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Fluoride — Too Much of A Good Thing?

Fluoride: The History In 1945 Grand Rapids, Michigan became the first community to have fluoride added to its municipal water supply to reduce the incidents of cavities in teeth. Since then America has had a love affair with it, adding fluoride to mouth rinses, toothpaste and water all over the country. Decades of study uncovered fluoride as the central reason for small pockets of communities with significantly lower incidence of tooth decay. Ultimately proving that groundwater with naturally occurring levels of were responsible for the lower ... Read more

Here We Come: First Dentist Visits

First Visits and Young Children The First Year By twelve months old your child can have as few as one or two teeth or as many as twelve teeth.  In the time between two and three years of age kids get their full set of baby teeth with molars appearing last and the front middle teeth usually emerging first. Often the exact moment a child's first dental visit is recommended can seem arbitrary. Sometimes recommendations call for a dental visit at age one ... Read more

Fight Against Gum Disease

Your Frisco and Fort Worth Dentists are Helping You in the Fight Against Gum Disease Great oral health is linked to your overall health, so staying informed about the condition of your teeth and gums is paramount! Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection that affects the gums, membranes, and bones around the teeth. Eventually--left unchecked--gum disease will cause bone decay, bone loss and more. Periodontal disease is a leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Most patients fear that ... Read more

The Power of Influence and the Science Behind it: First Impressions

  One brief chance to give your best, to influence a perception of the best version of you, is all any of us get to make a convincing first impression. A few moments of researching and the results are evident, from the moment you utter as few as two syllables or flash a smile your audience makes a snap judgment about your sincerity, your trustworthiness and your overall likability. Today, more than ever before, people are in a hurry and must make ... Read more

The Importance of Good Oral Health to Your Overall Wellness

It’s a long established fact that the parts of our bodies are interconnected to the point that they impact one another.  “The part can never be well unless the whole is well” is a quote related by Plato which demonstrates at least a general awareness of this concept dating back almost 2,500 years.  In many ways modern medicine has benefited from the increasing specialization of our doctors and researchers, but it’s important to remember that our bodies are a complex organization ... Read more