If you’ve just had a cavity filled, you may be experiencing some sensitivity in the new filling. Don’t panic! Some amount of discomfort is completely normal, and it should go away within about two weeks. Let’s take a look at why sensitivity happens, and when it’s time to call the dentist in Richardson for help.
Breckinridge Dental & Orthodontics Blog
July 17, 2017
It seems like kids are getting braces earlier than ever these days, right? If you had braces as a teen, you probably didn’t start the process until you were around 14 or 15 — but now, you may have noticed that kids as young as 7 are wearing some kind of orthodontic appliance. What’s that about? It’s actually something we call two-phase orthodontics, and they may help your little one’s bite form properly, too. Your orthodontist in Richardson shares the best time to get started on your child’s braces below.
June 9, 2017
It’s no coincidence that people who have missing teeth also are suffering from potentially deadly health issues. In fact, your missing teeth may be causing those dangerous health issues to develop and progress. Over a 12-year study of over 7,500 subjects, researchers finally found a strong correlation between the number of teeth each participant had and their risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. The study pointed to the fact that subjects with less than 10 teeth were at least 7 times higher at risk of dying from heart disease compared to subjects that were the same exact sex and age with more teeth.
Basically, it’s important to fill those holes in your smile! If you’ve experienced tooth loss, Breckinridge Dental & Orthodontics has a great tooth replacement solution for you: dental implants in Richardson.
May 6, 2017
You’re embarrassed and you don’t want to admit it – it’s been much longer than six months since your last appointment with your dentist in Richardson. You know you to have a professional exam and cleaning done, especially since you’ve started to notice a little bleeding when you floss. Although you’re chagrined to acknowledge the gap in your oral healthcare, the team at Breckinridge Dental & Orthodontics won’t judge you or turn you away. As your respected team of professionals, Dr. Nathan Coughlin, Dr. Christine Coughlin, and Dr. Dr. Cameron Hamidi are here to help and always treat their patients with compassion, no matter the reason for their dental care or the length of time from – their last visit. In this post, learn the signs that you should see a dentist as soon as possible to keep your smile healthy.
April 7, 2017
We’ve all been there. It’s been a busy week and after three late nights in a row, your body is starting to feel it. You’re tired. In the afternoon, your eyes start to droop and focusing on your workload is nearly impossible, but you’re still at the office leaving no chance for a nap. Yeah, you’ve got that 2:30 pm feeling with what seems like a whole day of work ahead of you. It’d be so easy to just drag your feet down the hall to the vending machine and recharge yourself with a cold energy drink. Before you ever purchase another can of liquid energy, your dentist in Richardson, TX wants you to consider what it’s doing to your teeth. You may not realize that that small energy boost is secretly eating away at your healthy teeth and gums with each sip.
February 16, 2017
Dentists are all about the checkup. We’re sure you’ve heard the mantra: see your dentist twice a year for regular dental checkups. We can’t argue with that—dental checkups are important to your oral health. But do you want to know what’s just as important? The way you take care of your teeth and gums during the time in between dental checkups. Richardson, TX family dentists Drs. Nathan and Christine Coughlin are your partners in helping you maintain excellent oral health and a beautiful smile. And as your partners, we’d like to offer a few tips on how you can improve your oral hygiene routine at home.
January 25, 2017
In Chinese lore, 2017 is the year of the rooster. At Breckenridge Dental & Orthodontics, we want to make your 2017 the year of the smile. If you are typically reluctant to smile because your teeth are in bad shape, then we have the solution. With porcelain veneers in Richardson, TX, our dentists can give you a brand new smile that will have you crowing, “See me smile!”
January 6, 2017
Like adults, children need regular visits to the dentist to monitor and help them maintain their oral health. Besides cleaning their teeth, at Breckinridge Dental & Orthodontics we’ll also evaluate them for orthodontic care during their examination. Drs. Nathan and Christine Coughlin, your dentist in Richardson, TX can determine if and when orthodontic treatment is necessary for your child. Here are some of the options Dr. Nathan may recommend for your child.
December 16, 2016
This is your favorite time of year as the entire city gets covered in lights and holiday music. However, it can also be a bit financially stressful. Gifts and trips can be expensive, and it can be easy to forget to take care of yourself. One of the most basic things you can do is take care of your teeth by seeing your dentist in Richardson, TX at Breckinridge Dental & Orthodontics. In fact, you could save yourself money by doing so before the end of the year. (more…)
December 1, 2016
You can get pretty much everything you need off of the internet these days. Previously, you were only able to get fun things like movies and pizza, but now it goes way beyond that. A few key strokes and a battalion of people getting their master’s degrees will instantly be at your door with groceries, toiletries, and probably a hot towel. One thing, however, that you can’t get through the internet is dental care. You still need to venture out into the world to take care of you and your family’s teeth. The question is, how should you choose a family dentist in Richardson, TX? Here are the big 5 things you should look for. (more…)