The Power of a Crown!

Keeping in trend with Royal announcements this week, check out this new smile we were honored to deliver to a patient this week. Needless to say they are HAPPY! And so are we. What a powerful, beautiful update to their smile!

How did we do it? —> Dental CROWNS!

Curious what CROWNS are? Read below!

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Dental crowns also known to some as Caps, are often hard to distinguish from natural teeth because of recent innovations. The state of the art dental crowns today that are used in our office rarely have any metal in the composition. The new dental materials available are so strong that metal is rarely required. These new dental materials zirconia and lithium disilicate have been game changers in enabling us to create strong beautiful smiles for our patients. As a result, these crowns do not have an unsightly dark edge as the older crowns once did. These crowns blend in seamlessly with your smile. Bruxzir crowns are a type of zirconia crown often used and IPS e.max crowns are a type of lithium disilicate crown we use. These crowns often come with a guarantee against fracture. Each of these crowns are custom made to meet the aesthetic and functional needs of the patient.

If you have any questions, we would love to answer. Please give us a call at 817-281-4801!

~Dr. Williams and Team

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BAD Habits to BREAK!

Everyone develops bad habits at some point and they can all be broken!

When our bad habits affect our oral health, the results can be extremely painful on both our bodies and our wallets. Below are some habits which can harm your mouth and should be avoided as much as possible if you want to keep your smile in tip-top shape!

Please let us know how we can help provide solutions to break these bad habits!

~Dr. Williams

  1. Not brushing
  2. Skipping flossing
  3. Not rinsing after eating
  4. Lack of tongue cleaning
  5. Eating too many sweets
  6. Consuming too many sugary drinks such as sodas or sports drinks
  7. Crunching ice
  8. Smoking and tobacco
  9. Playing sports with no mouth guard
  10. Babies: falling asleep to a bottle
  11. Using teeth as tools to open packages, etc.
  12. Constant snacking on starchy foods
  13. Chewing on pens/pencils
  14. Nail biting
  15. Brushing teeth too hard
  16. Not visiting a dentist

 

Which Came First: The Brushing or The Flossing?

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We may never know which came first in the age old question regarding the chicken and the egg, BUT, when it comes to your oral hygiene habits, there is a clear answer to the order of business.

Dr. Williams says:

“Eat/drink, Floss, Brush and Say Your Prayers!” 🙂

Simple enough!

Wondering what TYPE of floss is the best to use? There are so many choices out there but his favorite are Glide Floss Pics followed by Plackers.

Questions? We are happy to help! Give us a call at 817-281-4801.

~Dr. Williams and Staff

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Mythbuster Monday: FLOURIDE is BAD for you!

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MYTH! Flouride in the right quantities is wonderful! Flouride helps to control the amount of acid in your mouth. It is one of the best cavity fighters to help keep the whole family’s teeth strong — no matter their age! Over the past 20 years, because of fluoridated water, we have cut the amount of cavities in school aged children in half! That is AWESOME!

So, the myth is busted! Flouride is safe and effective for your smile!

If you have a question you would love to have answered, feel free to comment below, send us a message on Facebook or give us a call at (817) 281-4801. We are happy to help!

~Dr. Williams 🙂

Cut out the sugar…You’re sweet enough already!

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  1. Add more Fat. Fat fills you up, helps control and turn off hunger hormones and satiates you longer. Add healthy fats like avocado and hemp seeds to your smoothies and diet.
  2. Limit Artificial Sweeteners.
  3. Cut back on sodas, fruits and sports drinks.  Soft drinks are packed with sugar (some up to 10 teaspoons per can) and additives. Flavor mineral or regular water with fruit!
  4. Avoid sauces and dressings with added sugar. Make your own sugar-free dressings and sauces with fresh ingredients.
  5. Read Labels. Even food that looks healthy and organic can contain large amounts of sugar. The shorter the ingredient list, the easier it is to find hidden sugars and know exactly what you’re getting and watch
  6. Clean out your pantry! Get rid of processed, unnecessary packaged foods. Many times you can bust your sugar habit simply by not having these things around.

 

The Ugly Truth about Oral Cancer

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This year, approximately 48,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer and around 9,500 of those diagnosed will die from it.

Oral cancer is dangerous, can go unnoticed and even be painless. The good news is however, that your Dentist can, in many cases, see or feel the precursor tissue changes, or the actual cancer while it is still very small, or in its earliest stages.

Have you been screened? Your dentist should be checking for signs of oral cancer.
Not sure if you have been examined? –> Talk to us! Screening for oral cancer is a routine part of our exams and cleanings. We want you to live a long, healthy life; so, take care of yourself!

~Dr. Williams
📞817-281-4801