Patient EducationDallas, TX
A very important part of our practice philosophy is to educate our patients on their choices of treatment, as we believe an informed patient is a better patient. This applies both to procedures necessary to regain and maintain oral health as well as for cosmetic options. We have prepared this section for potential patients to become better informed, since we believe a well-informed patient will take ownership of their oral health and better understand the value of treatment options discussed with the doctor.
The following videos will briefly explain topics selected by us as those most frequently requested. Below the videos you'll find additional topics in .pdf format that you can read and learn about. If you don't find the specific topic of interest to you, just let us know - we probably have information on it that we can direct you to.
Digital Panaromic X-Ray
Oral Cancer Exam
Full Mouth Debridgement
Scaling & Root Planing
Andy’s First Dental Visits
Kirby’s Cool Brushing
Kirby and Sealants
Kirby Visits the Dentist
Why Brush and Floss
Kirby’s First Tooth Loss
Kirby’s Healthy Diet
Wally’s Brushing Tips
The following topics are in “pdf” format, and require an Adobe Acrobat viewer to open, read, and print.
A virtual smile consultation is available to patients interested in cosmetic dental procedures. These patients are looking for a way to improve appearance but may be too busy to come in and see the dentist in person. A virtual consult allows patients a convenient way to get the necessary information regarding cosmetic oral procedures and…
A “gummy smile” is when a person has an excessive amount of gum tissue visible over their teeth. A gumline that is lower than normal can make teeth appear small and detract from someone’s overall appearance, which makes many people self-conscious about smiling. Though a smile is usually considered gummy when the gums come down…
If you are ready for a brighter smile, laser teeth whitening could be the right choice. There are various options you can explore to get rid of stains on your teeth. People are turning to laser techniques for the results they want. You can achieve your goals of having white teeth, and you can stop…
Invisalign® is a popular teeth-straightening treatment used to address minor to moderate spacing issues, as well as crowding and crookedness. Over the years, it has become a very desirable method for teeth straightening because it allows for a discreet, flexible, and simple process.Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign® is removable, making it a lot easier on…
Zoom® teeth whitening drastically improves the color of your teeth by up to eight shades. It involves using a proprietary whitening gel and ultraviolet light to deliver effective whitening treatments that take no longer than an hour.During the procedure, the Zoom teeth whitening gel is applied directly to the patient’s teeth, and ultraviolet light is…