Date: 08/08/17 By: admin
August 6th was National Fresh Breath Day. National Fresh Breath Day may not be on your calendar but it sure should be! This day was created to celebrate the importance of good oral hygiene. Maybe you don’t brush twice a day or floss regularly. That’s okay! Today is a new day and the perfect day to start!
How to avoid bad breath:
To start, remember to brush and floss regularly. Flossing removes the rotting food stuck in our gums and between the teeth. ...READ MORE
Date: 05/11/17 By: admin
May 11th is Root Canal Appreciation Day.
You may ask, why appreciate this dreaded dental procedure?
The truth is a root canal does not cause pain, it relieves it! Thanks to modern dental technologies and anesthetics, root canal treatment today is no more uncomfortable than having a filling. Most patients see their Dentist or Endodontist when they have severe toothache caused by an infection in the tooth’s pulp. An Endodonsist ( Root Canal Specialist) removes the infected pu ...
Date: 07/13/16 By: admin
Here at Preston Smiles we believe that every patient should have the bright white smile they deserve.
Straight, white teeth are no longer just for celebrities. Advancements in dentistry over the last several years have made safer and more affordable for almost anyone wanting a brighter smile. Why is having a white smile important? According to a national survey by the American Academy of Dentistry, 96% of adults believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to the opposite g ...
Date: 07/12/16 By: admin
Here at Preston Smiles we promote proper brushing and flossing habits. They are very important to maintaining a healthy smile and preventing tooth decay and disease that are costly to your health and wallet. In order to best care for your teeth, you should brush and floss at least twice a day. You should brush your teeth for at least two minutes, or just less than the time it takes to listen to one of your favorite songs. Be sure to brush every surface of your teeth, as well as your gums, ton ...READ MORE
Date: 07/11/16 By: admin
Bruxism is the grinding or clenching of your teeth. While sleeping, many people experience this without even knowing that they’re doing it. It can be annoying to someone sleeping in the same bed, and it can be damaging to the teeth of the person doing it.
So, what can be done? Well training the body to completely relax. The thought is – if the body can relax, perhaps the nervous, involuntary grinding may subside as well. In addition, some have also turned to night dental guards as ...READ MORE
Date: 07/05/16 By: admin
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTERWARDS
Discomfort can vary after root planing, but one can expect mild soreness, since it’s usually in a deeper region under the gums.
After 24 hours, rinse with warm salt water two to three times a day (1/2 teaspoon salt to 1/2 cup warm water) for one week to improve circulation and soothe the tissues. Resume normal brushing and flossing after 24 hours.
Use of over the counter mouth wash is not encouraged during the healing process.
Avoid spi ...
Date: 08/31/15 By: admin
What is dental decay?
Dental decay is an area of the enamel which is damaged. The enamel is the hard outer surface of your teeth.
In order to avoid cavities and other dental problems, it is important to avoid sugary foods and beverages. Also, snacking throughout the day can allow sugar to remain in your mouth for an extended period of time. Your North Dallas, TX Dentist has a few tips to help you avoid dental decay
Date: 02/18/15 By: admin
Hello! This is Dr. Shah at Preston Smiles Family Dentistry in Dallas and this is our new blog. I look forward to talking about important topics in dentistry and also answering questions that you may have about your teeth.
A little bit of background on me and my practice. We are located at 18800 Preston Road #31 ...READ MORE