Halloween is full of spooky costumes and scary haunted houses, but the fall holiday can also be a terrifying time for your teeth! Most Halloween candies are loaded with sugar, which can cause tooth decay to develop in your mouth. However, some sweet treats are worse than others for your dental health. Fortunately, a dentist in North Dallas is here with advice on which Halloween candy to avoid if you want to maintain a healthy smile over the haunted holiday!
Dale Greer, DDS Blog
October 16, 2018
September 11, 2018
If you are missing one or more teeth, you are not alone: according to the American College of Prosthodontists, 120 million Americans have a gap in their smile. A missing tooth can be highly visible and a major source of embarrassment in social or work settings, which is why many people seek to repair their smile through cosmetic dentistry. However, even if a tooth is missing from the back of your mouth, it is important to replace it with an artificial tooth. Otherwise, the gap in your teeth could have a negative impact on your oral health and quality of life. Fortunately, dental implants in North Dallas can restore both the appearance and the natural function of your smile.
August 26, 2018
“You are what you eat.” How often did you hear that phrase growing up? Of course, if we eat enough pizza we don’t actually turn into a walking, talking slice of pepperoni. However, the food and drinks we consume do directly affect our health – including our dental health. Poor dietary habits can increase the risk of tooth decay or gum disease, leading to painful dental problems that require expensive and inconvenient treatment. On the other hand, making the right dietary choices can help preserve teeth as you grow older. If you are interested in maintaining your healthy smile, check out these dietary tips from a dentist in North Dallas.
July 8, 2018
Did you know that sharks, crocodiles and kangaroos are just some of the animals that get replacement teeth throughout their lives? Unfortunately, we humans don’t share that trait and get only one set of adult teeth that have to last 90-100 years. That means it’s especially important to take care of the ones you have! But what’s the best way to do that? A good place to start is by protecting your enamel; the hard, protective outer layer of your teeth. The more your enamel stays intact, the less dental work you’ll need from a dentist in North Dallas. Learn more below!
June 6, 2018
Sugar is one of the worst possible things for your teeth. It interacts with the bacteria in your mouth, leading to plaque and tartar, which in turn lead to cavities. Plus, lots of things with sugar in them can also stain your teeth and lead to dry mouth. The bottom line: The less sugar you consume, the better your oral health will be. But how can you cut back on sugar without taking all the yummy goodness out of your diet? Here are a few creative tips from your dentist in North Dallas.
May 15, 2018
You’ve been living with some flaws in your smile for a while, but now you’re ready to do something about it. There’s one small problem, though – you don’t have a trusted cosmetic dentist in North Dallas to work with. With so many professionals to choose from, how do you identify the best one for you? Continue reading to learn about the questions that you should consider, that will help you make the right decision.
April 10, 2018
Do you miss eating your favorite foods, like steak, because they have become too difficult to chew? Maybe you are ready to stop feeling insecure about your incomplete smile? No matter the reason, you are now considering to replace your missing teeth with dental implants in North Dallas. Before you are ready to commit to them, you are wondering if they are really worth the added cost? If you want a long-term solution that will improve your oral health and quality of life, they are worth their price.
March 14, 2018
There are many people who work extremely hard to overcome the embarrassing, prepubescent look they had in high school. They polish their overall look with a more mature haircut, upgrade their wardrobe, and even improve their speech—but one thing stands in the way of them feeling more confident about themselves: their crooked teeth.
If this sounds like you, but you can’t bear the thought of getting traditional braces, you’re not alone. Clear aligners have been a go-to for many mature patients, actually standing as the preferred method for adult orthodontics in North Dallas. Learn more about clear aligners and how you may be able to benefit from them in this week’s blog post.
February 2, 2018
Does having a wonderful smile really matter? According to recent studies it does, as 73% of Americans say they are more likely to trust a person with perfect teeth than someone who has a powerful job or is well dressed. And another poll found that one-third of people say that the first trait they notice about a person is his or her smile. But what’s more important than these statistics is the way your smile makes you feel. Does it give you the confidence you need to start each day? If not, then don’t be dismayed because your dentist has a solution to improve your self-esteem and help you make the type of impression that you want. It’s porcelain veneers, and as you continue reading you’ll learn more about what this form of cosmetic dentistry can do for you.
January 6, 2018
One of the most important ways that your body has to replenish your life force is through restful sleep. It is during this time that it can repair injuries, recover from illnesses and produce the vital hormones that sustain your well-being. Therefore, if this precious cycle is disturbed or inhibited from fulfilling its purpose, you suffer as a result. One of the major hindrances to this process is sleep apnea. And not only does it interrupt your body’s natural rest period, it can also be life-threatening. This is why your dentist in North Dallas has decided to weigh in with some information that will help if you suffer from this condition.