North Garland Family Dental Blog

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.


Fluoride’s Impact on Teeth

March 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy Henrichsen @ 11:45 pm

Model of a tooth with decayAlthough tooth decay is preventable, 92% of adults have had at least one cavity. Brushing, flossing, and regular dental care can help keep tooth decay at bay, as well as a diet limited in sugar. However, there’s more you could do to safeguard your smile from cavities. Fluoride is nature’s cavity fighter. Here’s how the naturally occurring substance can strengthen your enamel to make it more resistant to decay.


Bad Teeth: The Ultimate Turn-Off?

February 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy Henrichsen @ 7:58 pm
close-up of a crooked, yellow smile

Valentine’s Day is almost here, which means that more than ever people are trying to impress potential romantic partners. If you’ve been unlucky in love recently, it’s possible that your teeth could be to blame!

Surveys show again and again that a good smile is one of the things that people value most in a romantic partner. If you want to see why your teeth are your greatest wingman, here’s some evidence to support that being the case.


Diet Soda vs. Regular Soda: Which One is Worse for Teeth?

January 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy Henrichsen @ 12:34 pm
A woman feeling the negative effect of soda on teeth

You might already grasp that soda isn’t good for teeth. After all, doctors, parents, and even friends will bring up that fact in conversation. Thus, you may opt for “diet” soda as a seemingly healthier option. However, the truth is that the latter isn’t any better for smiles than the former. As for why that’s the case, your Dallas dentist is here to explain. Read on, then, to learn the effect of soda on teeth and how to protect your smile from it.


The Seriousness of an Untreated Tooth Infection

December 30, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy Henrichsen @ 8:25 am
an illustration of an infected tooth

While most people hate any sort of pain, it is a good thing because it’s the body’s way of telling you that something is wrong and needs attention. Toothaches can be a source of wide-ranging discomfort and can signal that your tooth is infected. Unfortunately, many people decide to ignore or push through their dental pain and won’t listen to what it is trying to tell them: go visit your dentist for help. Here’s why it is important to treat an infection of your pearly white as soon as possible and how your emergency dentist can help.


Do Broken Dentures Count as a Dental Emergency?

November 29, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy Henrichsen @ 4:17 pm
a person holding broken dentures

After living with gaps in your smile, receiving your dentures and having a complete and functional grin again can feel like a life-changing experience. They help you eat, speak, and complete daily tasks that are important to your livelihood and health, which is why whenever they break or become damaged, it’s considered a dental emergency. Read on to learn how dentures can become damaged and what your emergency dentist can do to remedy the situation.


Tooth in Trouble! What to Do When Your Child Knocks Out a Tooth

October 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy Henrichsen @ 5:16 pm
child with hands on cheeks

As a parent, you quickly become a professional problem-solver! You are constantly figuring out a range of issues, from schedules to sibling arguments. One of the most challenging is when your child gets hurt physically. Scraped knees with band-aids are one thing…but a knocked-out tooth is another level of stress. Your dentist is here to guide you on the immediate steps to take so your child can return to smiling as soon as possible!


Will My Chipped Tooth Heal, Given Time?

September 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy Henrichsen @ 1:46 pm
A man with a chipped tooth

A chipped tooth might not seem that bad compared to other dental injuries. After all, most of the pearly white is still intact. In fact, you may think the affected area will get better on its own. However, this view underestimates your problem. Chipped teeth can’t actually heal themselves; only a dentist can fix their damage. As for the reasons behind these facts, your Garland dental practice is here to explain. Read on to learn why a chipped tooth won’t heal and why to see a dentist instead.


An Easy Guide on What to Eat & Drink After All-on-4 Surgery

August 24, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy Henrichsen @ 3:17 pm
woman eating yogurt after All-on-4 surgery

After dealing with frustrating dentures for years, you couldn’t be more excited to make the switch to All-on-4 dental implants. At long last, you’ll be able to dig into a juicy steak just as easily as you could with your natural teeth! That is, once you’ve finished recovering from the dental implant placement surgery. Even though you’ll have your brand-new teeth that same day, they won’t quite be ready for hearty foods like steak right away. To make the healing process fast and smooth, here’s a brief guide on what you should eat and drink following All-on-4 surgery.


What to Expect After All-on-4 Dental Implant Surgery

August 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy Henrichsen @ 3:14 pm
smiling senior man and woman with All-on-4 dental implants

If you’re missing a whole row of teeth, All-on-4 dental implants are definitely the most cost-effective way to bring them back. Just four implants are enough to keep a full denture in place for decades, if not a lifetime. However, it will take some time for All-on-4 to feel like your natural teeth. You’ll need to wait until your mouth and jaw have finished recovering. What will that process look like? Read on to learn what you can expect after All-on-4 dental implant surgery and some tips for healing!

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