A Temporary Crown Needs Care and Cleaning

Here at , your dentists, Dr. Hillstrom and Dr. Paxton, commonly use a two-step process to restore a tooth with a dental crown. The first step involves creating an abutment out of the core of the tooth by removing the tooth enamel. Then, they will take an impression of the area and will secure a… Read more »

Basic First-Aid and Treatment Information for a Fractured Tooth

Your tooth enamel is one of the hardest biological substances. This is what gives your teeth the strength to bite and chew hard foods. Unfortunately, there are still some instances when a tooth can suffer a fracture. This might be as traumatic as an unprotected blow to the face or something as simple as grinding… Read more »

Discover for Yourself If Invisalign® Is Right for You

With all the commotions and relatives coming our way as Thanksgiving approaches, it’s not too late to consider getting Invisalign® orthodontic aligners. With Invisalign®, you can get your teeth realigned smoothly and conveniently without all the hassle of wires and metal in your mouth. In addition, Invisalign® is discreet enough to keep anyone from potentially… Read more »

Are Your Saliva Glands Working Properly?

Saliva’s job in the mouth is to wash away food particles and moisten and break down your food. It helps you taste and swallow, and has disease-fighting agents which prevent tooth decay and oral infections. It also protects your teeth by secreting high levels of calcium, fluoride and phosphate ions which directly benefit your teeth…. Read more »

Hardened Tartar Forming on Your Teeth Can Be a Very Serious Cause for Concern

Brushing and flossing your teeth twice each day, as part of a consistent oral hygiene routine, helps to remove residual food particles and plaque from your teeth and gum line. If they are not thoroughly cleaned away, they will eventually harden into a bacterial rich substance known as tartar. As a result, hardened tartar at… Read more »

Cavities Can Be Prevented on Back Teeth with Common Dental Sealants

Many children have their permanent molars emerge from their gums with deep pits and fissures on the biting surface. While this helps to efficiently chew and grind hard foods, it can also serve as a trap for plaque and residual food particles. If these areas are not thoroughly cleaned by twice daily brushing, it can… Read more »

A Loose Crown Requires Quick Thinking and Immediate Attention

A dental crown in , , is intended to restore the full function and appearance of a tooth. While crowns are designed to be just as durable as your natural teeth, it is possible for dental issues to compromise the integrity of the cement that is holding your crown in place. If there is a… Read more »

Why you Should Floss Your Teeth

If you’ve ever visited a dentist—and even if you haven’t—you’ve probably heard that you need to floss your teeth every day. While this is true, do you ever wonder why flossing is so important? Similarly, do you ever wonder if there’s something you could do to be flossing better? You see, flossing cleans your gum… Read more »

Professional Whitening vs At-Home Whitening

Are you teeth stained? Do you ever feel the need to whiten your teeth? If so, you’re probably not surprised to hear that you’re not alone in this desire. American spend $1.4 billion dollars on teeth whitening a year—before professional whitening is factored in. Still, wouldn’t you rather prevent the need for whitening? If so,… Read more »

Did you hear? We are MOVING, Fall 2016!!

We are moving in the fall of 2016!!! We are so excited about our future location at 680 Independence Parkway, Plano 75075. We will be at the  corner of Independence Pkwy and Plano Pkwy. We are so thrilled about our new home. We are building it with YOU in mind. Stay tuned for more details….