Town Center Dental Blog

Help Those with Autism Fight Oral Health Issues

May 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentalgarland @ 8:33 am
Symbol for Autism Awareness Day

April is here, so many are preparing for its special occasions. These range from Easter Sunday to Earth Day. However, did you know April 2nd is Autism Awareness Day? It’s true – tomorrow honors those on the autism spectrum. As such, use the day to help an affected loved one’s smile. People with autism, you see, are at high risk of oral health issues. As for how to assist, your Garland dentist has some advice. Here are autism’s oral health risks and how to manage them.


How Can I Fix A Gap In My Teeth?

March 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentalgarland @ 7:25 pm
close up of a smile with gapped teeth

Everybody’s smile has a few quirks, and some of them are more prominent than others. If you have a diastema, also known as a gap between your teeth, it may be the defining feature of your smile.

There’s nothing medically wrong with a diastema, but some people wish that they could do something about theirs. Thankfully, with cosmetic dentistry that’s possible. In fact, there are multiple ways that an experienced cosmetic dentist can address this issue. If you’re wondering, here are a few of them.


Can Cheek Biting Lead to Serious Problems?

February 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentalgarland @ 4:35 am
person holding their cheek and wincing

Everybody has experienced this at some point; they’re chewing or talking and accidentally bite their cheek. Besides being a little painful and slightly embarrassing, it may not cause any real concern.

However, some people find themselves biting their cheek often and wonder if they have an underlying problem. They might even worry if it could cause long-term oral health issues. If you want to know more about cheek-biting, here’s a guide that may help you.


Does Dental Insurance Cover Emergency Visits?

January 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentalgarland @ 9:18 pm
a woman with a dental emergency

You’re at home and dealing with a knocked-out tooth. The situation is not ideal, and you wonder if dental insurance will cover an emergency visit. Many people faced with this same situation often forgo treatment because of their financial state. However, instead of neglecting necessary care, a dentist explains why you should seek immediate help and what you can expect when it comes to filing a claim.


4 Myths Busted About Dental Implants

December 30, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentalgarland @ 1:29 am
a replica of dental implants

In recent years, dental implants have become the gold standard of tooth replacement options. In fact, more than 500,000 people choose them every year to restore their pearly whites. But, as with many procedures, there is always misinformation that can float around about them. If you are dreaming about completing your smile with dental implants, don’t let these four myths stop you!


Why is it a Good Idea to Replace Metal Fillings?

November 30, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentalgarland @ 3:48 pm
a computer illustration of three teeth showing a tooth-colored, amalgam, and gold filling

A medical text in China dating back to about 700 B.C. showed that metal tooth fillings have been around longer than historians ever expected. It wasn’t until the 19th century that compounds like silver, tin, and gold were being more frequently used to keep decay from eating away at teeth. While metal fillings were once considered the latest and greatest that dentistry had to offer when it came to cavity treatments, advances in technology have gained the field an even better, biocompatible solution called composite resin, or tooth-colored fillings. Read on to learn why studies suggest replacing your outdated metal fillings with better, aesthetically pleasing tooth-colored ones.


How Long Will My Dental Bridges Last?

October 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentalgarland @ 5:59 pm
3D rendering of a dental bridge being placed on an implant

When you think of bridges you think of stability, security, and strength. For those who are struggling with tooth loss, dental bridges can offer all of those things. The key, of course, is maintaining them well. If you’re wondering how long your dental bridges are likely to last, here’s a quick guide to answer all your questions.


Can I Get Dental Work Done While Pregnant?

August 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentalgarland @ 11:03 pm
Pregnant woman at dentist

Pregnancy often comes with a lot of uncertainties and worries. Even though you are needing dental work to keep your smile in optimal shape, it’s important to ensure that it is a safe option for both you and your baby. Any concerns that you are having are perfectly valid and common. Read on to learn how you can safely receive dental work while you’re pregnant as well as which procedures you should put on hold until after your baby has been born.


Why Should You Choose Tooth-Colored Fillings Instead of Amalgam?

August 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentalgarland @ 8:30 pm
Tooth-colored filling

Do you still have some metal fillings, also known as “amalgam fillings,” in your teeth? This type of restoration has all sorts of different benefits. For instance, they are effective when it comes to replacing areas of the teeth that have become damaged by decay, they’re long-lasting, and they are relatively affordable. However, there are some downsides as well that may overpower their advantages, especially now that there is a better alternative. Read on to learn why you should choose a tooth-colored filling instead.


3 Ways to Make Your Dental Checkup Easy

June 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentalgarland @ 12:05 pm
Smiling young woman having a dental checkup

Depending on your background, it’s possible you don’t like coming in for dental checkups and cleanings. Perhaps you think the visits run too long, or the procedures involved cause you discomfort. You may even choose to skip appointments all together rather than face them. However, there are steps you can take to make these meetings easier for you and your dentist. Before your next checkup, consider following these three tips to make the process run more smoothly. They’ll definitely make your time in the dentist’s office more enjoyable!