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!
If you are looking for a dentist in Abilene, you may have picked up on the fact that there are two types of dental degrees – DDS and DMD. Perhaps you’ve noticed that there are far more of one than the other, or maybe they are split 50/50. Either way, you’re probably wondering what the… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Did you know that unhealthy gums might put your brain at risk? Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia, which harms your memory, ability to think, and can cause changes in your personality. It’s very common and usually affects people aged 60 and over. And, Alzheimer’s might be significantly more likely to happen if your mouth… (Read More)Continue Reading »
What is the Oral-Systemic Link? You’ve always heard that it’s important to take care of your teeth. Brush and floss every day, and see the dentist for good oral health. But did you know that your oral health could directly affect your overall health? And the road goes both ways—problems with your overall health show… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Above any other medical need, people are more likely to skip seeing the dentist because they can’t afford it. Many people choose not to buy dental insurance because it’s an added cost without a lot of perceived value. For some reason, people simply feel more comfortable taking this risk because they don’t fully understand the… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Mail-order braces are a controversial dental topic, and the dentists of Abilene Family Dentistry weigh in with their opinions today. Direct-to-consumer orthodontics companies make many appealing promises—no dental visits, aligners delivered to your door, and lower costs. But are the risks worth it? Not according to this consumer alert from the American Association of Orthodontists… (Read More)Continue Reading »