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 […]

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 […]

Manual vs. Electric Toothbrushes: What’s the Difference?

Categories: Oral Health

Everybody is jumping on the electric toothbrush bandwagon in recent years, with many experts in the dental field claiming electric toothbrushes provide superior dental care. It’s true that electric toothbrushes are recommended for those who can’t do a good job brushing manually or who have arthritis or other conditions. But manual toothbrushes do have some […]

When is thumb-sucking a cause for worry?

Lots of you have asked us at The Plano Dentist about whether it’s healthy for children to suck thumbs (or, less frequently, fingers). If you’ve got a thumb-sucker in the house, you are not alone. Research tells us that between 75% and 95% of infants suck their thumbs. Is this anything to worry about? In […]