If 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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April 24, 2018
March 13, 2018
What keeps your house standing? If you answered the foundation, you’re right. Your smile isn’t that much different. Teeth require the foundation of healthy gum tissue and strong bone structure. And if a tooth is missing, then a dental implant must also have the support of healthy bone. That’s why your dentist in Plano may recommend bone graft surgery prior to the placement of a dental implant.
February 18, 2018
In a addition to being the founding father of our country, President George Washington is also know for his smile. Well, not so much his smile as his teeth. What were those choppers made of anyway? Your dentist in Plano is here to set the record straight on the myths and facts about our first president’s dentition.
February 8, 2018
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. The American Dental Association chooses an annual theme for this worthwhile campaign, and this year it’s, “Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and clean between your teeth for a healthy smile.” That’s exactly what your child—and you—need to do at home to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Of course, that’s often easier said than done with little ones. However, if you can make the job entertaining, then kids just might get a kick out of brushing and flossing. Here are some ideas from your dentist in Plano.
January 31, 2018
Dentists refer to orofacial pain when they are speaking about any pain that is happening in the mouth, upper or lower jaw, and the face. Orofacial pain is quite common and while there are many causes, most cases are the result of dental problems. If you or a loved one is experiencing this kind of pain, then schedule a same-day appointment with Dr. Montgomery, your Plano dentist.
January 26, 2018
Millions of Americans—especially teenage and young women—suffer from health and even life threatening eating disorders. Although the physical affects to the body may be seem obvious, a dentist is often the first person to correctly spot the signs of one of these disorders. Both bulimia nervosa, which is characterized by self-induced vomiting, and anorexia nervosa—self-starvation—can have dramatic effects in the mouth. Fortunately, there are steps your dentist in Plano can take to help preserve dental and oral health during treatment for these troubling concerns.
November 19, 2017
The holidays are just around the corner, which means you’ll soon be busy with gift shopping, party planning and meal prep. Now is certainly not the time to run into a dental problem. To avoid having to make an unscheduled visit to the dentist this holiday season, read on find out what you can do to ensure bright smiles.
November 10, 2017
Baseball is a national pastime whether the game is little league or professional. The sport can be traced back to the mid-18th century and has had a tremendous influence on the culture. From common phrases such as “out of the park” and “hit or miss” to fashion—is there anyone who doesn’t own a baseball cap?—baseball’s influence has been significant. However, not everything baseball has given the culture is admirable. Here are some baseball behaviors to avoid for the sake of your health and your smile.
October 21, 2017
Whether you’ve recently lost a tooth or have been dealing with tooth loss for some time, you know that the ramifications can impact your appearance as well as your ability to chew a variety of foods. In addition, just one missing tooth can cause your remaining teeth to shift, which can lead to temporomandibular joint disorder. There is also an increased risk for gum disease and tooth decay.
Therefore, tooth replacement is imperative. A dental bridge is an excellent option. This is a fixed prosthesis that combines two dental crowns for anchoring and one, two or three false teeth.
October 11, 2017
Perhaps you’ve seen water flossers sold in the store or maybe you know someone who uses one. Are you still wondering if you should have one, too? For some people, a water flosser can be very helpful. Read on to learn more about what a water flosser is and what it does.