Month: January 2016

Shocking Facts About Your Wisdom Teeth

Chances are, you’ve had your wisdom teeth extracted (or are planning to). According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, an estimated 85% of third molars need to be removed. Usually, your dentist will recommend this if they believe that your tooth could cause harm or damage to your surrounding healthy teeth. Occasionally,… Read more »

3 Common Oral Health Mistakes

You may think you’re doing it all “right” because you’re brushing your teeth twice per day, but there is a chance you may be doing it all wrong. Since this is quite common, it’s important that you know how to properly brush and floss your teeth to ensure a healthy mouth! Think you could be… Read more »

“The Day The Music Died”

February 3rd, 2016 will be the 57th anniversary of the tragic plane crash that took the lives of famous musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. Richardson and pilot Roger Peterson. The Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock will be holding different events throughout the day on February 3rd where you can come and celebrate the lives… Read more »

Gum Disease Facts Vs. Myths

Gum disease is an infection (typically caused from bacteria – plaque and tartar – building up around the gumline) that attacks your gum tissue, teeth, and bones. Often times, many people will ignore the beginning signs, like bleeding or inflamed gum tissue, and the infection will progress. If you suspect you may have gingivitis – the… Read more »

How To Save Your Teeth From Gingivitis

So you’ve noticed some blood drawing from your gum line when you brush your teeth – what does this mean? It could be a sign of gingivitis, which is the beginning stages of gum disease. Periodontitis (gum disease) can be a dangerous infection to come in contact with if you suspect you have gingivitis, it’s… Read more »

How To Prepare For Oral Surgery

When your dentist mentions you may need oral surgery, your ears probably perk up – surgery? Generally, it’s not as intimidating as it sounds. However, there are several things you could do to help prepare for the “big day,” mentally and physically. While it’s normal to feel fear or anxiety surrounding dental procedures, if your… Read more »

5 FAQ’s About Dental Implants

If you’ve lost teeth to damage, decay, or disease, you may be interested in dental implants to restore those pearly whites. While they certainly have several benefits, you’re also required to have healthy gums and bone density in order to “qualify” for these “new teeth.” You may be thinking, “I didn’t know that,” or, “what… Read more »