Karen Neil, DDS Fort Worth Dentistry Blog

A Beautiful Bond: Is Cosmetic Dental Bonding Right for Me?

March 21, 2024

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A closeup of a patient getting a dental bonding treatment

You could start with cosmetic dental bonding to fix light smile flaws. This option isn’t costly and takes very little time. That said, you may wonder: Is cosmetic dental bonding right for me?” It’s not a good idea to get a treatment if it doesn’t suit you. Well, just let your Fort Worth aesthetic dentist address your concerns. Here’s a primer on cosmetic dental bonding, including the bonding process and whether you’re a good treatment candidate.


The Importance of Soaking Dentures Overnight

February 6, 2024

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dentures being soaked in a glass

Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial for everyone, including those with dentures. Just as natural teeth require care, so do dentures. One essential practice for denture wearers is soaking their prosthetics overnight. In this blog, we’ll explore why soaking dentures overnight is crucial for oral health and overall well-being.


How to Use a Denture Adhesive

January 4, 2024

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Denture adhesive being applied to upper dentureNew materials and technologies allow dentures to fit better than ever before. A good-fitting set of dentures should rest comfortably on your gums, only relying on suction to stay in place. However, if you have an upcoming speaking engagement or you plan to eat a juicy steak, a denture adhesive can provide more stability to prevent your teeth from moving around. Although it isn’t something you want to rely on, here’s how to use a denture adhesive when you need it.


My Lower Denture Keeps Moving, Why Is That?

December 15, 2023

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An older woman at the dentist to get her lower denture relined

If you’ve been experiencing issues with your dentures, especially the lower prosthetic moving around, you’re not alone. Even with suction working to keep your lower denture secure, you may encounter issues causing it to shift or loosen. If you want to learn about some common reasons for these loose dentures and how you can fix them, continue reading.


Dental Discourse: Do I Need Teeth Whitening or Veneers?

November 7, 2023

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Closeup of someone smiling with one half of their mouth treated with whitening or veneers and the other half naturally imperfect

Are you feeling self-conscious about discolored teeth? You’re not alone! Millions of people every year turn to cosmetic dentistry for solutions to brighten their smile like teeth whitening treatments or porcelain veneers. Though both therapies can be used to lighten your teeth, they’re very different procedures and it’s important to understand them in more detail to make an informed decision. Keep reading to learn more so you can determine the best method to whiten your teeth.


5 Diet Do’s and Don’ts After Teeth Whitening

October 13, 2023

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A table of foods, most of which shouldn't be eaten after teeth whitning

After a teeth whitening treatment, it’s essential to control some of the aspects of your diet that could erase your results. At best, you’ll need to start your treatment over, at worst, you may experience some sensitivity and discomfort. Neither of these are great outcomes.

If you want to know which foods to avoid after your teeth whitening treatment, continue reading. With this knowledge, you’ll keep your gorgeous smile much longer!


Why Teeth Whitening and Cavities Don’t Mix

September 6, 2023

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Image of teeth whitening gel

One of the nice things about teeth whitening is how easy it is. Just by applying a whitening gel to your teeth, you can completely change the way that your smile looks to others. That makes this treatment incredibly popular among people just becoming interested in what cosmetic dentistry has to offer.

Teeth whitening is incredibly safe and effective, but there is one serious risk that you may want to avoid, and it comes from participating in teeth whitening treatment without checking for cavities beforehand. Here’s why that’s an issue, how you should go about getting tooth whitening safely.


Stability at Stake: Addressing Loose Teeth in Adulthood

August 11, 2023

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A man who accidentally lost his loose tooth

Many may remember the strange ploys they used as children to pull out their loose teeth. From benign activities like biting into fruit to Rube-Goldberg-style doorknob and string approaches, it was the best way to get paid by the tooth fairy. However, as adults, loose teeth are not amusing or charming. They are considered a dental emergency.

For further reading, continue on to learn how you may end up with a loose tooth and what you should do about it.


How Chewing on Ice Can Damage Your Teeth

July 6, 2023

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person chewing on ice

In the realm of modern dentistry, innovative technologies and techniques have transformed the landscape of oral healthcare. From advanced imaging systems to cutting-edge treatment modalities, dentistry has embraced a myriad of groundbreaking developments. Continue reading to learn about a few of the ways that chewing on ice cubes can damage your teeth and put your smile at risk of sustaining damage.


5 Cosmetic Benefits of Dental Implants

May 25, 2023

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a business person smiling while sitting at a desk

Most people will face tooth loss at some point in their life, whether that’s due to oral health problems or trauma. Living with gaps in your smile will gradually wear down your confidence and self-esteem, and for some, battling this issue can heavily impact their psychological wellbeing. Dental implants offer a lifelike, long-lasting, and aesthetically beautiful alternative to traditional restorations like dentures and bridges. When replacement teeth are anchored to implants, they not only provide superior functionality, but they also offer these five cosmetic benefits that make this treatment a top choice among patients.

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