People often feel some discomfort upon learning that they need a root canal treatment. An oral health issue that makes this restorative dental procedure necessary can be serious – after all, a root canal is only performed when a tooth experiences internal problems. At our Dallas, TX dental practice, our goal is to make every appointment as comfortable as possible for our patients. If you need to come in for a root canal procedure, we can help you feel at ease throughout your treatment. For people who feel particularly anxious about care, we can even provide sedation to make relaxing easier. After this procedure is completed, you can look forward to receiving a restoration for your tooth that delivers protection without negatively affecting the way you look. (more…)
Will Halloween Candy Cause You To Suffer A Cavity?
Even though Halloween is the last day of October, you can be tempted by sweets for most of the month. Grocery stores take care to stock up on candy for people to give out to trick-or-treaters, and offices tend to put out dishes with complimentary treats. The availability of so many sweets can be tempting, but if you are not careful, you could create real problems for your oral health. Eating too much candy around Halloween can lead to tooth decay, and the need for restorative dental work. Our Dallas, TX dental practice is ready to provide treatment with modern, discreet restorations. We can also keep you informed about the condition of your teeth during your next routine dental exam. (more…)
The Benefits To Using A Professional Whitening Kit
If you are trying to address the effects that teeth stains have had on your smile, relying on a store bought treatment may offer limited benefits. While you can clear away stains on the surface of your teeth, discoloration on a deeper level can ensure that your actual improvements are limited. At our Dallas, TX dental practice, we can help you make a bigger change to your appearance by providing a professional whitening kit for you to use. This kit provides you with more potent whitening agents, which can deal with problems below the surface of your teeth. By following through with the recommended treatment, you can marvel at how much your smile improves! (more…)
Making Sure A Tooth In Poor Health Is Completely Restored
While your goal should be to prevent any troubles from affecting your smile, tooth decay and dental damage may become an issue at some point in your life. When you do find yourself in need of restorative dental work, you can be understandably concerned about the way treatment might affect your smile, and how this might impact your dental function. At our Dallas, TX dental practice, we provide our patients with smile-friendly restorations that keep teeth protected, and also prevent problems with your smile. We are also prepared to take all necessary steps to deal with an internal tooth infection, an issue that can occur after an injury, or in a case where a patient has an advanced cavity. (more…)
Dental Checkups Let Us Identify Potential Smile Concerns
If you have not experienced symptoms of discomfort, or noticed a worrying change in your smile’s appearance, you can maintain confidence in your daily smile care routine. With good brushing and flossing habits, you are certainly able to protect yourself against problems like tooth decay and gum disease. However, you should not assume that your confidence means you have no need to worry about seeing your Dallas, TX dentist for a routine dental checkup! At these appointments, your smile will be carefully checked for any signs of oral health issues. Early signs of gum disease and tooth decay can be spotted during a review, even if they are not causing you any troubling symptoms. This detection can lead to prompt treatment, and stop an issue before it has the opportunity to worsen. (more…)
Can You Reach All Of Your Smile Goals With Veneers?
If your smile improvement goals involve correcting multiple flaws, or addressing concerns with multiple teeth, you may fear that cosmetic dental work will be a lengthy, involved process. What patients often discover is that a single procedure can address all of their concerns, and allow them to show off their ideal smile in less time than they think possible! At our Dallas, TX dental practice, we can talk with you about a procedure involving custom porcelain veneers, which we can permanently bond to the front of your teeth. This approach to restoring your smile can lead to improvements with the color of your teeth, their condition, and even help you correct concerns with their shape and size. (more…)
Is A Problem With Bruxism Starting To Hurt Your Smile?
Every day, a person’s smile faces threats from oral bacteria, wear and tear from eating, and damage from acidic foods and drinks. With that said, you can maintain your dental health and appearance by practicing good oral hygiene habits, and making smart choices in your typical day. However, it can become more difficult to protect yourself from dental damage when you have untreated problems with bruxism! Bruxism is a term used for people who struggle with teeth grinding, particularly while they sleep. If you continue to clench your jaw while you rest, the pressure and friction placed on your teeth can lead to significant harm, and may result in cosmetic and oral health problems! In addition to helping you deal with these matters, our Dallas, TX dental practice can provide you with protection for bruxism. (more…)
Receive A Dental Restoration That Preserves Your Appearance
Will a cavity treatment have a negative effect on your smile? People sometimes worry that their appearance will be hurt by restorative dental work, because they expect to receive a filling or crown made from metal. If this is a concern you share, you can be relieved to know that our Dallas, TX dental office can recommend restorations that actually imitate the look of healthy enamel! For smaller cavities, we can use tooth-colored dental fillings to protect your enamel. In a case where you require more support, our practice does provide dental crowns made from materials like porcelain and zirconia – both can match the appearance of healthy teeth. (more…)
Dental Bonding Work Can Carefully Correct Smile Flaws
Will a relatively minor problem with the look of your smile make a long or involved dental procedure necessary? At our Dallas, TX dental office, you can find that our modern approach to cosmetic dentistry can lead to significant changes, even as we take care to minimize the amount of work done to your tooth structure. For patients who have smile flaws caused by minor damage, or a misshapen tooth, we can perform a dental bonding and contouring procedure to cover up these issues. Bonding and contouring work limit the change to your tooth structure, and will not require the placement of a permanent restoration. This can lead to results with a more conservative treatment approach, while also making it possible to finish your cosmetic procedure in as little as one appointment! (more…)
3 Times When Tooth Extraction Is a Good Idea
Timing is more important than many people realize when it comes to addressing most dental issues. For example, treating a tooth for damage or decay might be simple in its earliest stages, but the more it progresses, the more complex that treatment will have to be. In some cases, given enough time, a tooth can become so compromised that it’s beyond saving, and extracting it is the only way to successfully restore your smile. At our Dallas, TX, dental office, we’ll only recommend extracting a tooth when it’s absolutely necessary, and we can perform both simple and surgical extractions in-office to help make restoring your smile more convenient. (more…)