A Plano Dentist Lists Dental Facts That You Should Know

Plano DentistSince knowledge is power, as a Plano dentist, we want you to be informed. This means that we take time during dental appointments to discuss any problems you are having with your teeth and gums, along with making comprehensive recommendations.  We believe that by being informed, you can make healthy decisions at home that will reduce your risk of a future infection.  Simultaneously, the more you know about dentistry, the easier it will be for you to receive dental care.

Here is what you should know.

Cosmetic dentistry is about more than gorgeous smiles. Sure, we can transform your smile into something amazing and absolutely stunning.  We do this every day and love our job.  Still, this is only one aspect of what we do.  We can help you to stay in good oral health as well by cleaning and examining your teeth, treating cavities and infections, and restoring a tooth that has been damaged or lost.  The difference is that we can perform these procedures while helping your teeth to look beautifully natural.

Dentistry doesn’t hurt. Yes, you read that correctly.  The old adage that dentistry is painful, is simply untrue nowadays.  We offer sedation dentistry, and as such, can keep patients completely comfortable.  Whether you have dental anxiety and need to relax or are undergoing a full smile makeover, we can provide you with the type of sedation you need in order to stay comfortable during your dental treatment and afterwards.  When you visit our Plano dentist office, let us know if you suffer from dental anxiety so that we can incorporate sedation into your treatment plan.

Restorations are temporary. Even restorations that are permanent in nature, such as a crown or dental veneer, are not meant to last forever.  They should last for a decade or longer but just like natural teeth can become damaged, a restoration can too.  A car wreck, sports injury or workplace accident can cause just as much damage to a restoration as to a natural tooth.  Simultaneously, some restorations will simply wear out over time.  This doesn’t mean that your dentist did a bad job, just that the restoration served its’ purpose and needs to be replaced or re-secured to the tooth.  You can help to prolong the length of time that a restoration lasts by taking care of all of your teeth, brushing and flossing regularly, avoiding acidic foods and scheduling regular teeth cleanings.

Technology is advancing. Dentistry is impacted by technology just like everything else.  This means that dental procedures are being performed faster and with more precision than ever before.  If you had dental work done a few years ago and need another treatment, expect to see some positive changes.  As technology advances further, we will incorporate it into our dentist office so that you can continue to benefit.

In our Plano dentist office, we love what we do and will continue to help you and your family to stay in excellent oral health.  To learn more about dentistry or to schedule an appointment, give us a call.