Family Dentistry

understanding sensitive teeth and enjoying your favorite foods again

Putting Ice Cream Back on the Menu: Sensitive Teeth Explained

If one slurp of hot soup sends lightning through your teeth and into your central nervous system, if sinking your teeth into the corner of your favorite ice-cream sandwich is a pleasure you gave up long ago, you have tooth sensitivity. Living a life avoiding good foods and your favorite things is easy to take for granted until the routine of biting into a crisp...

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Start getting the sleep you need, make sleep apnea a distant memory

Sleep Apnea Rethink Treatment

What is Sleep Apnea? It’s a potentially serious disorder, that happens when a sleeping person stops breathing intermittently. People who suffer from sleep apnea repeatedly stop and then restart breathing periodically during the night. By definition, suffers stop and start breathing a minimum of five times per hour throughout the night. Diagnosing Sleep Apnea? Many people who have it snore loudly or feel tired even after...

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Dry Mouth

Dry Mouth, Not Just a Nuisance

Healthy mouths are juicy mouths Dry mouth symptoms can make eating, swallowing, even tasting hard to accomplish. Millions of Americans experience dry mouth often enough for it to affect their oral health. Dry mouth, also called Xerostomia, results in not having enough saliva in your mouth. Less saliva in the mouth may be only slightly noticeable or extremely uncomfortable depending on the severity and duration of...

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Periodic dental exams prevent gum disease and tooth loss

Gum Disease, Real Threat to Health

There’s gum disease, and then there’s Gum Disease Clearly you can’t have healthy teeth without first having healthy gums. Gums serve to protect the base of the teeth, where connective tissue anchors them to jawbone. Left untreated, gum problems can lead to tooth and bone loss. Knowing what you can do to keep your gums healthy will help you preserve not only your smile, but...

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Great Smiles 6 Things You Didn’t Know

Great smiles are made–6 tips to get you yours now What makes a smile great? The answers are as diverse as the smiles but there are a few things we can all agree on. Great smiles are always best when they are their brightest. That we all want our cake and to eat it too goes double for having a perfect smile. The best smile,...

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Macro close up of a plastic teethguard to stop wear due to teeth grinding at night isolated against black background. Often caused by tension and worry.

Mouthguards: Essential Tool of Preventative Dentistry

There are many things that you can do to prevent dental mishaps.  One strategy is sometimes overlooked in its simplicity:  you can shield your teeth with protective armor!  Many of us remember from our own youth sports days that mouthguards are always recommended during physical activity.  Some of us may also remember them being cumbersome and inconvenient.  Luckily advances in plastics and simple, intuitive improvements...

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Who is the Best Dentist in Fort Worth, Texas?

Who is the Best Dentist in Fort Worth, Texas?

Best Dentist in Ft. Worth? “Who is the best dentist in Ft. Worth, Texas?” It’s a question that gets typed into Google thousands of times every day, and plenty of dentists proclaim themselves the best. But did you know, that in most states it is ILLEGAL to call yourself the “best dentist“? It’s true. Why? In large part because calling yourself the best dentist in...

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Keep your teeth clean and strong!

Why Take the Time and Trouble for Professional Teeth Cleaning?

Cleanings are needed to remove plaque and tartar that accumulates, often in spite of regular brushing and flossing.  Generally speaking, professional teeth cleaning falls into one of two categories, either routine cleanings or deep cleanings.  While both procedures are preventative in nature, deep cleanings usually are done only in response to specific need.  They tend to be a little bit more invasive, as they entail...

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Mouth guards, proper hygiene, good nutrition, and avoiding destructive habits are cornerstones of preventative dentistry

Avoiding Toothaches and Other Dental Mishaps

The term ‘dental emergency’ means different things to different people, but regardless of what particular issues we place into that category, the bottom line is that they are generally uncomfortable, inconvenient, and expensive.  As with most of life’s problems, the best solution is to prevent them from occurring in the first place.   Here are some tips on preventing toothaches and other dental emergencies.  ...

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Regular appointments with your dental professional is an important part of preventing gum disease.

The Dangers of Gum Disease

If your mouth were a rock band, your teeth would be the front man.  They get all the attention, and are often viewed as the most high-maintenance component of the whole operation.  You often hear of people getting their teeth cleaned, or having a toothache, or having nice teeth.  You don’t often hear ladies say, “Wow, that guy has really healthy gums!”   If we’re...

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