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.
Sachse Family Dentistry Blog
February 28, 2018
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.
October 11, 2017
Halloween is an exciting time filled with ghosts, goblins, and treats! It’s also a time for tooth decay, cavities, and fractures for your teeth if you’re not careful. Your dentist in Sachse has some advice on which goodies cause more problems and how to enjoy this Halloween season while avoiding damage to your teeth.
September 18, 2017
Oral hygiene has always been an important part of maintaining overall health even throughout history. For literally thousands of years, humans have found ways to keep their teeth and mouths clean. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), “early forms of the toothbrush have existed for nearly 5,000 years.”
Can you even imagine what the first toothbrush probably looked like? Your Sachse dentist is here to take a walk back through time to explore the evolution of the toothbrush.
August 31, 2017
In 2016, it was predicted that nearly 50,000 people would be diagnosed with oral or oropharyngeal cancer. Oral cancer might not be the most common cancer, but you should never assume that you won’t be a victim. It is important to be aware of what oral cancer is and how you and your dentist in Sachse can work together to detect it early and stop it from becoming a devastating problem.
July 24, 2017
There are two things you can rely on when it comes to dental emergencies: 1) They never happen at a convenient time. 2) They might feel overwhelming, and even frightening. The good news is that with the right team on your side, you can trust that everything will be all right. Dr. Travis Rottman and his team at Sachse Family Dentistry are here to help! We’re happy to provide you with instruction over the phone, or see you the same day if necessary. Meanwhile, your situation won’t feel as stressful if you understand how to handle a dental emergency, so here are a few helpful tips.
June 8, 2017
Hopefully, your parents instilled a solid dental routine in your lifestyle from the time you were young. But over the years, many patients tend to fall off track and only brush their teeth twice a day—if that—and completely forget about flossing! Those habits aren’t good dental hygiene habits, let alone trying to reach your optimal oral health. In order to get your smile back up to its optimal level of health, follow these tips from your Sachse dentist. You and your smile will be thanking Sachse Family Dentistry in the long run!
May 9, 2017
Have you ever played dominoes? Most of us have, and you’ve probably lined up those wooden rectangles so they topple into each other. It’s a fun thing for kids and adults, too. Unfortunately, those cascading dominoes picture what happens to our health when we don’t care for our teeth and gums. So, Dr. Travis Rottman, dentist in Sachse, urges you to routinely care for your oral health at home and his office so you have a healthy mouth and a totally healthy you.