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
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More patients are looking for cosmetic dental treatments than ever before, and Zoom teeth whitening has become a popular choice. This light-activated whitening treatment is done in a series of four sessions under the light. The patient often takes home custom whitening trays and a bleaching solution as well. The procedure helps to remove tooth…
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, advanced gum disease, also known as periodontitis, affects approximately half of people over the age of 30 in the United States. Despite the prevalence of the condition, tooth loss is one of the unfortunate consequences of leaving the condition untreated. Nowadays, there are many successful treatment…
People who suffer from TMJ disorders may go through many treatment options before finding something that works well. One treatment option that has been gaining in popularity is using Botox® to alleviate symptoms. Patients who go for this method have usually tried other more traditional forms of symptom relief without success. In many cases, the cause…
Lasers have become a widely used tool by dentists for a variety of dental procedures, including professional teeth whitening treatments. By combining traditional bleaching products used for in-office whitening with a laser, dentists can help patients whiten the teeth by several shades in a short period of time.Learn how a dentist can use laser teeth…
Dental veneers are tooth-shaped restorations made from thin material and they are used to hide flaws on the front surface of teeth. They can be used to hide stains that are not responding to whitening treatments, hide a crooked smile or improve the shape or length of teeth.Dental veneers are very thin and they can…