces

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Braces are one of the most common treatments performed at dental clinics across the country, and for good reason. Even though that is the case, it is not always clear whether or not you or your child is in need of braces. One of the tell-tale signs that a child, teenager, or adult needs braces is if they have crooked …

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Preventing Problems with TMJ

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TMJ (temporomandibular joint syndrome) is one of the most common dental problems that people experience. While many people have heard the term ‘TMJ’ before, it’s safe to say that most don’t truly understand what it is and what can be done to prevent problems associated with this important joint. This is because many of the symptoms and signs of TMJ …

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Invisalign or Braces – Which one can give you the perfect smile

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To achieve the perfect smile many people look towards ways of straightening their teeth that can also help them maintain their dental health. Most dentists recommend either braces or a relatively newer orthodontic treatment called Invisalign. Both treatments are different in the following ways: Braces are made of metal brackets and wires that are fitted on to the teeth and …

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Tips to Help Protect Your Beautiful Smile

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Let’s face it- it’s not easy to stay (and eat) healthy in general, especially during the cooler months. There are numerous sweet temptations that can affect your mouth, teeth, and overall health. This is true for kids and adults alike, as we all have a sweet tooth buried somewhere inside of us. With all the different food choices out there …

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At-Home Oral Hygiene Tips for a Great Smile

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Making sure you visit the dentist at least twice a year for in-depth cleanings is an absolute must when it comes to your oral health, but there are a handful of other things you should do at home in-between these visits which are just as important. We all want to reap the benefits of excellent oral hygiene: a stunning white …

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What to Expect During Your First Dental Visit

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Let’s face it – going to the dentist isn’t one of the most glamorous ways to spend a Tuesday afternoon. However, it is incredibly important to your overall health and wellness that you take a proactive approach to your oral hygiene, which means going to the dentist at least twice per year. Many people avoid the dentist because they are …