A Teenage Smile Without The Metal

December 7, 2018

No One Will Know You Are Wearing Braces In Richardson

Many adults want to look younger by straightening their teeth, but having a mouthful of obtrusive teenager-style metal braces is not exactly what they had in mind. The Richardson Dentist has a solution with clear braces.

Clear braces are subtle, and are removable. Your busy lifestyle will not be hampered because they are so uncomplicated and convenient. The comfortable aligners, which look like an athlete’s mouth guard, allow you to eat anything you want. Caring for your teeth will not become cumbersome. When you smile, nobody will know that your teeth are gently being straightened.

Modern orthodontia and cosmetic dentistry truly works miracles to create younger, more vibrant smiles. If you have delayed orthodontic treatment because of the perceived inconvenience and obtruseviness of traditional metal braces, we hope this post has provided vital specifics that will help you make an informed choice.

At Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry in Richardson TX, we offer clear braces from Invisalign, cosmetic dentistry services, and much more. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS:

972-535-4608

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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Gum Disease And Tooth Loss

November 23, 2018

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Do you know that the most frequent cause of tooth loss among adults is gum disease? At The Richardson Dentist, gum disease is easy to treat if detected in the early stages.

Regular check-ups with your dentist are vital, but there are warning signs for gum disease that everyone should be looking for.

  1. Gums that bleed frequently
  2. Gums that are tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed
  3. A bite that changes suddenly, so that your teeth don’t seem to fit together correctly
  4. Loose gums
  5. A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath
  6. Loose or separating teeth

If you are experiencing these symptoms, talk to us today. In its mildest form, gum disease is called gingivitis. Only the gums are infected at that point, but it’s important to get treatment right away. If its left untreated it could develop into the more serious periodontitis. That’s when the infection goes below the gum line and into the bone.

Gingivitis and periodontitis can raise your risk of other other serious diseases, like heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. That’s why early detection is so important.

Since plaque causes gum disease, removing plaque through regular flossing is the key to healthy gums. At The Richardson Dentist we urge all our patients to brush and floss twice a day. We provide gum disease treatment, as well as general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact The Richardson Dentist-Kerry M. Goad, DDS:

972-535-4608

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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The Importance of Six Month Checkups

November 16, 2018

When you leave The Richardson Dentist office after a cleaning and checkup, our front desk always makes sure to schedule your next appointment, six months down the road. Every six months? Is that really necessary? Isn’t having the dentist look inside your mouth once a year enough?

The short answer is: no. An unfortunate reality of dental health is that it doesn’t take very long for new problems to appear, and the sooner we identify and treat them, the better. You don’t want to give a cavity an extra six months to eat away at the enamel of your teeth.

We understand that no one really likes going to the dentist. Even when you’re confident that your teeth are in great shape, do you really want to sit for an hour while a hygienist pokes and scrapes your teeth and gum line?

But as the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Benjamin Franklin said that more than two hundred years ago, and it’s as true now as it was in his day. If you don’t have cleanings and checkups on a regular basis, you’re gambling with your dental health – and that can result in other health complications.

By now, we think you get the point. But here are three very good reasons to see us every six months:

  • Plaque and tarter. Even brushing and flossing twice a day won’t get everything. There are areas that simply won’t be reached. Plaque and tartar has a way of settling into those areas, and should be removed frequently.
  • Bad habits. When you see us on a regular basis, we have the chance to identify new problems that may appear. Additional stress in life may lead to teeth grinding or jaw clenching; the early stages of gum disease, not noticeable six months ago, may be plain to see. No matter the issue, early detection and early treatment are the best ways to treat it.
  • Oral cancer check. You don’t have to be a smoker to get oral cancer, although tobacco use increases your risk. Once again, the sooner it is found, the better the chances of successful treatment and recovery.

During those six months between cleanings and checkups, remember to brush and floss your teeth twice a day!

The Richardson Dentist, in Richardson TX, offers general and cosmetic dentistry. If you haven’t already, schedule your next appointment with us today.

Contact The Richardson Dentist-Kerry M. Goad, DDS:

972-535-4608

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

Posted in Dental Health, General Dentistry, Oral Health

Take Care Of Your Toothbrush!

November 9, 2018

North Dallas Dental Patients Take Care Of Your Toothbrush!

The common household toothbrush. Everyone has one, and we hope that all of our patients at The Richardson Dentist are brushing their teeth after each meal. Good dental hygiene equals good dental health!

While cosmetic dentistry and a complete smile makeover seem to be all the rage these days, daily brushing is still the most important thing you can do for your dental health. Taking care of your toothbrush is part of the equation.

It has been said that each toothbrush can contain millions of bacteria. But don’t worry, those bacteria come from our mouths, which harbor equal amounts of bacteria. For a person with a healthy immune system, these bacteria pose no threat. But a few common sense tips might keep any unnecessary germs from affecting you.

First, be sure to store your toothbrush as far away from the toilet as possible, and close the toilet lid before flushing. Each flush of the toilet releases a spray of bacteria into the air, so it’s best to just eliminate the spray.

Next, since bacteria like a moist environment, store your toothbrush upright and without a travel case so that it can dry completely between uses.

The American Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush every three to four months. Brushing and flossing are the key to good dental health, and doing both each day will keep the risk for gum disease, cavities, and bad breath low.

At The Richardson Dentist in Richardson TX, we encourage proper dental hygiene. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment with us today.

Contact The Richardson Dentist-Kerry M. Goad, DDS:

972-535-4608

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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What’s On Your Dental Wish List?

November 2, 2018

What Is On Your Dental Wish List?A cosmetic dental consultation at The Richardson Dentist is both informative and enjoyable. As the patient, you have an opportunity to describe your goals and expectations.

Your teeth undergo a lot of wear over the years, and even the brightest smiles can dull with time. Cosmetic dentistry can restore your smile’s brilliance. There are a lot of different treatments that can bring about those changes, and by listening effectively and asking the right questions, our team can fully assess the variables unique to your needs.

Cosmetic dentistry is all about creating positive changes in the appearance of your smile. The consultation is your chance to ask questions about possible procedures such as teeth whitening. Our smile gallery gives you an excellent idea of the dramatic changes that cosmetic dentistry can bring about.

It isn’t entirely about appearance, however. Our goal is to strike that balance between a beautiful smile and and dental health and functionality. We’ll thoroughly examine teeth, gums and biting function.

Taking the first step to learn is your key to understanding your options and preparing to make decisions. Find out about what cosmetic dentistry can do for your smile at The Richardson Dentist. Schedule your consultation today!

972-535-4608

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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A New Reason To Eat More Fish

October 26, 2018

North Dallas Family DentistsIn an article called “Fatty Fish, Nuts May Prevent Gum Disease,” author Jennifer Warner explains that a recent study links diets high in polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) with a lower risk of periodontitis, or gum disease, a serious condition that is treatable at The Richardson Dentist.

Gum disease is all-too-common. When gum tissue pulls away from a tooth, it forms a pocket. This pocket is a warm, moist place for bacteria to flourish. If gum disease goes untreated, the teeth and jaw bone are in danger.

During dental examinations, we measure gumline pockets and examine all teeth for gum disease.

But Jennifer Warner explains that fish for dinner may reduce the risk of gum disease.

Researchers found that people whose diets were rich in PUFAs were as much as 30 percent less likely to have gum disease than those who ate little or none of this type of fat.

Foods high in PUFAs include salmon, tuna, trout, mackerel, sardines, herring. Oils high in PUFAs include safflower oil, soybean oil, corn oil, sunflower oil, and margarine made with the previously mentioned oils. Almonds, pine nuts, walnuts, pecans, brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and flax seeds are high PUFA nuts/seeds.

The possible prevention of gum disease is not the only reason to eat high PUFA foods. These foods pack a nutritional punch and have a plethora of health benefits. The next time you are stocking up at your grocery store, you may want to add some salmon and walnuts to your list.

It is important to understand that diet alone will not treat or help you prevent gum disease. It may be an additional tool for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. But regular brushing and flossing are essential tools in maintaining dental health.

At The Richardson Dentist, we treat gum disease. We also provide general dentistry services. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup with us today.

Contact The Richardson Dentist-Kerry M. Goad, DDS:

972-535-4608

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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Ouch! Are Your Teeth Sensitive?

October 19, 2018

Are Your Teeth Sensitive In Richardson?

For those of you with sensitive teeth – who feel pain when you sip your morning coffee, or cringe each time you brush or floss – The Richardson Dentist is here for you.

The first line of defense against tooth sensitivity is proper oral hygiene. Incorrect brushing and over-brushing can result in receding gums, which leads to the exposure of microscopic tubules in the dentin. When these tubules are exposed, acidic, hot, cold, and sticky foods can reach the nerve cells in the teeth, causing discomfort.

As an antidote to sensitive teeth, we usually recommend an over-the-counter desensitizing toothpaste that minimizes tooth pain after several applications. Most drugstores carry at least one brand.

Don’t worry if you have sensitive teeth in Richardson and want to have your teeth whitened. Here at The Richardson Dentist, we can determine which professional tooth whitening or at-home whitening procedures will work for you.

Call The Richardson Dentist today for speedy relief for your sensitive teeth. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry.

Contact The Richardson Dentist-Kerry M. Goad, DDS:

972-535-4608

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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Who’s Afraid Of The Big, Bad…Dentist?

October 12, 2018

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People with dental phobia (Dentophobia) may take comfort in the fact that it is a fairly common condition. At least they know they are not alone and that the medical community takes it seriously. And with sedation options from Richardson Cosmetic dentistry, you can still get the dental care you need.

Phobias like Pteromerhanophobia: (the fear of flying) and Acrophobibia (the fear of heights) can be difficult, but a person can live a perfectly healthy life without getting on an airplane or riding an elevator to the top of the Chrysler Building.

Someone with dental phobia or dental anxiety, on the other hand, is at risk of entering a vicious cycle of declining oral health.

Fear causes the person to skip dental checkups for years. When a minor dental issue (like a little cavity) proceeds until it reaches a nerve and causes pain, the patient is forced to visit the dentist.

At this point, the necessary therapy is an extensive procedure (possibly an extraction followed by a dental implant). The treatment reinforces the dental phobia and, once again, the patient stays away from the dentist’s office. That’s how some people end up losing teeth at a relatively young age.

Experts believe that the rate of dental phobia may be as high as one in four people. Are you one of them?

At The Richardson Dentist, we want to help distressed patients manage their fear so they can endure twice-yearly checkups and cleanings. Preventive dentistry is the only way to protect teeth and gums.

We offer three levels of sedation: nitrous oxide, or laughing gas; oral conscious sedation, which involves taking a sedative; and IV sedation, which as its name indicates involves intravenous sedatives.

The Richardson Dentist offers sedation so you can get the dental health care you need. Our services include general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact The Richardson Dentist-Kerry M. Goad, DDS:

972-535-4608

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry

October 5, 2018

Affordable The Richardson DentistWill your dental insurance cover cosmetic dentistry procedures, like those available at The Richardson Dentist? Many people assume theirs won’t cover procedures done solely for cosmetic reasons.

This is probably true for tooth whitening or dental bonding. However, many dental insurance plans and supplemental plans cover orthodontia and any treatment required to repair damage from an injury. Medical insurance and worker’s compensation plans may also cover injury treatment.

Ask Your Provider, You May be Surprised

Some dental insurance plans cover replacement porcelain veneers in certain circumstances. Check with your carrier for benefit particulars if you need replacement veneers due to deterioration. We can then consider treatment options such as replacement veneers or porcelain crowns. When the process is completed, we may be able to help you submit your dental claim form if your plan requires one.

Talk to The Richardson Dentist

If you are in need of any kind of dental treatment, from a cleaning to major restorative work, come in to The Richardson Dentist. You can meet our team, undergo a thorough evaluation, and discuss financing options. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact The Richardson Dentist-Kerry M. Goad, DDS:

972-535-4608

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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The Ultimate Anti-Aging Treatment

September 28, 2018

Richardson Pediatric DentistryWishing for a whiter, more beautiful smile but not sure how to get it? New to tooth whitening lingo? At The Richardson Dentist in Richardson TX, we educate patients on the variety of teeth whitening treatments; from whitening trays to teeth bleaching to Opalescence whitening.

Toothpaste Can’t Erase All Stains

Almost every toothpaste claims to whiten teeth. But is it an uphill battle? As we age our teeth gradually turn yellow or gray, despite all the whitening toothpastes we use.

Tooth enamel, while one of the toughest substances in the body, is porous. Over time, the food and drinks that come in contact with our teeth result in staining and discoloration. You probably have already discovered that a toothbrush cannot clean these microscopic pores.

Powerful Peroxide

Carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide are the two main smile whitening ingredients. They can penetrate the outer layer of your teeth to clear away the build-up and help restore the former color.

Call The Richardson Dentist to schedule a cosmetic dentistry appointment and we will explain your teeth whitening options. And then we’ll get to work on your beautiful smile.

Contact The Richardson Dentist-Kerry M. Goad, DDS:

972-535-4608

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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