Just Like Natural Teeth (Naturally Perfect Teeth, That Is!)

August 23, 2019

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Have you been searching for the right dentist to correct your crooked, stained, or chipped teeth? The team at The Richardson Dentist wants to end your search!

We specialize in porcelain veneers, a terrific, minimally-invasive solution for cracked, stained, or chipped teeth.

Porcelain veneers are custom-fitted glass-like porcelain shells that are permanently attached to the surface of the teeth that need correcting.

They are one of the moste popular cosmetic dentistry procedures, and are so effective they’ve been called “instant orthodontics.” Technically, of course, they are not orthodotnics – but they’re very strong, and can work wonders on any smile.

One caveat: a thin layer of enamel must be removed from the front of each tooth being covered with a veneer, in order for them to properly adhere. Once they’re cemented in place, they are permanent. But once they are in place, you’ll have the best-looking teeth of anyone you know.

To find out more, schedule a consultation with The Richardson Dentist. Porcelain veneers are just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer. Make an appointment today.

Contact The Richardson Dentist:

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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Porcelain Veneers And Instant Orthodontics

August 16, 2019

Richardson Porcelain Veneers and Instant Orthodontics

Is your smile beginning to look a little dull? Has its luster faded over the years? Maybe you’ve got a chipped or slightly crooked teeth. You don’t have to live with these imperfections if you don’t want to. At The Richardson Dentist, porcelain veneers can mask these and other dental flaws, leaving you with a magnificent smile.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic or composite resin. We custom fit veneers to go over the front part of your teeth, giving them an attractive, completely natural appearance. You can use veneers to fix stained or chipped teeth, slightly crooked teeth, or abnormally spaced teeth.

Veneers are one of the most popular options available from modern cosmetic dentistry. They are so effective they’ve even been called “instant orthodontics.” Technically, of course, they are not orthodotnics – but they’re very strong, and can work wonders on any smile.

One caveat: a thin layer of enamel must be removed from the front of each tooth being covered with a veneer, in order for them to properly adhere. Once they’re cemented in place, they are permanent. But once they are in place, you’ll have the best-looking teeth of anyone you know.

To find out more about porcelain veneers, please call us at The Richardson Dentist. We also offer restorative dentistry, and a full range of other procedures. Make an appointment today.

Contact The Richardson Dentist:

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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The ADA: Promoting Dental Health Since 1859

August 9, 2019

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This message from The Richardson Dentist is about the American Dental Association. You have probably seen the ADA emblem on toothpaste and floss—but what else do you know about this dental association?

The ADA’s self-proclaimed purpose is to improve the level of public oral health by supporting the dental industry through not-for-profit federal, state, and local societies. It was formed in 1859 and is run by its members, which currently total over 160,000.

The ADA Seal of Acceptance is not an endorsement of a product per se, but rather is a confirmation of the claims made by said product. Companies who want the ADA seal for a product must submit proof of rigorous scientific testing. Once submitted, the ADA re-tests the product to further verify results. There are currently over 300 products with the ADA credential.

The ADA does more than evaluate dental products. Here are some other ways the ADA works to carry out its mission:

  • Provides resources to support dentists and their practices
  • Educates the public about oral health
  • Works to maximize access to dental care
  • Offers advice on important issues that affect the dental industry
  • Works with with other organizations on scientific research projects and public health initiatives
  • Offers scholarships to dental students

At The Richardson Dentist, we strive for excellence in dentistry every day. Our services include general and restorative dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup today!

Contact The Richardson Dentist:

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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How To Get The Whitest Teeth

August 2, 2019

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At The Richardson Dentist in Richardson TX, one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures is teeth whitening.

Everyone, it seems, would like to have a whiter smile. The good news is that it has never been easier to achieve. Just take a look at all the whitening products that are available in any grocery store and you’ll see what we mean. From whitening toothpastes to strips and other products, there is a lot to choose from.

While most of the commercially available products do an adequate job whitening your teeth, they cannot compare to professional teeth whitening. And who wants to settle for adequate, anyway?

We have two options: in-office whitening and at-home whitening. Our in-office whitening takes about two hours to complete, and leaves you with a brilliant, dazzling smile. The at-home whitening also delivers fantastic results, but lets you proceed at your own pace.

At The Richardson Dentist in Richardson TX, teeth whitning is just one of our cosmetic dentistry procedures that improve smiles every day. Schedule an appointment to find out what we can do for your smile.

Contact The Richardson Dentist:

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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Avoid Bone Deterioration Following Extraction

July 19, 2019

Richardson Jaw Bone DeteriorationIn this post from The Richardson Dentist, we review jaw bone health and dental implants.

To remain healthy and dense, your jaw bone needs to be consistently stimulated by the pressure of chewing, biting, and talking. Each tooth has a root structure the extends into the surrounding bone material. As each tooth absorbs the forces of everyday mouth function, it stimulates blood flow in the bone surrounding the root.

In some cases, tooth extraction is the only possible dental service for people with tooth damage beyond repair. However, we make every effort to preserve the root structure. When a tooth is extracted, the jaw bone that surrounded the original root structure begins to recede.

Fortunately, dental implants provide a new, artificial root which helps to keep the surrounding bone healthy and strong. A dental implant  a titanium post which replaces the natural root and eventually integrates into the surrounding bone.

After the implant has been placed and the surrounding bone has healed and fused with it, a post is placed into the implant. The new artificial tooth, or crown, is attached to the post. Implant restoration is a safe and effective treatment for tooth loss.

For more specifics about dental implants, call us at The Richardson Dentist in Richardson TX. Other services include general dentistry. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Richardson Dentist:

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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The The Richardson Dentist Guide To Veneers

July 12, 2019

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It’s easy to see why just about everyone seems to love porcelain veneers. They correct a multitude of cosmetic flaws and deliver beautiful results, and they’re available at The Richardson Dentist.

A porcelain veneer is an extremely thin (about .5mm or 1/64 inch) shell of medical-grade ceramic that is permanently attached to the front of a tooth. They are custom made for each patient. Veneers cover chips, cracks, and stains. They can also improve the shape, size or length of a tooth.

While preparing a tooth for a veneer is less invasive than preparing a tooth for a crown, it is not a reversible procedure. A microscopically small amount of enamel must be removed to make room for the veneer. Thus, the tooth can never be restored to its original condition.

At The Richardson Dentist, porcelain veneers are just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we use to improve the smiles of our patients. Call our office to schedule an appointment today.

Contact The Richardson Dentist:

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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Think You Know How To Brush? Think Again.

July 5, 2019

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You’ve been doing it since you were five. You switch to auto pilot morning and night and get it over with. But are you doing it correct? The Richardson Dentist has a few tips.

You might find it surprising, but many people make mistakes when brushing. You may need to tweak your routine to better benefit your oral health and guard your smile from tooth decay and gum disease.

Here are some tooth brushing tips:

1. Take your time.
It’s understandable. You want to get it over with and go to bed. Proper teeth cleaning takes time and careful attention. Time yourself the next time you brush—you might be surprised at how quickly you finish. The process should take at least two to three minutes. It can also be beneficial to take a different route around your mouth every few days. By changing your process, you approach areas from a different, and possibly, better angle.

2. Don’t forget to floss.
No matter how thorough you are with your brush, it’s all but impossible to get rid of the plaque from the narrow gaps between your teeth. That is where bacteria can easily multiply and start the decay process.

3. Use the right toothbrush.
It is ironic that some people hurt their enamel or gums because they brush too forcibly with a stiff brush. We advise patients to only use a soft brush. If you’ve had gum grafts, you may want to use an extra soft brush.

4. Don’t keep your tooth brush near the toilet.
This is unpleasant to think about, but each time the toilet is flushed, bacteria is sent into the air, even if you close the lid. Keep your toothbrush in a clean place and permit it to air dry.

5. Use fluoride toothpaste.
This may seem like a no-brainer but you may be surprised that some oral care products don’t contain fluoride. And you may think it’s only for babies. Not true. Your enamel is constantly under assault from acidic foods and drinks and fluoride helps it remineralize.

At The Richardson Dentist we want the best possible dental health for each of our patients. So brush and floss, and see us for regular checkups. Services include general and restorative dentistry. Call for an appointment today!

Contact The Richardson Dentist:

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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Are All Carbs Created Equal?

June 28, 2019

Diet Changes For Healthier Teeth In Richardson

In this blog post from The Richardson Dentist, we are focusing on diet and oral health. Did you know that making small but essential changes to your diet can improve your oral health?

Most people are aware that the sugar found in candy, cookies, juices and sodas can harm your teeth, but some people don’t realize that all carbohydrates can cause cavities. A handful of pretzels or a piece of pumpernickel bread can have the same effect on your teeth as a fudge brownie.

All carbohydrates break down into simple sugars, which are converted into plaque, which can then cause cavities and gum disease. Carbs are naturally sticky and adhere to your teeth. Eating carbs with meals is healthier than eating them as snacks because more saliva is generated at mealtime. Saliva helps prevent food particles from sticking to teeth.

Another way people can improve oral health is to get plenty of calcium: 800mg a day for men and 1,000mg for women under 50. Calcium helps strengthen your jaw and secure your teeth firmly in the jaw bone.

At The Richardson Dentist, we promote good dental health in all our patients. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup with us today!

Contact The Richardson Dentist:

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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Overcome Dental Phobia And Achieve A Beautiful Smile

June 21, 2019

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If you tense up just thinking about going to the dentist, you may benefit from sedation dentistry offered by The Richardson Dentist.

Millions of Americans stress out when they have to see the dentist. It is referred to as dental anxiety. There is a more severe form, too, called dental phobia. In both, some people would rather skip the dentist altogether than sit down for a checkup. The problem with that, of course, is it puts their dental health at risk.

There are lots of reasons why people develop anxiety or phobia over dental care. It often stems from a bad experience they had with a dentist as a kid. Fear of pain may be involved, as well as a fear of anesthesics and possible side effects.

Whatever the cause, sedation dentistry has helped millions of people get through their appointments.

We offer three types:

  • Nitrous Oxide. You also know this as laughing gas. Nitrous oxide has been used in dentistry for more than a century and is highly effective.
  • Oral conscious sedation. You take a sedative an hour or so before the appointment. You won’t sleep, but will be in a deeply relaxed state. When the appointment is over, someone will have to drive you home.
  • IV Sedation. As the name suggests, this is a sedative that is administered intravenously. You won’t sleep with this on, either, but will be in a deeply relaxed state. You’ll need an escort for a ride here and back.

Whatever your issue is, don’t compromise your dental health by skipping the dentist. Sedation dentistry from The Richardson Dentist may be just for you. Other services include a full range of general dentistry procedures. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Richardson Dentist:

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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Common Dental Questions

June 14, 2019

At The Richardson Dentist, we strive for excellence in dentistry every day. Providing the best possible dental care goes beyond cleanings and exams. We like patients who ask a lot of questions, because that tells us they are taking a strong interest in their dental health.

Common Questions

One of the questions we’re frequently asked is whether it’s really necessary to have a cleaning and checkup every six months. Our short answer is, yes! But a more nuanced answer includes that time-honored truth that prevention is the best medicine.

Every appointment includes a thorough cleaning by a hygienist. Then we examine your teeth and gums, looking for any new cavities and signs of gum disease. Every checkup also includes a screening for oral cancer.

Sometimes we need to see patients more frequently. Someone with gum disease, or who is undergoing orthodontic treatment, should have appointments more often than twice a year. We determine that on a case-by-case basis.

More Questions

Patients often wonder how long a filling will last. Some people think they’ll last a lifetime, but unfortunately that is not usually the case. Fillings can break down or become loose over time. If that happens, decay can get into the area around it and cause problmes. You can extend the life of any restoration with good oral hygiene at home. If you have any questions about what that means, don’t hesitate to ask.

What kind of toothbrush is best? This is among the most-asked questions for any dentist. Manual and electric toothbrushes, used properly, both do an excellent job. We recommend soft bristles, with mixed bristle heights and angles. They do a better job getting between the teeth.

To really get between the teeth, we also recommend daily flossing. String floss is best, but whether it’s waxed or unwaxed, flavored or not, or wide dental tape is up to you.

And More!

When it comes to toothpaste, we recommend one that has the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. That means it contains fluoride, which strengthens and protects your teeth.

These are just some of the common questions we get from our patients at The Richardson Dentist. Have we missed anything you’ve wondered about? Never hesitate to bring your questions to your checkup. We offer general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment today.

Contact The Richardson Dentist:

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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