Safe Smile Tips For Movie Night

Safe Smile Tips For Movie NightDo you and your family enjoy a movie night every now and then? Maybe you and your significant other love going out to catch the newest releases on the big screen? However you enjoy movie night, it might come along with some traditional movie snacks: popcorn, soda, candy. All three of these things can be a problem for the smile, but there are ways to amp up the smile safety. For more tips and advice on your smile’s health, your dental team in Fort Worth, Texas is here for you.  (more…)

Fall Sports And Dental Injuries

Fall Sports And Dental InjuriesSeptember in Fort Worth, Texas means one thing: football season is in full swing. Whether it’s high school, college, or even pee-wee, there are games every week. Along with soccer, there are other fall sports going on in North Texas like volleyball and soccer. Protection and prevention is important when it comes to sports and injuries. For dental and orofacial injuries, most can be prevented by wearing a mouth guard. Doing so not only protects the mouth, but it can also limit the damage to the brain. However, if an oral injury does occur during sports (or an accident at any time), it is important to talk to your dentist as soon as possible.  (more…)

Smile Symptoms You Should Not Ignore

Smile Symptoms You Should Not IgnoreEach day seems like there is a new issue in our lives that we have to assess whether or not is important. If your car’s gas tank is running low on gas, you pull into the next gas station to fill it up. If you have a pimple, you may just let it run its course. Sure, if your lips feel dry, you may know to drink more water or put on some lip balm. But what do you do when you feel unsure if something needs to be addressed or left alone? If your car is making a noise that you cannot identify, you should probably take it into a mechanic before the problem becomes expensive, right? The same logic applies to your oral health. There are certain issues and symptoms that should be brought to your dentist’s attention as soon as possible. Your dental team in Fort Worth, Texas would always rather you ask about something innocuous than to let something serious progress.  (more…)

The 2 Types Of Tooth Discoloration

The 2 Types Of Tooth DiscolorationLooking in the mirror and seeing dull, yellow teeth can be disheartening. It can shake your confidence and make you feel insecure about showing off your smile. Many people believe that tooth stains only occur on the outside of the teeth, but the fact is, there are two different types of tooth discoloration. Stains can occur on the outside of the teeth caused by external reasons. Discoloration can also be caused by issues inside of the tooth. These different types of discoloration are not treated in the same manner, which means getting a bright white smile depends on your smile’s specific needs. If you live in or near Fort Worth, Texas, your dental team at 7 Day Dental can help you determine what type of discoloration is affecting your smile to address it accordingly.  (more…)

3 Tips To Improve Your Oral Hygiene

3 Tips To Improve Your Oral HygieneThere is a common saying that you need 10,000 hours to master anything. If you spend less than ten minutes a day on your oral hygiene routine, you would need a lot of time to become a master. With that said, there are some tips that can help you improve even an already great oral hygiene routine. The cleaner you can keep your mouth, the less likely you are to face tooth decay and gum disease. A clean mouth is also more likely to look great and smell better than one filled with a buildup of bacteria. Your dentist in Fort Worth, Texas wants to help you improve your oral hygiene routine in an effort to keep your smile healthy. (more…)

Is Grinding My Teeth That Big Of A Deal?

Is Grinding My Teeth That Big Of A Deal?The habitual grinding of teeth is known as bruxism. It typically happens involuntarily during the sleep. Signs that you may be grinding your teeth are waking up with headaches or soreness in the jaw and teeth, clenching your jaw throughout the day, or an increased sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods. Bruxism can be problematic for your smile by weakening your teeth and overworking your jaw. Your dentist in Fort Worth, Texas can help restore any damage caused by teeth-grinding and help prevent it from causing any more.  (more…)

Stay Calm During A Dental Emergency

Stay Calm During A Dental EmergencyThe textbook definition of the word accident is “an unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury.” Unexpectedly, accidents can happen at any time during the day or night. A dental accident can result in a broken tooth, a tooth falling out, or any other type of mouth injury. A dental accident becomes a dental emergency when it is essential that care is taken immediately. There are certain situations, such as a severely cracked tooth or a knocked-out tooth, that require immediate professional attention. Your Fort Worth, TX, dentist provides same-day and weekend appointments to help you deal with any sort of dental emergency.  (more…)

Smile To-Do List For Back-To-School

Smile To-Do List For Back-To-SchoolIn Fort Worth, Texas, most schools are gearing up to get back in session. When the kids are getting ready to get back to school, the stores are overflowing with school supplies and deals on new clothing. Something that sometimes neglected during the hullabaloo over back-to-school is oral health. Schedules tend to get busier when school gets back in session, which is why taking advantage of the relaxed summer schedule can be a good idea for your family’s smiles. Set an appointment with your dentist while it’s easier to do so. It’s also important to stock up on oral health supplies, while also sticking with your oral hygiene routines.   (more…)

The Risks Of Charcoal Toothpaste

The Risks Of Charcoal Toothpaste Activated charcoal is a very popular home remedy these days. It is being used in beverages in home care and beauty treatments. Charcoal toothpastes have become popular because many people believe that the absorptive nature of charcoal can absorb the stains on the surface of teeth. However, the American Dental Association has not approved charcoal items for use on the teeth, and that could be because the use of it does come with some risks. If you are in Fort Worth, TX, wanting to whiten your teeth, your dentist can be a better option than an at-home do-it-yourself solution.  (more…)

Reasons To Straighten Your Smile

Reasons To Straighten Your SmileYour smile’s appearance can give you confidence when you feel good about it. It can also make you feel insecure when you do not feel good about it. Crooked teeth can be a factor in the way you feel about your smile. In fact, a lot of people believe that crooked teeth only affect the way your smile looks. Unfortunately, a crooked smile can have negative effects on your smile, which means that straightening your smile can deter these negative effects from occurring. Your dentist in Fort Worth, Texas can help you determine if your smile can and should be straightened. If you qualify for ClearCorrect®, it can be a discreet way to straighten your teeth.  (more…)