Dr. McKnight's Blog
December 7, 2019
The holidays take a lot of planning for most of us. We do our best to be prepared for seasonal traveling, catching up with friends and family, cooking the traditional holiday meal, and braving the mall to find the perfect gift. While you may feel on top of your to-do list, how prepared is your smile? Many people are embarrassed or insecure about how their teeth look, and studies indicate that 28% of people refuse to smile in pictures entirely because of it. This year, gift yourself the smile you’ve always wanted and see your cosmetic dentist in Mesquite. Cosmetic services like teeth whitening, bonding, tooth-colored fillings, and porcelain veneers can give you a picture-perfect smile just in time for the holidays!(more…)
October 13, 2019
Amalgam fillings are made from a mixture of metals, including mercury, silver, tin, and copper. They first started being administered as cavity treatments in the 1830s and began to fade out in the 1990s because so many health risks were reported. That’s when advances in dental technology birthed tooth-colored fillings, a safer, more durable, and easier to administer alternative that professionals quickly dubbed the new popular cavity treatment. If you still have a metal filling and haven’t gotten it replaced, read on for some aesthetic and health factors to consider.(more…)
August 30, 2019
Dental implants are one of the most advanced modern restorative solutions available to patients. While they boast a 95 percent success rate, that doesn’t mean that complications can’t occur. Knowing what signs to look out for and what could cause this issue to develop can help you avoid implant failure. Although it’s incredibly rare for this to happen, loose dental implants can occur. Read on to learn how to avoid or handle the situation if it happens.(more…)
February 28, 2019
Dental implants in Mesquite are the option of choice when it comes to smile restoration. Unlike traditional dentures, they allow the patient to enjoy his or her favorite activities with complete peace of mind. Implants draw their strength from the patient’s jaw bone, just like healthy natural teeth. This gives them greater durability than crowns or bridges, which rely on the surrounding teeth for their strength.(more…)
December 28, 2018
Lots of people want to know more about Invisalign in Mesquite. Who can benefit from the treatment? How long does it take to see results? Is it comfortable? Is it affordable? In this post we’ll give you the facts you need. Use this information along with input from your dentist to make informed decisions about your teeth alignment options.(more…)
November 13, 2018
When you’re pregnant, the last thing you’re likely to think about is your gums (and understandably so!) Unfortunately, women are more likely to develop gum problems during pregnancy, which can adversely affect the health of their baby. In fact, researchers have found a surprising connection between inflammation of a mother’s gums and her unborn child’s development. To complicate matters further, many pregnant women find it difficult to maintain their oral hygiene because they’re not only tired, but also busy preparing for the birth of their child. Fortunately, with professional care from a dentist inMesquite and a few good tips, you can still keep your gums in great shape and reduce the risks to your baby. Learn more below!(more…)
October 7, 2018
Can you believe another year has almost flown by? If you’re like most Americans, this has been a busy and eventful 10 months. Maybe between a hectic work schedule, family responsibilities and your other tasks, you’ve forgotten about your oral health. Your dentist in Mesquite says if so, then take advantage of the opportunity you have to receive preventive care before the year ends. As you read on, you’ll learn why this is such a critical time to be proactive.
September 7, 2018
Dental implant placement is a complex procedure with many steps and moving parts. Fortunately, more people are eligible for them today than ever before thanks to modern advances in dental techniques and technology. However, when you’re trying to determine the cost, things can get a bit tricky.
Every patient has their own unique needs to fulfil before dental implants can be viable. To learn how the cost of dental implants in Mesquite is determined and what you should do to get an estimate, keep reading.
August 25, 2018
Having an experienced dentist in Mesquite to oversee your oral care is vital to improving and maintaining your dental health. If you’re new to the area or even a long-time resident, finding the right professional may seem challenging. You may be left wondering, “Who can I trust my care to?” Thankfully, a local dentist provides some easy-to-follow guidelines that will make your search fruitful. Additionally, you’ll learn more about the importance of preventive care.
June 8, 2018
Does maintaining regular dental appointments factor greatly into your oral health? Will skipping a few make that much of a difference in the quality of your dental wellness? Your dentist in Mesquite weighs in to answer those and other questions by discussing the problems that can arise from neglecting your oral care and revealing how you can prevent the many oral health issues that can develop.