Oral Health in Plano: Mouthwash Facts

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Thanks for visiting our The Plano Dentist blog. In today’s post, we would like to discuss mouthwash. Many Texas residents use mouthwash to freshen their breath, prevent tooth decay, and to improve oral health in Plano. Mouthwash should never be used exclusively though, good oral hygiene starts with thorough tooth brushing and flossing. Mouthwash is […]

Plano Dental News: Poor Oral Health And Heart Disease

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Attention dental patients: brushing twice daily may help decrease your risk of heart disease. Scientists, dentists, and cardiologists have known for many years that there is a link between inflammation in the mouth (gum disease) and heart problems, However, a recent study studied oral health habits and heart disease risk. Science Daily reported on the […]

Dental Sealants – Another Tool For Cavity Prevention

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Dental Sealants - Another Tool For Cavity Prevention In Allen

Dental patients in the Allen, Plano, and Fort Worth areas know that regular brushing and flossing are essential for optimal oral health. However, the bristles of your toothbrush can’t reach into every small groove and depression in your teeth, especially the really bumpy back teeth. That’s where sealants can be invaluable. Dental sealants are a […]

Periodontal Disease In Texas

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Periodontal Disease in Texas

Though most Texas residents are fairly health-conscious, periodontal disease is more common than you might think. At The Plano Dentist, we see patients with gum disease every day. Some patients aren’t even aware they have it until their dentist diagnoses it. Fortunately, it can be treated with varying degrees of treatment depending on the severity. […]

Is Your Low-Carb Diet Giving You Dragon Breath?

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Many people mistakenly believe that all bad breath is linked to insufficient brushing. The truth is that there are myriad causes of halitosis. The Plano dentist can help you identify the cause of your problem and discuss how to cure bad breath. Your diet significantly affects your breath. Because foods begin to be digested the […]

6 Things You Should Know Before Having Oral Surgery

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When it comes to preparing for oral surgery,  the revered patients of The Plano Dentist are given 6 important instructions to get them through from start to finish. First, Choose Wisely Understanding the pros and cons of a procedure helps you attain the prime outcome. This important knowledge about your dental experience opens up a […]

No Cavities? Thank Your Parents

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At The Plano Dentist, we stay abreast of new discoveries in the exciting field of dentistry and occasionally share interesting facts with our patients. Today’s post focuses on new findings in a compelling field of research: genetic dentistry. “About 60% of the risk for tooth decay appears to be due to genetic factors.” Mary L. […]

3 Reasons Not To Skip A Dental Checkup

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Life gets busy. Sometimes it seems impossible to keep up with everything you “gotta do.”  At The Plano Dentist, we understand that. But we urge you to think twice before you cancel or postpone a dental checkup because you think it’s less important than the other twenty items on your to-do list. Twice-yearly dental exams […]

Smart Brushing Trumps Aggressive Brushing

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Most Plano residents brush their teeth (at least we hope so). However, there are many who brush improperly but don’t realize that their dental hygiene practices may be contributing to oral problems. They may pride themselves on their diligence, but frequency does not make up for incorrect methods. One of the most common errors – […]

Why a Water Flosser Might be a Good Idea

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Today, we’re discussing the water flosser, also known as interdental cleaner, interdental irrigator, or water jet. The first water-shooting device for cleaning between teeth was created in the early 1960’s by Colorado dentist Dr. Gerald Moyer and John Mattingly, a hydraulics engineer. The tool is now known by the brand name Waterpik, though many people […]