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.
Ravi Doctor, DDS Blog
May 23, 2017
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.
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.
April 29, 2016
With warmer weather on the horizon, most of us are looking to get into shape and get bathing suit ready! However, despite our best intentions, often times cravings get the best of us. Ever wonder why you just gotta have those potato chips or you just absolutely need chocolate right now! Even though we are a dentist for preventative dentistry in Arlington, we have the inside scoop on the real cause of different cravings because the foods you eat impact your oral health.
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 25, 2016
One of the biggest misconceptions regarding dental work that I come across is on the longevity of fillings and crowns. On average, tooth colored fillings last 5-7 years and crowns can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years. In my 25 plus years of practice as an Arlington and Southlake dentist, I have shocked many a patient with the diagnosis of needing a new crowns or fillings. The look of shock is something that I have become accustomed too, and I try my best to assuage their fears and doubts by explaining why exactly their previous dental work is now failing.
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 20, 2016
If you’re dedicated to making some changes in 2016, we invite you to include a healthier, more beautiful smile part of your plan. Your dedicated, Southlake cosmetic dentist, Ravi Doctor, DDS offers patients a variety of options to restore and enhance less than perfect smiles, but whatever your 2016 goals, we’re here to offer our support.