3 Surprising Smile Threats You Should Know About

Sugary foods and drinks, along with forgetting to brush and floss, are smile threats people tend to be familiar with. If you feel that you are taking effective care of your teeth on a daily basis, but still struggle to avoid cavities, you may wonder what you need to change. While it is important to be mindful of common issues that can hurt your teeth, you may be affected by something you had no idea could hurt your smile. Any issue that damages or erodes your enamel, or affects your ability to naturally defend against oral bacteria, can be detrimental to your oral health. Your Allen, TX dentist’s office can talk to you about more effective smile care during a routine dental exam(more…)

Check Out The Watters Creek Summer Solstice Events!

You can enjoy some great live music while you shop, dine, or just explore the area of Watters Creek, thanks to the Summer Solstice music program! On each Friday evening, Watters Creek will have live music set up at a different location. There will be a variety of styles showcased at each performance, so you can enjoy something different each time you check it out! The music begins at 6:30 pm, and provides a great performance to help you unwind as you shop, or something to stop and enjoy. Creating a welcoming, friendly space is something your Allen, TX dentist’s office believes in – when you schedule routine care, you can enjoy great smile support in a welcoming environment! (more…)

3 Issues That Can Lead To TMJ Dysfunction

People who have issues with TMJ dysfunction are left with many troubling symptoms that can interfere with their daily lives. Imagine spending your day at work trying to ignore persistent pain in your face, neck, shoulders, or head. Imagining struggling with discomfort when you speak or eat, and trying to wrestle with limited jaw movement. If you have issues with your jaw joints, these issues can be familiar to you already. When you think you have a problem, you can see your Allen, TX dentist’s office for help with the matter. For many patients, a special oral appliance can relieve stress on jaw joints, and alleviate ailments. If you want to avoid future issues with this problem, you should know that there are several issues that can increase the strain on your jaw, and create concerns. (more…)

Is This A Good Time For You To Receive Porcelain Veneers?

When is the “right” time to ask about cosmetic dental work? Many people want to make changes before an important life event, such as their wedding, or an important interview, but you may be unsure of how long it will take to enjoy your results. You should know that your Allen, TX dentist is ready to provide you with cosmetic dental care that can address a range of issues. Porcelain veneers have offered many people great results. Your veneers can be planned, constructed, and placed over the course of just two appointments. If you want to make sure you show off a great new smile before an important date, or if you just feel ready to fix those cosmetic flaws that have been bothering you, reach out for a consultation! (more…)

What Questions Should You Ask About Dental Implants?

If you are ready to do something to restore your smile after you experienced the loss of a tooth, or even the loss of many teeth, you may have an interest in discovering how dental implants can help. Of course, believing that dental implants can help, and knowing how dental implants have helped patients, are separate matters. Are there important questions you need to ask your Allen, TX dentist about this approach to prosthetic dental care? If there are matters you would like to address, or concerns you have about restoring your incomplete smile, reach out to arrange a consultation. Many people have had great success with prosthetic work supported with dental implants, which offer stability, and important benefits to your jawbone health. (more…)

Celebrate Christmas In July On July 24-25!

It may be hot outside now, but Christmas is closer than you might think. Thanks to two days of celebration at Allen’s Ford Pool, you can celebrate Christmas this month! On July 24 and July 25, Ford Pool will host a number of special Christmas In July activities. On the evening of July 24, enjoy Christmas Eve In July by taking part in a cookie decorating contest, and enjoying a snowball fight! On July 25, the pool will celebrate Christmas In July with holiday music, Christmas-themed goodie bags, and a visit from Santa! The holidays are always full of cheer, and often full of sweet treats. Your Allen, TX dentist’s office is ready to provide routine dental care to help you fight the effects of those sweets, and keep your smile in great shape. (more…)

What Kind Of Benefits Can Dental Bonding Provide?

When you think about making changes to your smile, your mind may focus on that certain tooth, or teeth, with apparent flaws. Because our appearance depends so much on having a smile that is as uniform and symmetrical as possible, isolated flaws can be a big problem. A dental bonding treatment can deliver great changes to how you look, without requiring a permanent alteration of your tooth structure. Your Allen, TX dentist’s office can provide this procedure, which involves the affixing of composite resin to the surface of a tooth. This single cosmetic procedure can lead to improvements with a tooth’s color, shape, and integrity. In many cases, patients who undergo this treatment have results after just a single appointment! (more…)

Why A Root Canal Might Be Needed To Stop A Serious Toothache

A root canal treatment can be avoided when you seek treatment for a cavity in a timely manner. The purpose of performing a root canal treatment is to address problems that are located in your pulp, at the center of your tooth. What this means is that your dentist will not perform this procedure if your cavity is identified, and treated, before a problem arises. Unfortunately, patients can be unaware they have an issue with tooth decay until it reaches their pulp, and causes issues like sensitivity and pain. If you suffer a persistent toothache, let your dentist know, as a root canal can bring relief…and stop a problem from doing irreversible harm to that tooth. (more…)

Too Much Soda Can Do Real Harm To Your Smile

A crisp cola might pair well with your lunch, or feel refreshing during a cookout. What you should know is that when you drink too many soft drinks, your smile can suffer. One reason for this is that they tend to have a high amount of sugar. When you enjoy too much in your diet, your enamel will face more harm from oral bacteria, as several forms of oral bacteria on teeth release acids after they consume sugar. If you prefer diet beverages, you still face harm due to the high acidity of sodas, as they can soften your enamel over time. Your Allen, TX dental office can welcome you for routine dental exams, which are important to helping you keep your teeth in great shape. In between each visit, factors like your diet, and your oral care habits, will have a big influence on the condition of your oral health. (more…)

Allen Will Host Its Community Garage Sale July 14

When you need to review the health of your smile, you can count on great dental care during a routine exam with your Allen, TX dental practice. When you need to take stock of your home inventory, few things beat a garage sale. You can look for great deals on a variety of different items, or you can take an opportunity to clear out your house and make some cash at Allen’s Community Garage Sale event! On Saturday, July 14, the Joe Farmer Recreation Center parking lot will be set up with spaces for area families to offer up products for sale.  (more…)