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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

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

Remember to Floss!

Did you know that without flossing, 40% of the surfaces of your teeth are NEVER clean? Flossing at least once a day helps preserve the health and aesthetics of your smile! Read more

The Truth about a Root Canal

The popular expression, “I’d rather have a root canal…” has unfortunately earned this tooth saving dental procedure a bad rap. While the pain prior to the procedure can be horrific, the actual treatment itself is relatively painless and very successful. And the news gets even better as the tooth that has had appropriate endodontic treatment and is properly restored can last as long as other natural teeth! If you have any of the following symptoms: momentary sensitivity to lingering pain after eating ... Read more