Dangers of Delaying Your Root Canal Therapy

Root canals are one of the most dreaded dental procedures. But for no good reason. This endodontic procedure is unfortunately surrounded by several misconceptions, which is why many patients are tempted to delay or avoid root canals when they are recommended. This could be a very serious mistake.

Can Adults Get Dental Sealants?

When it comes to dental sealants, most people think of pediatric dental care. And this comes to no surprise since sealants are routinely offered for kids once their permanent molars and premolars come in. Sealants are an effective preventive tool designed to “seal out” tooth decay during the cavity-prone years of ages 6 to 14.

A Dentist Who Guarantees Their Work

You’ve heard of getting a warranty on your major home appliances, a car or large electronics, but have you ever thought of having a warranty on your dental work. At Dentistry of Highland Village, we are confident in the quality of our services and care.

Fruit Juice: Friend or Foe for Your Child’s Smile?

When compared to sodas and sweet tea, fruit juice is a glowing choice for your child – right? Not so fast. Despite its healthy name, fruit juices can wreak havoc on your child’s teeth.

What’s Keeping You from the Dentist?

A surprising number of Americans neglect to give their smile the professional attention it deserves. Whether it is avoiding routine dental visits or putting off restorative or cosmetic dental procedures, why are you holding back?

What is Causing Your Dental Anxiety?

Dental phobia, dental fear or dental anxiety – whatever you call it, it is a very real condition that needs to be acknowledged and addressed. In fact, dental anxiety keeps a significant number of patients from getting the dental care they need for optimal health. Neglecting your dental health can pose threats to your smile appearance, your heart health and more.

Smile Makeovers Are Not One-Size-Fits-All

Did you know that improving your smile can transform your overall appearance? A pretty smile can help you feel more confident, look younger, and even boost your career advancement. If there are reasons why you hide your smile, it’s time to do something about it. Cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of opportunities to improve your smile.

Can Children Get Gum Disease?

You may associate periodontal disease with aging adults or those who smoke. However, gum disease is not restricted by age. Gum disease begins with the onset of excessive bacteria and plaque buildup along the teeth and gum line. This is typically found in patients who don’t follow diligent oral hygiene habits – whether they are young or old. The consequences of untreated gum disease also remain the same, regardless of age. Advanced gum disease can lead to tooth loss and threats to one’s overall health.

Bonding: A Great Solution for a Chipped Tooth

Accidents happen. Your teeth can suffer damage during sports, a bad fall or even while eating. If you’ve chipped a tooth, you may be quite disheartened at its appearance. However, the solution may not be as complicated or expensive as you may think. As long as the internal structure of your tooth checks out okay, you may qualify for a simple dental bonding treatment to repair your chipped tooth. Bonding is ideal for restoring the front, visible teeth of your smile.

Benefits of a Custom Athletic Mouthguard

Did you know that sports related injuries account for three times more facial and dental injuries than violence or traffic accident? Athletes are sixty times more likely to suffer dental trauma when not wearing a mouthguard! Mouthguards aren’t just for boxers or football players. There are countless sports that involve mouth injury risk. Is your child’s smile protected while on the playing field?