Do you know whether or not your smile requires special molar care? Are you certain about how to optimize your dental hygiene to ensure your entire smile is remaining as healthy as possible? To see where you stand on your current knowledge of daily care as it relates to your molars (and your entire smile), we think a quiz will help offer any clarity you may be seeking.
There’s nothing like bringing up the topic of dental floss to make some of our patients cringe. However, the good news is that when you like the floss you’re using and you feel confident about your dental hygiene, you’re more likely to have a neutral or positive reaction when we ask about your flossing. So, how to ensure you’re purchasing products that will get you to this point in your dental care? Our FAQs will help!
So, a friend of yours came to see us and mentioned that she needs oral appliance therapy. What’s that for? you may wonder to yourself, and might I need it someday? It’s entirely possible that you may be able to take advantage of this preventive treatment if you’re dealing with a functional disorder. Consider the reasons we suggest this noninvasive and very comfortable therapy option, so you have a better understanding of whether it may be something you’ll need in the future (or as soon as possible!).
Are you someone who has been spending time online lately trying to figure out how to address your tooth loss? How many teeth are you missing and what are you hoping to achieve? Fortunately, regardless of the number of missing teeth, as long as you are interested in getting your full smile back, we can help you with full or partial dentures. Before you make any assumptions about what this means, we strongly encourage you to learn a bit more about what dentures can offer you and your smile.
Bruxism is a disorder also known as teeth grinding. Bruxism is sub-conscious and often happens while you are asleep. Because it happens without you thinking about it, it can go on for a long time without you noticing. Grinding your teeth every night can cause tiny cracks and chips in your teeth that may not be noticeable until they become problematic. Bruxism can increase your risk for decay, damage, and increased sensitivity to your teeth. It can also increase your risk of developing TMJ disorder. If you think you are grinding your teeth, it is important to seek treatment before it leads to complications. (more…)
If you are looking for a fun little getaway this summer, there is something nearby for you. The Coushatta Bus Trip departs from Liberty, TX. The Liberty Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce charters a bus for a day trip to Coushatta Resort and Casino in Kinder, LA. Door prizes are awarded during the ride. Water and snacks are provided during the trip. The bus ride will feature movies and they encourage you to bring your favorite family-friendly, comedy, or western film along with you for viewing. The bus is chartered through First Class Tours, who do not allow smoking or alcoholic beverages on board. The bus will depart promptly at 8:00am and will arrive at Coushatta Resort and Casino by 10:30am. The bus will depart Coushatta at 5:00pm and arrive back in Liberty by 7:30pm. (more…)
Good oral hygiene is the best way to lower your risk for dental problems and complications. Brushing and flossing twice a day is a big part of good oral hygiene. Another big part is regular visits to your dentist’s office for check-ups and cleanings. Your teeth should be professionally cleaned every six months. A hygienist will be able to remove any plaque and tartar build-up that you may not have been able to remove at home. Along with your mouth getting sparkling clean, a professional will better be able to spot any potential problems. When gum disease is caught early, it can be treated with a deep cleaning. (more…)
When you think that you should probably get moving on dental sealants for your child but you don’t actually feel completely confident about them, there’s a problem! You need more information, of course. To get your headed in the right direction, our quiz will most certainly help. We also encourage you to give us a call, so we can make sure you feel extremely knowledgeable and so we may schedule a visit for sealant placement!
You know that toothpaste is supposed to be something you use every day, two times a day, during your required brushing. What you might not feel like you know quite so well is what to make of toothpaste, what it can really do for you, and whether any of the specialty products you see out there are really going to do what they say. To ensure you feel informed on this topic, we offer questions (and answers) that will guide your dental hygiene!
Your brushing is only as good as your technique, your patience, and the toothbrush you use! Assuming you’ve got the skills to brush thoroughly and the foresight to take the full two minutes you need, that just leaves one more factor: Your brush! How’s the brush you’ve been using for your dental hygiene? Would you give it high praise if asked or are you this close to throwing it in the trash can because it’s not so great? We can help you decide if your brush is a good one or if you need to make a new choice with some simple suggestions.