When you hear the word “digestion,” what comes to mind? If you’re like most people, probably your stomach and maybe even your intestines, right? The truth of the matter is that the process actually starts in your mouth with chewing, meaning your teeth are essential to your body being able to absorb all the nutrients it needs from the food you eat. So what happens to your digestion if your teeth aren’t in the best shape? Your dentist in Southlake discusses how an unhealthy mouth can impact much more than just your smile. (more…)
July 13, 2019
June 28, 2019
Whether it’s due to something you ate or a physical blow, sometimes your dental crown might start to move in your mouth. This can be the sign of a major problem that could threaten the continued functionality of your new tooth. Here’s what need to know about what can cause a loose dental crown in Southlake as well as what you need to do about it.
June 20, 2019
When you get a dental crown to restore a broken tooth, you’ll naturally want the resulting smile to be as beautiful and natural looking as possible. This means that your dentist will have to make sure that your new tooth fits in with the rest of your pearly-whites – and that often requires a bit of an artistic eye. Here’s how a dentist uses color matching to create dental crowns in Southlake.
January 23, 2019
The American College of Prosthodontists estimates that some 175 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth. Just that one lost tooth can lead to several challenges at things you probably took for granted, such as eating and speaking. In addition, your self-confidence may suffer, as well. Tooth loss may also affect your overall health. Recent research shows that missing teeth may increase your risk for stroke. Thus, dental implants in Southlake will not only replace teeth, but they may just keep you healthier, too.
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.
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…)