December 28, 2015

Your Family Dentist in Arlington Offers Excellent Dentistry at any Age

Happy family with beautiful smiles thanks to the family dentist in ArlingtonAt Allheart Dental, our Arlington, TX team is dedicated to providing patients of all ages the dentistry services they need in a comfortable, family-friendly office. With our wide-array of treatment options, the whole family gets the dental care they need in one convenient location.

December 18, 2015

The Dos and Don’ts of Choosing a General Dentist in Red Oak

Happy family with beautiful smiles thanks to their general dentist in red oakWhen you buy a car, choose a new restaurant, or upgrade your phone, you are likely to do a little research: ask your friends and family for advice, read reviews, visit websites. When the majority of people choose a dentist, they base their selection entirely on convenience factors (location, hours, etc.) because they believe any dentist or dental practice will be exactly the same. While dentist’s offices offer many of the same services, every practice is as unique as your smile. Before choosing a new general dentist, we recommend reviewing our dos and don’ts of dental practice selection.

December 3, 2015

Looking for a General Dentist in Arlington? Visit Allheart Dental Today

Smiling man happy to be visiting his general dentist in arlingtonMoving is never fun. Packing, loading, unpacking, filling out change of address forms. The task list never ends. Then, you get settled in your new hometown and realize there’s still more to do. You have to find a new physician, dentist, optometrist, car mechanic, favorite restaurant. Sometimes trying new things, like restaurants, is fun. Other times, like when you’re looking for a new dentist, trying new things can be overwhelming. Many of our new patients admit they select a dental practice based entirely on proximity. If you’re new to the Arlington, TX area, we invite you to try us out. Our friendly, welcoming dental team makes every patient feel right at home, and we’d love to be your new dental practice.

September 11, 2015

Gum Disease Affects Your Overall Health. Prevent It Today.

man flossing to prevent gum diseaseYou’ve heard of the mind-body connection. It’s the idea that our minds and bodies are linked in inextricable ways — and, often without us realizing it, each has an effect on the other. With that in mind, now let’s move to our gums and their effect on the body. We can call it the gum-body connection, if you like.

Just like with the mind and the body, our gums are closely tied to our overall health. And when the gums are diseased, it can take a toll on the body — and vice versa. In fact, gum disease can cause, be caused by or contribute to a number of serious diseases. Stroke, diabetes and premature birth are just a few. Read on to learn about the symptoms and side effects of gum disease — and what you can do to prevent it.

August 11, 2015

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Red Oak Trusts

wisdom tooth extraciton red oak, txFor most patients, wisdom teeth don’t make them feel particularly wise, and generally, the development process is painful and can be detrimental to your smile. 90% of people will have at least one impacted (stuck below the gum line or in the jawbone) wisdom tooth, and less than 30% of patients have adequate oral space for the additional teeth. Of those patients who choose to keep their wisdom teeth, roughly 65% experience complications resulting in extraction within 10 years. Needless to say, the wise course of action may be to have your wisdom teeth removed. To find out more about wisdom tooth extractions, our specialty dental care, or any of our dentistry services, call our Red Oak, TX office to schedule an appointment today.

July 23, 2015

The Sedation Dentist Red Oak Trusts

woman relaxed at the dentist

If you experience dental anxiety, you need to call the sedation dentist Red Oak, TX trusts with their oral health care. Whether you experience a little stress or you have to be forced out the door before your dental visit, you’re not alone. Millions of people in the United States experience some level of dental anxiety, but you don’t have to put your mind and body through undue stress. At Allheart Dental, we offer nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation to help any patient enjoy visiting the dentist. Call to find out more about sedation dentistry from the experts at Allheart Dental of Red Oak, TX.

What Forms of Sedation Dentistry do you Offer?

Sedation dentistry is often given the misnomer “sleep dentistry,” but in actuality, patients typically stay awake during their procedure even with sedation. General anesthesia is the exception, but is typically only offered in cases of severe dental damage that requires extensive oral surgery to repair. At Allheart Dental, your Red Oak dentist offers nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation for the comfort of our patients.

Nitrous oxide is commonly referred to as laughing gas because it makes many patients feel euphoric. Nitrous oxide is administered during your treatment, and the level can be adjusted as necessary throughout the procedure for optimal comfort. Our doctors will place a mask over your nose that will release controlled amounts of nitrous oxide. Breathing through your nose, you’ll inhale the gas and feel relaxed. Throughout your treatment you will feel calm and experience less physical discomfort. Patients enjoy nitrous oxide sedation because its effects are generally gone after a short time, so you can drive to and from your appointment and return to your daily routine right away.

Oral conscious sedation is a great option for patients with severe dental anxiety. Our dentists will prescribe a common anti-anxiety medication that you will take before you ever leave your home. You’ll need to have a friend or family member drive you to and from your appointment as the effects of sedatives are longer lasting, effect each person differently, and you should not operate heavy machinery while under their influence. We ask that you take the sedative an hour before your appointment. When you arrive, you should already be very relaxed and will remain calm and comfortable throughout your procedure. Some patients find these sedatives will cause them to drift off during their appointment, but most remain awake. However, many patients report not remembering the appointment.

Who Benefits from Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is not just beneficial for patients who suffer from dental anxiety. We recommend sedation dentistry for patients who experience any of the following concerns:

  • Sensitive teeth, gums, gag reflex
  • Extreme physical discomfort while in the dental chair
  • Cognitive disorders that may cause patients to experience fear or disorientation
  • Necessity for lengthy or complex procedures

Call Your Red Oak Dentist

Whether you have an extremely sensitive gag reflex or you simply dread visiting the dentist, Allheart Dental has you covered. Sedation dentistry is a safe, convenient way to control your stress and anxiety before a dental visit. Call to schedule an appointment today. Our friendly dental care providers in Red Oak, TX welcome patients from surrounding areas including Lancaster, Ovilla, Glenn Heights, Desoto, Waxahachie, and the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

June 17, 2015

Dental Implants in Red Oak, TX

girl in the dental clinic

Dentures that slip and slide, that tooth you got knocked out playing football last Thanksgiving, those back teeth that were lost to tooth decay, they all have something in common – left unfilled, they’re harmful your oral health. Patients give all kinds of reasons for not replacing lost teeth, but the long-term health effects can be severe. Don’t put off tooth replacement, restore form and function to your teeth with dental implants. They don’t just fill the gap left by missing teeth, they actually help to maintain bone density and restore gum tissue. Call the top notch staff at Allheart Dental Care in Red Oak, TX to schedule a dental implant consultation.

The Hidden Effects of Tooth Loss

Patients who loose teeth are frequently concerned about infection or their smile esthetics. Many don’t even know about the detrimental hidden effects of tooth loss. Missing teeth can allow dental drift or shifting and movement of remaining teeth. When your adult teeth shift within your mouth, the surrounding teeth may gap or overlap changing your bite. This can be painful, and undo costly orthodontic straightening. Replacing missing teeth quickly helps to maintain your smile for years to come.

Without the root to support gum tissue and stimulate the jawbone to maintain density, there is usually significant deterioration over time. The absence of a tooth and the deterioration of the gum and bone can change the shape of your face because there is less bone and gum tissue to support and shape your facial structure. Bone loss is also associated with TMJ which can be very painful and requires extensive treatment.

Traditional Tooth Replacement

Single tooth replacement and the replacement of two or three teeth has been done using crowns and bridges. This technology is still relevant and can successfully replace missing teeth. However, traditional crowns and bridges often inhibit chewing ability, and because they rely on the surrounding teeth for support, are less effective at retaining gum tissue and bone density.

Dentures too are effective tooth replacement for full arches. However, they come with numerous hassles and inconveniences. Because dentures cover the pallet, they change the way that food tastes, even with improved dental adhesives, dentures still shift and slide over time, and you are very limited in the kinds of foods you are able to chew effectively.

The Dental Implant Difference

Where traditional crowns and bridges and dentures fall short dental implants shine. The implant works by imitating your existing teeth. A titanium post is inserted into the gum. Over the course of several weeks, the post will fuse to the jawbone in much the same way that replacement hips and knees fuse to the existing bone. For a single tooth, a customized porcelain crown is permanently anchored to the post, and restores full function to your bite. You can eat with and clean the crown the same way you would your own natural teeth.

Implant supported dentures are anchored to several posts that fuse to the jawbone. Once the posts have fused, a complete set of customized dentures are connected to the posts. While some foods may still prove difficult to eat at first, most patients report no problems chewing even the most difficult foods once they are used to the implants.

Schedule an Implant Consultation

Most patients who are healthy enough for routine medical procedures are candidates for dental implant treatment. However, there are numerous factors that help us determine whether you will be a successful candidate for implants. The only way to know for sure, is to schedule a consultation with our knowledgeable dentists today. Our conveniently located Red Oak, TX practice welcomes customers from nearby communities including Lancaster, Ovilla, Glenn Heights, Desoto, Waxahachie, and the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

February 8, 2015

Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month with Pediatric Dentistry in Red Oak, TX

178067812Every February, the American Dental Association works to raise awareness about the significance of oral health in children with their sponsorship of National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM). At Allheart Dental, our team emphasizes the importance of proper oral health for kids in Red Oak, TX and the surrounding communities, offering a comprehensive range of pediatric dentistry solutions to keep your little one’s smile healthy and bright.

The Importance of Early Oral Healthcare

A solid oral healthcare regimen and a lifetime of radiant smiles begin with pediatric dentistry visits to Allheart Dental. Children who visit the dentist regularly beginning at a young age tend to experience fewer instances of periodontal disease and decay as they grow into teens and, ultimately, adults. They are also generally more comfortable in the dental chair, and they find taking care of their teeth and gums to be an enjoyable experience.

To help keep little smiles strong, healthy, and looking their best, the Allheart Dental team offers the following pediatric dentistry services:

  • Thorough exams, including digital x-rays
  • Comprehensive cleanings
  • Dental sealants to protect teeth from decay
  • Fluoride treatments to strengthen enamel
  • Athletic mouthguards to protect tiny smiles
  • Patient education to promote a strong home hygiene routine
  • Orthodontic care

Our team works to foster a warm and welcoming environment for all of our patients, especially your children. We always take the time to ensure that your son or daughter feels safe, relaxed, and comfortable at every visit.

Gentle Dentistry for Tiny Smiles

Has it been more than six months since your child’s last pediatric dentistry visit to Allheart Dental? If so, there’s never been a better time to give us a call to schedule an appointment. We look forward to celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month with your son or daughter, providing a gentle touch and effective care for years of healthy, beautiful smiles. Our family-friendly Red Oak, TX dental office is privileged to serve patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Ovilla, Desoto, Waxahachie, Glenn Heights, Lancaster, and nearby communities in the DFW area. Our team can’t wait to see your little one’s precious smile!

January 22, 2015

Is This a Dental Emergency? Allheart Dental is Your Trusted Red Oak, TX Emergency Dentist

medfrd0313By their very nature, dental emergencies are unexpected, alarming, frightening, and often inconvenient. No one wants to find themselves in an emergency situation, but when you do, it’s a relief to know that you have an emergency dentist you can trust in your corner. At Allheart Dental in Red Oak, TX, your experienced emergency dentist offers same-day service so that you can get the urgent care relief you need and move on with your life more quickly.

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

The most common dental emergencies are:

  • Lost or broken crown – Call our office to make an appointment as soon as possible. If you still have the crown, you can carefully slip it back over the tooth using a small amount of denture adhesive, toothpaste, or dental cement until you can get in to see us.
  • Knocked out tooth – Retrieve the tooth if possible and gently rinse it of any dirt or debris, taking care to avoid removing any connective tissues that are attached. Store it in a small container of milk until you can make it to our office. The sooner the tooth is returned to its socket, the better its chances of survival.
  • Toothache or something stuck between teeth – Gently rinse the mouth and use dental floss to dislodge any debris. An over-the-counter pain medication approved by your doctor may help with discomfort until you can visit our office.
  • Soft tissue injury – Use sterile gauze or cloth to apply pressure to the bleeding area. A cold compress may be used to reduce inflammation. Seek prompt assistance if bleeding continues for more than 15 minutes.

When you are experiencing a dental emergency, you need relief from pain quickly. That’s why our team offers same day dental emergency services at our state-of-the-art Red Oak, TX dental office. You can count on us to provide you with the urgent dental care you deserve, right when you need it.

Emergency Dental Treatment in Red Oak, TX

If you or a loved one is suffering from a dental emergency, please do not hesitate to contact our office as soon as possible. When it comes to emergency dental care, time is of the utmost importance. After all, time may be the only factor standing between saving a lost tooth and having to replace it later with an implant or bridge. Our primary concern is your health, comfort, and safety, and we pledge to treat you and your family with respect and compassion. The experienced team at Allheart Dental warmly welcomes families from throughout Red Oak, TX and the surrounding areas, including Desoto, Waxahachie, Glenn Heights, Ovilla, Lancaster, Ferris, and the entire DFW Metroplex.

December 10, 2014

Straighter, Healthier Teeth with Customized Orthodontics at Allheart Dental

157247370While straight teeth and a balanced smile are certainly desirable attributes when it comes to aesthetics, orthodontic treatment offers more than cosmetic benefits. Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean, reducing your risk of developing dental caries and periodontal disease. In addition, people with straight teeth are less likely to experience issues with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ dysfunction) and other complications. At Allheart Dental in Red Oak, TX, our team of experienced dental health professionals is happy to offer a comprehensive menu of services to families from throughout our community, including orthodontic treatment.

Advancements in Orthodontic Technology

From traditional braces comprised of brackets and wires to nearly invisible treatment with Invisalign clear aligners, the team at Allheart Dental offers everything you need to enjoy straighter teeth, improved oral health, and a more confident and attractive smile. Whether your teeth are only slightly gapped, crowded, or severely misaligned, you can rest assured in the knowledge that your smile is in capable, experienced hands.

Because we know that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution to any dental concern, our team customizes each of our orthodontic solutions to fulfill each patient’s unique needs. We are always happy to sit down with you to discuss all of your options before formulating a treatment plan that is perfect for you.

Discover the Allheart Difference

At Allheart Dental, we believe that every one of our valued patients deserves to experience the full benefits of straight, healthy teeth and a beautiful, confident smile. If your teeth are crowded, oddly spaced, gapped, or otherwise misaligned, let our experienced, highly trained team of orthodontic specialists help. Contact us today to schedule your orthodontic consultation and to learn more about our extensive range of personalized dental services. Our conveniently located office in Red Oak, TX warmly welcomes patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Waxahachie, Lancaster, Ovilla, Glenn Heights, Desoto, Ferris, the DFW Metroplex, and beyond.

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