Our office right now is only offering emergency care for serious oral health concerns, such a damaged teeth or pain due to cavities or infection. We’re doing this to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the more vulnerable members of our community. However, should you encounter a dental emergency, then we can see you and offer treatment. In today’s blog, your Richardson, TX, dentist takes a look at how we restore smiles and what you can do to protect your oral health from home.
On March 11th, the World Health Organization officially declared the outbreak of COVID-19, typically referred to as Coronavirus, as a pandemic. The disease is currently present in 114 countries, and is appearing in large swaths of the country, including the DFW area. In today’s blog, the Viva Dental Family Dentistry team would like to talk about what we’re doing to protect our Dallas and Richardson, TX, patients, and offer some general advice about preparing for self-quarantine and keeping your family safe!
Do you every notice your child breathing primarily through his or her mouth during the night? Mouth breathing and snoring could be signs of difficulty breathing during sleep, an indicator that treatment may be needed to clear airways, as this could have major negative impacts on their experiences at home and in school. In today’s blog, your Richardson, TX, dentist looks at when to bring your little one in for one of our pediatric evaluations, and what treatment options we may recommend.
Did you know that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month? Through the month of February, dental professionals from across the country will be trying to raise awareness about the importance of routine care for kids, care that could help them enjoy healthier smiles, as well as better overall health. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, dentist will be looking at the treatments we offer kids in our community, and discussing what you can do at home to help your little ones maintain their best possible smile as they grow!
Over time, a number of different factors, including what we eat and drink, could lead to unsightly stains forming on the surfaces of our smiles. These stains could be a source of embarrassment, and may even cause you to want to hide your smile from the world. Instead of simply hiding your smile, what if you contact your Richardson, TX, dentist to discuss possible solutions? In today’s blog, we’re going to look at our in-office teeth whitening treatment, and also discuss other options to mask discoloration and help you enjoy your brightest, and best, possible smile!
2020 is here, which means now is a great time to take stock of your life and see what improvements you would like to make. If you have unsightly gaps in your smile due to tooth loss, why not talk to your Dallas, TX, dentist about a long-lasting and lifelike solution? With dental implants, we have a unique option that replaces missing teeth and helps protect smiles from the complications related to minor and severe tooth loss. How do we replace missing teeth with dental implants, and what makes someone a candidate for this natural-looking solution?
When was the last time you brought your child in to see your Richardson, TX, dentist? Routine visits are crucial for identifying and addressing common oral health issues in the early stages. While parents may be familiar with issues like cavities and gingivitis, they may not know about airway obstructions and other issues that could impact not only smile health, but overall health as well. In today’s blog, we’re discussing what we look for in a routine pediatric evaluation, and when parents should bring their children in for one. All children benefit from preventive visits and routine care, and that first visit may need to happen earlier than you might think!
Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? We know finding the right gifts and stocking stuffers for your friends and family can really be difficult. Well, your Dallas, TX, dentist would like to help! In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about gift and stocking stuffer ideas for your friends and even your little ones. We would also like to discuss treatment options to help protect your teeth and gums throughout the holiday season, so you start 2020 with optimal oral health and a bright smile!
When you need to straighten crooked teeth, you may have a wide range of options to choose from. Today, those options often include clear orthodontic aligners, which are designed to realign crooked teeth to position them in ways that allow your bite to function better, your smile to look more appealing, and your oral health to be more easily maintained. For many patients, the most beneficial solution is the Smile Direct, which is an advanced clear aligner system that is custom-designed to your needs using highly precise and accurate digital technology. Designed to make orthodontic treatment much simpler and more streamlined, as well, your Smile Direct aligners can be worn without the need for routine monthly visits. After reviewing your treatment plan to ensure it will achieve the appropriate results, we can provide you with clear aligners that will guide the direction of your new smile in as few as six months. (more…)
In just a couple weeks, the Thanksgiving holiday will be here! After that, people will be getting ready for the winter holidays, like Christmas and Hanukkah. This season means plenty of gatherings with friends, family, and co-workers. We understand that people want to look their best at these events, and that includes their smile. In today’s blog, we would like to discuss how cosmetic dentistry can help brighten smiles in Richardson and Dallas. With cosmetic dentistry, we can help you obtain a stunning smile just in time for the holidays!