Stress And The Effects On Your Smile

Stress And The Effects On Your SmileStress is very common among adult Americans, and sadly even common among adolescents and children. With stress, there are times in your life will stressful moment after stressful moment will come in waves. Many people have different techniques for managing their stress; techniques like yoga, meditation, vacations, stress balls, exercising, or bubble baths. Whatever your stress relief is, it is important that you remember to do it. Stress can have negative impacts on your health, such as increased risk of heart disease or stroke, and it can also have detrimental effects on your smile(more…)

5th Annual Collin County Home & Garden Show

5th Annual Collin County Home & Garden ShowThis weekend, more than 250 exhibitors will fill the Allen Event Center (AEC) for the Collin County Home and Garden Show. This is the fifth year for the event that brings together landscapers, contractors, designers, and homeowners. Attendees are encouraged to bring photos of their yards, as well as the exteriors and interiors of their houses, to discuss the design and execution with area professionals. Many of the vendors offer large discounts at the event.The show will also feature design celebrities, who will host special panels and demonstrations, including Casey Hester and Catrina Kidd from the hit DIY Network show Texas Flip N Move. Celebrity expert Brian Santos, who’s been featured on Good Morning America and HGTV’s Smart Solutions, will present two seminars, “Painting Secrets” and “Faux Finishes.” (more…)

How Does Root Canal Therapy Save Your Tooth?

How Does Root Canal Therapy Save Your Tooth?Tooth decay and gum disease are both chronic, progressive diseases. A progressive disease is one that progresses, worsens, or spreads until it is treated. Tooth decay, in particular, can progress so deeply within a tooth that the only option to stop the pain and spread of the disease is a dental extraction. At earlier points of the tooth decay progression, treatment can stop the decay from reaching the point of a necessary extraction. A filling can be done to stop tooth decay, if the damage has not yet reached the inner area of the tooth. Once decay or infection has reached the inner pulp of the tooth, root canal therapy may be necessary.  (more…)

Why Do We Remove Wisdom Teeth?

Why Do We Remove Wisdom Teeth?Wisdom teeth are also known as third molars because they come in later in life after the second permanent molars. Wisdom teeth do not always cause issues, and sometimes they may be okay to remain in the mouth. Most of the time, however, wisdom teeth need to be removed to create any complications in your smile. Many people do not have enough room in their mouth for a third set of molars. The wisdom teeth can push the other teeth in your mouth of alignment. Wisdom teeth can also cause some issues as they erupt through the gums. Wisdom teeth usually start to emerge in young adults between the ages of 17 and 23. However, the earlier the teeth are removed, the less likely they are to cause complications, so early removal is often advised.  (more…)

Options To Treat Periodontal Disease

Options To Treat Periodontal DiseaseGum disease, or periodontal disease, is the inflammation of the gums that can progress to affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. The three stages of gum disease are gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis, in order of severity. Periodontal disease is incredibly common, and at the advanced stages, there is a risk of tooth loss. Treatment of gum disease can help to prevent loss of teeth, and may help prevent the heighten risk of stroke, heart attack, and diabetes that is also associated with gum disease. The most important part of treatment is regular checkups, so that your dentist can identify problems before they worsen.  (more…)

Frisco’s First Multicultural Festival

Frisco's First Multicultural Festival According to Global Village Frisco, the citizens of the city speak over 67 different languages. To celebrate the truly diverse city, the first ever Multicultural Festival is being held this weekend in Frisco, Texas. The event is free and appropriate for the entire family. The festival will feature approximately 70 booths celebrating different cultures, as well as diverse offerings of various cultural cuisines. The booths will feature hand-made crafts, products, and educational information. There are several scheduled cultural performances set to happen in Simpson Plaza. These performances will include a Mexican Mariachi band, a Chinese dragon dance, K-Pop music, a Palestinian folkloric line dance, and more festivities. There will also be a bounce house for children along with several interactive activities. Guests of the Festival are encouraged to wear native attire, but it is absolutely not required.  (more…)

3 Ways You Can Better Protect Your Smile Against Cavities

Cavities are a well-known concern, and people can claim awareness of how they are formed, and how they can be prevented. Unfortunately, even though you may think of this as common knowledge, many people still find themselves coming in for restorative care because of decay. Reinforcing smart preventive dental care habits can help you keep your mouth in top condition. While the care you practice at home makes a big difference to your oral care, make sure you also come in to see your dentist for regular checkups. These appointments offer vital care, and give your dentist a chance to step in and provide treatment early if a problem is forming. (more…)

Rescue Your Tooth With A Filling

Rescue Your Tooth With A FillingMost cavities can be prevented with good oral hygiene. But life happens and so do cavities. Even with the most vigilant of oral hygiene, tooth decay can find a way to wreak havoc on the health of your teeth. Some people are genetically more prone to tooth decay or some have issues such as bruxism that can cause your teeth to become more susceptible. Whatever the reason that a cavity may have happened, the important thing is that it gets treated. A cavity left untreated will not go away on its own. It will continue to worsen and the decay will get deeper within the tooth. A filling can stop a cavity and rescue your tooth.  (more…)

Early Treatment Is Key To A Healthy Smile

Early Treatment Is Key To A Healthy SmileThe most important key to unlocking a healthy smile is preventing problems with your teeth and gums before they arise. Both gum disease and tooth decay are among the most common chronic conditions affecting Americans; both can be prevented. While there are certain oral health problems that may not be preventable, early treatment can help keep the problems from progressing. For example, you may have an accident that causes a chip in the tooth. While you may not think it’s a big deal, that chip could be a new perfect hiding spot for decay and bacteria. Over time that decay causes that tiny chip to turn into a larger cavity by eroding away the enamel. Early treatment of that cavity could prevent the escalation of problems.  (more…)

When Is Extraction Necessary?

When Is Extraction Necessary? Most serious dental issues are preventable by maintaining good oral hygiene and regular visits with your dentist. Visiting your dentist every six months allows for a thorough exam and professional cleanings. Thorough exams will allow for most issues to be diagnosed early enough for treatment. Tooth decay and gum disease are both progressive diseases that worsen over time without treatment. Tooth extractions usually become necessary after an issue has progressed over a long period of time, however, there are instances like accidental injury where the extraction could not have been prevented. Knowing some reasons for a dental extraction may help you prevent them.  (more…)