October 5, 2015
In recent years, fluoridated water has come under attack for being unsafe, but 70 years of research by the American Dental Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says otherwise. Areas where water has the recommended .7 mg/L fluoride concentration see a reduction in the number of adults and children with cavities. In fact, children who do not drink fluoridated water have three times more cavities. At Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Weatherford, we emphasize preventive dentistry to help patients keep their natural smiles for life, and the best preventive plan includes drinking fluoridated water, brushing and flossing, and visiting our office twice each year. Call to find out more or to schedule your appointment today.
September 2, 2015
Do you know what the most common fear in adults is? I was surprised to learn it’s not a fear of the dentist — it’s actually a fear of spiders. I’m not sure how they got these results, though… with years and years of experience working on people’s mouths, we’d argue pretty confidently that the fear almost all adults share is a fear of having their teeth worked on.
February 12, 2014
Our teeth are made up of three layers: the protective outer layer of enamel, a layer of sensitive dentin underneath and, at the very center, a chamber containing the pulp that makes up a tooth’s nerve. Sometimes, because of an injury or extensive decay, a tooth’s nerve can become vulnerable to infection. When that happens, a root canal will help you treat your uncomfortable symptoms and save the tooth. (more…)