Dr. McKnight's Blog
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.
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.