Half of adult Americans have periodontal (gum) disease and don’t even know it. In its early stages, the symptoms may not seem like a big deal — bleeding when brushing and flossing, tender and red gums. They may start out mild, but as the disease progresses, these signs are a clear red flag to your dentist that something is wrong. The issue, however, is that periodontal disease is easier to resolve when caught early.
2020 is off to a great start here at Sehnert Precision Dentistry! We are looking forward to another year of providing patients like you with quality dental care. An important part of great service is educating patients on preventative oral health. Do you know what one of the first lines of defense is when it comes to spotting tooth decay and more serious dental problems such as gum disease and even oral cancer?
Avoiding proper dental health care such as brushing and flossing regularly and twice yearly checkups with the dentist doesn’t just affect the health of your teeth, but can lead to serious health problems down the road. Conditions such as heart disease, pregnancy complications and diabetes have been linked back to oral health issues.
As a new year rolls around, have you thought about improving your smile? Do you have a missing or damaged tooth that you’d like to replace? Now is the time to treat yourself to a life-changing dental treatment that will enhance your smile and your well being. If you’d like more information on this common dental procedure, then click here for details.
Every day, we think about just how fortunate we are to live and work in Lewisville. Located just outside of Dallas, we have a small-town feel but offer lots of things to do. Let us take you on a tour of our community — we know you’ll fall in love with Lewisville just like we have.
It’s hard to believe the Christmas season is right around the corner. Have you started thinking about what to get your friends and family, yet? If you know they’ve been struggling with dental issues or want to improve their smile, how about giving them a referral to Sehnert Precision Dentistry?
If you have teeth missing, you might be considering dental implants to replace them. However, one important thing to include in your deliberations is whether you are a good candidate for the procedure. Read more to learn some things that may impact that answer…
With Halloween right around the corner, many of you may be scrambling to get costumes together for yourself and the kids. We have a special place in our hearts for the clever people who incorporate teeth, smiles, and dental-related items into their trick-or-treat outfits. For us, it never gets old. Need some ideas? Read on for a few costume suggestions and for a few “fun facts” about Halloween!
You’ve probably heard the saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It just means that if you take steps to avoid a problem or take care of it early before it becomes a serious issue, it’s easier and faster to get the problem resolved. This philosophy readily applies to your oral health, too. You can practice preventive dentistry by regular brushing and flossing at home, but even the most conscientious of us need professional help to keep our teeth truly clean and healthy.
Scientists originally thought that dentistry didn’t develop until humans settled down and began farming. The resulting diet of high carbohydrate grains and similar foods was thought to have led to increased cavities. But researchers have found evidence that seems to indicate that dentistry goes back much farther than that. Archaeologists have discovered that Stone Age Neolithic humans performed dental procedures — and pretty well, considering the tools and knowledge they had at the time. Read on to discover why it’s believed dentistry began in the Stone Age.