Are you considering braces for yourself or your son or daughter? Congratulations, you’re one step closer to a beautifully straight smile. When you receive braces in Sachse, your orthodontist may recommend that you use elastic rubber bands as part of your treatment. But what are these tiny rubber bands and why are they so important? Keep reading to learn the answers as well as some tips for wearing your elastics.
Sachse Family Dentistry Blog
November 2, 2018
August 9, 2018
If your child has malocclusion (bite issues), the best way to correct them is with braces in Sachse. You may be wondering, though, “Is it really necessary to have his or her teeth corrected?” As you read on, your local orthodontist weighs in to answer that question and explain the different types of malocclusion your child can have.
June 30, 2018
Our smiles play a starring role during life’s biggest moments. When your son or daughter gets their first driver’s license, when they cross the stage to receive their college diploma, or when they sit down for their first job interview, their smile will be on display – and hopefully leave a lasting, positive impression!
Most people are not born with a perfect, Hollywood-style smile. However, for kids with cosmetic or functional dental problems, braces can help fix the way their teeth fit together and prevent more serious issues from developing as they grow older. Just a few years of wearing braces in Sachse can give your son or daughter a life-long, confident smile.
Would you like to know more? Continue reading below to learn what orthodontic treatment would mean for your son or daughter.
May 14, 2018
Do you often suffer from a dull headache or sore teeth? You may grind your teeth at night, which is a condition known as bruxism. It can be difficult to determine whether you have it because it often occurs while you are sleeping; however, it is estimated that as much as 20% of adults live with the issue. There are several factors that can contribute to its cause, such as stress or an underlying sleep disorder. No matter the reason, it is best to see your dentist in Sachse for treatment to avoid causing damage to your teeth.
April 16, 2018
After missing teeth for so long, you can’t imagine not having your amazing, custom fitting dentures from your dentist in Wylie. You shouldn’t ever have to if you take proper care of your new teeth! Learn all about denture maintenance and how to keep your dental prosthetics in great condition in this week’s blog post. Continue reading to learn more!
March 14, 2018
Despite our best efforts, dental emergencies still happen. Avulsed, knocked out, teeth are some of the most common dental emergencies your dentist treats. If you or a loved one has had a tooth knocked out, you may not know what to do. Many patients go to an emergency room, and this is usually okay, since medical doctors know how to protect your whole body health during these accidents. However, they don’t usually know how to repair your tooth, and emergency room visits can be pricey. Instead, you should consider finding a dentist who offers emergency dental care. The sooner you see a dentist after a tooth is knocked out the better. In this post, we’ll discuss the steps you should take if you’ve lost a tooth.
February 28, 2018
When you go in to visit your dentist in Wylie for preventive care, you may wonder whether he’s a magician or wise wizard because the moment you open your mouth for an examination he’ll be able to tell you quite a bit about your overall health and activities. Rest assured, though, that he’s not using a Harry Potter spell book to determine these things about you. Instead, it’s well within the scope of a trained professional to get a glimpse of your medical history and lifestyle through your mouth because it is the window to the rest of your body. To learn about 5 things your dentist can spot about your health from an oral exam, continue reading.
January 31, 2018
If you have a dental practice to call home, they should take gum health very seriously. After all, healthy gums equal a healthy smile because they are the foundation that hold your teeth in place.
Gum disease is avoidable but can lead to bigger problems if you don’t treat it early enough. In this week’s blog post, your dentist in Sachse wants to remind patients to take care of their teeth and gums to avoid dental concerns like gum disease—especially because gum disease can affect the whole body. Unfortunately, older patients with dementia-related conditions are more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease due to a decline in personal hygiene and possible side effects from medication. Continue reading to learn more!
November 27, 2017
You’ve spent years taking care of your smile. You go to dental checkups every six months, brush twice a day, and follow all the directives from your dentist. Yet somehow, your family dentist in Wylie says you’ve got a cavity after your most recent visit. How could this have happened?
Unfortunately, even the best brushing routines can still miss the hard to reach spots of the mouth such as the back teeth. This could prove especially difficult for children who are just learning how to brush (and eating plenty of sweets on top of that.) Let your family dentist detail the benefits of dental sealants.
November 26, 2017
Fluoride is an essential nutrient that helps us develop and maintain strong, healthy teeth. It can also be used to fortify teeth, prevent acid erosion, and even treat dental sensitivity. Different forms of fluoride therapy are utilized to help patients achieve and maintain their healthiest smiles. While we typically recommend fluoride therapies for children, many adults could benefit from them as well. Keep reading to learn more about how oral and topical fluoride can be used to improve oral health as part of a regular preventive dentistry routine.