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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A chipped tooth requires treatment. Without proper treatment from a qualified dentist, the issue can become worse and lead to more severe oral health complications. Understanding these risks can help you decide if and when you should visit a dentist after a chipped tooth occurs. A chipped tooth that is left untreated can cause unnecessary pain,…
Individuals who have certain aspects of their teeth and gums that need improvement can consider a smile makeover. The smile makeover process can pose a lot of questions, regarding preparation tips and expectations. This article provides answers to four commonly asked questions about a smile makeover.A smile makeover is a procedure or a combination of…
Dental veneers are popular cosmetic dentistry options for correcting minor physical and aesthetic issues with teeth. A veneer is a thin but strong piece of porcelain that is bonded to the front side of a tooth. They can be customized to match the color of teeth and improve the appearance of the smile.Dental veneers are…
If you have broken dentures, you might be tempted to try doing your own repairs. But even though it can be tempting, it is better to try to get a professional to do it. It will often take less time to get a good repair than if you tried to do it yourself because you…
A smile makeover involves treatments that can restore the appearance of your smile. Thanks to advances in cosmetic dentistry in the past couple of decades, even the most unsightly smiles you can think of can be fixed with a smile makeover.The way a dentist goes about restoring the appearance of a patient's teeth varies based…