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Dental Procedures

Procedures

Amalgam Fillings
Bleaching
Bridges
Children
Composite Fillings
Cosmetic Dentistry
Crowns
Dentures
Endodontics
Ionomer Fillings
Orthodontics
Tooth Extraction

Bleaching

Our office offers a tooth whitening service that is easy and convenient for the patient. It is a take home system in which the patient can do in his or her own spare time. Getting started involves upper and lower impressions of the mouth which are painless. A clear mould will be made to custom fit your teeth. Once the moulds have been made, a quick appointment to the office is needed to make sure the moulds fit and to give you instructions on how to use the bleaching gel at home. Results can be seen in as little as one week!

Endodontics

When a tooth has become abscessed, you have only two options. One is to extract the tooth and the other is endodontics or as it is also called a root canal. Unless the tooth is beyond saving, it is best to try and save the tooth. Your teeth are not only for looks but they also serve a purpose. Chewing is hendered and other teeth begin to move around if a tooth is extracted and nothing is put in its place such as a partial or a bridge. That is why a root canal is recommended.

Our office breaks the procedure into two appointments. The first appointment usually last about 45 minutes to an hour. In that time the tooth is opened up by drilling a hole in the top of the tooth. The pulp or the nerve of the tooth is removed as well as any infection that might be present. The tooth is then treated with a medication and sealed with temporary cement.

The second appointment usually last about 30 to 45 minutes. In this procedure the tooth is reopened the same way. The canals of the tooth are then filled with a permanent filling called gutta percha. The gutta percha takes the place of the pulp. After the gutta percha is placed the tooth is then closed with a permanent filling.

Our office strives to make our patients comfortable at all times. If you ever have pain or a problem during a procedure we will stop immediately and help you!

Children

Don’t scare them, or allow other family members to scare them about going to the dentist. Scary stories and parent’s anxiety over dental visits will create an unhealthy fear of the dentist, which is one of the primary reasons people avoid dental care. Even if your children are not already afraid your anxiety will leave them asking, “I’m not scared of the dentist, should I be?”

Be careful how often they eat sweets. We know what causes tooth decay. It’s not some hopeless situation in which you have inherited “bad teeth.” However, children often “inherit” bad habits from their parents. Bacterial plaque on your teeth eats the suger we eat and produce acid as a waste product. This acid is what softens hard tooth structure until it caves in or cavitates.

Children should never go to sleep with anything other than water in their bottle. Maintain baby (primary) teeth whenever possible. You may wonder, “If they are baby teeth and they are going to lose them anyway, why worry about them? This line of thinking is not in your child’s best interest. Primary teeth serve multiple functions. One important function is to hold space for permanent teeth to erupt into. Early tooth loss can result in dental crowding and the subsequent need for orthodontic correction. There are also social implications to having decayed and missing teeth due to there affect on appearance and speech.

Brush your child’s teeth until age nine. Most children will, at best, brush only the front four teeth. Let them brush first, then finish for them making sure to brush all surfaces of all teeth. If using fluoride toothpaste make sure they spit.

Store fluoride toothpaste out of children’s reach. Small doses of fluoride, as in drinking water, are very effective at reducing the frequency of tooth decay. Large doses, on the other hand are toxic.

Bring them into the dentist sooner than later. Around two years old is a great time for the first trip to the dentist, but earlier is fine. At this time our primary goal is educating the parents. This early exposure to the sights and sounds of the dental office will help them accept future dental care with significantly less anxiety.

This is, by no means, an all-inclusive list. If you have any questions don;t hesitate to give us a call at Davis Family Dentistry.

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Should You Go To A Dentist In Bedford TX?

If you’re like most people then we’re quite sure that you cringe at the thought of visiting the dentist. But don’t get to scared all of a sudden because we’re here to tell you that visiting the dentist on a regular basis helps improve the current quality of your teeth. Our article features the most important reasons of why you should want to visit your local dentist Bedford TX today!

When you gather the strength up and visit your dentist, this actually provides early detection of any dental problem that you may be developing. Your new dentist will give you a proper examination and be able to indicate if you do indeed have any hidden issues. And when we say issues, we mean cavities, gum diseases and even cancer that go most of the time undetected until its almost too late.

If you’re in for a routine visit, your dentist will properly examine your gums since over 50% of people in the states suffer from gum diseases. And if you’re wondering about why we’re prolonging the topic of gums, simply put, when your dentist examines your gums, they can tell a little about the overall health of your body. Additionally, periodontal disease can also go on to affect other vital organs of your body.

And, if you thought you didn’t have any visible cavities, you could have and not even realize it. Some cavities occur and they easily happen between your teeth. When these are detected earlier on, it makes them easier to treat. At times if it’s too far gone, an infection can easily spread into your bloodstream after it passes the soft pulp inside a tooth. When your teeth are healthy, they allow you to eat the foods you not only want but need as well and they reduce your levels swallowing harmful bacteria!

Additionally, your dentist will also be able to see any form of plaque and tartar accumulation. When these build up, no amount of brushing will take them away and they go on to form cavities and gum disease. Your dentist will also examine other areas such as your face, tongue, neck and throat since they give an idea of any potential issues such as cancer.

As we conclude, we’ve given you more than enough reasons to visit your local dentist today. Even if you are scared, it’s never too late to muster up some courage and go to the dentist. Remember, when it comes to your teeth and your general health, prevention is always better!

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