Teeth were meant to last a lifetime. Whether you have a youngster with newly erupted teeth or you’re a senior enjoying your golden years, taking care of your oral health is essential for maintaining that confident grin. Here are five tips to ensure a lifelong healthy smile: 1. Start Early & Stay Consistent Instilling good […]
We all know the importance of scheduling a trip to the dentist every six months for a routine cleaning. While these standard dental visits are crucial for maintaining your oral health, some patients require a deeper cleaning to keep their smile in tip-top condition. Read more about whether or not you should be scheduling deep […]
Good oral health is vital for overall well-being, and a healthy diet plays a crucial role in maintaining strong teeth and gums. While regular brushing and flossing are important, incorporating certain foods into your diet can significantly enhance your oral health. In this blog, we’re sharing five delicious and nutritious foods to improve your oral […]
Many of us dream of having a perfectly straight movie star smile. You may think that it’s only a cosmetic concern, but actually, having straight teeth can benefit your overall health for many reasons. Brush & Floss More Easily First and foremost, straight teeth are easier to clean. Crooked teeth sometimes create tight spaces where […]
Dental bridges are a common solution for patients who have lost or damaged teeth. Made up of one or more artificial teeth, a bridge anchors to the teeth on either end of the gap, restoring your smile and bite to its previous state. Bridges are a great temporary restoration option that can last over five […]
Do you avoid visiting the dentist due to fear or anxiety? Have you had a negative dental experience and are now hesitant to try again? If you answered yes, then you may be a candidate for dental sedation. Dental sedation has allowed many patients to get the quality dental care they need and deserve, despite […]
TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, occurs when patients frequently clench their teeth, usually when they are asleep. Putting pressure on the teeth and jaws and straining the jaw muscles every night can lead to serious consequences, which is why we always recommend that patients visit our office for treatment as soon as they can. In […]
Professional cleanings and exams help keep your dental health in good shape, but good oral hygiene at home is essential, too. We recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing once a day. Unfortunately, many people forget about flossing. Why is it so important? Why Flossing Matters to Your Oral Health When […]
Our back teeth, those big, strong molars, are the ones that do a lot of the work when it comes to grinding down our food before it goes down the pipe. They also have more surface area with little crevices and grooves where food particles can often get stuck. Put those two things together and […]
Let’s just put it out there: Healthy gums should not bleed. If your gums are bleeding, that could be a sign of bad oral hygiene, or it could mean something even more serious like gum disease. Since bleeding gums can be a symptom of a wide range of dental issues, what it takes to treat […]
Raise your hand if the thought of going to the dentist makes you anxious. It’s not something that you should be embarrassed about. Many people have dental anxiety, and as dental professionals, we’re trained to work with patients who may not feel as comfortable in the dental chair. In addition to choosing a dentist who […]
Around 12% of people in the United States have a TMJ disorder. If you’re experiencing symptoms like jaw pain, a clicking sound when you open your mouth, or difficulty moving your jaw, you may be part of that group! Luckily, we offer therapy that can help. What Is TMJ? “TMJ” is an abbreviation for the […]
There are a lot of common misconceptions about root canal therapy. Some of the most common misconceptions are that they are incredibly painful and that they remove your natural tooth. At North Richland Hills Dentistry, we want to debunk dental myths and help educate our patients and community so that they can make well-informed decisions […]
Having a trustworthy dentist’s office in your community that offers same-day dental care can make a huge difference when a dental emergency arises. If your mouth is injured or a major dental concern rears its head, the sooner you seek treatment, the better the outcome. Here’s what you need to know about North Richland Hills […]
Although none of us have 25,000 teeth like snails, some of us have more teeth than others. This is because of the somewhat mysterious wisdom teeth. They lurk in the back of your mouth as your permanent teeth come in, but typically don’t emerge until between the ages of 17-21. While many people have four […]
In our consumer-driven society, you’ll find marketing everywhere. There are billboards you pass while driving to work, ads that pop up when you’re surfing the web and flyers that are stuffed in your mailbox. Sometimes, it can be hard to separate what’s real and what’s fancy marketing. In the dental world, teeth whitening products are […]
While it’s more common for someone to remove and replace a single tooth or a few teeth, there are still situations where a patient will be looking to replace all of their teeth at once. If you have a long history of neglecting your dental care, have experienced dental trauma, or if you have certain […]
Someone dies from oral cancer every hour. At North Richland Hills Dentistry, we want to lower that statistic by offering comprehensive dental care that both prevents and addresses different oral health ailments. In this blog post, we’ll cover the signs and symptoms of oral cancer so you can better understand your oral health. What Is […]
Brushing your teeth twice a day is an effective way to prevent decay or other unwanted dental developments. But are you brushing your teeth properly? Continue reading to review three brushing techniques that can benefit your teeth! 1. Bass or Sulcular Technique The Bass technique uses toothbrush bristles to scrub off plaque near the gums. […]
Uh oh! Did you just chip your tooth? Hopefully, the answer is no, but if it’s yes, stay calm and know that there are options available to you. Unfortunately accidents can happen, usually when we least expect them. But, thanks to modern dentistry, you don’t have to put up with the chip for the rest […]
If you get a cavity, a dental filling is the most common fix. What are fillings made from? Does the process hurt? Here’s everything you need to know. What Are Fillings? Dentists use materials like porcelain, composite resins, and even gold to make fillings. The material acts as a patch that fills in a dental […]
Interested in sedation dentistry? With sedation dentistry, we use different medications to help our patients completely relax while they’re in the dentist's chair. Sedation is a great solution for patients who struggle with dental anxiety or pain management. Our team at North Richland Hills Dentistry can help you decide if dental sedation is a good […]
Life gets busy, so it’s easy to forget things like scheduling a dentist’s appointment every six months. If you don’t have any major oral health problems, you may wonder if it is still important to come in for a regular cleaning and exam. The answer is, "Yes it is!" and here are three main reasons. […]
Stuck in a rut when it comes to your career? Your lack of confidence could be to blame. If you’re looking for an easy way to boost that self-esteem, start with your smile. If you think your smile flaws could be holding you back, here's some things to think about. Are Smile Flaws Holding You […]
Are you unhappy with certain parts of your smile? You don’t have to settle for a smile that you don’t absolutely love. Porcelain veneers are a transformative cosmetic dental treatment that can completely change the look of your teeth and enhance your overall appearance. Want to learn more about veneers? Here we'll discuss some of […]
If you have dentures, it’s important that you do your part to take good care of them so that they last as long as possible. Additionally, properly functioning dentures help you keep your oral health in great condition. Don’t worry though, cleaning your dentures isn’t complicated! Here’s what you need to know about the best […]
The dangerous effects of smoking and tobacco are widely known, yet millions of Americans smoke or use tobacco products regularly. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the ways smoking destroys your teeth, and how you can take steps to improve your oral health. Why You Want to Quit Smoking Smoking Causes Dry […]
For years, you would need to get metal braces if you wanted a straighter smile. Now, we use Invisalign® clear aligners for many cases! There are some differences between braces and Invisalign®, including the fact that clear aligners are removed for cleaning. How do you keep them in good shape? Here are some tips: Rinse […]
If you’re missing a tooth, there’s no reason to fret about the future of your smile. Modern dental technology has made it possible for us to offer natural, comfortable tooth replacement options that will make you forget that your replacement is not the real thing. What’s the best tooth replacement option for your smile? Read […]
If you struggle with anxiety at the dentist or need a more complex procedure, sedation may be necessary. What’s dental sedation like? It depends on what kind you get. Here’s what you can expect. Nitrous Oxide Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a sweet-smelling blend of oxygen and nitrous oxide. You wear a […]
Bacterial infections can occur in your tooth, gums, and jaw bone. When left untreated, they can develop into a formation of pus, also known as an abscess. Abscesses can develop for a variety of reasons, primarily lack of oral hygiene, poor diet, and trauma. Signs & Symptoms of a Dental Abscess Dental abscesses come with […]
Wisdom teeth, also known as your third set of molars, are located at the back of your mouth. Most people have four - two on top and two on the bottom - but some people have less or even none! You probably know at least a handful of people who have stories about getting these […]
Are you considering skipping a visit to the dentist because it’s too expensive? While we understand budget concerns, we wouldn’t recommend it. It can be much more costly in the long run to avoid the dentist than it is to get a biannual dental examination. We gathered some of our top tips to make a […]
Somehow over the years, root canals have become one of the most dreaded dental procedures, if not the most dreaded. We’re here to say that’s really not such a fair assessment. Root canal treatments are a widely common procedure, basically as routine as a normal dental filling. Despite that, many patients live in fear that […]
If you suffer from migraines, visiting Dr. Desai for treatment can make a big difference! At North Richland Hills Dentistry, we’ll give you a small device that fits over your front teeth. When worn at night, this device reduces muscle contractions and joint strain, relaxing your jaw. Call today for a consultation.
Your health and comfort are important to us at North Richland Hills Dentistry. Tooth pain won't get better on its own. Let us take care of the source of the pain before it causes a bigger problem. Call our office today for an appointment.
People with sleep apnea experience breathing obstructions while asleep. Consequently, they suffer a variety of related negative outcomes due to sleep deprivation. Dr. Desai at North Richland Hills Dentistry can help treat sleep apnea with an oral appliance. Come for a consultation today.
Dental crowns are frequently used to save the smiles of patients because they’re handy in a variety of dental situations. Read our blog post for a look at the costs of dental crowns.
At our office we offer emergency dental services that can treat a wide variety of dental issues and complications. Check out our blog post for details!
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, our North Richland Hills Dentistry, North Richland Hills, Texas, dental office is operating under limited hours for emergencies only. The safety and health of our patients, our employees, and our community are our top priorities. Read our blog post for tips on keeping safe during the pandemic.
Interested in replacing a tooth—or teeth—with a dental implant? Well, you’re not alone! Dental implants have become very popular in recent years. Read our blog post to learn why implants are such a favored restoration solution, and what you can expect when you get one!
Wonder if you’re doing all you can to optimize your dental routine? If you’re wondering if you’re using the right kind of toothbrush, the answer might be personal. Read our blog post to learn about the pros and cons of manual and electric toothbrushes.
Winter can be a real bummer. Shorter days, frigid weather, icy roads. And on top of all that misery, so many of our patients find that their teeth hurt more in winter than they do throughout the rest of the year. In this blog post, we’ll explore why that happens, as well as some other common causes of sensitivity.
Did you know that 3 out of 4 Americans have some kind of gum disease? Gum disease is very common and can have some serious consequences, but it also can be caught early and easily addressed. Read our blog post to learn what gum disease is and how it is treated.
In our modern world, we have more choices than ever. When it comes to orthodontics, this is no exception. If you decide to straighten your teeth, you’ll have to decide whether you want to get braces or Invisalign. Read our blog post to learn about the main differences between the two procedures.
We will all deal with sensitive teeth at some point in our lifetime. Sometimes the cause is acute and can come on suddenly. Other times, we may deal with chronic sensitive teeth for long periods of time. Check out our blog post for a look at what causes sensitive teeth and what you can do to treat and prevent this common problem.
Have you ever thought about what your teeth are made of? Check out our blog post where we give you a rundown of what’s inside your pearly whites. Contact us if your teeth need a checkup!
Sometimes, dealing with the side effects of a dental problem can feel like a headache. Other times, your teeth may be directly responsible for your headache! Read our blog post where we discuss some of the ways your teeth and mouth can be responsible for your headaches.
Few accessories can have an immediate impact on appearance and confidence the way a whiter smile can. If you’ve been hiding your smile for years because you’re embarrassed about unsightly stains on teeth or other discoloration, you’re a great candidate for the in-office whitening treatment we offer. Read our blog post for details!
For patients interested in a straighter smile, the decision between Invisalign and traditional metal braces can be a difficult one. Read our blog post for information to help you decide between the two treatments.
Has anyone ever told you that you’re a major snorer? Or maybe your partner is currently being driven crazy by your chronic snoring. If that’s the case for you, you might want to consider getting diagnosed for sleep apnea. Read our blog post for details!
Our team has mixed opinions on chewing gum. On the one hand, it can be a great quick fix to freshen breath and clean teeth. On the other hand, it can lead to tooth decay and excess wear on your teeth. Read our blog post for the pros and cons of chewing gum for oral health.
Of all the tooth trouble you could be faced with, a dead tooth might sound the most dire by name, and certainly the creepiest. Read our blog post where we let you know how to spot a dead tooth, and help you understand why you might have one.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means that you can expect to eat (or at least be tempted by) lots of chocolate over the course of the next few weeks! Read our blog post where we’ll share the truth behind chocolate’s effect on your teeth, and ways you can keep your smile sparkling this Valentine’s Day season.
Your oral health has an impact far beyond just your teeth and gums. Not only does research show a link between gum disease and heart disease, it also suggests a connection between your oral health and clear skin. Read our blog post to learn more!
You know from dental visits and toothpaste commercials that gingivitis is something you want to avoid. But what do you really know about gingivitis? What causes it and how can you prevent it? Read our blog post for all the answers!
Phantom tooth pain is one of the most mysterious conditions in the field of oral health. Read our blog post for details on this painful condition. Contact us today if you have tooth pain!
We know how we can ready ourselves when bad weather, a sudden disaster, or a medical emergency strike, but would you know what to do if you found yourself having a dental emergency? Read our blog post to learn how you can prepare for a dental emergency.
A frenectomy sounds serious and scary, so when your dentist says you may need one, it’s common to feel a little nervous. Read our blog post where we explain this procedure and discuss precautions. Contact us to learn more!
We believe in reducing waste whenever possible. With the health of our planet in mind, our blog offers tips on how to you can care for the planet while also caring for your pearly whites.
Read our blog post to learn about 2 common causes of dental fear. We also offer 5 tips that will help you ease your anxiety about visiting the dentist. Come meet our caring team and check out our dental sedation options and patient amenities. Schedule your next dental appointment at North Richland Hills Dentistry today!
Read our blog post to to learn about causes gums to recede, how we can treat it, and what you can do to prevent further recession. We want you to have healthy teeth and healthy gums! Contact us if you notice unusual changes in your gums.
The future is full of new gadgets and innovations! Check out our blog post to learn about developing dental technology that can treat tooth decay without drills. Is your mouth cavity-free? Visit us for your 6-month checkup to make sure your mouth is healthy.
Check out our blog post to learn about 3 types of dental sedation that can help you relax during your next oral health treatment. We understand that a dental visit causes many people to feel anxiety or fear. We want you to feel calm and comfortable at our office. Ease your worries by contacting us today!
Check out our blog post to learn 3 simple tips to help you save money and water while brushing your teeth. You don't need to sacrifice your oral health to conserve our planet's water supply! Contact our friendly dental practice for additional help making your oral care routine more affordable and eco-friendly.
Chewing gum is a great way to freshen breath, relieve stress, and help curb eating out of boredom. But is chewing gum good for your teeth? Turns out, the right kind can be, so stick with sugar-free gum when you grab a piece of gum! Call North Richland Hills Dentistry for all your dental needs.
New year, new you. That includes your smile! If you still haven't made a resolution for 2018, consider a dental resolution that will get your smile looking and feeling great. Don't forget to schedule your first exam and cleaning of the new year, too. Call our office today to schedule your convenient appointment.
You know that smoking causes harm to your body, but it can also cause major damage to your smile and your oral health in general. Read our blog post to learn about the negative effects of smoking on your oral health. At North Richland Hills Dentistry, we offer services to help get your smile back in shape. Call today to schedule your consultation!
You can probably guess that it’s very important to brush your pet’s teeth. But why? And, more pressingly, how? Here are some helpful tips on brushing your pet’s teeth. Why Should You Brush Your Pet’s Teeth? First, let’s start with the why. Just as it’s vital for you to brush your teeth, it’s absolutely necessary […]
Having a healthy, balanced diet does good for the whole body, including your teeth! While it may not seem like what you eat has any effect on your oral health, the truth of the matter is: it does. Which nutrients are best for your smile? The Effects of a Bad Diet on Teeth You’ve probably […]
If you’re not happy with your smile for whatever reason, don’t worry! There’s a cosmetic dental procedure out there for you. At North Richland Hills Dentistry, we offer an array of services including whitening, Invisalign®, fillings, and veneers. Here is an overview of the services we provide. In-Office Whitening Dreaming of a brighter smile? We […]
In the toothbrush aisle, there are so many choices these days, from electric toothbrushes to hard and soft-bristled brushes. It’s no wonder you may be confused about which brush is right for you. We’ve broken down the things to consider when you’re choosing a bristle type to make this process a little easier. What Are […]
If you find yourself avoiding dental appointments because of dental anxiety, know that you are not alone. Millions of people suffer from dental anxiety that ranges from general unease in the dental chair to complete avoidance of the dentist. We don't want you to avoid us, though! Your dental health is too important for that. […]
Are you considering straightening your smile with Invisalign® clear aligners? If you're wondering if this is the right treatment for you, Dr. Desai and the North Richland Hills Dentistry team want to help you. We've taken a look at the pros and cons of Invisalign so you can make an informed decision. Schedule a consultation […]
You've probably heard it before: after being sick, change your sheets, disinfect surfaces, throw out those tissues, and change your toothbrush. You don't want to reinfect yourself with germs that are still hanging around after an illness so that all sounds sensible. But is that last one really necessary? Let's take a closer look. The […]
Traditional floss, waxed or unwaxed, is a must for every oral health nut’s cabinet. But if you want even more of a clean, fresh feeling, try adding one of these dental tools to your toolkit. Waterpik Water Flosser High-pressured water flossers shoot a stream of water between your teeth to dislodge any food particles or […]
Have you noticed your pearly whites are no longer quite as pearly white? Many of us panic a little when we realize our teeth have yellowed not because of the morning coffee we just drank, but the morning coffee we drank day after day after day over the last several years! And now that discoloration […]
If you've lost most or all of your teeth to decay or trauma, you are probably interested in getting dentures to replace them. Dentures have come a long way in recent years and, thanks to implant technology, you no longer have to worry about them fitting awkwardly or shifting around in your mouth. Stabilized dentures […]
If you are considering teeth straightening options, you might be wondering if aligner therapy would be a possibility or if you need to see an orthodontist for traditional braces instead. North Richland Hills Dentistry is pleased to offer Invisalign® therapy, and Dr. Desai would be happy to schedule a consultation with you to discuss your […]