Category: Family Dentistry

Smile To-Do List For Back-To-School

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… Read more »

Should I Visit The Dentist While I’m Pregnant?

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… Read more »

Need A Filling? You Need It Immediately!

Have you long assumed that when we mention you need a dental filling, you have a good month to several years before anything bad is actually going to happen to your tooth? Maybe you assume that your cavity is just going to remain identical to its current shape, size, and severity, so you figure it’s… Read more »

The History of Fluoride and Dental Health

If you’ve ever been to a dentist’s office, you may have been advised to undergo fluoride treatment, or at least increase the amount of fluoride in your daily hygiene routine to improve cavity protection. Perhaps you’ve seen fluoride on the labels of many dental health products, including toothpaste and certain mouthwashes. So what is fluoride,… Read more »

Discovering the History of Modern Dentistry

Dentistry has been practiced for longer than the profession has been established. In fact, humans have sought to cure or treat dental maladies as early as 9,000 years ago. The stories told by the remains of ancient dentistry provide a clear picture that our ancestors understood the importance of dental health. Today, modern dentistry combines… Read more »

Tips for National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, sponsored by the American Dental Association (ADA) and ADA Foundation. While your child’s dental health should always be a top priority, the observance allows us to point special attention to its importance. To help you better care for your children’s teeth, and teach your children to do the… Read more »

Can Relationships Rot Your Teeth?

Healthy, loving relationships can give you the emotional support you need, bring you happiness, and make for a peaceful and contented life. Bad relationships can cause emotional and physical stress, make you feel lonely, and cause constant upheaval. It’s important to have positive things in your life. Negativity and aggression can cause stress and affect… Read more »

Does Fluoride Really Prevent Cavities?

Fluoride’s inclusion in many dental hygiene products, like toothpaste and mouthrinse, are not a secret; nor is its addition to most municipal water supplies. Nevertheless, the exact role that fluoride plays, and how it helps you prevent cavities, is not always as well-known. The secret lies in how the mineral interacts with the protective layer… Read more »

What Causes a Toothache?

Determining the cause of your toothache could likely mean the difference between saving your tooth and facing a root canal or tooth extraction. There are many reasons why you may be experiencing a toothache. Sometimes poor hygiene can lead to having sharp pains in your mouth; while other times your habits or genetics could be… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Oral Hygiene

Resolutions for the New Year often become redundant because it seems as though many people aim for the same goals, yet few are ever achieved. This year do something different, and set yourself attainable resolutions to improve your oral hygiene. Dentists often see an increase in tooth decay right around the beginning of the year,… Read more »