Dr. McKnight's Blog
May 15, 2018
There are so many reasons to schedule teeth whitening during spring. Perhaps you have a special occasion on the calendar such as a wedding, a graduation or a high school reunion. We’d like to add one more reason to that list. Now through June, you can enjoy the benefits of having your teeth whitened and the proceeds will go to charity. Read on to learn more about the program and your options for teeth whitening in Mesquite.
April 15, 2018
April has been designated as National Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Thus, dentists around the country have joined forces to encourage Americans to get checked for this disease that will affect over 40,000 people this year. Your dentist in Mesquite is doing his part to lower that number by encouraging you to take advantage of preventive care visits, where you’ll receive a full oral cancer screening. Learn more about this disease, its symptoms and how you can be empowered to fight it as you continue reading.
March 10, 2018
If you’re like the majority of patients, you don’t floss consistently. The first few days before and after your six month dental checkups, you probably floss, so you don’t feel guilty when the dentist asks whether or not you’ve been flossing. Unlike tooth brushing and other oral hygiene tasks that have immediate results, the benefits of flossing are delayed. At first, flossing can irritate your gums or feel awkward. Overtime, you’ll start to see improved oral health, but most patients give up after a few days of irritating their gums. In this post, we’ll explain some of the reasons why flossing is such an important part of your preventive dentistry routine to maintain your healthiest smile.
February 18, 2018
You know that cavity-free teeth are necessary for a healthy smile, but did you know that your gums are equally as important? Not only are they vital for your oral health, but your general health as well, including that of your heart. Among the greatest threat to your gums involves an infection known as periodontal disease (gum disease). It wreaks havoc on your mouth, often leading to tooth loss; however, new research shows that it can also impact the health of your heart as well. Now, it is more important than ever to maintain regular appointments with your dentist in Mesquite to prevent the infection.
January 14, 2018
Your smile is one of your best assets, and you probably have some great habits, like brushing and flossing, that protect it against decay. However, your teeth could still be in danger. Everyday activities may pose a threat to those precious pearly whites of yours. What are these activities, and what can you do to minimize the risk to your chompers? Your dentist in Mesquite is here to give you some friendly guidance.
December 3, 2017
Do you love that slick, smooth, minty-fresh feeling you get after your dental cleanings? Unfortunately, it can be hard to maintain that super-clean feeling on your own! The good news is that there’s a lot of information and tools out there to help you take excellent care of your teeth and gums at home. A dentist in Mesquite talks about simple, straightforward ways to keep your mouth clean and healthy. You’ll be on your way to better oral health (and better checkups) in no time.
November 19, 2017
If you have missing teeth, you’ve probably heard of a million ways that you can replace your teeth—including dental implants. If these dental restorations sound like a foreign solution to you, you probably have many questions you would want to be addressed before committing to the procedure.
Your dentist is here to answer your most burning questions about dental implants in Mesquite. After reading this post, you’ll be just that much closer to having a complete smile again!
October 28, 2017
It is an exciting time of year as you plan family gathering and spend time holiday shopping. The last thing on your mind is your dental insurance. However, as the end of the year approaches, you may want to put some focus on it, especially if you have any remaining dental benefits. At the end of the year, any unused portion of your policy will expire, causing you to miss out on a valuable savings opportunity. Although you have plenty to do in the upcoming weeks, make sure a trip to your dentist in Mesquite is at the top of your list.
September 26, 2017
Have you been trying to get whiter teeth at home but face tooth sensitivity at the same time? You’ve been using a whitening toothpaste and have a twinging feeling every time you brush.
You may actually be using the wrong toothpaste and making your tooth sensitivity worse. If you’re unsure of what toothpaste is actually best for you, continue reading this week’s blog post. Your dentist in Mesquite is here to help you optimize your dental hygiene routine.
August 28, 2017
It’s impossible to put a price on a good night’s rest. After eight hours of solid shuteye, you’re energized to tackle whatever your day might throw at you. Your mind and body work better than if you had tossed and turned all night. But, what if despite your efforts to get enough sleep, you’re still tired all the time? You may have a disorder that interferes with your rest. What exactly is sleep apnea in Mesquite, and how can your local dentist help you to once again get all the time in dreamland that you deserve?