There 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…)
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…)
The 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…)
In 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…)
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…)
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