Dental Blogs & Health News in Dallas, TX and Fort Worth, TX
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Never Rely on Excuses to Avoid Flossing Because Your Teeth and Gums Will Pay For It
Due to the busy lives we live today, many people do not usually have the time to practice great oral hygiene.
This means that people might end up only brushing their teeth once in the morning and just ignore that they should be flossed and cleaned at night. It’s often said that if you are looking for a reason not to do something, you will never lack one…
Dental implant placement is easier with cone beam technology
If you visit us to inquire about implants, then we are first going to discuss with you all the options. We will then explain to you how every treatment works, including what you gain to benefit from the procedure.
If you decide to proceed with treatment, then we will require some diagnostic tests first. One of the diagnostic tests that we are going to carry out will entail using cone beam technology. While our gums and teeth are visible on your face and jaws, do contain structures that are hidden. Some of these structures include blood vessels, sinuses and nerves…
Can dental implants make you look younger?
Missing teeth affect more than just the substantial expression of your smile, they too can cause you to look older than your physical age. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that reinforces a crown. Dentures lead to variations in your face shape, forcing you look old and tired.
Missing teeth, poorly fitted dentures cause manifestations of aging, and you can solve virtually all of them by working through our office and getting dental implants. Your eyes and skin are not the sole signals of your age. The state of your teeth also contributes to your overall expression…
Snoring is a symptom you need to get help for
Snoring is common and can happen to anyone. But snoring is not just an unpleasant night for your bedmate: Snoring can be detrimental to your oral health and may be a symptom of serious health concerns.
What is snoring??
Snoring is the sound made when the throat muscles relax during sleep. Many of our muscles relax totally during sleep, but if the deep throat muscles aren’t engaged, this can cause problems. In some cases, the tongue can even fall into the throat. Snoring itself can cause dry mouth, and promote over-activity of bacteria in the mouth, causing bad breath, and tooth decay…
Signs you need a replacement toothbrush
Toothbrushes are not good forever. People may use them for some time, even when they shouldn’t. There is a reason that you should replace your toothbrush and guidelines for when this should be done. Our professionals provide this information to those that are interested in having quality dental care and taking the best care of their teeth.
Guidelines for toothbrush replacement
The replacement of a toothbrush should be done no later than every three months. Switching the brush out within this time frame ensures that the mouth stays healthy and that bacteria doesn’t get re-introduced into the mouth. We also recommend throwing out the brush after you have been sick, or if you have had any oral issues in the past. This will reduce the chances of re-infecting yourself…
Causes of biting pain you may not think of
Has it become painful or uncomfortable for you to bite down or chew your food? If so, you may have a dental problem that needs to be treated. These are some of the potential causes that may not have crossed your mind.
Cracked tooth syndrome
If you experience shooting, sharp pains or a dull ache when you chew, you might be living with cracked tooth syndrome. This condition involves micro-fractures of the teeth, many of which are caused by bruxism. The micro-fractures are difficult to see with the untrained eye, which is why it is so important that you visit our office regularly for periodic exams…
Does sleep apnea affect performance at work?
The disruption caused by sleep apnea does more than just make you feel tired when you wake up in the morning. While poor sleep may not cause you to miss days at work, it can drastically affect your job performance if left unchecked.
Inability to concentrate
Unrestful sleep can make it difficult for you to focus, which can have a major impact on your job performance. Not concentrating could result in mistakes or even physical workplace accidents…
Implants can help to improve your overall quality of health
If you have lost or broken teeth, you have a few options. You can do nothing, or you can find a way to replace or fix the tooth. One of the options that you have is dental implants. Dental implants provide the most permanent solution, but they are more expensive than some of the other options.
While they may cost more, they also offer some benefits that help offset those costs. One of the ways that they do that is by improving not only your oral health, but they also can help improve your overall health.
Alcohol’s effects on sleep apnea
Most people believe that alcohol is a mood enhancer. Whatever mood you have going into drinking alcohol is enhanced. While this may appear true to most, it actually is a depressant.
It slows your reactions, lowers your inhibitions, and decreases how quickly you pick up on things. The depressant effect of alcohol is dangerous to those who have sleep apnea. It should be avoided whenever possible.
How alcohol can depress your system
When you drink alcohol, it slows every part of your body down. This includes your breathing. If you struggle to breathe already due to your apnea, then adding something that is going to slow it down more to the mix is never advised. It can make it to where your breaths are so slow and shallow that you have longer episodes and go without much-needed oxygen for a longer period of time…
Commonly missed signs of sleep apnea
Getting a formal sleep apnea diagnosis means that you have gone through a sleep study and that you have been recorded stopping breathing in your sleep. This is when you know what the problem is, and then can fix it.
However, if you do not have someone telling you that you have been stopping breathing, how are you supposed to know that you may have this ailment? There are a few signs that can point to a problem, but not all of them are easily pointing towards apnea…
Things to make sure to drink after getting new dental implants
After getting dental implants, your mouth is going to be sore. Because you’ve just had a dental implant placed, it’s going to be more vulnerable to infection. That’s why it’s important that you watch what you drink.
You may not feel like eating or drinking much at all, but your body is going to need nutrients to heal. You also don’t want to become dehydrated. Here are some of the things you should be sure to drink after receiving your dental implant…
How untreated dental issues can harm other parts of your body
Your dental health should be treated like the rest of your body. You should make sure that you have the right treatment when the time comes. Of course, there are times when you might let those dental issues slide.
This can cause more problems than you know if you don’t have them taken care of as soon as they are noticed. Your dental health is strongly connected to your overall health and well-being. Smile with confidence, but make sure your dental issues are something that is taken care of…
If you ever have something stuck between your teeth that you cannot get out, call us
Sometimes things get stuck between your teeth. It happens. Usually, you can get those things out and not have any issues what so ever. However, if you have something that you absolutely cannot get out and it continues to be stuck between your teeth, then it might be time to call us and come out to see us.
Why is it important to have it removed?
Giving us a call and coming in to have that item removed is important because the longer the piece of food sits in between your teeth, the longer it has to break down the enamel and the tooth itself. This can then cause decay to happen in between the teeth, which can cause the tooth to break down and it might break because of the decay. Skip having this happen…
Where you need to begin storing your toothbrush
Does it matter where you store your toothbrush? If you’ve consistently kept your toothbrush in your bathroom next to the sink, you may not have considered this question. However, following some simple tips can keep your brush free of dangerous bacteria and germs.
Keep it away from the toilet
Think about all the germs that are probably swirling around in your toilet. Now consider that many of those germs enter into the air, and some of them might even settle on your toothbrush. Keeping your brush in a separate room away from the toilet is always a good idea…
What can cause a tooth to go numb?
Many people are surprised to learn that a tooth is a living organ, fed by a series of nerves and blood vessels. These same people, therefore, are equally stunned when they discover that their tooth has unexpectedly gone numb.
If your tooth suddenly becomes numb, that could be the sign of a dental emergency that will require an immediate visit to our office to assess it.
Why is my tooth numb?
A tooth should never go numb; if your tooth is numb, that’s a huge red flag that something is amiss with it. Because your tooth is a living organ, losing sensation in it could be a clue that the tooth in question is actually in the process of dying or is already dead…
Diabetes takes a harsh toll on your oral heath if you are not careful
It is well known that diabetes can cause problems that go beyond blood sugar levels. One thing that many patients do not think about is how diabetes can affect their oral health. Diabetics need to be especially careful, because they do not want to risk gum disease.
That could lead to worse infections that a diabetic might have a hard time fighting off. A diabetic also does not want to deal with bone loss in the jaw. If you are diabetic, here are a few suggestions to help you to keep your mouth and gums healthy…
Desserts that are healthy for your teeth
Who doesn’t like dessert? Yes, everyone doesn’t like the same dessert, some prefer pie to cake for example, but dessert is always a welcome way to end a meal, particularly a holiday meal.
Desserts come in many forms. Some are store-bought, some are made entirely from scratch and others are made with mixes bought at the grocery store.
All desserts are not the same either. Some are sweet, some are chocolate, some contain fruit, but are bathed in sugary ingredients and then there are simple yet flavorful fruit cups or vegetable trays. What all of these desserts have in common is that they affect your teeth. Regardless of the dessert, one habit you should get into is to brush your teeth after you eat your dessert.
Reasons we need your teeth dry to work on them
There are many things that people wonder about when they come in to our offices for a visit They wonder if they are doing a good job taking care of their teeth. They also wonder why we use all the tools that we do.
One of the tools we use helps keep the mouth dry during an examination and during any work we do.
This creates some of the sounds and sensations that make some people afraid of trips to our offices. Instead of living in fear, learn the reasons why we need a dry mouth to do our job…
Is there any way to keep food from getting stuck between your teeth?
We all get food stuck between our teeth once in a while. Whether you are eating corn on the cob at a summer cookout or snacking on popcorn at your local movie theater, this is a nuisance that you’ll want to avoid.
Fortunately, if food getting stuck between your teeth is a chronic problem, there are things that we can do to help.
If food tends to get stuck between your teeth because of gaps, you may need to straighten your alignment. Food between the teeth is a major cause of cavities and decay, so closing in those gaps can actually improve the health of your teeth. Invisalign offers a discreet way to straighten the teeth, and it is perfect for all ages…