Bad Breath

You’re in line waiting to pay for your groceries at the super market; the shelves next to the check out counter are lined with a myriad of gums and mints. You grab a pack of gum and a container of mints and toss them on the conveyor belt with the rest of your items. You […]

Oral Cancer Screening

In recent times, the fight against cancer has received much media attention, mostly the fight against breast cancer. Dr. Kim warns that a very common type of cancer is often forgotten and overlooked when it comes to protecting your health…Oral Cancer. The American Dental Association states that only half of all patients diagnosed with oral […]

The Silent Killer

What is the “Silent Killer?” In the dental field, Dr. Potter at The Plano Dentist refers to the Silent Killer as gum disease. Also known as periodontal disease and gingivitis, gum disease involves inflammation and infection that destroys the tissues that support the teeth, the gums, and the tooth sockets. The Silent Killer has recently […]

New Year’s Resolutions

Tis the season to make New Year’s Resolutions. We have just closed 2011 and 2012 is waiting for us, full of potential and promise. The best way to make the most of this blank canvas is to make resolutions, otherwise known as setting goals. Most often, people’s resolutions have to do with their health: going […]

It’s Not Too Late!

You may be in jeopardy of losing your 2011 dental benefits on December 31! Many patients at The Plano Dentist are not aware that their dental insurance benefits are lost if not used by the end of the year. Our goal at The Plano Dentist is to help you get the best dental care for […]

What do your teeth say about your health?

Categories: Oral Health

At The Plano Dentist, we know your dental health is closely connected to your overall health. We also know the mouth can oftentimes be the first place to indicate signs of health issues in the body. Recently, we found a helpful article that outlined seven warning signs that indicate it might be time to check […]

Ask Dr. Potter: What’s so bad about nail biting?

Categories: Oral Health

We’ve all heard that biting your nails is an awful habit, but you many wonder- really- what’s so bad about it? Recently, our team at The Plano Dentist found an interesting article that discusses how biting your nails affect your teeth and oral health. Nail biting, also known as Onychophagia, is a common habit among […]

Softly brushing your way to clean teeth

Categories: Oral Health

Just as there are so many different types of toothbrushes to choose from, each brush also has a different type of bristle! There are generally three different types of bristles; hard, medium, and soft. Our team at The Plano Dentist always recommend that our patients, especially children and seniors, use a soft bristled toothbrush. Using […]

Your oral health and overall health

Categories: Oral Health

Don’t put off your next visit to The Plano Dentist any longer! Over the years, oral health issues have been increasingly linked to other health concerns, such as heart disease. Cardiovascular disease remains American’s number one killer, claiming more lives than any other cause of death, according to the American Heart Association. Believe it or […]

Practicing good oral health habits

Categories: Oral Health

At The Plano Dentist, we know good dental health requires only a few minutes of your day. We thought we’d provide some practical advice on how to improve your or your child’s smile between your visits with Dr. John M. Potter. Start by brushing your teeth twice a day. Proper brushing techniques are an essential […]