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Wisdom Teeth: What are They?

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Wisdom Teeth Have Lost Their Purpose as Humans Have Evolved As we grow older, teeth begin to grow in. In early adolescence, our incisors emerge, and canines, premolars, and molars swiftly follow. From infancy to adolescence, we grow our first set of teeth, lose them, then an entirely new set replaces them. Each set of teeth has a purpose. The …

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How to Prevent Cavities from Forming

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Cavities are One of the Greatest Dangers for Your Teeth From the moment our teeth start growing in, we are told to take extremely good care of them. After all, our teeth are vital to our overall health. They help us eat by breaking down food. They can also be a point of pride for many as a good smile …

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Gingivitis: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatments

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Proper Oral Hygiene Can Prevent Gingivitis. Maintaining proper oral hygiene is easy and should be practiced by everyone. It is as simple as brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily. When these practices are not done or done improperly, your oral hygiene and teeth suffer. Your mouth can develop bad breath, your teeth can develop cavities, and your …

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Make Your Dream Smile A Reality with Cosmetic Dentistry

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Veneers transform your smile For many people, your smiles are often the first things people notice about you. They can begin to form opinions and make first impressions about you based purely on your smile. Teeth play a large role in making an impression on others. While it isn’t always the best to form opinions based on aesthetics, many people …

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5 Surprising Facts of Chewing Gum

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While you may have been scolded as a child for chewing gum, perhaps in school or by your orthodontist caring for your braces, you likely have never been taught the surprising benefits of chewing gum. While sugary bubble gum, candy gum, and any gum, while you have metal braces, should be avoided, sugar-free gum actually has some surprising health benefits. …

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The Effects of Sugar on Your Teeth

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While you have probably heard several times how bad sugar is for your health, it is likely that you don’t truly understand just how negative the effects of sugar are, especially on your teeth. In fact, sugar is the number one cause of tooth decay in people who practice normal daily oral care. So, if you are aiming for oral …

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How to Get Rid of Bad Breath

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Having bad breath every so often, in the mornings or after a garlic-filled meal is normal. However, for those who suffer from bad breath throughout their day, it can be embarrassing and affect your day-to-day activities. There are various reasons behind bad breath, and understanding them can help you conquer them. Keep reading to learn more about what causes bad …

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How to Prevent Dry Mouth While Sleeping

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Those who suffer from dry mouth understand how frustrating of a condition it can be. It can interfere with your quality of life and it especially can interfere with getting a good night’s sleep. Dry mouth is quite common and known to most frequently occur at night. The condition is caused by a lack of saliva being produced by the …

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Last Chance to Use Your Dental Benefits

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It occurs all too often that people are not aware that their dental benefits reset at the start of every year. If you don’t use your benefits before December 31st, then you will lose out on them, making December one of the best times of the year to go to the dentist. If you haven’t already, give your family dentist …

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5 Tips to Keep Your Kid’s Teeth Healthy

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An important part of keeping your child’s health in check is ensuring you keep their teeth healthy. Don’t make the mistake of neglecting your child’s oral health as it can not only lead to other issues but can actually lead to permanent damage to their adult teeth. Most parents know it can be difficult to get your child to engage …

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The Effect of Pacifiers on Your Child’s Teeth

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Many children are soothed and calmed by the means of a pacifier. Sucking on a pacifier is a natural and normal thing for a child as it is a part of their reflexes learned by the instinct of breastfeeding. Sucking on pacifiers, as well as other items, such as their thumbs, fingers, and random objects helps them to feel secure …

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How Have Dental Fillings Changed Over The Years

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Over the last decade, as technology has quickly progressed, fortunately so has healthcare technology. In the field of dentistry, the advancement in technology has meant longer lasting, more efficient, and more comfortable treatments for patients. One of those treatments that has made the most beneficial advancements is dental fillings. Dental fillings are one of the most common procedures amongst dentists, …

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How Your Dentist Can Help Your Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that causes one’s breathing to stop at various times throughout their sleep cycles. Suffering from sleep apnea is often extremely disruptive and quite scary to those with it as well as their family or people sleeping near them. According to the National Sleep Foundation, this condition affects about 18 million people in the United …

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5 Surprising Causes of Jaw Pain 

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Those who have suffered from jaw pain know that it can have a strong, negative effect on the way you live your life and go about your daily activities. If you are suffering or has suffered from jaw pain, then you may be wondering about the causes of it. There are many nerve endings connected to the jaw, so the …

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Are mouth guards necessary when playing sports?

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As the weather is changing here in Texas, so is the new sport’s season coming upon us. It’s spring, and before you know it, it is going to be summer, and this turning of the season means warmer weather and more kid’s activities, such as sports. When a new sport’s season comes around, that entails that it is time to …

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What’s causing my toothache?

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If you have been experiencing a toothache, especially one that is ongoing, you may be wondering what could be the cause? Toothaches are not only painful but extremely frustrating as well, we use our mouths quite a lot throughout the day. Not only can toothaches cause long-standing pain and sensitivity in your mouth, but the pain can even start to …

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Are lemons bad for your teeth?

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It is quite possible that you have heard before that lemons or other citrus fruits are bad for your teeth. And you may be wondering, could this be true? And if so, why? Many people love to enjoy their ice-cold water, with a wedge of lemon, as most of us have only heard wonderful things about the benefits. From digestion …

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Oops! I chipped a tooth! Now what?

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Chipping a tooth can naturally lead some people into a panic, but not to worry, first things first, you should schedule an appointment with your nearby by Irving dentist. But for now, keep reading and we will answer your questions as to what to do next. Depending on how bad the chip is and the way it occurred, we’ll usually …

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Does Activated Charcoal Really Whiten Teeth?

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Chances are you’ve seen pictures on the internet of people ‘whitening’ their teeth with activated charcoal – or smearing something black as night on their pearly whites in order to make them…whiter? While this may seem like just another crazy trend or hoax, the truth of the matter is that it works. According to dental experts, brushing your teeth with …