There’s plenty that should be scary about Halloween – spooky costumes, haunted houses, creepy decorations. However, as the season of increased candy consumption approaches, we never want our patients feeling terrified about the state of their oral hygiene! To maintain the health of your smile during the Halloween season, make sure you’re indulging your sweet tooth in moderation and keeping up with your regular dental care habits. At White Settlement Family Dentistry, we’ve gotten into the Halloween spirit by asking our ...Read more
It seems like everyone and their mother is afraid of a root canal. Thanks to popular culture, it’s one of the most dreaded dental procedures imaginable. But what is a root canal? And is it really that scary?A root canal is a procedure that saves an infected tooth by removing and replacing the root. Symptoms of an infected root can be tooth pain, sensitivity, and gum swelling. The infection is usually caused by a crack, general decay, injury, or an old ...Read more
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, so you should feel confident in showing it off! Don’t be one of the many people who report hiding their smile because they’re embarrassed about their stained teeth.
Along with the variety of preventive and cosmetic treatments we provide at White Settlement Family Dentistry, we offer in-house professional teeth whitening treatments, including ZOOM® in-office whitening by Discus Dental and Opalescence® whitening by Ultradent. These safe, customized treatments can give you ...Read more
It can be a little alarming to see some blood whenever you brush your teeth. Even if it's a small amount, it's something to pay attention to if it's happening all of the time! Bleeding gums are one of the earliest indicators of gum disease, so it's important to keep an eye on the situation to determine what's actually causing the issue.Causes of Bleeding Gums
As we mentioned before, the most common cause of bleeding gums is gum disease, also called periodontal ...Read more
When you're missing teeth, all you really want is to go back to the days of a full, healthy smile. Unfortunately, when we lose our baby teeth and our permanent teeth come in, that's it. There's not a third set of teeth to count on! But advancements in dentistry have provided plenty of other ways to replace missing teeth.One of the main reasons people choose dental implants over all the other tooth replacement options is because they want something as permanent ...Read more