Are teeth implants safe?
If you’re preparing to have a tooth extracted, your dentist may recommend a dental implant as an option to replace the damaged tooth. Since dental implants do involve surgery, you may wonder how the process works and are tooth implants safe? We answer both questions and explain the benefits of going to an experienced oral […]Read More
Five reasons an out-of-network dentist may be your best bet
For most people, the cost is an important factor when choosing a dentist. There’s also a big misconception that the out-of-network dentist cost will always be higher than an in-network dentist but that isn’t necessarily the case. If you’re wondering what does “out of network” mean for dental insurance and how that should factor into […]Read More
How Long Do You Have to Wear Invisalign?
You’ve decided you want straight teeth and prefer a discreet treatment method that works fast. Invisalign® clear aligners are often touted for delivering fast, discreet results but it’s important to check your expectations at your dentist’s office. How long to wear Invisalign will depend on the complexity of your case and how diligent you are […]Read More
Should you consider Botox for TMJ disorder and jaw pain?
Many people who suffer symptoms of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders have never heard they could get Botox injections for TMJ. Fort Worth dentist Dr. Laura Loftin finds this fact unfortunate, especially because many traditional TMJ treatments don’t fully alleviate TMJ symptoms, and jaw surgery can be drastic, painful, and often unnecessary. As one of the […]Read More
Yikes! I’ve got white spots on my teeth. What should I do?
White spots or stains form on teeth for a number of reasons. The good news is several treatments are available to address white spots on teeth. Parents can also take steps to prevent the most common cause of these unsightly spots before they appear. If you’ve got questions about white stuff on teeth, we’ve got […]Read More
How many times should you brush your teeth a day?
Dentists plead with patients to brush and floss teeth regularly because that practice is one of the best ways to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. But how often is “regularly,” and more specifically, how many times a day should you brush your teeth? People often hear brushing 3 times a day should be the […]Read More
Deep teeth cleaning: What is it, who needs it, and why
You know the “drill,” most dentists recommend patients come in for regular dental cleanings twice a year. Those twice-yearly visits in the capable hands of an experienced dental hygienist really do help prevent tooth decay, tooth loss, gum disease, and the need for costly dental procedures. However, for some patients, traditional tooth cleaning doesn’t go […]Read More
How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush?
When it comes to dental hygiene, a crucial yet simple question that is often forgotten is: How often should I replace my toothbrush? Even if you have the best oral health in the world, it’s an issue that often goes overlooked. Millions of Americans replace their brush just once per year! Knowing how often to […]Read More
What is Sugar Sensitivity?
Do you suffer from sweet tooth pain and wonder what makes your teeth sensitive to sugar? Eating sugar makes teeth hurt for a variety of reasons, including cavities, loss of tooth enamel, gum disease, and oral infections. Teeth sensitivity to sugar can be a serious matter, and in most cases, will eventually require a trip […]Read More