Now that December has arrived and the temperatures are cooler in Texas, we know that many of our patients have switched to enjoying hot beverages during the brisk mornings. Do you find that your teeth are extremely sensitive when drinking or eating something with drastic temperatures, such as hot coffee or cold milk in your cereal? If so, you are experiencing a condition that, although common, can be a sign that you may have a serious oral health concern that needs to be addressed. Read on to learn more.
It is hard to believe that November has already arrived and the holiday season is right around the corner. Before we know it, we will be ringing in the start of 2022! We know that many of our patients are busy during the holidays spending time with family and friends, attending holiday parties, and even traveling to visit relatives. We want to help you maintain your oral health during the upcoming holiday season. Here are some tips to help your oral health.
Have you recently lost a tooth and you are unsure if you are going to have it replaced? No matter if it was caused by severe decay, trauma, a medical condition, or the effects of medication, it can be an upsetting and traumatic experience. We encourage all of our patients to replace any missing teeth as soon as possible as it can have lasting effects on your oral and overall health. Continue reading to learn more about why it is important to replace missing teeth and why it can be so damaging if you don’t.
At Edward Estrada, DDS, we are dedicated to offering our patients honest dentistry with a personal touch. Dr. Estrada and his team believe in treating the whole patient and not just their oral health. We strive to make you feel comfortable in our office and hope to make your experience special. This treatment starts out from the first time you call our office and speak to our office manager, Misty. She is warm and outgoing and is dedicated to making sure all of our patients feel welcome and cared for. We wanted to take a few minutes this month and share more about Misty.
Would you ever consider taking a bag full of money and throwing it in the garbage? Of course you wouldn’t! You would never willingly take money and throw it away, but you may be doing just that and not realize it. Can you remember the last time that you visited our office for a hygiene examination? If it has been longer than six months, then you may be wasting your dental insurance, which is essentially throwing money away. Most dental insurance benefits end on December 31st. Not using as much of your insurance as you can is wasting money that you have paid out in advance. Continue reading to learn more about why you should use your benefits before they expire.
Have you recently had a tooth extracted or learned that you have a dead tooth and need to choose a tooth replacement option? We know that it can be an extremely difficult decision to decide which replacement option will be best for your lifestyle, the future of your oral health, and your budget. It is best not to delay your decision, as lasting damage can be done to your jawbone when a tooth is missing for some time. At Edward Estrada, DDS, Dr. Estrada always takes the time to answer any questions you may have about available tooth replacement options. When discussing options with our patients, our first recommendation is typically dental implants.
When was the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? We know that many of our patients are still playing catch up from all of the events over the past year. This is your gentle reminder to call and schedule an appointment today if it has been longer than six months since we last saw you. The longer you delay your exam the greater the possibility of experiencing unnecessary discomfort and added expense from issues such as undetected decay. We are seeing a number of patients with problems that are typically detected during routine appointments. Continue reading to learn more about what delaying examinations can do to your oral health.
At Edward Estrada, DDS, we always welcome new patients with open arms. We know that coming to a new dentist’s office can be a little nerve-racking and overwhelming, especially if the dentist isn’t your favorite place to visit. Our goal is to have you leave our office feeling like we are old friends. We also want to stress that we are not concerned with the current state of your oral health or the last time you visited a dentist. We want you to feel comfortable from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave our office.
Did we notice some tooth decay during your last visit and recommended that you schedule an appointment to have it filled? If you have delayed scheduling an appointment, we suggest calling today. We know that it can be nerve-racking for certain patients to have dental work performed. If you fall into this category, we want to reassure you that, with today’s technology, having a cavity filled is a walk in the park. To ease some of the anxiety, It can be helpful for patients to understand the steps of their upcoming treatment. Continue reading to learn more about the steps of a filling and why it is important to schedule your appointment sooner rather than later.
Many of our patients have a desire to get a better understanding of dental issues and the aspects of their oral health. Dr. Estrada and his team are truly passionate about dental care and are dedicated to helping their patients in every way possible. Our team has compiled a list of frequently asked questions about dentistry and oral health to help our patients become better informed.