Did you know that flossing helps you remove the 40 percent of plaque that goes unremoved when brushing? That’s because toothbrushes can’t reach the sides of teeth, especially if your teeth are straight. Without daily flossing, you put your teeth at higher risk of decay and your gums at higher risk of inflammation and periodontitis.
Did you know that a primitive version of braces has been found on Egyptian mummies? Apparently, people have been trying to straighten their teeth for a lot longer than we thought! Of course, there are so many benefits to having a straight, even smile that it’s understandable. After these early attempts at orthodontics, the first
Many people think of routine dental care as expensive and inconvenient, so they try to avoid it at all costs. In fact, according to the American Dental Association, 32% of adults in the U.S. neglect to have their checkups each year. Unfortunately, this strategy usually backfires! Checkups with a Carrollton dentist actually maintain your oral
Many patients are surprised when they come to their dental appointments and learn they have one or more cavities in their mouth. They often say, “I brush every day! How could this happen?” However, brushing incorrectly is actually very common, according to your Carrollton dentist. That’s why she’s prepared to help patients understand what’s required
The moment you see your porcelain veneers in the mirror for the first time, you just might have your breath taken away. Problems like discoloration, cracks, chips, and other imperfections seemingly disappear behind the beauty of veneers in Carrollton. What’s even more exciting is you don’t need to make any changes to your current oral
For years you’ve hid your smile, fearing that people would judge you. It’s not your fault they’ve become discolored, especially if you’ve confirmed they became that way due to fluorosis or another condition that can be difficult to avoid. Of course, the people you show your smile to wouldn’t understand that. You just want to
When shopping around for something you’ve never purchased, it’s essential to be as informed as possible. Whether it’s a car, a house, or an expensive treatment like dental implants in Carrollton, getting the best price matters, but to a point. An investment like dental implants calls for additional research and scrutiny; after all, it is
According to medical experts in the United States, 2018’s flu season is likely to be the worst in recorded history. With 46 states reporting widespread flu disease, maintaining hygienic habits couldn’t be more important, especially when you’re already sick. That’s why your dentist in Carrollton is stepping in to make it easier for those caught
Your teeth are designed to last for a lifetime; however, for many that does not happen. Tooth loss is a prevalent problem. In fact, the American College of Prosthodontics estimates that 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth while another 36 million do not have any remaining natural teeth. To fill the empty
Peanut butter or jelly? Mustard or mayo? Life is always better with options—especially when you’re considering which way is best to replace your teeth. So now, you’re faced with a decision: dentures or dental implants? Which one is right for you? Your dentist is here to help you decide.