general dentistry – The Plano Dentist – Dr. Kelly Kim https://www.theplanodentist.com Thu, 15 Feb 2018 01:42:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 https://www.theplanodentist.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/cropped-favicon-01-32x32.jpg general dentistry – The Plano Dentist – Dr. Kelly Kim https://www.theplanodentist.com 32 32 Quirky Dental Facts That May Surprise You https://www.theplanodentist.com/blog/quirky-dental-facts-may-surprise/ Fri, 02 Feb 2018 17:07:33 +0000 https://www.theplanodentist.com/?p=2084 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 […]

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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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Prevention-Oriented Dentistry https://www.theplanodentist.com/blog/prevention-oriented-dentistry/ Fri, 04 Sep 2015 15:55:53 +0000 http://new.theplanodentist.com/blog/?p=382 Are you a parent of young children in Allen TX? Do you want them to develop better dental health habits than you did when you were young? Perhaps you have a beautiful smile and want to prevent tooth decay. Many Plano people have a mouth full of fillings and don’t want to add another one […]

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Maintaining Dental Health In Allen TX Are you a parent of young children in Allen TX? Do you want them to develop better dental health habits than you did when you were young? Perhaps you have a beautiful smile and want to prevent tooth decay. Many Plano people have a mouth full of fillings and don’t want to add another one to their collection.

At The Plano Dentist, we have a prevention-oriented philosophy of dental care.

Your first step toward dental health begins with a prevention consultation with Allen TX family dentist Dr. Mike Munilla.

Plano area dental patients of all ages need to start with an exam to determine their current status. Your dental condition is influenced by your dietary habits, previous dental work, physical health, medications, lifestyle and family history. After a comprehensive analysis, Dr. Mike Munilla can establish a decay prevention plan just for you.

A prevention plan is a multi-faceted approach designed to maintain optimum dental health. It involves affordable preventative services at The Plano Dentist. Twice-yearly general dentistry exams reveal early problems before they progress. Deep cleanings prevent a multitude of serious dental issues for our Plano and Allen TX area patients who faithfully keep their regular cleaning appointments.

Oral health cannot be maintained solely in our office. Daily brushing and flossing is essential. A healthy diet is necessary and will deliver benefits to your whole body – not just your teeth.

If you suspect you have a cavity or gum disease, call us at (972) 468-8279 before it gets worse. We can successfully treat your current problems and restore your dental health. In addition, we will set you on the path toward a healthier future.

-Because everyone deserves to smile!

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Saliva And Plano’s Dental Health https://www.theplanodentist.com/blog/saliva-and-planos-dental-health/ Fri, 18 Oct 2013 18:56:13 +0000 http://new.theplanodentist.com/blog/?p=460 Though most people in the Plano or Allen areas may think it's gross, saliva is essential to dental health as well as digestion.

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Saliva And Plano Dental Health

Hi. I’m Dr. Mike Munilla. Welcome to my Plano dental blog. Today we’ll be looking at the complexity and importance of your saliva. Though most people in the Plano or Allen areas may think it’s gross, saliva is essential to dental health as well as digestion.

Saliva is mostly water, but a small portion of it is made up of enzymes, antibacterial substances, mucus, and minerals. The pH balance of the mouth is maintained by saliva, and pH balance is a key factor in the development of cavities and other forms of tooth decay.

The minerals in saliva help to maintain the enamel surface of the teeth. Immunoproteins in saliva inhibit the overgrowth of microbes in the mouth, thereby protecting the gums from gingivitis.

Now that Dallas residents know how important saliva is to dental health, I’m sure you can see why ample salivary flow should concern you. For most of my Plano patients, everyday chewing is enough to stimulate salivary glands to release saliva. However, dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, is an ailment that should be dealt with quickly before oral health complications occur.

If you are in the Plano or Allen area and are looking for quality dental care, please contact my office today at (972) 468-8279. We have been providing general and cosmetic dentistry in Plano since 2005.

Our comfortable team would be happy to talk to you about sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, general dentistry, and the other services we provide to our valued patients.

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

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Texas general dentistry https://www.theplanodentist.com/blog/texas-general-dentistry/ Fri, 21 Jun 2013 16:03:47 +0000 http://new.theplanodentist.com/blog/?p=399 I’m Mike Munilla, and my practice is called The Plano Dentist. We perform general dentistry in Plano Texas. general dentistry is one of our most popular and requested dental procedures. We specialize in general dentistry as well as in many other dental procedures. If you are looking for a local Texas dental practice that specialized […]

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Allen TX General Dentistry I’m Mike Munilla, and my practice is called The Plano Dentist.

We perform general dentistry in Plano Texas.

general dentistry is one of our most popular and requested dental procedures. We specialize in general dentistry as well as in many other dental procedures. If you are looking for a local Texas dental practice that specialized in general dentistry, I encourage you to visit The Plano Dentist.

Our team is comfortable, and ready to help you better understand your options with general dentistry, such as dental crowns, dental implants or teeth whitening.

The Plano Dentist provides dental procedures in Plano, Texas.

You can find us at 3115 W Parker Rd, Ste C538 in Plano, Texas. Or on the web at https://www.theplanodentist.com/

Or just give us a call at (972) 468-8279.

I look forward to seeing you.

-Dr. Mike Munilla

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Dentistry For Your Plano Child https://www.theplanodentist.com/blog/dentistry-for-your-plano-child/ Fri, 05 Apr 2013 16:26:30 +0000 http://new.theplanodentist.com/blog/?p=361 The Plano Dentist provides dentistry for children. Our dentistry for child patients is performed by our comfortable team and always takes into consideration the special circumstances that children require. A little extra patience with our child patients is critical. We understand that going to the family dentist can be a bit frightening for a child, […]

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Plano Dentistry For Children The Plano Dentist provides dentistry for children. Our dentistry for child patients is performed by our comfortable team and always takes into consideration the special circumstances that children require.

A little extra patience with our child patients is critical. We understand that going to the family dentist can be a bit frightening for a child, so we make sure they are comfortable with their surroundings, and always invite mom or dad to join them in the room.

Dentistry for child patients requires more than just comfort, however. We take care to notice development patterns and watch for future trouble before it happens. We also teach proper hygiene for our child patients so that we can help you reinforce healthy habits that will produce strong, healthy and lasting teeth.

Dentistry for child patients is a big part of our practice here at The Plano Dentist.

If you need general dentistry for your child, give us a call: (972) 468-8279

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The Plano Dentist Treats Cankers Sores, Lesions, and Fever Blisters https://www.theplanodentist.com/blog/the-plano-dentist-treats-cankers-sores-lesions-and-fever-blisters/ Fri, 07 Dec 2012 16:00:31 +0000 http://new.theplanodentist.com/blog/?p=268 At The Plano Dentist, one of the most common complaints we hear from general dentistry patients is problems with mouth sores. There are many different kinds of oral lesions which can make eating and talking painful. Some are annoying yet harmless, while other sores are more serious and require medical intervention. Though not contagious, the […]

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General Dentistry Allen TX

At The Plano Dentist, one of the most common complaints we hear from general dentistry patients is problems with mouth sores.

There are many different kinds of oral lesions which can make eating and talking painful. Some are annoying yet harmless, while other sores are more serious and require medical intervention.

Though not contagious, the most common complaint is canker sores, which affect an estimated eighty percent of the Allen TX area population. Canker sores can be attributed to stress, tissue irritation, or acidic foods. Dr. Mike Munilla can prescribe a topical dental paste to relieve pain and guard against infection. Recurring canker sores can sometimes be a symptom of a larger health problem.

Another common complaint is fever blisters or cold sores, which are contagious fluid-filled blisters. Allen TX cold sore sufferers should be aware that they can become infected. At The Plano Dentist, we advise our patients on how to treat cold sores and avoid further breakouts.

Fungal infections and oral cancer can cause sores in the mouth and throat. See your Allen TX dentist if you experience any of the following:

Lumps or discolored patches in the mouth lasting longer than three weeks
Unusually large lesions
Multiple sores

Dr. Mike Munilla reminds patients that eating a well balanced diet, drinking plenty of water, and not smoking can all aid in dental health and hygiene.

To schedule an appointment, or ask about other oral concerns, contact The Plano Dentist today at (972) 468-8279.

Dr. Mike Munilla
The Plano Dentist
https://www.theplanodentist.com/
(972) 468-8279

The Plano Dentist provides the full spectrum of general, cosmetic, and pediatric dental services. We offer teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, crowns and bridges, orthodontia, and complete smile makeovers.

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Smokeless Is Not Harmless For Plano Tobacco Chewers https://www.theplanodentist.com/blog/smokeless-is-not-harmless-for-plano-tobacco-chewers/ Fri, 30 Nov 2012 16:41:52 +0000 http://new.theplanodentist.com/blog/?p=267 Hello Plano family dental friends. Today’s topic is ‘The Dangers Of Smokeless Tobacco’. Cigarette sales at most Plano stores have decreased in the past decade, but some Plano tobacco consumers have switched to smokeless products. There is a common misconception in the Plano area (especially among teens) that smokeless tobacco is harmless. This is absolutely not […]

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Oral Cancer PlanoHello Plano family dental friends. Today’s topic is ‘The Dangers Of Smokeless Tobacco’.

Cigarette sales at most Plano stores have decreased in the past decade, but some Plano tobacco consumers have switched to smokeless products.

There is a common misconception in the Plano area (especially among teens) that smokeless tobacco is harmless. This is absolutely not true. Regardless of the specific type: spit tobacco, snuff, chew, or pinch, this form of tobacco is as deadly as conventional cigarettes.

At The Plano Dentist, we encounter serious consequences of smokeless tobacco use because many occur in the mouth. Oral cancer, mouth lesions, gum disease and tooth decay are the most common dental problems caused by smokeless tobacco in Plano.

Keeping a pinch between your cheek and gum all day is worse than keeping an all-day sucker. The tobacco contains almost as much sugar as the candy but delivers harmful chemicals as an added bonus. The dangers are two-fold: the tobacco erodes the teeth and also causes the gums to pull away from teeth.

Precancerous Mouth Lesion Screening in Plano: Mouth lesions are painful sores that could eventually become cancer. If smokeless tobacco use is stopped, the lesions often disappear within a year for general dentistry patients.

Oral Cancer in Plano: Smokeless tobacco use in Plano increases the risk for several types of life-threatening cancers including those of the mouth, gums, lips, tongue, and throat.

Oral cancers can be as deadly as lung cancer and usually require surgery. If the Plano patient is fortunate and the cancer is successfully removed with surgery, the collateral damage to the face, neck, or jaw is not pretty.

These are the main dental risks of smokeless tobacco. I should also mention two other biggies: addiction and heart disease, though those are topics for another day.

At The Plano Dentist in Plano, we perform oral cancer screenings and mouth lesions examinations. To schedule an appointment, call (972) 468-8279.

If want to quit using smokeless tobacco products, we recommend that you consult Dr. Kim at The Plano Dentist, your primary care doctor, or your pharmacist.

The Plano Dentist

3115 W Parker Rd, Ste C538
Plano, Texas 75023
https://www.theplanodentist.com/
Oral cancer screenings

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Healthy Teeth and Your Plano Diet https://www.theplanodentist.com/blog/healthy-teeth-and-your-plano-diet/ Fri, 23 Nov 2012 16:26:37 +0000 http://new.theplanodentist.com/blog/?p=258 Maintaining healthy teeth is an important concern for our local Plano residents. As your family dentist, it’s my job to help you understand how to care for your teeth and to keep them healthy. Everyone in the Plano knows that maintaining healthy teeth requires regular daily brushing and flossing. Regular visits to your local Plano general dentistry […]

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Dental Health Plano Maintaining healthy teeth is an important concern for our local Plano residents. As your family dentist, it’s my job to help you understand how to care for your teeth and to keep them healthy. Everyone in the Plano knows that maintaining healthy teeth requires regular daily brushing and flossing. Regular visits to your local Plano general dentistry practice is also necessary to keep watch for cavities and to help you maintain proper dental hygiene. We often forget that maintaining a healthy diet can also be beneficial for the health of your teeth.

A Plano diet that includes foods that help your muscles and bones will also help you develop healthy gums and healthy teeth. Examples of local foods to include in your diet include foods rich in vitamin B such as breads and cereals. Foods rich in vitamin C, usually fruits and vegetables, help improve the health of your gums. Zinc and magnesium are also good for the health of your teeth and are found in foods like lean beef, fish, and poultry.

All foods increase the production of saliva. Saliva is important to healthy teeth because it helps to maintain the pH balance in your mouth. Maintaining this balance helps keep your teeth and gums healthy. Foods high in fiber also encourage saliva production as does the chewing of sugar-free gum. Gum, however, can damage unhealthy teeth or pull out dental fillings, so always use caution when deciding whether to chew gum and which brand to chew.

Just as certain diet choices in the Plano area can be beneficial to the health of your teeth, others can be detrimental. Foods and drinks that are high in sugars are more likely to form the acids that attack your teeth and result in decay. And while table sugar is often associated with the formation of cavities, other sugars such as glucose, fructose, and maltose are also causes, and are often found in juices and sodas. Limiting the consumption of sugars to mealtimes lessens the amount of time your healthy teeth are exposed.

Making good diet choices and limiting between meal sugar consumption can improve the health of your teeth and gums.

If you would like to learn how to better care for your healthy teeth in the Plano area, contact The Plano Dentist at (972) 468-8279. We would love to hear from you.

-Dr. Mike Munilla

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Your Plano Dentist And Cleaning Your Teeth https://www.theplanodentist.com/blog/your-plano-dentist-and-cleaning-your-teeth/ Fri, 09 Nov 2012 17:19:33 +0000 http://new.theplanodentist.com/blog/?p=242 The Lone Star State is known for its beautiful smiles, and our local Plano community is no exception. Keeping your teeth clean is an important factor in maintaining your beautiful smile. One of the benefits of regularly visiting your local Plano family dentist is a thorough teeth cleaning and a review of your brushing habits. […]

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Family Dentistry Plano The Lone Star State is known for its beautiful smiles, and our local Plano community is no exception. Keeping your teeth clean is an important factor in maintaining your beautiful smile. One of the benefits of regularly visiting your local Plano family dentist is a thorough teeth cleaning and a review of your brushing habits.

Our Plano dental hygienist helps you keep your teeth clean by assessing the condition of your teeth, and recommending improvements to your daily teeth cleaning habits. Our oral hygienist can also professionally clean and polish your teeth at your regular general dentistry check up. You should schedule a regular dental check up every six months.

I am a family and cosmetic dentist and I work at The Plano Dentist located in the state of Texas. We specialize in general dentistry in the Plano area including the surrounding communities.

Cleaning your teeth in Plano is the simple task of removing plaque (a sticky deposit that gets left on teeth in which bacteria thrives) and tartar (a calcium deposit that forms on teeth and aids in tooth decay). This is done by brushing regularly with a toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste, and flossing. Brushing and flossing at least twice each day can keep plaque and tartar from building up on your teeth and results in cleaner, healthier teeth. A regular visit to your local Plano dental hygienist will help you stay on top of problems that can go unseen.

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends visiting your local Plano dentist at least once every 6 months for a regular dental check up and teeth cleaning. These regular visits to your Plano dentist potentially prevent the undetected development of problems that can occur from neglecting to clean your teeth.

To keep that beautiful smile in good shape, come in for a dental check up and teeth cleaning.

Call The Plano Dentist to make an appointment. You can reach us right now at (972) 468-8279.

Dr. Mike Munilla

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Dental Cleaning in Plano https://www.theplanodentist.com/blog/dental-cleaning-in-plano/ Fri, 26 Oct 2012 16:10:16 +0000 http://new.theplanodentist.com/blog/?p=247 Welcome to the dental practice of Dr. Mike Munilla, DDS. We provide comprehensive full service cosmetic and family dentistry for clients in Plano and other nearby communities. Our comfortable team of skilled hygienists, dental assistants, and administrative team help Dr. Kim exceed our clients’ expectations. At The Plano Dentist, we understand the value of a […]

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Dental Health Plano Welcome to the dental practice of Dr. Mike Munilla, DDS.

We provide comprehensive full service cosmetic and family dentistry for clients in Plano and other nearby communities.

Our comfortable team of skilled hygienists, dental assistants, and administrative team help Dr. Kim exceed our clients’ expectations. At The Plano Dentist, we understand the value of a healthy and beautiful smile.

We are dedicated to providing each client with personalized care in our state-of-the-art cosmetic dental practice.

The Plano Dentist is located at 3115 W Parker Rd, Ste C538 in Plano. For more information about our team, see https://www.theplanodentist.com/meet-the-dentist.php.

If you have an attractive Plano smile, we can help you keep it that way with professional deep cleanings and thorough examinations. We set the standard for preventative general dentistry in the greater Plano area.

If it has been a while since you have received a professional dental cleaning in Plano, call (972) 468-8279 today to schedule a cleaning with one of our friendly hygienists. Your teeth will feel amazingly clean, silky and smooth after the chalky plague and calculus is removed.

Whether you need an examination or a complex dental surgery, at The Plano Dentist we’ll get you smiling again!

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