July 28, 2023
Are you an avid flosser? Many of us once in a while skip this necessary habit. Studies show that around 68% of men and women report flossing at least once a week while 20% say they actually never floss. Skipping the dedicated flossing routine can have devastating consequences on your overall dental health and result in expensive dental work in the future. Find out more about 3 major ways flossing helps protect us from gingivitis, tooth decay and enhances our social lives.(more…)
November 25, 2022
Hi, I’m Dr. Ellis Shwarts of Shwarts Family Dentistry in Richardson. Today’s post focuses on an article that appeared recently on ScienceDaily.com. The article describes a study of Brazilian ICU patients that compared infection rates of those who received enhanced oral care instead of routine oral care. The patients who received the more intense dental care were 56 percent less likely to develop a respiratory infection during their stay.(more…)
May 20, 2022
People that suffer from dental phobia (Dentophobia) may take comfort in the fact that it is a fairly common diagnosable mental condition. At least they know they are not alone and that the medical community takes it seriously.
Phobias like Pteromerhanophobia: (the fear of flying) and Acrophobibia (the fear of heights) can be challenging, but a person can live a perfectly healthy life without getting on a plane or riding an elevator to the top of the Chrysler Building.(more…)
August 14, 2020
Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Nearly half of Americans over the age of thirty have gum disease in some form. Fortunately, it’s a treatable condition at Shwarts Family Dentistry in Richardson.(more…)
June 26, 2020
If you are worried about swollen gums or an aching tooth, you’re are not alone. You should have your symptoms checked out right away, because they could be a sign of gum disease, a serious but treatable condition at Shwarts Family Dentistry in Richardson.
Gum disease is progressive. Before it reaches the advanced stage it is called gingivitis, which is inflammation in the gums. An early sign of gingivitis is bleeding when you brush or floss your teeth.(more…)
April 3, 2020
Did you know that enamel is the hardest substance in the body? It’s true! Your tooth enamel should last a lifetime, and with regular checkups at Shwarts Family Dentistry in Richardson, it can.
Here are some useful tips for keeping enamel healthy.(more…)
March 13, 2020
Dry mouth is a condition in which your salivary glands don’t produce enough saliva, leaving you with a persistent dry feeling in your mouth. If you experience this, be sure to tell us at Shwarts Family Dentistry in Richardson.
The medical term for dry mouth is xerostomia, which is pronounced zero-STOE-me-uh. It’s a common side effect of certain medications, and is also common in people who are undergoing radiation treatment for cancer. It’s also caused by a condition of the salivary glands themselves, but that is less common.(more…)
February 7, 2020
Is an electric toothbrush better than a manual toothbrush for cleaning your teeth? In this article from Shwarts Family Dentistry in Richardson, we won’t recommend one over the other. We’re just going to take a close look at the electric toothbrush.(more…)
December 13, 2019
Nervous about an upcoming dental procedure? At Shwarts Family Dentistry in Richardson, we have six ways to prepare yourself for your appointment.(more…)
November 22, 2019
At Shwarts Family Dentistry in Richardson, we are dedicated to the dental health of each one of our patients. We want everyone who settles into one of our chairs to have a good experience. But just as important, we want our work to result in healthy teeth and gums that last a lifetime. That is our standard of excellence.(more…)