Using A Modern Approach To Address Gum Disease Concerns

While you should show some concern at the signs of a periodontal infection, you should not feel helpless. If the problem is caught in time, the condition can be reversed, protecting you against the more serious consequences of advanced gum disease. Your McKinney, TX dentist’s office can provide you with a modern scaling and root planing that uses lasers to effectively remove harmful bacteria under your gum line. This approach can help you completely recover from gingivitis, the early stage of an infection. If your condition has already progressed past this stage, modern periodontal care can help you manage your health, and limit the risks associated with gum disease. (more…)

Changing Your Routine To Better Prevent Oral Health Issues

If you have experienced recent problems with tooth decay, you can have an understandable degree of frustration with your current oral care routine. With that said, you should not grow complacent about your oral hygiene habits if you have enjoyed a relatively long spell without a cavity. Changes to your enamel, or your typical activities, can impact your resistance to decay, meaning your current approach to brushing and flossing may become less effective. Your McKinney, TX dentist is prepared to provide valuable care during every routine dental checkup you attend. Between those appointments, you can lower your risk for issues like tooth decay and gum disease by looking for opportunities to improve your oral care regimen. (more…)

3 Problems You Can Actually Address With Veneers

You may be aware that cosmetic dental care can address many situations, but you might not realize just how much you can change with a single procedure. Patients who have several flaws they wish to change can be excited to learn that with porcelain veneers, a full smile transformation is possible. Your McKinney, TX dentist can talk to you about the benefits of this approach to changing the shape, size, and color of teeth. You can be surprised by more than just the significance of your improvements – you can also be happy to hear that veneers cover a wide range of different matters. That means you can find that this approach is the right one for an issue you currently wish you could address! (more…)

Using Silver Diamine Fluoride To Protect Young Smiles

Because their smile is still developing, and their understanding of oral care can be limited, younger children can have a difficult time understanding the importance of healthy teeth. Unfortunately, this can lead to a situation where a small child develops a cavity, or even multiple cavities. Our McKinney, TX dentist’s office takes pride in creating a welcoming atmosphere for every patient, especially for our youngest visitors. With that said, the idea of restorative dental care can be understandably worrying for someone who is unfamiliar with it, and why it is so important to deal with a cavity. Fortunately, we can offer silver diamine fluoride to stop advancing decay without performing traditional restorative dental work. (more…)

We Can Provide Everyone In Your Family The Care They Need

Your goal as a parent is to make sure that everyone in your household is happy and in good health. When it comes to matters related to smile care, you obviously want your child to grow up without having to deal with issues like tooth decay, and other problems. Of course, you should also be concerned with your own oral health needs. Your McKinney, TX dentist’s office is proud to provide support in the form of regular dental exams for you, and pediatric dental exams for your kids. By providing support for everyone in your family, we can make your oral health care needs easier to manage! (more…)

Receiving A Dental Filling After A Cavity Is Found

You can be understandably unhappy when your dentist points out a cavity on your tooth. The discovery of decay that requires restorative dental treatment should be followed quickly by professional care. When cavities are caught in time, your tooth can be restored with the placement of a dental filling. Your filling will bond directly to your tooth structure, and take up the space where your cavity was removed. Once in place, that filling protects your tooth structure, and helps you avoid future infections. If you want to limit your risk for cavities, and make sure treatment occurs as soon as possible if one does form, make sure you keep up with regular dental checkups! (more…)

Missing A Tooth? You Have Options For Prosthetic Treatment

While you can be understandably bothered by tooth loss, you should not feel that this issue has permanently robbed you of your smile, or created irreversible trouble for your dental function. Thanks to the modern prosthetic dental care available from your McKinney, TX dentist’s office, you can regain confidence in your appearance, and your ability to comfortably bite and chew. A dental implant can hold a restoration with a degree of stability that makes you comfortable enough with it to put pressure on it. This can lead to an improvement in your dental function that reduces your risk for TMJ dysfunction, and unnecessary wear and tear on your remaining teeth. Because your implant can be restored with a lifelike dental crown, you can also feel comfortable letting people see you smile! (more…)

Addressing Oral Health And Cosmetic Issues Caused By Bruxism

Bruxism can start out as a daily annoyance, but it can quickly become a serious problem for your teeth, your smile, and your jaw. People sometimes clench their teeth at night because of stress, because of unaddressed problems with their bite, or because they are already dealing with TMJ dysfunction, a condition often connected to bruxism. While you may not understand why your problem is occurring, you should know that if it is not addressed in time, you could wind up seriously damaging your teeth! Your McKinney, TX dentist’s office can provide you with a special guard to wear at night, so your smile is no longer in danger of being harmed. (more…)

Can You Fit In A Whitening Treatment In Time For Summer?

You can look forward to plenty of warm weather this summer, along with inviting, bright skies. If you want to greet these sunny days with an appropriately bright smile, but feel bothered by your current appearance, you should know that your McKinney, TX dentist’s office can help you show off great improvements with a professional teeth whitening treatment. The whitening treatment available through your dentist can lead to significantly better results than you might see from a store bought whitening product. You can also be impressed at how convenient this work can be, which means you can complete your treatment with plenty of summertime to spare! (more…)

It Might Be Time To Replace That Old Toothbrush

Because they are relatively new to oral health care, kids often receive extra protection against cavities with fluoride treatments and dental sealants. Adults have more experience with preventive dental care, and they can have an easier time turning down sugary foods and drinks. Of course, that does not mean people always do a perfect job defending their smiles against tooth decay and gum disease. One mistake people sometimes make is holding onto a toothbrush for too long. Over time, as the bristles on a brush wear down, the effectiveness of brushing is reduced. Your McKinney, TX dentist can always provide insights on better at-home care during your next routine dental checkup! (more…)