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How Does Drug Abuse Affect Oral Health in Plano?

October 15, 2018

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: — dr_montgomery @ 1:42 am

alcoholicMost people know that drug or alcohol abuse can have harmful or even deadly consequences. Intoxicating substances, whether alcohol, marijuana, cocaine or opioids, can damage your lungs, heart, stomach and brain. But did you know there can also be terrible oral health consequences? People with addiction commonly ignore their oral hygiene often because they no longer care about their teeth or they can’t afford to see a dentist. Let’s look at how drug abuse affects oral health in Plano.


Plano Dentist Explains Link between Gastrointestinal Disorders and Teeth

October 5, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — dr_montgomery @ 1:22 am

woman taking a biteAccording to the American Nutrition Association, 70 million people have digestive troubles. These range from acid reflux to constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Obviously, your mouth and stomach are connected. But did you know that the condition of your teeth and gums can lead to gastrointestinal disorders and that those can affect your oral health? Talk about a vicious cycle! Read on to learn what a Plano dentist has to say on the subject.


Back to School Tips for Athletes in Plano

September 21, 2018

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: — dr_montgomery @ 8:39 pm

mouthguard and helmetThe kids are in school and life is back to a routine. That’s not a bad thing. The day is now filled with classes, friends, homework and organized school athletics. Oral hygiene and care should be part of that routine, too. You can keep your children’s smiles healthy with these back to school tips for athletes in Plano.


Healthy Gums Make Dental Implants in Plano Look Better

July 26, 2018

Filed under: Dental Implants — Tags: — dr_montgomery @ 10:01 pm

Couple seated at an outdoor cafeAmong all of the tooth replacement options available, dental implants have truly become the treatment of choice. They closely mimic the natural construction of a tooth, they preserve the strength and shape of your jawbone and they have no impact on healthy adjacent teeth. However, if minimal bone width is present, then dental implants in Plano can be a challenge that may result in recession and dehiscence (opening) of tissue around the implant. This may subsequently lead to gingival recession. To correct this, a dentist may recommend soft tissue grafting for implant esthetics.


What is Full-Mouth Reconstruction in Plano?

June 19, 2018

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry — Tags: , — dr_montgomery @ 7:42 pm

Smiling manIf your smile is noticeably compromised by several dental and oral health problems—missing and broken teeth, periodontal disease, crooked teeth or an uneven bite—the solution can be full-mouth reconstruction. During this step-by-step procedure, the dentist combines the necessary general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments to restore and rebuild your smile. With full-mouth reconstruction in Plano, you’ll once again have a smile that is both healthy and beautiful.


Men’s Oral Health Tips from a Dentist in Plano

June 14, 2018

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: — dr_montgomery @ 2:20 am

Smiling manA man may receive accolades for accomplishments at work, in his community or among his family. However, men generally are not known for their commitment to oral health. In fact, many men’s visits to the dentist are episodic, i.e. when they have a problem such as a toothache or a cracked tooth. But since June is Men’s Health Month, this seems like a great time to get a few tips for men on better oral health care from a dentist in Plano.


Having a Dental Cleaning in Plano? Here’s What to Ask the Dental Hygienist

May 21, 2018

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: , — dr_montgomery @ 4:12 pm

group of dental assistantsDuring your regularly scheduled six-month dental checkup, you’ll likely see a dental hygienist before you see the dentist. After making a bit of small talk, we suggest asking the hygienist some important questions. These members of a dental team are educated, skilled and experienced at helping patients enjoy better oral health. They can often answer questions, and they may be able to quickly troubleshoot a problem. Here are some topics to discuss with the hygienist during your next visit.


Why Does a General Dentist in Plano Take Your Blood Pressure?

May 11, 2018

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: — dr_montgomery @ 4:03 pm

Doctor measuring blood pressureMost people who have hypertension—high blood pressure—do not experience any symptoms. Only when blood pressure is dangerously high with sustained readings of 200/140 or higher do people begin to have symptoms including severe headaches, dizziness and nausea. Because you see the dentist in Plano twice each year for dental checkups, it just makes sense to have your blood pressure read at these regular appointments. Read on to learn more about blood pressure and what it means to your general and oral health.


Your Emergency Dentist in Plano Will See You NOW!

April 28, 2018

Filed under: Emergency Dentistry — Tags: — dr_montgomery @ 5:39 pm

red cross bag and tooth illustrationWhen you have a medical emergency, call 911 or head for the nearest emergency room. But what should you do when you have a dental emergency? More often than not the doctors and nurses in the ER are not prepared to care for a dental emergency. When this happens you need a dentist who can take care of you or a family member immediately. If you’re in pain or the health of a tooth is threatened, then call the emergency dentist in Plano. You may even qualify for a $49 emergency exam and X-ray. Read on for information about what to do in various dental emergencies.


Dental Implants in Plano Secure Dentures and Smiles

April 24, 2018

Filed under: Dental Implants — Tags: — dr_montgomery @ 12:21 am

woman admiring hybrid denturesIf you have decided on dentures to replace your missing teeth then the only decision that remains is what kind of dentures? You’re probably familiar with removable dentures that sit on top of your gums. But did you know that dentures could be attached to dental implants for a stronger foundation? Called hybrid dentures, these combine the security of dental implants in Plano with the convenience and attractive appearance of dentures.


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