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8 Amazing Facts About Invisalign That You Didn't Know Oct 8th, 2020

According to recent studies, more and more adult Americans are seeking orthodontic treatment for crowded teeth or teeth with spaces and gaps. However, braces can be a challenge for many adults who don’t want their treatment to be as visible as is common with the traditional braces of the younger...

The Basics of Wisdom Tooth Extraction Aug 26th, 2020

Wisdom tooth extraction in Plano is something that you likely put off until it’s absolutely necessary. The majority of patients need to get their wisdom teeth removed because they overcrowd the teeth, potentially impacting the other teeth in your mouth. Overall discomfort is another reason that many people call us...

When Is It Time To Get Your Teeth Professionally Whitened? Jul 30th, 2020

Are you unhappy with the current color of your teeth? Are your at-home whitening strips not providing the results you need? It’s no secret that a brighter smile can significantly impact your self-confidence. At Lone Star Dental Care, we take pride in professionally whitening your teeth. After all, what’s the...

How Oral Health Impacts Your Overall Health Jun 29th, 2020

They say your eyes are a window to your soul, but did you know that your oral health is a window to your overall health? Cutting your oral health routine short will likely have a domino effect on your overall health. Our dentist serving Plano and surrounding areas are here...

Child’s Oral Health Care Sep 30th, 2019

I believe that all, pediatric dentists are super heroes but, unfortunately, we were not given the power of X-ray vision! Parents will often ask why we recommend their child, with a healthy and beautiful smile, have X-rays taken of their teeth. The explanation is simple! There are many parts of a tooth...

Wisdom Teeth Survival Guide Sep 1st, 2019

The phrase “wisdom teeth” does not have the best reputation, as most associate them with having surgery, not actual wisdom. Though some are able to go without ever having them removed, many must get one to four removed. Wisdom teeth crop up in about 90 percent of people, and many...

Straightening Your Teeth With Invisalign Aug 20th, 2019

There is nothing new about orthodontics, patients have been using conventional metal braces for years to straighten and realign their teeth. What is new is Invisalign, a method that arrives at the same results but does it virtually invisibly. Lone Star Dental Care is a wonderful new approach to straightening crooked teeth,...

6 Things a Dental Cleaning Can Do For You Jul 22nd, 2019

6 Things a Dental Cleaning Can Do For You Prevent cavities: The whitish film that builds up on your teeth is called plaque and is the leading cause of tooth decay. This acidic substance eats away at the tooth enamel and, if left unattended, can lead to cavities. Plaque can be...

Important Things To Know About Invisalign Jun 26th, 2019

Invisalign is a great option whether you have mild or severe dental problems because it can help fix bite issues—including underbine, open bite, cross bite and more—and diminish gaps and overcrowding. You can contact Lone Star Dental Care if you are interested in Invisalign in Frisco, and schedule a consultation...

Help Us Collect Items For Frisco Family Services!!!! Jun 21st, 2019

We will be helping collect items for the children in our community for back to school. Please join us. We will have a collection box in our office where you can drop off items!

10 Facts Our Dentists Want You To Know Jun 11th, 2019

10 Facts Our Dentists Want You to Know These facts give you great insight on maintaining good dental care and preventing serious dental problems, everybody should take advantage and do the following. 1 Brushing Your Teeth Twice a Day Helps to Keep the Cavities Away When you brush your teeth...

Memorial Day Cook Out Tips and Recipes May 20th, 2019

Is it possible to eat healthy foods with Memorial Day coming up on May 27th? It’s time to think about how we are going to honor our brave troops while spending time with family this honorable holiday. Many Memorial Day celebrations involve cookouts with family and friends, but some of...

Are You Staining Your Teeth While You Drink? May 10th, 2019

Whitening your teeth is a way to gain a brighter and whiter smile. But, have you ever thought of preventative measures to keep your teeth white without a whitening program? There are a handful of drinks you should avoid because they stain your teeth. Check out what to stay away...

Happy Mother’s Day! May 5th, 2019

Happy Mother’s Day from Lone Star Dental care Dentistry. Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate motherhood. On this day, we show our love and gratefulness to our mothers in many ways: gifts, flowers, candy, some extra TLC, and of course a great Mother’s Day special. Mother’s Day is celebrated...

How Dental Implants Save Smiles May 2nd, 2019

When it comes to replacing a lost tooth (or several lost teeth), dental implants are often the most beneficial restorative option. However, many patients don’t realize that what dental implants do for your oral health extend beyond replacing what you can see. As implants, the small titanium root devices are designed to...

Watching Out for Dental Health Threats Apr 29th, 2019

While an unsightly smile and bad breath are certainly less than ideal indicators of poor dental health, the risks associated with neglecting your oral hygiene are much more serious than cosmetic concerns. In fact, diabetes, heart and lung disease, stroke and dementia are just a few of the potential outcomes of poor...

MAY The FLOSS Be With You! Apr 23rd, 2019

Star Wars Day Is Approaching Us!  Are you ready for the force to awaken? How about the floss? Either way, we want to make sure all those Star Wars fans get the most out of this celebration that happens once a year! We’ve decided to spruce it up a notch...

February Is National Children’s Dental Month Feb 12th, 2019

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and the American Dental Association is asking people to “Defeat Monster Mouth.” This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, health care providers and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and...

Brush Tips for Toddlers from the Tooth Fairy Feb 5th, 2019

 Choose a small, child-sized, soft-bristled toothbrush. Soaking the brush in warm water for a few minutes before brushing will soften the bristles.  Both the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend using an amount of fluoride toothpaste the size of a grain of rice as soon as your baby’s...

Check Out The STARS!!!! Feb 1st, 2019

Frisco Starfest 8000 McKinney Road Frisco, TX 75034 Texas Astronomical Society holds one monthly Star Parties where members and guests can get together to observe and educate others about the night sky. Look at planets, stars and other celestial wonders at Frisco Starfest, taking place the second Saturday of each...

Fluoride & Floss Jan 24th, 2019

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! This year’s slogan hits two very important concepts for keeping our kids’ dental health in tip-top shape. The 2018 slogan is: “Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and clean between your teeth for a healthy smile.” Yes, it’s a no-brainer to say, but...

New Year? New You? Jan 15th, 2019

Did you know that the practice of making New Year’s resolutions began almost 4,000 years ago? Ancient Babylonians, when their new year came around, made a promise to the gods that they would pay all debts and return anything they borrowed. Today, it’s still a very common practice, whether you’re successful...

Dental Holiday Gift Ideas!!!! Dec 15th, 2018

Racked for gift ideas this season? Fear not, because we’ve got some great ones for you. And we think they’re great because they’re all … dental-related! If your little one has a tough time in the dental chair, or if they despise their daily dental health routine, these toys can...

FSA 101 Dec 10th, 2018

Maximize your FSA so you don’t lose any of that money when the year comes to an end. Ding ding ding! Your time is coming up! If you have money set aside in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), but have no clue what your current balance is, now’s the time...

Christmas at The Star in Frisco (2nd Annual) Dec 6th, 2018

When:Saturday, Dec 15th, 2018 Time:6 pm Cost: Free admission and parking Where: One Cowboys Way, Frisco TX 2nd Annual Christmas at The Star Event Details: Taking place at The Star in Frisco, this event gives fans an opportunity to enjoy free, family-friendly events throughout the holiday season including the Christmas...

Understand Root Canals Dec 5th, 2018

When you hear the term “root canal,” does your mind start playing some tune from a horror movie? Well, we hope we can sort out the truth about root canals so you know they’re not that scary. In fact, the procedure causes no more pain than a filling. Let’s give you the...

Our Team of Registered Dental Assistants Dec 1st, 2018

Meet our outstanding back office team. Our registered dental assistants have spent hours upon hours training one on one with our doctors learning how to provide excellent care to our patients. Your dental fears can be put at ease knowing that you truly are in the best hands. Ariel, Haley,...

Overcoming Dental Fears Nov 24th, 2018

Dentistry has come a long way over the years. Can you imagine undergoing an extraction in ancient times with no anesthesia and unsterilized tools? Luckily, we live in the right century when it comes to having a positive experience at the dentist.   But no matter the times we live...

Saving Dental Implants With LANAP! Nov 16th, 2018

Proven Success for Saving Implants The LAPIP protocol is the only patient-friendly, predictable solution for ailing implants. Studies indicate 95% of the failing implants treated with the LAPIP protocol have reintegrated in the pocket and stabilized with bone growth of 3-8 threads. Because no resection or reflection of a vertically...

Fall Staff Photos Nov 15th, 2018

After we had our amazing staff Thanksgiving lunch together we decided to take some staff photos! We added some amazing individuals to our team. We are proud lucky to have a team full of talent. Here is one of our favorite photos!!!!

Christmas In The Square Nov 14th, 2018

Experience Christmas in the Square Frisco Square Property Owners Association, and in partnership with the City of Frisco and NBC5 presents the largest choreographed holiday lights and music show in North Texas. Christmas in the Square returns for its 14th year, full of established favorites and new surprises. Christmas in the...

North Texas Turkey Trot!!! Nov 8th, 2018

This is the 8th year for the popular and growing family event on Thanksgiving Day in Frisco. The event offers a 10K trot, 5K trot, and a Miracle Mile for kids. Join thousands of participants who celebrate the holiday with grandparents, relatives, friends and their youngest who we look to...

Visiting Our Office When You Are Pregnant Nov 5th, 2018

Pregnant mamas have a lot on their plate. Between doctor visits, preparing for little one’s arrival, and managing pregnancy symptoms, scheduling a routine dental visit may not seem like a priority. Plus – you might be concerned about whether it’s safe to visit the dentist.   Well, we’re here to...

Local Halloween Festivities in Frisco Oct 15th, 2018

This October, take a blast to the past and beyond at the hottest Halloween extravaganza in North Texas, Saturday, October 27, at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. And for the first time ever, journey through the National Soccer Hall of Fame, where you can partake...

The Difference Between Crowns and Fillings Oct 11th, 2018

It’s normal to be confused about dental terminology. Unless you’re in the profession yourself, it can be easier to smile and nod while in the chair than ask about all the ins and outs of any procedure recommended to you. If you’ve always been curious, however, about the difference between...

LANAP Sep 26th, 2018

What Is LANAP and What to Expect After the Procedure Do you have an LANAP (laser-assisted new attachment procedure) scheduled, or has your dental professional talked to you about having this treatment done? If yes, you are probably wondering what to expect during the procedure and after. What exactly is...

Trick Or Treat The Square Aug 22nd, 2018

It may seem like it’s been around for months because Halloween decorations and aisles of candy start showing up in stores in September, but Halloween is here now. You and your family have probably already picked out your costumes. Have you set up your route for trick-or-treating? If you are...

Dealing With Your Dental Anxiety Aug 15th, 2018

If you get goosebumps just thinking about setting a dental appointment, you may have dental anxiety. You are not alone if you suffer from this fear. Many Americans suffer from this nervousness about going to the dentist. Some people even have a full fear over it known as odontophobia. Dental anxiety can...

What Are Some Types Of Periodontal Maintenance? Aug 1st, 2018

Gum disease is a very common chronic disease among American adults. In the early stage of gum disease, known as gingivitis, early treatment can stop it from 1progressing into something serious or it may even reverse the disease. Once gum disease is present, periodontal maintenance keeps the disease from advancing further. In...

How Does Osseous Surgery Help With Gum Disease? Jul 20th, 2018

In the early stages, gum disease can be treated and even reversed, if caught in time. If left without treatment, periodontal disease can get very serious and cause a lot of problems for your oral health. Advanced gum disease wreaks havoc not only on your gum tissue, but on the...

Frisco Book Fest Jul 11th, 2018

The Frisco Book Fest is a festival for both readers and local writers. On Saturday, November 4th from at the Frisco Public Library, guests will have a chance to talk to local authors and illustrators. The festival will include author panels. Attendees of the event will get to learn more...

Root Canal Therapy Can Save Your Tooth Jul 6th, 2018

When dealing with tooth decay, it is important to treat it early to stop it from progressing into something serious. Without treatment, tooth decay can deepen within a tooth to the point where you may need to extract the tooth completely. At earlier stages of tooth decay, treatment can stop the...

When Do I Choose Porcelain Veneers? Jun 29th, 2018

Some cosmetic issues with your smile may not make you feel self-conscious. Maybe you have a small gap in your front teeth that gives you some pride in your smile. If you have a healthy smile that makes you feel confident, you already have a perfect smile. When your smile...

Frisco Fireworks Extravaganza Jun 25th, 2018

Fireworks Extravaganza Enjoy the Show Top off your night on Wednesday, July 4th with the star of Frisco Freedom Fest, the Fireworks Extravaganza. Join us at approximately 9:30 p.m. (after the conclusion of the FC Dallas match) for one of the largest fireworks finales in all of North Texas! This year’s 20 minute show will...

How Do You Remove Teeth Stains? Jun 24th, 2018

When you see your smile in pictures or in the mirror, how do you feel? If you feel embarrassed due to discoloration, then give us a call! As dental professionals, we can offer solutions to discoloration with professional Teeth Whitening. We can remove teeth stains and help you obtain a smile...

Looking For Fun Events? Jun 18th, 2018

18With the holiday season growing near, there will soon be plenty of events and festivities to take part in. In today’s blog, we would like to highlight a few fun November events coming up. In addition, remember that if you want to greet the holidays with a brighter smile, we...

Restore Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers Jun 14th, 2018

Some flaws in your smile make you feel special and unique. Maybe you have a small gap in your front teeth that makes you feel like you have a signature look. If you have a smile with these types of flaws, then they are not flaws. As long as your...

Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth May 17th, 2018

Wisdom teeth are something most people have to deal with at some point. Listed below are a few symptoms that patients often complain about:  Red or swollen gums  Tender or bleeding gums  Jaw pain  Swelling around the jaw  Bad breath  An unpleasant taste in your mouth  Difficulty opening your mouth Many...

Preventing A Necessary Extraction Oct 20th, 2017

Many major dental procedures can be prevented by maintaining good oral health or by treating problems early. A dental extraction is no different. There are some cases when a dental extraction would not have been able to be avoided, but many extraction scenarios could have been prevented. A common cause...

Why Do I Need To See My Dentist Twice A Year? Oct 18th, 2017

You know the recommendations: brush and floss your teeth twice a day, drink eight glasses of water, and visit your dentist at least every six months. Following these recommendations are good your health and your oral health. But why? Visiting your dentist twice a year allows for two main things:...

Important Reasons To Replace A Missing Tooth Oct 15th, 2017

Losing a tooth as an adult is not fun. It usually is the result of some sort of bad experience, and it usually does not come along with a fun visit from the Tooth Fairy. Unless the tooth was extracted because of overcrowding or because it was a problematic wisdom...

14th Annual Lone Star Storytelling Festival Oct 13th, 2017

If you are looking for a community event that showcases the heart of your local Texans and some nationally renowned storytellers, look no further. The 14th Annual Lone Star Storytelling Festival features honest stories filled with humor and heart. The event takes place over two days, Friday and Saturday, October 13th and...

Can Cosmetic Bonding Restore My Smile? Oct 11th, 2017

If in the recent years, you have had a cavity treated with a filling, chances are the filling was a tooth-colored material instead of amalgam metal. Did you know that the composite resin material used in a tooth-colored filling is the same material used for cosmetic bonding? Cosmetic bonding is...

Time For A Dazzling Bright Smile? Oct 9th, 2017

When considering a refresh for your smile, a whitening treatment is usually the simplest way to go. Whitening treatments can be non-invasive, while also providing dramatic results to give you a dazzling brighter smile. When you are looking to treat yourself for no reason or maybe you have a big...

Protecting Your Family’s Smile This Fall Oct 6th, 2017

Autumn marks the season where treats roll in that typically don’t end until January’s resolutions kick in. Sugary pumpkin lattes, apple ciders, and fried food at a fair are just the beginning. Halloween is a whole holiday almost completely devoted to candy. How do you protect your smile and the...

Time For The Texas State Fair Oct 4th, 2017

You know it’s fall when the Texas State Fair opens. Have you been yet this year? The 2017 theme of this year’s Fair is “Celebrating Texans.” This year marks the 100th anniversary of America entering the first World War, and the Texas State Fair will have special events and exhibits to...

Insecure About A Gummy Smile? Oct 2nd, 2017

When the appearance of your mouth makes you feel insecure, you may find yourself hiding your smile. Studies show that smiling can actually improve your mood. To keep you feeling confident and to keep your mood boosted, you should have a smile that you feel proud of. Issues with your...

The Benefits Of Zirconia Dental Crowns Sep 27th, 2017

Dental crowns are commonly used to protect a fragile tooth, replace a missing tooth, or anchor a replacement like a bridge. A crown can restore a broken or treated tooth back to the stable strength it once had. A crown can sit atop a dental implant to replace an extracted...

The Big Orange Pumpkin Farm Sep 25th, 2017

Autumn has officially begun. While it may still feel like summer in North Texas, September 21st marks the first day of fall. Pumpkin spice drinks and treats have been released, and it is time to celebrate the new season. Soon (fingers crossed!) the temperature will drop, and it will feel...

Are There Different Types Of Teeth Stains? Sep 22nd, 2017

Discoloration of your teeth may make you feel self-conscious or less confident about your smile. You may have tried all different ways to whiten your smile or you may have even tried changing your lifestyle to limit the causes of discoloration. If you have had these kinds of frustrations, you...

Upgrading Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry Sep 20th, 2017

There is no such thing as a one-size fits all perfect smile. A perfect smile is the one that is perfect for you by making you feel confident. Your smile should not make you feel self-conscious to laugh or say cheese with a full smile in pictures. If you find...

Stress And The Effects On Your Smile Sep 18th, 2017

Stress is very common among adult Americans, and sadly even common among adolescents and children. With stress, there are times in your life will stressful moment after stressful moment will come in waves. Many people have different techniques for managing their stress; techniques like yoga, meditation, vacations, stress balls, exercising,...

5th Annual Collin County Home & Garden Show Sep 15th, 2017

This weekend, more than 250 exhibitors will fill the Allen Event Center (AEC) for the Collin County Home and Garden Show. This is the fifth year for the event that brings together landscapers, contractors, designers, and homeowners. Attendees are encouraged to bring photos of their yards, as well as the...

How Does Root Canal Therapy Save Your Tooth? Sep 13th, 2017

Tooth decay and gum disease are both chronic, progressive diseases. A progressive disease is one that progresses, worsens, or spreads until it is treated. Tooth decay, in particular, can progress so deeply within a tooth that the only option to stop the pain and spread of the disease is a dental extraction....

Why Do We Remove Wisdom Teeth? Sep 11th, 2017

Wisdom teeth are also known as third molars because they come in later in life after the second permanent molars. Wisdom teeth do not always cause issues, and sometimes they may be okay to remain in the mouth. Most of the time, however, wisdom teeth need to be removed to...

Options To Treat Periodontal Disease Sep 8th, 2017

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is the inflammation of the gums that can progress to affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. The three stages of gum disease are gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis, in order of severity. Periodontal disease is incredibly common, and at the advanced stages,...

Frisco’s First Multicultural Festival Sep 6th, 2017

According to Global Village Frisco, the citizens of the city speak over 67 different languages. To celebrate the truly perse city, the first ever Multicultural Festival is being held this weekend in Frisco, Texas. The event is free and appropriate for the entire family. The festival will feature approximately 70 booths celebrating...

3 Ways You Can Better Protect Your Smile Against Cavities Sep 4th, 2017

Cavities are a well-known concern, and people can claim awareness of how they are formed, and how they can be prevented. Unfortunately, even though you may think of this as common knowledge, many people still find themselves coming in for restorative care because of decay. Reinforcing smart preventive dental care...

Rescue Your Tooth With A Filling Sep 1st, 2017

Most cavities can be prevented with good oral hygiene. But life happens and so do cavities. Even with the most vigilant of oral hygiene, tooth decay can find a way to wreak havoc on the health of your teeth. Some people are genetically more prone to tooth decay or some...

Early Treatment Is Key To A Healthy Smile Aug 30th, 2017

The most important key to unlocking a healthy smile is preventing problems with your teeth and gums before they arise. Both gum disease and tooth decay are among the most common chronic conditions affecting Americans; both can be prevented. While there are certain oral health problems that may not be...

When Is Extraction Necessary? Aug 28th, 2017

Most serious dental issues are preventable by maintaining good oral hygiene and regular visits with your dentist. Visiting your dentist every six months allows for a thorough exam and professional cleanings. Thorough exams will allow for most issues to be diagnosed early enough for treatment. Tooth decay and gum disease...

The How And Why Of Replacing A Lost Tooth Aug 25th, 2017

Losing a tooth can be a traumatic experience, especially when it happens as an adult. When you are a child, the experience is usually capped off by a visit from the Tooth Fairy and some money under your pillow. When you are an adult, there is no such luck. With...

The Importance Of Professional Cleanings Aug 23rd, 2017

Even if you are vigilantly brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day (especially before bed), you may still have some tartar and plaque buildup. A professional cleaning can make sure that any calcified particles are removed from your teeth. It can reach places that you may be missing during...

Bark In The Park Aug 21st, 2017

The Frisco RoughRiders minor league baseball team are bringing back Bark In The Park for their 2017 season. Bark In The Park nights are when baseball fans can bring their dogs to the ballpark for fun, games, and dog-related activities. The first 500 dogs to attend the game will receive some doggy...

Are You Grinding Your Teeth At Night? Aug 17th, 2017

Do you wake up with a headache almost every morning? Do you wake up with a sore jaw or teeth? Do you notice yourself clenching your jaw throughout the day? Are your teeth more sensitive than they used to be? If you answered yes to one or more of these...

Updating Your Smile With Cosmetic Gum Surgery Aug 16th, 2017

Several gum issues cause serious issues to your oral and overall health, such as advanced periodontal disease. But some gum issues may only affect your appearance like a ‘gummy smile.’ A ‘gummy smile’ refers to a smile that has a disproportionate amount of gums covering the teeth. If you have...

What Is Osseous Surgery? Aug 13th, 2017

Osseous surgery is a type of periodontal procedure where the damaged bone around the tooth is removed or recontoured. Osseous surgery may become necessary if gum disease advances so far that it causes damage to the bones. Gum disease is often preventable and is usually always treatable. If caught and treated early...

Flight Museum’s Solar Eclipse Watch Party Aug 11th, 2017

A very rare and special astronomical event will happen on August 21st: a total solar eclipse. The year 1979 was the last time that a total solar eclipse happened over this much of the United States. A total solar eclipse is the moment when the sun, the moon, and earth...

Spotlight On Gum Recession Aug 9th, 2017

The Pinhole Surgical Technique® or PST is designed to treat gum recession. Your gums are extremely important to both the health of your mouth and the health of your entire body. Healthy gums promote strong teeth. Unhealthy gums can leave your teeth susceptible to loss. Infections or inflammation in the...

Getting Wise About Wisdom Teeth Aug 7th, 2017

Your permanent teeth start to erupt or emerge from your gums during your childhood, adolescence, and into adulthood. The front teeth emerge earliest while the molars are last. Your third molars are usually last to arrive in your mouth. Third molars are also known as wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth emerge...

Root Canal Therapy Spells Relief Aug 4th, 2017

When left untreated, a cavity can progress and deepen into the inner pulp of your tooth. By the time the decay reaches this part of your tooth, it cause infection and severe pain. Root canal therapy can be necessary to eliminate the infection. The root canal therapy will also relieve the pain....

Summer Dive-In Movies Aug 2nd, 2017

Summer is almost over, and it’s nearly time to go back to school. If you and your family are looking for something fun to do together to keep the summer going, check out the Summer Dive-In Movies at the Frisco Water Park at the Frisco Athletic Center. Spend your Friday...

Ways To Deal With Dental Anxiety Jul 31st, 2017

If you get nervous just thinking about going to the dentist, you are not alone. Dental anxiety is very common. Fear over going to the dentist can actually prevent many people from following through with an appointment. Dental anxiety can keep you from maintaining routine checkups and regular treatment, which...

Treat Gum Disease Before It Affects Your Health Jul 28th, 2017

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), nearly half of all Americans over the age of 30 have some form of periodontal or gum disease. The majority (70.1%) of adults over the age of 65 have gum disease. Gum disease has been linked to an increased risk in heart...

Preventing Cavities With A Bedtime Routine Jul 26th, 2017

Prevention is the most important part of oral health. Most major dental problems can be prevented with good oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist. Regular visits include cleanings and check-ups with your dentist every six months. It also means checking in with your dentist when you notice any changes...

Visit The Frisco Farmers Market Jul 24th, 2017

A farmers market is a great way to shop locally sourced foods and products directly from those who grow and craft them. The Frisco Rotary Farmers Market was originally founded in 2007 by the Frisco Noon Lions Club. It is currently managed by the Rotary Club of Frisco. The market...

How Do You Treat Gum Disease? Jul 20th, 2017

According to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, half of adults over the age of 35 suffer from some form of periodontal disease. Without treatment, gum disease can lead to painful symptoms and in the advanced stages, a higher risk of tooth loss. How do we treat...

Maintaining Oral Health Q&A Jul 19th, 2017

Attending regular checkups and cleanings at least every six months with your dentist is a vital part of maintaining your oral health. You also should make sure that you’re doing everything you can to keep your smile healthy between these visits. How do you maintain your oral health between visits?...

Invest In Your Children’s Oral Health Jul 16th, 2017

Establishing good oral health care habits early is positively vital for your child’s smile. The health of their baby teeth can have a huge effect on their adult teeth. Teaching the importance of this habit to children can be difficult. How can you make it fun and help your kids...

Enjoy Camp Games & Trains Jul 14th, 2017

The National Videogame Museum and the Museum of the American Railroad have teamed up to offer a brand new summer camp for middle school children in North Texas. Titled Camp Games & Trains, the weekly camps provide children entering grades sixth through eighth with hands-on opportunities to explore the videogame and railroad industries. Camps take place...

3 Ways Your Dentist Can Treat Gum Disease Jul 11th, 2017

Gum disease is a bully of an oral health issue. It can infect your teeth’s root structure, cause your gums to recede, and even eat away at your jaw bone. Symptoms of gum disease include inflamed gum tissue that bleeds easily when you brush or floss, receding gum line, and...

How Can I Get More Fluoride? Jul 10th, 2017

Fluoride is a vital part of keeping your smile healthy. You get it from your toothpaste, but there are other ways to get it and keep your teeth healthy. The government has been putting fluoride in our public water supplies for over seventy years now, which has helped strengthen the...

See The Sights At Frisco Starfest Jul 5th, 2017

Space… The final frontier, a location where all the best movies seem to take place in, and somewhere that holds an infinite amount of beauty. It seems there’s always new information to be found from the void that surrounds us, and yet there’s still so much mystery. It’s a truly...

How You Can Keep Your Smile Cavity Free Jul 3rd, 2017

Cavities can be a bear to deal with. They can quickly do a massive amount of damage to your oral health. When your tooth’s protective layer (enamel) has been worn down, bad bacteria such as plaque and tartar can begin to hollow out your tooth. This can cause your tooth’s...

Halitosis Q&A Jun 30th, 2017

Do you regularly feel self-conscious about your breath? Are you tired of people slowly backing away from you during conversations? Are you tired of being too afraid to make a move on that cutie across the bar because you know how bad your breath is? You’re not alone. In fact,...

Baby Oral Health Q&A Jun 27th, 2017

If you’ve just recently brought a baby into the world, have a baby on the way, or are thinking about having one, there’s quite a bit of information you need to know about their dental health. Making sure that they have healthy and happy baby teeth now will help ensure...

Celebrate At Frisco Freedom Fest Jun 26th, 2017

July 4th is right around the corner, which means barbecues, fireworks, and fun with family and friends. Starting Monday, July 3rd, the city of Frisco will be holding fun events throughout the city that everyone can enjoy. There will be loads of great food for everyone to eat, live music for...

What Happens When My Wisdom Teeth Come In? Jun 22nd, 2017

“With time comes wisdom” is typically a phrase you hear and feel heartened by, knowing that with life experience comes knowledge. Sadly though, another thing that tends to come with age is wisdom teeth. These are the last set of molars that can erupt at the ends of your dental...

Can I Prevent Oral Issues From Developing? Jun 21st, 2017

You could maintain the most diligent and excellent oral health care routine at home: brushing and flossing twice a day, rinsing your mouth after every meal, etc. etc.; there are still issues that can arise that you may miss. These can leave your smile vulnerable to problems such as cavities...

Watch The 2017 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game Jun 19th, 2017

Each year, Dallas Mavericks superstar Dirk Nowitzki, along with more than a dozen other athletes and celebrities, return to Dr Pepper Ballpark to compete in Dirk Nowitzki’s Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game. The game benefits the charities of the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation and the Heroes Foundation. The Heroes Foundation provides Dallas...

How To Maintain Your Oral Health Between Visits Jun 16th, 2017

Scheduling regular checkups and cleanings at least every six months with your dentist is a vital part of maintaining your oral health. You also need to make sure that you’re doing everything you can to keep your smile healthy between visits. How do you maintain your oral health between visits?...

Children’s Oral Health Q&A Jun 13th, 2017

Establishing good oral health care habits early is important for your child’s smile. The health of their baby teeth can have a profound effect on their adult teeth. Teaching the importance of this habit to children can be difficult. How can you make it fun and help your kids brush...

3 Options To Treat Your Gum Disease Jun 12th, 2017

Gum disease is a nasty oral health issue. It can cause your gums to recede, infect your teeth’s root structure, and even eat away at your jaw bone. Symptoms of gum disease include inflamed gum tissue that bleeds easily when you brush or floss, receding gum line, and increased tooth...

Discover Fun At Sci-Tech Summer Camps Jun 8th, 2017

Starting June 12th and recurring every Monday through Friday until June 30th, bring your kids to the Sci-Tech Discovery Center located on 8004 Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX for some mind-expanding fun for the family. Every day runs from 9am until 4pm. Every week explores different scientific themes using interactive activities and experiments...

Bad Breath Q&A Jun 4th, 2017

We’ve all experienced this: you just had a big tasty meal full of garlic, onions, and other delicious ingredients that also tend to make your breath a little more pungent than you would like and now you have a big work party you need to get to that’s going to...

How To Avoid Developing Cavities Jun 2nd, 2017

Cavities are a bear to deal with. They can do a ton of damage to your oral health quickly. When your tooth’s protective layer (enamel) has been completely worn down, bad bacteria such as plaque and tartar can begin to hollow out your tooth. This can cause your tooth’s structure...

Just A Few Of Preventive Dentistry’s Benefits May 31st, 2017

No matter how great of an oral health care routine you are keeping at home: brushing and flossing at least twice a day, rinsing your mouth after every meal, so on and so on; there are still issues that you can miss that can leave you vulnerable to problems such...

Don’t Let Wisdom Teeth Harm Your Smile May 25th, 2017

“With time comes wisdom” is typically a phrase you hear and feel heartened by, knowing that with life experience comes knowledge. Sadly though, another thing that typically comes with age is wisdom teeth. These are the last set of molars that can erupt at the ends of your dental ridges....

How To Overcome The Effects Of Gum Disease May 24th, 2017

The effects of gum disease can eat away at your tooth’s support structures over time through jaw bone degradation and tissue inflammation. Without this bone and tissue surrounding your tooth, it is left susceptible to further damage and possibly can become totally lost. This can lead to more and more...

3 Preventive Services That Can Save Your Smile May 21st, 2017

No matter how diligent and excellent of an oral health care routine you are keeping at home: brushing and flossing twice a day, rinsing your mouth after every meal, etc. etc. there are still issues that can arise that you might miss. These can leave you vulnerable to problems such...

Enjoy Music In The Square This Summer May 18th, 2017

Summer is a fantastic time of year. The weather is warm, all the plants are green and blooming, and it seems like there’s always a special event going on. One of these special occasions is the Music in the Square event happening in Frisco, TX starting June 2nd and recurring every...

Help Your Smile Stay Fresh This Summer May 17th, 2017

Summer is a time for everyone to let loose and enjoy the great outdoors. From pool parties, Fourth of July barbecues, and trips to the beach, there are a number of times where you’re going to want to have your smile look (and smell) its best. What can you do...

3 Tips To Help Your Children Brush Better May 14th, 2017

Establishing good brushing habits early is important for your children’s oral health. The health of their baby teeth can have a profound effect on their adult teeth. Instilling the importance of this habit to children can be difficult. How can you make it fun and help your kids brush better?...

Avoid Scalpels And Treat Your Receding Gums May 12th, 2017

Are you suffering from receding gum tissue? Gum recession can be a symptom of a number of problems such as grinding your teeth, gum disease, or as a result of brushing your teeth too hard. Receded gum tissue can lead to further issues, including tooth loss and damage to your...

Visit Frisco Rotary Farmers Market May 9th, 2017

Occurring every Saturday from May 6th until October 21st, you can pay a visit to the Frisco Farmers Market, which is located on 4th Street in Historic Downtown Frisco, just between Main and Elm Streets. Founded in 2007, the Frisco Farmers Market continues to grow in popularity. Produced by the...

Why Schedule Checkups & Cleanings Regularly? May 5th, 2017

Many people believe it’s a waste of time and money to schedule regular preventive dentistry visits with their dentist. That thought could not be further from the truth. Why should you schedule checkups and cleanings regularly? Scheduling routine checkups and cleanings with your dentist is not only great for your oral health;...

Go Wild At Off The Rails Country Music Fest May 3rd, 2017

Texas is well known for several things; the biggest being country music, barbecue, and square dancing. Starting May 6th at the Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX, the Off The Rails Country Music Fest will include all those things along with much more. Pop on your best pair of cowboy boots, strap...

Lower Your Risk Of Cavities With These Tips Apr 30th, 2017

Cavities are no walk in the park. They’re quite the opposite in fact. When your tooth’s protective layer (enamel) has been completely worn down, bad bacteria such as plaque and tartar can begin to hollow out your tooth. This can leave your tooth’s structure compromised. If this happens to you,...

Preventing Gum Disease with Regular Checkups & Cleanings Apr 27th, 2017

Every day, your goal should be to keep food particles and the oral bacteria that feed on them (which combine to form dental plaque) off of your teeth. You can mostly accomplish this with responsible snacking habits and brushing/flossing your teeth at least twice a day, but some hard-to-reach plaque...

FAQs: Who Qualifies For Dental Implants? Apr 25th, 2017

Have you lost one or more of your teeth? If so, you understand how embarrassing tooth loss can be. However, you may not realize yet how this could impact your smile. Complications of tooth loss include misalignment, difficulty eating, and even an aged appearance due to facial collapse. Fortunately, we...

Celebrate Diversity At The Multicultural Fest Apr 24th, 2017

Don’t miss Frisco’s very first Multicultural Festival on April 29th at the Frisco Square! The event will be free and open to the public. This festival will almost certainly be fun for the entire family and will include interactive cultural booths (including crafting activities), a diverse variety of foods, unique performances...

Why You Need Preventive Dentistry Apr 20th, 2017

No matter how excellent of an oral health care routine you are keeping at home: brushing and flossing twice a day, rinsing your mouth after every meal, etc. etc. there are still issues you might miss that can leave you vulnerable to problems such as cavities and gingivitis. Scheduling regular...

How You Can Recover From Gum Disease Apr 19th, 2017

Gum disease can wear down your tooth’s support structures over time through jaw bone degradation and tissue inflammation. Without these tissues and bone surrounding your tooth, it is left vulnerable to further damage and can even become totally lost. This can lead to more and more invasive surgeries and possibly...

Tips To Keep Your Breath And Smile Fresh Apr 16th, 2017

Picture this: You just had a huge, delicious meal full of onions, garlic, and other tasty ingredients that tend to make your breath a little more noxious than you would like and now you have an elegant party you need to get to that’s going to feature quite a bit...

Check Out The Cowboy’s NFL Draft Day Parties Apr 14th, 2017

Oh, Draft Day. The day where your favorite football team can either make or break the next few years based on which athlete they pick. From April 27th to April 29th, you can celebrate this event with the Dallas Cowboys who will host three days of official 2017 NFL Draft Parties...

How Can I Help My Kids Brush Better? Apr 11th, 2017

Establishing good brushing habits early is important for your children’s oral health. The health of their baby teeth can have a profound effect on their adult teeth. Instilling the importance of this habit to children can be hard. A great way to do this is to make brushing fun for...

Treat Your Gum Recession Without Scalpels Apr 10th, 2017

Are you suffering from receding gums? Gum recession can be a symptom of a number of problems such as brushing your teeth too hard, gum disease, or as a result of grinding your teeth. Receded gum tissue can lead to further issues, even tooth loss and damage to your jaw bone....

How Preventive Dentistry Can Save You Money Apr 6th, 2017

Many people avoid scheduling regular preventive dentistry visits because they believe it’s a waste of time and money. That thought could not be further from the truth. Preventive dentistry can save you money. Scheduling routine checkups and cleanings with your dentist can not only be great for your oral health, it can...

Slide In To The Baseball Hall Of Fame Tour Apr 4th, 2017

Whether you’re the biggest baseball fan in the world or someone who’s only slightly curious about the sport, the city of Frisco will be hosting an event you might enjoy. “We Are Baseball”, the cutting-edge collaboration and celebration of baseball and technology, will be coming to Dr Pepper Ballpark running...

Help Your Smile Recover From Gum Disease Apr 3rd, 2017

Gum disease, otherwise known as periodontal disease, can be extremely brutal to your oral health. Developing it can lead to significant loss of gum tissue and jaw bone structure. This can leave you vulnerable to tooth loss, even after periodontal treatment. Thankfully, you can help your smile recover from gum...

3 Tips To Improve Your Brushing Mar 31st, 2017

Your teeth can have a huge impact on you and your well-being. They help you process food and energize yourself by chewing, they provide support for your face’s structure, and they let you express yourself with a smile. You owe it to your teeth to give them the best care...

Dentures Of All Shapes And Sizes Mar 27th, 2017

For people that have suffered moderate or severe tooth loss, where you’ve suffered complete tooth loss on one or both of your dental ridges, it is probably recommended that you get dentures to help give you a functional and natural looking smile again. Depending on the amount of tooth loss,...

Preventive Dentistry FAQ Mar 24th, 2017

Just as teams with the best defense usually go on to win it all in major sports leagues, the smiles that have the best preventive services usually are the healthiest and better looking. Scheduling regular preventive dentistry exams with your dentist can do wonders for your all around oral health, providing you...

Game On At Texas Pinball Festival Mar 22nd, 2017

Each year this popular gaming event welcomes guests from all over the United States and beyond. It is the largest event in the industry and organizers invite guests out to experience it first-hand. The show will feature more than 400 vintage and new pinball machines, as well as classic arcade...

Why You Should Quit Tobacco Today! Mar 19th, 2017

Tobacco products, such as cigarettes and chewing tobacco, are highly addictive. All it takes is one puff or taste and you can possibly be hooked for life. Although it might not seem like a big deal at first, these habits can be extremely harmful to your body as well as...

Adjust Your Bite For Better Living Mar 17th, 2017

Crooked teeth aren’t just a possible eye sore or a quirky physical attribute, they can have negative effects on your oral health, possibly leading to much larger issues later in your life. Besides the cosmetic benefits of fixing your crooked teeth, also referred to as malocclusion, it can straighten your...

Have An EGGstravagant Easter! Mar 14th, 2017

Spring is starting to blossom. Buds are springing from the trees, flowers are beginning to bloom, and animals are beginning to frolic in the warmer weather. It’s truly a magical and beautiful time of year. It also means that Easter is just around the corner, which means dusting off your...

Chew Sugarless Gum After Meals Mar 13th, 2017

You probably know this feeling: you’ve just had a big, delicious meal. It was incredible and you’re completely stuffed. This meal is going to be with you for a few hours. The problem is, you’re about to go to a party and you want to make a good impression. You...

The Importance Of Preventive Dentistry Mar 9th, 2017

You might feel like it’s unnecessary to go to the dentist unless it’s a serious oral health emergency, such as a cavity or impacted wisdom tooth, but that’s absolutely not the case. Scheduling regular checkups and cleanings with your dentist is a key part in keeping your teeth healthy. The...

The Cost-Effectiveness of Porcelain Veneers Mar 7th, 2017

Cosmetic veneers, which are thin shells of highly lifelike porcelain, are popular for a wide variety of reasons. They provide beautiful results; they don’t require extensive dental work; and they can address a number of different cosmetic concerns. Also, in many ways, porcelain veneers are a cost-effective way to improve your smile,...

Prevent Tooth Loss From Periodontal Disease Mar 5th, 2017

Periodontal disease can wear away at your tooth’s support structures through tissue inflammation and jaw bone degradation. Without these tissues and bone around your tooth, it is left vulnerable to further damage and can even become totally lost. This can lead to more invasive surgeries and possibly do further damage...

Improve Your Smile With Tooth Extraction Mar 4th, 2017

The idea of losing a tooth can be quite a bit to wrap your head around, especially when it’s to help the rest of your teeth. How can removing a tooth improve your oral health? What’s involved in the process? What can your dentist do to make the experience as...

The Benefits Of Preventive Dentistry Feb 28th, 2017

Even if you’re maintaining an excellent routine of oral health care at home, such as brushing and flossing twice a day, rinsing your mouth after every meal, etc. you are still susceptible to issues such as cavities and gingivitis. Scheduling regular checkups and cleanings with your dentist can help you...

Help Your Kids Fight Tooth Decay Feb 27th, 2017

Sugary drinks and snacks are difficult to avoid. There are ads all over TV and on billboards with movie stars or major athletes enjoying the hottest brands and their latest flavors. They can be tasty and usually cheap to get in large quantities. It’s hard to tell your kid “no”...

Regain What Was Lost From Gum Disease Feb 23rd, 2017

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, can do severe damage to your oral health, leading to significant loss of gum tissue and jaw bone structure. This can leave you vulnerable to tooth loss, even after periodontal treatment. Thankfully, you can regain what was lost from gum disease with guided tissue regeneration and...

Dentures That Work For You! Feb 22nd, 2017

For patients that have suffered moderate to severe tooth loss, where either one or both of your dental ridges are completely void of teeth, your dentist will probably recommend dentures of some form to help give you a healthy, working smile again. Thankfully, depending on the amount of tooth loss,...

Am I Flossing Right? Feb 16th, 2017

You hear it after almost every checkup with the dentist. Those five words everyone already knows but still have to be told, “You need to floss more.” Flossing is vital for maintaining your oral health. Without flossing food particles, plaque, and other bacteria are left sitting between your teeth, corroding...

Make Brushing Fun For Kids Feb 15th, 2017

Establishing good oral health habits early is extremely important for your children. Even if they only have their baby teeth, their adult teeth are growing and forming underneath. Conveying the importance of this habit to children can be difficult. A good way to do this is to make brushing fun...

What Can I Do To Avoid Gum Disease? Feb 12th, 2017

Did you know that studies from the Centers for Disease Control show that half of adults in the United States over the age of 30 suffer from periodontal disease? However, there are steps you can take to help avoid the onset of gum disease. Routine care and healthy habits can go...

What Should I Do About My Wisdom Teeth? Feb 9th, 2017

“With age comes wisdom” is typically a phrase you hear and feel heartened by, knowing that with life experience comes knowledge. Sadly, though, another thing that typically comes with age is wisdom teeth. These are the last set of molars that emerge at the ends of your dental ridges. Typically, people don’t...

Don’t Miss The Patriot Cup At The Star Feb 8th, 2017

Lacrosse is a beautiful, elegant, physical, and tough sport. Seeing it in motion, as teams work as a unified whole in direct opposition of each other, each believing they are deserving of the ultimate prize, can be a sight to behold. For diehard fans or the uninitiated, the Patriot Cup,...

Have Your Best Smile For Valentine’s Day Feb 5th, 2017

It’s almost Valentine’s Day. Love is in full bloom and you have a particular person you’re looking to impress on this special day. You want to make sure you’re your best self so you can take that person’s breath away. Increase your chances of success by visiting your dentist and...

Why You Should Schedule Regular Exams Feb 3rd, 2017

It may appear like overkill to go to your dentist without actually having a serious dental issue. After all, you seem to have it under control brushing and flossing twice a day. No matter how well your oral health seems to be, you should schedule regular exams with your dentist at least...

Look Up With Wonder At Frisco Starfest Jan 31st, 2017

Space… The final frontier, somewhere where all the best movies seem to take place, and somewhere that holds so much beauty. It seems there’s always new information to be found from the void that surrounds us, and yet there’s still so much mystery. It’s a truly gorgeous and awe-inspiring sight...

Three Tooth Healthy Snacks For The Big Game Jan 30th, 2017

You’ve got your big screen TV set up, comfy recliner at the ready, and all your friends are on their way to watch the Super Bowl. All you need now are delicious snacks to munch on. Don’t go and grab those sugary treats and mondo-sized bags of tortilla chips that...

What Can I Do About My Gummy Smile? Jan 26th, 2017

Does your smile have more gum than teeth? Don’t you wish there was a way you could show off more of your pearly whites than what is currently on display? Even if you aren’t suffering from any serious oral health issues, it’s important to have confidence in your smile. You...

2017 Indoor Track & Field Classic Jan 25th, 2017

If you’re looking to watch some of the greatest collegiate athletes test their mettle and might, look no further than the 2017 Indoor Track & Field Classic happening February 9th through to the 11th at the Ford Center at the Star. After over a 30-year hiatus, North Texas finally has a major...

When Should My Child Start Seeing A Dentist? Jan 22nd, 2017

Your child may just be starting to have their baby teeth come in but underneath them, their adult teeth are beginning to develop within their jawbones. The health of their baby teeth now can affect the quality of their adult teeth as well. As soon as their first tooth erupts...

How Can I Prevent Tooth Loss? Jan 20th, 2017

Periodontal diseases, which are diseases that develop underneath your gums such as gingivitis, can wreak havoc on your teeth’s root structure, as well as your jaw’s bone structure. Over time, this degradation can cause the loss of one or even more teeth. How can you prevent tooth loss? You should...

Tips To Maintain Your Teeth During Pregnancy Jan 17th, 2017

Pregnancy is an exciting, beautiful, amazing, and sometimes stressful time for women. It comes with many new challenges. You want to make sure that everything you are putting into your body is good for your baby. After all, you’re eating for two, you’re drinking for two, and responsible of the...

Have DIY Fun At The MakerSpace Jan 16th, 2017

Are you interested in crafting or building things with your own hands? Have you ever wished you could be handier around the house? You and your family should check out the MakerSpace presented by Raytheon at the Sci-Tech Discovery Center in Frisco. The MakerSpace provides budding hobbyists, inventors, and tinkerers...

How Do I Treat A Tooth Infection? Jan 12th, 2017

Tooth infection occurs when oral bacteria attacks and wears down the protective, mineralized layer of enamel around the tooth, and then infects the main structure, or dentin, inside of it. It’s critical to act quickly and seek treatment from your dentist to prevent the spread of infection, possible loss of...

Can I Brush My Teeth Better? Jan 11th, 2017

We’ve all heard it from our dentist to brush and floss our teeth at least twice a day. You always make sure to do it right when you wake up and right before you go to bed every single day. Maintaining that habit is commendable, but there might be things...

Postseason Kickoff At The Star Jan 8th, 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas; it’s the NFL playoffs! The Dallas Cowboys, arguably the best and most exciting team of the 2016 season, are heading to the playoffs for the first time in two years. They’ll be entering with the best record in the...

Q&A For People With Sensitive Teeth Jan 5th, 2017

Have you noticed that you’re starting to experience tooth pain when you drink cold water or eat ice cream? Is brushing or flossing beginning to become a painful exercise? If you can answer yes to one or both of these questions, you may have sensitive teeth. You might have this...

Tips To Keep Your Smile Healthy This Flu Season Jan 3rd, 2017

Have you noticed your coworkers trudging in with a stuffy nose? Is your family or loved ones keeping you up at night with their flu-like symptoms? It’s that time of year again when the weather gets colder and the flu is everywhere you turn. It’s nearly impossible to avoid catching...

TAAF Winter Games of Texas Dec 28th, 2016

Start off the New Year with some fun local excitement! Beginning January 13th, amateur athletes from all around Texas will be participating in the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation’s Winter Games of Texas. Throughout Frisco, some of Texas’s finest will participate in sports such as Basketball, Bowling, Disc Golf, and many...

Quick Facts About Tooth Extraction Dec 27th, 2016

Do you suffer from overcrowded teeth? Has one of your teeth begun to decay or develop several cavities? Have you cracked, fractured, or broken a tooth to the point it can’t be repaired? Have your wisdom teeth begun to develop and are affecting your smile? If you are dealing with...

What If Dentists Make Me Anxious? Dec 20th, 2016

Going to the dentist can sometimes cause people to become anxious. You may not have been in a few years and don’t know what the dentist is going to find or the dentist’s equipment may cause you to panic. If dentists make you anxious or afraid, you shouldn’t let these...

Tips To Maintain Your Smile Between Checkups Dec 16th, 2016

Dental professionals recommend scheduling checkups and cleanings at least every six months. That can leave quite a bit of time for a cavity or other issue to develop in your teeth. If you want to keep your dentist happy and avoid having to schedule more than the regular exams, there...

What to Do About Tooth Loss Dec 14th, 2016

Hopefully, you never have to experience it, but if you do (or if you already have), then there are several things that you should know about tooth loss. For instance, it’s no secret that one or more missing teeth have a dramatic impact on your smile’s appearance. But you might...

Why Have My Gums Receded? Dec 12th, 2016

Have your gums receded from the crown of your tooth? Have your teeth become more sensitive, making it hard to eat or drink something cold? Do you notice blood when you’re brushing your teeth? If you can answer yes to one or several of these questions, you may have gum...

Bring the Family to Christmas in the Square in Frisco! Dec 7th, 2016

Every year, Christmas in the Square, held at Frisco Square, draws more than 665,000 people from all across Texas and Oklahoma. The spectacular show of holiday lights and music, is choreographed by Frisco’s own Jeff Trykoski, from Illumimax LLC. Every Saturday and Sunday, snow machines create a winter wonderland on...

How Can I Help My Child Avoid Cavities? Dec 7th, 2016

Every smile a child flashes is a cherished moment. You want to make sure your child’s beautiful smile remains so for the rest of his or her life. Even young children’s adult teeth develop within their jawbones long before their primary teeth erupt. Keeping their smiles healthy now will help...

Tips To Make Your Dental Implant A Success Dec 5th, 2016

Dental implants are like a new marriage. The relationship isn’t set in stone once you’ve said the “I Do’s”. You have to set good habits and avoid pitfalls to maintain your new relationship. The same goes for your implant. After the procedure, you must take steps to make your dental implant...

Why Do I Need Osseous Surgery? Installment One Dec 2nd, 2016

If you are already being treated for periodontitis, the most severe stage of gum disease, and your dentist is recommending osseous surgery it probably means that your gums, or maybe just an area of your gums, aren’t responding successfully to treatment. The surgery is performed when a pocket/s around a tooth, or...

What is LANAP®? Nov 30th, 2016

Have you lost any of your teeth? Is it because you have periodontal, or gum, disease? Gum disease is the major cause of tooth loss, and leaving it untreated can lead to the need for dentures. Avoiding dentures may not be as hard as you think. There are many treatments...

Can Root Canal Therapy Help You Prevent Tooth Loss? Nov 28th, 2016

Even if you’ve never had the procedure, you may have heard a lot about root canals. But what many people don’t know until speaking with their dentist is that the treatment can often be the best way to avoid losing a tooth or having to extract it. Root canal therapy is designed...

Adopt Some Four-Footed Love Nov 21st, 2016

What can help lower blood pressure, ease stress and improve mood? It’s not the newest superfood. Did you guess it might be a four-footed friend? Studies link a variety of health benefits to having a pet in the house. There is no doubt that a kitten or cat can add humor, playfulness...

4 Ways To Avoid Periodontal Disease Nov 18th, 2016

Periodontal disease is due to the buildup of bacterial plaque on your teeth and gums. If left untreated, this plaque calcifies into tartar and can only be removed via a professional dental cleaning. If not removed in a timely manner, your gums can become inflamed, red, and bleed. Periodontal disease...

The Importance of Dental Roots Nov 16th, 2016

We all know that our teeth are important. We especially know the importance of the crowns of our teeth. What we see when we smile is called the crown of your tooth. We need healthy, strong crowns to chew, and our crowns are what give us an attractive smile. But...

Can Children Get Gum Disease? Nov 16th, 2016

The answer is yes. While most of us associate gum disease with age, certain types of gum disease can be found in children. Not only is it difficult for children to clean their teeth thoroughly, they probably do not spend the amount of time on oral hygiene that they should....

For Veterans On Veterans Day Nov 11th, 2016

Frisco, Texas is a happening place. So much to do! We like to encourage our patients to take part in the community, and with today being Veterans Day we would like to share the Grand Opening Event at High Order Solutions, a business specifically for the benefit of our veterans....

Why You Should Worry About Your Gums as You Age Nov 10th, 2016

As we get older, we typically become more aware of our vulnerability to health issues. Throughout our entire lives, we must protect our mouths from the destruction of oral health issues. With age, this may become more challenging. Today, we explore what happens to your gum health as you age, and why extra diligence in...

3 Questions About Dentistry for Children Nov 8th, 2016

Baby teeth aren’t vastly different from adult teeth, but caring for them requires a special attention to the unique needs of children. In addition to routine care, a pediatric dentist also needs to keep an eye out for issues like improper tooth development, increased risks of cavities, and more. Fortunately, dentistry for...

What Are the Most Common Reasons People Lose Teeth? Nov 3rd, 2016

Even with the advanced state of today’s dentistry, many people still experience tooth loss to some degree at some point in their lives. The good news is that advanced dentistry also includes durable and highly lifelike options for replacing lost teeth, such as dental implants that can even replace lost...

What’s Going On In Frisco? Oct 31st, 2016

At Lone Star Dental Care, we feel honored to be able to provide quality dental care for patients in Frisco and surrounding communities. We live in a great community, one which is always offering plenty of fun activities for the entire family to enjoy. Check out the upcoming events taking...

Why Dental Implants Are the Most Advanced Replacement Teeth Oct 31st, 2016

Tooth loss affects millions of people of all ages in America, and patients can lose teeth for a number of different reasons. In most cases, however, the best way to replace lost teeth is with a dental implant-supported prosthetic, such as a crown, bridge, or denture. Dental implants offer the most advanced replacement...

Why Flossing Is Still Important Oct 28th, 2016

Recently, there have been reports that flossing might not be as important as we once thought. The reports are generated by studies where patients who flossed didn’t seem to fare better than those who didn’t. However, those studies don’t take into account other dental health factors, like poor eating habits...

3 Questions About Wisdom Teeth Oct 27th, 2016

They’re known as wisdom teeth because our last molars usually come in between the ages of 17 and 25—an age that used to be known as the age of wisdom. But that doesn’t mean they bring any sudden understanding, not even about their own presence or the common need to...

3 Tips to Prevent Cavities Oct 25th, 2016

If you’ve never had a cavity, then there’s a good chance that you will at some point in your life. In fact, over 90% of adults have had or will have a cavity in at least one of their permanent teeth. But the good news is that this doesn’t mean...

Got a Toothache? Find Out Why! Oct 20th, 2016

When you think of a toothache, you might think of debilitating pain that makes it difficult or impossible to bite and chew. But not all toothaches are so severe. Sometimes, a tooth might only seem mildly sensitive, and the lack of severity might lull you into believing that nothing is...

Should I Replace My Tooth After It’s Extracted? Oct 19th, 2016

Tooth extraction isn’t a goal anyone should strive for, but when it does become necessary, there are several considerations to take into account. One of the most significant concerns is what you should do afterward, and in many cases, that includes replacing the tooth to restore your smile’s balance, function, and...

Comprehensive Treatment for Periodontal Disease Oct 18th, 2016

Inflammation, your immune system’s powerful response to harmful microorganisms, is designed to clear vulnerable tissues of dangerous bacteria before infection can set in. Porphyromonas gingivalis, a significant contributor to dental plaque, produces a molecule to hide from your immune system, resulting in unchecked inflammation as your body continues to hunt it...

Treating Gum Disease with Lasers Oct 13th, 2016

About half of adults exhibit some degree of gum disease by the age of 30. Among patients 65 years and older, the number increases dramatically to around 70.1%. In its most severe form, known as periodontitis, gum disease destroys the gums and jawbone that support your teeth, and when left...

3 Ways Porcelain Veneers Instantly Improve Your Smile Oct 13th, 2016

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a single cosmetic dentistry treatment that could address every concern you have with your smile’s appearance? For many people, there is – porcelain veneers, often called the instant smile makeover, are growing in popularity for their comprehensive smile improvement abilities. In many cases, porcelain...

The Main Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings Oct 12th, 2016

There are several benefits to treating a cavity as soon as possible with a dental filling, not the least of which is stopping the cavity from growing and destroying more of your tooth. There are even more benefits to using a tooth-colored filling as opposed to a metal one, from...

5 Ways You Can Help Prevent Gum Disease Oct 7th, 2016

Gum disease impacts millions of adults in the United States and leads to uncomfortable symptoms, as well as a higher risk of adult tooth loss. However, there are steps you can take to help prevent the onset of gum disease. With vigilance and good oral hygiene, you can reduce the...

Do You Need Crowns or Veneers? Oct 6th, 2016

If you have an esthetically unappealing smile, then you may feel self-conscious about your appearance. We understand how important a beautiful smile can be. In fact, we offer a number of cosmetic treatments designed to address multiple problems with the shade and shape of your teeth, such as zirconia crowns...

When Do You Need A Root Canal? Oct 4th, 2016

Despite the fact that the procedure is comparable to receiving a simple dental filling, many people have anxiety about a root canal. However, this endodontic procedure can sometimes protect your smile from tooth loss. When do you need a root canal? What warning signs should you be aware of? Try Our...

October Community Events Sep 27th, 2016

We’re finally seeing fall weather arrive! We suggest enjoying this break in the heat and seeing what events Frisco, TX has to offer. At Lone Star Dental Care, we’re proud of our community and like to take time in our blog to remind our patients what’s happening in our community....

2 Surprising Facts About Gum Disease Sep 26th, 2016

Gum disease, which affects over 80% of the adult population in the United States, is widely recognized, but seldom thoroughly understood. For instance, you might know that your bleeding gums should prompt you to seek treatment, but you might not realize what hesitating can mean for your oral and overall...

Top 3 Reasons for Tooth Extraction Sep 23rd, 2016

Personal hygiene and professional dental care have come a long way over time. Instead of needing to extract most damaged teeth because they couldn’t be repaired, we now have multiple options for saving teeth, even in severe circumstances. Yet, there are still times when tooth extraction is preferable to extensive,...

How to Cure the Most Common Causes of Bad Breath Sep 20th, 2016

Next to teeth stains, bad breath is one of the most common issues that can affect your smile, and like stains, it can occur for a number of different reasons. Considering the effort you put into keeping your smile healthy and beautiful, the chronic presence of bad breath can be...

Frisco, TX Community Events Sep 19th, 2016

At Lone Star Dental Care, we’re proud to provide our community with quality dental care. To remind our patients about what a wonderful city we live and work in, we like to take time in our blog to feature local community events. The weather is finally starting to cool off, so...

Are You Ready for a Dental Emergency? Sep 16th, 2016

Hopefully, you’ll never have to experience a dental emergency (or never again, if you’ve already experienced one). If you do, then knowledge about your teeth and the extent of your situation can make the difference between saving your tooth and having to replace it. A dental emergency can mean different...

Be Better at Brushing Your Teeth Sep 15th, 2016

Though most people have done it all their lives, many still don’t realize that they’re not exactly brushing their teeth correctly. It seems simple, but good hygiene means more than absent-mindedly rubbing your toothbrush back and forth across your teeth. To effectively brush your teeth clean of food debris and...

Should I Upgrade My Metal Filling for a Tooth-Colored One? Sep 14th, 2016

Metal fillings are popular – mainly because they’ve been the standard for treating cavities for over a century – but more and more patients are turning to more advanced options, like composite resin fillings. When you plan your cavity treatment with your dentist, you can decide to have your tooth...

Why Professional Teeth Whitening is the Best Option Sep 8th, 2016

Variety is the spice of life. It’s also a defining characteristic of effective dental treatment. Since every smile is different, everybody’s cosmetic and restorative dental needs are equally as diverse, so effective treatment must be tailored to each patient’s specific needs and concerns. Teeth whitening, for instance, can mean different...

What Your Bleeding Gums Are Trying to Say Sep 8th, 2016

Have you noticed small amounts of red mixed in with your saliva when you brush your teeth, even though your toothpaste has no traces of red in it? Some people are aware that their gums bleed when they brush their teeth, but since bleeding gums don’t usually hurt, they often...

Why Wisdom Teeth Are Extracted So Often Sep 6th, 2016

If you’ve already developed your wisdom teeth, then there’s a good chance that you’ve already undergone (or at least thought about) wisdom tooth extraction. In fact, wisdom teeth are the most frequently extracted teeth, and even patients with excellent dental health may need the procedure at some point. But if...

Worried About Root Canal Therapy? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Be Sep 2nd, 2016

Root canal therapy is one of those things that is often necessary, but rarely looked forward to. It’s no surprise, given the multitude of exaggerated stories patients often tell of their experiences. The truth, though, is that root canal therapy is no reason to worry. In fact, the procedure can help...

3 Ways Crooked Teeth Affect Your Smile Aug 31st, 2016

Malocclusion, or tooth misalignment, is common in both children and adults. But unlike children, adults often hesitate to correct their condition due to various reasons, such as the potential embarrassment and discomfort of wearing metal braces for a couple of years. The truth, though, is that ignoring your crooked teeth...

What Benefits Does Pinhole Surgery Offer? Aug 31st, 2016

Your gums play an important role in both your overall oral health and your smile’s appearance. For instance, when gum disease develops, it can increase your risks of tooth loss, as well as a host of other destructive dental issues. When your gums recede (even if they’re healthy), it can...

Tired of Loose Dentures? Implants Can Help! Aug 26th, 2016

Do you wear dentures? Are you tired of them becoming loose and slipping after a couple of years or so? You’re not alone. Denture slippage is a common phenomenon and will likely occur regardless of how well your dentures fit when they’re first crafted and secured in place. Contrary to...

With Cosmetic Dentistry, You Can Have the Smile You Want Aug 25th, 2016

Like a spokesperson for your face, your smile says a lot about your mood, and sometimes your character. So when it isn’t as bright, beautiful, straight, or full as you’d like, your smile might not accurately represent the person behind it (especially if you rarely show it because you’re embarrassed)....

Common Ways to Prevent Tooth Loss Aug 23rd, 2016

Your smile works and looks its best when all of your healthy, natural teeth are present and accounted for. That’s why good hygiene and excellent dental care focus mainly on helping you preserve your natural teeth. However, there may come a time when you’re faced with elevated risks of tooth...

Dental Implants: The Next Level of Prosthetic Dentistry Aug 19th, 2016

Replacing lost teeth is more than just a science – it’s an art form. Each one of your teeth is unique, and if you lose one or more of them, then their replacements have to do more than simply fill the space. Today, we examine the art of replacing lost...

Driving Miss Daisy Performance Aug 17th, 2016

Does a smile show up on your face the moment you think about the conversations between Miss Daisy and Hoke? If Driving Miss Daisy is an all-time favorite film of yours, you just might want to set aside a little time to watch it on stage! About the Event This is a...

Summer Fun In Frisco Aug 16th, 2016

At Lone Star Dental Care, we like to take time in our blog to remind people about all of the fun upcoming events in the community. Summer is nearly over, but we still have a few weeks of warm weather left. There are plenty of fun summer activities left, including the...

3 Reasons Why Flossing Matters Aug 12th, 2016

It’s one of the most easily-neglectable things, and many people might doubt the efficacy of flossing your teeth every day. But regardless of opinion, there are three reasons why flossing matters that are fact, not feeling. In addition to consistently brushing your teeth, flossing between them is also necessary to...

Why Your Bad Breath Won’t Go Away Aug 11th, 2016

When you wake up in the morning, chances are that your breath isn’t at its freshest. Usually, though, a quick breakfast and tooth-brushing session can get rid of it. But sometimes, your bad breath might stick around long after you’ve brushed your teeth, and in spite of the gum, mints,...

What is Facial Collapse, and How Do Implants Help? Aug 10th, 2016

If you’ve suffered from tooth loss, then you might already be aware of the multitude of consequences that come with it. Your smile’s appearance is greatly affected, which can negatively impact your overall self-confidence. Your ability to bite and chew food, as well as enunciate your words, can also take...

Why You Should Learn What Oral-Systemic Means Aug 4th, 2016

There are several reasons why you should keep good dental health a priority, from your smile’s appearance to your overall quality of life (like avoiding toothaches). While oral-systemic health is a one of the more important reasons, not everyone recognizes the term or why it’s so important to their wellbeing....

2 Cases When a Dental Crown is Necessary Aug 4th, 2016

Dental crowns are common enough that you probably know someone who has one (if you don’t have one yourself). Today’s dental crowns are so lifelike, however, that you might not realize someone you know has one unless that person tells you. Made from advanced, highly realistic materials (such as zirconia),...

Questions to Ask Before Tooth Extraction Aug 2nd, 2016

Losing a tooth is perhaps one of the most permanent things that can happen to your smile. Since you can’t grow a lost tooth back, the goal of professional dentistry is typically to save as much of your healthy, natural smile as possible. Sometimes, though, saving a tooth isn’t possible,...

Top 3 Causes of Toothaches Jul 29th, 2016

Toothaches can mean something different to everyone, and as such, they can range from mild and annoying to severe and debilitating. For most cases, finding the cause of a toothache is the only way to effectively treat it, and that often requires a careful examination by your dentist. Today, we...

2 Ways to Fight Gum Disease Jul 27th, 2016

Ideally, the best way to fight gum disease is to prevent it from ever forming in the first place. Realistically, however, prevention isn’t always 100% successful. But when gum disease does become apparent, you have several ways of fighting it before it can seriously threaten your oral health. If you...

Do I Have to Extract My Wisdom Teeth? Jul 27th, 2016

Wisdom teeth are an anomaly compared to the rest of your teeth. Formally known as third molars, they are the last four permanent teeth to erupt on your dental ridges. Unfortunately for many patients, there isn’t always enough room left for them to grow comfortably, which can lead to a...

3 Reasons Tooth-Colored Fillings Are Safer Jul 21st, 2016

If you have a cavity and want a solution that doesn’t stand out, then a tooth-colored filling is the obvious choice over more conspicuous metal. However, if safety and efficacy are your main concern, then you may be surprised that tooth-colored fillings are still the better option. The composite resin used to...

How Does Gum Disease Lead to Tooth Loss? Jul 19th, 2016

Minor dental issues are common – like bad breath or a slightly sensitive tooth – but bleeding gums are not a minor issue. Even if you only see a little bit of pink when you brush your teeth, you should visit your dentist to address your impending risk of gum...

Facts About Root Canal Therapy Jul 15th, 2016

The inside of your tooth, called the pulp, carries its nerves and blood vessels, so understandably, the main structure of your tooth is designed specifically to protect it. Even if your tooth develops a cavity, you should have time to stop it with a tooth filling before it ever reaches...

Important Facts About Tooth Loss and Tooth Replacement Jul 13th, 2016

Losing a tooth isn’t an ideal situation, but it doesn’t have to be as disastrous for your smile as it once was. With today’s advanced dental techniques and materials, you can replace your lost tooth or teeth with a durable, lifelike prosthesis, so you can once again enjoy a full,...

Fun Summer Events In Frisco Jul 7th, 2016

At Lone Star Dental Care, we like to take time in our blog to remind our patients about all of the fun community events that take place in our community. Frisco is a wonderful city with plenty of fun things for you and family and friends to enjoy. But don’t forget...

Preventive Dentistry at Home! Jul 7th, 2016

Prevention is the cornerstone of good dental health, and preventive dentistry is the practice of teaching and implementing the most effective methods of protecting your smile. For instance, preventive checkups and cleanings are essential for everyone, regardless of age or the condition of their dental health. On a more frequent basis, you...

Can Implants Make Your Dental Bridge Better? Jul 6th, 2016

Most people with missing teeth and gapped smiles would admit to wanting a full set of teeth, even if only to feel pride in their smiles once again. Luckily, replacing teeth isn’t as big of a deal as it may have been a century or two ago. Modern dentistry offers myriad...

How to Take Care of Your Dental Crown Jul 1st, 2016

Dental crowns are some of the most popular modern dental restorations, and can be used to treat a wide variety of tooth issues. A crown can be custom-made to replicate the top portion of your tooth, and then placed over the tooth to completely cover and protect it. After a crown...

True or False Questions About Replacing Teeth Jun 30th, 2016

Not everyone has lost a tooth, or will lose a tooth, but chances are you at least know someone who has. That’s because tooth loss remains an unacceptably common occurrence, despite advances in dentistry that can help you prevent tooth loss easily and successfully. To help you understand the importance...

Addition Through Subtraction – The Need for Tooth Extraction Jun 29th, 2016

There are many things that can go through your mind when you hear that you need tooth extraction, the first of which might be “but why?!” The truth is that losing a tooth is never easy. But when it’s planned and purposeful, subtracting a tooth from the equation can add a...

Questions and Answers About Dental Implants Jun 23rd, 2016

If you’ve lost one or more teeth, you might be interested in learning what all the hoorah is about when it comes to dental implants.The truth is that dental implants are the only restorations that replace the roots of your lost teeth, which can have profound implications for the health of...

3 Things to Remember About Gum Disease Jun 23rd, 2016

When you allow dental health issues to progress unchecked, the damage they cause to your teeth and gums is irreversible. That’s why it’s best to prevent problems with good hygiene and routine checkups and cleanings, or seek treatment as soon as you notice any symptoms. The problem with gum disease...

Answering Your Questions About Porcelain Veneers Jun 22nd, 2016

Though your teeth are small, your smile is one of the most dominant of your facial features, and the best cosmetic work is that which you can’t see. Therefore, attention to detail is vital when improving your smile’s appearance. For many patients, the most realistic and conservative cosmetic option is porcelain...

Is It Time to Extract Your Wisdom Teeth? Jun 16th, 2016

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, don’t always appear, but when they do, they often cause problems for the teeth closest to them. Because they’re frequently extracted due to these problems, you might wonder why we grow wisdom teeth in the first place. The truth is that a third set of molars...

3 Reasons Why Your Gums Need Perio Protect® Jun 15th, 2016

When it comes to treating gingivitis and gum disease, you have several options, most of which depend on how serious your condition is. For instance, for minor cases of gingivitis, periodontal cleaning and maintenance might be able to reverse your condition. For more severe cases, laser periodontal treatment may be necessary. In...

Have a Naturally Brighter Smile! Jun 14th, 2016

You might not notice when it starts to happen, but over time, your teeth may become dull and darker. Once it does become noticeable, tooth discoloration can impact your entire overall appearance, not to mention your level of self-confidence. Because teeth staining can happen to anyone, the desire for whiter...

Why You Need Preventive Dental Visits Jun 9th, 2016

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends preventive dental visits at least once every six months, or more often if your oral health is especially at risk. Nevertheless, a lot of people forget or neglect to attend regular dental checkups, and many of them may believe that their daily home hygiene is...

A Lesson on Teeth-Grinding Jun 9th, 2016

There’s more than one way to threaten your smile. Neglecting your oral hygiene, like brushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups, is one effective way to endanger your oral health. However, less subtle habits might undermine your dental health without your realization, such as habitually clenching and grinding your teeth. Today,...

The Anatomy of Your Teeth Jun 7th, 2016

Do you know what your teeth are made of? Understanding the structures of your teeth can better prepare you to care for and treat them, and can help explain most dental issues, like toothaches and dental diseases. To help you improve your dental health (and impress your dentist with your knowledge),...

What Are Plaque and Tartar? Jun 3rd, 2016

In the quest to keep your smile bright, healthy, and strong, you may have been warned plenty of times about the dangers of plaque and tartar. However, you may also wonder, “what’s the difference between the two?” Because they play an important role in the formation of dental issues like...

Tired of Bad Breath? We Can Help! Jun 1st, 2016

Losing a tooth isn’t the only cause for dental embarrassment; bad breath is one of the most common reasons for discontent with your smile, and it can occur (and linger) for a number of different reasons. If you’re tired of bad breath that doesn’t seem to go away, then it...

Missing Teeth Are More than Just Cosmetic May 31st, 2016

When your smile is missing one or more teeth, you can choose to replace them or allow the gaps in your smile to remain. If your lost teeth are in the back of your mouth and unnoticeable to the public, the need to replace them may not seem as immediate....

Do Children Need Dental Checkups? May 26th, 2016

Most adults know that attending a dental checkup and cleaning at least once every six months is vital to their beautiful, healthy smiles. Still, some patients miss, skip, or simply forget to go at the appropriate time, and many develop cavities, gum disease, persistent bad breath, or other oral health...

Should You Take Gum Disease Seriously? May 25th, 2016

In their youth, many people don’t give much thought to gum disease. After all, it may take a while to develop compared to other dental issues, like cavities. Still, gum disease affects the majority of adults in the United States to some degree, and in its most severe form, it...

Do I Need General Dentistry? May 25th, 2016

When was the last time you visited the dentist for a routine exam or cleaning? General dental care allows the doctor to help patients maintain a healthy smile and avoid the onset of common oral health concerns, such as gum disease or tooth decay. Do you need general dentistry? How often should...

Are There Benefits to Tooth Extraction? May 20th, 2016

The goal of restorative dental treatment is to avoid losing a tooth that has been damaged or infected by repairing it. In some cases, however, restoring a tooth is not an option, such as when a tooth breaks below the gum line, or when a wisdom tooth becomes impacted. In...

How Do I Prevent Gum Disease? May 17th, 2016

According to the Centers for Disease Control, half of adults over the age of 30 suffer from some stage of periodontal disease. Without treatment the disease can lead to uncomfortable symptoms, as well as a greater risk of adult tooth loss. Can you prevent gum disease? What actions are necessary to protect...

What Everyone Should Know About Toothaches May 15th, 2016

Everyone can experience a toothache at some point in their lives, and while some may be more severe than others, most share a common trait – the need for professional treatment from your dentist. Like toothaches themselves, the causes of dental pain can differ from patient to patient, but usually,...

The Advantages of Tooth-Colored Fillings May 12th, 2016

Until relatively recently, metal amalgam was the standard for durable dental fillings. Today, the shortcomings of metal fillings, including their unsightly metal appearance, can be overcome with innovative, tooth-colored composite resin. The immediate advantages of tooth-colored fillings include the confidence that comes with knowing your smile’s beauty is unmarred by your dental...

Show Your Best Smile with Teeth Whitening and More May 12th, 2016

How you feel about your smile plays an important role in your total self-confidence. Even if you diligently practice daily oral hygiene, and your teeth and gums are in good health, small esthetic blemishes can still mar your smile’s appearance. Stains, chips, and crookedness can affect how your teeth look,...

Your Cosmetic Dentist’s Tips for a Brighter Smile May 11th, 2016

While teeth can chip by accident, or form odd spaces due to slightly improper growth, stains can affect nearly any tooth, and occur naturally from the foods you eat and a lifetime of use. Luckily, your smile isn’t totally defenseless against unsightly teeth stains. With a few tips from your...

What Are The Benefits Of Dental Implants? Mar 23rd, 2016

Losing teeth can have a profound negative impact on your smile. Aside from your appearance, losing teeth can also lead to facial collapse, misalignment, and further tooth loss. In order to provide a durable and lifelike tooth replacement, we may suggest a dental implant. What are the benefits of dental implants?  ...