Month: October 2015

The Best Halloween Fun in Lubbock, Texas

Are you one of those who like to pick their Halloween costume out in the middle of summer? Do you get all antsy waiting for Halloween to finally come? How about decorations – you’ve got thousands of them around your house? The wait is over! Halloween is tomorrow and if you’re looking for some extra… Read more »

Do You Have Gum Disease?

There are different stages of gum disease; from gingivitis to periodontitis. It all begins with poor oral hygiene, resulting in plaque and tartar getting under your gum line. Once your gums are infected, they will be inflamed and uncomfortable. If left untreated, gingivitis can then get into the bones of your teeth and jaw, and… Read more »

What Is Preventive Dentistry?

Preventive dentistry is caring for your teeth in order to avoid possible health risks down the road – such as gum disease. Preventive dentistry offers a multitude of benefits; overall health, reduces risk of getting cavities, gingivitis and ultimately periodontitis, and lastly, it saves you money in the long run. Children especially benefit from this… Read more »

What Are The Benefits Of TADs?

Orthodontics are increasingly needed among us, but braces cannot do everything. This is where TADs or, Temporary Anchorage Devices, come in. TADs have become revolutionary for orthodontics, offering a different treatment plan for patients who otherwise would need surgery. Temporary anchorage devices are most commonly used for patients with an overbite because they are implanted… Read more »

How Do You Prepare For Oral Surgery?

There are many reasons why you may need oral surgery – wisdom tooth extraction, to extract decayed teeth, getting dental implants, treating facial trauma, or other reconstructive or cosmetic surgeries. Depending on your situation, your oral surgeon may recommend different things prior to your surgery or afterwards. However, there are several other things you can… Read more »

Dental Implants Vs. Bridges: What’s The Difference?

Dental implants and bridges are both means to restoring lost teeth, but how do you know which one to choose? It all depends on your mouth, your gums, and your other teeth. Sometimes a doctor will recommend that you one or the other – dental implants or bridges, but what’s the difference?

When Will You Need Crown Lengthening?

Crown lengthening is a procedure to remove part of your gums or bone and reveal more of your tooth structure. There are several cosmetic and restorative reasons why crown lengthening is performed. When will you need crown lengthening? What exactly does the procedure involve?