Will You Take This Dental Quest?
At Abilene Family Dentistry, we want knowledge to stick and plaque to split! We’re proud to see our patients apply the education we provide and share it with their families, because we think the world of dentistry and oral health are fun to explore. Our blog is the place we’ll share some of our favorite facts and helpful hints twice a month. For oral hygiene tips, home remedies for toothaches, details on the latest at-home whitening trends, and answers for the most frequently asked questions about dental insurance, follow along! Share a smile with us by commenting and sharing!
Let’s be honest. If you are like most people, you’ve probably put off going to the dentist at one time or another. Some of us have even avoided seeing a dentist for years at a time. Research shows one in three Americans avoids going to the dentist regularly. As the time spent away from Abilene… (Read More)Continue Reading »
If you’re one of the 40 million Americans with sensitive teeth, you must be familiar with the painful zing that follows a hot drink, a bite of ice cream, or just a deep breath of cold air. These and other elements can cause sudden discomfort if you have sensitive teeth, also called dentin hypersensitivity. Each… (Read More)Continue Reading »
The root word “ortho” means “straight or upright.” Orthodontics— you guessed it – helps make your teeth straight. But oh, how it can do so much more! A lovely smile with straight teeth and an even bite is equal parts functional and beautiful – and thanks to scientific progress, all that can be yours. Orthodontics… (Read More)Continue Reading »
If your teeth or jaw don’t line up well with each other, you may have a crossbite. Drs. Webb & Awtrey, Abilene dentists explain more about this condition, its effects, and what you can do to treat it below. A Good Bite In a perfect world, your teeth would all be straight, and your upper… (Read More)Continue Reading »
We all remember losing our teeth as children and being delighted to find money from the tooth fairy under our pillow, but it’s just not as much fun losing teeth as an adult. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have an average of… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Today’s dental implants boast a long-term success rate of nearly 97%. Because implants support surrounding teeth, encourage new tissue growth and continued bone formation, and give patients back full chewing ability and a complete smile, they have become the industry standard for tooth replacement. Today, your Abilene dentists, Drs. Webb & Awtrey from Abilene Family… (Read More)Continue Reading »
A few things are equally important for your oral health, no matter what your age or stage of life. Good nutrition, brushing and flossing habits, visiting the dentist and a little fluoride are always (always) the essentials – you won’t ever hear us say otherwise. However, your dental hygiene routine requires unique considerations for each… (Read More)Continue Reading »
It’s no secret that residents of Texas love sports! The folks around here work hard and play just as hard, whether it’s football, baseball, basketball, or numerous other high-impact sports that can cause harm to your family’s mouths—at least 13% of all oral injuries happen during sports activities. Dr. Jeff Webb wants you to know… (Read More)Continue Reading »
When it comes to dental insurance, it seems like there can be as many (or more) questions as there are answers. Even when you are fortunate enough to have dental insurance, navigating its use can still be very confusing. Many people don’t give their dental insurance a second thought – until the day comes when… (Read More)Continue Reading »
We’re no strangers to extreme temperatures and dry weather, and our lips are proof. Most of us experience chapped lips at some point during the year; it’s not uncommon to see lips suffering from annoying, painful cracks. Here at Abilene Family Dentistry we keep abreast of the oral health needs of Abilene, so here are… (Read More)Continue Reading »