How a Tongue Scraper Can Benefit Your Oral Health

Because the mouth contains millions of bacteria which can promote tooth decay and gum disease, it is a good idea to remove this residue daily as part of your oral hygiene routine. Of course, brushing and flossing work for removing bacterial plaque on the teeth and around the gumline, but your tongue can also harbor bacteria. This means cleaning away... read more »

A Chipped Molar Might Be Repaired with an Amalgam Dental Filling

The average person has eight large molars in the back of their mouth. These teeth work in tandem with each other and your premolars to perform the basic function of chewing and grinding the foods you consume each day. If you grind your teeth at night without the protection of a dental guard, or you have a bad habit of... read more »

What a Dental Implant Can Do for Your Smile

Are you missing one or more teeth? Do you yearn to have an attractive, fully functional smile once again? Ask Dr. Bart Deering how a dental implant in Garland, Texas, can help you. What is a dental implant? An implant is a restoration that replaces both the root and the crown of a missing tooth. Dental implants are made up... read more »

Improve Your Oral Health with Dental Bonding Treatments

Did you know that you can improve your oral health with dental bonding? Although it is often used for a variety of services, dental bonding is often the go-to service for small chips and cracks that exist within your teeth. If left unchecked, these chips can expose the inner root of your teeth to infection and decay, which can cause... read more »

The Oral Hygiene Tools to Take While Traveling

Spring is here, which means travel and vacation season is quickly approaching. Yay! When you’re taking your trips, it’s important to remember to take good care of your smile. However, that’s only possible if you have the right oral hygiene tools in your suitcase. So, to help you pack for your smile, Dr. Bart Deering and our dental team have... read more »

How to Tell it’s Time for a Dentist to Check for Cavities

We see quite a few cases of cavities coming through the doors to be treated by Dr. Bart Deering. The majority of these instances are easy to diagnose as cavities, but sometimes figuring out if a tooth has a cavity can be difficult for our patients. We’d like to talk with you about two common symptoms of cavities and what... read more »

Dental Sealants: The Benefits

Do you brush, floss, and visit your dentist regularly? Do you still find yourself wondering if there might be anything else you could do to keep your teeth, or your child’s teeth, healthier? If so, we have good news for you: there are a number of treatments you could consider, such as dental sealants. This useful option can help you... read more »

The Benefits of Bi-Annual Teeth Cleanings

Do you ever wonder if there’s anything you can do to improve your oral health? You probably know that brushing and flossing are important, but did you know that visiting your dentist twice a year is also extremely important? Did you know that these appointments are actually quite important and that skipping these appointments could have major consequences? You may... read more »