Family Dentistry Blog

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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Living with Sensitive Teeth | Why You’re In Pain and What You Can Do to Strengthen Your Pearly Whites

Emergency Dentistry | Lake Cities Dental | Southlake, TX

Having sensitive teeth can really affect your day and the way you are able to enjoy life. And if you’re experiencing tooth tingling or pain when you eat hot or cold foods or sweets you may be one of the many who are suffering from tooth sensitivity. But what causes it?  Why Am I So…

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What to Expect When Your Tooth Has to Go | Maintaining a Happy, Healthy Mouth Post-Surgery

In our post, “The Impact of Wisdom Teeth | What They’re For and When They Need to Come Out” we shared some insight into the misconceptions surrounding wisdom teeth and wisdom tooth extraction. But what happens when you do need oral surgery? Here are a few things you might expect following a tooth extraction. Please…

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The Impact of Wisdom Teeth | What They’re for and When It’s Time to Have Them Checked out

When it comes to wisdom teeth there are two groups of people — those who are ready to have them out as soon as they begin making an appearance and those who are ready to hang onto them for dear life. But as with all things, wisdom teeth vary from person to person as do…

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Welcome to Our New Website!

Lake Cities Dental in Southlake, Texas is an award-winning family dental practice and preferred provider. We’re dedicated to providing the very best in dental and orthodontic services to the insured as well as uninsured, and our new website is no exception. From easy navigation to valuable information, we created our new website with you, the patient,…

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You Are What you Eat | Eating and Drinking for Your Tooth Enamel

When it comes to food and drink, we oftentimes consider how what we consume will affect our stomach, waistlines and even heart before we think twice about our teeth and gums. However, what we put in our mouths matters, and sadly, some of the things we enjoy most wreak havoc on our pearly whites and…

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Diagnosing TMD

In our last post, “The Trouble with TMJ“, we discussed a few of the symptoms and potential causes of temporomandibular disorders or TMD. Yet, how are TMDs diagnosed and what treatment options are available for those who suffer from temporomandibular disorders? Diagnosing TMD | A Perio Process To diagnose TMD, the Mayo clinic staff says…

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