Invisalign for Adults Discreetly Straightens Teeth

Time traveling back to your teenage years might offer experiences you’d love to relive – and others you’d like to forget. You could relive your game-winning play, but you still might not be able to get up the courage to ask out your crush. Maybe your time-traveling self could even get braces so you’d have a straight smile now. Chances are you wouldn’t be the only one at your old ...

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Do You Need a Root Canal Procedure? (Infographic)

Tooth pain can signal many things, including an infection in your tooth. And if your tooth is infected, you may need a root canal procedure. Don’t worry if you do! Our Jacksonville, TX dentists can often complete the procedure in a single appointment, thanks to their experience performing root canals and advanced technology like our 3D X-rays. You’ll also get a choice of two kinds of ...

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Driving Is Dangerous With Untreated Sleep Apnea

For something most of us do every day, driving is a surprisingly dangerous activity. According to the National Safety Council, some 40,100 Americans died in motor vehicle accidents in 2017 while another 4.57 million were injured seriously enough to require medical treatment. Driving becomes even more dangerous if you get behind the wheel with untreated sleep apnea. Sleep apnea sufferers often ...

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Dental Crowns Are Versatile – and Fast Too, at Our Office (Video)

Dental crowns are an incredibly versatile dental restoration. Their uses range from repairing broken teeth to improving the appearance of stained or crooked teeth. As if that isn’t great enough, at our office they’re also fast. Our Jacksonville, TX dentists use a technology called CEREC to make crowns for you in a single day. Contrast that to other dentists, who outsource production to an ...

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Summer Dry Mouth? Stay Hydrated

Summer can do great things for your body. Because we’re often more active, many of us manage to lose weight even without trying very hard. And a tan looks great on most of us. But summer can do not-so-great things too. The same sun that gives you a tan can give you a painful sunburn. Bug bites, poison ivy, and allergies all often tend to be more common in warm-weather months. Then there’s ...

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Is Invisalign Treatment Right for Me? (Quiz)

If you want a straight smile but hate the idea of wearing braces, Invisalign treatment may be right for you. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners instead of metal wires and brackets to straighten teeth. You can take out the aligners, which means you can eat whatever you’d like. Removable aligners make it easier to keep your teeth clean too. Take our quiz to find out if ...

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Why We Take Out Wisdom Teeth (Video)

There are a number of reasons why our Jacksonville, TX dentists might take out wisdom teeth, including impaction or crowding. But the short answer is, they’ll remove wisdom teeth if they will negatively affect your other teeth or overall oral health. Watch this video from the American Dental Association to find out more about wisdom teeth. If you or someone else in your family is getting ...

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Teeth Whitening vs. Veneers: Which One Should You Get?

If your teeth are stained, you’ve got more than one option. You can remove stains with a teeth whitening treatment. Or you can cover discoloration with dental veneers. We offer both cosmetic dental treatments in our Jacksonville, TX dentist office. We’re happy to help you decide which service is right for your smile. Call 903-625-9297 to talk to Dr. Larry Folden or Dr. Bradley Westbrook about it. ...

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Kid-Friendly Tips for Brushing Teeth (video)

We can all use regular reminders on the best ways to brush teeth. (If you think you know it all, check out our blog post from earlier this month for ways to brush your teeth better.) There are some key differences in how children and adults brush teeth, though. If you’ve got a toddler at home, check out this video from the American Dental Association for kid-friendly tips for brushing ...

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4 Ways to Brush Your Teeth Better

One of the most important things you can do to keep your smile healthy is to brush your teeth every day. If you’re already doing it, congratulations! Hands down, it’s the most important oral hygiene habit you can practice. Could you improve your technique? You’ve probably been brushing your teeth for so long and so often that you may not think so. But trust us, almost everyone can get ...

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