Why Do I Need a Filling if My Tooth Doesn’t Hurt?

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To help you prepare for your next appointment, we’ve produced a list of the most common things the team at LOL Dental & Orthodontics wants you to know why you shouldn’t put off having an exam or treating that small filling.

Why it’s Best to Treat Cavities Early

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Cavities are not always visible. They can develop under old fillings or between teeth, making them more challenging to locate. Unfortunately, cavities can spread rapidly, affecting adjacent teeth and causing more aggressive infections such as abscessed teeth.

Common Problems Caused by Gapped Teeth

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Do you have gaps or wide spaces between your teeth? Maybe you do but you’re not bothered by their appearance. However, having widely spaced teeth holds other concerns besides just the way they look.

Combat Holiday Dental Stain With These 7 Easy Tips

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With all the fun and busyness going on in Crockett during the holiday season, it can be easy to put your oral care on the back burner. This time of year usually involves more tooth-staining foods and beverages than we typically tend to enjoy. Here are some easy ways to combat holiday tooth discoloration and keep your smile bright.

Schedule a Checkup Before Your Annual Dental Benefits Run Out

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Do you have dental insurance? Has it been a while since you’ve been to a dental office in Crockett? Did you know that dental insurance plans cover a specific dollar amount for procedures every year? If your benefits aren’t used, unfortunately, they do not roll over to the next year. They simply run out. With the end of the year approaching, now is the time to schedule a dental check-up and take full advantage of what your dental insurance plan has to offer.

6 Advantages of Dental Implants

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If you have a tooth that needs to be replaced, our Crockett dentist will typically
recommend dental implants as the best option. Learn more about some of the advantages that implants offer as opposed to other tooth replacement treatments.

How Often Should I Schedule a Dental Cleaning?

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Our Crockett dentist believes that brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing once per day are great ways to maintain healthy teeth and gums between checkups.  However, being diligent in daily oral hygiene doesn’t mean that you don’t need to visit the dentist regularly.

Root Canal Myths

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Root canal treatment—also referred to as “endodontic therapy”—is probably one of the less “popular” types of restorative dental services among patients. Fortunately, technology and treatment methods have come a long way over the last several years. Yet, there are several misconceptions about getting root canals.

Hate Flossing? Try This Instead

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If you’re like most people, flossing isn’t your favorite thing to do. That’s where flossing comes in. But what would you think if your dentist told you that there was an alternative? Learn more here.