Category: Advice/Tips

How to Prevent Dry Mouth While Sleeping

As a dentist in Keller, I often have patients asking “why do I have dry mouth at night?” or “how can I prevent dry mouth”. If you are someone who suffers from dry mouth, you understand the frustration of the condition. Dry mouth interferes with your quality of life, and especially, getting a good night’s… Read more »

Oral Sedation Quiz: Do You Know Your Facts?

Do you know your oral sedation facts? Or, do you have only the slightest idea about what might set it apart from other sedation selections (but not by much)? If you’re all over the place and would like to streamline your knowledge, we suggest collecting essential facts with our helpful quiz. Of course, whatever you’re… Read more »

What To Do When Your Bite Feels “Off”

Have you ever felt like you have something stuck between your teeth but nothing is there? Does it feel like your tooth or teeth shifted? Maybe when you bite down, your teeth just don’t seem to fit together the way they usually do. When your bite is “off,” you can find yourself wondering if something… Read more »

Less Stress Dental Resolutions for 2017

We’ve made it through the holidays, and are looking at the start of a new year. Some people like to put on a party hat and celebrate with friends, and others spend time solo, to reflect and recharge. Whatever your New Year’s celebration style, if you are planning on making resolutions, we wish you success…. Read more »

What Are You Giving Your Smile This Holiday?

You’ve got the gifts nestled all cozily under the tree, wrapped in beautiful paper, and topped with ribbons and bows! As you take a look at the tags on each gift, are any of them addressed to your smile? If not, why haven’t you done something special for your grin this year? When you’ve been… Read more »

Bye-Bye, 2016! Bye-Bye Insurance Benefits?

Are you smiling as you think about waving goodbye to 2016? Do you love the thought of starting fresh with a shiny, brand new year? If so, we couldn’t agree more. A clean slate is certainly always refreshing. However, if your dental insurance benefits are also something you will be waving goodbye to as they… Read more »

Don’t Let Dry Mouth Hurt Your Smile

Most people don’t notice the natural moist state of their mouth until something happens to change it. Our bodies naturally produce saliva in sufficient amounts to keep oral tissues comfortable, and to rinse food particles from teeth throughout the day. When something upsets the balance, xerostomia (dry mouth) can be the uncomfortable result. Xerostomia can… Read more »

Can Two Treatments Work For One Issue?

Have you ever found yourself trying to distinguish between multiple treatments that seem like they probably address the same issue? However, you notice that each offers subtle differences when it comes to benefits, so you have trouble deciphering what’s what. This is a common concern. While we certainly appreciate the effort that patients put into… Read more »

Why We Understand Your Absence

Are you embarrassed because you haven’t come in for a visit in quite some time? Perhaps you are a new patient who has not scheduled a dental cleaning or checkup anywhere for several years. As a result, even though you would like to get back to your professional preventive care, you feel concerned that your… Read more »

Why Take Advantage Of Sedation?

You might be like some of our patients – many of them, in fact – who think that receiving dental sedation is a wonderful option but that it’s probably not something you will get to enjoy. Why do you think this? If you are worried that we are extremely selective about candidacy, don’t be. The… Read more »