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In today’s The Plano Dentist post, we share some fun facts about dentistry. Enjoy!

  • Many general dentistry patients are aware that before there was formal dental training and licensing, barbers often performed dental procedures. But did you know that blacksmiths also moonlighted as dentists?1 How would you like your dental visit to involve tools used to hammer hot metal?
  • The Mayans were very skilled at cosmetic dentistry. One smile style in Mayan culture was bejeweled teeth – a procedure that involved the drilling of holes to embed precious gems. That’s a grill with major bling! 1
  • The average human produces 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime. That is enough to fill up two swimming pools.2 (Not a very pleasant image, right?)
  • Nylon toothbrush bristles weren’t introduced until 1938. Prior to that, pig hair was a common bristle material.3 (“Mom, my toothbrush smells like bacon!”)
  • A popular toothache treatment in medieval Germany was to kiss a donkey.3 There is no evidence that it actually worked and it is unknown if the same remedy was used by donkeys.
  • Every person’s tongue is unique – just like a fingerprint.4
  • In medieval Japan, black teeth were considered appealing. Style-conscious women used roots to stain their teeth.3

At The Plano Dentist, you won’t find pig hair, donkeys, or anvils. You will find premium dental care and our comfortable and comprehensive team of dental professionals. Our menu of services includes: family dentistry, dental implants, and restorative dentistry. Contact The Plano Dentist today at 972-468-8279 to schedule an informative consultation.

1Gregory Myers,”10 Weird Facts About Teeth,” ListVerse, January 27, 2014, http://listverse.com/2014/01/27/10-weird-facts-about-teeth/, accessed on November 14, 2014
2Mouth Matters,” Visual.ly, August 28, 2012, http://visual.ly/your-mouth-matters-fun-dental-facts, accessed on November 14, 2014
3Chew on This, Fun Tooth Facts for a Healthy Mouth,” Delta Dental, http://www.deltadentalnc.org/MediaLibraries/Global/documents/Delta-Dental-Tooth-Tips-BF.pdf, accessed on November 12, 2014
4“New oral features can be considered unique as a fingerprint,” DentistryiQ, http://www.dentistryiq.com/articles/2014/01/new-oral-features-can-be-considered-unique-as-a-fingerprint.html, accessed on November 14, 2014

Contact The Plano Dentist:

972-468-8279

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3115 W Parker Rd Ste C538
Plano, Texas
75023

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Makeovers For Busy Smiles https://www.theplanodentist.com/blog/makeovers-busy-smiles/ Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:29:18 +0000 https://www.theplanodentist.com/?p=2088 Have you been considering improving your smile with cosmetic dentistry but are afraid you can’t fit it into your hectic schedule? Let The Plano Dentist put your mind at ease. Cosmetic dentistry at The Plano Dentist is speedier than you think. Some procedures such as teeth bleaching can be done in just one visit to […]

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Have you been considering improving your smile with cosmetic dentistry but are afraid you can’t fit it into your hectic schedule? Let The Plano Dentist put your mind at ease.

Cosmetic dentistry at The Plano Dentist is speedier than you think. Some procedures such as teeth bleaching can be done in just one visit to our comfortable office.

If you are one of the many men and women who want to have their teeth aligned, check out the new orthodontic options including 6-month braces, Invisalign, and adult braces.

A porcelain veneer is a celebrated minimally invasive cosmetic dental procedure. Porcelain veneers can fix chipped teeth, cracked teeth, discolored teeth, and slightly misshapen teeth.

If you replace your old silver fillings with tooth colored fillings, you can open wide without flashing any silver. Your rear molars will look like they did before you had any cavities filled. (How long ago was that?)

At The Plano Dentist, we create dazzling smiles every day. It’s your turn! Call us today at 972-468-8279!

Because everyone deserves to smile!

Contact The Plano Dentist:

972-468-8279

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3115 W Parker Rd Ste C538
Plano, Texas
75023

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Is It All About Flashy Smiles And Trendy Styles In Plano, Texas? https://www.theplanodentist.com/blog/is-it-all-about-flashy-smiles-and-trendy-styles-in-plano-texas/ Fri, 04 Mar 2016 17:17:01 +0000 http://new.theplanodentist.com/blog/?p=561 The Plano Dentist’s single most distinctive feature is our compassionate care. Right? So amazing. When we work that unique angle we win and so will you. Our dental restorations and smile makeovers will set you apart. Be uniquely you.

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It’s All About Location
If you can’t be in Paris, then bring fashion home to Plano. Facial fashion, that is. The pouty, the cheesy, the sultry, the glamorous, the gleeful. Plano is a great location to enjoy the possibilities and benefits The Plano Dentist has to offer. A group dedicated to keeping you looking great and feeling confident. We offer a wide variety of dental services for our Fort Worth, Allen, and The Colony locals – restorative dentistry, teeth whitening, and sedation dentistry. You name it, we’ll explain it – Invisalign, porcelain veneers. It’s time for your consultation: (972) 468-8279.

It’s All About Working The Smile
For just about everyone out there, the way we look is vital to our self-concept. Our self-concept rules our interactions and relationships. A smile for a friend says more than a perfect smile hands down. Let us work with you to energize that smile to your standards. Our own Dr. Mike Munilla can discuss with you chipped teeth, crooked teeth, and even missing teeth. Come down and see us, Dallas. We will help you to work that smile on the proverbial runway of life.

It’s All About Being Uniquely You
The Plano Dentist’s single most distinctive feature is our compassionate care. Right? So amazing. When we work that unique angle we win and so will you. Our dental restorations and smile makeovers will set you apart. Be uniquely you.

Mike Munilla
The Plano Dentist
3115 W Parker Rd, Ste C538
Plano, Texas 75023
(972) 468-8279
https://www.theplanodentist.com/meet-the-dentist.php

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Restoring Smiles At The Plano Dentist In Plano https://www.theplanodentist.com/blog/restoring-smiles-at-the-plano-dentist-in-plano/ Fri, 18 Dec 2015 20:33:29 +0000 http://new.theplanodentist.com/?p=1563 A great smile is essential for putting your best face forward. At The Plano Dentist, we not only restore teeth to their original condition; we make many Dallas smiles better than they ever were before! Some patients have only a few problems they wish to correct. Perhaps one or two teeth are misshapen and seem […]

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Restoring Smiles at The Plano Dentist in Plano A great smile is essential for putting your best face forward. At The Plano Dentist, we not only restore teeth to their original condition; we make many Dallas smiles better than they ever were before!

Some patients have only a few problems they wish to correct. Perhaps one or two teeth are misshapen and seem out of alignment. If the problem teeth are only superficially crooked—meaning they do not need to be moved into place with orthodontia—porcelain veneers are often the answer. Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells that are attached to the front of one of more teeth. They are extremely versatile and can correct shape, color, or both.

Another plus: porcelain veneers are essentially non-invasive and do not affect healthy tooth structure.

Some of our Allen and Plano dental patients were happy with their smile in years past but now want to bring up the whiteness a notch or two. Teeth whitening is a popular procedure for our Fort Worth cosmetic dentistry patients. We provide a variety of teeth whitening options for every type of smile. If you are ready to brighten your smile, come on in; we’ll help you find the best tooth whitening system for your smile.

Mike Munilla, DMD
The Plano Dentist
3115 W Parker Rd, Ste C538
Plano, Texas 75023
972-468-8279
https://www.theplanodentist.com/

Put your best face forward with a brand new smile!

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Not All Smile Makeovers Are Created Equal https://www.theplanodentist.com/blog/not-all-smile-makeovers-are-created-equal/ Sat, 12 Dec 2015 02:19:53 +0000 http://new.theplanodentist.com/?p=1567 Hello Plano! Welcome to the The Plano Dentist dental blog. Let’s talk about smile makeovers. Some Plano patients wonder if  the term is synonymous with general cosmetic dentistry. Are the placement of four veneers considered a smile makeover? Well, yes and no. If your smile is attractive and healthy except for some chips in your […]

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Hello Plano! Welcome to the The Plano Dentist dental blog. Let’s talk about smile makeovers. Some Plano patients wonder if  the term is synonymous with general cosmetic dentistry.

Are the placement of four veneers considered a smile makeover? Well, yes and no. If your smile is attractive and healthy except for some chips in your upper front teeth, veneer placement may remedy the few cosmetic problems and result in a stunning smile.

Generally, however, a complete smile redesign combines several carefully-chosen cosmetic dentistry procedures performed at the same time for a complete smile metamorphosis. In other words, the sum is greater than the parts.

For example, a cosmetic dental smile makeover could involve crown restorations, veneers for teeth that are misshapen but otherwise healthy, tooth-colored filling replacement for old amalgam fillings, and teeth whitening for the crowning touch.

I am Dr. Mike Munilla. Performing successful smile makeovers makes my profession extremely fulfilling. Patients who plan to receive a smile makeover should take their time choosing a dentist to perform it. I invite you to schedule a consultation so we can discuss your needs and wishes. During the consultation, I can tell you about my extensive experience and show you before and after pictures of satisfied patients.

When I design a custom smile makeover, I study several elements in addition to the teeth. After all, the teeth are just one component of the patient’s face. The gumline, lips, mouth, facial shape, facial structure, coloring, and patient’s age affect the scope of the design. This comprehensive approach to a smile makeover achieves awesome results and sets our practice apart.

If you are interested in learning more about smile makeovers, call us today at 972-468-8279.

Mike Munilla
The Plano Dentist
3115 W Parker Rd, Ste C538
Plano, Texas 75023
972-468-8279

Meet Dr. Mike Munilla


Because everyone deserves to smile!

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Spotlight-Ready Smiles From The Plano Dentist In Plano, Texas https://www.theplanodentist.com/blog/spotlight-ready-smiles-from-the-plano-dentist-in-plano-texas/ Fri, 04 Dec 2015 22:41:19 +0000 http://new.theplanodentist.com/?p=1564 A mouth full of unattractive teeth can really distract from a beautiful person’s appearance. Having a red-carpet-worthy smile can bring you increased satisfaction and confidence in your social interactions with your distinguished A-list friends. This smile, however, doesn’t have to have a celebrity price tag. Five-star yet affordable cosmetic dentistry and VIP treatment has been […]

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A mouth full of unattractive teeth can really distract from a beautiful person’s appearance. Having a red-carpet-worthy smile can bring you increased satisfaction and confidence in your social interactions with your distinguished A-list friends.

This smile, however, doesn’t have to have a celebrity price tag. Five-star yet affordable cosmetic dentistry and VIP treatment has been available since 2005 at The Plano Dentist. Come see what our expertise and experience can offer. When you ask about the cost of veneers in Plano, Texas 75023, don’t forget to ask about the cost of dental implants as well.

What are dental veneers? Veneers are paper-thin shells of durable material (ceramic, porcelain, or composite resin) bonded to the teeth to provide strength and add beauty to any smile.

What are dental implants? A wonderful long-term solution for missing teeth, dental implants are artificial roots surgically implanted in the jaw to anchor a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, or denture.

The best way to find out if veneers or dental implants are a possibility is to meet with Mike Munilla DMD at The Plano Dentist for a smile makeover consultation.

We can create a smile you will be proud to flash at all of your public appearances throughout Hollywood or on location in Plano, Fort Worth, or Allen.

The Plano Dentist

Meet Dr. Mike Munilla


3115 W Parker Rd, Ste C538
Plano, Texas 75023
972-468-8279

Dr. Kim is raising the bar as our practice strives to deliver excellence with every possible service:

restorative dentistry
teeth whitening
family dentistry
dental implants
Invisalign
or ________________( fill in the blank!)

Treat your fans to a dazzling smile created at The Plano Dentist.

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Teeth Whitening: Do It Right https://www.theplanodentist.com/blog/teeth-whitening-do-it-right/ Fri, 27 Nov 2015 22:49:01 +0000 http://new.theplanodentist.com/?p=1542 As the years go by, our teeth naturally lose their luster. Dark colored foods and drinks speed up the process, but even people who avoid coffee, wine and cola are not immune to yellow or gray teeth. Want to brighten up your smile? Have you considered tooth whitening? Teeth whitening at The Plano Dentist is […]

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As the years go by, our teeth naturally lose their luster. Dark colored foods and drinks speed up the process, but even people who avoid coffee, wine and cola are not immune to yellow or gray teeth. Want to brighten up your smile? Have you considered tooth whitening? Teeth whitening at The Plano Dentist is one of the quickest and most affordable ways to look younger and more attractive.

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

Though some The Plano Dentist teeth whitening patients experience a little short-term sensitivity, most experience no pain at all.

There are several different methods for whitening teeth but each uses a solution containing peroxide to remove the stains that have accumulated in the microscopic cracks in your tooth enamel.

DIY Whitening Products
First of all, the strips, mouthwashes and paint-on whiteners use a lower concentration of whitening agent than in-office methods. They rarely remove all of the stains on your enamel. If you have gum disease, cavities, crowns, dental bonding, or porcelain veneers, Dr. Mike Munilla recommends first visiting your dentist for a teeth whitening consultation. You are always better off having teeth whitening performed by a professional. This will protect your existing restorations and ensure the best possible results.

Don’t assume that tooth whitening offered at Dallas mall kiosks is risk-free. The industry is largely unregulated and the team often have little dental training. Do you really want to take chances with your smile?

At The Plano Dentist, we are currently accepting new patients at our Plano office. My friendly team of skilled dental professionals would love to serve you with family dentistry, dental implants, restorative dentistry, Invisalign, or teeth whitening. You can schedule an appointment by calling 972-468-8279. Because everyone deserves to smile!

 

Mike Munilla
The Plano Dentist
3115 W Parker Rd, Ste C538
Plano, Texas 75023
972-468-8279
https://www.theplanodentist.com/meet-the-dentist/

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The Dream Of No Drill In Dallas https://www.theplanodentist.com/blog/the-dream-of-no-drill-in-dallas/ Sat, 14 Nov 2015 02:46:04 +0000 http://new.theplanodentist.com/blog/?p=318 If you ask dental patients in the Plano, Plano, and Allen area what they hate the most about dental visits, chances are that they’ll mention the drill. Just the sound of it is enough to make people cringe. Many residents of Plano, Texas may wonder if there will ever be an alternative to the dreaded […]

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The Dream Of No Drill In Dallas

If you ask dental patients in the Plano, Plano, and Allen area what they hate the most about dental visits, chances are that they’ll mention the drill. Just the sound of it is enough to make people cringe.

Many residents of Plano, Texas may wonder if there will ever be an alternative to the dreaded dental drill. Guess what? Now there is!

Drill-less dentistry is also known as air abrasion or microabrasion. Air abrasion can be used for common dental procedures such as removing tooth decay or preparing tooth surfaces for sealants or bonding. These instruments work like a little sandblaster that aim a fine stream of particles at the area that would normally be drilled. After the stream of particles strikes and removes the decay, the materials are suctioned out of the mouth.

Hi. I’m Dr. Mike Munilla of Plano. I want my patients to be aware of the latest dental technology available, especially as it pertains to cosmetic dentistry.

If you are in need of quality dental care in the Dallas area, or if you are interested in a smile makeover, give The Plano Dentist a call at (972) 468-8279. We can answer any questions you have about teeth whitening, veneers, gum contouring, or dental implants.

Make your appointment today so your teeth can look and feel their best!

Dr. Mike Munilla
The Plano Dentist
3115 W Parker Rd, Ste C538
Plano, Texas
(972) 468-8279
https://www.theplanodentist.com/meet-the-dentist.php

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/dental-health-faq, accessed on May. 2, 2012

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Common Myths about Plano Family Cosmetic Dentistry https://www.theplanodentist.com/blog/common-myths-about-plano-family-cosmetic-dentistry/ Fri, 16 Oct 2015 16:33:24 +0000 http://new.theplanodentist.com/blog/?p=544 Many so-called cosmetic dental procedures are not solely cosmetic. Allen dental procedures such as tooth replacement are smile-enhancing and, more importantly, prevent many potential problems such as tooth movement, bone loss and difficulty chewing and speaking.

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Common Myths about Plano Family Cosmetic Dentistry Myth #1: Cosmetic Dentistry is Never Necessary for a Healthy Smile

Many so-called cosmetic dental procedures are not solely cosmetic. Allen dental procedures such as tooth replacement are smile-enhancing and, more importantly, prevent many potential problems such as tooth movement, bone loss and difficulty chewing and speaking.

Myth #2: A The Colony Dental Bridge is the Only Way to Replace a Missing Tooth

Dental bridges are an Plano dental cosmetic procedure that have been used for many years with success. However, dental implants are often a better choice for replacing one or more missing teeth. Dental implants have many advantages for Fort Worth dental patients. They feel like natural teeth, they are stronger, and they are easier to clean than dental bridges. Texas tooth implants can also be used to anchor dentures or partial dentures.

Myth #3: At-Home Kits are as Effective for The Colony Tooth Whitening Than a Professional Dental Solution

At The Plano Dentist, we offer our Dallas dental patients teeth whitening treatments that provide a much greater level of whiteness than at-home kits. At-home kits may remove surface stains, but they do not provide optimum results and can often lead to uneven coloring.

Myth #4: Dental Bonding is the Best Way to Fix a Chipped Tooth.

Dental bonding can restore the shape of a tooth, but may not be the best long-term solution. If you have a damaged tooth, you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Call us today to set up an appointment so we can determine the best solution for you.

Myth #5: Allen Braces are the Only Way to Straighten Teeth

Braces are often part of a transforming dental makeover for our Dallas teens and adults alike. However, if your teeth are only slightly crooked, lumineers can reshape your teeth and dramatically improve your smile. And the best thing about veneers? They offer instant results!

Dr. Mike Munilla DDS
The Plano Dentist
3115 W Parker Rd, Ste C538
Plano Texas 75023
https://www.theplanodentist.com/
(972) 468-8279

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Is a Perfect Smile Possible In Plano? https://www.theplanodentist.com/blog/is-a-perfect-smile-possible-in-plano/ Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:48:48 +0000 http://new.theplanodentist.com/blog/?p=500 Are you skeptical of promises of a 'perfect smile' a 'celebrity smile' or 'a dazzling, youthful smile'? Let's talk about the most popular Plano cosmetic dental procedures and the results that can be expected.

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The Perfect Smile With Allen TX Cosmetic Dentistry Are you considering a smile makeover in the Allen area? Are you skeptical of promises of a ‘perfect smile’ a ‘celebrity smile’ or ‘a dazzling, youthful smile’? Let’s talk about the most popular Plano cosmetic dental procedures and the results that can be expected.

Composite Veneers
The application of porcelain veneers at The Plano Dentist can remedy a multitude of aesthetic dental problems and is often a better cosmetic dental solution for candidates in the Allen area than dental bonding. Veneers can correct tooth chips, tooth cracks, minor tooth misalignment, tooth discoloration, unattractive tooth shape, and disproportionate tooth size. Can a porcelain veneer create a perfect tooth? While a veneer cannot fix a decayed tooth, it can turn an unsightly tooth into an aesthetically perfect tooth.

Tooth Bleaching
Dallas tooth whitening is a non-invasive cosmetic dental treatment that dramatically improves a smile. However, some The Colony tooth whitening dentists will guarantee fantastic results for any patient that desires a whiter smile. At The Plano Dentist in Plano we only recommend tooth bleaching for clients that are good candidates for the process. If you have all-natural teeth that are dull or stained, tooth whitening will brighten your smile. If you have several crowns in the front of your mouth, or gums that have receded, conventional tooth-whitening may not improve your smile.

Call (972) 468-8279 to schedule a tooth-whitening consultation.

Tooth-Colored Fillings
If you have a mouth full of metal fillings, you may be interested in tooth-colored fillings. To get an idea of how the inside of your mouth would look without metal, have someone without any fillings open their mouth. Do you remember when your mouth looked like that? Would you like to bring your smile back to its pre-filling appearance? It is possible with tooth-colored fillings at The Plano Dentist.

These are just a few of the cosmetic dental solutions that create perfect smiles for our Dallas clients. You can see a complete list of our services at https://www.theplanodentist.com/.

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