Is It Safe To Put Bite Pressure On My Dental Crown?

When you receive restorative dental work that includes the placement of a dental crown on your tooth, you may wonder how you will be affected in the long run. How strong will your crown be? How long will it last? Can it hold up when I place pressure on it by biting and chewing? Because modern crowns can be made to look so much like regular teeth, you may worry that they are not as durable. What you should know is that life-like crowns are more than just a cosmetic cover – you should be able to enjoy restored dental function. If you have an older crown that is starting to feel uncomfortable, or if you have a problem with a more recently placed crown, talk to your dentist to have the matter addressed. (more…)

Using A Snore Guard To Sleep Peacefully (And Quietly)

Many people may make some noise when they sleep, but a habit of snoring can be disruptive to your partner, and cause you feelings of embarrassment. You might not realize it, but snoring problems may be something your dentist can help you solve. By providing you with a custom snore guard, your dentist can keep your airways clear throughout the night. By targeting the disruption caused by that partial airway blockage, your snore guard will keep your breathing quiet. What you should know is that snoring can be a symptom of sleep apnea. If you have this condition, it can put your health in real jeopardy. While a snore guard can help with cases of obstructive sleep apnea, an alternative approach to care may be needed if you suffer from central sleep apnea. (more…)

Be There For The Windridge Park Dedication May 4

On Friday, May 4, Allen families can enjoy a fun evening outdoors as the city celebrates the opening of Windridge Park! This new park will provide residents with new playground facilities, a covered pavilion, and a basketball hoop, serving as a great new spot for residents to enjoy their days. During the park’s dedication event, the city will be hosting several fun games and activities, and food will be available. While it is intended to give families a new way to be active and outdoors, Windridge will also operate as a creative space. Public art will also be on display, with a mural by San Antonio artist Jon David DeLeon providing a mural for wall bordering the playground. (more…)

Keeping Your Teeth Clean Through Regular Care

Your efforts to defend your smile against cavities should be consistent – after all, oral bacteria never take a holiday! Making sure preventive care in the form of brushing and flossing your teeth is baked into your daily routine will help you make sure your oral health needs are being met. This means ensuring you have time in the morning to clean your teeth before walking out the door and heading to work. It also means carving out time for additional cleaning efforts. Effective brushing and flossing efforts are crucial if you want to avoid an accumulation of tartar, and problems like tooth decay and gum disease. Of course, even if you stay on top of your daily dental health needs, it is still important to make time for routine dental exams. (more…)

Count On Discreet, Durable Support From A Modern Filling

No one wants to find out that they need restorative dental work. With that said, you can feel relief knowing that your dentist can offer discreet, effective support using modern dental materials. When you need a filling placed after a cavity, composite resin will be used to fill the absence left behind by decay. Your composite resin filling can match the color and texture of your enamel, so you will not need to worry about it distracting people from the rest of your smile. This material is also durable, so it can provide valuable protection for many years. In addition to placing a composite filling to address a cavity, your dentist can replace an older filling that is no longer effectively providing protection. (more…)

Why Can’t I Take Care Of Tartar On My Own?

You can remove plaque from your smile every time you brush your teeth, and you can remove the substance from those hard-to-reach areas between teeth when you floss. By keeping your teeth clean, you can avoid cavities, gum disease, and the accumulation of tartar. Unfortunately, when any of these problems form, it will call for professional dental care. While a tooth affected by a cavity will need restorative dental care, your hygienist is able to remove tartar during a professional dental cleaning. This is one reason regular dental exams are so important – while you are unable to clear away tartar by brushing and flossing, your hygienist can take care of the problem before it causes issues with your smile. (more…)

Enjoy A Night Hike At Bethany Lakes Park April 21

You can enjoy the sights and sounds of Bethany Lakes Park at night when you take part in Allen’s Night Hike on Saturday, April 21. During this evening event, the park will provide guests with a guided tour through the area, with special attention paid to the nocturnal animals in the area, and how their behavior after dusk differs from the daytime. This is a great way to enjoy a family outing, and to take a closer look at nature, while still remaining in Allen. There is a $5 fee to take part in this hike, and children under the age of twelve will need to be accompanied by an adult.  (more…)

Quiz: Addressing And Avoiding Teeth Stains

A bright, white smile can give you confidence, and make you feel great about how you look. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to stop the slow buildup of teeth stains that can leave a person’s smile dull or discolored. Smart preventive care habits can help. Make sure you brush your teeth after eating, and drink water to help flush away particles that might stick to your enamel, and create stains. If you have already noticed stains building up, you may be interested in a professional whitening procedure. Through a whitening treatment, you can improve the color of your smile by many shades! If you have different issues affecting your smile, you can talk to your dentist about an alternative cosmetic dental treatment. (more…)

What Can Happen If A Cavity Goes Untreated?

Cavity treatments will differ, as decay can call for different approaches depending on the state of your tooth. With that said, your dentist’s general goal is to remove all traces of decayed tissue, and to make sure your tooth is supported enough to bite and chew comfortably, and avoid future infection. Having restorative dental treatment performed while the cavity is in its early stages means saving more of your tooth. However, if you continue to put off treatment, bacteria can actually continue spreading, and cause problems for your jawbone, and even other teeth. If you wait too long, you may reach a point where even a root canal procedure is unable to save your tooth from being lost. (more…)

3 Questions You Might Have About Porcelain Veneers

Through cosmetic dental work, your dentist can effectively transform your smile, and give you a major confidence boost. Many people who are interested in making real esthetic improvements will find that porcelain veneers make it possible to see remarkable changes. Veneers have become popular because they are able to improve a range of different issues with just one procedure. You may be excited by how veneers can change how you look, but that does not mean you will not have questions. Because veneers are permanently placed on teeth, you may worry about how long they last, or how easy it is to maintain their appearance. Veneers are constructed to be durable, and they can stay in great shape for many years with smart routine care. If you have questions about how veneers will affect you specifically, you can arrange a consultation with your dentist. (more…)