As 2018 comes to a close, now is the time to think about your New Year’s resolutions for 2019. Here’s an idea—why not resolve to have that healthy and beautiful smile you’ve always wanted? Your dentist has a variety of dental treatments that can help you reach your goal. There could be a New Year, new you in Southlake. Read on and come see your dentist to learn more.
December 9, 2018
October 14, 2018
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.
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.
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 1, 2016
If you ask my patients, coming to our office is actually an experience they enjoy, from the warm tones of our décor, plushy chairs, and champagne in the front office all the way to the dental chair. As an Arlington dentist, we like to provide our patients with premium dental care all the while catering to their every desire. We strive to make every appointment better than the last and our goal is to create a “spa experience”. That often means tucking our patients into plush blankets (we even have heated ones for those especially chilly days), holding their hands through difficult sessions, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for relaxation, and providing mini steam facials at the end of each appointment.
March 6, 2015
As you age it becomes even more critical to take care of your teeth. One common misconception about dental health when aging is that losing your teeth is inevitable. This is not true. If cared for properly, your natural teeth can last a lifetime. Still, every day wear and tear takes a toll on your teeth as you age so it is important to see your dentist on a regular basis to maintain your pearly whites!
One of the most common misconceptions people have about their teeth is that they will fall out as they age or that they will break. This is not the case! According to the ADA, the primary cause of tooth loss is gum disease, not age. When the gums surrounding our teeth become inflamed, they can no longer properly retain the teeth, and hence they may become loose. Gum disease is usually the result of poor oral hygiene, but other risk factors include diabetes and heart disease, which are common as we age. To prevent gum disease and maintain the health of your teeth, be sure and schedule regular cleaning appointments. These appointments are important to your overall oral health, as they also serve as an opportunity for your dentist to discover any discrepancies before they become bigger problems.
By far, the greatest threat to the health of our teeth is sugary foods. These sugars ferment in our mouth, causing acids to form that result in tooth decay. Most of us assume that candy is the main culprit, but were you aware sports drinks and sodas are an even bigger threat? The constant stream of sugar provides a favorable environment for bacteria to convert those sugars to acids. We realize that you may have a craving for sweets from time to time, but there are some healthy habits you could adopt to protect the health of your oral cavity. For example, chewing sugar free gum curbs your sweet craving and also increases the flow of saliva in your mouth, flushing out food particles and preventing any decay. Another healthy option is dark chocolate, as the antioxidants in dark chocolate have been found to prevent cavities.
Also, did you know that as we age our teeth become less receptive to pain? This means that if you get a cavity, you may not even realize it until you are in severe pain and require a root canal. To prevent unnecessary root canals, consider visiting your dentist for regular checkups. The dentist is well equipped to catch the cavities that you may not even be aware you have, saving you both time and money in the future!
The common thread in all these problems is that preemptive visits your dentist is mandatory to maintain good oral health, and as the saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!”