Category: blog

Thumb sucking

Thumb sucking can be a difficult habit for a child to break. Understand what you can do to help your child stop sucking his or her thumb. it is a common habit among children. At some point, though, you might…

toothache

A toothache is a painful annoyance, especially at night. Getting a toothache at night can make falling asleep or staying asleep very difficult. However, there are a number of remedies that may help people find relief and get to sleep,…

Dental sealant

Dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth usually the back teeth (the premolars and molars) to prevent tooth decay. The sealant quickly bonds into the depressions and grooves of the teeth, forming a protective shield over the…

beautiful-young-woman-with-teeth-braces_155003-11140

Orthodontic treatment at Signature Smile in River Oaks and Royse City, Texas (usually with braces) is most often used to improve the appearance and alignment of crooked, protruding, or crowded teeth, and to correct problems with the bite of the…

overbite

You’ve heard of overbites, underbites, and crossbites; you or your child may even be suffering from one of these conditions—but how exactly do you know which is which? It may seem difficult to keep these terms straight in your head,…

flat-lay-bag-groceries_23-2148262101

If you are what you eat, that’s even more true for your teeth and gums. When you drink and eat starchy or sugary foods, you’re not only feeding yourself. You’re also feeding the germs (bacteria) that can cause tooth decay…

bleeding gums

Bleeding gums are the most common symptom of gum disease. But it can also point to other health problems. Gum bleeding is common and is typically not serious. A person may notice some blood after brushing their teeth or flossing,…

Periodontitis

Periodontitis, or gum disease, is a common infection that damages the soft tissue and bone supporting the tooth. Without treatment, the alveolar bone around the teeth is slowly and progressively lost. The name “periodontitis” means “means inflammation around the tooth.” Microorganisms, such…

types of fillings

There are many types of fillings that dentists commonly use to fill in space where they remove decay. If you ever need a filling, here’s some helpful information about the different types. You may not always have a choice in the…