What Kind Of Improvements Can A Bonding Treatment Offer?

A seemingly “small” flaw that makes a tooth look out of place in your smile can draw enough attention to make you self-conscious. Fortunately, at our Allen, TX dental practice, we can offer cosmetic dental treatment that can carefully correct problems with a tooth, while making minimal changes to it. During a dental bonding procedure, a composite resin substance can correct problems with the shape of a tooth, hide minor dental damage, or add to its size. When the work is complete, you can be delighted with how your once-flawed tooth now appears to be a perfect fit with your smile. In many cases, a bonding treatment is something that can be completed within a single appointment.  (more…)

3 Things You Should Know About Receiving A Dental Crown

When you take dental care seriously on a daily basis, and attend regular dental exams on a six month basis, you take steps that can ensure you never need a dental crown. Daily preventive care will help you keep your teeth cavity-free, but if decay does become an issue, semiannual checkups make it possible to have the matter addressed when a dental filling is still appropriate. While your goal should be to avoid the need for a dental crown, you can be happy to know that at our Allen, TX dental practice, we provide durable, dependable crowns that can support your smile, and your bite function, for many years! (more…)

Finding The Right Approach To Address Dental Discoloration

If you go to your local grocery store or pharmacy, you may find yourself staring at many different products that promise to make your smile brighter. Products like toothpaste, mouthwash, and even floss can offer to help you deal with teeth stains. Of course, you can also look at specialized whitening kits on the shelves. While these products can do some good, they may not provide the results you truly want. Fortunately, you can come to your Allen, TX dentist’s office to discuss your options for cosmetic dental treatment. We can provide you with a professional whitening kit capable of removing especially difficult stains. In addition to offering these kits, we can talk to you about using a different approach to help you deal with discoloration caused by internal tooth problems. (more…)

A Professional Teeth Cleaning Offers Great Preventive Care

How important is your daily effort to fight the buildup of plaque and food debris on your teeth? If you want to keep your smile looking good, and maintain your oral health, you should put a serious effort into brushing and flossing each day. With that said, you should also remember that your oral care regimen at home is not the only support you have for your smile. Your Allen, TX dentist’s office can help you at every routine dental cleaning. In fact, these cleanings actually provide a kind of support you are not able to enjoy on your own time, as your hygienist can remove harmful tartar deposits that your toothbrush and floss will not be able to move. (more…)

How Much Harm Can Teeth Grinding Do To Your Smile?

Bruxism is a serious problem for a person who is not doing anything to correct the problem. The term “bruxism” is often used to refer to someone who is experiencing a problem with teeth grinding, particularly at night. If you are grinding your teeth while you sleep, you can do significant harm to them. That means more than just damage that calls for cosmetic dental work. You may need restorative dental care in the form of dental crowns for teeth that become more significantly damaged. Your Allen, TX dentist’s office is prepared to help you manage this problem. We can also work with you to address any signs of damage that are already present because of bruxism. (more…)

Our Practice Is Ready For You If You Have A Dental Emergency

Ideally, you will only see your dentist for regular dental exams. After all, the goal of routine preventive services is to keep your teeth and gums in great health, so you have no problems with your smile to worry about, and no need for restorative dental care. Unfortunately, problems do arise, and in some cases, they can arise unexpectedly. Our Allen, TX dental practice does offer emergency dental appointments for cases where you might need to have a problem addressed as soon as possible. We are ready to provide the appropriate care if you injure a tooth, or if you have problems with dental pain that need to be managed. (more…)

How Much Sugar Is Too Much For Your Smile?

How often do you find yourself eating something sweet? Are you someone with a weakness for desserts? Are you effectively keeping up with the amount of sugar you typically consume? The diet choices people make can play a big part in how likely they are to deal with cavities over time. While the “right” amount of sugar can vary based on the condition of your enamel, and your oral hygiene routine, you should certainly look at your sugar intake as a possible reason for recent cavity troubles. Your Allen, TX dentist’s office can talk to you about your oral health practices during a routine dental exam, and advise you on ways to better protect your smile.  (more…)

Will A Root Canal Be Required To Address Your Toothache?

If you start to feel pain in a tooth, you can certainly hope that the discomfort subsides quickly, and on its own. What you should NOT do is treat the matter like it is nothing to worry about, even as the discomfort persists over an extended period of time. Pain that does not subside can be a sign that your tooth is infected, meaning it will take a root canal procedure to properly address the situation. Fortunately, you can count on a positive restorative dental treatment experience at our Allen, TX dental practice! In addition to fully addressing the issue with your tooth, we can provide you with a durable and attractive restoration. (more…)

How Veneers Change The Shape Of Damaged Or Flawed Teeth

When one tooth appears out of place among its neighbors, it can harm your confidence in your smile. The problem can be even more frustrating if you have several teeth that appear misshapen, either due to their natural development, or because of a dental injury. Your Allen, TX dentist’s office can provide support for you in this situation through cosmetic dental work. If you want to improve the shape or size of teeth, you can be impressed at how successful porcelain veneers can be at making these changes for you. At the end of this single procedure, you can observe a profound difference in the quality of your smile! (more…)

Receive A Dependable, Attractive Restoration After A Cavity

Cavities do irreversible damage to your tooth structure. If nothing is done to protect the tooth after a cavity was removed, you would face a heightened risk for a new infection, while also having less support from that tooth when you bite and chew. This is why a high quality dental restoration is so important to your long-term oral health. After all, your restoration will need to effectively provide permanent support. Fortunately, your Allen, TX dentist’s office provides dental fillings and dental crowns that can maintain their shape and support over a long period of time. You can also be happy to know that these restorations have the ability to match the look of your tooth structure, so there is no cosmetic issue created by the presence of a filling or crown. (more…)