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…)
Your 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…)
The older you get, the faster it seems like time goes by, right? You set your New Year’s Resolution and the next thing you know you’re making a shopping list for Christmas. Time goes even faster when you feel busy. The days may not seem like they have enough hours to get everything done that you want to get done. If you’re not strict on your routine, basic things may slip away from the front of your mind. If you haven’t had a dental visit in awhile, there is no need to be ashamed. However, there is a need to change the situation. Dental visits that include a dental exam and a professional cleaning are an essential part of keeping your mouth healthy. Your dentist in Fort Worth, TX, is standing by to help you get caught up on your dental health. (more…)
Because oral health is directly linked to overall health, the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists all recommend that women continue to get dental care while pregnant. Maintaining routine dental checkups and cleanings at least twice a year or once every six months is important for everyone. It remains important for you if you are pregnant. Not only can a visit to your dentist’s office in Fort Worth, TX, be a helpful way to maintain your smile’s health, it can also help your dentist to identify any pregnancy-related changes in your mouth that you may experience. (more…)
When you are looking to get a brighter, whiter smile, you will find a lot of options for teeth-whitening products at your local grocery store or pharmacy. When you have access to so many whitening products, you may wonder if you should even ask your dentist about whitening your teeth. First, it is important to know that your dentist is your best source for getting answers to any of your smile questions. Your dentist is trained with education and experience to help you keep your smile healthy and beautiful. Your dentist can help you determine the best whitening treatment for your smile, can provide professional-grade whitening treatments, help pinpoint any potential issues, and help you if your smile’s appearance is beyond the reach of teeth-whitening treatments. (more…)
Saliva is your body’s natural mouthwash and rinsing agent. It keeps bacteria flowing away from your mouth and it keeps your mouth moisturized for important functions. Dry mouth can happen from time to time to everyone. You may even wake up every morning feeling a bit parched, which is because your body slows your saliva production while you sleep. It is perfectly normal to have a dry mouth in the morning, but if you are constantly feeling a dry mouth despite drinking enough water, you may have an issue. Chronic dry mouth could be a side effect of certain medications or medical conditions. Addressing dry mouth can help you to address the negative effects that it may have on your smile. (more…)
A parent will often tell you that their number one priority is protecting their children. Protecting your child’s smile can be done by teaching your child good oral health habits that they can carry with them throughout their life. Routine dental visits are part of the good oral health habits; routine visits allow for any potential issues to be identified. Regular dental visits also allow for a professional cleaning to the smile clear of plaque and tartar buildup that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Your dentist can also recommend a bit of extra smile protection in the form of dental sealants. While sealants do not give a free pass for unlimited candy and skipped flossing, they can be a protective barrier against cavity-causing bacteria. (more…)
Breaking a tooth can be a traumatic experience that feels like an emergency. In many situations, it is an emergency. The urgency of a damaged tooth will depend on the severity of the situation. However, whenever there is a situation with a damaged tooth, it should be followed up with a dental visit. Significant damage to a tooth’s structure can leave it vulnerable to further damage, decay, and/or infection. In some cases where there is only minor damage, a cosmetic treatment may be enough to address the situation. In other cases, a tooth may be so significantly damaged that it cannot be restored. In these severe cases, extracting and replacing the tooth may be the best option for the overall health of your smile. (more…)
Dental bridges have been around for centuries helping people who have experienced tooth loss to regain confidence in their smiles. Technological advances in both materials and the way that bridges are created have allowed for more lifelike and better-fitting dental crowns. Materials such as porcelain create a prosthetic that looks and acts like a natural tooth. Digital technology can help map out a bridge designed to precisely fit your smile. Another important advantage for today’s modern bridges have over the bridges of the past is the addition of dental implants. Implants are small titanium posts that act as replacements for teeth roots. Paired with a dental bridge, an implant can provide improved comfort, stability, and longevity to the restoration. (more…)
Dental crowns are a common way to restore a smile. If you already don’t have a crown, you probably know someone that does have one. Modern crowns are designed to be lifelike to blend right in with the rest of your smile. A dental crown has the name, “crown,” because it is a replica of your tooth’s natural crown, which is the visible part of the tooth that protrudes from your gum line. A crown can completely cover a damaged, vulnerable tooth to restore it or it can pair with a dental implant to replace a lost tooth. (more…)
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