Category: Patient Education

3 Serious Consequences of Teeth-Grinding

Bruxism, or the habit of constantly grinding your teeth, poses a serious risk to your oral health if it isn’t treated. Unlike occasionally clenching your teeth, bruxism involves relentless, often unconscious teeth-grinding. Since it often occurs at night, you can’t stop it simply by trying to be aware of it. To underscore the importance of… Read more »

When Teeth Become Sensitive

When your teeth become sensitive, the causes can be numerous, but the worry and discomfort may be the same, regardless of the reason. Depending on its nature and cause, you may be able to find relief for your sensitive teeth with a few at-home remedies (and better hygiene practices, if necessary). If you learn that… Read more »

Use Your Dental Insurance Benefits Before the Year’s Over

As the year draws to a close, your dental benefits for the year do, too. As dental care is an ongoing process, we advise using your dental insurance benefits before they expire to make sure that you start the new year with a clean, healthy, and confident smile. While you’re here, we’ll help you with… Read more »

Do My Kids Need to See the Dentist Before School Starts?

We’re almost in the middle of August, which means for some school is just around the corner. Before you get lost in the maze of school shopping, don’t forget to make an appointment with Dr. Truong. Your Dallas dentist explains why all kids should visit the dentist before they head back to school.

Bleeding Gums Could Signal Trouble, Says Dallas Dentist

If your gums bleed a little when you brush, your toothbrush bristles may be too hard. Perhaps you’re pressing too hard when you scrub your pearly whites. In many cases, bleeding gums indicate the beginning stage of gum disease, called gingivitis. Other symptoms include redness, tenderness, swelling, and halitosis (bad breath). While poor oral hygiene… Read more »

Richardson General Dentist: The Truth About Tooth Loss

Many patients worry about losing teeth as they grow older, and some mistakenly believe that it’s a natural part of aging. Approximately 69% of adults in the United States lose at least one permanent tooth by the age of 44, and many more exhibit dental health issues, like gum disease, that can lead to tooth… Read more »

Spicy Food Cooling Methods, from Your Dallas, TX Dentist

Have you ever eaten a very spicy dish and your tongue felt like it was on fire? While your tongue is able sense five tastes, it’s particularly sensitive to spicy foods. In fact, many people have encountered the same issue and don’t have the slightest idea on how to find relief. Thankfully, at Viva Dental… Read more »

Dallas, TX General Dentist Shares the Benefits of Cranberries

Who doesn’t like a nice bit of cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving? Almost every American household serves cranberry sauce during their Thanksgiving meal as a part of tradition. While cranberries do add a sweet zing to this tasty meal, eating these on a daily basis can improve your health. Since cranberries provide a number of nutrients,… Read more »

Richardson, TX Dentist Shares Interesting Facts about Saliva

Saliva is an incredible solution made entirely from one gland in the body, yet, most people don’t know much about saliva. As a matter of fact, saliva is the substance that helps ward off cavities. By creating a neutral oral environment, saliva slows down bacteria and stops the acid production that breaks down enamel. For… Read more »

Richardson, TX Dentist Presents: Diabetes and Oral Health

Most dentists tell their patients that oral health can determine the state of your overall health. This statement is very much true! As a matter of fact, some cases of dementia, Alzheimer’s, and even low birth-weight babies have been cause by untreated oral diseases and illnesses. In this article, though, your Richardson, TX dentist Dr…. Read more »