Dr. McKnight's Blog
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?
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.
May 31, 2017
Living with missing teeth creates certain challenges, such as restrictions to your diet and low self-esteem. However, the complications of tooth loss extend far deeper to negatively impact your oral health as well. To restore your dental health and quality of life, you need an effective solution to complete your smile. While you could choose a traditional option, like a bridge and crowns, you could benefit from a permanent solution with dental implants in Mesquite. Dental implants offer exceptional benefits that just are not possible with other options. Dr. Byron McKnight will help you regain a complete, confident smile using the most preferred option for tooth replacement.
April 3, 2017
Did you know that oral cancer is one of the deadlier forms of the disease simply because it’s often caught too late? When compared to other more well-known presentations of this disease, people are not as aware of the dangers of cancers of the mouth and throat. That’s why the American Dental Association (ADA) and Byron McKnight DDS, your premier dentist in Mesquite, focus on prevention and early detection of this condition by participating in Oral Cancer Awareness Month this April.