October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are fighting cancer or dental problems,... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to the bone from the missing... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body. However, because it doesn’t have... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which might also take into account... Read more »

The Truth About Bruxism

Bruxism is the clenching or grinding of teeth and is much more common than you think. Often, people are unaware that they grind or clench their teeth because, for many, it is only a problem when they sleep. This type of bruxism is called nocturnal or sleep-related bruxism. Frequently,  it is a problem for people… Read more »

Dental Dream Makers: Oral Health Care

Your oral health can depend on making sure you’re making the right decisions when it comes to taking care of your teeth and gums. Not only do you need to assess various aspects of your life, but you should also assess your diet and eliminate any unhealthy habits in your life. Did you know an… Read more »

The Connection Between Your Smile and Heart Disease

Heart disease poses a serious threat to your life. In fact, heart disease is known to be a leading killer among adults today. Did you know, there is a link between heart disease and your oral health? Yes, it’s true! There has been evidence linking these two aspects of your health together, making it essential… Read more »

First Aid May be Needed While Seeking Treatment for Severe Oral Trauma

An accidental blow to the face or head can sometimes carry a significant amount of force. In a few of these cases the damage to teeth, gums and soft oral tissues can be severe. Applying some simple first aid measures in a moment like this can help manage discomfort and minimize complications while you seek… Read more »

Four Fabulous Styles of Dental Floss

There are many ways to keep your teeth and oral health in fabulous shape if you look. For example, did you know there are four standard styles of dental floss? Yes, it’s true! If you floss each day and brush twice a day, these tools can help keep your smile healthy and white for years… Read more »

Gum Disease Can Lead to Bone Loss

Many people are familiar with the term gum disease, but did you know gum disease can lead to bone loss in your jaw? Well, it’s true! Bone loss can occur if left untreated for too long. Gum disease is a condition that needs medical attention and our doctor, Dr. Tina Foss here at North Mesquite… Read more »