Using Nature As Our Guide

February 15, 2019

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At The Richardson Dentist in Richardson TX, we perform smile re-designs that turn ordinary teeth (or even teeth with problems) into beautiful smiles. If you have been considering a smile makeover, you probably want to confirm if you will still look like yourself.

The answer is “Yes! Only better!” You see, we use nature as a guide—nature at its best—when improving smiles. It is vital to bring multiple components into harmony when designing a smile makeover. Here are a few:

  • Tooth Shape – includes proportion and alignment
  • Tooth Size – this also includes the unique dimensions of the spaces between the teeth
  • Tooth Color – hue, value, intensity, and color variations between teeth
  • Tooth Bite – how upper and lower teeth fit together
  • Gumline – shape and color
  • Face Shape and Bone Structure
  • Skin Tone
  • Lips – color, shape, size
  • Age
  • Gender

This list is not comprehensive but gives you an idea of the complexity of smile makeovers. Though advanced cosmetic dentistry is multifaceted, it follows the esthetic principles expressed in naturally beautiful smiles.

But you don’t have to worry about midlines and microesthetics because we are devoted to the details. We invite you to schedule a  consultation to talk with The Richardson Dentist in Richardson TX about your current smile, and the beautiful smile you desire. Services include cosmetic and general dentistry. Call our office today!

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

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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Dental Sealant Q & A

February 8, 2019

dental sealants RichardsonAt The Richardson Dentist, the dental health of each of our patients is always our top priority. And preventing cavities is one of our biggest concerns. Dental sealants are an excellent way to protect the teeth from decay.

Q. What are dental sealants?
A. Dental sealants are permanent plastic barriers applied to the biting surfaces of teeth, especially the molars. They prevent cavities by filling in the grooves and fissures where food particles are particularly difficult to remove.

A. Do sealants significantly reduce tooth decay?
Q. Yes. Studies show that dental sealants can cut down the risk of decay by up to 70%!

Q. How are dental sealants applied to the teeth?
A. We apply the sealant resin as a liquid which quickly hardens and adheres tightly to pits and grooves. The procedure is quick, straightforward and completely painless.

Q. Which teeth can benefit the most from sealants?
A. Sealants are most commonly applied to the first and second molars because they are at the highest risk for decay.

Q. When should sealants be applied?
A. The best time is early – while the teeth are cavity-free.

Q. Does that mean sealants are just for kids?
A. Not necessarily. Talk to us about whether sealants could benefit you.

Q. Is brushing and flossing still necessary for the teeth with sealants?
A. Yes. Vigilant oral hygiene is still critical to keep teeth and gums healthy. Even the teeth with sealants are at risk for decay along the gumline. Think of sealants as an extra layer of protection.

At The Richardson Dentist in Richardson TX, keeping your teeth an gums healthy is our number one concern. We offer a wide range of services, including general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

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

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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The Health And Beauty Consequences Of Missing Teeth

February 1, 2019

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Our teeth have many important functions. We need them to chew our food, talk, and smile. But have you ever considered their role in holding up your face? When we lose teeth, the bone around the site of the extraction begins to shrink. This, in turn, causes our facial muscles to sink in and collapse. Dental implants from The Richardson Dentist can help.

Bone Metabolism

We sometimes think of bone as a solid mass, unlike the softer tissues in our body. In reality, below the seemingly rock-hard surface, bone tissue is full of small holes – kind of like a sponge. In the interior bone tissue, the bone is continually regenerating itself. This essential process is sometimes called “bone metabolism.” In the jaw bone, the movement of the teeth stimulate this process of rebuilding. When the tooth is gone, the bone starts to shrink as blood flow is reduced.

People with missing teeth not only have an unsightly gap in their smile, they begin to look older because of the bone recession and eventual facial sagging.  It is not simply an issue of attractiveness – it poses serious health dangers. It may become difficult to chew food, making it harder to get adequate nutrition. Mental health can also be affected when a patient with missing teeth loses confidence in themself or withdraws from social situations because they are self-conscious about their smile.

Dental Implants Can Prevent Bone Recession

Dental implants are titanium posts inserted into the jaw. A single implant can support an artificial tooth, and several implants can support a set of dentures. The titanium post acts as a replacement tooth root, and prevent bone recession.

What if your bone has shrunken so much that there is not enough to support an implant? You may be a candidate for bone augmentation or bone grafting. This procedure is routinely carried out with success.

Dental implants are one of the great advances in dentistry, and they are available at The Richardson Dentist in Richardson TX. We also offer adult orthodontics and other services. Schedule an appointment with us today.

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

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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Call Them What You Will, Just Keep Them Healthy

January 25, 2019

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Chompers. Pearly Whites. Dents. Gnashers. Grill. While you can switch up what you call them, the team at The Richardson Dentist reminds you to never switch up a well-engrained dental health routine.

Practicing proper oral hygiene daily with pay off throughout your life. You’ll prevent tooth decay, plaque, and gum disease, not to mention bad breath (something friends, family, and coworkers will also appreciate).

Speaking of pearly whites, following basic dental health advice will help keep your teeth looking their best. If you’re interested in a smile makeover, we can tell you about procedures such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and other cosmetic dentistry.

At The Richardson Dentist in Richardson TX, we offer general dentistry that keeps you in excellent dental health. Schedule your next checkup with us today.

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

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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Persistent Dry Mouth?

January 18, 2019

The Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS Guide To Dry Mouth

Many residents in our Richardson community experience dry mouth occasionally. Some develop dry mouth in social situations or when they are under a lot of stress. Sporadic or infrequent dry mouth is usually not a serious issue. Constant dry mouth, or xerostomia, is not only irritating, it can lead to extreme health problems. If you experience it, talk to us at The Richardson Dentist.

Your saliva plays a critical role in maintaining your health. One of its roles is to help digest your food. The moment food enters your mouth, saliva starts breaking it down so your body can metabolize it. If you don’t produce enough saliva to complete this task your body may not be getting important nutrients needed to stay healthy.

Saliva also functions as a disinfectant by cleansing the mouth of leftover food, bacteria, and fungi. This helps prevent tooth decay and infections. Many Richardson residents don’t realize that some of the foods we eat are very acidic, and our saliva helps to counteract those acids in our mouths.

One of the things we recommend is cutting back on caffeine, which is in drinks like cola, coffee, and tea. Not only do these beverages stain and discolor your teeth, the caffeine can contribute to dry mouth. We also recommend drinking plenty of water throughout the day to make sure you are adequately hydrated.

Tobacco and alcohol can also contribute to dry mouth. Consult your physician if you are taking medication that is causing your dry mouth.

The Richardson Dentist in Richardson TX can address every aspect of your dental health, not just your teeth! Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup today.

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

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

January 11, 2019

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Looking into how much dental implants cost and getting a simple answer can be frustrating. But as The Richardson Dentist explains, there is a reason for that.

It can be confusing to research the cost of getting a dental implant and finding nothing solid on the internet. But there are good reasons why most dental practices don’t publish the cost.

1. The Math Might Come Out Higher Than it Should
The number of teeth being replaced may be more than the number of implants needed to cover that section of the mouth. Tooth implant dentists want to offer accurate pricing rather than scare you away with higher estimates. It takes a simple consultation to review dental history, evaluate needs and construct a treatment plan. This could mean a more efficient surgery with fewer implants.

2. There Might Be Something Better For Your Mouth
While dental implants really are the state of the art in tooth replacement, much better than a bridge or denture, sometimes the treatment plan won’t be what you thought it was going to be, or maybe you aren’t a good candidate for the treatment.

3. Supply Costs and Lab Costs Change

A ballpark number might be possible to post on the Internet, but the changing cost of supplies and lab fees make it impossible to guarantee an accurate price for full mouth dental implants. Dentists who offer implants can correctly calculate dental implant surgery expenses based on current prices when you come in for a consultation.

In spite of this, dental implants are ideal replacements for missing teeth, because they look and function just like natural teeth. Call us at The Richardson Dentist in Richardson TX to learn more. We also offer general dentistry.

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

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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Twice A Year!

January 4, 2019

We say it all the time at The Richardson Dentist: see us twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. And happily, most of our patients are really good about making and keeping their appointments twice a year. It’s the best way to stay on top of their dental health.

As important as healthy teeth are, you should know that good dental health is also directly related to your overall health. Poor dental health has been linked to various diseases and conditions, such as heart disease, premature birth and low birth weight, and diabetes.

Furthermore, poor dental health can lead to gum disease. With regular brushing and flossing, and twice yearly dental checkups, gum disease is 100 percent preventable.

The above should be enough to get anyone in to the dentist’s office twice a year. But if it isn’t enough, here are three more very good reasons why you should get a cleaning and checkup every six months.

  • Plaque and tartar. Even with brushing and flossing twice a day, plaque can build up on the teeth and gums. Plaque hardens into tartar. Simply put, there are areas in the mouth that your floss and toothbrush just cannot reach. Professional cleanings, however, can.
  • X-rays. By taking dental x-rays and updating them regularly, we can detect problems that a simple visual inspection won’t turn up. The sooner new issues are treated, the better: treatment will be easier, less painful, and less expensive.
  • Oral cancer. It isn’t just smokers who need to be concerned about oral cancer; anyone can get it. Finding it in its earliest stages gives you the best chance for successful treatment and a full recovery. We can check for any symptoms, and if we find them, tell you what you need to do.

As you can see, there are lots of reasons why it’s important to see us twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. And it’s just as important that you do your part with regular flossing and brushing. The Richardson Dentist in Richardson TX offers general dentistry, and a full range of other dental services. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry:

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

Posted in Dental Health, General Dentistry, Oral Health

Dental Bridge vs Dental Implant

December 28, 2018

Attention Richardson Replace Your Dental Bridge Before You Lose TeethWhile dental bridges have restored smiles for thousands of people, they are not problem free. A lot of people are instead opting for dental implants, available from The Richardson Dentist.

Many people with dental bridges find it impossible to keep the small areas around the bridge clean. This is not surprising because it is hard to get toothbrush bristles or dental floss under the bridge.

Of course harmful bacteria has no trouble moving in and taking over without the Richardson dental patient even knowing it. When the decay reaches the roots of the surrounding teeth, it is not only painful, the person is at risk of losing those teeth also.

That is one reason why a dental implant is superior to a dental bridge. Most people with missing teeth are great candidates for dental implants.

A dental implant looks just like the tooth restoration on a high-quality dental bridge, but the important part is what you don’t see.

A dental implant is screwed directly into the jaw bone. It is not attached to teeth like dental bridges traditionally used. In a way, a dental implant is a more conservative tooth replacement because it leaves the adjacent teeth intact. The bone and gum tissue mesh permanently with the titanium post that serves as the replacement tooth root.

Dental implants do not have the same decay risk as the teeth that anchor dental bridges. Of course patients with dental implants need to brush and floss, but cleaning a dental implant is usually no more difficult than cleaning a normal tooth.

Dental implants have a far better track record in Texas than dental bridges. With proper care, a dental implant can last a lifetime for smile-smart North Dallas dental patients.

The Richardson Dentist in Richardson TX provides dental implants, as well as general dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.

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

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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Posted in Dental Health, Dental Implants

Change Your Life In 4 Steps

December 21, 2018

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Healthy teeth that work as nature intended are vital for a high quality of life and overall health. Anyone who wears dentures know what we mean. The Richardson Dentist offers dental implants to patients missing one or more of their natural teeth.

There is no question that dentures are preferable to a completely toothless mouth, but they are not trouble free. Your mouth provides multiple basic functions, each of which can be impaired by the inconveniences of dentures.

Dentures can make it challenging to chew and taste food. It’s embarrassing to talk when they are slipping around in your mouth and laughing can dislodge them entirely. They can even make it hard to breathe – and it doesn’t get more basic than that.

Dental implants are titantium posts inserted into your jaw bone. They can be used to support a single artificial tooth, or to anchor over dentures.

Even if you’ve had dentures for many years, you may be a candidate for dental implants. Dental implants are an very versatile individually-constructed substitute for dentures.

Here is the process:

1. Examination and Assessment
During your first visit, we will take x-rays and assess your mouth and the condition of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. We will assess options with you and create a treatment plan.

2. Implant Placement
A complete tooth implant and restoration consists of the actual implant or root replacement, an abutment, and final restoration. The first step is to insert the titanium alloy implant into your jawbone. This is not as difficult or painful as it sounds. Most patients are surprised at how quick and easy the procedure is.

3. Integration
Implant surgery would not be successful if your jawbone did not welcome an artificial and non-biological tooth root. In the vast majority of cases, the jawbone fuses with the titanium post to construct an extremely durable foundation for the final restoration.

4. Final Restoration
Whether your concluding step is a crown, bridge, or denture, we work with the lab to manufacture the best possible restoration. Dental implant restorations are essentially indistinguishable from original teeth.

To find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants, call The Richardson Dentist in Richardson TX. We also provide adult orthodontics, and a wide range of other services. Make an appointment today!

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

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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Posted in Dental Health, Dental Implants, Oral Health

When Something’s Gotta Give, Don’t Let It Be Your Smile

December 14, 2018

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Life is busy for many of us, and at times it seems impossible to do everything that needs to be done. Maybe your car has to wait for an oil change or you are a month late replacing your furnace filter. Many important things get put on the back burner, but at The Richardson Dentist we strongly advise you not to put off your dental care.

Here are some common dental care shortcuts. Are you guilty of any of them?

Rushing Through Brushing
Your teeth deserve a minimum of two minutes of brushing; more is even better. Slow and methodical beats quick and dirty. Use a system to make sure you get every tooth. Playing one of your favorite two- or three-minute songs may help you go the distance.

Only Seeing Your Dentist When You Notice a Problem
We hope none of our patients put off checkups and cleanings. When you feel tooth pain, it may be too late to prevent a filling or even a root canal.

Neglecting Professional Cleanings
When softer plaque turns to calculus, you can’t clean it away with a toothbrush. Six-month cleanings help get rid of the calculus or tartar before it can impair your enamel or irritate your gums.

Using Floss Picks Instead of Dental Floss
While it’s better to floss with a floss pick than to not floss at all, it’s important to understand that floss picks can only clean a part of the tooth’s surface. Standard dental floss, though, wraps completely around the tooth, so you can more thoroughly clean that critical area around and just below the gumline.

At The Richardson Dentist, we urge our patients to brush and floss twice a day, and see us for cleaning and checkup twice a year. Our services include general and restorative dentistry. Make an appointment today.

Contact Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry:

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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