1. Why Gingivitis Is So Harmful

    Visiting your local dental clinic such as Designer Smiles Dentistry is a great resource for cosmetic dentistry when getting the whitest smile in Texas is a priority, but getting your oral health sorted should be your top priority! Preventative oral health is brushing and flossing twice per day and scheduling routine dental exams. Avoid dental health issues such as oral cancer and gingivitis through prevention! In our last blog, we examined oral cancer and how help prevent it. In this article we’ll touch on gingivitis — the oral condition our dentists all warns us about — and how it impac…Read More

  2. You Need Regular Dental Checkups!

    Maybe you have been neglecting your dental checkups or don’t think you really need to see the dentist unless you have a problem. Your dental health is an indicator of your overall health and well being, and dental checkups are extremely important. Read on to find out why regular checkups are so important, and how they can keep your teeth, gums, and whole body healthy! The Amazing Cleaning The kind of clean that a dental hygienist gives you is so much more detailed than one you can get at home. Even if you are brushing and flossing regularly, tartar can build up on your teeth and lead to cavi…Read More

  3. Oral Cancer Screening

    At Designer Smiles Dentistry, we are a comprehensive dental office that offers cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, orthodontics, and pediatric dentistry — but a crucial component to maintaining proper oral health is through preventative dentistry. Preventative dentistry starts at home with brushing and flossing and carries over to our dental office with comprehensive cleanings that dive into gum health and oral cancer screenings. In this article, we’ll focus on how an oral cancer screening can not only help detect cancer but how it supports your overall oral health.   What is o…Read More

  4. Brushing Your Teeth Properly Can Save Your Health

    Generally, most of us don’t think much about the importance of brushing our teeth. It’s part of our everyday routine, but it’s fairly common that we don’t actually brush well enough to fully clean our mouths. It is easy enough to just go through the motions and think that your mouth is clean -- when it’s actually not. Going to see your dentist at least twice a year is a great way to make sure your mouth is healthy, but it’s not the end-all-be-all for your oral health. The Importance Of Brushing Well: Gum Disease Prevention  When you don’t brush often, or well enough, plaque buil…Read More

  5. How A Cosmetic Dentist Can Fix a Chipped Tooth

    Chipped or Missing Teeth? When you live a rambunctious life, it can be easy to get an injury or two. Most injuries can result in a broken bone or a scratch. In those cases, a cast or a bandage can suffice. However, some, more serious injuries, can’t be covered up and forgotten. Such injuries, like a broken nose or a chipped tooth, are, unfortunately, public injuries and cannot be disguised. Eye Sore When it comes to a chipped tooth, there is not anything you can do but see a cosmetic dentist or leave the tooth as it is. The only issue with not treating your chipped tooth is that is can be co…Read More

  6. Help! I’m Missing A Tooth: All About Dental Implants

    Whether you have a scar story about getting your a tooth knocked out from stopping a hockey puck shot by Wayne Gretzky or you lost one due to an advanced stage of gum disease, having all your teeth intact — even if it’s with a dental implant — is crucial to your overall oral health! Why is it important to have all my teeth? Even if you’re missing a tooth towards the back of your mouth that’s not noticeable, having all your teeth is important for everyday functions. Not addressing a missing tooth may impact your ability to chew food and speak, or the space may begin to shift, which ca…Read More

  7. The Unsung Heroes Of Preventative Dental Health

    In our dental office at Designer Smiles Dentistry, we take preventative dental health care very seriously. You’ve likely heard the adage, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and it’s completely accurate. The more you can prevent oral health mishaps the healthier you are and the more heftier your wallet will be! So, what does prevention looks like? It always begins at home in your daily dental health routine — brushing twice per day and flossing at least once, is standard. Preventative care is also scheduling routine dental exams every six months and staving off sugary and hi…Read More

  8. The Life-Saving Benefits of Flossing

    It’s important to practice good oral hygiene so your teeth and gums remain healthy. But did you know that a healthy mouth also means a healthy body? Bacteria that originate in your mouth can enter your body and negatively affect your overall health. In fact, a host of health problems can start with your gums so the benefits of flossing and brushing your teeth regularly extends far beyond your mouth. Here are five major health problems to consider: Heart Disease/Stroke Risk People with periodontal or gum disease are twice as likely to develop heart disease and arteriosclerosis. Bacteria that …Read More

  9. Does Fluoride Prevent Cavities?

    Tooth decay, better known as cavities, is caused by bacteria that gather on your teeth and gums. The bacteria are sticky and coat your teeth with a clear film commonly called plaque. The bacteria produce acid which eats away at your tooth enamel and causes it to break down. Brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day will go a long way to removing the troublesome plaque and keeping your mouth healthy. But is there more you can do to prevent tooth decay? In short, yes. Does Flouride Prevent Cavities? To keep your teeth and gums in good health, visit your dentist for regular exams and …Read More

  10. How to Floss With Braces

    Flossing every day is particularly important while wearing braces. If you’re an adolescent or an adult who recently got metal braces, you might wonder how to floss or whether you should even try. The risk of developing a cavity goes up due to food particles that get trapped in the braces, bands, and wires in your mouth. The end result of not flossing could be plaque buildup and gingivitis. Spending a little extra time on dental care if you’re a patient or the parent of one can pay off in a wonderful smile when those braces are removed. Orthodontists are fitting children as young as 7 with …Read More