Category: Tips/Pointers

New Year, New Smile Habits

Happy New Year’s Eve! Whether you are staying in tonight or going out on the town in Fort Worth, Texas, you are probably ready for 2019. A new year can be a reset where you can try to break bad habits and introduce new healthy ones. When it comes to keeping your smile in good… Read more »

4 Smile-Friendly Gift Ideas

You may be the rare type of person who finished all of their holiday gift shopping over the summer. You might be the more common person who is still finishing up their gift list in these last few weeks before Christmas. If you are still searching for some gift ideas for your friends and family,… Read more »

Be Sure To Use Your 2018 Dental Benefits

The end of the calendar year is filled with things to think about: the holidays, taxes, New Year’s Resolutions, etc. Depending on where you work, you may be thinking about using those vacation days you have saved up. You also may be thinking about your 2018 dental insurance coverage. Most dental insurance plans run on… Read more »

Safe Smile Tips For Movie Night

Do 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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Tips For Smile Health During The Holidays

A week into December and the holiday season is certainly upon us. Behind us are Halloween candy and pumpkin spiced everything, but ahead of us are cookies, candies, and dancing sugar plum fairies. On top of all the sugary treats, everyone is so busy. Between shopping and parties and recitals, there is little time to… Read more »

How to Put a Stop to Bruxism

Why should you worry about bruxism? The friction created by rubbing your teeth together can strip them of their protective enamel, which cannot rebuild itself like other tissues in your body can. Enamel-less teeth are highly vulnerable to damage and decay, and if left untreated, bruxism can lead to cracked/fractured teeth. The excessive pressure can… Read more »

Best Care Practices for A Healthy Smile

Hopefully, you are brushing and flossing your teeth every day. Why? This is the best way to protect your teeth against all sorts of problems, most of which typically begin as the result of plaque adhesion. Plaque is the leading cause of gum disease and cavity formation. As dangerous as plaque sounds it is also… Read more »

TMJ Pain, and How to Relieve It

Like a toothache, jaw pain can range from mild to severe, depending on the specifics of its cause. However, if you suffer from TMJ disorder, a dysfunction that affects your jaw’s joints, then the aching could also be accompanied by a number of other symptoms, like headaches. Usually, the only way to find relief from… Read more »

Do You Need Teeth-Whitening for Brighter Teeth?

Once you notice them, they can be hard to ignore or forget, but unfortunately, teeth stains and discoloration are often unavoidable. Because they are so common, and because they can so effectively diminish your smile’s brilliance, teeth stains are a frequent concern for many patients, making teeth-whitening the most popular cosmetic dental enhancement. Before the… Read more »