HM Dentistry Blog
April 20, 2019
April has been designated as National Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and the goal of dentists around the country is to encourage people to make preventive care a priority. As you read on, learn about the importance of receiving an oral cancer screening when you visit your dentist in Richardson, and also discover some ways to avoid the disease.(more…)
February 20, 2019
If you’re looking into dentures, the idea of them being removable or having to sanitize them every night may seem inconvenient and like it’s going to take time away from other things in your life. Luckily, you have options that are healthier and more convenient so you don’t have to plan the rest of your life around your teeth. Whether you need multiple teeth replaced, or an entire arch, dental implants in Richardson could be the natural-feeling alternative that you’ve been searching for.(more…)
January 14, 2019
A new year has arrived, and you’ve already created a list of all the goals you’re looking to accomplish. If you’re like most people, you may have overlooked one area that deserves attention – the health of your mouth, teeth and gums. Thus, your dentist in Richardson weighs in with 5 ways you can make this your best year for oral health!
November 7, 2018
If you are missing one or more teeth, you have heard about the benefits of dental implants in Richardson. You know they can help you invest in your oral health and in your quality of life due to their high success rate. Although you would like to enjoy their benefits, there is one thing standing in your way – their cost. While they may cost more upfront than conventional treatments, they are more affordable long-term. There are several factors that must be considered when determining how much you will pay for your new smile.
October 19, 2018
Happy New Year… almost. With the end of the year around the corner, now is a great time to see a dentist in Richardson. Why? Because whether you are paying for your family’s dental care through an insurance benefits plan or a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), chances are the money will not carry over to the next year. In fact, the National Association of Dental Plans estimates that only 2.8 percent of people with PPO dental plans reach or exceed their annual maximums. Make the most of you benefits and take care of your family’s smiles by seeing the dentist today!
September 29, 2018
Two of the key building blocks of excellent oral health are to practice excellent oral hygiene on a consistent basis and to maintain regular visits to your dentist in Richardson for cleanings and checkups. The latter can be challenging, though, if you haven’t found the right professional to work with. Thankfully, there are 6 easy steps to help in your search. Learn what they are as you continue reading!
October 25, 2017
Dental Hygiene: Food for a Healthy Smile
Consume Calcium and other Vitamins that are good for the body
You need plenty of calcium for your teeth. It is essential for the teeth as well as your bones. It is better to drink milk, fortified orange juice and to eat yogurt, broccoli, cheese, and other dairy products. You can also take a calcium supplement, taking different doses according to your age and necessity as per prescription. Calcium and Vitamin D are necessary for maintaining the health of gums and teeth. Vitamin B complex is also essential for the protection of gums and teeth from cracking and bleeding. Copper, zinc, iodine, iron and potassium are also required for maintaining healthy dental hygiene. (more…)
July 9, 2017
Summer is here, and if you or someone you know is going to be spending six or more hours a week in a swimming pool, you better read this important information!
Too much exposure to pool water can affect your teeth! Most people are surprised when they learn about the possibility of corrosive effects that the chemicals in pool water can have on your mouth. With a pool you are constantly trying to keep the same temperature, chlorine level and pH levels balanced. When the pH levels are not balanced and even when they are, your beautiful teeth are being exposed to the acidity!
If you are in a pool for a prolonged time, like on a swim team for school, exercise purposes, or when summertime rolls around, look for these potential problems: (more…)
May 8, 2014
Yes, we all know that a relationship builds over time. But an amazing first impression can make a longing impact on another individual. For most people, they want to do their best to make themselves memorable for a job interview and what better way to do that than to improve your smile!
A study done by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry said that 50% of adults remember others by their smile after meeting them. Only 9% recall what that person was wearing. So when you go to pick out your best clothes, don’t forget your pearly whites! (more…)
April 10, 2014
Everyone enjoys a delicious snack during their busy day or dessert after dinner. But what some may not know is what they are doing to their teeth with this process. Foods have an immediate effect because it comes in contact with bacteria and creates acid which starts the process for cavities.
When eating an unhealthy snack that contains fermentable carbs, they break down in the mouth and form into acid that produce decay. Sticky foods such as raisins cause more damage because of how long they are in contact with the teeth. So while you keep chewing you are letting the acid eat away at your enamel for a longer period of time. This is also true with potato chips because they get stuck in the cracks and interproximal areas within the teeth. After these foods have been swallowed you would think that the acids would disappear with it but in fact they don’t, they sit in your mouth for another half an hour! (more…)