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Pamper Yourself on the Dental Aisle

Pamper Yourself on the Dental Aisle

2023 is finally here; it is the perfect time to revamp your oral health routine! Our team has heard many patients start the year with resolutions about their oral health, such as using mouthwash, flossing more, or booking biyearly hygiene appointments. Who doesn’t love shopping for new things? Luckily, local drugstores carry great products that will help enhance your smile and keep it in excellent health from the comfort of your home. The Tyler Family Dental team wants to make your dental care fun and simple, so we have decided to share some of our favorite ways to pamper yourself on the dental aisle this year!

  • Consider swapping out your current toothbrush for one with soft bristles.
  • Hard-bristled toothbrushes can damage your teeth over time. If you tend to brush your teeth with pressure, the enamel can eventually be worn down, making you more prone to specific dental issues. With a soft-bristled toothbrush, the bristles are less densely packed. This allows them to bend easily as you brush your teeth and reach into crevices others may not be able to. These toothbrushes are available everywhere; just make sure to carefully check the package when you shop to verify the bristle type. If you’re interested in ordering one online, click here. 
  • Are you interested in trying out a new toothpaste brand? We have a couple of favorites!
  • Colgate toothpaste is carried in your local drugstore or grocery store, making it easy to find. One of our favorite things about Colgate toothpaste is the fact it comes in so many variations. Whether you are looking for extra cavity prevention, whitening, stain fighting, something fun for your kids, or more, Colgate has you covered! We trust them to give you a healthy smile. Check out their vast array of toothpaste here.
  • Crest is one of our favorite brands. You may hear of their famous over-the-counter whitening strips, but they offer a variety of toothpaste options, all of which can be found at your local store. Their whitening toothpaste line doesn’t disappoint; they also provide options for enamel repair, sensitive teeth, and gum health. If you want to see their complete list of options, click here.
  • You guessed it…we recommend flossing!
  • We don’t want our patients settling for just any floss; we have one we prefer! Johnson & Johnson waxed dental floss is a great choice that you can easily find in most stores or order online. Why waxed over regular? Believe it or not, waxed dental floss removes up to 52% more plaque than traditional floss. The waxy coating makes it both resistant to shredding and easily slidable. You can order it online here.

We hope these suggestions were helpful. Some other staff suggestions are sugar-free gum with xylitol and  antibacterial mouthwash, which are easy to find at most stores. At Tyler Family Dental, our patients come first. Our priority is to help achieve stellar oral health, and part of this is coming alongside your home dental care.

We look forward to seeing you for your first hygiene visit of 2023! To schedule or have any questions answered, call us at (903) 597-3940. See more about your most frequently asked dental questions.

Your Most-asked Dental Questions Answered!

Your Most-asked Dental Questions Answered!

At Tyler Family Dental, we get dental questions daily. We want to ensure our patients can make educated decisions about their oral healthcare. Part of our goal is to provide up-to-date, transparent information about why certain types of treatment are beneficial, what we do during a hygiene appointment, and why it’s essential to stay on top of your oral health. To aid in educating our patients, we are excited to provide answers to ten commonly-asked questions! 

 

1. What options do you offer for replacing failing or missing teeth?

Tyler Family Dental offers dental implants and implant dentures, both of which are tried-and-true options for teeth giving you problems. A dental implant looks and operates like a natural tooth and can last a lifetime if well taken care of. Implant dentures are used for upper and lower arch replacements. Your smile will look as good as new!

 

2. I have bad breath. What is causing it?

Bad breath is more common than you think, and we want to aid you in getting rid of it immediately! Most bad breath results from bacteria growth in your mouth, specifically near the back. Make sure you stay on top of your daily oral hygiene and visit us biyearly to prevent bacteria buildup. If the problem persists, see us, and we will devise a treatment plan that will leave you feeling fresh! 

 

3. Do you offer teeth whitening, and is it painful?

We offer two forms of teeth whitening, ZOOM in-office whitening and take-home whitening kits. Both options will help make your smile brighter! ZOOM whitening involves applying a gel to your teeth and using an LED light to set it in. Our take-home kits consist of whitening strips you can use from the comfort of your home! 

 

4. How often should I visit Tyler Family Dental?

For the best oral health, you should see us every six months. During these appointments, your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned of any developed plaque and tartar. You will also receive an exam from our dentist. He can spot any cavities or other oral health issues that may be forming and devise a potential treatment plan.

 

5. What do you use to fix a cracked tooth?

There are a couple of options depending on how damaged your tooth is. We will strive to preserve as much of your tooth as possible. A filling is the most common procedure to correct a cavity or bond a tooth. If you have a severely cracked or broken tooth, we can place a crown to make it look as good as new. Crowns prevent weak, broken, or cracked teeth from further damage while looking and functioning just like a natural tooth. 

 

6. What is plaque? Why is it important to have it removed?

Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on your teeth over time. If left unchecked for too long, the bacteria will produce acids damaging your enamel. If you do not have the plaque removed, it may turn into tartar, which is even more damaging. Keeping up with your at-home hygiene routine will keep plaque at bay but not wholly. That is why coming in to see us is so important! When you have a hygiene appointment, your hygienist will use special tools to rid your smile of lingering plaque. 

 

7. What causes my teeth to be sensitive to cold or hot temperatures?

If you experience discomfort with hot or cold food and drink, it may be time to have your smile looked at by one of our team members. Some common causes of this type of sensitivity are tooth decay, gum disease, gum tissue recession, cracks in your teeth, and clenching and grinding. We will help you resolve this issue and find the culprit! 

 

8. Do you accept pediatric patients?

Yes! We recommend children begin their dental care journeys either when their first teeth emerge or when they reach their first birthday. Starting a child’s dental journey from a young age will decrease dental anxiety and increase the chance of a lifelong healthy mouth!

 

9. My gums have been bleeding when I floss. Why? 

If you have built up plaque or tartar along your gumline, your gums may become red and inflamed and bleed due to activities such as flossing. A significant amount of buildup and bleeding may signify gum disease. We offer gum disease therapy and treatment at Tyler Family Dental and can improve you in no time! 

 

10. What are the best practices for at-home dental care?

The most crucial aspect of your at-home smile routine is consistency! Make sure you have a good toothbrush and replace it every couple of months. Using fluoride-based toothpaste will aid in keeping plaque at bay. In addition to this, flossing daily is a must! We are aware that many patients don’t enjoy flossing, but the benefits outweigh the burden! If you want to keep your teeth extra clean, add mouthwash to eliminate stray bacteria.  

We hope this answers some of your questions about our office, what we offer, and oral health in general. Tyler Family Dental strives to provide the absolute best experience and care to every patient who walks through our doors. Learn about Prevention and Treatment of Cavities here. If you have any other questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (903) 597-3940.

Care for Your Smile During the Holidays

Care for Your Smile During the Holidays

The holidays are finally upon us! November and December are two of the most festive months of the year, and the Tyler Family Dental team wants to ensure you enjoy them and have peace of mind regarding the health of your smile. It is commonly known that many staple holiday foods can stain the enamel if consumed carelessly. However, there are ways to enjoy these foods and maintain your oral health. We are here to share which foods and drinks to watch out for and tips for maximizing your time celebrating while keeping your smile shining.

Many Thanksgiving food and beverage items can stain your teeth, including coffee, red wine, cranberry sauce, and fruit pies. While delicious, dark colors of these foods and drinks bring with them the chance of staining your teeth. There are a few simple ways you can indulge while still preserving your smile:

  1. Swap out your favorite fruit pies for equally-festive alternatives. While everyone loves a tasty cherry or blueberry pie, the fruit’s acidity can damage tooth enamel and leave stains. Opt for a pumpkin or chocolate pie. While still sugary, these pies will not have the same effect on your enamel.
  2. Brush your teeth, or, if not possible, rinse your mouth soon after eating or drinking one of these items. This will wash any residue off your teeth and lessen the chances of yellowing or spotting. If this becomes a habit, your teeth will be grateful!
  3. Drink dark-colored beverages over a short time instead of prolonged sipping. This will minimize the time your teeth are exposed to the drink. Also, sipping water with one of these beverages will aid in keeping your teeth clean.

Preventing yellowing and staining is one thing, but reversing it is entirely another. Did you know Tyler Family Dental offers both in-office ZOOM teeth whitening and take-home teeth whitening kits? If you want to prepare your smile for holiday photos and gatherings, now is the perfect time to treat yourself!

If you have time to come into our office, ZOOM whitening is a fantastic option. Your teeth will be cleaned and prepared for the whitening treatment, after which an advanced whitening gel will be applied to them. Following the application, an LED lamp will be used to speed up the whitening process of the gel. The entire process will take about 45 minutes to one hour, and a post-treatment solution will be applied to your teeth to reduce any sensitivity and protect your enamel.

Our take-home teeth whitening kit consists of whitening strips that you will apply to your teeth once daily for five days. You must thoroughly brush your teeth before and after using the whitening strips. While there are many variations of whitening strips available at your local drugstore, ours will maximize the whitening process and give you long-lasting results. Many patients have concerns about sensitivity and the impact on the gums caused by teeth whitening treatments. These whitening options will leave little to no effect on the gums, and the process used will minimize any sensitivity.

Teeth whitening is the quickest, most effective way to rid your smile of stains and make it shades brighter. Are you interested in learning more or preparing your smile for the holidays with one of our whitening options? Call Tyler Family Dental today at (903) 597-3940.

Learn about Use it or Lose it Benefits here.

It’s Time to Use it or Lose it!

It’s Time to Use it or Lose it!

The year is quickly coming to a close, and the Tyler Family Dental team wants to take the time to ensure you know the perks of using all your insurance dollars by year’s end. The health of your smile may be the last thing on your mind, but it is still integral to note that many dental insurance companies will not roll unused benefits over into the following calendar year. They can become lost if you don’t use them! Our office can provide many cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry services that will give you an excuse to use your remaining benefits.

Have you been considering a major dental procedure? Getting started with an extensive procedure like dental implants can be nerve-wracking. We are here to make the process comfortable for our patients! Extensive procedures will begin with a consultation, where you will meet with one of our dentists to discuss the treatment you are considering, any hesitations you may have, and devise a treatment plan. From there, you will be able to move forward with peace of mind knowing that you are working with a team that cares and has your best interests at heart. It is the perfect opportunity to use those benefits before you lose them!

Have you had your teeth cleaned recently? A cleaning twice yearly is vital for maintaining oral health. Your dental hygienist will remove any plaque buildup, which aids in cavity prevention. More serious dental treatment may need to be considered when cavities are left unattended for too long. Keeping up with your hygiene appointments will ensure this does not happen. In addition to this, your smile will be fresh and sparkling just in time for the most joyous three months of the year! 

Have you checked to see if you have any incomplete treatment? This could be anything from a deep cleaning to a filling to a root canal! Getting your treatment scheduled and completed before the year ends will benefit your oral health and put your mind at ease. Some of the most widely-offered treatments we give patients revolve around fixing cavities. If you have a small cavity, you may need nothing more than a filling! If you have put off your cavity treatment for a while, the cavity may grow and become infected. This may necessitate a root canal, in which your dentist will remove the infected pulp from your tooth root and fill it so it will look and function naturally. Getting cavities treated as soon as they are diagnosed is very important, as it will ensure less intensive treatment is needed later on.

The Tyler Family Dental team wants you to feel confident in your smile for the holidays. Whether it be your regular six-month cleaning and checkup, restorative treatment, or cosmetic procedures, we have you covered! Taking advantage of your dental insurance benefits will aid in peace of mind and a beautiful smile. 

Do you have any questions about your coverage, or would you like to schedule an appointment before the end of the year? Call us at (903) 597-3940. We look forward to seeing you!

Read more about overcoming dental anxiety.

Book Appointment

It’s Time To Book Your Dental Treatment!

It’s Time To Book Your Dental Treatment!

At Tyler Family Dental, Dr. Jennings and our team genuinely care about the well-being of the patients who walk through our doors. We aim to give everyone the best dental experience they have ever had! Providing quality care, getting to know our patients, and implementing education on the importance of oral healthcare are just a few of the many ways our practice goes about this. Part of educating our patients includes informing them about why it is critical to stay on top of any diagnosed dental treatment they may have been putting off. 

Why Dental Treatment Is Important

It is best practice to come in for a cleaning and exam every six months to avoid needing this type of restorative treatment in the first place. In addition to ridding your teeth of hard-to-reach plaque, small cavities will be spotted before they become more serious or result in infection. If you have a cavity, Dr. Jennings and your hygienist will devise a carefully curated treatment plan and present it to you with a detailed explanation before moving forward. 

What Are Restorations In A Dental Treatment

Restorations are one of the most frequent treatment options needed by patients. They involve restoring a tooth to its optimal health and structure. This form of care includes everything from fillings to root canals and is used to treat cavities, tooth decay, and even missing teeth. Restorations usually treat cavities resulting from plaque and tartar buildup on one’s teeth, which eats away at the enamel. Minor cavities will need fillings, but if left alone for too long, an infection may form. This could result in a patient needing a root canal. 

A root canal is the next step if a tooth is beyond a filling. Through root canal treatment, the root of an infected tooth will be entered, and the infection will be removed. Once the root of your tooth is healed, it will be filled and functional again. If possible, we want to avoid giving patients root canals, so we must see you regularly!

If you experience an accident that results in a chipped or missing tooth, restorative treatment is the way to go! We offer crowns to prevent weak or broken teeth from further damage. The best part about crowns is that you won’t notice them; your smile will be as good as new. By mimicking the look and feel of your natural teeth, they will be returned to their original aesthetic and function like a charm. 

If you want to learn more about prevention and treatment of cavities, click here to learn more.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Do you have any pending treatment you have been putting off? It is the perfect time of year to get it scheduled! Make sure your smile is ready for the holidays, and use any remaining dental insurance benefits you have before the year comes to a close. Many insurance companies won’t allow remaining benefits to roll over into the following calendar year, so take advantage of them while you can.

If you have any questions about dental treatment or want to schedule an appointment, call Tyler Family Dental at (903) 597-3940. 

Give your Employees Something to Smile About!

Give your Employees Something to Smile About!

The Tyler Family Dental team loves supporting fellow local businesses! We know hiring can be challenging, especially these days. One of the top things potential employees are looking for is a company offering excellent benefits to make their lives easier. We offer an Employer Membership Plan to combine our passion for oral health with our desire to help the community! Businesses can attract and retain quality employees while minimizing the chances of them having to miss work due to undiagnosed or untreated dental health issues with our plan.

So, why would you be interested in our plan over traditional dental insurance? Not only will it benefit your employees, but there are many perks for you! If you run your own company, dealing with insurance companies can be a major hassle. With our Employer Membership Plan, the middleman is eliminated! This results in no pre-authorizations, waiting periods, or claim forms. As an employer, you can contribute what you want to your employee’s care, from $0 to the total subscription price.

Enrolling your company in our plan is quick and easy and can be done in about five minutes from any device. Your employees can sign up anytime through your online portal once your plan is active. The best part is there are no hidden costs such as deductibles, annual maximums, or activation fees. You and your staff will get what you pay for with full price transparency. Three variations of the plan are offered: Child Complete, Adult Complete, and Perio Care.

What do these plans include?

3 infographics of the employer membership plan and how they're different

You won’t be able to offer your employees benefits like this through a regular insurance provider! There are many reasons we believe good oral health is good for business at Tyler Family Dental. Two out of three employees state that dental benefits are a significant part of their overall benefits package. Your employees are much less likely to need time off to deal with serious oral health issues and can quickly obtain proper care if a problem arises if they have a dental benefit plan. Offering a plan like this will help your company stand out from competitors and show your employees you care about them. 

If you want to learn more about The Main Goal of Dental Routine Procedures, click here to read our blog post.

We are confident that our plan can help both you and your business! If you have any questions or want to sign up, call Tyler Family Dental at (903) 597-3940.

Identifying Common Problems

Identifying Common Problems

Your bi-yearly visits to Tyler Family Dental are terrific and necessary, but how do you know if you need to schedule an additional appointment? While keeping up with your hygiene and exams will do wonders for the health of your smile, there is still a possibility oral health issues may arise. We want to aid you in identifying these problems. Catching them early will ensure they can be treated promptly and will not become more severe. Helping our patients improve their smiles while saving money on treatment and time spent at our office is a priority!

Everyone wants shining, healthy teeth. A beautiful smile increases confidence and will lead to better health in other areas of your life. There are many dental anomalies that, if not dealt with, can hinder your overall well-being and confidence. They are more widespread than you think, and knowing how to spot them will decrease your chances of permanent damage to one or multiple teeth. 

So what are some of the most frequent dental complications?

  1. Tooth decay is the most widespread problem we see in patients. It occurs when bacteria form plaque on the surface of your teeth, which can permanently damage the enamel. This damage is characterized by toothaches, pain when eating or drinking hot or cold foods, dark spots on your teeth, and even occasional cracks or pits.
  2. Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be very distressing to patients. It is commonly the result of dry mouth, poor oral hygiene, an infection, or several other factors. If you have bad breath, your dentist will assess the situation to determine its cause and what treatment is needed.
  3. A dental abscess is caused by the buildup of bacteria in a tooth’s root. If you have a persistent, severe toothache, there is a good chance you may have an infected root. 
  4. Tooth sensitivity can be an extremely uncomfortable sensation. When your enamel is worn away, hot and cold foods and drinks will cause pain. This is due to the dentin being exposed, which contains tubes leading to the nerve attached to your tooth.
  5. Gum disease has many different stages and starts as a bacterial infection caused by plaque buildup. Left untreated, it can lead to periodontitis: the most severe form. Tobacco use, irregular oral hygiene, and diabetes are all risk factors. 

One of the best ways to avoid these concerns in the first place is by coming in to see us regularly! During your dental exam, your dentist will check your mouth for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and infection. If you are experiencing sensitivity in one or more of your teeth or struggle with bad breath, these visits are a perfect opportunity to get started with treatment and address your concerns. To book an appointment, call us at (903) 597-3940. Learn about overcoming dental anxiety.

Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Overcoming Dental Anxiety

The Tyler Family Dental team enjoys starting our days with the intention of giving our patients a stellar dental experience. We understand that every patient has unique circumstances and take them all into consideration, including dental anxiety. There are many routes we can take to help you combat dental anxiety while pursuing your smile goals, and we are here to share them!

We will begin by discussing why keeping up with oral healthcare is essential. Visiting our office every six months will include a dental hygienist thoroughly cleaning your teeth. Hard-to-reach plaque and tartar will be removed, which generally builds up in areas that are more difficult to reach during your at-home hygiene routine. Your hygienist and dentist will also be able to catch any early signs of oral cancer, cavities, and other issues. When dealt with ahead of time, you will spend less time and money at our office in the long run, and your smile will thank you for it!

Many people avoid going to the dentist or only make an appointment when absolutely necessary. While you may think that dental anxiety comes from wanting to avoid pain, it is usually due to feeling a lack of control. At Tyler Family Dental, we tend to each patient with kindness and patience, desiring to provide comfort. Some of the ways in which we build trust with patients include:

  • Making sure patients are aware they can take a break if they are uncomfortable. We believe it is best to play it safe and take it as slowly as possible if a patient feels anxious. If you need to step out and get some air, you are welcome to let us know!
  • Making sure patients know they can be assertive with their needs. Our team will provide a thorough exam for all patients; however, it is an essential part of the visit for patients to let us know if there is an issue. We will ensure to inform all patients ahead of time they can express their needs and comfort level at any time during their visit goes a long way.
  • Checking in with patients during the appointment. We constantly check in with our patients throughout their appointments, especially if it involves an in-depth dental procedure.
  • Explaining what patients will feel and for how long. As we said, lack of control is the main reason people have dental anxiety. This anxiety can be alleviated by being given as much knowledge as possible about what to expect and when to expect it. We will provide information at multiple points throughout the appointment.
  • Getting to know each patient. Building relationships with everyone who walks through our doors is in our DNA. We want you to feel like you are visiting with old friends. We care deeply about the health of your teeth but also your life!

We are here to help if you are feeling nervous. Some relaxation techniques that will ease anxiety in the moment are such as progressive muscle relaxation, breathing deeply, or listening to calming music. In addition, we offer Halcion and nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. These treatments are beneficial for anxiety over extensive procedures, and we take them very seriously. If you think they may be helpful for you during your visit, we will consult with you prior and figure out if it makes sense to include one of them in your oral health journey.

If you have questions about dealing with dental anxiety for yourself or a loved one, there is always more to learn! We want to come alongside you at our office and make everything as simple as possible. Feel free to call us at (903) 597-3940 with any questions. Mee the friendly dental team here.

Oral Hygiene for Summer Travel

Oral Hygiene for Summer Travel

Summer is everyone’s favorite! Our team wants to give you all the tools possible to keep the health of your smile in check during any trips you may be taking. 

Ways To Practice Good Oral Hygiene This Summer

While oral health probably isn’t the first thing on your mind while traveling, it is surprising how easy it can be to take care of it with these simple tips in mind.

First, make sure to keep your consumption of sugary foods in check

Vacation is a perfect opportunity to treat yourself, and everyone deserves this! However, we want to make sure you avoid any potential dental issues that could form due to high sugar intake. You might want to try swapping out carbonated soda for an equally delicious and healthier beverage, such as green tea. While avoiding your favorite treats may not be possible, adding in foods such as vegetables high in fiber will aid in keeping your teeth clean. It is all about balance.

Second, it is always a good idea to have sugar-free gum on hand 

Whether flying, driving, or taking a bus, you may go longer than usual without brushing your teeth. Chewing sugar-free gum after eating is a wonderful way to keep your mouth as clean as possible. Not to mention, there are many delicious flavors out there!

Third, stay hydrated for good oral hygiene for summer

Hydration is essential for many reasons, including when it comes to the health of your smile. If you are enjoying a vacation adventure during the day and aren’t able to brush your teeth until later, drinking water while you eat will help dilute any plaque-forming acids and protect your teeth while you are having fun. Hydration is also key in guarding against dry mouth. Saliva is 99% water, so the more you drink, the more saliva you produce!

Fourth, let’s discuss your toothbrush’s ideal environment!

Can you guess one of the most important things to pay attention to on vacation? Minimizing potential bacteria growth on your toothbrush. Yes, you read that right! There are two main ways to ventilate your toothbrush and prevent bacteria growth. When looking for a travel toothbrush case, try to find one with small holes or room for air to circulate. A case without holes will keep the moisture locked in, which is not ideal. Also, keep your toothbrush free from its travel case when possible. Leaving it out to dry will aid in prevention.

Lastly, try your hardest to stick to your regular morning and evening oral hygiene routines

If you brush your teeth first thing in the morning, keep doing that. If you regularly brush your teeth throughout the day, travel toothbrushes were made for you. This will keep a healthy habit going, and it will also aid in preventing tooth decay and plaque. To make it even easier on yourself, pack an extra toothbrush and toothpaste just in case you misplace yours!

If you’d like to learn more about the prevention and treatment of cavities, read about it on our blog.

The Tyler Family Dental team wants to ensure you have the best summer with your loved ones! If you haven’t had your first appointment of the year with us yet, give us a call at (903) 597-3940 to make one before your first Summer trip. This way, you will be able to enjoy your vacation without any stress or pain. You deserve it!

Prevention and Treatment of Cavities

Prevention and Treatment of Cavities

Cavities are one of the most commonly known dental issues and something everyone dreads. When you go to the dentist, you may wonder, “Do I have a cavity?” in the back of your mind. We have all experienced this fear! Luckily, treatment for and prevention of cavities are simple and more accessible than ever, especially at Tyler Family Dental.

A cavity is formed when your enamel becomes damaged and can eventually develop into a small hole in your tooth. There are many common causes of cavities, such as not keeping your teeth clean, overindulging in sugary snacks and drinks, and bacteria. Cavities can become highly problematic if ignored for too long. If left untreated, a cavity can grow and affect deeper parts of your tooth. Eventually, this can cause infection or even the loss of your tooth. So, what are some of the best ways to prevent cavities?

Prevention And Treatment Of Cavities

Regular dental cleanings and checkups

Staying on top of hygiene appointments and oral exams will prevent cavities from forming and catch any that have already formed in their early stages before they progress and cause more harm!

Enjoy sugary snacks and drinks in moderation

Certain snacks and beverages create acids that can be destructive to your enamel. If you have a sugar craving, rinse and brush your teeth soon after!

Use fluoride toothpaste

Brushing your teeth twice a day is imperative, but it is even more beneficial when using fluoride toothpaste. This will decrease your risk of tooth decay.

Ask your dentist about fluoride treatments

Fluoride treatments are a great preventative measure, especially if your teeth aren’t getting enough fluoride. We can perform fluoride treatments right here in our office, along with your routine cleanings and checkups!

Signs of a Cavity 

Despite your most thorough preventative efforts, there is a chance that you could still develop a cavity. There are a few simple indicators you can look for when watching for cavities. If a cavity is forming in your mouth, you may notice black or brown staining on a tooth, pain or sensitivity in a tooth, pain when eating or drinking something hot or cold, or even small pits in a tooth.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call our office immediately at (903) 597-3940!

Learn more on why keeping up with treatment is so important.

Our office offers treatment options for cavities that will restore your tooth’s look and feel back to its healthy state and function. These services include fillings, root canals, and crowns. Feel free to visit the services section of our website to learn more!

It is understood that some patients are concerned about the cost of preventative treatments and services for cavities. Luckily, we offer a Membership Plan that covers preventive care and gives discounts on treatment at our office. If you would like to learn more, check out this link. The Tyler Family Dental team wants to help you maintain the best dental health you can, and we hope this provides a little more insight on how to do so.