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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 …

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Which Toothpaste Should I Buy?

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These days when you go to the grocery store or your local health food store, the number of toothpaste choices on the shelves is overwhelming. With annual sales of more than $1.5 billion, the toothpaste industry has evolved into something most of us couldn’t have predicted. Today there are a dizzying array of flavors, formulations, colors, and other options, making …

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5 Foods That Can Help Whiten Your Teeth

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It is no secret that certain foods and drinks can have detrimental effects on your teeth and overall wellness, but did you know there are also a handful of foods that can actually whiten your teeth? While there is plenty of propaganda out there blasting the likes of coffee, wine, soda, and other sugar-filled favorites for the damage they can …

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What exactly is a root canal?

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It turns out that a lot of people have just heard stories, or mentioning’s of root canals, but don’t actually even know what the procedure entails. Some people associate going to the dentist as something scary, but it doesn’t have to be. The best way to face any ‘dentist fears’ you may have, is to just know exactly what to …

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Do I have to remove my wisdom teeth?

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Having one’s wisdom removed is typically a normal procedure that most everyone must go through. Every so often, there is a handful of people whose wisdom teeth begin growing into their mouths in that they are correctly positioned where there is enough room, and they are not causing any pain or other dental issues. But generally, having one’s wisdom teeth …

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Should I buy a water flosser?

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A water flosser is a dental health appliance that you can use at home, just like traditional floss. The main reason why most people choose a water flosser is because they do not like string floss or they find string flossing difficult. Flossing is not an alternative to brushing, but an adjuvant to your daily oral hygiene routine, so everyone …

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Common Dental Emergencies

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There are many ways we can hurt our teeth; however, it is important to know when the injury is an actual emergency. With the proper knowledge, when you identify your injury as an emergency, then it is best to contact your dentist right away, if it is within office hours, or go to the emergency room (ER) right away. The …

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How to get your child to brush their teeth

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It can be difficult to explain to a child the significance of brushing their teeth, especially since bacteria and gingivitis are words beyond their full comprehension. Finding a dentist for your child is important, just as important as home dental care. Before we begin with the fun stuff, the first thing we recommend you rule out when your child is …