The American Nutrition Association estimates that 70 million people in the United States have digestive problems, including acid reflux (heartburn), constipation and irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. Every time you take a bite of food, you are reminded that there is a close connection between your mouth and your stomach. But did you know that the health of your mouth could instigate gastrointestinal disorders in Southlake? In turn, those can impact your oral health. It’s a troublesome cycle. Read on to learn more and how a dentist may be able to help.
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October 14, 2018
June 19, 2018
Know any men? Maybe your husband, father, brother or son. If there’s a man in your life, then chances are you know someone who has ignored his health in one way or another. Men are notorious for not paying close attention to their health. Well, June is Men’s Health Month. So now is a great time to discuss oral health, an important component of general health. In honor of Men’s Health Month, read on to learn about oral health concerns from a dentist in Arlington and how your dentist can help to ensure overall health.
May 11, 2018
Do you have an appointment for a checkup with a dentist in Southlake? Well, he’s probably not the only one who will be checking your smile. Chances are you’ll see the dental hygienist first. These oral health care professionals are truly at the forefront of the team that makes sure your smile is healthy and beautiful. And if you have a question about your teeth or gums, or even about the latest developments in dentistry, the hygienist can be a good person to ask. Here are some questions to consider.
August 11, 2017
There’s a lot to do to get your kids ready to go back to school. You have to buy their school supplies, make sure they have clothes and shoes to wear and begin easing them back into a school time sleep schedule. You must be forgetting something… Yes! You should also schedule back-to-school dental checkups with Dr. Doctor, your family dentist in Southlake.
July 15, 2017
First and foremost, Dr. Doctor is concerned about the health of your teeth, your gums and your bite. He wants to ensure that no disease or infection is present and that your occlusion (bite) is sound. The next priority, of course, is the appearance of your teeth. We offer a number of cosmetic dentistry treatments to enhance your smile. For some people, a combination of these is needed. This combination is called a smile makeover. Just as a makeup artist combines treatments to enhance your best facial features, Dr. Doctor is the artist of the smile makeover in Arlington. Read on to learn more about a smile makeover and the change one can make in your appearance and your self-confidence.
June 3, 2017
Did you know that June is not only home to Father’s Day, it’s also Men’s Health Month? When it comes to taking care of your overall well-being, this mid-year mark is the perfect time to make sure everything about you is in tip-top shape – including your smile. That’s why you should use the tips below from your dentist in Southlake to keep yourself, or your favorite men in your life, healthy. In this post, learn about the gender-specific oral health conditions that affect you – and what you can do about them – from Dr. Ravi Doctor.
May 23, 2017
You may not know exactly what hypoplasia and hypomineralization are, but we bet you’ve seen evidence of them in someone’s smile. They are two dental conditions that often present as white spots on teeth or pits and grooves in the enamel of teeth. Moreover, there is now evidence that hypoplasia and hypomineralization may be indicative of celiac disease. Read on to learn more about this important topic from your dentist in Arlington, Dr. Ravi Doctor.
April 15, 2017
There was a time when people ate the food that was put in front of them. Nowadays, however, many people follow special diets whether for reasons of health or conscience. For example, vegetarian and vegan diets are becoming more and more common. Dr. Ravi Doctor, the dentist in Southlake, wants you to know how making the choice of one of these diets can affect your teeth and oral health. Read on to learn about the impact a special diet can have on your smile.
March 7, 2017
Whether you are new to Arlington or have been enjoying life here for many years, you need to have a dentist that can provide a variety of services for your family. Dr. Ravi Doctor is a general dentist trained and experienced in common dental procedures as well as many different specialty services that you may need during different stages of life. He is the general dentist Arlington residents have come to trust for help maintaining oral health and a beautiful smile.
May 3, 2016
For most of us over the age of 30, silver fillings are something of the norm. It was commonly used up until the early 90’s and even now, is still used in many offices around the world. However, with the recent development of newer “tooth” colored materials, amalgam is quickly becoming a thing of the past. To further usher its way out the door, many articles have been posted proclaiming it as a health hazard. While mercury has been linked to health problems, the amounts used in dental amalgam pose no real threat to you. Even if you have silver fillings throughout your mouth, it is still not enough mercury to cause any real harm, unless of course you are allergic or are sensitive to the material! As a cosmetic dentist in Southlake, we offer both types of fillings.