Family Dentistry Blog

Good Family Dentistry: Why it is Essential?

Good family dentistry is an essential aspect of maintaining optimal oral health for individuals of all ages. Regular visits to the dentist can prevent minor dental issues from becoming major dental problems, promote healthy teeth and gums, and ultimately save patients time and money by reducing the need for more invasive dental treatments. Family dentistry…

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Oral Health for Seniors

Adults over sixty can face unique challenges when it comes to keeping their teeth and gums healthy. About three in five adults over 65 have gum disease and nearly one in seven have lost all of their teeth. Getting older doesn’t have to mean losing your teeth. This article will discuss some of the reasons…

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Periodontal Disease | Don’t Wait Until it Hurts

Periodontal disease is an infection that affects your teeth’s supporting bone and tissues. Gum disease is another name for this condition. Your gum tissues are able to support each of your teeth when they are healthy. Your gums will pull away from your teeth if you have periodontal disease (gum disease), and they may become…

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Periodontal Maintenance vs. Routine Cleaning

Have you been advised to have periodontal maintenance by your dentist or hygienist? You may believe that dental examinations are always the same. Periodontal care and routine cleanings are both done on a regular basis, but the former is a preventative strategy while the latter is a treatment. Here’s a quick rundown of the differences:…

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How to Stop Grinding Your Teeth?

Grinding of the teeth, also referred to as bruxism, can have extensive consequences for your dental health. Though it is natural to at times clench your teeth, continuous grinding can cause severe damage and bring about symptoms that affect you throughout the day. Many people are not aware that they grind their teeth because they do it at night while…

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What is a Dental Emergency?

Emergency Dentistry | Lake Cities Dental | Southlake, TX

When can you see the dentist? We realize that you may have questions about whether you should have dental procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic. ADA is currently recommending dentists close their offices to all but emergency dental procedures. The ADA has provided guidelines to help patients determine when to consult their dentist as to whether…

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Oral Cancer | Understanding Cause and Prevention

Oral Cancer | Mouth Cancer | Tobacco and Oral Cancer | Lake Cities Dental | Southlake, TX

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, about 49,750 Americans will get diagnosed with oral oropharyngeal cancer just this year. Of those diagnosed, close to 9,750 will die, and while the post-diagnosis survival rate is slowly on the rise, the number of families still affected by this horrific disease is staggering. That’s why we continue to make it part…

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The Whole Truth About Partial Dentures

When you’re missing one or more teeth, it’s very common for your mouth to experience shifting and adjusting in an attempt to compensate for the hole in your bite. This shifting of your mouth can sometimes lead to changes in your physical appearance and problems with other teeth. Enter the partial denture, a structural piece…

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Custom Nightguards | Unnecessary Expense Or Worthy Investment?

Custom Nightguard | Mouthguard | Bruxism | Lake Cities Dental | Southlake, TX

If you’re one of the 10% of American adults who is affected by teeth grinding or bruxism then it’s time to talk to your dentist about treatment plans. When left untreated, teeth grinding can lead to one or more symptoms including not limited to loose teeth, insomnia, headaches, frequent toothaches, cracked teeth and earaches. Depending…

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Over the Counter Nightguards | Cost-Effective or Just Low Cost?

Over the Counter Mouthguards | Nightguards | Bruxism | Teeth Grinding | Lake Cities Dental | Southlake, TX

Bruxism In America Many American Adults Are Suffering From the Effects of Teeth Grinding. Teeth grinding or bruxism affects as much as 10% of American adults according to the American Sleep Association. And though there is a lot of speculation about what may cause this nightly grind, the ADA attributes it to causes including but…

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