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.
February 16, 2017
November 10, 2016
Everyone has bad breath from time to time, but if you are suffering from chronic bad breath, chances are you have an underlying problem causing the odor. Approximately 25 percent of people suffer from bad breath, also known as halitosis. Often, persistent bad breath is the result of an oral health problem, such as gum disease or tooth decay. In some cases, lifestyle habits, like smoking or poor oral hygiene can also cause the odor. As your dentist in Richardson, TX, we are here to help you understand the most common causes of halitosis and what you can do to stop the odor.
August 18, 2016
If your dentist in Richardson TX has told you that you have a cavity, you are not alone. Roughly 78 percent of Americans have had at least one cavity before the age of 17. However, while tooth decay is quite common, many do not know how a cavity actually forms. Understanding the development of dental caries is a critical component to help combat tooth decay. As your family dentist near Plano TX, Breckinridge Dental & Orthodontics explains the process of tooth decay.
August 11, 2016
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! That’s a familiar line from a popular Christmas carol, but if you’re the mom or dad of school age children that refrain can sometimes apply to back-to-school time, too. Let’s face it—the summer is loooong. As you begin to get the kids ready for the first day of classes, we’d like to suggest that you schedule their regular dental cleaning and exam with the dentist in Richardson, TX, at Breckenridge Dental & Orthodontics.
April 12, 2016
When you know more about your mouth and all its parts, you’re likely to be more diligent in your dental health routine. Your dentist in Richardson TX, Dr. Coughlin, is here with more information regarding tooth anatomy and how to prevent decay and infection for a healthier smile.
April 1, 2016
As your family dentist near Plano, Dr. Nathan Coughlin and Dr. Christine Coughlin want to remind you that your child’s first visit to the dentist should come no later than her first birthday. It may seem early, but your child’s smile is vulnerable to decay and infection beginning with her very first tooth. In addition to making sure her smile is as healthy as can be, this initial appointment can help set her up for a lifetime of regular dental care. Keep reading to learn more about what you can expect from this very first visit to Breckinridge Dental!