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 […]

Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving holiday!

Categories: Holidays

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season knocking at our door, Dr. John Potter and our entire team at The Plano Dentist wanted to stop for a moment and extend our best wishes to you, our patients and families, for a wonderful Thanksgiving. We hope that this Thanksgiving and holiday season brings fond […]

Pediatric Dental Emergencies at The Plano Dentist

When your child needs urgent dental treatment, Dr. John Potter and our team at The Plano Dentist stand ready to help. Here are some helpful answers to some recent patient questions. Q: What should I do if my child’s baby tooth is knocked out? A: Contact The Plano Dentist as soon as possible. Q: What […]

Happy Veterans Day from The Plano Dentist

Categories: Holidays

Happy Veterans Day! We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the veterans and those currently on active duty who have put their lives on the line for the freedoms we all enjoy. Thanks to all of you who have given us so much. – Dr. John Potter and team at The Plano […]

5 ways to avoid plaque with The Plano Dentist

Categories: dental health

At The Plano Dentist, we know nobody likes getting plaque on their teeth. Here are five other ways you can avoid that dreaded enemy of the teeth, courtesy of WebMD. Let’s start with brushing regularly. Brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride-containing toothpaste is vital to a healthy mouth. Make sure you softly […]

Ask Dr. Potter: What, exactly, is a root canal?

Categories: dental health

At The Plano Dentist we know one thing no patient likes hearing when visiting our office is “root canal.” But what, exactly, is a root canal, and when might you need one? A root canal is a treatment Dr. Potter uses to repair and save a tooth that is infected or badly decayed to the […]

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 […]

All about veneers, with The Plano Dentist

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

At The Plano Dentist, we know that, for many people, porcelain veneers do more than change smiles—they change lives. After all, there’s no reason to put up with gaps in your teeth or with teeth that are stained, discolored, badly shaped, chipped, or crooked. A veneer placed on top of your teeth at our office […]