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Flossing VS Bad Breath

June 12, 2018

Young woman flossing teethWe’ve heard it all before. I don’t have time to floss. I always forget. It hurts. I’m no good at flossing. Whatever your excuse is for skipping your daily flossing, it’s time to start up the habit again and stick with it. Most changes to your oral health care routine will have immediate benefits, so you feel rewarded and want to continue. Flossing takes some dedication since the rewards aren’t immediately apparent. For the first few days you are flossing properly, you will likely experience some soft tissue inflammation and discomfort. However, this should improve after about a week of diligent, daily flossing, and you’ll begin to notice improvements in your oral health, especially at your six month exams. Flossing reduces the risk for gum disease and tooth decay. One other change many patients notice when they start flossing daily is improved breath. In this post, we’ll discuss how adding flossing to your at-home preventive dentistry routine can improve your breath and overall oral hygiene.

What Are the Parts of a Tooth? Basic Tooth Anatomy

April 12, 2016

dentist in richardson txWhen 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.


Your Child’s First Visit to the Family Dentist near Plano

April 1, 2016

family dentist planoAs 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!


Dental Emergency? Call Breckinridge Dental & Orthodontics!

March 7, 2016

emergency-dentist-richardson-txWhether it’s a knocked out, broken or severely aching tooth, dental emergencies are scary. It can be hard to remain calm when something’s gone wrong with your smile! But knowing you’ve got an expert emergency dentist in Richardson TX on your side can help. The team at Breckinridge Dental & Orthodontics is proud to provide excellent dental care when you and your loved ones need it most. Keep reading to learn what to do following a few of the most common types of dental emergencies.


Experienced Orthodontist Coming to Richardson This Month!

March 1, 2016

family orthodontist richardson txOrthodontic treatment does more than make your smile look good. Braces also promote oral health by making it easier to brush and floss teeth, and a properly-aligned bite reduces the risk of complications related to tooth grinding and issues with the TMJ. Are you looking for a family orthodontist in Richardson TX? This month, Dr. Nathan Coughlin is accepting new patients at Breckinridge Dental. He, Dr. Christine Coughlin and their entire team are dedicated to building the best smiles in our community — keep reading to learn about your orthodontic options in Richardson!