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.
June 16, 2017
You know that you are supposed to visit your dentist in Mesquite every 6 months for preventive care; however, if you have certain fears, even a dental cleaning is not an easy experience. When you live with anxieties and phobias that are related to dentistry, you probably put your appointments on hold until after a serious problem has developed. Dr. Byron McKnight understands that you have a unique comfort level when it comes to your appointments. He does not want to see you put your oral health at risk due to these discomforts. To make your visits easier, he offers sedation dentistry to help you relax.
October 15, 2016
Your oral health affects how you look, eat, speak and function on a daily basis. It impacts your systemic health and self-image, too. Additionally, dental neglect leads to complicated and uncomfortable procedures that cost the family budget. So, invest in preventive dentistry with your dentist in Mesquite, Dr. Byron McKnight.