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.
May 11, 2018
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.
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.
April 1, 2016
Winter, as most other seasons throughout the United States, is varied in its onslaught from state to state. We often see blizzards out west, mountains of snow on the eastern seaboard, sunshine in Florida, and sleet and freezing rain in Texas. Although the weather can’t seem to agree on what it wants to do, most of us do feel the effects of winter in our dry, itchy skin, but did you know that harsh winter conditions can play havoc with other parts of your body?
March 24, 2016
If you have ever found yourself needing more motivation to brush and floss your teeth than just to prevent cavities, a recent study has found a direct link between gum disease and dementia, giving you another reason to take your oral health more seriously. While we have always encouraged our patients to care for their teeth and gums and offer gum disease treatment in Arlington, we recommend now more than ever to care for your mouth due to the impact oral health has on your overall health.
January 4, 2016
Congratulations! Today is the beginning of the next chapter of your life, because you’ve just found out that you are pregnant. To say you’re overwhelmed with emotion would be a gross understatement. Everything is going to be different now, and you have 9 months to prepare for the most important person ever to come into your life. Your body is going to go through a lot of changes, and this includes your teeth. Should you take care of them any differently now that you’re pregnant? Dr. Ravi Doctor, your dentist in Southlake, is going to answer 6 of your most common pregnancy and oral health questions. (more…)
August 28, 2015
Sometimes an active lifestyle and nutritious meals are not enough to maintain a healthy way of life. Vitamin D deficiency is common even among those who claim to consume a balanced meal of fruits and vegetables. The reason being: even the best dietary sources of vitamin D, such as salmon, aren’t loaded with enough vitamin D to suffice the daily required amount.
June 13, 2014
Most people know the significance of tobacco smoking and its impacts on lung cancer, however, many are still unaware of oral cancer and the threat that it poses. Did you know that, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation, 43,250 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year and that out of these individuals, 8000 will die due to oral cancer?
So what exactly causes oral cancer? It’s sad to say, but sometimes our genetics play a role, however, for the most part, our lifestyle choices are what greatly increases our chances for oral cancer. The usual culprits are tobacco and alcohol. According to the Cancer Centers of America, about 80% of the people with oral cancer use tobacco and 70% are heavy drinkers.
Despite the grim prognosis for cancers of the oral cavity, early oral cancer screening is considered to be the key to the successful treatment of the disease. Here at the office, Dr. Ravi Doctor and his skilled dental team provide a thorough and comprehensive exam to all patients. The oral cavity is always systematically examined for any discrepancies in color, texture, or feel. More specifically, Dr. Doctor will feel the different areas of your mouth with his fingers for any abnormality, as well as checking whether there are any ulcerations or abnormally colored areas. So come in at your convenience and have a screening done by our skilled dental team and experience gentle dentistry.
May 14, 2014
Here at Dr. Ravi Doctor’s office, we strive to be more than just a dental office. We strive to be an integral part of the community by giving back whenever we can in any capacity. In the spirit of inspiring others, we would like to share a couple of the things that we’ve been doing here at the office.
On April 29th, we had Jonathon from the Save-A-Smile foundation in our office. Save a Smile is an innovative, nationally recognized, collaborative program dedicated to providing restorative and preventive dental care to children from low-income families in the community through volunteer dentists such as Dr. Doctor. Untreated dental disease can adversely affect learning, communication, nutrition and other activities necessary for normal growth and development. That is why Dr. Doctor is a proud supporter of this great program.
In the week leading up to Mother’s Day, Dr. Doctor provided his services free of charge to a local mother suffering from severe infections leading to the need for extractions, replacing fillings, and even a partial. After assessing her dire situation and seeing her extreme need for dental care, Dr. Doctor decided to do what he can and not add to her financial worries. He also donated gift certificates for a Single Mom’s Mother’s Day Brunch held annually at a local church. Dr. Doctor does his best to live by the golden rule and hopes that others do as well.
Dr. Doctor also happens to be the dentist to Miss DFW, Miss Arlington, Miss Teen Arlington, Miss Southlake, Miss Teen Southlake, Miss Tarrant County, and Miss Hurst Euless Bedford. What this means is that Dr. Doctor provides free preventative services to these inspiring young ladies. From dental cleanings to exams and X-rays, Dr. Doctor does his best to keep these ladies’ smiles bright and beautiful. If they choose to have cosmetic services done, then Dr. Doctor gives them a special discount befitting of their crown.
Dr. Ravi Doctor has two convenient locations to provide you with the quality dental care you deserve. Our Southlake dental office is just north of the D/FW International Airport, and our Arlington dental office is located just north of Interstate 20. Call us today to schedule your appointment!
April 4, 2014
Do you currently wear dentures or are missing a lot of teeth? If so, it is time to smile again with the aid of the All-on-4 dental procedure performed here at either of Dr. Ravi Doctor’s Southlake or Arlington offices. The All-on-4 treatment concept provides a permanent, screw-retained, same-day replacement for the entire upper and/or lower set of teeth. This procedure is best for patients with significant tooth loss or decay and for people whose bone loss in the jaw area prevents them from getting dental implants.
So what exactly does the All-on-4 procedure entail? First, Dr. Doctor will assess each patient’s case to see if they will be good candidates for this procedure. If he decides that the All-on-4 treatment option is the best course of action for the patient, then that is when the real work begins. The procedure begins with the initial placement of 4 dental implants either on your upper or lower arch. Don’t worry; you won’t have to bear the embarrassment of having no teeth while your gums heal. We will have a temporary set of teeth made to go over the implants while you wait 3-12 months depending on which arch you’re getting the procedure done on. After the healing period, the patient will come back to have their permanent set of teeth placed on top of the implants.
All-on-4 dental implants are different from dentures in that they look and feel like natural teeth, are permanent teeth that are brushed and cleaned like natural teeth, do not have to be taken out, do not need adhesives, are comfortable because they do not press down on your gums, allow you to experience the hot and cold of your food as well as the taste, allow you to bite with increased force so you can eat your favorite foods again, prevent bone deterioration, and restore your facial features.
Additionally, All-on-4 dental implants offer the added benefit of being attractive and cost effective. Traditional dental implant treatments require the placement of 6-8 or more implants per arch. For those who decide not to do anything about their missing teeth, failing teeth or loose dentures, the cost can be much higher; in pain, embarrassment, cleaning and adhesive products, and overall health. When calculating the costs, in dollars and cents, healing time, and personal and emotional well-being; the All-on-4 dental implant procedure ranks superior.
The time and money you will save by choosing the All-on-4 treatment option, not to mention the reduced healing time, will give you a whole lot to smile about. So if you are suffering from missing teeth or are unhappy with your dentures, what are you waiting for? Give us a call today to schedule your consultation.