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!
A trip to the dentist should be a pleasant experience. That’s what we want for our kids: happy associations with that twice-annual visit to Abilene Family Dentistry. Nothing ruins the good feeling at a dental visit faster than the dreaded words, “I found a cavity.” A cavity in a baby tooth is bad news, but… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Having a great smile is a privilege that everyone should enjoy. The confidence that comes from having genuine pride in your pearly whites is irreplaceable. However, many of us struggle with imperfections in our teeth. Broken, chipped, cracked, stained, and crooked teeth can really put a damper on your smile. At Abilene Family Dentistry, we… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Whiter, brighter teeth are on the top of everyone’s smile wish list – and for good reason! White teeth look young and healthy. The good news is that teeth whitening is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to improve your smile, and the results are almost immediate. If you’re already taking good care of… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Pulp is found in the center of each tooth and consists of tissue, nerves, and blood vessels, which work together to provide oxygen and nutrients that keep them healthy and strong. If one or more teeth suffer a traumatic injury or decay, the pulp can become inflamed or infected. When this happens in a child’s… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Don’t be Afraid of the Dentist! Abilene Family Dentistry knows some folks avoid the dentist’s chair like the plague. According to studies at the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington, as much as 8% of Americans are too afraid to go to dentists and 20% are too anxious to visit a dentist… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Traditionally, dentists have used what’s known as amalgam, or special metal alloys, to fill cavities. However, modern dental medicine has advanced to the point that Abilene Family Dentistry can offer patients a much better option for filling holes caused by tooth decay: composite fillings. Dr. Webb and Dr. Awtrey would like to educate you on… (Read More)Continue Reading »