I have a friend who hired a personal trainer. At one point, this friend fell off the diet-and-exercise bandwagon. Out of embarrassment, she wouldn’t go back to see her trainer. A trainer was exactly what she needed to get back on track, but pride got in the way. That’s when I realized that people who … Continue reading Overdue for a Visit to Your Family Dentist? No Shame, No Judgment
While we’re quick to take note of the many benefits of regular dental exams, one important feature that’s included in the routine exams is the oral cancer screening in our Bedford practice. Early detection and diagnosis leads to early treatment, and your dentist is the first line of defense against oral cancer. April is Oral … Continue reading Watch Your Mouth…for Oral Cancer
The coming of spring means that it’s time to deep clean our homes, unclutter the closets, and scrub the baseboards. But it’s also a great time for some spring dental cleaning as well! If it’s been more than six months, then it’s time to schedule your next teeth cleaning. While we’re at it, let’s take … Continue reading Spring Cleaning — for Your Teeth!
In the US, over 30 percent of adults between 20 and 44 have untreated cavities. You can chalk some of that up to poor brushing or flossing, but many adults never or rarely see a dentist. Infrequent dentist visits can stem from several sources. Many people suffer from some level of dental phobia. They also worry about … Continue reading Dental Decisions: How to Find the Best Dentist in Your Area
Sports are a great way to foster personal development, a strong work ethic, and teamwork. But tough play has its drawbacks, especially if athletes don’t wear a mouthguard. Literally millions of kids have teeth knocked out during youth sports every year, to the tune of more than half a billion dollars in medical costs to … Continue reading Comparing Sports Mouthguards
Teeth need to last a lifetime, but often they don’t make it that far. Prior to implant restoration, missing teeth were replaced by traditional bridges or dentures. Fortunately, our patients have a better option and can get dental implants in Bedford. Regular brushing and flossing can maintain a healthy smile in most, but sometimes, our … Continue reading Dental Implants: The Permanent Solution to Missing Teeth
What’s a root canal, and why do you need one? We hear these questions a lot at our Bedford dental practice, and even though we’d prefer to prevent problems (rather than treat them), it’s great to know that modern root canal procedures are safe and effective treatments we can use whenever they’re needed. Dentists perform … Continue reading Service Spotlight: What Are Root Canals?
Is your smile lacking the luster you’d like to have? Even if you have great oral hygiene now, you might be left with dull, discolored teeth. Your lifestyle and simple aging can sap the brightness right out of your teeth, but it’s not something you have to live with forever. 21st century whitening treatments are … Continue reading Make them Glow: Teeth Whitening in Bedford
After practicing in the Dallas–Fort Worth area for more than twenty years, we’ve noticed there is one technological development that our patients appreciate more than any other—air abrasion. For many, visiting the dentist evokes the classic image of a doctor drilling into a tooth, a thought that even most adults aren’t thrilled about. Even though … Continue reading Air Abrasion: The Dental Drill Alternative