North Garland Family Dental Blog

Powerful Nutrition: 7 Vitamins and Minerals for Gum and Oral Health

February 9, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy Henrichsen @ 7:40 pm
Man eating a salad for good oral health after exercise

Good gum health is an often-overlooked aspect of oral health, even though it’s just as important as dental health! While brushing and flossing are critical to keeping both in check, proper nutrition could be an element you’re missing. This is because certain vitamins and minerals play specific roles in gum health. Many of them support tissue integrity, immune function, and inflammation control.

If you want to know the seven essential vitamins for maintaining your gum health, continue reading.


4 Groups Who Sedation Dentistry Can Help

January 18, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy Henrichsen @ 11:44 am
A patient receiving sedation dentistry

Over the years, you’ve likely heard of sedation dentistry. The field works to make a patient’s dental treatments calmer and easier. That said, you may wonder: Which people does the sedation process help? Some surely benefit from it more than others. Well, the answer to that question isn’t hard to grasp. Your local Dallas dentist will even share it with you. To that end, read on to learn four groups who sedation dentistry can help.


What Dieting Trends Can Harm My Oral Health?

December 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy Henrichsen @ 10:27 pm
Lady thinks something over

America has seen many dieting trends come and go during the decades, and many of them are not as successful as others. Some of them require significant dietary restrictions that can make it difficult for a patient to get all the nutrients they need for excellent oral health. Dieting trends can have negative side effects such as bad breath or making the dieter more vulnerable to infections. Here are a few popular dieting trends along with the risks they can pose to your dental health.


Is Root Canal Therapy Expensive?

November 30, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy Henrichsen @ 5:42 pm
Concerned patient and dentist discussing treatment options

When you have a toothache, one of the first things you should do is call your dentist to request an emergency appointment. After they perform a thorough exam, they might recommend that you undergo root canal therapy, a restorative procedure that can end your pain and preserve your tooth. Still, you might hesitate due to concerns about cost. Is root canal therapy expensive? Continue reading to find out more about the financial aspect of this procedure.


Even Celebrities Need Dental Implants!

October 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy Henrichsen @ 2:51 pm
Zoom in on clear model teeth with dental implants on a blue background

It’s easy to feel down on ourselves if our teeth aren’t as perfect as the ones we see on celebrities. Even minor flaws can leave you feeling like you just can’t measure up, so imagine the frustration if you have lost one or more teeth! It’s easy to worry that the empty spaces are the most visibly noticeable thing about you when you eat, speak, or smile.

Fortunately, dental implants can help! Many celebrities have already discovered the benefits of this popular restoration method. If you’re curious about what it is and which celebs have had this work done, continue reading to find out!


3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid Of the Dentist

September 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy Henrichsen @ 3:21 pm
Toy spiders, white paper bats, toy skeletons, and a model of a tooth on a pink background

Now that the kids are settled into the new school year, it’s time to look forward to spooky season! Many people embrace this time of year and set up tricks to haunt their friends, neighbors, and family. Remember, though, fear is just a concept! We can work ourselves up into a good scare over almost anything from monsters under the bed to dental appointments.

If you’re like many others, you might even have allowed anxiety over the dentist to keep you from visiting for quite a while. This can be harmful to your health, especially if you (or your children) plan to enjoy the many sweet treats available this time of year! Continue reading for 3 good reasons why you shouldn’t be too afraid to see the dentist.


How The Sun Helps Your Smile

July 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy Henrichsen @ 5:09 pm
Woman in a checkered dress outside in nature holding her hair back with one hand

Summertime is here, meaning it’s time for holiday plans, travel, or family activities while school is out of session and work hours are more flexible. It’s possible that you already visited your dentist for a checkup before starting your summer activities. After all, the peace of mind you gain from knowing your pearly whites are clean and protected allows you to make the most of your vacation. Are you aware, though, that you can boost your smile just by spending time outside in the sun? Keep reading to learn how.


Are Swimming Pools Bad for Your Teeth?

June 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy Henrichsen @ 1:35 am

Young woman in swimming poolSwimming is a great way to cool off on a hot day, but it’s also an excellent form of exercise to stay fit and healthy. Whether you swim occasionally, or you’re an avid swimmer, pools can mean bad news for your smile. Believe it or not, swimming can increase your risk of various oral health problems that can lead to tooth loss, like cavities. You don’t have to stay out of the pool to protect your smile. Here’s what you need to know before taking a dip.


How a Brighter Smile Will Increase Your Job Prospects

May 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy Henrichsen @ 6:16 am
a person smiling during a job interview

Your smile is often the first feature that people notice about you, meaning that it’s quite an important asset when it comes to making positive and memorable first impressions. But did you know that this impact is so profound, it can even cause ripples in the professional world and help you succeed in finding your dream career? That’s why it’s worth investing in cosmetic dentistry—it’ll allow you to achieve this life-changing smile! Here’s more about how.


Instant Orthodontics with Porcelain Veneers

April 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy Henrichsen @ 8:57 pm
dentist and patient talking about porcelain veneers

Aesthetic issues such as chips and discoloration can cause people to feel less confident about their smile. Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic treatment that can improve the look of your teeth. Referred to as “instant orthodontics,” they are often used as an alternative to traditional braces. By why is that? Read on to learn about the benefits of veneers as well as how they earned this nickname.

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